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Dufour Gib Sea 51

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15.78m (51'9")



Underwater profile
Fin and Bulb


1 x Diesel 85hp, Perkins Sabre M92 (2003)

Rodney Bay, St. Lucia


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Extra Details

Designer J & J
Builder Dufour
Lying Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
Fuel capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,055.0 ltr (232.1 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 125.0 ltr (27.5 G) Total - 5 Tanks
Last survey 06/06/2009


Engine 1 x Diesel 85hp
Engine make and model Perkins Sabre M92 (2003)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade fixed prop (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 ltr (0.9 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 11 knots
Generator output 5KVA
Engine spares tick

Stripper rope cutter fitted 2013.
Generator - Northern Lights M673L.
Batteries: Engine (May 2013)
Service (June 2012)
Xantrex Battery Charger (Aug 2009)
Xantrex Linklife battery monitor (Aug 2009)
Xantrex Invertor 400 Plus (Aug 2009)
High output alternator and smart regulator (Nov 2011).


LOA 15.78m (51'9")
LWL 14.90m (48'11")
Beam 4.80m (15'9")
Draft Min 1.88m (6'2")
Displacement 14,500kg (31,972.5lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (2003) with stainless steel standing rigging (2003)


Headsail Doyle - Furling (2010)

Standing rigging surveyed and shrouds replaced 2013.

Electrical Systems

12 volt,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin and Bulb
Finish Gelcoat finish

Force 10 3 burner cooker (June 2011)
Trident gas control panel
Sankey electric cooker/toaster (May 2013)
Twin SS Sinks
Fully equiped with a full set of white crockery, glasses saucepans, cutlery and cooking utensils.
There is also ample bedding and towels for all cabins
Refrigeration, large top loading refrigerator compartment with Frigoboat Serie 5000 engine driven Refrigeratleion system
Front opening refrigerator with 12v DC Frigoboat keel cooled compressor
Waeco Coolfreeze CF-50 portable cool box. This is located in the forecabin and can operate on both AC and DC power. Can be used as a freezer or refrigerator. (Dec. 2011)


Total # of berths 9
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 4
Shower 4
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units rated at 4 BTU/h
Heads 4 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Curtains tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Icom IC-M504 VHF and Command Mic (May 2011)
Icom IC-M700PRO SSB Radio telephone with whip antenna (Aug 2009)
Garmin GPSMap 520 chartplotter withBlueChart g2 Vision charts for East Carribean (Nov 2009)
Raymarine X Series Smartpilot with Smartpilot Controller ST 7002 (control unit Nov 2010)
Raymarine AIS Receiver (May 2011)
Raymarine ST60 Tridata
Plastimo Compass

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bimini tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans Tigre windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
(Delta, Fortress, Bruce)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
60.00m (196'10") of warp
AB Ventus 10' dinghy (2009)
18hp outboard, Nissan Marine 2 stroke (2013)
All anchors new 2011.

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Safety harnesses tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Seasafe Liferaft new 2011.

Broker's Comments

The Gib'Sea 51 is the flagship of the Dufour Family cruising line. Created for the charter market and further developed into a private cruising yacht, the GS51 offers the best of all the Gib'Sea line of innovative and sensible designed yachts.
The layout is wonderfully practical with the galley and saloon opposite midships, perfect for preparing food and serving to the dinette that can seat 8 - 10 people. The separate chart table is just aft of the galley to port and features the 12v and 220v panels, VHF radio, SSB radio, radio/cd player and instrumentation. This is a well thought out floorplan with immense room for socializing and accommodating the family and friends. It is fully air-conditioned and all can be run via the NL generator or shore power.
On deck the cockpit is the focal point of the boat. The twin wheel design and pass-thru transom combine into a functional and comfortable area of the boat. Wide side decks and the "Dolphin Nose" assist in anchoring.

She was purchased by the present owners from the Moorings fleet in 2009 and has been continually upgraded and improved over the last four years. Originally with 5 sleeping cabins (2 aft cabins, 2 midship cabins and 1 forecabin) each with ensuite heads, the partition between the two midship cabins has been removed to create an extremely spacious double cabin with settee and two heads. The forecabin is no longer used as a sleeping cabin and, together with the head, devoted to useful storage. The many upgrades and improvements include new sails (furling genoa, battened main with lazyjacks and lazy bag – Doyle-Dec 2010) and canvas sprayhood and bimini with side and rear sun screens A & F Sails – Antigua – May 2010. The maintenance log details a complete list.

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

This Dufour Gib Sea 51 has been personally photographed and viewed by A Boatshed Representative of Boatshed. 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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