Dufour Grand Large 485 Rarely available Cape Horn Version

Euro €195,000 Negotiable Finance
49' 10" - 15.20m
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Launch Year
Hull Material
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***Excellent presentation with extensive upgrades 2017-2021
***Swiss owner is a mechanical engineer who has maintained Sawadiva immaculately
***Numerous, beautifully engineered improvements from the original design to further enhance performance and comfort as a Bluewater cruising yacht.
***One previous owner, never chartered, low engine hours
***Three cabin version, with two heads
***Over equipped for blue water cruising
***Powerful Volvo D-2 / 75 engine with sail drive, regularly serviced
***Mast removed & rigging replaced new Furler 2016
***High Performance Haase one Design 3-D Mainsail and Genoa - New February 2017
***Gennaker Haase one Design 160 sqm with Sock/top down Furler New April 2020
***SLCE 60-80 LPH water maker - New Membranes 2020
***30 kg Jumbo Anchor New October 2017,25 kg Delta wing Anchor, 15 kg Danforth Anchor, 5kg folding Anchor Dinghy, 80 meters new 12 mm solid zinc Chain ordered
***Generator Fisher Panda 8000 / Hours 720
***Mastervolt Mass Combi Ultra, Charger/Inverter 12/3000-150 New 2018
***Solar - 5x100 Watt panels, Victron MPPT controllers New 2020
***6x flexible Solarpanels 65W New 2017
***Lithium Batteries 4x 100 AH New March 2021
***Raymarine electronics All New 2016, I70 Series
***Hydrovane Wind Autopilot standalone Steering system
***Chartplotter Axiom Pro 9RVX and Axiom Pro 12S, ITC-5 Transducer, AIS 700 Class B, Raymarine VHF, 18" digital Quantum Radar All New in 2019
***Air-conditioning / Heating in all cabins, 3 Units 1 for Master cabin, 1 for Saloon, 1 for aft Cabins
***Samsung TV 43" full HD 2020
***Bauer Junior II Dive compressor, 4x Aluminum Tanks, 3x Regulator with Octopus, 2x BCD Cressi, dive-weight, - all new 2020, several masks and fins
***Engine Battery - New 2017
***Bow Thruster batteries - 2x New June 2021
***Beautiful white leather upholstery kept immaculate and always beneath protection covers
***Comfortable two-layers mattresses in all cabins w/ spring slats beneath for comfort
***Ready to sail away, with recent haul out & new Micron Extra 2 antifouling - September 2021.
***Full survey by independent internationally accredited surveyor October 2021. Please contact is for the report.
***Available turnkey and with everything on board to sail anywhere now including all household items, a well stocked workshop and a huge inventory of spare parts.
***A serious cruising yacht set up for comfortable and safe solo or short handed sailing.

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Dufour Yachts are high quality Yachts built in France. With respect to each market, each design is more specifically constructed around its usage. The Performance is a more light weight yacht built for regatta and inshore saving, while at the opposite end is the Grand Large, meant for serious unlimited offshore cruising, with the 'Cape Horn' edition sitting atop as flagship of the Dufour Cruising range.

Sawadiva is one of the few "Cape Horn Edition", a customised enhancement of the original Grand Large design aiming at the Bluewater cruising market and luxury live-aboard, integrating at the time of build such equipment has the generator, watermaker, air conditioning ect, with all plumbing, piping and wiring laid by the Dufour factory before the construction was completed. This ensured that all the systems were installed with the same standards as the rest of the construction, avoiding retro-fitting and the resulting messy wiring or ducted plumbing / piping having to be integrated later and without as much respect to the engineering or structure of the yacht. With everything already in place, replacing any item of equipment is also made easier for future upgrades or replacement.

The 485 Grand Large Series has reinforced structural beams, deck coaming, improved hull rigidity and a 2m keel perfect for exploring shallow lagoons. With her retractable bowsprit, cutter rig with removable furling jib to further support the mast, beautifully cut sails and a beautifully balanced hull, she also cuts an impressive, elegant but powerful figure on a regatta track. Combining the best a discerning offshore sailor could possibly look for, this Dufour 485 Grand Large provides luxury, safety and comfort, combined with outstanding performance.

Sawadiva was never chartered and only lightly used by her first owner when her current owner, a Swiss mechanical engineer and avid sailor discovered her after extensive research and purchased her in 2015.

Her first owner had purchased her at the Paris Boat Show and launched her in Marseille in March 2009. Unfortunately, after being caught in a 40 knots Mistral and feeling a little scared, he and his family hardly left the Marina again. By the time her current owner purchased her, Sawadiva's engine had only 370 hours and the generator 48 hours. The sails, interior and cushions were as new.

Her current owner, who was looking specifically for a Dufour Grand Large found her ideal for his purpose and quickly began to undertake an extensive upgrade to make her suitable for her voyage from Europe to Australia, a dream which had taken shape several years before. The result, a yacht which has very few equals with respect to the intelligence with which the upgrades were carried out, always closing the very best equipment one the market and irrespective of the price, and an inventory which incorporates absolutely everything one could wish for to cruise around the world in luxury. Everything is there, from reverse cycle air-conditioning, to water-maker, generator, additional fridge, tons of solar power, lithium batteries, a full workshop, and even a brand new dive compressor with two full sets of scuba diving gear.

