Cape Dory 300 Motorsailer for sale

Punta Gorda, FL, United States

Listed price $43,900 USD

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Cape Dory 300 Motorsailer
Used sail boat for sale
£32,220 GBP | Listed price $43,900 USD
Length overall
9.14 metres
Length waterline
8.08 metres
3.48 metres
1.19 metres
5,216 kg
Full Keel
Punta Gorda, FL, United States

About this Cape Dory 300 Motorsailer


Beautiful and rugged cruiser. A cult classic, this pilothouse bluewater cruiser was built for long distance cruising. Spacious and nicely outfitted, it's almost ready to go again.

Cape Dory MS300

The Cape Dory MS300 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 40 sq. ft. 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.


The MS 300 accommodates four overnight sleeps in a forward V-berth and the convertible dinette.

There is a port side head with shower and abundant storage aboard. 

The wheelhouse is plenty spacious for two or even three, and

The cockpit could easily accommodate two loungers or a table and four chairs. There is an included bimini frame, and an old canvas for a template. There's a quote for new cockpit canvas for only $700.

The galley is fitted with refrigeration and a two burner alcohol range top. 

Sails & Rigging

For safety and ease of operation, the boat is equipped with a fabulous in-mast furling system for the main. All lines are run to the pilothouse for easy cruising in all weather and sea conditions.

Note: the jib has been removed from the furler. Broker has a quote for a NEW furling headsail for only $1,440. Contact broker for details.

Shrouds are 1/19 wire rope in good condition. Mast and boom are aluminum. Mast stepped to cabin top. Although in usable condition, some running rigging should be replaced before offshore cruising.

There is a Lewmar #16 in the pilothouse. There are two Lewmar #40 ST jib sheet winches in the cockpit and two Lewmar #7 mounted to mast.


The Westerbeke 46 was built for durability, efficiency and compactness.The four cylinder, four cycle engine has 127 cubic inch displacement and is cooled by a freshwater heat exchanger. It delivers 34 hp at 2000 rpm and is rated at a top 46 hp at 3000 rpm.

It sips fuel and has only 1870 running hours. Starts and runs great and purrs like a kitten.

Hurth HBW-50 gearbox.

The primary anchor windlass is a Simpson Lawrence unit, paired to approximately 100' of chain. 

Broker Comments

I have always been a fan of Pilothouse sailboats. There are so many advantages, particularly for cruising couples, it's surprising that there are so few designs on the market.

The Cape Dory 30s were built in the US to very high standards, which accounts for their cult-like status and broad appeal. Built with a full keel that, at less than 4', is essentially 'shoal draft'. The boat is rugged and perfect for a cruising couple who wants a nice compromise between a pilothouse trawler and a bluewater cruising sailboat.

The owner has maintained the boat properly during his six year ownership. He has recently completed an extensive list of routine maintenance items including:

  • New batteries & cables (2021)
  • Fuel filter (2021)
  • Water pump impeller (2021)
  • Coolant hoses (2021)
  • Heat exchanger vat cleaned & tested (2021)
  • Heat exchanger elbow (2021)
  • New alternator (2021)
  • New battery charger (2021)
  • Engine oil & filter (Dec. 2021)
  • Bottom paint (2019)
  • Bottom cleaning & zincs (2021, quarterly)

Call the broker and make an appointment to take a look at this beautiful cruiser before it's sold.


Depthsounder, Log, speedometer , Plotter , Compass , GPS, VHF, Radio, Shore power inlet

Inside Equipment

Battery charger, Air conditioning , Heating, Hot water, Marine head, Refrigerator

Outside Equipment

Electric windlass

Other Equipment

Kokomo Isle, Datamarine, Garmin 3210, Ritchie 5", Furling mainsail , mast furler, Steering wheel, Functionality not known, Functionality not known

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Westerbeke W46
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
189 litres
Maximum speed
15 kph
Cruising speed
13 kph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
132 litres
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Broker/Dealer Information

Pier One Yacht Sales

Fishermen's Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade #43
Punta Gorda
United States
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