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Price: $6,000
Brand: Cape Dory
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1978
Length: 27 ft.
Name: Dove
Location: Buffalo, NY



Broker’s comments: The classic Carl Alberg designed Cape Dory line is well known for its sea keeping abilities and strength in the build process. Great lines and ample space below for a couple to take a cruise without worry should a sudden storm appear.  “Dove” has the much sought after Yanmar diesel inboard engine. If you’re looking for a classic design at a very affordable price, look no further than “Dove”. In need of cosmetic cleaning and some renewed varnishing. Located at our marina in Buffalo, NY. Contact RCR Yachts listing broker,

Rick Lenard, CPYB  716-472-4702

LOA: 27 ft 0 in
Beam: 8 ft 6 in
LWL: 20 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Displacement: 7500 lbs
Ballast: 3000 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 0 in

Total Power: 8 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1978
Engine Model: 1GM10
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 8 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (24 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Aluminum (12 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (8 Gallons)

Hull and construction
The hull is constructed in thick hand laid solid fiberglass laminate, the decks fiberglass with core of end grain balsa. Full length keel, lead ballast with keel-hung rudder. Traditional well-proportioned trunk cabin. The chain plates are manganese bronze castings thru bolted to steel backing plates that have been further strengthened by lateral steel stiffeners. The back and fore stay are similarly constructed.

• Bronze thru hull seacocks.
• Teak trim, handholds and toe rails.
• Solid bronze hardware
• Single lifelines w/gate
• Stainless steel bow and stern rails.
• Teak cockpit coaming.
• Comfortable and spacious cockpit has two storage lockers port and starboard and an aft lazarette

Beginning from the bow the standard Cape Dory 27 layout with a large v-berth in the forward cabin with lockers under the berths. There is a large overhead hatch and two opening ports which allow for good ventilation. Aft of this is marine Port a Pottie on the port side and a hanging locker opposite on starboard and a door which will close this area off from the main salon. The main cabin has starboard and port settee berths in tasteful plaid upholstery with storage under and behind. Teak inserts in FG sole. Dining table on post is removable. The galley is aft of the settee area with the sink and icebox on the starboard side with a Alcohol stove and storage to port. There are four opening bronze ports in the main salon.

• Large ice box
• Origo alcohol stove
• Hand pump fresh water
• Ample storage

Sails and Rigging
• Sloop rig, with aluminum mast stepped on the deck.
• Stainless steel wire standing rigging.
• Working jib on Harken roller furler.
• 150% genoa.
• Mainsail (with cover).
• Gennaker
• Two brass primary winches
• Two Barlow #15 halyard winches on mast.
• Mainsheet aft of cockpit, Schaeffer blocks
• Adjustable cars on mast
• Dodger
• New halyards
• New topping lift

Electric and instruments
• Battery selector switch
• Distribution panel
• 1-house battery
• 1-starter battery
• Oil lamp

• Boat hook
• Dock lines
• Fenders
• Cockpit cushions
• Flares
• Whale Gusher bilge pump
• 4 jack stands

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.

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Tim Finkle - Sales & Marketing Manager

Youngstown, NY


Phone: 860-917-5416

Tim joined RCR Yachts in February 2014.  He grew up in Youngstown, learning to sail in the Youngstown YC Jr. Sailing program.  After leaving the area to attend Connecticut College and then work in New York City for 8 years, he decided to move home and follow his passion for boating.  He actively races his J/70 “Junior” all over the country and locally as a member of the Youngstown Yacht Club.  He is the co-chair of the CanAm Challenge that hosts a one-design regatta each July at YYC.  Tim is working in all areas of the business, but has focused mostly on Sales, Marketing and various company projects. He works out of the Youngstown and Buffalo offices and lives in Lewiston with his wife Aly and kids Cole & Louise.