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Specifications: Cape Dory 33

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L.O.A.: 33' 1/2"
L.W.L.: 24' 6"
Beam: 10' 3"
Draft: 4' 10 "
Displacement: 13,300 lbs.
Ballast: 5,500 lbs
Sail Area: 546 sq. ft.
Mast Height: 46 1/2'
Designer: Carl Alberg
Years Built 1980 - 1985
Nr. Built 120

The Cape Dory 33 is a masthead sloop with powerful lines and is easily driven, responsive and stable.

Below deck inspection will reveal a boat that stands apart from most production sailboats. Cape Dory's craftsmen, in their New England tradition, have used select hardwoods with careful joiner work to produce a warm and inviting interior. Accommodations are comfortable and functional, from the forward stateroom to the navigator's area. Most importantly, you are assured that during every stage of her construction, skilled and concerned craftsmen were responsible for your Cape Dory.

Whether offshore or in the bay, cruising in a Cape Dory 33 means cruising comfortably in a boat that offers pride of ownership as well as lasting value.

Note: The CD33 was also available with a Cutter rig.


Haven't see a Cape Dory 33? Check out the Cape Dory Owners' Websites for owners' comments, photos and sailing yarns. See this Cape Dory 33 Boat/US Magazine, Boat Reviews by Jack Hornor. Be sure to download the following documents relating to your Cape Dory:

Last modified May 23, 1997. 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: 23 March 2009

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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