Boat Details

Not your average Dufour 525. On delivery the keel and rig were re-strengthened and upgraded, and the yacht was spec'd for blue water sailing, but only has been used for light coastal work. In excellent condition and professionally maintained. A huge amount of yacht for the money, and for bluewater sailing.


RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC or RCDII (2013/53/EU as appropriate (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean” (or Cat B – whichever is appropriate)


Hull Construction:

  • The sandwich hull construction provides optimum ther­mal insulation and soundproofing.
  • Plate floors lamination strengthens the hull and spreads the load of the keel and rigging.
  • The counter mould with its perfect surface finish offers additional storage space under the floor and is easy to clean. NPG gelcoat enhances osmotic resistance.


Deck Construction:

  • The infused deck has an optimum stiffness/ weight ratio as well as an excellent thermal insulation and sound­proofing. Its counter mould liner is flawless.
  • “Diamond head” non skid surface in all the working and traffic areas.
  • Solid laminate reinforcements are built-in for mounting hardware and fittings (winches, tracks, chain-plates, cleats)
  • To extend the boat life, Dufour’s engineering department elected to minimize the use of wooden structural inserts positioned below the deck hardware.
  • Teak side decks and cockpit floor.


Hull/Deck Construction:

  • A straight deck line forms the hull to deck joint. It en­sures a watertight hull/ deck assembly and improves the safety when moving about on deck.
  • The wooden deck edge profile highlights the deck line and acts also as a non-aggressive foot protection.
  • The flat joint between the transom and the hull contri­butes to the overall aesthetics.



  • The keel undergoes a factory life-extending treatment before assembly (anti-corrosion and improved finish with epoxy-based paint and coatings).
  • The large sole-plate keel is bolted to the boat through astainless steel backing-plate.
  • Optional deep keel made of cast-iron and lead with a 2.35m draft offers better sailing performances (reduced healing and improved upwind sailing) with a reasonable draft, a lowered center of gravity and increased stability.
  • On delivery the keel was removed and rebidded with the addition of a steel plate above the keel bolt washers to further strengthen the structure.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • 75hp Volvo engine with saildrive.
  • Efficient foam soundproofing.
  • Engine compartment ventilation with 100 mm ducts leading to invisible transom vents.
  • Engine sump.
  • Engine control lever and control panel built into aft swim platform, behind the port helm console.
  • Rev counter and hour meter.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • The main engine is serviced every year by RK Marina, the local Volvo agent.
  • Serviced according to the Volvo service schedule.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • 2 stainless steel, leather-wrapped, steering wheels. Diameter: 1,100mm.
  • The wheels can be comfortably steered from the helmsman’s side bench. Transmission system via chain and cranks connected to the rudder quadrant.
  • Semi-elliptical rudder blade –filled with high density cellular epoxy to prevent water infiltration.
  • The solid stainless steel stock of the rudder blade is mounted with self-aligning bearings offering lighter and more accurate steering in all weather conditions.
  • Stainless steel emergency tiller with deck access trap.
  • Folding propeller.
  • Retractable bow thruster (Max Power).

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • Electrical panel with 21 functions on 12 V and 6 func­tions on 220 V, including: Voltmeter for engine and house batteries (220 V and 12 V).
  • The 12 V electrical circuit is protected by circuit-brea­kers.
  • The 220 V circuit has 2 protection levels: 1st level - magneto-thermal circuit-breakers (one per function), 2nd level - overall 30 mA circuit-breaker at the electrical panel.
  • Boat pre-fitted for optional wiring.


Battery Banks:

  • Engine start battery (12 V / 140 Ah replaced 21/10/16).
  • 5 house batteries (12 V / 140 Ah replaced 21/10/16).
  • The battery bank is fitted with a relay. House batteries are stored under the floor at the landing of the compa­nionway.
  • Separate bowthruster battery added.


Battery Chargers:

  • 80 Ah battery charger.



  • High-output 120 Ah generator.
  • A Panda generator.
  • Fully serviced at same time as main engine.


Shore Power:

  • Shore supply inlet forward of swim platform.


Other Electrical:

  • 300 W power converter with laptop outlet.
  • Amperage consumption meter.
  • Electrical water level gauges.
  • Electrical fuel gauges.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Hot-water supply system with 60 L water-heater loca­ted in the saloon to starboard.
  • Fresh-water system with electric pump.
  • Foot pump for fresh and sea water.



  • Dessalator D60 watermaker (10 hours run); professionally pickled.


Bilge Pumps:

  • 2 bilge pumps: one manual and one electric.
  • Electric bilge pump with float switch.


  • Fuel filter with water separator, plus sea-water filter and anti-siphon valve.



  • Total capacity of 500 litres.
  • 2x 250 L rotomoulded fuel tanks under aft cabin berths, with electric fuel gauge display at navigation station.


Fresh water:

  • Total capacity of 750 litres.
  • 1 x 280 L rigid rotomoulded water tank below berth in forward cabin.
  • 2 x 210 L rigid rotomoulded water tanks in saloon to port and starboard.
  • Tanks are fitted with electrical level gauges.


Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

  • Forward holding tank (starboard).

Navigation Equipment

  • Fitted an Iridium 9522 phone.
  • GPS Inmarsat D+ Tracker/Intruder alarm system.
  • Raymarine ST7002+ autopilot with gyro computer.
  • Raymarine E80 chart plotter in cockpit with swivel pod with Raystar GPS antenna.
  • Raymarine instrument interface.
  • Raymarine ST60+ speed and depth above companionway and 2 x ST60+ wind at helm positions.
  • iPad mount at chart table.
  • I70 readout at chart table.

Domestic Equipment


  • Gimballed stainless steel gas cooker.
  • Model: ‘Bretagne Evolution’ with oven and 3-burners, stainless steel handrail and anchoring for safety strap.
  • 175 L top-loading cooler with 12 V cool-box.
  • 130 L front-opening fridge.
  • Freezer.



  • Cockpit shower with hot and cold water.
  • Forward heads upgraded to electric flush.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Heating/air conditioning system.



  • Radio/CD with 2 speakers in saloon and 2 speakers in cockpit.



  • All lighting upgraded to LED.
  • Cockpit lighting with a spotlight built into the boom.
  • Deck flood light.
  • Light in the engine compartment.
  • Deck flood light.
  • LED cockpit light at boom end.
  • 220 V power sockets in all parts of the yacht — 2 in forward cabin(s), 1 for the chart table, 1each in aft cabins, 1in galley.
  • Chrome-finish LED ceiling lights.
  • Chrome-finish reading lamps.
  • LED port and starboard navigation lights on bow pul­pit.
  • LED stern light on stern pulpit.
  • LED steaming and anchor lights on mast.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • Wenge floorboards.
  • Slatted mattress supports.


Ports, Hatches and Covers:

  • 5 opening ports in coach-roof.
  • 6 fixed ports in coach-roof.
  • 6 hull ports.
  • 4 opening ports in cockpit.
  • 5 Lewmar T60 opening deck hatches with built-in blinds and mosquito screens.
  • 2 Lewmar T44 opening deck hatches with built-in blinds and mosquito screens.
  • Sliding Plexiglas® companionway hatch. Compa­nionway door sliding down in cockpit floor. T70 deck hatch access to sail locker.


Description of layout from forwards:


Bow Locker:

  • Large storage area with stainless ladder.
  • Modified with skippers bunk in pipe cot style.
  • Full standing headroom.
  • Bulkhead laminated to deck for increased structure in lieu of standard.


Forward Cabin:

  • 1.92 m headroom
  • Door and access to en-suite head.
  • Cabinets with doors along the hull on port and star­board.
  • Hanging locker with light and shelves to port, and a cabinet to starboard.
  • 6 lights.
  • Hull liner.
  • 3 opening deck hatches with vents, black-out blinds
  • 2 hull ports.
  • Central berth.
  • Seat in front of hanging locker on port side.
  • Storage under berth with 2 drawers.
  • 2 sockets 220V.


Forward Head:

  • Headroom: 1.92 m.
  • Polyester bulkheads protecting the woodwork from water splash.
  • Marine head with lid.
  • Shower with Plexiglas® door behind bulkhead.
  • Synthetic resin wash-basin, upper cabinet, mirror, toilet accessories.
  • Shower drainage electric pump (discharge into the sea).
  • 1 x T44 deck hatch.



  • Headroom: 1.96 m.
  • Saloon with U-shaped lounge banquette to starboard and long lounge banquette to port. A central settee can be used to accommodate 2 extra guests at the table.
  • 2 low cabinets are used as arm rests for the port lounge banquette and offer extra storage.
  • Cabinet against forward bulkhead.
  • Storage to port behind backrests.
  • Fixed saloon table: 1.2 m × 0.9 m with aluminum legs and central bottle storage.
  • Lockers and cabinets with doors along the hull, sto­rage behind the lounge backrests.
  • Wood finished hull liner.
  • 6 ceiling lights and 4 bulkhead lights.
  • T60 opening deck hatch with built-in black-out blind and mosquito screen.
  • 1 vent.
  • 2 hull ports.
  • 2 Swivel seats in saloon in place of bench seat.


L-Shaped Galley:

  • Headroom: 1.96 m.
  • Corian® worktop surrounded by a wooden handrail.
  • Double sink with resin cover also used as a cutting-board.
  • Waste bin below sink.
  • Under-sink storage and cutlery drawer.
  • Sliding storage bins.
  • Storage lockers along hull.
  • Bottle storage.
  • Crockery securing system in dish cupboard.
  • 2 opening ports in coach-roof coamings.
  • 6 ceiling lights and 1 spotlight.



  • Headroom below hatch: 2.05 m.
  • Wooden companionway.
  • Engine access beneath companionway (holding jack keeps cover open, compartment light). Stainless steel hand rail.
  • A sliding Plexiglas® hatch covers the companionway.
  • House batteries stored beneath floor at companionway landing.


