ALL VIEWINGS ARE CURRENTLY STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
The Dufour 36 Classic is a popular modern cruising yacht offering a great combination of comfortable accommodation and confidence-inspiring manners under sail. Stargazer Two is the shallow draft, owner's version, offering excellent accommodation and the ability to explore shoal waters whilst still being very capable of long-distance cruising. Her inventory includes a bow thruster, electric anchor windlass, autopilot, central heating, hot water, furling mainsail, full cockpit enclosure and more. She has only had two owners from new, with her first owner having her for 20yrs, and is now only up for sale as her current owner's plans have had to change due to injury. A very recent survey is available and she has only been lightly used since, we expect her to sell quickly!
Viewing by appointment only through our Essex office on (01621) 785600
The accommodation offers up to six berths, with two double cabins plus the saloon table converts to a double.
FORECABIN - Considered to be the owner's cabin and featuring an offset double berth to port and stowage beneath, seat to starboard and ample storage in two hanging lockers, shelves and a cupboard. Large opening hatch to foredeck with blind.
SALOON - An L-shaped settee fitted to starboard (converts to double with infill cushion) with a separate bench seat offers comfortable seating for 6 around a table with bottle storage.
GALLEY - Linear galley to starboard equipped with a gimballed Eno two burner gas cooker with oven, twin stainless steel sinks, large top opening 12v fridge, ample work surfaces and good storage in various lockers and drawers.
CHART TABLE - Generous chart table to port with storage, navigators seat (upholstered in vinyl), electrical distribution panel and navigation equipment.
HEADS - Aft to starboard and fitted with Jabsco marine toilet, shower wash basin, storage and opening portlight.
AFT CABIN - Fitted with a large double berth, hanging locker, lighting and opening portlights.
GENERAL EQUIPMENT - The mahogany interior with teak and holly effect sole boards and cream/blue patterned upholstery and matching curtains are all in excellent condition. Eberspacher diesel fired central heating. Pressurised hot and cold water supply via a calorifier (new 2012) with immersion heater.
Located below the companionway and with excellent all-round access, Volvo Penta MD2030 three-cylinder 28hp diesel engine. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Single lever controls with electric start. Saildrive (new gaiter 2015) to two-bladed fixed propeller. Vetus bow thruster (new 2001).
The engine appears to be in excellent cosmetic condition, with regular servicing by Volspec and renewals as required (new control cables and exhaust elbow 2014, new exhaust silencer 2016). The engine was last serviced in October 2018 by Volspec, then recommissioned in August 2019 and has been very lightly used since.
2 x 12v 108ah Domestic batteries (new 2013), 70ah engine battery (new 2018) and further 105ah bow thruster battery (new 2017). Batteries charged via engine alternator with Sterling Power Management system. Shore power system (new RCD breaker 2012) with ring main, immersion coil for water heating and battery charger. Power generation for extended cruising is supplied by a Rutland 913 pole-mounted wind charger and a Marlec solar panel on coachroof both regulated by a Marlec HDRX charge controller. Electrical distribution panel. Full interior lighting.
Masthead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom by Z Spars. Z-Spars rod kicker. Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2013). Terylene running rigging. Facnor 'behind mast' roller reefing mainsail system (fitted in 2009), this can easily be removed to return to a slab reefing system if required. Facnor headsail furling system. Lewmar mainsheet traveller mounted forward of compnaionway. Lines led aft to Spinlock clutches. 2 x Lewmar 40 self-tailing sheet winches. 2 x Lewmar 30 self-tailing halyard winches.
The sails were valeted in 2018 and have all been lightly used and carefully looked after since new.
Numerous other items of equipment and spares including boot hook, mooring pickups, impellers, filters and more are included in the sale.
Dufour 36 Classic built by Dufour Yachts in December 1999 to a design by Mortain & Mavrikios. White GRP hull with style stripes, superstructure and decks with moulded non-slip surfaces. Shoal draft fin keel. Underwater hull epoxied in 2007. Whitlock wheel steering to spade hung rudder. Anodised aluminium toe rail. Walk through transom with bathing platform and swim ladder. Teak cockpit floor and cockpit seats.
Stargazer II is well known to our Essex office who sold her to her current owner in 2019. Prior to this she had been very lightly used and meticulously maintained, and so sold very quickly with a very clean survey result. Unfortunately, her current owner suffered an injury not long after launching her in August 2019, and it would now appear that the sensible course of action is to give up sailing. Stargazer II is still currently afloat, although was booked to come ashore when space was available in the yard (now closed due to Covid-19), and all pictures date from June 2019 as we are unable to gain access to take more at this time.
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.