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Specifications: Cape Dory 270

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L.O.A.: 27' 3"
L.W.L.: 20' 9"
Beam: 9' 5"
Draft: Board up 3' 0"
Board down 7' 0"
Displacement: 8,380 lbs.
Ballast: 3,250 lbs
Sail Area: 398 sq. ft.
Designer: Dieter Empacher
Years Built 1984 - 1986
Nr. Built 21

The Cape Dory 270 is a Full-Keel/Centerboarder" that offers yachtsmen a shoal draft boat without sacrificing the safety, stability, or ease of handling of a "Full-Keel" design." With board up the draft is three feet, board down, the CD270 draws seven feet, making the boat exceptionally close-winded. The centerboard gives the helmsman new wetted surface and helm balancing options.

With 9'5" beam and standing headroom, the CD270 has one of the largest interiors of any 27-footer afloat. It sleeps six, has a fixed table with two leafs and full galley with gimballed two-burner stove. An enclosed head with shower stall and a private vanity area separate the main salon from the V-Berth. Other features include eight opening ports, a teak and holly cabin sole and Westerbeke 2 cyL fresh water cooled diesel engine . . . all standard equipment.

Note: The CD 270 is now (as of 2/00) being manufactured on a semi-custom basis as the Hadley 27 by Triangle Marine Engineering Ltd., P.O. Box 208, North Kingstown, RI 02852. (401) 846-2039. They will also supply molded parts. See this short review in Sailing, Nov. 99.

Text and specifications based on a Cape Dory brochure for the 1985 model year.
Page last modified Oct. 19, 2001. Additional information is always welcome. Email

This page was last revised: 5 October 2006

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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