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1979 Cape Dory 36'

Crabbs Marina


The basic hull design of the Cape Dory yachts is a traditional one which has proven itself over many years of use and thousands of miles of cruising. The long keel with attached rudder hull configuration combined with a generous but not bulbous beam provides stiffness and longitudinal stability: it also provides protection for the rudder, propeller and propeller shaft. The sail plans are not as lofty as those used on more race oriented designs of similar size. Instead of high aspect ratio main sails, Cape Dory has continued with what it considers to be a more sensible cruising sail plan. This means that a smaller head sail is needed, that a family or limited crew can handle a Cape Dory, and that the stresses of the rig and boat are less than those on high aspect ratio rigged boats under identical conditions. The interior layouts of Cape Dory yachts are designed to provide comfortable accommodation for reasonably sized crew on boats of their size.


Navy Point Marine Inc. is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Lighthouse Yachting Ltd..

Basic Boat Info

Make: Cape Dory
Model: 36'
Year: 1979
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel
Range: 575.39 mi


Length: 36 ft / 10.97 m
Length Overall: 36'2 ft / 11.02 m
Waterline Length: 27 ft / 8.23 m
Beam: 10'8 ft / 3.25 m
Range: 1'9 ft / 575.39 m
Max Draft: 5 ft / 1.52 m
Displacement: 16,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 50 ft / 15.24 m
Free Board: 4 ft / 1.22 m
Ballast: 6,050 lb
Single Berths: 4
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4.108
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 51hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Propeller RPM: 1900
Maximum Speed: 7 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 43 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 90 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 24 gal
Holding Tank Material: GRP


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Racers and Cruisers


Lighthouse Yachting Ltd. offers the details of this vessel in good faith and has tried to verify all details as much as possible but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. As a buyer you should instruct your agent or surveyor to investigate and validate such details as you desire. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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