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1983 Cape Dory Cape Dory 36

Clear Lake Shores, Texas


                                           THIS IS A MUST SEE CLASSIC YACHT

Pretty lines and a forgiving design from Carl Alberg, plus a sturdy build, make this classic a capable offshore cruiser.  Andrew Vavolotis founded Cape Dory Yachts in 1963. The fledgling company went from building the original 10-foot Cape Dory to becoming one of America's premier sailboat builders in the 1970s and 1980s.

It is a privilege to announce this listing for "Anne", hull #98, of this renowned CD 36 classic.  When you first see "Anne" you will immediately be drawn to her graceful lines, stunning Midnight Blue Awlgrip hull, and her obvious well maintained look overall.  She is certainly a boat that is easy to imagine as yours when you walk down the dock. While she is a very capable offshore cruiser she also feels quite at home in local waters.  With the self tending staysail and self tailing winches she is a breeze to sail.

ANNE has been impeccably maintained... 

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Anne
Make: Cape Dory
Model: Cape Dory 36
Year: 1983
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CPDT0098M83I
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 36 ft
Waterline Length: 27'10 ft
Beam: 10'8 ft
Max Draft: 5 ft
Displacement: 16,100 lb
Bridge Clearance: 46'6 ft
Dry Weight: 16,100 lb
Ballast: 6,050 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-108
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 1983
  • Engine Hours: 3017
  • Engine Location: Center
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 53 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 24 gal


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


Sailboat Mike Shebester
Texas Coast Yachts


Texas Coast Yachts
1500 Marina Bay Drive, Ste 122-A
Clear Lake Shores, Texas, US, 77565
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.

Vessel Walkthrough

The interior plan is straightforward and functional, and the level of finish is exceptional. Dropping below through the slightly off-center main hatch you find yourself in the galley. The small nav station and quarterberth are opposite the galley to starboard. The saloon is warm and inviting.  Continuing forward the head is to port with a hanging locker opposite. The V-berth cabin is spacious. There is storage in well-crafted drawers below the bunks. This is definitely the cabin for sleeping when at anchor, with a large overhead hatch and opening portlights to move the air around. Ventilation is excellent throughout the boat as well with plenty of opening bronze portlights.


  • Teak and holly sole
  • Nicely finished teak joinery throughout
  • Comfy upholstery with custom cushions
  • Force 10 Cabin Heater
  • Ten bronze ports with screens
  • Two large overhead hatches
  • Two SS dorades with beige interiors
Galley and Salon

The galley is U shaped and boasts two large sinks and a three-burner cooker with an oven. The ice box / fridge is aft giving this galley good counter space and lots of storage ready to cook up those gourmet summer meals.

Galley Features:

  • Deep double SS sink
  • Large well insulated Ice box
  • Seaward Princess 3 burner propane stove with oven
  • Floret 33 gpm water pump - New 2007
  • Manual sea water pump at galley sink

The saloon includes an L-shaped settee to port with a straight settee opposite. The port settee turns nicely into a double bunk. There is a fold-up table mounted on the bulkhead. And, having the table fold up out of the way makes this space open when needed.   

Saloon Features:

  • An A/C unit can be mounted in the companionway
  • Westmarine CD player with two speakers - New 2013
  • 6 foot 4 inch headroom
  • Cabin Shade Cover
Navigation and Electronics

Nav Station Features:

  • Garmin chart plotter - New in 2017
  • Icom IC-M59 VHF radio

Helm Station Features:

  • Datamarine 5100 knot meter
  • Data marine 5200 depth meter
  • CPT Offshore low draw autopilot - New in 2014
  • Ritchie compass
Sails and Rigging

The cockpit was designed to accommodate a pedestal and decent-sized wheel. The visibility from the helm is excellent and the narrow beam places the sheet winches within easy reach. Yet the cockpit still feels spacious and there's plenty of storage with lockers port and starboard and a lazarette astern for the propane tanks. The teak coaming boards add a nice touch. There's a stout bridgedeck and the mainsheet traveler is set up on a bridge spanning the companionway with midboom sheeting on what is a proportionately long boom. The side decks are wide and there are long teak handrails atop the cabinhouse and a stout teak toerail. The single-spreader mast is keel-stepped and heavily stayed. 

