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Specifications: Cape Dory 28

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L.O.A.: 28' 1 3/4 "
L.W.L.: 22' 2 1/2"
Beam: 8' 10 1/2"
Draft: 4' 0"
Displacement: 9000 lbs.
Ballast: 3500 lbs
Sail Area: 404 sq. ft.
Mast Height: 40 1/2'
Designer: Carl Alberg
Years Built 1974 - 1987
Nr. Built 389

The Cape Dory 28 offers her owner more practical cruising features combined in one design than other yachts of her size ... features such as a self-tending club footed jib for effortless windward sailing ... a bowsprit that incorporates an anchor roller ... and a large Volvo Diesel that adds safety and dependability. These features, when combined with the famous Alberg full keel and moderate, well-distributed sail plan result in a yacht that is easily handled by a minimum of crew. Her hefty displacement of 9,000 pounds, and her long keel with attached rudder allow the Cape Dory 28 to hold her course in a seaway. These features mean comfortable motion, stiffness, and security to all aboard. Other standard equipment such as bronze opening ports, lightning ground system, bronze seacocks on all thru-hull fittings and solid bronze hardware, reflect the determination of Cape Dory to supply a cruising boat of the highest standards.

Take a close look at the Cape Dory 28. We think you'll agree she is the answer to a cruising family’s dreams.

Haven't see a Cape Dory 28? Check out the Cape Dory Owners' Websites for owners' comments, photos and sailing yarns. Be sure to download the following documents relating to your Cape Dory:

Text and specifications based on a Cape Dory brochure dated 10/30/80, probably for the 1981 model year. Additional information is always welcome. Email

This page was last revised: 22 September 2008

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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