|Hunky Dory at Conanicut Marina in Jamestown, R.I.|
Hunky-Dory 29 December 2008
BOAT: Hunky Dory
BUILDER: Cape Dory, East Taunton, MA http://www.capedory.org/
DESIGNER: Carl Alberg, Lynn, MA http://bluewaterboats.org/designers/carl-alberg/
LENGTH: 28 feet [8.5 meters]
HULL: Solid Fiberglass
Between Cape Dory Yachts and Carl Alberg there are enough ties to our area to touch nearly every boater. Founded in 1963 by Andrew Vavolotis in East Taunton, MA, Cape Dory Yachts built thousands of boats from small sailing craft to large cruising sailboats, and some powerboats. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Carl Alberg designed over 50 production boats many of which are actively sailing in our area. The Hawk, Triton, and Ensign, built by Pearson Yachts in Portsmouth are just a few Alberg designs with a substantial local presence. Over 1800 Ensigns were built, and many of them are still sailing here on the bay.
The Cape Dory 28 hull was one Carl Alberg’s sweetest powerboat designs. Of the over 300 Cape Dory powerboats built, three quarters of them were the 28foot hull, which was available in three configurations. Hunky Dory is the Open Fisherman design. Popular for its attractive lines, & good sea keeping qualities, the Cape Dory 28 Open Fisherman, is a safe comfortable boat for a family, race committee, or – of course – fishing party.
After years of service, Conanicut Marine Services of Jamestown has sold Hunky Dory to a new owner on Cape Cod. CMS will be trucking Hunky Dory to her new home later this week.