Pier One Yacht Sales presents this Motorsailers 1989 Cape Dory Ms 300 boat for sale.

  • This Cape Dory Ms 300 offered at $43,900
  • Powered by single Westerbeke W46 / 46 hp / 1870 hrs
  • The boat located in Punta Gorda, Fl (map below) and ready for viewing
  • The listing has been updated and on a market since Jan 8th 2022

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Beautiful and rugged cruiser. A cult classic, this pilothouse bluewater cruiser was built for long distance cruising. Spacious and nicely outfitted, it's almost ready to go again.

Cape Dory MS300

The Cape Dory MS300 does it all — cutting through chop at 8 knots under power — on the wind, her powerful full size sailplan tacks within a emarkable 90° while her full keel keeps you on track. The helmsman stays out of foul weather in the pilothouse with 360° visibility and with main and jib sheets close at hand. Her generous 11'5" beam translates into an ingenious interior — a 7' galley, a large ice box, 2 burner stove with oven plus a family size dinette. Plus the largest V-berth ever in a 30' sailboat. The CD 300 boasts a 40 sq. ft. cockpit that will be your family's center of action.There's room to set-up a pair of captain chairs. Plus a stern door, opening on to a teak swim platform to launch a windsailer or board your dingy. Your choices for fun and cruising convenience will never end.


The MS 300 accommodates four overnight sleeps in a forward V-berth and the convertible dinette.

There is a port side head with shower and abundant storage aboard. 

The wheelhouse is plenty spacious for two or even three, and

The cockpit could easily accommodate two loungers or a table and four chairs. There is an included bimini frame, and an old canvas for a template. There's a quote for new cockpit canvas for only $700.

The galley is fitted with refrigeration and a two burner alcohol range top. 

Sails & Rigging

For safety and ease of operation, the boat is equipped with a fabulous in-mast furling system for the main. All lines are run to the pilothouse for easy cruising in all weather and sea conditions.

Note: the jib has been removed from the furler. Broker has a quote for a NEW furling headsail for only $1,440. Contact broker for details.

Shrouds are 1/19 wire rope in good condition. Mast and boom are aluminum. Mast stepped to cabin top. Although in usable condition, some running rigging should be replaced before offshore cruising.

There is a Lewmar #16 in the pilothouse. There are two Lewmar #40 ST jib sheet winches in the cockpit and two Lewmar #7 mounted to mast.


The Westerbeke 46 was built for durability, efficiency and compactness.The four cylinder, four cycle engine has 127 cubic inch displacement and is cooled by a freshwater heat exchanger. It delivers 34 hp at 2000 rpm and is rated at a top 46 hp at 3000 rpm.

It sips fuel and has only 1870 running hours. Starts and runs great and purrs like a kitten.

Hurth HBW-50 gearbox.

The primary anchor windlass is a Simpson Lawrence unit, paired to approximately 100' of chain. 

Broker Comments

I have always been a fan of Pilothouse sailboats. There are so many advantages, particularly for cruising couples, it's surprising that there are so few designs on the market.

The Cape Dory 30s were built in the US to very high standards, which accounts for their cult-like status and broad appeal. Built with a full keel that, at less than 4', is essentially 'shoal draft'. The boat is rugged and perfect for a cruising couple who wants a nice compromise between a pilothouse trawler and a bluewater cruising sailboat.

Call the broker and make an appointment to take a look at this beautiful cruiser before it's sold.


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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Approximate boat location – Punta Gorda, Fl
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