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2006 Dufour 40 Performance

Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom


Dufour 40 Performance - late 2006 - Standard Rig & Keel - £74,995

Dufour 40 in Plymouth with the 3 cabin, 1 head layout which gives a superb owners cabin forward. Excellent spec for fast cruising and the added benefit of NEW sails by Sanders this year

The saildrive seal has been replaced (2017) and the rigging checked by Allspars

Early viewing advised, she will be ashore in Plymouth from mid October 2017

Basic Boat Info

Price: £74,995 (Sale Pending)
Tax Status: Paid
Make: Dufour
Model: 40 Performance
Year: 2006
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Dufour Yachts
Designer: Umberto Felci
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 12.32 m
Length Overall: 12.32 m
Length Of Deck: 11.99 m
Waterline Length: 10.74 m
Beam: 3.9 m
Max Draft: 1.65 m
Displacement: 7,800 kg
Ballast: 2,815 kg
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: D2 - 40
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 2006


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop, Racers and Cruisers


Kim Vasey
21st Century Boat Sales Performance brokerage for Plymouth and the Westcountry We are open 6 days a week, Mon - Sat, Sundays by prior appointment
Plymouth Yacht Brokers


Plymouth Yacht Brokers
Clovelly View
Plymouth, GB, PL9 9SY
Tel:+44 (0)1752 484176

Construction and General
  • GRP Hull, deck and superstructure
  • White hull with graduated blue / grey waterline
  • White deck with moulded non slip
  • Teak decking on cockpit seats
  • Wheel Steering
  • Standard Rig Fractional 9/10
  • Standard fin keel 1.65M


  • LPG gas system with vented locker
  • All documents present
Accommodation layout and details
  • 3 Cabin single, head layout
  • Light blue velour upholstery throughout
  • Light Moabi Mahogany joinery throughout
  • Teak and holly cockpit sole
  • Mostly LED lighting throughout

The Dufour 40 sleeps up to 9 people in 3 double cabins and the saloon, comprising:

  • Fwd cabin with large side access double berth, storage beneath the berth, seating area, hanging locker and shelving, large locker forward, 2 opening hatches and anchor windlass remote control
  • 2 Double aft cabins with hanging locking and shelving, opening hatch and portlight.  The port cabin has access to the batteries and a water tank beneath the berth.  The stb'd cabin has the diesel tank beneath
  • The saloon features a large U shaped settee to port with storage beneath, this berth can convert to a cosy double. To stb'd is a single settee berth with storage beneath.  Both sides have outboard lockers and shelving along with attractive hull ports.  There is a large central opening hatch and 2 opening portlights giving a lovely overall light feeling
  • To port is the L shaped galley with a 2 burner cooker with oven, huge coolbox with very efficient isotherm fridge unit, Bowl and a half SS Sink with H/C pressurised water system, additional manual footpump, ample storage above and below the worktop including cutlery drawer, pan drawer and special drawer cupboard.  There is an opening portlight above and even the original Dufour branded cutlery and crockery
  • To stb'd is the head, Jabsco sea toilet with holding tank, moulded basin and worktop with H/C water and shower with drain pump. Opening portlight gives light and ventilation
  • The Nav station is to stb'd with a large chart table, storage within, navigators seat with further storage beneath, space for nav equipment, books etc, Electrical control panel and gauges and space for mounting electronics
  • Externally is a large safe cockpit with a good sized locker either side and several safety line points.  The aft seat behind the wheel folds down to make a transom gateway to the swim platform and cockpit shower (H/C)
Engine, Electrical and Tankage
  • Volvo Penta D2-40 diesel engine
  • Saildrive to 2 blade flexifold folding propeller
  • Saildrive seal replaced 2017
  • Spare 2 blade propeller
  • 701 hrs (Oct 2017) since 2010
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine space


  • 12V domestic system
  • 2 12V 100Ah Trojan AGM domestic batteries
  • 1 12V 100Ah Trojam AGM engine start battery
  • 1 12V 85Ah Lead /acid reserve engine start battery
  • Battery isolator switches
  • 12V charge regulator from alternator
  • 12V outlets
  • 240V Shore power system
  • Victron Centaur 12V 30Ah battery charger
  • Victron battery monitor (2011)
  • Immersion heater
  • 240V outlets
  • Solar panel with regulator
  • Switch panel at chart table with Fuel, battery and water gauges


  • Fuel 160 L
  • Water 2 * 165 L (total 330 L)
  • Holding 50 L (approx)
Spars, Sails and Canvas


  • Sparcraft 2 spreader aluminium mast 9/10 fractional
  • Sparcraft slab reefing boom
  • Single line reefing with 2 reefs
  • Rodkicker
  • Facnor Roller Furling System
  • Removable inner forestay
  • Spinnaker Pole on mast track (2010)
  • Spinnaker halyard and spare genoa halyard (2010)
  • Spinnaker gear (2010)
  • Mast step
  • Flag halyards
  • Standing rigging checked and tuned 2017


  • Sanders Dacron Mainsail - NEW 2017
  • Sanders 120% Roller furling genoa with foam luff - NEW 2017
  • Storm jib with hanks
  • Dolphin Cruising chute with snuffer - 2010
  • Dolphin AP spinnaker - 2010
  • Spare 130% Roller furling genoa


  • Stackpack with lazyjacks and boot
  • Sprayhood with SS frame
  • Pedestal cover
  • Wheel cover
Deck Equipment

Deck gear

  • 2 Harken 48 ST Primary winches
  • 2 Harken 40 ST Halyard winches
  • 10 Spinlock jammers
  • 2 additional spinlock jammers on deck
  • All Harken hardware
  • Genoa tracks and pin stop cars with additional adjustment from cockpit
  • Harken mainsheet track and car

Deck equipment

  • SS bow roller
  • 15 Kg Delta anchor and at least 30 M 10mm chain
  • Quick electric anchor windlass
  • Additional anchor warp
  • Spider type kedge anchor with chain and warp
  • Spring cleats
  • Bathing ladder
  • Outboard motor bracket
Navigation Equipment

On deck

  • Raymarine ST60+ Tridata
  • Raymarine ST60+ Wind 360
  • Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot display
  • 2 Raymarine ST60+ Graphic displays on side pedestal
  • Plastimo Olympic 135 steering compass

Below deck

  • Raymarine C80 Colour radar / gps plotter
  • Navionics 28XG UK & Ireland charts
  • Comar AIS Multi system
  • Navman DSC VHF radio with cockpit speaker
  • Sony CD/FM stereo with saloon and cockpit speakers
  • Barometer


  • Raymarine 2 kW radome on transom pole
  • Hawk / VHF antenna at masthead
  • Iridium satellite phone antenna on pushpit
  • 12V socket on deck
  • Port / stb'd / stern nav lights
  • Steaming light
  • Tricolour / anchor light at masthead
  • Deck floodlight
Safety Equipment
  • 8 man liferaft in canister (requires service)
  • Fastfind 406MHz EPIRB
  • Echomax radar reflector
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy, light and drogue
  • Danbuoy with light
  • Webbing jackstays
  • Manual and automatic bilge pumps
  • Rule high bilge water alarm
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Gas alarm
  • Smoke alarm
  • Torches
  • Bolt croppers
  • Engine fan kill switch in cockpit
General Inventory
  • 6 Fenders and bow fender
  • Mooring warps
  • Boat hook
  • 12V searchlight
  • Cockpit table
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Windscoop
  • Shore power cable
  • Engine spares
  • General spares


  • Inflatable dinghy
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.
Additional Contact Information

Please ring Kim Vasey for full details and viewing arrangements

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