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Dufour 31

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Boat REF# 165101
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.50m (31'2")
Year 1981
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin and Bulb
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp, Yanmar 2GM20 (2002)
Lying Fowey


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Extra Details

Designer Michael Dufour
Builder Dufour Yachts
Lying Fowey
Fuel capacity 228.0 ltr (50.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 456.0 ltr (100.3 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 25/02/2013


Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM20 (2002)
Engine Hours engine1:   543
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 bladed bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots
Engine spares tick

The engine is a reconditioned unit, installed in 2002 and has a recorded 543 hours since installation


LOA 9.50m (31'2")
LWL 7.00m (23'0")
Beam 3.20m (10'6")
Draft Min 1.74m (5'9")
Draft Max 1.74m (5'9")
Displacement 4kg (9.3lbs)
Headroom 1.91m (6'3")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged France spars Aluminium spars (1981) with stainless steel standing rigging (2014)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Unknown - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail Jeckell - Furling (2002)
Other sails 120% Furling Genoa (unknown year)
Spinnaker (1990)
Storm Sail (1981)

The current owner has confirmed that all the standing rigging has now been replaced.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin and Bulb
Finish Gelcoat finish

Hull, deck and coachroof are of GRP construction, with the deck finished in a moulded non slip surface. the hull is bonded with the deck structure below a continuous toe rail. The rudder is of moulded GRP and is supported at the bottom on a stainless steel pin fitted to a skeg. The lead ballasted bulb keel is encapsulated within the hull form.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

The interior is of a well thought out design, as you would expect from a French boat. The forward accommodation comprises 2 single berths in V layout which can convert to a double. Aft of the forward cabin to port is the head with manual twist and lock WC and hanging wet locker. Opposite to starboard is the wash basin area. This combined area can be closed off from both the salon and forward bunk.

The light and spacious salon comprises a single berth to port and a berth to starboard which can be converted to a double. A large double drop leaf table is located centrally. Aft of the saloon to port is the navigation area with the very safe L shaped galley opposite to starboard. A further single pilot berth lies aft of the nav. area.

The internal furniture and flooring is in excellent condition for a boat of this age and there is still plenty of life in the upholstery throughout.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(20 lb danforth + 7.5 kg kedge)
25.00m (82'0") of chain
25.00m (82'0") of warp
Access across the deck is very good. The sheet winches have been converted to self tailing using the Barton self tailing kits.

The large cockpit will easily seat 6, cockpit cushions are included.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

4 manual lifejackets are included. A spare tiller acts as the emergency steering

Broker's Comments

This Dufour 31 offered for sale is one of the best presented 30 year old boats that I have seen in recent years. She is clean and tidy with her internal furniture and flooring in excellent condition given her age. She is also very well equipped. Externally, she has a few minor scratches and abrasions in keeping with her age, however there is no evidence of any major repairs or damage. As with all older boats there will always be issues requiring attention, however much of the major refurbishment has already been done, with the rigging replaced in 2014 and a reconditioned engine installed in recent years. As a result this Dufour 31 is a great mid sized family cruiser with renowned sailing performance. This new, greatly reduced price, represents superb value and if you are looking to upgrade to a larger yacht, this one should be on your list.


These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Dufour 31 has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Fuller of Boatshed Falmouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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