Cape Dory 30C Cutter

Cape Dory 30C Cutter

Year: 1984

Current Price: US $27,500

Length: 30′

Located In: New Bedford, MA

Hull Material: Fiberglass

This 1985 Cape Dory 30 is a beauty. Her brightwork is lovely and in very nice condition (see photos) and the deck is impressive having been refinished. The teak interior is beautiful throughout and the cushions are in good condition.  She has been treated to lots of goodies such as an electric windlass (on a thirty foot boat!), battery charger, solar panel, and pressurized water making her a wonderful little cruising boat.  She was built as a cutter but was converted to a sloop by her previous owner.  As for performance, the Cape Dorys in this category aren’t noted for their speed. However, the cutter version gets the highest marks with a flattering 207 PHRF rating.
Take a moment to browse through the specifications and photos – you will be impressed.

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Full Specifications

Boat Name

Flag of Registry: United States

LOA: 30 ft
Beam: 9 ft
LWL: 22 ft 10 in
Draft: Min 4 ft 2 in
Displacement: 10000 lbs
Ballast:  4000

Engine Brand: Universal
Engine Year: 1984
Engine HP: 14
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: Unknown
Drive Type: Direct

Fresh Water Tanks: 60 Gallons
Fuel Tanks: 16 Gallons
Holding Tanks: 15 Gallons

Number of single berths: 2

Number of double berths 1
Number of cabins: 2
Seating Capacity: 6
Number of Heads: 1


The main cabin has settees which double as berths along either side. There are shelves above and outboard of each settee. Headroom on centerline in the main cabin is just over 6′, with slightly less further forward. Main cabin ventilation is good, with four opening ports – excellent bronze Spartan ports – and an overhead Bomar hatch. A table folds down from the forward main bulkhead – it can seat four.

  • Two burner alcohol stove (non-pressurized)
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • Large icebox


  • V-berth sleeps two
  • Settees sleeps one each

Head The head compartment utilizes the full width of the boat, the way it should on a boat this size. Outboard of the toilet is a hanging locker. Opposite the toilet there is a dresser with sink. Two opening ports plus a cowl vent in a Dorade box provide ventilation. There is a shower head with hot and cold pressurized water (a cruising must!).



  • Cushions
  • Table
  • Swimming ladder
  • Compass
  • Self-tailing winches


  • Windlass
  • CQR Anchor
  • 24′ chain
  • 175′ rope rode
  • Solar panel 30 watt


  • Battery charger
  • 30 watt solar panel with controller
  • Shore power inlet


  • 2 house
  • 1 start
  • GPS Garmin 4208
  • VHS radio
  • Auto pilot
  • Compass
  • Data Marine speed
  • Data Marine depth
  • Raymarine wind


  • Main (with stackpack, lazy jacks, and Jiffy Reefing system) 2008
  • 135 Genoa (furling) 2008
  • Two additional main sails and one additional furling jib
  • Yankee
  • Hank on jib
  • Staysail
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker 2014
  • Spinnaker pole

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