Former builders of modern full-keel cruising yachts. Ceased operations in 1991, although some of the Cape Dory models are still in production at other builders.
Active owners' group with fleets along the U.S. East Coast, Gulf Coast, and Great Lakes. Provides a newsletter, on-line exchanges of advice, and chandlery discounts. Includes links to some Cape Dory owner's individual web sites.
Horner reviews the influences behind this design and its several versions, its construction methods, and its history, including pricing history. He identifies design or construction problems that have been found in older boats. Comments include: "If you're absolutely sold on conservative design and solid construction and your cruising plans include coastal and offshore passages exposed to all conditions the stock of CD 33 rises considerably."