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|Location||Hayling Island, Hampshire, United Kingdom|
|Tax Status||Tax Paid|
|Max Draft||1.7 m|
|Cabin Headroom||1.83 m|
|Engine Make||Volvo Penta|
|Drive Type||Sail Drive|
|Propeller Type||2 Blade|
|Designer||J & J Design|
This Dufour 32 Classic has had one owner from new, and it is out of the water, in our display ready for viewings. This one has a fin keel which provides a nicer sailing experience overall, where as many other 32’s have twin keels.
The owner of this boat has made lots and lots of lovely memories with Freebird and he has now made the sad decision to sell her after nearly 20 years.
The boat is powered by the reliable Volvo Penta MD2020, 19hp, which the vendor has looked after himself for many years. In 2008 the vendor and his wife took Freebird to South Brittany where it remained for around 10 years, so they spent weeks and weeks every year enjoying cruising in the warmer climate, and to be able to do this with as little worry as possible, the vendor had to be able to maintain the engine himself.
The standing rigging is original and has been checked by the vendor at least once every season using his bosun’s chair. The vendor has told us that the running rigging has always been well-maintained and mouse lines run for winter.
The specification includes:
16 x 11 2-bladed aluminium propeller
VHF Radio with 2 handsets
Raymarine SPX-5 Autopilot
Engine starter battery
2 x domestic batteries
Electric bilge pump + manual bilge pump
Displacement (empty): 4,430kgsWater capacity: 180L
Fuel capacity: 80L
Engine oil: 2.8 litres
Sail drive oil: 2 litres
Cruising speed: approx. 6 knots
Full cockpit cover
Accommodation: aft cabin, double berth forward, dinette, under floor storage, under seat storage
Galley: hot & cold water, sink, gas hob, gas oven, refrigerator, storage, cup/bottle storage
Heads: Separate compartment, hot & cold water, shower, sink, manual toilet
Sails: Original UK Sails mainsail - good condition for age
Peter Sanders Genoa – good condition
Keel: Fin keel – lead encased in GRP
Mast & rigging: Kemp mast & boom, stainless-steel wire rigging
Accessories: warps, fenders, boat hook, red ensign, 10kg Delta anchor & chain
Recent maintenance history:
Boat lifted out November 2022
Boat lifted April 2022 – antifouling and anodes renewed before relaunch
Engine serviced by vendor during 2020
Sail drive oil renewed in 2020
Sail drive seal replaced in 2012
Paperwork we are holding includes:
Original VAT Invoice 2003
Copy of the Certificate of Conformity
Copy of the Declaration of Conformity
Copy of the Builder’s Certificate 2003
Original Bill of Sale to current owner (January 2004)
SSR Certificate (expires 2024)
This yacht is currently out of the water and can be viewed with us 6 days a week (Sundays by appointment).
Keel Type: Shoal_Draft
Max Draft: 4.17 ft
Manufacturer Provided Description
The Dufour 32 Classic is a real cruising yacht, strong, fast and comfortable developed by Dufour from a J & J Design. Her lines, with a well-balanced hull make her an elegant performer. The wide side decks make it easy for the crew to manouver and circulate. Her ergonomic cockpit, careful selection of high-quality deck fittings and rigging and Dufour's customized boat building flair are all evident in the 32 Classic. And Classic describes the attention to detail and superior solid mahogany wood work found throughout the interior, crafted in an ageless design and unequalled in any yacht of similar size or class.
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.