Cape Dory 45 (1983) for sale in Portsmouth, United States

£94,019 GBP
Listed price $119,000 USDGet a foreign exchange quote


As Carl Alberg's grandest achievement, the Cape Dory 45 is a remarkable yacht built to the highest quality and is a go-anywhere vessel. Victory is the second of three ever built, stored indoors and is in excellent condition. With independent stays and a ketch rig, this yacht has uncompromised standards with a luxurious interior featuring 6’8” of headroom and a sleeping arrangement for six. Mechanical specifications include a four-cylinder Perkins engine, Nilsson V-3000 electric windlass, propane storage locker, and a variety of upgraded electrical features. For sailing equipment, the cutter/ketch rig features Harken roller furling sails, wire standing rigging, and more. The exterior is designed with an inward-turning hull flange, stainless steel ladder aft, and a plethora of navigational equipment. This is an exceptional yacht not to be missed.

General information
Cape Dory 45
Used sail boat for sale
£94,019 GBP | Listed price $119,000 USDGet a foreign exchange quote
Name of boat
Carl Alberg
Length overall
13.79 metres
Length waterline
10.21 metres
3.96 metres
Portsmouth, United States

About this Cape Dory 45


Victory is hull number two of the three Cape Dory 45's ever built.

Carl Alberg's grandest achievement, the Cape Dory 45 is built to the highest quality and is a go-anywhere yacht.

Victory has been stored indoors and is in excellent condition.

Builder's Comments

"The Cape Dory 45 is a remarkable yacht built by craftsmen dedicated to quality and reliability.  Each detail has been carefully designed from a flared, tapered toe rail with custom polished bronze chocks, to the independently stayed ketch rig, to the extensive chase tube routing system below the cabin sole.

This boat truly carries the distinction of being "yacht finished" in all regards with uncompromised standards and attention to detail throughout.

It is not only the polished hardware, the hand-rubbed varnished teak finish below or the luxuriously upholstered cushions which make the Cape Dory 45 the exceptional yacht that it is, but in total the many small, significant design and construction features which set it apart from the rest of the fleet."


The Cape Dory 45 interior is an expert iteration of Carl Alberg's classic, functional designs.

The interior is large for a 45 footer with 6' 8" headroom and a general feeling of space throughout.

The forward cabin is spacious with 6' 3" V-berth, drawers, counter top, hanging locker, shelves.  There is a private door to the forward head.

Aft to port is the forward head with teak grated sole draining to a shower sump. One door to forward cabin, one door to main saloon.

Across from the head to starboard is a hanging locker, counter top and bank of drawers.

Continuing aft is the main saloon with generous L settee to port and straight settee to starboard with pilot berth above and outboard.

There is a gorgeous drop leaf table on centerline which allows seating for 6+. Bottle storage inside the table accessible from two top-opening lockers.

There are bookshelves and storage lockers above the port settee and storage pockets behind port and starboard settee backs.  There is a large storage / hanging locker aft to port and a TV mounted above.

Aft to starboard is the full sized nav station.  The flip top nav desk provides storage for charts, ships papers, etc.  Nav / Comm equipment is mounted outboard and above.

Continuing aft, the large U shaped galley is to starboard at the base of the companionway stairs.  Centerline double stainless steel sinks, chopping block, three burner propane stove with oven, deep insulated refrig / freezer box, microwave oven.

There is engine access behind the removable companionway stairs and lift off counter / cover.

To port of the companionway stairs is the aft stateroom with a generous 6' 10" double berth, changing settee, counter, drawers, locker, shelves and hanging locker.  There is engine access along the inboard partition.

The aft head is the larger of the two heads with sink, vanity, toilet and a full sized separate shower stall.

The sellers' personal gear is excluded from the sale.


4-cylinder Perkins 4-154 (55 hp) engine with 2,455 hours

Cockpit engine control and gauge panel

Nilsson V-3000 vertical electric windlass

Vented Propane storage locker (fits two full sized bottles) with regulator and solenoid

Stainless steel hot water heater (engine heat exchanger and electric)

Electric and Manual bilge pumps

Electrical / Electronics

120 volt, 30 Amp shore power with 2x shore cords

Updated Mastervolt Dakar Combi 12 / 2500-100

House and Engine Start Battery banks with parallel switch

B&G Depth, Speed, Apparent Wind and Wind Speed instruments in cockpit

VHF mounted in stbd laz for helm access

Robtertson Autopilot with wired remote at helm and control head at nav station

Ratheon Radar at nav station

Sitex Ultima VHF at nav station

Magnavox MX100 GPS Navigator at nav station

Northstar 941X GPS / Plotter

B&G Hecta 4 Depth at nav

B&G Hecta 4 Sailing instruments at nav

Furuno SSB

Sails and Rigging

Cutter / Ketch rig

Keel stepped main mast

Deck stepped mizzen (cockpit sole)

Harken roller furling genoa / yankee

Harken Roller furler staysail

Roller furling main

Roller furling mizzen

Wire standing rigging


Hull and Deck

Hull is laminated with 1/2" airex foam core between laminates of bi-directional combination rovings and polyester resin

Deck is laid up with glass strands and woven roving with klegicell core for stiffness and insulation.  Hardware / equipment areas are solid glass / wood / aluminum

The deck sits on the inward turning hull flange and is through-bolted under the toe rail

Internal 2-piece lead ballast is encapsulated in the keel in resin

Long keel with attached rudder

3-bladed bronze fixed prop in aperture

Bow sprit / anchor roller

Stern boarding / swim ladder

4 opening overhead deck hatches

10 bronze opening portlights

Bow pulpit and stern pushpit

Stanchions and double stainless steel lifeline

30" diameter wheel on Merriman pedestal and steering gear


Personal items, artwork, tools, loose general items seen onboard or in photos and not specifically listed are solely at the discretion of the Seller.


Default Disclaimer

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.

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Maximum speed
14 kph
Cruising speed
12 kph
This Cape Dory 45 has been viewed 1294 times
Broker/Dealer Information

East Coast Yacht Sales - RI

One Martime Drive
United States
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