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1985 Cape Dory 36'

Ventura, California

$64,995

1985 Cape Dory 36' Sailing Yacht - Timeless Elegance Meets Seafaring Adventure

Introducing a classic gem of the seas - the 1985 Cape Dory 36'. This meticulously maintained yacht is a testament to timeless design and seaworthy craftsmanship. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a novice adventurer, this vessel promises an unparalleled experience on the open waters. With only 3 owners this CD36 is a rare opportunity for someone who is looking for a solid and well maintained vessel. 

Specifications:

  • Year: 1985
  • Make: Cape Dory
  • Model: 36'
  • Length: 36 feet
  • Beam: 11 feet
  • Draft: 5 feet
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine: Reliable and efficient Perkins 4.108
  • Cruising Speed: 6kts, hull speed 6.9kts
  • Sleeps: Comfortably sleeps 5

Key Features:

  • Classic Design: The Cape Dory 36' boasts a design that stands the test of time. With graceful lines and a sturdy build, this yacht is a true beauty on the water.
  • Spacious Interior: Step below deck to discover a thoughtfully designed interior. The spacious cabin features beautiful woodwork and ample headroom, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for extended journeys.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: The yacht offers comfortable sleeping arrangements, a well-equipped galley, and a cozy salon perfect for entertaining or relaxing after a day of sailing.
  • Seaworthy Performance: Known for its seaworthiness, the Cape Dory 36' handles a variety of conditions with ease. Whether you're cruising along the coast or embarking on a bluewater adventure, this yacht is up to the task.
  • Well-Maintained: This particular Cape Dory 36' has been lovingly maintained and upgraded over the years. The owner's attention to detail ensures that the yacht is ready for new horizons.

Additional Features:

  • Original Original Hood Asym Spinnaker 
  • Garhauer outboard crane boom
  • Emergency Tiller 
  • Harken MKIII Roller Furler
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • VHF Radio with DSC
  • Garmin Chart Plotter
  • Raymarine ST6002 (STX5) Wheel Pilot
  • Raymarine Depth Transducer and Speed Log Wheel
  • Lemmar H2 Dual Windlass with Manual Option
  • 44lb Genuine Bruce Anchor, 250ft 5/16 HT Chain and 100ft 3/4” Rode
  • Xantrex 1000W Charger/Inverter 
  • Spinnaker pole track 
  • Fortress Rear Anchor and Rode
  • Over $2000 in spares and project parts not yet installed

Recent Upgrades:

2020

  • New SS Engine exhaust manifold 
  • Electrical work 
  • Service all Seacocks
  • New PSS Shaft Seal and Cutlass Bearing (with spare)
  • Repack Rudder Stuffing Box
  • New Bottom Paint
  • Bilge pump w/ high water alarm
  • LED lights throughout

2021 

  • 300Ah AGM Battery Bank
  • 2x 100Ah Solar Panels 
  • Isotherm Drop in Fridge
  • Custom Sails from Precision Sails: 115% Genoa, Staysail, Triple Reefed Full Batten Main
  • 250 ft 5/16 HT ACCO Chain  and 100 ft 3/4 rode
  • Fortress Stern Anchor and Rope Rode
  • V-Berth Cushions

2022

  • All new Standing Rigging by Kim Weir
  • New Mast Step
  • Second set Cockpit Winches: Lewmar 30ST on Spartan solid brass pedestals
  • Vesper AIS compatible antenna 

Location:

This yacht is located in Ventura Isle Marina, in Ventura, Ca. The slip permit may be assumable with marina management approval. 

Conclusion:

If you're seeking a classic yacht that combines elegance with seaworthy performance, the Cortado is the perfect choice. Embrace the spirit of adventure and make this timeless vessel your passport to unforgettable maritime experiences. Contact us today to schedule a viewing and set sail on your next great adventure!

Basic Boat Info

Make: Cape Dory
Model: 36'
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Cape Dory Yachts (USA)
Designer: Carl Alberg
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CPDT0130F485
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel

Dimensions

Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 39'1 ft
Waterline Length: 26'11 ft
Beam: 11'2 ft
Max Draft: 4'11 ft
Displacement: 16,100 lb
Ballast: 6049 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12v
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4.108
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1985
  • Engine Hours: 1,738
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Maximum Speed: 6.9 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 43 gal
Fuel Tank Material: aluminium
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 132 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal

Other

Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cutter, Cruisers, Sloop

Contact

Santa Barbara Office
Seacoast Yachts

Office

Seacoast Yachts
Please contact the listing office for this vessel
CA, US
Tel:888-573-2262
Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.



