1985, Cape Dory Cutter, 36’

Cape Dory Yachts was founded way back in 1963 by sailor and engineer Andrew Vavolotis. Through the years the company has forged a great reputation for building sturdy vessels that are safe at sea, simple in layout and easy to handle. The Cape Dory 36 stands out as being one of the most popular models offered by the company. Perhaps this has been due to their versatility as both great offshore boats as well as being well suited for weekend and coastal cruising.

The design comes from Carl Alberg, a legendary name in cruising yacht design. Alberg’s design influences came predominantly from the Scandinavian folk boat which emphasized sea-kindly and well-mannered sailing characteristics. The Cape Dory 36 follows this tradition with a narrow beam, low freeboard, large overhangs, and a full keel with a cutaway on the forefoot.

The boat is built strong and a quick check of the rig reveals a cutter configuration which emphasizes offshore work, yet for the coastal cruising type, these boats are nimble and easy to sail. They have a usefully shallow five foot draft which makes for great bay hopping. The interior is comfortable for a smaller crew on extended voyages while six berths allow larger and more social gatherings of shorter duration.

SERENE is a fine example of the Cape Dory 36 with a history of regular maintenance and thoughtful equipment upgrades over the years. SERENE is offered at a price that is quite competitive with other Cape Dory 36’s and other similar boats while at the same time being in equal (or better) or better condition and better equipped offering some features not included in the competition. Real potential buyer(s) for this style boat should give this listing for SERENE careful consideration and contact us to arrange a personal inspection.

Principle Dimensions and Information
Designer Carl Alberg
Builder Cape Dory Yachts
Year Built 1985
LOA 36’ 2”
LWL 27’ 0”
Beam 10’ 8”
Draft 5’ 0”
Displacement 16100 lbs.
Ballas 6050 lbs.
Sail Area 622 square feet
Auxiliary Propulsion Perkins 4-108 diesel engine 48 HP
Engine Hours 2750 total hours / 1020 hours since rebuilt
Freshwater Capacity 90 Gallons
Fuel Capacity 53 Gallons
Black Water Capacity 35 Gallons
Asking Price $54900
Location Brooklin ME

For complete information on this boat or any of the boats offered for sale by Brooklin Boat Yard both new and previous owned, contact our broker John Maxwell by phone (207-359-2193), by email (brokerage@brooklinboatyard.com) or by searching all our listings on Yachtworld.