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Dufour 455 Grand Large

  • £150,000 inc Vat
  • Oban, United Kingdom


    Dufour 455 Grand Large Limited Edition built  2005 Fin Keel.

    This is a very well equipped and maintained example of this extremely popular sailing cruiser from Dufour Yachts of France.

    She is offered for sale individually as advertised or as an ongoing business concern please call for further details of the business opportunity.

    General Information

    • Year Built: 2005
    • Hull Material: GRP


    • Length: 46 ft



    Loa:  13.76m

    Hull Length:  13.45m

    Lwl:  11.91m

    Beam:  4.30m

    Draft:  2.20m

    Displacement:  10,426kgs

    Ballast:  3,000kgs

    Builders & Designers

    Builders:  Dufour Yachts France 2005.

    Designers:  Umberto Felci/Patrick Roseo.



    Volvo Penta D2-75


    4 Cylinder.

    Fuel consumption:  3 litres per hour approx.

    Sail Drive Volvo Penta 150S.

    3 Blade alloy propeller.

    Ambassador rope cutter.

    Approx engine hours 2050.

    Cruising Speed:  6-7 knots.

    Maximum Speed;  8 knots.

    Engine serviced 2014.



    Fuel capacity:  250litres

    Water capacity:  530litres.

    Holding tank:  45litres.

    Calorifier tank:  40litres.


    Hand laminated GRP Hull with Twaron reinforcements at keel area.

    The NPG Gelcoat (the first layer of cloth is impregnated with NPG resin ) forms an optimum barrier against Osmosis.

    Inner mould hull bottom, structural grid laminated to the hull.

    Hull Portlights in the saloon.

    Deck in Balsa core sandwich, made by infusion proces.

    Draft 2.20m, cast iron keel, bolt loads taken up by stainless steel backing plate.

    Semi eliptical rudder, filled with closed cell epoxy foam. Stainless steel, solid stock.

    The under hull has 4 coats of Gelshield and 6 coats of coppercoat applied in 2007.




    There are 12 volt electrics throughout  supplied by 5 x 12 volt batteries giving 500ah capacity (4 x domestic 1 x Engine), these in turn are charged by the engine alternator.

    There is also a 240 volt shore power supply with ring main sockets, inline battery charger facility, and hot water immersion.

    Spars & Rigging

    Double spreader swept back 15/16 deck stepped rig in anodised aluminium with stainless steel standing rigging by Sparcraft.

    Running rigging mostly made off to braid on braid polyester.

    Single line reefing to Mainsail.

    Roller furling system on headsail.

    Solid rod kicker.

    Sails & Canvas

    New Mainsail in Dacron by Goacher sails 2013 unused as new.

    Mainsail in Dacron by Elvstrom sails 2005 still in serviceable condition.

    New Roller Furling Genoa in Dacron by Goacher sails 2013 unused as new.

    Roller Furling Genoa in Dacron by Elvstrom sails 2005 still serviceable.

    Storm Jib in heavy Dacron by Saturn sails 2006 unused like new.

    Cruising Chute by Goacher sails 2010 excellent condition.


    Sprayhood in Navy Blue acrylic.

    Cockpit canopy/cover in Navy Blue acrylic.

    Mainsail cover stack pack system in Navy Blue acrylic.



    There are 6/7 in three separate cabins arrangement from forward.

    Forward cabin has large Island double berth ample hanging and locker stowage, also a ensuite heads with shower and WC.

    Main Saloon has large 'C' shaped settee to Starboard with dining table and small dining double seat at inboard side of dining table. Good stowage in the way of overhead lockers and below seating. the saloon settee can also be used as an occasional berth.

    Galley is opposite saloon seating in a linear style and comprises of large work surface with lockers below and above. Eno three burner oven and grill gas cooker, fridge plus coolbox could be a freezer compartment, stainless steel sink one and a half type.

    Chart table is situated aft of Saloon on Starboard forward facing with instrument and switch panel array. good hanging stowage locker behind chartable.

    Aft Heads are to port side with WC shower and wash basin.

    2 x large double under cockpit cabins with good hanging and stowage locker space.

    Large aft cockpit with twin wheels full size cockpit table and cockpit lockers include 1 port 1 starboard plus one deep transom locker. There is also a large foredeck locker hatch accessed just aft of anchor locker.

    Deck Gear

    Stainless steel Pushpits and pulpits.

    Stainless steel Stanchions and guard-wires.

    Stemhead twin rollers.

    Anchor locker.

    Quick electric anchor windlass.

    Delta 20kg Anchor & 70 metres of chain.

    Bruce 16kg Anchor 5 metres chain and 30 metres warp.

    Stainless steel boarding ladder.

    Teak cockpit table.

    Teak laid decks.

    Opening Ports.

    Safety Gear

    8 man liferaft 2007 service not due till February 2015.

    5x Fire extinguishers powder all in date.

    Fire Blanket.

    3 x Smoke detectors dual gas and CO2



    1 x Danbuoy.

    2 x Lifebelts and holders.

    1x Electric Bilge pump.

    1 x Manual Bilge pump.

    Navigation & Electronics

    Full navigation lighting.

    2 x Plastimo Binnacle compasses.

    Raymarine C80 Colour GPS chart plotter.


    Depth sounder.

    Wind/speed/direction ( not working )


    GPS back up unit.

    ICOM VHF Radio ICM421.

    Hand held VHF Radio.

    Clock & Barometer.

    Stereo radio CD Player. 


    Boat fully coded to MCA CAT 2.

    Quicksilver 310 Inflatable dinghy.

    Mariner 4hp four stroke petrol outboard engine.

    5kw Eberspacher diesel fired central heating system.

    Twin wheels.


    Boarding ladder.

    Gas bottle ( calor butane )

    Clock & Barometer.

    Stereo Radio CD Player.

    8 x Warps.

    14 x Fenders.


    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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