Owner can deliver to East coast of the USA (once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted) for additional charge.
Songbird is a lightly used Dufour 40e Performance....
She is NOT a standard Dufour 40e.... Fortunately at the time we were able to specify factory hull modifications to enhance her safety for long distance sailing.
She has never been raced, never been chartered and has been sailed predominantley in light conditions (under 20kts). The Admiral (my wife) is not a hardened sailor.
She has been very well cared for and kept in very good condition..... Many visitors aboard make the comment "Is she New"... We are pretty fussy owners and spend a lot of time maintaining her.
Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to her and hopefully pass her on to new owners who can enjoy her a much as we have.
Current location is the the Caribbean Islands and set up for you to fly in and sail away.... All we would need to do is remove our personal gear
Located in Leeward Islands Caribbean.
ADDITIONAL BUILDER SPECIFICATION SHEET AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Vessel Name SONGBIRD Launch Year 2013 Length 40' 6" - 12.35m Beam 3.89m Draft 2.1m Displacement 8.2 tonnes Keel / Ballast 2386KG - Bulb Keel Vessel Location Currently In The Caribbean - The Leeward Islands Region North America and Caribbean HIN Hull # 86 Registration ON 860750 Rego Expiry 31/12/2099 Designer Architect : Felci Yachts Builder Dufour Hull Material Fibreglass/GRP Decks Material Deck: Sandwich with injected PVC foam core Engine D2-55F (Perkins Engine) Engine Make Volvo Penta Number Engines 1 Horsepower 55 Fuel Type Diesel Engine Hours 1200 Fuel Consumption 3.5 l/h Max Speed 8.0 @ 2400rpm Cruise Speed 7.0 @ 2000rpm Propulsion Saildrive - Three blade folding propeller Fuel 200 Water 360 litre Dinghy Honwave Airdeck 2.7m Outboard Tohatsu 9.8 Covers Spray hood, Boom Bag, Bimini and removable cockpit link sheet, winter covers Accommodation 2 berth owners version with lazarette.
Toilet and Shower are separated (one person can be in the toilet and another in the shower) Cabins 2 Berths 6 Shower Separate shower and wet area Toilet Electric toilet/vanity & 45ltr holding tank Entertainment Kenwood Stero/CD player. Galley L shaped Galley with plenty of draw and shelf storage Refrigeration Large refrigerator (top and front opening) Stove 2 Burner stove and oven Hot Water Pressurised Hot & Cold Water - Mains 220/240v and Engine heated hot water Ground Tackle Manson Supreme anchor & 80m chain
Quick 1000W electric Windlass Safety Gear Several padeye points, Jack lines, lifejackets & harnesses
Life Ring with light
Man Overboard recovery sling Bilge Pumps Manual and Electric (float switch) Life Raft Ocean Safety 6 man liferaft (Last Service August 2019) Epirb GME 406mhz - GPS Life Jackets 4 inflatable Flares Multiple Parachute and hand held flares Fire Protection 5 fire extinguishers and a fire blanket Electrics 3 x 105ah house batteries, 1 x 100ah starter battery, 2 x 135w flexible solar panels (zipped ot bimini), managed by Victron 100/30 smartcharger. Electronics / Navigation Raymarine Equipment - E7 chartplotter, P70 Autopilot (Linear Drive), I70 display, I60 Wind, Digital Radar, AIS-650
ICOM M423 VHF with remote handset Sail Inventory Elvstron Fully battened main, 115% Headsail on Roller furler, Asymetric (used half a dozen times), Solent 28sqm headsail (used once) Mast / Rigging Sparcraft Mast & Boom, All standing rigging is dyform, fully adjustable backstay
Dyneema running rigging, where necessary Deck Gear 6 x Lewmar 45's, JIB Sheet winches are Electric (saves the Admirals back)
All lines run back to the cockpit (12 clutches)
Fully adjustable headsail traveller cars (from the cockpit)
Several padeyes for deck fittings and safety gear
10 Plastimo Fenders, FAT Bob and a fender step..... Remarks Lockers full of spares and extra equipment... Too much to list in the advertisement
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Dufour-40E Performance CruiserSONGBIRDYacht :SongbirdCommissioned :July 31st-2013Registration:Australian–ON 860750Manufacturer/Model:Dufour-40E Performance CruiserHISTORY•Songbird was ordered on Christmas eve 2012through the Australian DufourAgent–Antill Marine.•A number offactory modifications were made during the build(seeP40_86_extra_lamination_DS13026.pdf ) as the original intention was to sailher back to Australia.•Shipped to the Hamble River and commissioned by Marco Marine (RichardPoulson) in conjunction with Jason Antill from Antill Marine. A quote fromRichard Poulson was she was the ‘stiffest 40e he has commissioned”. He hascommissioned 10+ of this particularmodel dufour.•First Season–Hamble to Arzal (West coast of France)•Second Season–Arzal to Marmaris (Turkey)•ThirdSeason–Marmaris to Preveza (Ionian Greece)•FourthSeason–Preveza to Monfalcone (Italy)•FifthSeason–Monfalcone(Italy)-Preveza•SixthSeason-Preveza (Greece) to Puerto Sherry (Spain)•Seventh Season–PuertoSherry(Spain) to the Caribbean, via CanaryIslands&Cape Verdes(very softand slowcrossingofthe Atlantic).GENERAL•Songbird has always been sailed in light air conditions (one exception), mywife Sharanne,is not a sailor and we have sailed to her capabilities.Thesimple rule waswe do not sail in condition above 20kts, reefed by 15kts.•The one exception to this is the crossing on theBay of Biscay from LaRochellein Franceto La Coruna in Northern Spain,on this crossing weencountereda Force 8 gale, the yacht was reefed down and worked slowly towindward, hence, no damage on arrival in La Coruna.•She was sailed in light conditions crossing the Atlantic. The leg fromLanzarote (Cape Verdes) took 6 ½ days.....Cape Verdes to St Lucia....15 ½days.....onlydamage was one chaffed halyard and three very bored sailors.
Dufour-40E Performance CruiserSONGBIRDYacht :SongbirdCommissioned :July 31st-2013Registration:Australian–ON 860750Manufacturer/Model:Dufour-40E Performance CruiserSPECIFICATIONS•Architect:Felci Yachts•Overall length :12.35 m•Hull length :11.99 m•Waterline length :10.76 m•Max beam :3.89 m•Displacement :8525 Kg•Draft :2.10 m•Keel weight :2386 Kg•Fuel tankcap:200 L•Water tankcap:380 L•Engine power :Volvo (Perkins)55hp–3 blade folding propellerItems inREDare upgrades or additional equipment not fitted to the Standard Dufour40EVERSION•Two Cabin, 1 head, 1 Shower&Lazarette•Dynamic Pack–Comfort Standard OptionsoDeep cast iron keel 2,10moMOABIfloorboardsoBlue saloon lighting near flooro36E TaupecolourcushionsoRoller blinds& Insect screensfor deck hatchesoDufour Yachts dining setoElectric refrigerator unit with both frontal and top openingoWater heater–engine & 240voOven/Stovewith2 burnergascookeroWorktop of galley in CorianoBattery chargeroExtra service battery (105Ah)oGenoa furling system under deckoCockpit shower (cold/hot)o12V outlet in cockpit for inspection lighto220-240V + shore power + outlets in cabins and saloonoBlue Sail kit: plain wood, new generation engine,highpower alternator(115-140 Amps).oLED navigation lights, sea water foot pump, injection/infusion deck,system carburizing