Capt. S. Lee Bowden
Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales
Indian River County
Vero Beach, FL, US
Office: 772-600-8535
Mobile: 802-734-0757

1981 Cape Dory 28
Boat Type: Sloop Address: Indiantown, FL, US Price: $23,900


1981 Cape Dory 28
We are very pleased to add this beauty to our fleet of sailing vessels. She has been completely restored with numerous upgrades over the last few years. For a 28 foot boat, she has a lot of room and the woodwork is in great condition. There is a complete set of sails as well as a set of storm sails that have never been used. In 2014, she was repowered with a Westerbeke 20b two and has only 560 hours on the engine. A full list of upgrades is presented, but here are a few of note:
  • 2014 Westerbeke Engine
  • New Bottom Job (December 2018)
  • Mainsail, Jib, and Genoa
  • New Blue Seas Fuse Panel
  • New Garmin GPS/Chartplotter 741XS
  • New Bilge Blower
  • New Groco Toilet
  • New Strato-Glass for the Dodger
  • New Rocna 15 Galvanized Anchor,120 feet of 5/16 Chain and 120 Feet of Rhode
  • New 18  watt Solar Panel and Charger
  • AutoTiller Pilot
The boat was a Great Lakes boat up until last year when she decided a vacation in the Bahamas was necessary! Come take a look at her. You will be pleasantly surprised.


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Cape Dory Vessel Name: Magnolia Glen
Model: 28 Boat Type:: Sloop
Year: 28 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Sail Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Indiantown, FL, US Designer: Carl Alberg
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 28 ft - 8.53 meter Draft - max: 4 ft 4 in - 1.32 meter
LOA: 29 ft 9 in - 9.07 meter Bridge Clearance: 43 ft - 13.11 meter
Beam: 8 ft 11 in - 2.72 meter Dry Weight: -


Make: Westerbeke Engine Type: Inboard
Model: 20b two Drive Type:
Engine(s): 1 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 560 Horsepower: 20 (Individual), 20 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 7 MPH Max Speed: 7 MPH
Range: 999 MI Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 12 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: 15 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 30 gallons - 2 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 2 Crew Cabins: 1
Total Berths: - Crew Berths: 1
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: 1
Total Heads: 1 Crew Heads: 1
Captains Cabin: -    


Recent Upgrades
s/v Magnolia Glen
1981 Cape Dory 28
LOA 29.9
Beam 8' 11"
draft 4'
mast height 43'

1. Re-powered in 2014 with a westerbeke 20b two. Engine hours at ignition panel only. The other gauges are from the old engine which was a Volvo penta 13 hp. The engine currently has 560 hours.
2. Engine oil changed every 50 hours, new raycor, element, impeller, belt, trans fluid just changed, new packing on stuffing box, new engine zinc
3. Bottom job done in December
4. New bilge pump
5. New prop shaft and cutlass bearing
6. New strato-glass for dodger
7. New Rocna 15 galvanized anchor, 120 feet ht 5/16 chain and 120 feet 1/2" rode
8. New masthead antenna for vhf
9. New Garmin gps map 741 XS. Chart Plotter
10. Self tending jib
11. Full set of sails. Jib, main, Genoa
12. Storm sails, never used
13. New solar vent
14. New Groco toilet, vent loop and plumbing to holding tank
15. New Blue Seas fuse panel
16. New batteries lead acid (Costco).
17. New Bilge blower
18. All new LED lights in interior
19. New 18 watt solar panel and charger, trickle charger also included
20. Pressurized alcohol stove removed. Includes a butane countertop stove
21. New solid teak hatch boards made with deadbolt
22. Great Lakes boat (fresh water only until January of this year)

Broker's Comments
1981 Cape Dory 28
I was very surprised by the condition of this boat when I first went to look at her. She is in great shape and the interior woodworking is fabulous. The boat was beautifully restored! She has lived in the Great Lakes up until last year when she came to Florida and headed to the Bahamas. The owner has taken very good care of her and it shows. Recent upgrades are numerous and listed elsewhere in the listing. There is a well appointed galley and salon. The marine head is new and the bath layout is great for a boat of this size. There is a full set of sails as well as a set of storm sails that have never been used. The Cockpit is spacious and there is quite a bit of storage under the lazarettes. Come take a look at this boat and you will be pleasantly surprised!

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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Capt. S. Lee Bowden
Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales
Indian River County
Vero Beach, FL, US
Office: 772-600-8535
Mobile: 802-734-0757