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Specifications: Cape Dory 300 Motorsailer

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L.O.D.: 29' 10 1/4"
L.W.L.: 26' 6"
Beam: 11' 5"
Draft: 3' 11"
Displacement: 11,500 lbs.
Ballast: 4,500 lbs
Sail Area: 477 sq. ft.
Designer: Clive M. Dent
Years Built 1985 - 1990
Nr. Built 47


  • Full Keel, Sloop Rig
  • Pilothouse Protection
  • Power to Over 8 Knots
  • Built in the USA for Long Distance Cruising

The CD 300 Motorsailer does it all — cutting through chop at 8 knots under power — on the wind, her powerful full size sailplan tacks within a emarkable 90° while her full keel keeps you on track. The helmsman stays out of foul weather in the pilothouse with 360° visibility and with main and jib sheets close at hand. Her generous 11'5" beam translates into an ingenious interior — a 7' galley, a large ice box, 2 burner stove with oven plus a family size dinette. Plus the largest V-berth ever in a 30' sailboat. The CD 300 boasts a cockpit that will be your family's center of action.There's room to set-up a pair of captain chairs. Plus a stern door, opening on to a teak swim platform to launch a windsailer or board your dingy. Your choices for fun and cruising convenience will never end.

Download an owners manual or a brochure.

Newport Shipyards of Bristol, RI acquired the Cape Dory name and the molds for the Cape Dory motoryachts (except the 30-footer), the CD300 Motorsailer, and the CD30MKII, CD330, CD36 and custom CD40 sailboats around 1991. CLICK HERE to view the 1991 sales brochure from Newport Shipyards.

The molds for the CD 300 Motorsailer are now owned by Hobby Marine, which uses them to produce the semi-custom Cape 300MS.
Text and specifications based on a Cape Dory brochure for the 1987 model year. Additional information is always welcome. Email

This page was last revised: 27 March 2008

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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