Dufour 40 Performance

69,801 GBP (83,000 EUR)

Dream Yacht Charter France

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The Dufour 40, its many qualities speak for themselves : finesse,

precision, exciting sailing. Take a look at : cruising/racing deck layout,

suitable for sailing with a full or reduced crew, out on the open sea or

between two buoys; below decks, the refinement and quality of Dufour

Yachts’ interiors. All adding up to a fast boat for racing or just for the

pleasure of skimming through the water; which at the same time lets you

enjoy proper cruising in comfort.

Manufacturer Provided Description

The first of a new range and voted "Yacht of the Year" (Grand Pavois La Rochelle 2003), the DUFOUR 40 shows all the signs of success straightaway. Its fluid and aggressive lines proclaim a strong potential for speed on all point of sailing. Optimised by the use of new technologies, its performance is matched only by her extraordinary comfort. Simplified deck lay-out, ease of movement around the deck, huge interior for living at sea....

Additional Description

  • Teak trimmed seats, slightly curved GRP sole.
  • Large side lockers with lids fitted with padlock hasps.
  • GRP steering pedestal forming a footrest and instrument panel, with compass.
  • Stainless steel arch above compass.
  • Large leather rimmed steering wheel.
  • Rudder stock head under helmsman?s seat for installing the emergency tiller.
  • Engine control lever starboard and recessed engine control panel.
  • Recessed instrument panel symmetrical to engine panel.
  • Stowage bins built into engine and instrument panels.
  • 2 winch pockets.
  • Transom opens in centre by tipping helmsman?s seat giving access to the swim/boarding platform.
  • Large Propane locker in aft port seat.
  • Locker for small equipment in aft starboard seat.
  • Life raft stowage in dedicated locker under sole.
  • Swim/boarding platform teak trimmed in central part.
  • Cockpit shower in aft locker.
  • Stainless steel bathing ladder with teak steps.
  • Shore power socket in cockpit

Additional Description

  • All joinery work in prime choice light Moabi mahogany, with fiddles and mouldings in solid wood.
  • Locker doors have ventilation louvers.
  • The cabin doors have double anti-vibration bolts.
  • The soles are in varnished Moabi veneered marine plywood.
  • Cabin mattresses and saloon cushions have removable covers.
  • The upper cabin and saloon linings are in Moabi wood.

Additional Description

  • 12 V DC SYSTEM.
  • 16 function backlit switchboard.
  • 12V outlet at galley and switchboard.
  • 1 x 100 Ah engine battery and l x 100 Ah service battery.
  • Battery switch for each battery.

Additional Description

  • L-shaped galley close to companionway.
  • Synthetic stone work top with fiddle.
  • Double stainless steel sink.
  • Chrome plated brass mixer tap for pressurised water (hot/cold).
  • Cooker with 2 burner stove/oven on gimbals.
  • 12 V electric refrigerator with ice cube compartment.
  • Stowage under sink with shelf and door.
  • Hinged door with garbage bin.
  • Outboard lower cabinet with cutlery drawer and sliding vegetable baskets.
  • Upper cabinets with doors on hull side, one of which can house a microwave oven (option).
  • Light and ventilation ensured by opening port-light and 2 spotlights over galley.
  • Crumb tray under sole.

Additional Description

  • VOLVO 40 hp (29.1 kW).
  • Sail-drive transmission.
  • Heat exchanger, anti-siphon valve.
  • Large capacity sea water filter.
  • Control panel close to helmsman, with hour meter, tachometer and Plexiglas protection.
  • Alternator with battery isolator.
  • Fuel tank approx. 160 l, gauge on electrical switchboard.
  • Fuel filter with water separator.
  • Emergency fuel shut-off handle.
  • Engine room ventilation blower, and 2 ventilation hoses.
  • Two-blade fixed propeller.
  • Access to the engine from front and both sides.
  • Independent engine bilge.
  • Quality sound proofing high density foam.

Additional Description

  • Teak handrails on coachroof.
  • Wood toerail on hull-deck joint.
  • Self-draining chain locker with eye bolt and integrated windlass bracket, cover with locking bolt.
  • Stemhead fitting with removable anchor roller.
  • Pulpit in two separate parts with separate green/red navigation lights.
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker tack ring ahead of forestay.
  • Pushpits with horseshoe buoy bracket, flag pole holder and opening cable gate with hook.
  • Stanchions with 2 levels of stainless steel guard -rails.
  • 6 Mooring cleats on backing plates, stainless steel rubbing plates on sheer line.
  • Single chainplate for cap shrouds/aft lower shrouds including an eye for fixing extra control lines.
  • 2 deck filler plates for water, 1 for fuel.
  • Mainsheet track on cockpit sole with adjustable traveller.
  • Genoa sheet tracks with piston lead blocks.
  • Double sheet turning blocks with built-in jammer.
  • Stainless steel swan neck electric cable gland.
  • 2 x 4 and 6 sheave deck organizers for halyard returns.
  • 5+2 clutches on coachroof.
  • 2 x 40.2 ST halyard winches on coachroof.
  • 2 x 48 ST Genoa sheet winches on coamings close to helmsman.
  • Spinlock clutch on toerail for Genoa furling line.
  • Sliding companionway hatch and washboards in Plexiglas with stops and lock.
  • GRP cover ahead of companionway with spray deflector.

Additional Description

  • Large format chart table with hinged desk top, starboard to companionway.
  • Seat with stowage underneath, vinyl covered curved cushion.
  • Outboard panel with switchboard and instrument panel.
  • Instrument console angled towards navigator.
  • Bookshelf under electrical switchboard.
  • Stowage under chart table with drawer and door.
  • Dome light and chart reading light.


  • 2 winch handles with holder.
  • Owner?s briefcase with owner?s manual.
  • Grounded rigging system.

Sails and Rigging

  • Anodised aluminium mast with double swept backed spreaders, rigged 9/10, deck stepped.
  • Anchor and steaming lights.
  • Possibility of rigging a removable inner forestay.
  • Boom topping lift cleat.
  • Anodised aluminium boom equipped with single line reefing system.
  • Rigid boom vang , with tackle led back to cockpit.
  • Genoa furling system.
  • Discontinuous standing rigging in single strand stainless steel cable and chrome plated bronze turnbuckles including: forestay, backstay, cap shrouds, inter and lower shrouds.
  • Backstay adjusted with stay tensionner.
  • Running rigging in pre-stretched textile including: ? low stretch ? main and Genoa halyards, boom topping lift, main sheet on standing winch block with cleat on cockpit floor, Genoa sheets, adjustable mainsail track, boom vang, reefing lines and Genoa furling line.
  • Mainsail with logo in high tenacity cloth, with two broad reef bands.
  • Navy blue mainsail cover.
  • Special biradial roller furling Genoa with anti-UV protection.


GPS, Autopilot, Depthsounder, VHF, Compass, Log, speedometer, Shore power inlet

Inside Equipment

Marine head, Battery charger, Refrigerator, Electric bilge pump, Manual bilge pump, Oven, Hot water

Outside Equipment

Liferaft, Cockpit table, Cockpit shower, Lazyjacks, Spray hood, Bimini Top, Lazy bag

Other Equipment

Fantasque, Wind speed and direction, Furling genoa, Fully battened mainsail, Steering wheel

Seller information

Dream Yacht Charter France
Mr Gerry Jacob
Marina du Port Pin Rollan
Chemin départemental 18

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    69,801 GBP (83,000 EUR)

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    Le Marin, Martinique (FR)

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