Inside the welcoming ambiance features rich, warm woodwork and an elegant design. The owners had soft covers made for the white leather upholstery for protection and comfort and the white leather still looks like new today.

With its 2-meter headroom the very large and spacious saloon is ideal for large gatherings. There is a great deal of stowage space available. This Dufour 485 is the 3 cabin owners version, with 2 bathrooms (the 3rd we changed into the workshop).

With a sail area of 120 m2 upwind and 225 m2 downwind, this boat can reach a cruising speed of 10 knots while providing the utmost comfort and secure feeling.

Please contact us for the full description as word count is limited on this site and we have a lot more to tell you! You can also download the brochure attached. Don't forget to watch our full video feature, which will show you right though the boat and into all the details of her equipment and layout. We filmed Sawadiva just before launching her on the cruising yachts market in October 2021 and all the media (photos and video) were taken at that time. This yacht presents exactly as shown.

For more information, or to organise an inspection (or video inspection) please contact our friendly team at Nautilus Yacht Management. We would be delighted to assist you in every way and to help you make your cruising dream come true. Our agency specialises in cruising yachts and is very involved with the cruising community. We can answer all your questions regarding offshore purchase, import, registration, etc. And help you at every stage of this exciting journey!

Euro €195,000 Negotiable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Boat Reference
Launch Year
49' 10" - 15.20m
18,000 kg.
Keel / Ballast
GRP Ecapsulated Fin keel. 3,500 ballast.
Vessel Location
South Pacific
Umberto Felci / Patrick Roséo
Dufour Yachts. France.
Hull Material
Sawadiva is powered by the compact and powerful Volvo Penta D2-75 with sail drive and only 1500 hours on the clock. (The low hours are primarily due to the first owner's situation; they only did 370 hours in the first 6 years). The D2-75 is extremely common and it is very easy to find parts & service agents worldwide. If well maintained, it will last many thousands of hours, since this is an easily pushed hull that won't force the engine to the max. The power is transmitted through sail drive to the 4-bladed folding propeller, average fuel consumption about 4 l / hour and can easily motor at 6-7 knots. Engine access is very good on all sides with removable panels in both aft cabins, as well as the main access via the companionway stairs which lifts up on gas struts. The engine space is well-ventilated and sound proofed. The engine sea cock is located at the gearbox and is easily accessed. The engine and generator have been serviced regularly. The most recent service included impeller, oil change, oil & fuel filter change (February 2021). Other notable serviced items were: Spare 115 amp alternator on board Diesel tank was cleaned & scrubbed in 2018 Second fuel filter with glass bowl mounted 2018
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
5l / h at 7 knots
Max Speed
9.5 knots
Cruise Speed
7 knots
4 blades bronze folding prop. Saildrive.
Maxpower retractable bow thruster. Max Power controls at helm. A
Generator Fisher Panda 8000 / Hours 720 (7.5 Kva)
South Pacific 3.4 meter Shearwater aluminium RIB. New 2021. With chaps, anchor, Depth sounder, 12L fuel tank.
Suzuki 20 HP fuel injection Outboard. Excellent condition.
Full cockpit covers, brand new Bimini and dodger, sun shades, deck covers, hatch covers, sail covers, all in excellent condition or new 2020-2021
3 cabins 2 heads. Pleae download the brochure for detailed description.
White leather upholstery in immaculate condition. Always kept covered by tailored top upholstery (replaced again 2021). Same in cockpit.
3 queen size double berths.
2 plus one in cockpit
Samsung TV 43" full HD 2020. Stereo with USB or Blutooth. Outdoor and interior speakers.
3 separate units with independent control for master cabin, salon and guest cabins. Reverse cycle.
Immediately to port is the L-shaped galley, which has ample Corian counters and all the usual amenities from the gimbaled three burner Eno stove/oven to twin stainless sinks.

The front opening 33 l fridge is perfect for drinks and on top is the big fridge and freezer situated. There are numerous lockers and storage throughout, with a cutlery drawer and big storage on the end of the main workspace.

Best thing aside of the Nespresso machine is the electric oven (2020) with circulating air which bakes cakes, pizzas or bread evenly cross to perfection.

