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Genesis 36ft Cape Dory Yacht For Sale

Josh Johnson
Little Yacht Sales



1979 Cape Dory 36' (10.97 m)

Kemah, Texas, United States


One of the Best Designs of the legendary Car Alberg, the Cape Dory 36 is a great Sea Boat that can handle heavy weather comfortably. The Beautiful Lines and Sweet Overhangs give this boat a grace that belies its rugged construction. Features Include: Perkins 4-108, 52 Hp, installed new in 1995, 23

Vessel ID# 2812363    Last Updated: 2024-06-19 09:06:19



LOA: 36' (10.97 Meters)

Type: Sail- Used

Year: 1979

Beam: 10' 6''

LWL: 27'

Draft Max: 5'

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

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Full Details

Cape Dory Association Description

Specifications: Cape Dory 36

Disclaimer: The CDSOA is a private voluntary social club. The CDSOA and this Web site are not associated with and do not represent Cape Dory Yachts, which is a division of Newport Shipyards Corp., nor any other yacht builder. 

Specifications L.O.A.: 36' 1 1/2" L.W.L.: 27' 0" Beam: 10' 8" Draft: 5' 0" Displacement: 16,100 lbs. Ballast: 6,050 lbs Sail Area: 622 sq. ft. Mast Height: 46 1/2' Designer: Carl Alberg Years Built 1978 - 1990 Nr. Built 165

The flagship of our line is the Cape Dory 36. This fine yacht was designed from the keel up by Carl Alberg to provide the maximum combination of comfort and performance in a yacht of this size.

The standard 36 is Cutter rigged, and is powered by a 4-cylinder diesel auxiliary. She has 6 berths, and carries 132 gals. of water, 43 gals. of diesel fuel, and is a true blue water cruiser.

Despite the emphasis on ocean cruising capabilities assuring her ability to stand up in a blow, beat to windward or track effortlessly on long downwind runs, the Cape Dory 36 is not intended solely as a single purpose, long distance, passage making yacht. While powerfully built and heavily rigged for off shore work, she was designed to be equally well suited for the gentle breezes of an afternoon sail or a weekend cruise. The cutter rig with ample sheet and halyard winches, jiffy reefing gear and self-tending, boomed staysail, make her easy to sail single or short handed. Husband and wife crews will particularly appreciate the double headsail rig which offers a variety of sail changing and shortening options.

Her interior layout is extremely comfortable and her joiner work is Cape Dory’s finest.


The accommodations are traditional with many updates that highlight the beauty of the interior woods. Comfort and beauty are what is focused on when you are below deck.

  • 16K BTU Marine Air Cruisair A/C
  • NEW Interior Upholstery and Cushions 
  • Interior Wood Recently Varnished
  • Cabin teak and Holly Sole recently Varnished 
  • Cabin LCD Lights
  • New Hot water heater
  • Taylor Brass Diesel Cabin Heater



Many upgrades make this galley comfortable and efficient. Modern accents compliment the traditional interior.

  •  2022 New Double Stainless Steel Sink
  • NEW Modern water fixtures 
  • Adler Barbour Refrigerator and Freezer
  • NEW Pressurized Water Pump


Sails that are aboard and ready for use:

  • Mainsail
  • Genoa 150% on Hood Sea Furl
  • Jib  Yankee
  • 110% Staysail
  • Spinnaker
  • Spinnaker sock


  • Bottom paint May 2022
  • New deck paint, 2018 
  • New hull gel coat May 2022
  • New Hull Awlgrip Paint May 2022 New boot and cove stripes, April 2022
  • Dingy Davits


  • Ray Marine Axium 7, chart plotter with 3D depth sounder
  • Marine stereo with Bluetooth, 4 speakers brand
  • Ray marine Auto Pilot model
  • Guest power monitoring Smart Switch New Ray marine wind and speed. 2021 model
  • SSB with stern mounted Antennae and tuner
  • New VHF radio 
  • Richie compass serviced 2015
  • Navpod installed for Raymarine Chart plotter with USB ports
  • New Ray Marine API and Windex
  • Radar Not Working

Deck and Deck Hardware

  • Deck comforts and Deck Hardware make this boat easy and comfortable to sail for a day sail or aboard
  • Bimini and dodger with Sun Shades
  • New Cockpit Cushions
  • New starboard cup, cell phone, and binocular holder 
  • Whale Gusher Cockpit Pumps
  • New 2021 Tri Color LED fixture
  • New rigging with new bobstay, 2001
  • Dorade ventilators and Self tailing winches re-chromed  2017
  • Winches service 2018
  • Teak steering wheel, varnished 
  • Bomar hatches powder coated and new Lexan installed 2018
  • Bronze ports were resealed and new gaskets installed
  • Dorade Ventilators, SS, 4, new chrome 2017
  • Dinghy Davits 
  • New running rigging when SmartPlug 30amp inlet and power cord
  •  Bruce 33# Anchor
  • CQR 35# Anchor


  • New Perkins 4-108, 52 Hp,  installed new in 1995, 2350 hours
  • Propeller: 3 blade bronze
  • Full engine service January 2022
  • Heat Exchanger Cleaned, New alternator, new belt, water pump, new strainer, New rubber fittings, New Injectors, New Lift Pump, New Fuel Pump When Engine mounted Halon fire extinguisher
  • Spare alternator, belts, water pump and various engine parts

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

Contact Us

Genesis 36ft Cape Dory Yacht For Sale

Little Yacht Sales

Waterford Harbor Marina
800 Mariners Drive
Pier 6/7
Kemah TX 77565 USA
Phone: 1-281-334-6500
Fax: 1-866-311-4877

The goal of Little Yacht Sales is simply this: To provide our clients with the best advice, expertise, and service before, during and after the sale. We believe in an informative personal approach rather than a high-pressured environment as this best serves the needs of our clients.

Genesis 36ft Cape Dory Yacht For Sale

Josh Johnson

Yacht Sales

Waterford Harbor Marina
800 Mariners Drive
Pier 6/7
Kemah TX 77565 USA
Office: 1-281-334-6500
Fax: 1-866-311-4877
Direct: 281 734 7703
Cell: 1-281-734-77033

Josh Johnson joined our team in 2011 as our Senior Broker. Josh is an extremely well-known area broker and has been selling boats in the Clear Lake Area for over 48 Years. In fact, it has been so long that a lot of the local brokers in the area bought boats from him before they were brokers!! You can hardly go down a pier in any marina in Clear Lake and not find a boat that Josh didn’t sell at one time or another. Josh is also a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) and has extensive knowledge of boats both power and sail . Josh is well known for taking care of his clients before, during, and after the sale. We are super excited and happy to have him aboard as he brings yet another level of expertise for our customers and clients to LYS. Specialist: Catalina, Jeanneau, Beneteau, Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, Island Packet, Pacific Seacraft, Grand Banks, Eastbay, Swift Trawlers, Lord Nelson, Mainship, Ericson, Pearson, Rampage, Islander Tolly Craft, Morris, and Hunter.