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Brooklin Boat Yard
ATHENA is a well-equipped, well-kept and thoughtfully upgraded Cape Dory 28 perfectly suited for the sailing needs of a couple or small family.
Low hour Volvo diesel, crisp new canvas, recently refinished exterior teak and a host of other improvements make this boat "one to look at" for your next boat.
In-water and fully commissioned on the Maine coast ATHENA is very much ready to go. Contact us to learn more or arrange a showing.
Designer: Carl Alberg
Builder: Cape Dory Yachts
Year Built: 1981
LOA: 28’ 1 ¼”
LWL: 22’ 2 ½”
Beam: 8’ 10 ½”
Draft: 4’ 0”
Displacement: 9,000 lbs.
Ballast: 3,500 lbs.
Sail Area: 404 sq. ft.
Auxiliary Propulsion: Volvo, model D-20, 20hp, diesel
Engine Hours: 134 Hours (July 2021)
Fuel Capacity: 12 Gallons
Fresh Water Capacity: 60 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 24 Gallons
Traditional two cabin arrangement with features including oiled teak bulkheads, joinery and interior hull sheathing accented by white interior overheads, cabin sides and counter tops and varnished teak and holly cabin soles.
Forward cabin features sleeping accommodations for two persons in a V-berth configuration. V-berth filler insert and cushion covert forward sleeping accommodations to a true double berth. Storage below V-berths Natural light and ventilation provide by bronze opening ports (with screens), overhead opening hatch and solar vent mounted in overhead hatch. Brass reading lights provide for illumination after dark.
Aft of forward cabin is passageway to main saloon with marine toilet to port and vanity to starboard. This area well lighted and ventilated with bronze opening ports port and starboard and dorade vent located above the marine toilet. An overhead dome light provides for illumination after dark. Privacy provided by doors closing access from both the forward cabin and main salon.
Next aft is the main salon. Settee seating port and starboard with bin storage behind the settee seat backs. Port settee pulls out to provide sleeping accommodations for two in a double berth. Folding drop-leaf dining table mounted to forward bulkhead when not in use and drops down into position providing dining space for the ship’s crew. There are ship’s clock and barometer mounted on the port forward bulkhead and teak storage units mounted to the starboard forward bulkhead. The main salon is well lit and ventilated by bronze opening ports port and starboard and large opening hatch overhead. Brass reading lights port and starboard (forward provide artificial lighting after dark.
Furthest aft and wrapping around the aft end of the interior accommodations is the galley area. To starboard is a well-insulated, under-counter ice box with storage lockers for galley supplies and equipment outboard. To port is a Kenyon, pressurized, 2-burner alcohol stove with bin storage space under-counter and lockers outboard. Facing directly aft is the stairway to the companionway with a stainless-steel sink basin slightly to starboard of the centerline and storage room under the cockpit bridge deck. Removal of the face of the after counter / companionway steps allows for access to engine and ship’s systems. There are two overhead dome lights providing artificial light to the galley areas and main saloon and the companionway (when open) provides natural light and ventilation.
Full keel with keel hung rudder underwater and rounded bilges underwater configuration. Hull is of solid, hand-laid fiberglass construction with encapsulated lead ballast.
Deck, cabin and cockpit are of balsa cored fiberglass construction with solid fiberglass or other reinforcements in high stress areas.
Cockpit is self-bailing.
Overlapping hull to deck joint is bedded with elastomeric compound, thru bolted and overlaid with teak toe-rail additionally thru bolted thru hell to deck joint.
Topside finish is original white gelcoat
Single Navy Blue boot stripe
Bottom anti-fouling coatings are blue
Decks, cabin and cockpit are white gelcoat with tan colored non-skid area.
On deck wood work is of teak construction and includes anchor platform, toe rails, taff rail, cabin eye brows, cabin top hand rails, dorade box, companionway trim, companionway drop boards, cockpit coamings and main sheet traveler base.
Polished stainless steel bow pulpit, stern rail and life line stanchions with single stainless steel wire life lines and opening gate on starboard side.
Bow roller on teak anchor platform
Cast bronze docking line chocks port and starboard at bow and stern
Cast bronze docking line cleats at port and starboard at bow and stern
Cast bronze chain plates port and starboard
Cast bronze opening ports with screens port and starboard on cabin sides (4ea per side). Lewmar opening hatch on cabin top forward (above forward cabin) with bronze finished solar vent.
