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1982 Cape Dory 25D

Mystic, Connecticut


Currently on the hard for the off season under her Fairclough cover in Mystic Connecticut. Caper is a fine example of the timeless and elegant Carl Alberg design. Built by Cape Dory Yachts East Taunton Massachusetts, Caper is hull #61 of the 189 boats completed between 1981 and 1985. Cape Dory 25D (D for diesel auxiliary power) is regarded as a tough cruising yacht with fine sailing characteristics that is capable of extended voyages in comfort and confidence.

Caper's Yanmar 1GM diesel was rebuilt in 2019. Well maintained throughout. Equipped with a Lowrance GPS Chartplotter, ST1000 Raymarine autotiller, West Marine VHF. Roller furling genoa, fully battened Doyle mainsail, asymmetric and Tri-radial spinnakers.

The Fairclough cover, included in the sale, was purchased in 2021 and is in excellent, as new condition.

There is no trailer.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Cape Dory
Model: 25D
Year: 1982
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CPDY0061M82K
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 25 ft
Length Overall: 25 ft
Beam: 8 ft
Min Draft: 3'6 ft
Bridge Clearance: 38'6 ft
Dry Weight: 5120 lb
Ballast: 2050 lb


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 12 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Plastic
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 10 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Sloop


Howard Taylor
Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales, LLC


Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales LLC
83 Windward Lane
Bristol, RI, US, 02809
Tel:1-855-AHOYMATE (1-855-246-9628)

Accommodations and layout

A full keel design, built to a superior standard with a hull constructed in fiberglass with foam core. Caper's decks and cabin roof are balsa cored fiberglass, with teak wood trim. Hull fared and seven barrier coats (Interlux Interprotect 2000E) applied 2019. Petit Hydracoat abalative bottom paint applied. 

Below decks the Groco manual head is located forward and includes a vanity, wet and dry hanging lockers, and shelving outboard. The forepeak has an overhead hatch and two ports for ambient light and ventilation.  

Caper's ergonomic interior design has sleeping accommodation for four people, with two straight settees in the main cabin, the starboard of which can convert into a double, and a quarter berth aft on the starboard side. The settees were recovered in 2022 with new durable paisley pattern cloth. Two reading lights are located above each settee. There is stowage below the starboard berth and shelves outboard. On the main saloon bulkhead is a Force Ten Propane heater. A quarter berth is abaft to starboard, and is currently used for storage. 

 The L-shaped galley is located on the port side just forward of the companionway ladder. The galley is equipped with a two-burner Kenyon propane stove and a stainless steel sink. The interior has a fully-molded hull liner. Cabin headroom in the Cape Dory 25D is just under six feet  (71 inches). There are four ports in main saloon.

The companionway leads up to a roomy cockpit with lockers and teak coamings


Not to be conveyed: Weems and Plath lamp.

There is no trailer.


Sails & Rigging
  • Single spreader aluminium mast stepped on deck
  • Two 2-speed Lewmar #16 winches
  • Two Lewmar #6 winches on mast
  • Fully battened Doyle Dacron mainsail
  • 130% genoa with sunbrella UV protection
  • Harken roller furler
  • 110% jib
  • Stainless steel standing rigging
  • Tri-radial spinnaker
  • Asymmetric spinnaker
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Harken mainsail traveller
  • Tracks inboard and outboard
  • Two winch handles
  • Mainsail cover
  • Two jib sheet track cleats
Deck equipment and sundries
  • Delta anchor with 20' chain leader and 200'  1/2" nylon rode at bowsprit
  • Stainless steel bowrail
  • Stainless steel stanchions with lifelines
  • Gates port and starboard
  • Teak handrails
  • Two folding adjustable cockpit cushions
  • Fairclough cover with door (2020) 
  • Shorepower cord
  • Boat hook
  • Fenders
  • Fender board
  • Docklines
  • Four lifejackets
  • Life ring
  • Tiller cover
  • Spare two blade propeller
  • Fire extinguisher (below)
Electronics and navigation equipment
  • ST1000+ Raymarine Autotiller
  • West Marine VHF radio
  • Lowrance 5" screen GPS/Chartplotter
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Navigation lights
  • 12 volt house and engine batteries 
  •  Four 110 AC outlets (2 in main saloon, 2 in head)
  • AC and DC electrical panels
Engine and mechanicals
  • Yanmar 1GM 8 HP diesel (rebuilt 2019). Hours unknown, meter not functional.
  • Tiller steering
  • Three blade propeller
  • Shaft aligned true (2020)
  • Cutlass bearing repacked (2020) 
  • Spare engine pump, impellers, gaskets, repair materials
  • Manual start crank handle
  • Spare two blade propeller

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
Please call Howard Taylor at 860 884 9924 to schedule a viewing. Thank you
Rudders and Moorings LLC, Varykino, Stonington Connecticut Office: