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Dufour 44

$115,116 Listed price: £89,000

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Sunbird UK

Clyde Marina
Ayrshire, KA22 8DB
United Kingdom

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Make Dufour
Model 44
Year 2006
Condition Used
Price £89,000
Type Sail
Class Racer/Cruiser
Length 45 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
Location Clyde Marina, Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Tax Status Tax Paid
Keel Type Fin
Engine Type Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Shape Monohull
Hull Warranty None


Modern sleek looking yacht with powerful lines. This performance cruising yacht will deliver on every front, whether just sailing for pleasure or fast comfortable cruising.

Builder: Dufour
Designer: Umberto Felci

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LOA:  13.67m

LWL:  11.82m

BEAM: 4.25m

DRAFT:  2.31m

DISP: 10530 kgs


Hand laminated GRP Hull, vacuum bagged PVC foam core sandwich above water line.  NPG Gelcoat with first layer of cloth impregnated with NPG resin forming an optimum barrier against osmosis.  Inner moulded hull bottom, structural framing laminated to the hull. 

Navy blue decorative stripes on hull and coach roof.  Deck in PVC foam core sandwich, moulded by injection process (Resin Transfer Moulding) for significant weight saving and excellent interior finish. 

Fin Draft 2.31M, lead keel, bolts loads taken up by stainless steel backing plate.  Semi-elliptical rudder, filled with closed cell epoxy foam.  Stainless steel solid stock, on self-aligning bearings.  Stainless steel bow protection.  Epoxy hull coating below waterline.

On Deck
Teak decks

Teak handrails on coachroof.

Teak toerail on hull-deck joint.

Self-draining chain locker with eye bolt and Quick Aries 1400W electric windlass, cover with locking bolt.

Delta Anchor, 30m chain and 30m warp

Bruce kedge anchor, 5m chain and 70m warp

Removable Stem-head fitting with anchor roller.

Pulpit in two separate parts with separate navigation lights.

Pushpits with horseshoe buoy bracket, flag pole holder and opening cable gate with hook.

Stanchions, and guard-rails with opening gates

6 mooring cleats, with reinforced backing plates fore and aft, Stainless steel rubbing plates on sheer line.

Mooring lines and fenders

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.

Holding tank pump out plate.

Mainsheet track on cockpit sole with adjustable traveller.

Adjustable genoa lead cars.

2 sheet turning blocks.

Aluminium mast collar with sheet return blocks.

2 deck organizers for halyard returns.

8 Spinlock clutches on coachroof.

2 x 44.2 ST Halyard/Reefing winches on the coachroof.

2 x 53.2 ST Genoa sheet winches 

Clutch on toe rail for genoa furling line.

Pad-eyes x 3 in cockpit for lifelines.

Sliding companionway hatch and washboards in Plexiglas with stops and lock.

Stowage of washboards under aft port berth.

Sprayhood with handle and spray dodgers.


Throwing line


Outboard engine bracket.

Yellow horseshoe and light

Cruiser 6 liferaft (serviced 2012)

Electric bilge

Manual bilge


Cockpit & Steering
Teak trimmed seats, slightly curved GRP sole.

Central footrest.

Removable teak folding cockpit table and aluminium pedestal.

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 covered wheel, with full wheel cover

Rudder stock head under helmsman's seat for installing the emergency tiller.

Engine control lever to starboard.

Recessed instrument panel symmetrical to engine panel.

Stowage bins built into engine and instrument panels.

Transom opens in centre by tipping helmsman's seat giving access to the swim/boarding platform.

Large gas locker in aft port seat.

Locker for small equipment in aft starboard seat.

Swim/boarding platform teak trimmed in central part.

Hot & Cold transom shower.

Stainless steel bathing ladder with teak steps.

Shore power socket in cockpit.

Cockpit speakers for radio/CD

Repeater speaker for VHF


Engine Brand: Volvo
Engine(s) Total Power: 55 HP
Engine Model: D2-55
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Sail drive
Propeller: Kiwi 3 blade feathering prop
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots
Year Built: 2006

Engine hours c650

Heat exchanger, anti-siphon valve.

Large capacity sea water filter.

Control panel close to helmsman, with hour meter and tachometer.

Alternator with battery isolator.

Fuel tank approx. 250 l, gauge on electrical switchboard.

Fuel filter with water separator.

Emergency fuel shut-off handle.

Engine room ventilation blower, and 2 ventilation hoses.

Three-blade Kiwiprop feathering propeller.

Ambassador rope stripper.

Access to the engine from front and both sides.

Quality sound proofing high density foam

Fresh Water Tanks: (430 Litres)
Fuel Tank: (250 Litres)

Holding tank (45 litres)

Electrical Equipment
Electrical Circuit: 12V



16 function back-lit switchboard.

12V outlet at galley and switchboard.

