33' 1980 Cape Dory 33


Last Updated: 2024-02-10

FLIRT, a Cape Dory 33, is a masthead sloop with powerful lines and is easily driven, responsive and stable.  The Cape Dory 33 was designed by Carl Alberg, with reportedly 124 built, from 1980 through 1985. These Vessels are well known for their rugged seaworthiness, agile performance and classic good looks.

Below deck inspection will reveal a boat that stands apart from most production sailboats. Cape Dory's craftsmen, in their New England tradition, have used select hardwoods with careful joiner work to produce a warm and inviting interior. Accommodations are comfortable and functional, from the forward stateroom to the navigator's area. Most importantly, you are assured that during every stage of her construction, skilled and concerned craftsmen were responsible for your Cape Dory.

Whether offshore or in the bay, cruising in a Cape Dory 33 means cruising comfortably in a boat that offers pride of ownership as well as lasting value." - Cape Dory Sailboat Owners Association

Make: Cape Dory
Model: 33
Year: 1980
Length: 33ft

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: Emeryville, CA

  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cruisers
  • Keel: Full Keel
  • LOA: 33 feet
  • LWL: 24.5 feet
  • Beam: 10.25 feet
  • Max Draft: 4.83 feet
  • Ballast: 5500 pounds
  • Displacement: 13300 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Universal
  • EngineModel: M30
  • EngineYear: 1980
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 24 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 30 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 17 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

Sail Area
I: 43.00 ft / 13.11 m J: 13.00 ft / 3.96 m P: 37.00 ft / 11.28 m E: 14.00 ft / 4.27 m S.A. Fore: 279.50 ft² / 25.97 m² S.A. Main: 259.00 ft² / 24.06 m² S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 538.50 ft² / 50.03 m² S.A./Displ. (calc.): 15.40 Est. Forestay Length: 44.92 ft / 13.69 m

Additional Features


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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales

415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office

3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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