Dufour Classic 50

AU $188,000 Now reduced Finance
49' 2" - 14.99m
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Scarborough QLD Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material

The Dufour Classic 50 is a fast cruising yacht designed by Beret and Racoupeau and constructed by Dufour Yachts. She will impress lovers of traditional yachts with her majestic silhouette, fine under-body, extensive deck area, and beamy cockpit The Classic 50 design proudly crowns the Classic range. Inside, accommodations are designed for easy circulation throughout the boat and to preserve intimacy for the passengers. There are two large double cabins aft and an extra large owners vee cabin forward as well as twin storage cabins forward all accessed by individual cabin doors. Three head compartments and an independent shower provide appreciable comfort for owners, family and guests as desired. The Classic 50, with her oversized fuel and water tanks, great handling, and unequalled control, predestine the Dufour 50 Classic for long passages.

This vessel regularly makes 170nm plus a day in normal trade wind conditions and has seen many 190 plus days, distance made good. In addition the vessel is an exceptional light wind performer. The current owner has made several South Pacific blue water passages, virtually single handed and vouches for its safety, ease of handling, comfort and speed.

She is currently owned by an experienced cruising yachtsman and is his 4th cruising yacht. The vessel has been refitted and upgraded to particularly suit long distance blue water cruising. All equipment has been chosen with quality as the guiding factor to ensure longevity and ease of maintenance. The extensive storage space combined with large refrigerator and high capacity watermaker and inbuilt washing machine ensures the ability to stay remote from supplies while addressing the hassles of water supply and doing laundry.