1 x engine battery (100 Ah)

3 x service batteries (405Ah)

Batteryswitch for each battery in aft starboard cabin.

Rigging/Spars & Sail Wardrobe (unchecked)

Anodised aluminium mast with double swept backed spreaders, rigged 9/10, keel stepped.

Deck light.

Boom topping lift cleat.

Anodised aluminium boom equipped with double line reefing system.

Rigid boom Vang, with tackle led back to cockpit.

Discontinuous standing rigging and chrome plated bronze turnbuckles including: forestay, backstay, cap shrouds, inter and lower shrouds.

Adjustable backstay.

Roller furling Genoa - Sobstad

Battened mainsail - Sobstad

Mainsail and genoa in reasonable condition, regularly maintained and cleaned.

Lazyjacks and lazybag.

Sail Area
I : 16.1 m
J : 5.219 m
P : 15.65 m
E : 5.55 m

Genoa area 57.4m2

Mainsail area 47.7m2


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 floor boards are in laminated marine Moabi wood.

Cabin mattresses and saloon cushions have removable covers.

Sprung slats in forward cabin

Eberspacher D5 central heating, with 6 outlets (saloon, three cabins, two heads)


Headroom: 1.98 m.

Removable companionway unit with wooden steps.

Moabi handrails.

Removable engine wooden cover under companionway steps.

Dedicated stowage for companionway door inside the boat.

Forward Cabin

Headroom : 1.90 m.

Large berth approx. 200 x 175 cm.

10 cm mattress in 2 parts (washable cover).

Access to stowage lockers under berth.

Upper lockers with fiddle on hull side around berth.

Large hanging locker with shelves and seat forming a shoe locker.

Access to navigation instrument transducers.

Water tank under berth.

Roller blind.

Forward & Aft Head

Manual marine toilet.

One holding tank - aft head 

Washbasin unit, with moulded, washbasin and stainless steel handrail.

Large mirror, chrome plated brass mixer tap with shower unit.

Shower with direct drainage by electric pump and teak grating.

Closing upper lockers with ventilation louvers and space for holding tanks.

Ventilation by deck hatch or opening portlight.

Hooks in aft head for hanging oilskins.

Showers (separate in forward cabin)


Large U-shaped settee to port.

Settee to starboard.

Convertible saloon table.

Backrests and seats in foam with washable covers.

Stowage under seats and behind backrests.

2 stowage lockers with doors and a bookshelf above each settee.

Large bulkhead bookshelf.

Light and ventilation by deck hatch, 2 opening portlights and 4 fixed port-lights and 8 spotlights.

Indirect light in saloon behind each settee

Mast cover

Chart Table

Large format chart table with hinged desk top, close to companionway.

Seat with stowage underneath, vinyl covered curved cushion.

Outboard panel with switchboard and instrument panel.

Instrument console angled towards navigator.

Stowage boxes below instrument panel

Stowage under chart table with drawer and door.

Chart reading light.

Aft Cabin(s)

Headroom: 1.98 m.

Double berth approx. 202 x 146 cm.

10 cm thick foam mattress with washable cover.

Large hanging locker with double door with shelf above.

Seat forming shoe locker with cushion.

Shelf with sea fiddle.

Access behind engine, oddments tray on top.

Lighting and ventilation by a deck hatch and an opening port-light and by 1 dome light and one reading spotlight.

Fuel tank under starboard berth.

Water tank under port berth.

Roller blind.

L-shaped galley close to companionway to port. With Corian® work top with fiddle.

Double stainless steel sink.

Chrome plated brass mixer tap for pressurised water (hot/cold).

Cooker with 3 burner stove/oven with grill on gimbals.

12 V electric refrigerator 

Stowage under sink with shelf and trays and Hinged door with garbage bin.

Outboard lower cabinet with cutlery drawer and sliding vegetable baskets.

3 upper cabinets with doors on hull side.

Light and ventilation ensured by opening portlight and 2 spotlights over galley.

Crumb tray under sole.




2 x ST60 Tridata (speed, depth & log)

2 x ST60 Wind speed/angle

ST60 Multi

ST6001 S2 Autopilot with rotary drive

Raymarine C80 GPS/Chart-plotter (colour)

Raymarine radar

Raymarine 54E DSC VHF

Raymarine 101E handheld VHF

Radar reflector

VDO Radio/CD Player


2006 Seago 260 inflatable with wooden floor

2008 Suzuki 2.5hp Outboard engine (4 stroke)

Full boat winter cover


Winch handles x 2 with holder.

6 x Fire Extinguishers

Fire blanket

3 x smoke alarms

Owner's briefcase with owner's manuals.

Grounded rigging system.

Dufour 8 person crockery set

Boat hooks x 2

Short ropes and chain for mooring


In this case we are acting as brokers only.  The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate 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 carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.


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