Dufour 44 Performance

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The Dufour Performance 44 exceeded her design brief as a fast, fun and easy passage-maker with excellent living accommodation. She reaches hull speed easily in F2-3, sustains 8-9 knots in the right conditions and still offers fingertip steering. Reviews are linked below.
This yacht, prepped and ready for the ARC, comes with extensive upgrades and reinforcements plus recent replacement of key areas including standing rigging, skin fittings and saildrive seals.
She is newly serviced, antifouled and polished. Ready for Biscay, or more.


Sparcraft aluminium mast with 3 spreaders and aluminium boom with upgraded gooseneck, vang and mainsail for offshore passages.
All Dyform standing rigging, including turnbuckles and toggles, replaced upon purchase in 2019.
Facnor roller furler forestay (new 2016)
Spinnaker pole
Hydraulic backstay tensioner Sailtec
Removable inner forestay
Adjustable jib sheet cars c/w control lines led aft to cockpit

North Sails Spectra fully battened mainsail in good condition
North Sails laminate grey fully battened (cruising, 2006) mainsail
Genoa 3: North Sails laminate grey 105% No. 3 genoa, vertical battens (2006)- fair condition
Rolly Tasker laminate 125 % No. 2 genoa (2016) - very good condition
Rolly Tasker triradial cut spinnaker (2016)
Heavy Weather Jib on removable inner stay - very good condition

2 x Harken ST53 self-tailing 2 speed winches
2 x Harken ST48 self-tailing 2 speed winches
2 x Harken ST46 self-tailing 2 speed winches

Hydrovane fitted in 2021
Pulpit, pushpit and guardrails
Steering pedestal with grips and instruments on both sides and compass plus chart plotter on top
Steering wheel with leather cover
Transom door to bathing platform
Bathing ladder
Cockpit speakers
Removable cockpit table with light
Very large cockpit lockers.
Fenders are stored in a large locker behind the anchor locker
3 x strong harness points in cockpit
LED navigation lights
4 x Dockline mooring warps
2 x heavy duty mooring springs
2 x longer nylon mooring warps
8 x good fenders
Long polypropylene floating towline
3 x winch handles
2 x buckets
Emergency tiller
2 x boathooks
3 x gas bottles
3 x winch handles
Radar reflector hoisted at backstay
Cockpit cushions new 2021 (being professionally cleaned)

Pedestal mounted Plastimo steering compass
Raymarine eS75 chart plotter (at steering wheel, with repeater at navigation table)
Raymarine Multi at navigation table
Raymarine Quantum radar
Raymarine EVOLUTION EV400 autopilot with Lewmar constellation drive
AIS active Raymarine 650 plus splitter
Standard Horizon VHF radio with cockpit station
Raymarine Wind and Speed/Depth on pedestal
Cables for antenna and tuner SSB are still there together with the antenna grounding (which is a copper net installed under the port aft cabin and works well) and an SSB-antenna mount at the stern.

New electric anchor windlass with remote fitted in 2022
Delta 20kg anchor plus 45m chain and 45m warp
Bow roller

LED Navigation lights
Alpine radio/CD player with Bluetooth and Alpine Speakers

Manual plus electric bilge pump
Safety gear all to ARC requirements:
Plastimo danbuoy
Seago rescue lifting sling
Ocean Safety horsehoe buoy with light, whistle and drogue
Plastimo Liferaft serviced until June 2023
New Dyneema jackstays 2021

Volvo Penta D2 55hp, last serviced by owner May 22
Saildrive seal and gasket changed in 2020
New exhaust elbow 2020
Coolant changed and acid-flushed/rinsed in 2020
Filters and oil changed in May 2021 + 30 hours, so good for this season
High-performance EWOL 3-bladed feather prop in Duplex steel
Anodes new in July 2022 ready to relaunch
Several spare filters, belts and impellers

12 volt:
2 x 150Ah AGM batteries
1 x 80Ah sealed lead acid engine start battery
2 x 160W rigid solar panels (2021) on stainless steel arch
Voltronic 350W regulator
Smart charger
AC Sockets
Shorepower cable

Fuel tank - 250 litres (55 imperial gallons)
Fresh water – 180 litres (39.5 imperial gallons) + 130 litres (28.5 imperial gallons)
Holding tank

Pressurised hot and cold water
Hot water heated via shorepower and calorifier
All plumbing replaced in 2019/2020 including skin fittings / ball valves upgraded to TruDesign composite.

All the above figures are approximate

Designed by Umberto Felci and Patrick Roseo
Built by Dufour France in 2006
A family cruiser/racer with much to offer for longer cruising with ample space and comfort combined.

LOA: 13.67m (44’10”)
LWL: 11.82m (38’9”)
BEAM: 4.25m (13.94')
DRAFT: 2.31m (7’7”)
DISPLACEMENT: 10,285 kg (22,674 lbs.)
Ballast 3,300 kg (7,275 lbs.)
*All the above figures are approximate

White GRP Hull, Deck & Supersturcture
Teak laid side decks
Teak laid cockpit floor and seating
Teak toerail capping
Deep lead fin keel with bulb
Wheel steering

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General Information

New or used
United Kingdom


SLEEPS 6 IN 3 DOUBLE CABINS PLUS 2 BERTHS IN SALOON. 2 HEADS OWNERS CABIN FORWARD Double berth, hanging locker and seat Opening hatch. Mattress new 2021 from Quay Canvas OWNERS CABIN EN-SUITE HEADS Toilet, Pressurised hot &amp; cold water, washbasin and separate walk in shower. Mirror, Cupboards and Opening hatch. SALOON U shaped seating top port and saloon table with foldable leaves which can drop down to form a good double berth Seating on starboard side with storage under seating Cupboards &amp; shelves Opening hatch Saloon coachroof windows and hull portlights.. GALLEY To port behind the saloon Refrigerator with small freezer compartment ENO gas cooker with 3 burners, oven with grill Pressurised hot &amp; cold water Double stainless steel sinks Storage cupboards Nespresso machine wired to mains circuit Cutlery included NAVIGATION STATION TO STARBOARD Navigation table with seat with white leather upholstery Electrical distribution panel Tank Gauges Chart plotter and VHF. GUEST HEADS Toilet Pressurised hot &amp; cold water washbasin and shower Mirror Cupboards. AFT CABIN TO PORT Double berth with lee-cloth so there are two effective sea berths Locker and seat Opening port AFT CABIN TO STARBOARD Double berth Locker and seat Opening port. Heating with outlets in saloon, cabins and heads


Length overall (m)


Volvo Penta D2 4-cylinder 55hp (Sail Drive)

About The Seller

Ancasta International Boat Sales

Swanwick Marina



SO31 1ZL

United Kingdom

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