Replacement for the Cape Dory

Dory Plans Footer

25' 0" 25' 0" 19' 0" 3' 6" 35' 0"

Yanmar 1GM dsl. 8 hp 40%

Carl Alberg Cape Dory Yachts 1981-1985 304 sq. ft. 13 gal. 20 gal.

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

25' 0" 25' 0" 19' 0" 3' 6" 35' 0"

Yanmar 1GM dsl. 8 hp 40%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Carl Alberg Cape Dory Yachts 1981-1985 304 sq. ft. 13 gal. 20 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 7,200 lbs.

Cape Dory Yachts decided to start from scratch on a new 25-footer after sales on their existing product, the CD 25, designed by George Stadel (see page 329) began to taper off. They hired Carl Alberg to come up with a bigger, heavier, more powerful boat capable of cruising two in comfort on extended cruises. Alberg eliminated the traditional forward V-berths and put in their place something not often seen in a boat this size: a head with vanity, wet and dry hanging lockers, and a really rare feature, a shower. Also included are an L-shaped galley, two settee berths amidships (with one convertible to a double), and a quarter berth to starboard. Headroom is 5' 11", very good for a boat only 25 feet on deck. A single-cylinder 8-hp Yanmar is standard. Best features: In our opinion this boat might come close to the ideal boat for couples who want a cruising boat that can go offshore and has some elbow below, but still can be trailered hither and yon behind a big pickup truck. Worst features: The Cape Dory 25D wins the prize for the highest PHRF among her comps, though sailors who find this boat appealing probably won't do much racing anyway. For steering comfort, the tiller sprouting out of the cockpit sole is not the best.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Capri 26 (24)

23' 8"

9' 10"

3' 5"

5,100

1,750

Cape Dory 25D (Mk II)

25' 0"

8' 0"

3' 6"

5,120

2,050

Rhodes Meridian 25

24' 9"

7' 0"

3' 3"

5,310

2,750

Contessa 26

25' 5.5"

1 7' 6"

4' 0"

5,400

2,300

Ericson 25 Mk I

24' 8"

8' 0"

2' 0"

5,400

2,500

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head-

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

15.9

189

210

6.4

15.6

641

4

6' 1"

16.4

333

255

5.8

23.7

472

4

5' 11"

13.4

442

252

5.6

31.0

363

4

5' 8"

15.8

260

246

6.1

24.8

447

4

5' 0"

13.8

267

234

6.1

23.4

457

4

5' 6"

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.

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