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  • Manufacturer: Dufour
  • Price: £74,950
  • Location: Portland
  • Year: 2001
  • LOA: 40'5" (12.32m)
  • Beam: 13' 1'' (3.99m)
  • Berths: 8
  • Draft: 2.01
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • ID no.: 4668
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heating: Eberspacher
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 3
  • Watertank Size: 370 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo Penta MD22-LB
  • Horsepower: 50hp
  • Drive Type: Saildrive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 185 Litres
  • Engine Hours Port: 3588

Broker Remarks

The Dufour 41 Classic is a seaworthy, strong, fast, and comfortable cruising yacht, developed by J&J Design. Her elegant design with low profile coach roof and easy walk-through deck layout make her a very attractive yacht. 

Jester is the very popular three cabin version with a linear galley in the spacious saloon. The current owner has spared no expense in keeping her up to the mark. The standing rigging was renewed in 2018, the chartplotter was replaced with a hybrid touch multi-function display in 2016 and the four service batteries were renewed in 2019. There have been many other renewals over the last few years and she is absolutely ready to sail away.


Sleeps 8 in 3 Cabins + saloon
Eberspacher airtronic heating throughout
Interior in Kaya Mahogany, blue leaf pattern upholstery to cabins with blue upholstery and curtains in the saloon

Forward Cabin

Doubel V-berth with upgraded Sprung Slats fitted under bunk mattress 
Wardrobe to port
Long storage shelves port and starboard
Hatch to bow

Forward Heads
Ensuite heads wetroom
Jabsco manual marine toilet
Shower head mixer tap over basin sunk into counter
Storage cupboards

Horse shoe seating to starboard with enclosing settee for table
Saloon table converts to double berth
Sony Radio FM/MW/CD player with connector for iPod/MP3
Storage under seating, cupboards and shelves
Clock & Barometer+ Electronic Barometer at nav table

Inline galley to port
Eno 2 ring gas cooker with oven
Deep fridge under counter with 12V isotherm compressor
Storage lockers

Aft Heads
Ensuite heads wetroom
Jabsco manual marine toilet
Shower head mixer tap over basin sunk into the counter
Storage cupboards
Wet hanging locker for foul weather gear

Aft Cabin Port
Double berth
Storage shelves
Hanging cupboard

Aft Cabin Starboard
Double berth
Storage shelves
Hanging cupboard

Mechanical and Rigging

Designed by J & J Design, Built by Dufour France in 2001
The hull is laid up in glass fibre laminate and polyester resin and was Epoxied from new.
Unlike some more recent and economical yacht construction techniques, the structural inner mouldings are solidly laminated to the hull making a stiff and homogeneous assembly.

Volvo Penta MD22-LB
Consumption approx. 1.9l/hour
Timing belt replaced 2018
Saildrive, seal replaced (2013)
2 blade fixed propeller - (2021) 
Ambassador rope cutter

4 x Domestic batteries (2019)
1 x Engine start battery 
105Amp engine alternator (2020)
45 Amp battery charger 220V
Duo gen wind and water generator on transom (needs full service)
Shorepower 220V circuit with outlets

Pressurised hot and cold water at galley sink and at shower head mixer taps in both heads
Sinks drained by electric pump
Shower trays in both heads with sump pumps
Cold water shower on transom
Water calorifier heats water from engine and immersion heater from shore power

Masthead sloop
Sparcraft mast and boom and spinnaker pole
Standing rigging replaced 2018
Genoa Facnor furler
Halyard swivel replaced 2021
Mainsail stack pack with lazy jacks
Boom with three reef lines
Adjustable genoa sheet lead cars
Adjustable backstay
Genoa halyard replaced 2020
Deck hardware
2 x sheet and 2 x guy blocks
Spinlock clutch array on coachroof including 12 clutches
2 x Lewmar 40 2SPDST Halyard winches
2 x Lewmar 48 2SPDST Primary winches
2 x Lewmar 40 2SPDST Secondary winches

Fully Battened main (2014) with Facnor recirculating ball bearing cars on track at back of mast. For ease of raising and deploying main.
Genoa Radial Cut Laminate Ullman Built 2010 overhauled 2020 by moatt sails
Storm Jib


Navigation Equipment
At chart table
10” Raymarine Colour Radar/Chartplotter Display
Furuno NX-700 Navtex
GPS MLR FX312 (needs new antenna)

Standard Horizon Matrix VHF DSC with AIS/GPS
Raymarine Pathfinder Plus 24” Radome display
Raymarine ST 60 forward-facing multi-function display
At binnacle:
Raymarine Hybrid touch MFD chartplotter
Raymarine ST 6001+ autopilot 
Raymarine ST60 tri data display
Raymarine ST60 wind display
Raymarine ST 60 forward-facing multi-function display
Plastimo binnacle compass
Standard Horizon RAM 3+ command mic for VHF DSC

Deck Equipment
20 Kg Delta anchor on bow roller with 60m x 10mm chain and 30m x 18mm Nylon 3 strand warp
Electric Lofrans windlass: Cayman 88 1000 watt
10Kg Bruce Kedge Anchor in carry bag with 10m x 8mm chain and 40m x 12mm Nylon 3 strand warp
Sprayhood with grab rail
Folding Cockpit table

Outboard Engine Bracket
Flagstaff with Red Ensign
Large and smaller fenders
Deck light
Engine Spares
Boarding Ladder - transom mounted

Navigation lights
Mooring light
Steaming light
Port, Stbd and stern light
Deck light

Safety Equipment
Life raft on coachroof - (requires servicing)
2 x Horse shoe life rings with light and drogue
Lifejackets: 8 Manually operated, each in bag with lamp, crotch strap 
3 x smoke alarm
Fire Blanket
Fire Extinguishers Manually operated:
2 x 1Kg ABC Powder (expired)
2 x 2Kg ABC Powder (expired)
1 x CO2 for Engine bay (expired)
Jackstays on side decks and pad eyes to fasten safety lines in the cockpit, companionway and behind wheel.
Lee Cloths to split double berths in fore and aft cabins
Buoyant emergency grab bag: c/w flares, H/H VHF, thermal protective aids, emergency torch, Cat C 1st Aid Kit.
Gas Alarm and carbon monoxide alarm

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