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  • Manufacturer: Dufour
  • Location: Dartmouth
  • Year: 2011
  • LOA: 40'6" (12.35m)
  • Beam: 12' 9'' (3.89m)
  • Berths: 8
  • Draft: 2.1
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 17F7903832
  • Cabins: 4
  • Heating: Warm Air
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 354 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo Penta
  • Horsepower: 55|horsepowerhp
  • Drive Type: Saildrive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 196 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 7 kn
  • Top Speed: 8 kn
  • Range: 280
  • Engine Hours Port: 915
  • Engine Hours Starboard: 915

Broker Remarks

Dufour 40e Performance cruiser/racer for sale. First launched in 2011. Twin aft cabin version with two heads compartments. Fitted with Volvo D2 55hp diesel. Twin spreader performance rig with fully-battened laminate mainsail and furling genoa.

‘SILVER CLOUD’ is a well set-up and experienced cruising yacht which has already seen the world by way of several European and Atlantic circuit voyages.  Fully equipped for long distance blue-water passages she nevertheless has all of the space and accommodation for comfortable on-board living.

With tall rig, deep fin keel and twin-wheel steering this is also a performer that will offer exhilaration under sail when asked while also happy to operate short-handed.  Handsome with her blue hull this sale presents an opportunity for someone to capture a very high-spec’d boat that is ready for the off.

Here’s what her owner has to say:

‘Having owned Silver Cloud since 2014, she has looked after us tremendously well.  During this time we have made many memories – several cross channel passages and trips up and down the south coast.  In 2015 we circumnavigated the UK and Ireland, 2016 we completed a trip to the Azores and back via northern Spain and then in 2017/18 completed the full Atlantic circuit via The Canaries, Antigua and the Azores again.  Throughout all these adventures, Silver Cloud never put a foot wrong and has been a joy to sail.  She will be missed but all the memories remain.’




  • Sleeps up to 8 in 3 double and 2 single berths in 3 cabins plus the saloon
  • Moabi mahogany-faced interior joinery, with fiddles and mouldings in solid wood
  • Moabi-faced marine ply cabin sole
  • White solid headlining
  • Blue suede-effect upholstery with removable covers
  • Blinds and curtains
  • Low-level blue LED mood lighting
  • Eberspacher warm-air heating to all cabins, saloon, both heads

 Accommodation comprises:

 Master cabin forward with double berth approx 200 x 140 cm

  • Max headroom 1.89m
  • Open shelving and hanging lockers with further under-berth stowage
  • En-suite heads compartment with marine WC, handbasin and shower

Saloon with

  • U-shaped settee to port with fiddled table
  • Linear settee to starboard
  • Separate navigation station aft to starboard with chart table and fold-out mahogany navigator’s seat
  • TV
  • Radio/CD player with cabin and cockpit speakers

L-shaped galley to port with Corain® worktops

  • Double stainless steel sink with worktop over
  • 2-burner gimballed gas cooker with grill/oven
  • 12v 180 litre refrigerator with front and top access

Heads compartment aft to starboard with marine WC, handbasin and shower

Twin aft cabins each with double berths and hanging lockers

Mechanical and Rigging

Built by Dufour Yachts, France in 2011

Designed by Umberto Felci

HIN: FR-DUFP0393F010

SSR: 176528

RCD Cat A (Ocean-going), max 8 passengers (more in lower category waters)

  • GRP hull, deck and superstructure
  • Fin keel
  • Spade rudder
  • Twin wheel steering with carbon wheels
  • Teak-laid coachroof, cockpit sole and seating
  • Opening teak-laid transom


  • LOA: 12.35 m
  • Beam: 3.89 m
  • LWL: 10.76 m
  • Maximum Draft: 2.10 m
  • Dry Weight: 7950 kg
  • Ballast 2386 kg
  • Air Draft 19m


  • Volvo Penta D2-55 4-cylinder 55hp diesel engine
  • 915 hours last serviced May 2019
  • Freshwater cooled
  • Single lever morse control
  • Sail drive with 3-blade folding propeller
  • Retractable bow thruster with independent battery and charging
  • Cruising speed under power approx 7 knots
  • Maximum speed under power approx 8.5 knots
  • Fuel consumption 5 lph approx., range c.280 NM


  • 12v system supplied by 4x T105ah and 1x 110ah batteries
  • Switched and charged by engine alternator and battery charger
  • Solar panel (130W, detachable) on sprayhood
  • 300W Watt & Sea Hydrogenerator
  • Shore power and cable
  • 800W inverter
  • 240v system
  • Clipper BM2 Battery Monitor


  • Fuel capacity 196 litres in 1x plastic tank
  • Fresh water capacity 354 litres in 2x plastic tanks
  • Holding tank capacity c.25 litres in 1x flush-through plastic tank

Water System:

  • Pressurised hot and cold water throughout
  • Sea water pump over sink
  • Nature-Pure water filter
  • Water heated by calorifier and 220v immersion heater
  • Hot and cold transom shower


  • Fractional 9/10ths sloop-rigged
  • Double spreader keel stepped Sparcraft performance mast and spars
  • Single line reefing boom with 3x reefing points
  • Discontinuous stainless steel standing rigging
  • Rigid vang
  • 2x mast steps
  • Adjustable backstay
  • Inner forestay with detachable highfield lever
  • Genoa furling system with drum below deck
  • Carbon spinnaker pole
  • Dyneema running rigging
  • Stack-pack mainsail cover with lazyjacks
  • 2 x Winch handles
  • All control lines lead aft to cockpit via 7 spinlock rope clutches


  • 6 x Harken 46 2-speed sheet winches
  • 2 x Harken 40 2-speed halyard/reefing winches on coachroof


  • Fully battened laminate mainsail, original
  • 140% Furling laminate genoa, original
  • Working jib (2017)
  • Asymmetric sail (2019)
  • Storm sail (2016)


Navigation Equipment:

  • 2 x Steering compasses
  • 2x Raymarine i70 Log/speed
  • Raymarine depth
  • Windspeed and direction
  • Raymarine E7 Hybrid plotter at chart table with second Garmin 700 plotter at helm
  • Raymarine RS130 GPS
  • Raymarine DSC VHF at chart table with second station in cockpit
  • Garmin radar
  • Raymarine Smartpilot X30 Autopilot (W-fi controllable from phone app)
  • Vespermarine AIS Transponder (send/receive) with separate antenna
  • Iridium Go satellite communications

Ground Tackle:

  • Bow roller
  • Anchor locker
  • Electric windlass
  • Delta anchor with 30m chain and 30m warp

Safety Equipment:

  • 4-man Liferaft
  • Lifebuoy
  • Throw line
  • Radar reflector
  • Pulpit, pushpit and lifelines
  • Jackstays
  • Manual bilge pump
  • CO alarms

 General Equipment:

  • Navigation lights
  • Deck flood and steaming light
  • Masthead anchor light
  • Removable cockpit table
  • Central removable teak foot bracing bar
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Sprayhood (Goretex®)
  • Spray dodgers (Goretex®)
  • Steering wheel covers
  • Boom tent
  • Deck shower
  • Cockpit stowage lockers under seats and under sole
  • Draining gas locker
  • Honwave 3.2m Airdeck dinghy
  • 9.9hp Mercury outboard engine

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Disclaimer : EQ Marine Ltd t/a Network Yacht Brokers Dartmouth offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.