Built in 1983, the 45′ Fiona Rois is one of Carl Alberg’s last designs, with only three produced. She is the newest and likely best appointed of the group. With her unique keel, longer waterline, and deeper draft, she is faster and more comfortable offshore than earlier Cape Dory models. Her desirable two cabin/two head layout (with separate stall shower) make her perfect for cruising with two couples and offshore passage making/racing.  Her split rig offers a wide variety of sail options, including the wonderful mizzen staysail and asymmetrical gennaker. While construction was completed in 1984, her first sailing adventures began in 1986 with her first owners on the New England Coast. In superb condition and extremely well equipped and maintained, Fiona Rois is ready to daysail or head offshore with her next lucky stewards!



  • loa 47'
  • lod 45'
  • lwl 33'6"
  • beam 12'9'
  • draft 6'8"
  • displacement 33,612 pounds (half-load)
  • fuel capacity 125 gallons
  • water capacity 190 gallons
  • designed by Carl Alberg
  • builder Cape Dory
  • model Cruiser
  • year 1983
  • configuration 2 double cabins/ 2 heads
  • location Southwest Harbor, Maine
  • boat engine Westerbeke 64A 2004
  • horsepower 64 horsepower
  • cruising speed 6.65 knots
  • top speed 7.75 knots


Nav Station:

  • Raymarine E80 color chartplotter/radar display
  • Raytheon ST7000+ Autopilor control head
  • Raymarine C-250 AIS
  • Raymarine SR 100 Satellite Weather
  • Garmin GPS Map 440
  • A/B Switch between GPS unit feed
  • Icom IC-M604 VHF (new 2011)


  • Icom IC – M802 SSB with Icom AT-140 tuner
  • Iridium Satellite phone with intelidock
  • Cell phone antenna and booster
  • Handheld Standard Horizon VHF with charger
  • Compact Designs PC at nav station with DVD player. Computer runs Raytech RNS and has TV connections and connects to 22″ monitor with adjustable mount above nav station.
  • Weems & Plath electronic barometer
  • White instruments Commodore compass at nav station

Interior Accommodations

The interior of Fiona Rois is richly finished in rubbed effect varnished teak for the major bulkheads and trim with gloss varnish highlights. Antique white high pressure laminates are used for the overhead panels (which are removeable for access to the deck and wiring above) and bulkheads in the galley and heads. Satin finished teak and holly cabin sole complete the traditional aesthetic. The two-cabin, two-head arrangement is thoughtfully laid out with excellent access to systems and storage.

Coming down the companionway, the large, U-shaped galley is to port. Opposite to port through a pocket door is access to the aft stateroom with a double berth and aft head with seperate shower. Forward of the galley is the nav station with its large chart table and work space. Forward of the nav station is a full length settee with a pilot berth above and opposite the settee is a dinette with an L-shaped settee that converts to a double berth near the large teak table with folding leaves. Forward of the dinette on port is the forward head, which is accessed from the main salon or the forward stateroom. A passageway on starboard leads to the forward cabin with a v-berth that includes filler to convert to a full double.

  • Bronze opening portlights with screens and curtains throughout the interior let in abundant light and fresh air.
  • Large overhead hatches have varnished teak frames with integral screens for additional light and ventilation.
  • Overhead dorades with sliding vent enclosures allow fresh air in the boat while underway or in port.
  • Handholds can be found throughout the interior and provide safty when moving about underway.


The large u-shaped galley is well set up for cooking underway and is easily accessible from the cockpit or main salon.

  • Top-loading fridge and freezer with temperature gauges for each section
  • Microwave oven in locker by dinette
  • Custom storage for dishes and glassware
  • Force 10 three-burner propane stove with oven and remote solenoid and gas detector
  • Antique white Formica counters with double stainless steel sinks and removable stainless dish drainer with cutting board top for inboard sink
  • Single-lever hot/cold faucet with pull-out sprayer
  • Hand-activated fresh and salt water pumps at sink
  • Ample storage in lockers outboard of counter, in drawers below and in dry storage locker outboard of galley sink
  • Overhead dome light with both white and red bulbs throughout the boat provide excellent lighting and are complimented by bulkhead mounted reading lights.
  • Courtesy lights near the cabin sole provide ample lighting when moving about the boat at night.
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed in all sleeping areas
  • (4) 12v Hella fans (one in each stateroom and (2) in the main salon)
  • Espar diesel heater provides excellent dry heat throughout the interior
  • Storage lockers with louvered vents have lights with auto switching when opened and closed.
  • Lockers, lift outs and opening covers are secured mechanically for potential knockdown scenarios
  • Chelsea Shipstrike clock and barometer

Sails & Rigging


Metalmast Aluminum main and mizzen masts and booms (last inspected 2016)

  • 1 x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging with Sta-Lok fittings and Merriman turnbuckles
  • Self-tacking staysail on Harken roller furler with staysail club and track for sheeting car
  • Harken roller furler for Genoa sail
  • Harken genoa track mounted on toe rail with sheet car adjustment line led back to cockpit
  • Oversized Schaefer turning blocks for gennaker
  • Harken traveler system for main and mizzen
  • Boom Vang
  • Preventers for main and mizzen booms
  • Lazy Jacks and sail covers for both main and mizzen booms
  • Bronze Lewmar 48 self-tailing primary winches
  • Bronze Lewmar 44 self-tailing secondary winches
  • Bronze Lewmar 42 self-tailing main sheet winch
  • Bronze Lewmar 16 self-tailing staysail sheet winch
  • Spinlock rope clutches


  • Tri-radial full batten mainsail with three reefs New 2011 Acadia Sails)
  • 110% tri-radial Yankee Jib (Acadia Sails)
  • 58% Staysail (New 2012 Acadia Sails)
  • Tri-radial full batten mizzen (New 2001 Bondell)
  • 1.5oz Nylon Mizzen staysail (2003)
  • 45% 10 oz storm staysail (2003)
  • 45% 12.1oz storm trysail (2003)
  • 1.5 oz asymmetrical spinnaker (2003)

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Eric Roos