Recent Upgrades

2020: 

New SS Engine exhaust manifold 

Electrical work 

Service all Seacocks

New PSS Shaft Seal and Cutlass Bearing (with spare)

Repack Rudder Stuffing Box

New Bottom Paint

Bilge pump w/ high water alarm

LED lights throughout

 

2021: 

300Ah AGM Battery Bank

2) 100Ah Solar Panels 

Isotherm Drop in Fridge

Custom Sails from Precision Sails: 115% Genoa, Staysail, Triple Reefed Full Batten Main

250 ft 5/16 HT ACCO Chain  and 100 ft 3/4 rode

Fortress Stern Anchor and Rope Rode

V-Berth Cushions

 

2022:

All new Standing Rigging by Kim Weir

New Mast Step

Second set Cockpit Winches: Lewmar 30ST on Spartan solid brass pedestals

Vesper AIS compatible antenna 

 

Equipment List

 

  • Original Hood Asym Spinnaker 
  • Garhauer outboard crane boom
  • Emergency Tiller 
  • Harken MKIII Roller Furler
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • VHF Radio with DSC
  • Garmin Chart Plotter
  • Raymarine ST6002 (STX5) Wheel Pilot
  • Raymarine Depth Transducer and Speed Log Wheel
  • Lemmar H2 Dual Windlass with Manual Option
  • 44lb Genuine Bruce Anchor, 250ft 5/16 HT Chain and 100ft 3/4” Rode
  • Xantrex 1000W Charger/Inverter 
  • Spinnaker pole track 
  • Fortress Rear Anchor and Rode
  • Over $2000 in spares and project parts not yet installed

Engine

The Perkins 4.108 is a time tested diesel engine. These workhorses are known to outlast the vessels they have been installed in. The 4.108 is a low pressure engine which is ideal for a sailing vessel that travels short distances before setting sail and shutting down the mechanical propulsion. As with all older engines some wear and tear is expected. The owner has priced the vessel with engine repairs in mind. The fuel pump has a small leak as does the rear main seal. A qualified mechanic can fix these items in the water, or the new owner may opt to haul the engine and bring to a rebuilder. In its current state the engine runs strong and is safe for coastal cruising. 

Additional Information

The Cape Dory 36 is a unique vessel in that it offers the best of both worlds - comfortable coastal cruising as well as safe passage making to distant shores. A notable Carl Alberg design with a full keel (cutaway forefoot) and a shallow draft, the CD 36 is known for decent upwind performance. This yacht design was on the pre-qualified list for the Golden Globe Race. 

Cape Dory Yachts was founded way back in 1963 in New England by sailor and engineer Andrew Vavolotis starting out with a little 15 footer. Through the years the company has forged a great reputation for building sturdy vessels that are safe at sea, simple in layout and easy to handle. Outside of Cape Dory’s pocket cruiser offerings 30 feet and below, the Cape Dory 36 stands out as being the next most popular. Perhaps this has been due to their versatility as both great offshore boats as well as being well suited for weekend and coastal cruising.

The design comes from Carl Alberg, a legendary name in cruising yacht design of the old age before designers like Perry redefined what a cruising sailboat should look like during the boom years of the 1970s and 1980s. Alberg’s design influences came predominantly from the Scandinavian folkboat which emphasized seakindly and well mannered sailing characteristics at the sacrifice of internal volume and initial boat stiffness. The Cape Dory 36 follows this tradition with a narrow beam, low freeboard, large overhangs, and a full keel with a cutaway on the forefoot.

The boat is built strong and a quick check of the heavy rig reveals a cutter configuration which emphasizes offshore work. Yet for the coastal cruising type, these boats are nimble and easy to sail. They have a usefully shallow five foot draft which makes for great bay hopping. The interior is considered cramped by modern standards but livable for couples on extended voyages; reserve the six berths for those social weekends away.

Under sail they track well to windward exhibiting a tendancy to be initially tender which lengthens their effective waterline before stiffening up. The low freeboard concedes a relatively wet ride. On long downward runs, again they track relatively well, except in quartering seas. In chop, expect some amount of hobby-horsing.

Construction has always been top notch throughout and with excellent interior joiner work. Note significant changes were made to the deck and interior arrangement in 1987. Owners haven’t reported any areas of weakness or bad years, and through the years the boats have earned a loyal following.

Cape Dory Yachts ceased operations in New England in 1991 selling the molds for the 36 to Robinhood Marine who continued production with refinements on a semi-custom basis. In total 165 Cape Dory 36s have been built.

 

Dimensions & Slip Information

The Cortado has been measured by our agents "Santa Barbara Style" with plumb bobs. The preliminary measurements came back at 39' 1" LOA and 11' 1.5" BOA. These are as accurate as possible, however the SB waterfront department must officially measure the vessel for any slip assignments. This vessel would fit in a 35' slip with a slight modification to the bow pulpit/anchor roller and/or transom equipment. Otherwise will require a 40' slip. 

The Ventura Isle Marina where she is currently berthed will consider slip permit reassignment at the managers discretion. 

Santa Barbara slip permits may be available, please contact the listing agent for more information on permit pricing and availability. 

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Owner's personal items excluded.  Exclusions include, however are not limited to, Seller's personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.

Additional Contact Information
Please contact sales agent, Captain Spencer MacRae to schedule a showing today. 
805.451.2079 | Spencer@SeacoastYachts.com