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Cape Dory 25 and 25D

Cape Dory 25 and 25D

These sisters are actually very different boats. One is a weekender/daysailer, the other, a true cruiser.

Cape Dory Yachts was, until its demise some years ago, one of the more conservative firms in the boatbuilding industry. With the exception of a brief fling with modern cruiser-racers--the Intrepid series--the company's stock in trade since the late 1960s was traditional, full keel auxiliaries and sailboats, most from the design board of Carl Alberg, the octogenarian dean of American designers.

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