C-Dory 22

I upgraded my water capabilities in November of 2022… with a C-Dory Cruiser 22! I’ve been day dreaming of this exact boat for years. They’re quite difficult to find but I was lucky to find one from a real nice guy down in Apollo Beach. He just completed the “Great Loop” on this boat- a 6,000 mile/ 6 month journey through America. He has a YouTube channel of that adventure, you can find it here.

C-Dory’s are quite the versatile little craft, drafting less than a foot but capable of open ocean cruising. They’ve been used on many loop trips and other adventures, including a very remote polar bear photo expedition in the Arctic (read the book Arctic Solitaire)..

I was looking for a boat capable of cruising the rivers around me as well as something that could support 2-3 divers on a trip to the Bahamas and more. The C-Dory is a perfect fit, basically a van on the water!

Mine is a 1990 with a 2009 Evinrude 90 for a main, and a 15hp Johnson for a bailout motor.

Length 22′, beam 7’8″, headroom 6’2″
Weight (hull only): 1925lbs
Capacities: 36 gallon fuel, 20 gallon fresh water
Range: 180 miles