AU $188,000 Now reduced    Finance    Insurance
Boat Reference
Launch Year
49' 2" - 14.99m
Keel / Ballast
Lead keel.
Vessel Location
Scarborough Qld
Beret and Racoupeau
Dufour Yachts.
Hull Material
Decks Material
GRP and balsa core with non-skid finish to all working areas.
She is powered by a 59HP Volvo Penta MD22P. Fitted with Racor primary filter. Engine drives a Maxprop feathering propeller.
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Fuel Type
Max Speed
Approx 8kts under power and she has a good turn of speed under sail.
600lts giving a conservative range of 600nm under power depending on conditions encountered.
600lts approx plus watermaker. Additional forward water tank fitted as factory option.
Tender AB Lamina 10 foot Alloy RIB.
15hp Yamaha Outboard motor.
The interior was customised in 2015 to create a very large owners vee berth with extensive storage plus a separate laundry with washing machine and separate storeroom. At this time all existing vinyl headliners and hull liners were replaced with Fabtex Ultramarine cream coloured vinyl fabric and all the original Lewmar portlights were replaced with top quality Goiot "Crystal" portlights. Additionally most hatches have had their lenses replaced with new tinted acrylic.
Stepping onto the yacht via the wide rear sugar-scoop up into the large cockpit you have rear lazarettes both port and starboard with seating above, along with storage lockers aft of here in the sugar-scoop. There is the large stainless steel wheel mounted on the pedestal with nav and engine controls at hand while under way. Cockpit features teak inlay on both seating and sole. Forward of the wheel on centerline there is a split cockpit table arrangement with storage/ice box in the middle. Either side of this you have large storage lockers. Most lines lead aft to the cockpit and dodger and bimini give good protection from the weather. Moving through the cockpit forward, there is a small storage locker for shoes/gloves just at you descend through companionway.
Stepping down the four companionway treads into the large saloon you have a storage locker and forward engine access under the steps. To starboard of here is the sit down forward facing navigation station with all electronics at hand. Watermaker controls are within reach of here.
Seating for approx eight around the saloon table is in a u shaped format. The table has drop down function to provide another double berth if required and a small storage compartment in the middle of the table serves as a drinks storage area. The Galley (more fully described below) is to port of here, and there are two large deck hatches overhead as well as six opening ports to provide natural lighting and air movement throughout the saloon. Working your way forward (she is a fifty footer) you have the his and hers ensuites, port and starboard. Each feature shower, vanity and head. Forward of the port head is a large storage cabin with shelving fitted to hold all manner of cruising kit. Opposite this is a similar sized cabin that holds the washing machine and additional storage. Forward into the large owners Vee berth the large double berth is surrounded by many storage lockers/draws and shelves. Three deck hatches service this cabin.
Walking back through the saloon toward the aft of the vessel you have two double cabins and a stand alone shower/head for guests.
She has a full Khaya Mahogany fitout giving a lovely warm feel unlike some of the more modern fitouts.
Large storage compartments in vee berth.
Separate Laundry with inbuilt front loading washing machine.
Separate store room.
Dinette table can be lowered to provide an extra double berth if required.
3 x heads.
Large head and separate stall shower aft.
Separate his and her heads forwards, all with Corian vanity tops.
Double stainless steel sinks with a hot & cold pressurised fresh water system, and manual salt water system.
Four burner Eno cooktop.
Large top opening under bench 12 volt spillover refrigerator and freezer.
Extensive Corian counter tops.
Large storage in cupboards.
Watermaker: Echotec 190 litres/hour.
Ground Tackle
Lofrans Tigress electric anchor winch power up and down.
70 lb Delta anchor.
35 lb Delta anchor.
35lb Plough anchor.
50m 1/2" chain rhode.
80m Nylon rhode.
Safety Gear
Assorted safety gear including,
Life Raft (RFD New 2013) Serviced 2017.
Life preservers.
Jack lines and tethers.
Two electrical bilge pumps.
One manual bilge pump.
Three fire extinguishers.
EPIRB - GME 406 mhz.
Emergency tiller.
Deck light.
Flare Gun.
12 volt DC, AC, 240 volt system.
90 amp 12v alternator.
400 amp hour house battery bank.
1x40 amp Battery charger for charging batteries with shore power.
2000 watt invertor.
Xantrex Battery Monitor.
540w of solar, (Four x 135 watt) Kyocera solar panels with Morningstar MPPT charge reg.
KISS wind generator.
LED lighting throughout including navigation lights.
Electronics / Navigation
Icom 802 SSB with AT 140 automatic tuner with "kiss-ssb" ground plane.
Icom M323 VHF with DSC & inbuilt GPS (new 2016).
Raymarine C90W Multifunction Display.
Raymarine 48nm digital radar 4kw.
Raymarine depth, temperature, and speed (new 2016).
Raymarine Evolution Autopilot ACU-300 (new 2016).
Vesper XB-8000 AIS with GME antenna splitter (new 2016).
Sony 32 inch SHD smart TV (new 2016).
Plastimo ships clock and barometer.
Windvane self steering: Hydrovane (customised installation with larger windvane).
Camec Front Loading 4kg Washing Machine. (New 2015). This needs to be run off a small genset (to be provided by buyer), or shore power.
Hella Fans throughout the vessel.
Pioneer CD player with speakers in saloon and cockpit.
Sail Inventory
Slab reefing system with lazy jacks (Three Reefs)
Quantum 4 batten mainsail. (new 2011)
Quantum 140% genoa on Profurl roller furler. (new 2011)
Quantum Asymmetrical Spinnaker and sock. (new 2011)
Storm jib.
Mainsail cover. (new 2016)
Mast / Rigging
Sloop Rigged.
Standing rigging replaced with 316 Stainless Steel wire (2011).
Fore-spar telescopic whisker pole modified.
Deck Gear
Line adjustable genoa cars (new 2016).
Lewmar Genoa deck leads (lead block, sail track, & adjustment blocks) (new 2016)
White non-skid deck.
New hatches, new hatch clears and upgraded hatches in 2015.
Four x Lewmar self tailing cockpit winches. (2 x Lewmar Ocean 58 and 2 x Lewmar Ocean 48)
Large custom stainless steel Bimini frame supporting solar panels. (new 2013)
Bathing platform at stern with steps.
Cockpit cushions.
14 x opening Goiot "Crystal" portlights (new 2015).
2 x large fixed Lewmar portlights (new 2015).
8 x Lewmar deck hatches.
Stainless Steel stanchions.
Twin safety lines.
Assorted mooring lines.
Assorted spare lines.
For efficient and comfortable cruising, she features a large wheel at the helm and a large well protected cockpit with room to cruise and entertain in style. She is fast and easily handled for shorthanded passage making, as proven on her many ocean trips through the South Pacific.. If you are considering purchasing a large volume cruising yacht to set off out into the big blue, we recommend you give this vessel close look. She has all that is needed to cross oceans and will make fast passages when given a clear head.
Please contact Rob Devers at Yachtdomain International Yacht Sales on Mob: +61 407112265 or Email: rob@yachtdomain. Com for further information or to arrange an inspection.

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.

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