Boats that add utility and fun while going the distance . Note Full Camper Camvas for long range and extended overnight cruising.
Featured here is the Cape Dory Cruiser with optional Galley and stove. Forward V-berth provides a 7 ft. bed ample to sleep 2 adults.
For cruisers that do not plan for a great amount of overnight boating this is one of several alternative optional interior choices
All variations of optional interiors for the Cape Dory Cruisers provide a number of drawers and cabinets for ample storage.
Spacious aft cockpit provides ample room to relax or fish. Canvas bimini top and even full Camper Canvas is optional and an excellent added feature
A rare and exceptional option in a 22 ft. Cruiser
The drawing above shows the layout of the Cape Dory Marinaut 220 with the optional galley and 2 burner Wallas stove and heater (See: Center photo above). Stand up head is optional on the port rear side (See: Photo on lower right above). The galley may also be revmoved and 2 rear seats added or just a helm seat and passenger seat included to allow for a completely open aft interior and cockpit. See photo on top right above.
This line drawing provides a view of the structure and design of the Cape Dory Marinaut 220 Pilot House Cruiser
Huge 7 ft. V-Berth provides more than sufficient room for 2 adults. Open entry allows for lots of light and ventilation while not feeling claustrophobic like many closed V-Berth designed boats.
Cape Dory Cruisers & Catamarans will be marketed through a select dealer network throughout North America and Internationally as well. All boats and yachts will be allocated on a limited market basis and available through dealers as they are established and inventory becomes available. Please contact the Cape Dory factory with regard to any interest in purchasing a Cape Dory Cruiser or Catamaran or becoming established as a Cape Dory Cruiser or Catamaran Dealer.
The Cape Dory Marinaut 220, which is a 21' 6" trailerable outboard powered multipurpose boat. The hull is hand laid using vinyl ester resin and foam core (no wood in the hull/cabin structure at all). We use only top quality components on the boat like Motion Windows, Blue Sea Systems electrical switches, tinned boat cable for wiring, Teleflex hydraulic steering, robust gear driven wiper motors, and much more.
Every component on the boat has been thought out and carefully chosen to meet the user's needs and to offer outstanding value. We can't control the prices of manufactured components but we can make sure and choose those that make the most sense. It's our intention to deliver a high quality boat at the best price we can so that the customer receives a very high value product. Building them one at a time and delivering them factory direct allows us to keep the price in check (at least as much as possible) and allows for a great deal of customer input as to how they want their boat.
Talking about the Cape Dory Marinaut is a bit difficult without sounding like we're a marketing firm instead of boat builders. The Cape Dory Marinaut has become one of those projects where the end result exceeds expectations; really the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. The goal was to have a high-quality trailerable outboard powered boat that required modest horsepower, had good economy, behaved well in typical PNW conditions, was easy to tow (fairly light and not too tall), easy to launch and retrieve, and easy to run and maintain.
We wanted to blend innovation with the tried and true design features of popular Pacific Northwest boats. Most folks find the Northwest "no nonsense" traditional looks, which combine features of work boats and tugs, quite pleasing. There's enough macho there for those that want it and enough "cute" that it works for folks that want that as well.
The "magic" is in the blending of the technical requirements (that ensure the boat runs as intended) and the list of things folks want to have on the boat... and of course getting the aesthetics right (it just had to have "the looks" that endear it to folks that see it). We went to the folks that best know this style of boat...the owners...and asked for input, and we got it. Many of the best ideas came from the folks out there using their boats.
All our goals were met and in addition we got a boat that somehow also has that something extra that makes it special. I know, I know...I do sound like a Madison Avenue ad person but it's real in this case. There's something about the Cape Dory Marinaut that just "feels" right when you're aboard and she looks great from the outside as well.