There's plenty of yacht packed into the Cape Dory 25; inside and out you can see the quality and attention to detail that makes Cape Dory boats stand apart from the others. She is a sloop rigged, four berth cruiser with enclosed head, hanging storage, galley with sink, ice box, and stove area. Electrical system includes cabin and navigation lights, The Cape Dory 25 is factory equipped with sails, winches, six bronze opening ports and much more. She offers a degree of stability hardly ever found in twenty-five footers. The Cape Dory 25 is particularly well suited to areas where wind and weather conditions are apt to change quickly. She was designed to give excellent performance over a wide range of conditions. There is no substitute for the easy motion and ease of steering she and other Cape Dorys offer.
This one needs some TLC.
Woodwork throughout, almost all running rigging replaced 10/20, good standing rigging,
sails still have some stiffness and are in decent shale for a boat this age
Long and roomy
Large overhead opening hatch
2X bronze oval port lights
Portta Potty under berth
Shelving on port w/ storage under
Hanging locker on starboard
One shelf behind settee needs replacing
Two large settees for bunks w/ storage below
2X oval bronze port lights
SS galley sink w/ hand pump
Battery voltage meter
Standard Horizon Maxi VHF radio, never used by me
Large self draining ice box built in under stairs
Sliding hatch companionway (roomy)
Interior 12 volt lighting
Anchor w/ anchor and rode And chain through chain pipe on deck
SS bow pulpit
Mooring cleat w/ pinned bow chocks
130% RF jib w/ UV cover stitched in
Double reefing main
4:1 boom vang
Lazy Jack system
Pole track on mast
Teak grab rails on deck
Tan colored non-skid deck areas
Lewmar #6 sheet winches
Adjustable jib fairlead cars on tracks
Storage under both lazarettes in cockpit
Gated life lines
Nissan 9.9 4 cycle outboard w/remote
3:1 mainsheet on traveler
Wooden tiller handle w/ cover
SS fold down swim ladder
Solar charger panel
Bottom paint in great shape. It has been stored on elevated lift
L.O.A.: 24' 10"
L.W.L.: 18' 0"
Beam: 7' 3"
Draft: 3' 0"
Displacement: 4000 lbs.
Ballast: 1700 lbs
Sail Area: 264 sq. ft.
Mast Height: 31 1/2'
Designer: George Stadel
Years Built 1972 - 1982
I have owned this boat since 2013. Time to go back to a trailer sailor.
Boat does have some rain leak into interior from older gaskets around port openings.
Interior needs good cleaning and exterior wood needs to be refinished.
She sails great and will weather strong winds well.
Four stroke motor contained in covered motor well.