Dufour Arpege

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£5,850.00 Reduced

9.25m (30'4")



Underwater profile
Fin and Bulb


1 x Diesel 18hp, Volvo MD2B (1978)

Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)

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Extra Details

Designer Michel Dufour
Builder Michel Dufour S.A. France
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 15/05/2009


Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD2B (1978)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.3 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5.5 knots

Engine hours unknown
Engine serviced annually by owner - last service Spring 2018


LOA 9.25m (30'4")
LWL 6.71m (22'0")
Beam 3.02m (9'11")
Draft Min 1.35m (4'5")
Draft Max 1.35m (4'5")
Displacement 3,493kg (7,702.1lbs)
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1973) with stainless steel standing rigging (2005)


Mainsail Scanes - Slab (2008) 3 Reefs
Headsail Scanes - Furling (2004)
Other sails Spinnaker (1973)
Storm TriSail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

2010 - new spinnaker boom

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin and Bulb
Finish Paint finish

2018 Spring - hull scrubbed & anti-fouled
Vessel lifted ashore each winter
Copy of last survey available upon request


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Compass x 2

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR & Danforth)
25.00m (82'0") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
Seago 2.6m dinghy (2008)
3.5hp outboard, Tohatsu, Short Shaft (unknown year)
Mobile swim ladder
New sail cover

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Arpege was considered to be innovative, if not radical, back when they were built. The design was a great success and over 1500 were manufactured, a great Dufour success. They have survived the test of time well and are still much sought after, especially for those looking for practicality and sailing performance. Considered to be a small, fast and capable offshore cruiser, they are said to be particularly at home in challenging conditions.

This example is the later model fitted with the more popular swept back bulb keel, she has a roomy, deep cockpit and the side decks are wide.

Down below the vessel is set up well for a racing crew. At the bottom of the companionway there’s a large nav table with plenty of storage to sbd, a compact galley to port and two quarter berths. Moving forward through the full bulkhead, the saloon has two settee berths with two pilot berths above and the facility to convert the port side berths into a double. Moving forwards through double doors, there is a heads compartment with a hanging locker and a large sail storage area.
This vessel could probably do with a little updating but with clean, classic lines, good sea keeping qualities along with a lively performance, this yacht is priced to sell.

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

This Dufour Arpege has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. 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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