The Cape Dory 36 tracks well and resists pounding in a seaway. With an SA/D of 15.7 and a D/L of 356, the CD 36 isn't a race boat, but it can carry sail and continue to make way when lighter, faster boats are running for cover. The CD 36 tracks quite well and heaves-to very well which is very reassuring to bluewater sailors.


  • 9 oz battened main with three reefing points - New in 2015
  • There is a spare main in decent condition
  • Yankee cut furling genoa - New in 2007; New sunbrella in 2015
  • Hank on staysail - New in 2014
  • There is a spare staysail in good condition
  • Lifelines were replaced (uncovered) - New in 2014
Engine and Electrical

The reliable Perkins 4-108 4-cylinder 40-horsepower diesel engine was standard on the CD 36. It is set into place behind the companionway with just enough room to work on it and the maintenance items are within easy reach. The engine compartment is also nicely soundproofed.

The electrical panel is located directly below the companionway behind the steps.

Engine Features:

  • Gauges; Temp / Pressure / RPM / Hours
  • Fresh water cooled w/ heat exchanger (Cleaned 2018)
  • Folding Max propeller
  • New Starter in 2016
  • Spare filters, belts, and impellers 
  • Engine room blower

Electrical Features:

  • Statpower 20 amp battery charger - New in 2002
  • Batteries; (2) six volt house; (1) engine start 
  • 6 Gal Atlantic Marine hot water heater - New in 2002 (Not Connected)
  • Electric bilge pump with manual whale gusher in the cockpit
Hull and Deck Features

Cape Dory did an excellent job of building boats and the proof is how well they've held up. The hull is hand-laid in a rotating, one-piece mold with alternating layers of fiberglass mat and woven roving. The deck is balsa cored except in areas of high loads and stresses where it is solid glass, plywood, or aluminum. The hull-and-deck joint is on a wide, 3-inch inward flange and through-bolted on 12-inch centers.

Separate tools or molds were used to lay up the headliner and the pans in the V-berth and galley. The ballast is cast in two pieces and placed inside the keel cavity. It is secured in place with several layers of fiberglass and covered with gelcoat for a smooth, clean bilge finish. The rudder combines two fiberglass half shells filled with a polyester compound and is built around a beefy 1 ½-inch stock.


  • Midnight Blue Awlgrip - New in 2017
  • Soda blasted bottom with 3 coats epoxy and 2 coats bottom paint - New in 2015
  • Teak cockpit table finished like new
  • Dodger and Bimini with Connector
  • Bimini frame cover used when not in use
  • Closed cell cockpit cushions-like new
  • All deck teak has recent Bristol Varnish, Toe rail not finished
  • Deck non-skid was refinished - New in 2013
  • 1 Plow anchor with chain and rode
  • Double anchor rollers
  • Simpson electric windlass
Safety and Other Features

Safety and Other Features;

  • 6 life jackets, bell, horn, flares, and fire extinguisher
  • Dock lines and fenders
Recent Upgrades by Owner

Fire Extinguisher updated 2018

New Air Conditioning Window Unit in Companionway hatch board 2019

New LED Cabin Lights,Nav Lights, and Masthead Lights 2019 (tri-color not yet connected to pannel)

New Schaffer 2100 Roller Furling System 2018

Custom Sun Shade- Foredeck and Cabin

New House Batteries 2017

New Standing Rigging 2017

New Running Rigging 2017

All Spartan Seacocks Inspected and Lapped 2017

New Mast Wiring 2017

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.
Additional Contact Information

Contact Listing Broker Sailboat Mike Shebester



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