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Specifications: Cape Dory 26

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L.O.D.: 25' 11"
L.W.L.: 19' 3"
Beam: 8' 0"
Draft: 3' 7"
Displacement: 5,300 lbs.
Ballast: 2,400 lbs
Sail Area: 304 sq. ft.
Designer: Carl Alberg
Years Built 1984 - 1988
Nr. Built 78

The Cape Dory 26 is an exceptionally well suited family cruiser. She's a super sailing, quality-built yacht with a value packed base price.

The CD26 has a tall rig and large foretriangle, making her especially powerful to windward. Below decks her interior is spacious, well-ventilated, and easily accommodates four adults plus gear.

The Cape Dory 26 features a built-in motor well, providing easy, close by access for the helmsman plus a safe, dry place for a 15 h.p.outboard. The concealed outboard retains the design integrity of the CD26 with her graceful sheer, moderate overhang fore and aft and low trunk cabin with bronze ports.


Haven't see a Cape Dory 26? Check out the Cape Dory Owners' Websites for owners' comments, photos and sailing yarns. Download an owners manual or brochure.

Text and specifications based on a Cape Dory brochure for the 1987 model year. Additional information is always welcome. Email

This page was last revised: 1 December 2006

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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