Martin Bird and Associates Inc.
326 First Street Suite 35
Annapolis, Maryland, US, 21403
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1994 Cape Dory 40 Explorer

location icon Annapolis, Maryland
Year 1994
Length 40 ft
Price $195,000

Entre Nous is a well maintained Cape Dory offering a 2-stateroom, 2-head, galley up layout.  She offers the flexibility of 7-knot trawler cruising, 16-knot yacht cruising or 21-knots maximum.  She is a great-loop veteran in very good condition!


Year built 1994
Category Power
Length 40 ft
Beam 13'11 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 600 hp
Cruising Speed 12 kn
Maximum Speed 18 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 400 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 134 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 35 gal
Displacement 25,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Caterpilar
Model: 3116
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 300hp
Type: Inboard
Engine Hours: 3858
Engine Location: Starboard

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Caterpilar
Model: 3116
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 300hp
Type: Inboard
Engine Hours: 3861
Engine Location: Port

Offers a master stateroom forward with an island queen size berth. Forward head with enclosed shower and guest stateroom with twin berths.  Beautiful brightwork throughout is in keeping with the classic Cape Dory style and quality.

  • U-shaped dinette
  • Teak dining table
  • Slide out panel in Saloon converts to extra guest bed
  • Built in entertainment cabinet
  • Custom shelving in main saloon and both staterooms (5/2016)
  • Storage cabinet
  • Sliding teak & glass aft door
  • Side access starboard door
  • Custom screens (4/2017)
  • Teak and Holly sole (throughout) and  custom window blinds (2016)
  • Marine Air Systems reverse cycle air conditioning/heating system (new stateroom unit in 2012)
  • Engine room access under companionway steps or salon sole hatches
  • Master stateroom forward w/ Queen Island berth w/ 2 opening portlights w/ curtains & overhead hatch w/ screen
  • Master stateroom storage: nightstands, storage drawers & cabinet, hanging locker & mirror
  • Forward head with enclosed shower & freshwater flush toilet, laminated countertop and porcelain sink
  • Guest stateroom with twin single berths, built in drawers and opening portlights
  • Guest head w/ fresh water flush Vacuflush toilet, Corian laminated countertop,  porcelain sink and opening portlight

Guest Stateroom

Guest Stateroom is to port and offers:

  • Side by side single berths
  • Nightstand
  • Reading lights
  • Hanging locker
  • Storage drawers and cabinets
  • (2) portlights
  • Overhead hatch with a screen and teak & holly sole

The U-shaped galley is located on the port side and has ample area for working and preparing meals on your trip.

  • New Avanti refrigerator/freezer (6/2017)
  • Tasco 3-burner propane cooktop
  • New microwave/convection oven
  • Double SS sinks
  • Storage drawers, cabinets and dry storage
  • Marinetics LP gas control in the galley
Deck and Hull


  • New Bimini Top plus (3) side curtains (6/2016)
  • Full Isinglass enclosure (6/2016)
  • L-shaped seating to port
  • 2 Garelick Ez-In helm seats (2012)
  • Non-skid deck
  • Refrigerator/freezer starboard aft
  • Full console with storage underneath
  • Hinged mast
  • Fresh water washdown
  • Norcold refrigerator/freezer


  • Sunshade
  • Transom door
  • New Teak swim platform and supports by Hinckley (4/2017)
  • Teak deck
  • Access to each side deck
  • Hot/cold fresh water shower
  • Lazzarette access
  • Stainless steel and teak steps to flybridge
  • Sliding teak and glass door to the salon

Deck Equipment

  • Simpson Lawrence Horizon 1500 anchor windlass with foot controls and remote control at each helm
  • Rocna 55 lb anchor
  • Delta anchor
  • Stainless steel rails forward
  • Teak rails on stainless steel stanchions on each side and teak cap rails aft
  • Stainless steel deck hardware
  • Stainless steel fender racks forward
  • Non-skid deck forward and each side and teak deck aft
  • Windshield and window covers
  • Sunscreen cover over the foredeck (2012)
  • Stainless steel swim ladder (2017)
  • Newly reapplied teak on rails (1/15/16)
  • All exterior teak-14 coats of varnish (3/2017)
  • Dock water connection aft
  • Awlgrip Navy Blue painted hull
  • Washdown forward and on the fllybridge
  • St. Croix davits
  • AFI horns
  • Fire extinguishers
  • New bottom paint 3/2017




Electronics and Navigation
  • Toshiba flat screen TV
  • Nakamichi compact receiver (not in working order)
  • Nakamichi CD/cassette player (not in working order)
  • Shakespeare TV antenna
  • Jensen exterior speakers
  • Nakamichi interior speakers
  • Garmin Radar
  • Icom IC-M504 VHF on the flybridge
  • Uniden Salara DSC VHF at the lower helm
  • New AIS system
  • 2 X Garmin 3210 Multi-Function displays
  • Electronic charts for the Great Loop included
  • B&G Network autopilot on the flybridge
  • B&G Network speed and depth gauges at both helms
  • B&G Network GPS at the lower helm
  • Silva Nexus magnetic compass at both helms
  • Loudhailer
  • Cell phone booster antenna
  • Wifi booster antenna
  • Northern lights M673L2.3 generator with 1,155 hours
  • Batteries (2014): (6) house batteries= 6 volt lead-acid golf cart batteries; (3) starting batteries= Group 31 lead-acid batteries
  • Blue Sea battery monitor panel
  • New battery combiner/isolator system for house and start batteries.  The new alternators are capable of charging both banks.
  • (2) Balmar 100 amp alternators (2014)
  • (1) Balmar ARS 5 multi-usage voltage regulator with remote control (2014)
  • Magna Series NS 2812 (2 kw) inverter-charger (2014)
  • 75 amp battery charger (inverter charger only)
  • Guest battery switches
  • 2 X 30 amp shore cords
Engine and Mechanical
  • Twin Caterpilar 3116 300 hp main engines
  • Twin Disc M-506 gearboxes
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer
  • Groco sea strainers
  • VDO gauges
  • Fuel manifold
  • Seaborn fuel filtration system with spin on filters
  • Electric prime pumps and vacuum gauges
  • Oil X-Changer oil change system
  • Teleflex engine controls
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering system
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Groco Paragon fresh water system pump
  • Atlantic Marine stainless steel 20 gallon water heater
  • Tank Tender holding tank level monitor panel
  • 24' X 23.5 Nibral 4-blade propellers
  • 1 3/4" stainless steel shafts
  • (2) Spare propellers
  • Manuals and service records
  • Replaced starboard starter
  • Rule bilge pumps

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.