The cape islander is a fishing powerboat style that has its motor inboard. A cape islander can be found in the Atlantic cost of Canada. The boat has a single keeled that is flat in the bottom part, which goes to the stern that is also plain and has a large arc. This large arc is the definitive mark of the cape islanders.
The design of the ship is attributed to a family in Nova Scotia.
The design can now be seeing in more quantity in the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, the USA and in fewer proportions in the world.