Other features:

Electric oven with circulating air
Salt-water foot pump
Dufour dinner set and cutlery
Kitchen outfitted with a wide variety of pots, pans, including a Swiss pressure-cooker
Cups, white-, red-, champagne-glasses, utensils, serving bowls, food containers and many, many more
Large fridge (120L) plus additional bar fridge for drinks in galley.
Large freezer (120L)
3 burners ENO stove with oven and grill. Immaculate condition. Separate electric oven with circualrted air. Perfect for baking.
SLCE 60-80 LPH water maker - New Membranes 2020- Plenty of spare menbranes and pickling preparation.
Hot Water
Quick 60 l hot water system replaced 2020
Ground Tackle
30 kg Jumbo Anchor New October 2017,25 kg Delta wing Anchor, 15 kg Danforth Anchor, 5kg folding Anchor Dinghy, 80 meters new 12 mm solid zinc Chain ordered adn included. The Lewmar v4/v5 Windlass has a combination chain/rope gypsy, with manual release. A spare winch handle is stored in the anchor locker for manual release. There are two remote controls, one in the bow sail locker, one at the helm with a chain counter.
Safety Gear
Lawhill Offshore 6 persons liferaft new March 2021
Port & starboard full-length jack stays (harness safety)
EPIRB (but due to complicate reprogramming better buy your own)
Flares (some new 6/2017, some expired)
Fire blanket in galley
2x fire extinguishers
Plastimo offshore telescopic Danbuoy
Plastimo lifering with floating LED light
4x automatic lifejackets
2x personal AIS beacon in life jacket
1x personal life buoy EPIRP
10 extra foam-core lifejackets
12V searchlight
Generator Fisher Panda 8000 / Hours 720
Mastervolt Mass Combi Ultra, Charger/Inverter 12/3000-150 New 2018
Solar - 5x100 Watt panels, Victron MPPT controllers New 2020
6x flexible Solarpanels 65W New 2017
Lithium Batteries 4x 100 AH New March 2021...

Please download brochure for the full description
Electronics / Navigation
Sawadiva is fully equipped with the complete Raymarine navigation system. The system has been upgraded in Panama as the Marina pluged us to a wrong adapter cable. Raymarine Panama was very fast and efficient to replace all the necessary parts. Radar, AIS and integrated autopilot control, combined with great accuracy it's the safety feature to have.

It is also wired or Wifi into the Seatalk network, and can both display and repeat all the Raymarine instrument data - meaning you can connect any device or laptop and wirelessly receive your instrument & navigation data, GPS position, etc. This makes the use of OpenCPN possible, with all the benefits of real-time navigation with Satellite imagery.

The VDO switchboard is at the chart table and controls the 240V and 12V supply to the various systems, as well as monitors the state of all batteries, fuel & water tanks. Behind the panel above this is the rest of the circuit breakers and fuses.

The home batteries I changed to LITHIUM in March this year and that made an enormous difference in the power supply. If you take out 80% of the capacity the system still has his 12.8V and runs without disturbance amazing. Running the generator together with the 150 amp charger, the batteries are 100% charged again after 1 to 1 1/2 hours! That cuts down generator hours drastically.

Its all combined with the Mastervolt Mass Combi Ultra 12/3000-150. The powerful 3kw inverter and the 150 amp charger are the real hard working mates enabling full HD television, fragrant Nespresso coffee and golden cakes from the electric oven.

The owner writes: "The solar panels function well and in good weather we even can run the water maker 30-45 minutes daily through solar and supply the daily need of water. Together with the Victron MPPT charger we have practically no lack of power anymore. "
Sail Inventory
Sails features:
Haase OneSails 4t-forte 3D 65sqm mainsail (2/2017), roll in mast, which is one of the best comfort and safety features and working without any problems
Haase OneSails 4t-forte 3D 55sqm Genoa
Haase OneSails Gennaker 160 sqm new 2020
30sqm Stay Sail Haase OneSails try radial
Spare Genoa Dacron

Other points to note:
Second and 3rd Genoa halyard added 2017
Spinnaker pole & halyard (2017)
Removable inner forestay (2017)
Extra genoa cars and blocks either side to facilitate stay sail & genoa sheets (2019)
Dyneema boom preventer setup with 4-time pulleys
Mast / Rigging
The mast, boom is by Sparcraft, the forestay and Furler by Facnor new in 2016.

Jibe preventer for the boom to operate from the cockpit.

The spinnaker pole is stored on the railing.

The spring vang both supports the boom and holds it down. The new sails & sailbag are by Haase OneSails.

As a mostly solo sailor, it was important to the owner to have a rig that he could rely on, and so in April 2016, he had the mast removed and all standing rigging replaced by Marina Sant Elmo in Cagliary Italy.

At the foot of the mast are turning blocks to lead the halyards and lines aft under the deck, which cleans the house, reduces tripping and makes it possible to single-hand when necessary. The Lewmar mainsheet track is forward of the sprayhood, making the cockpit both safe and spacious.

The furler is a Facnor LS290, with twin tracks, meaning you can run a double headsail setup if you choose. It has been reliable and faultless to date. The Genoa furler was replaced in 2016.
Immaculate, turn key and astonishing inventory. Sawadiva is a serious ocean cruiser, one of the rare 'Cape Horn' version, which is a step above the dedicated cruising series 'Grand Large'. Swiss Owner is a mechanical enginner keepign the yacht in showcase condition and ready to sail at a moment's notice anywhere in the world. Equipped with everything and more for a safe and luxurious live-aboard cruising. A must see! Full video walk-through is online. We also commisison an indepent survey report at the time of listing as per our company criteria. Please enqurie for the report. Delivery anywhere in the world can be arranged for a moderate price.

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