Cape Dory CD30 Cutter Sloop

Available for Co-Brokerage
US$56,000.00 (Approx £45,144.54)
  • Boat REF#  ·  266452
  • Length  ·  9.21m
  • Year  ·  1983
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 15hp, Volvo MD 7A (1983)
  • Lying  ·  S. Texas
Boatshed Texas
Boatshed Texas
Steve Black

Extra Details

Designer Carl Alberg
Builder Cape Dory Yachts
Lying S. Texas
Fuel capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 109.1 ltr (24.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 77.3 ltr (17.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 23/09/2019


Engine 1 x diesel 15hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD 7A (1983)
Engine Hours Engine1: 120.7
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze_Max Prop
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Length 9.21m
LWL 6.96m
Beam 2.74m
Draft Min 1.22m
Draft Max 1.27m
Airdraft 10.85m
Displacement 4,536kg (10,001.7lbs)
Headroom 1.91m
Storage In water


Cutter rigged Selden Spars Aluminium spars (2018) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2018)


Reefing mainsail Quantum Sailmakers - Slab (2018) Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Quantum Sailmakers - Furling (2018)
Other sails Stay Sail (unknown year)
Yankee (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units rated at 16000 BTU/h
Heads 1 heads (Manual)


Air conditioning
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Plough & Danforth)
30.48m of chain
15.24m of rode

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets
Safety harnesses
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Cape Dory Yachts was founded by Andrew Vavolotis in 1963 The company was located in East Taunton, MA (USA).
Over the following 28 years, the company built over 2,800 sailboats ranging from 22 to 45 feet,
Cape Dory built more than 360 CD30's Between 1974 and 1987 at their yard to Carl Alberg traditional Classic design. Alberg also incorporated some of the traditional lines of the Scandinavian Folk boats from his home land of Sweden into the CD30.
Boarding this very clean and well maintained CD30c hull #274 has a large deep cockpit that seats four comfortably. Entering the cabin the new solid Corian counter tops are complimentary to the classic cabinetry & joinery below providing ample accommodation for a couple either as a weekend live aboard getaway or day sailer. Even in higher wind & sea conditions the CD30 handles beautifully under all points of sail with it's 4.2' draft the boat is ideal for local coastal cruising or exploring your favorite gunk hole alike.
A testament to their seaworthiness, at least one Cape Dory has circumnavigated the globe, in 2009 one in particular completed a three year voyage single handed by it's owner. 
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Cape Dory CD30 Cutter Sloop has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Black of Boatshed Texas. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since 2011

Why are you selling her?

Recently purchased a smaller day sailer

Where have you sailed her?

Coastal Cruising S. Texas & Gulf of Mexico

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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