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Dufour 44 Performance

  • Located at East Cowes
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Year: 2004
LOA: 14m
Draft: 2.31m


  • Make: Dufour
  • Model: 44 Performance
  • Heads: 2
  • Engine Make: Volvo Penta
  • Horsepower: 55
  • Drive Type: Sail
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Price: £99,500
  • Location: In East Cowes
  • Year: 2004
  • LOA: 14m
  • Keel: Other

The Dufour 44 Performance is a powerful offshore cruiser/racer that combines its good looks with its comfort and great sailing. This particular boat has had one owner from new, she's crossed the Atlantic twice, cruised and raced in the Caribbean, won her class in Cowes Week and most recently, cruised the West coast of Scotland.
Deep Fin Keel, Volvo Penta D2-55MS, 8 berths in 3 cabins plus saloon, twin heads with showers.


VOLVO D2-55MS (41kW).
Sail-drive fitted with a three bladed folding propeller
Sail drive recently taken apart and put back together
Engine service scheduled prior to sale
Control panel close to helmsman
Access to the engine from front and both sides
Sea cocks and skin fittings replaced 2019

1 x engine battery 100Ah
3 x service batteries 270Ah
Battery charger
Alternator with battery isolator
Electric Windlass with remote

Water system:
Hot and cold pressurized water

Fuel tank approx. 250 litres
Water tank approx. 430 litres

Sails and Rigging

Original mast and boom
Spreaders and rigging - replaced 2017
Slab reefing mainsail
Seldon Furlex 300S
Backstay adjusted with stay tensionner
Seldon Aluminium spinnaker pole
Carbon spinnaker pole - starting to delaminate
2 x Harken 2 speed 46 winches Jib sheets
2 x Harken 2 speed 48 winches Halyard
2 x Harken 2 speed 53 winches
4 x winch handles

Racing Main fully-battened (c.2016)
Racing No.1 Genoa (c.2016)
Cruising Main
Cruising No3. Genoa
3 x Spinnakers including 1 AP and 1 Heavy Weather
Storm Jib
Storm Tri-sail


Navigation Equipment
Raymarine SL70C and GPS display
Raymarine ST60 Multi - depth, speed, wind, autopilot
ICOM Class B AIS Transponder MA-500TR

Deck Equipment
Electric Windlass
Anchor and chain
Teak trimmed seats
Central footrest.
Large side lockers with lids fitted with padlock hasps.
GRP steering pedestal forming a footrest and instrument panel, with compass.
Shore power socket in cockpit.
Stainless steel arch above compass.
Large leather rimmed steering wheel.
Rudder stock head under helmsman's seat for installing the emergency tiller.
Engine control lever at starboard.
Recessed instrument panel symmetrical to engine panel.
Transom opens in centre by tipping helmsman's seat giving access to the swim/boarding platform.
Large Propane locker in aft port seat.
Locker for small equipment in aft starboard seat.
Swim/boarding platform teak trimmed in central part.
Cockpit shower in aft locker.
Stainless steel bathing ladder with teak steps
Teak sidedecks
Guard wires with side gates

Safety Equipment
Liferaft - needs servicing
Horseshoe ring x 2
Manual and electric bilge pumps
Webbing Jackstays
Harness lines

Spray hood - 2019


New flooring in saloon and cabins - 2019

Forward Cabin
Large double berth
Plenty of stowage lockers under berth
Upper lockers around berth
Large hanging locker with shelves and seat forming a shoe locker

Forward Heads
Manual marine toilet - 2018
Washbasin unit, with washbasin and stainless steel handrail
Large mirror
Shower with direct drainage by electric pump and teak grating
Closing upper lockers
Separate shower

Large U-shaped settee to port
Settee to starboard
Saloon table with 1 folding leaf for easier circulation
Stowage under seats and behind backrests
2 stowage lockers with doors and a bookshelf above each settee
Light and ventilation by deck hatch, 3 opening portlights and 2 fixed port-lights and spotlights

Chart Table
Large chart table with hinged desk top, close to companionway
Seat with stowage underneath
Instrument console angled towards navigator
Stowage under chart table

L-shaped galley close to companionway
Double stainless steel sink
Chrome plated brass mixer tap for pressurised water (hot/cold)
Eno Cooker with 3 burner stove/oven with grill on gimbals - 2019
12 V electric refrigerator with freezer compartment - 2019

Aft Cabins
Double berth
Large hanging locker with double door with shelf above.
Seat forming shoe locker with cushion
Lighting and ventilation by a deck hatch and an opening port-light and by 1 dome light and one reading spotlight.
Fuel tank under starboard berth
Water tank under port berth

Aft Heads
Manual marine toilet - 2018
Washbasin unit, with washbasin and stainless steel handrail
Large mirror
Closing upper lockers
Ventilation by opening portlight
Hooks for hanging oilskins

Webasto heating throughout - 2018


Keel replaced in 2019
Last antifouled 2022
Last anode change 2023

Bills of sale from first owner to present
Evidence of VAT paid status - original invoice
Builders Certificate
Declaration of Conformity
SSR Certificate
Owners manual


For a full, detailed specification with additional photographs and direct contact details for the listing office visit our website

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Unless otherwise stated on the specification sheet the following presumptions are made
Sail drive and shaft seals are more than 5 years of age
Fuel and gas hoses and regulators are over 5 years old
Standing rigging and sails are more than 10 years old

NOTE - Please ring our offices prior to visiting, as the boat may be unavailable for viewing or located at a different marina.

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