Cape Dory Yachts

1963 - 1991

Cape Dory Yachts was founded by Andrew Vavolotis. The company was located in East Taunton, MA (USA).
In the following 28 years, the company built over 2,800 sailboats ranging from 22 to 45 feet, and over 2,000 of the 19' Typhoon and the 22' Typhoon Senior, as well as the Cape Dory 10, which was the original Cape Dory dory. Most of the designs were by Carl Alberg.

By the late 1970s, the company began building power boats of various types. The most popular model, by far, was the CAPE DORY 28 of which more than 100 were built.

Around 1991, Cape Dory ceased operating in New England. The name and most of the powerboat designs were sold to Newport Shipyards Corp. of Amityville, New York, which itself reportedly ceased operations in 1996. The other molds were scattered among a number of builders, and some models are still being made, mostly on a semi-custom basis (see below).

The remainder of the boatbuilding operation, and the marine hardware division of the company, Spartan Marine, were moved to Robinhood, Maine where Andy Vavolotis continued to build sailboats. (The molds for the CAPE DORY 36 and 40 were being used to build the ROBINHOOD 36 and 40.)
HID(for Cape Dory Yachts): CPD

Sailboats Built By Cape Dory Yachts

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
CAPE 30 (HOOD) 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1972
CAPE DORY 10 10.50 ft / 3.20 m 1964
CAPE DORY 14 14.50 ft / 4.42 m 1964
CAPE DORY 22 22.33 ft / 6.81 m 1981
CAPE DORY 25 24.83 ft / 7.57 m 1973
CAPE DORY 25D 25.00 ft / 7.62 m 1981
CAPE DORY 26 25.92 ft / 7.90 m 1984
CAPE DORY 27 27.08 ft / 8.25 m 1977
CAPE DORY 270 27.25 ft / 8.31 m 1984
CAPE DORY 28 28.09 ft / 8.56 m 1974
CAPE DORY 30 MK II 30.50 ft / 9.30 m 1986
CAPE DORY 300 MS 29.83 ft / 9.09 m 1985
CAPE DORY 30C 30.21 ft / 9.21 m 1976
CAPE DORY 30K 30.21 ft / 9.21 m 1976
CAPE DORY 31 31.33 ft / 9.55 m 1983
CAPE DORY 32 32.16 ft / 9.80 m 1986
CAPE DORY 33 33.04 ft / 10.07 m 1980
CAPE DORY 330 33.05 ft / 10.07 m 1985
CAPE DORY 36 36.13 ft / 11.01 m 1978
CAPE DORY 40 40.17 ft / 12.24 m 1984
CAPE DORY 45 45.25 ft / 13.79 m 1982
HANDY CAT 14 14.00 ft / 4.27 m 1969
INTREPID 28 28.00 ft / 8.53 m 1979
INTREPID 35 35.00 ft / 10.67 m 1983
INTREPID 40 40.00 ft / 12.19 m 1981


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