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Capricia in 2007
|Builder:||Bengt Plym on A/B Neglinge-Varvet shipyard of Saltsjöbaden, Sweden|
|Motto:||Nulla nos via tardat eunte|
|Notes:||Pennant number A5322|
|Tonnage:||55 t (54 long tons) full load|
|Beam:||5.06 m (16 ft 7 in)|
|Draught:||3.14 m (10 ft 4 in)|
|Sail plan:||254 m2 (2,730 sq ft)|
|Speed:||6.0 knots (11.1 km/h; 6.9 mph) by engine prop|
|Range:||1.000 nmi (1.852 km; 1.151 mi) at 6.0 knots (11.1 km/h; 6.9 mph) (on engine prop)|
The vessel is entirely made of wood: white oak for the structure, mahogany for the planking, teak for the deck, Canadian spruce for the masts.
The original owner was Einar Hansen, Malmö, Sweden.
Capricia has a copal-varnished hull and brick red sails that make her instantly recognisable. Having won the Fastnet in 1965, she was purchased by Fiat boss Gianni Agnelli who held on to her until 1993 when he donated her to the Italian Navy.
The Agnelli family bought it in 1971 and the boat went through a thorough renovation of the interior, which included the creation of an unusual[clarification needed] bathroom with a large bathtub. The latter[who?] used Capricia as a training vessel, with cadets from the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno spending regular periods aboard. Each year she embarks on a training cruise which often includes calls to various classic sailing rallies and regattas.
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