The design concept for the Dufour 45 Classic was to produce a voluminous hull with ample accommodation for a family or three couples cruising together. That dictates three private cabins, two heads, adequate tankage, and a comfortable saloon.
This was all to be packaged in a hull form that was modern, fast and capable of overall good sailing performance.
So the hull was made moderately shallow and given a moderate displacement of 24,250 pounds. The rudder is a high-aspect balanced spade and the fin keel is deep (7'8") and has a large bulb at its base.
The result is a powerful hull with a beam of more than 14 feet that feels large beneath your feet and is very stable.
The deep ballast bulb gives the boat a fine edge sailing to windward and allows it to continue carrying a press of sail long after others will have been forced to reef.
2017. More than $ 28.000.00 spent on retrofitting.
NEW Heat Exchanger.
NEW Sail Drive.
NEW Water Heater.
NEW Drive Plate on Fly Wheel.
NEW Engine Mounts.
Engine Major Maintenance. Volvo MD22 with 512 hours.
She is a 3 stateroom vessel. The bow stateroom is the master. It has a large modified queen berth that has a custom mattress and a memory foam top pad, down covers and high quality 800 thread count bedding. (over the top) The stateroom has its own head with Jabsco pump toilet, sink and shower stall, hot and cold pressure water. Good head storage for the master. There is good ventilation with multiple portlights as well as an overhead hatch for additional light. The room, as in the entire boat, is lined with solid natural teak. Good storage is supplied, in, lockers, drawers and under-bunk space.
Step aft, through the cabin door, and one enters the Salon and Pullman galley with navigation station. There is a large settee with seating for at least 6 for sit down meals. The area is lined in teak and comfortable cushions and is a wonderful overall feature. The galley is to port with great counter space, twin stainless steel sinks, Force propane stove and oven, built-in Microwave, top load Isotherm refrigeration and great storage. Dufour provides their own trademark dishes, glasses and cups. Just aft to starboard, is the Nav station with a great seat, chart table (charts) Portlights and hatches ad to the light and ventilation in the main salon. One step aft to port is the guest's second head with built-in shower, sink, cabinets and hatch with toilet and door.
Center aft of the salon is the companionway to the cockpit, engine access hatch and on either side of this area are twin staterooms. Each stateroom has a modified berth with the same custom mattresses top foam and down cover and high-end bedding as the master, there is good storage with shelves and lockers
All in All a great layout with comfort and convenience!
Raymarine model 125M touch screen plotter/radar/depth 2014
Autohelm autopilot 2014
Autohelm Wind Speed and direction indicator
Horizon VHF radio/telephone
New Batteries 2018
Stereo with CD payer w speakers in cockpit and salon
Epirb with a new battery
Mast Head Camera to screen at helm\
New Mast Head LED lights
Plastimo Olympic 135 Compass
Bow Anchor SS CQR type plow with 250 feet chain and rode
Lophrans power Anchor windlass under hatch with remote
Stern Anchor with chain and rode
New Canvas Dodger and Bimini with covers
New Canvas pedestal covers
All Self Tailing Winches
Full Batten Main Sail with Stack pack with Lazy Jax
Roller Furling 130 % Genoa
All Lines and sheets led to cockpit
Mechanical Boom Vang
Teak Cockpit Inlay
Swim Ladder and transom steps
Roller Bearing Rudder Bearing (smooth)
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