Teak dorade box with dorade cowl on port cabin top (above head area)
Lewmar opening hatch on cabin top aft of mast (above main saloon)
Sliding companionway hatch with fiberglass “garage”.
Cast bronze winch bases port and starboard outboard of cockpit coamings
Cast bronze deck fills for Fuel, Water and Waste
Stainless steel boarding ladder mounted on transom.
Side boarding ladder available (will require deck attachment hardware installation)
Single spreader, masthead rigged configuration
Anodized aluminum mast
Mast is deck stepped with stainless steel mast step supported by interior joinery.
Anodized aluminum boom
Stainless steel 1x19 stainless steel standing rigging (shrouds, stays and bob stay) with bronze turnbuckle adjusters
Yacht braid halyards and sheets
Harken Roller furling headstay
Sheet Winches: Lewmar #10, single-speed (2 ea. / cockpit)
Halyard Winches: Lewmar #6, single-speed (2ea. / mast)
Sheet Cleats: Cast bronze mounted on cockpit coamings
Main Sheet traveler with pin-stop adjustment
Multi-purchase mainsheet with cam cleat
Genoa tracks with pin-stop adjustable cars and blocks mounted on toe rails.
Mainsail jiffy reefing system
Cockpit awning (for use when not sailing)
Steering wheel cover
Ship Shade curtains (main salon and head) with additional curtains for forward cabin available.
Mosquito netting for overhead opening hatches and companionway opening
Engine: Volvo model D-20, 20hp, diesel
Engine Hours: 134 hours (July 2021)Volvo ignition, tachometer and engine status gauge panel
Single lever throttle and transmission control with Morse cables
Engine Cooling: Fresh water / heat exchange system with remote coolant tank
Raw water strainer / filter
Engine Exhaust: Wet exhaust with water-lift type muffler and transom discharge Transmission / Reduction Gear: Volvo model MS15L-B
Dripless shaft seal
Propellor Shaft: Stainless Steel, 1”
Propellor: Bronze, 3-blade, fixed
Fuel Tank: Welded aluminum construction,
Fuel Capacity: 12 Gallon
Racor fuel filter
Edson steering pedestal with polished stainless steel binnacle guard
Edson polished stainless steel Destroyer steering wheel with Elk hide cover
Cable and quadrant steering system
Keel hung fiberglass construction rudder
12 Volt DC electrical system
Heavy duty marine batteries (2ea) in covered and secured battery boxes
Separate battery banks for house systems and engine start
Electrical panel with main battery selector switch, circuit panel for ships electrical systems and battery condition monitor.
Guest 4-position main battery selector switch
Battery charging by engine alternator
30 Gallon freshwater capacity
Poly freshwater tanks (2ea) located under mail saloon settees
Manual foot pump and stainless steel sink basin in galley
Manual foot pump and stainless steel sink basin in vanity
24 Gallon holding / black water tank capacity
Poly holding / black water tank located under V-berth
Manually operated marine toilet
Marine toilet plumbed for direct overboard discharge or discharge to holding tank
Plumbing and deck fitting for dock-side pump-out of holding / black water tank
Uniden UM435 VHF radio
Raymarine E70011 chart plotter mounted at helm
Raymarine ST60+ depth sounder
Raymarine ST60+ knot meter
Raymarine ST4000 auto-pilot (not installed)
Ritchie 4” Powerdamp compass at helm Inclinometer mounted in cockpit
Trident ship’s clock and barometer
Teak anchor platform
Danforth anchor on bow roller
Attached chain and rode of appropriate size and length
Chain and rode housed in anchor locker accessed thru-deck by bronze deck pipe / hawse and by opening from forward cabin.
Manually operated diaphragm type bilge pump operated from cockpit
Electric / automatic bilge pump with float switch
Navigational lighting mounted on bow and stern rails
Navigational lighting at masthead
First aid kit
Safety / throw line
Dock lines (4ea)
Fenders with fender covers (3ea)
New portlight screens
Replaced cockpit drain hoses
New cockpit cushions
New mounting for remote coolant reservoir
All seacocks serviced
Installed new dodger and dodger bows from Gemini Canvas
New cockpit awning / sun shade
All exterior teal stripped of old varnish and new Cetol finish applied
Replaced bilge pump float switch
New batteries for both house systems and engine start
New battery boxes secured in position
New safety / throw line
New mosquito netting for overhead hatches and companionway opening
Non-skid areas painted
New VHF radio
New mast lighting
Repaired stern navigation light
New Ship Shade brand curtains all opening ports (8ea). Installed in main salon and head areas, available for forward cabin.