SOLD | 1984 Cape Dory 31 Cutter

(SOLD) 1984 Cape Dory 31 Cutter

Truly an amazing boat. This boat has had the best in care and upgrades, New mast, New Yanmar engine, the list goes on. The decks are clean and nice, one of the nicest CD's we've seen. If you're  looking for a boat that's ready to go, this one really is!


  • Manufacturer:Cape Dory
  • Model: 31 Cutter
  • Year: 1984
  • Category: Sail
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Freeport US
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Make:Yanmar
  • Model:3YM30
  • Engines(s):1
  • Hours:90
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:29|horsepower
  • Total Berths:2
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:31 ft
  • Beam:9.06 ft
  • Draft - max:
  • Fuel Tank:25|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:84|gallon
  • Holding Tank:25|gallon





The Cape Dory 31 interior deviates from tradition, which allows for spacious main cabin, galley and stateroom.

Starting aft at the companionway, the "U" shaped galley is to starboard.  Well thought out, double sinks are in the forward facing section, a 2 burner propane stove with an oven is in the middle, and a large ice box is aft.  Storage is abundant with lockers outboard of the stove and under the sink area.  A slide out trash bin is located in the aft bulkhead section.

Opposite the galley, to port, is the enclosed head area.  A vanity with a sink served with pressure hot and cold water is aft, with a mirror over.  A shower faucet connects to the sink faucet, and there is a pump for shower water discharge. The marine toilet is forward, and this is plumbed to a holding tank located in the aft bilge area.  An opening port and an overhead vent provide good ventilation.

The main cabin is next forward, and includes settees port and starboard.  With the backrests hinged up, they easily convert to berths, and the starboard can become a double with a sliding platform moving inboard.  There are shelves and lockers above each berth and book racks between the lockers.  A dining table with two fold down leafs is mounted on the centerline, aft of the keel stepped mast.  Additionally, aft of the port berth, there is a hanging locker and set of drawers adding to the good storage potential.  There are 5 opening ports in the main cabin / galley area, a large Bomar overhead hatch, and two dorade vents, all providing wonderful ventilation throughout.

The stateroom is next forward. First are lockers port and starboard; one being a  hanging locker and the other a bureau of drawers.  V-berths are forward and are wide and comfortable.  A filler cushion creates a double berth.  With the filler in place, there is still plenty of room to change clothes in privacy.  Overhead is another large Bomar hatch, and there are two opening ports for ventilation.  Shelves over the berths and large lockers and drawers under provide excellent storage potential.  A door forward of the berth provides access to the chain locker.

Settee cushions are a blue plaid, and all ports and hatches have screens. The quality and warmth of this boat is amazing!

Sails- New mast!

Happy Days was re-rigged in 2009 for ease of sail handling.  The mast was replaced with a Selden in-mast furling mast, and all standing rigging was replaced at this time.  Winches were upgraded to self-tailing, and all lines were lead back to the cockpit.

  • SELDEN Mast for Mainsail in-mast furling reefing 2009
  • BONDELL Mainsail 2009
  • FURLEX Roller furling systems for both headsails 2009
  • Yankee Jib with Sunshield
  • Staysail with sunshield
  • ANDERSEN # 28 Self-Tailing Sheet Winches
  • ANDERSEN # 28 ST Mainsail Set, Reef, Furl, and sheet Winch
  • ANDERSEN # 12 ST Staysail sheet winch
  • 8 SPINLOCK line brakes
  • Standing rigging replaced 2009
  • New lifelines in 2017



  • Dual Battery Bank Selector Switch
  • Circuit Breaker Panel with battery condition meter
  • 2  DIE HARD AGM Batteries(2017)
  • BALMAR Hi-output Alternator on the engine
  • Ample Cabin lights
  • Navigation Lights
  • Deck Light
  • Domestic water pump
  • Shower Sump Pump
  • Electric Bilge Pump
  • High Water bilge alarm


  • 50' Shore Power Cord
  • Circuit Breaker Panel
  • Cabin outlets
  • ISOTHERM water heater
  • PRO MARINER Pro-sport 20 plus battery charger

Mechanical and plumbing systems

  • Yanmar 3YM 30 Diesel, installed 2010
  • Fresh Water Cooled
  • 29 HP
  • Prop Shaft and Cutlass Bearing replaced 2010
  • Fuel / Water separator fuel filter
  • Fuel shut-off Valve
  • 25 gal aluminum fuel tank
  • Seawater Intake Strainer
  • Edson Pedestal Steering (2009)
  • Engine controls on the pedestal
  • Guard and Wheel Brake
  • Force 10 Propane Galley StoveLocker with solenoid valve for above
  • Marine Toilet
  • 25 gallon holding tank
  • Overboard discharge system for holding tank / head
  • Hot and Cold pressure water system at head and galley
  • ISOTHERM  water heater
  • 3 water tanks totaling 84 gallon capacity
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump


  • AUTOHELM Knot / Log
  • AUTOHELM Depth
  • ICOM M-422 VHF Radio
  • SONY DCX-M10 AM/FM/CD Stereo
  • RITCHIE SP-5 Compass on Pedestal
  • Weems & Plath Ship's clock
  • WEEMS & PLATH  Barometer
  • Garmin GPS Plotter-New
  • Moor Apparent wind indicator-new

Deck gear

  • BRUCE 33# Anchor w/ 20' chain, 150' line
  • MAXWELL Electric Windlass (2012)
  • Teak Bow Sprit with anchor roller
  • Double bow and stern rails
  • NEW - Double life lines and gates
  • Stern mounted swim ladder
  • Edson Pedestal Steering
  • Varnished Teak cockpit table and drink holder
  • Boarding step
  • 4 Fenders
  • 6 Dock lines
  • Boathook
  • 4 Life Vests
  • Spray Dodger (2012)
  • Bimini  (2012)
  • Life Sling
  • Ensign and staff
  • Screens for ports, companionway and hatches
  • Manual bilge pump

Additional Information

"Happy Days" has had great love and care, also included is a new Fairclough cover and frame! She is currently ready to go in the water and start her next adventure. If you're looking for a spectacular boat, Happy Days are here again! 

DisclaimerThe 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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