The first C-Dory, a 22' X 7'6" "Flat Bottom" was introduced in late 1979 at the Seattle sportsman show. The new boat was a tiny cousin of the Marben semi-displacement hulls being built at the time by Roy Toland Inc. doing business as Marben Marine. The immediate success of C-Dory's original 22' model led to the development of the line into what it is today.
In October 2000, the Reynolds family, led by Scot Reynolds purchased the company. Scot is currently the President of C-Dory Marine Group, which also purchased both the Olympic Boat Company and Skagit Orca Boats.
The C-Dory Marine Group has flourished under Mr. Reynolds leadership, and currently builds a full line of boats from the 14' C-Dory Tender and the whole C-Dory line to the all weather Tom-Cat 255 catamaran right on up to the Heavy Weather 22', 24' and 27' Skagit-Orca Cruisers.