Chart Table to Starboard:

  • Headroom: 1.95 m.
  • Forward-facing chart table with laptop slot.
  • Cabinet with shelf under the chart table.
  • Upper cabinet along hull.
  • Bookcase.
  • Instrument panel.
  • Chart reader.
  • 12V and 220V panels with engraved function tags in both English and French.
  • 1 x 12V socket.
  • 1 x 220V socket.
  • Water and diesel fuel gauges.
  • Navigation seat with back and seat cushions
  • Fixed ports in coach-roof side.


Aft Heads:

  • 1.88 m headroom.
  • Polyester bulkheads protecting the woodwork from water sprays.
  • Sea-toilet with lid.
  • Shower tray.
  • Synthetic resin wash-basin, upper cabinet, mirror, toi­let accessories, single-lever mixer tap and shower-head.
  • Electric shower waste pumps discharging into sea.
  • 45 L rotomoulded toilet waste tank (deck pump out and macerator pump) in starboard aft cabin.
  • Light.
  • 1 opening port in coach-roof side coamings.


Aft Cabins:

  • 1.88 m headroom.
  • Double berth 2.02 m × 1.52 m / 1.03 m.
  • Storage under berth.
  • Hanging locker with light and shelves.
  • Upper cabinet along the hull.
  • Central locker between the two cabins.
  • Hull / ceiling liner in wood and leatherette.
  • 4 lights.
  • 2 ports opening into cockpit and 1 hull port.
  • 220 V power socket.

Deck Equipment


  • Deck-stepped, anodized aluminum, 9/10 fractional rig.
  • Double spreader design with 20° swept back spreader bars. Spreader roots reinforced from new.
  • Slide equipped mast.
  • Mast steps.
  • Anodized aluminum boom, with strengthened custom gooseneck.
  • Retractable spinnaker bowsprit with tack position adjus­table from cockpit. Pole outhaul modified to be used above deck.
  • Harken roller furling in lieu of standard.
  • Genoa furling line led aft to cockpit with 2 lead blocks, 6 fairleads and 1 line jammer on deck port side.
  • 2 genoa tracks with adjustable cars.
  • Continuous-type Dyform rigging. Rod on forestay. Rigging checked professionally in 2016.
  • Kevlar inner forestay. Upgraded to be tensioned in cockpit, and removable.
  • Backstay bridle with twin turnbuckles.
  • 1 Mainsheet returned to cockpit.
  • 1 Mainsail halyard returned to cockpit.
  • 1 Boom topping lift with mast cleat.
  • 2 automatic reefing lines returned to cockpit. 1 1Mainsail outhaul returned to cockpit.
  • 1 Rigid boom vang with twofold purchase returned to cockpit.
  • Custom lazy jacks with Harken ratchet blocks.
  • 1 Genoa halyard returned to halyard winch, with upgraded spinlock jammer.
  • Operation of the running rigging: Mainsail track on coach-roof, 10 Spinlock XTS jammers, 2 Spinlock XAS jammers. 2 x 5 sheave deck organizers.
  • All running rigging in Dyneema – spectra cruising spec.
  • Genoa cars adjustable from the cockpit.
  • Mainsheet control from helm.
  • Asymmetric spinnaker gear.
  • All stanchions removed and rebidded.
  • Harken deck gear in lieu of standard.
  • Hydraulic system fully serviced in 2016.



  • Aluminum self-tailing winches (HARKEN):
  • 2 x H 60 STA genoa winches.
  • 2 x H 48 STA house top winches
  • 2 aluminum winch handles with boxes.
  • Thanks to their aft position winches are within easy reach of the helmsman.
  • Spinnaker winches ST53 – manual (pair).
  • Electric halyard winch (starboard).
  • Electric genoa winches (pair). Fully serviced in 2017.
  • Spinlock upgraded clutches.



  • 140% furling genoa with UV protection.
  • Standard mainsail with roller-type traveler and two reef bands. Ronstan ball bearing cat system.
  • Lazy jack, with stack pack sail handling system. New 2016.
  • Mainsail tackle and traveler with lines return aft to cockpit.
  • North Sails, upgraded to quality offshore sails.
  • UK Code Zero with furling system attached, tacked to bow.
  • Code four.
  • Upgrade to quality offshore sails.



  • Self-draining cockpit, with floor made of non-skid polyester.
  • Large cockpit benches with teak trims. Comfortable and safe cockpit side coamings with teak covered winch areas.
  • Large fixed cockpit table with teak top, stainless steel handrails and drop-down leaves. Lots of space around the table with seating accommodation for a large number of people.
  • Open storage compartment behind each helm console.
  • 1 line locker at the entrance of the companionway to store loose lines.
  • Sliding Plexiglass companionway hatch.
  • Instrument panel above the companionway.
  • Gas locker.
  • Large aft swim platform with teak trim. Custom swimming ladder.
  • Removable swim ladder with teak steps. Removable ladder with teak steps for side gates. Cockpit shower with hot and cold water.
  • The transom storage compartment with a hinged and hydraulic ram mounted door offers a large enclosed space (the size of a tender) above the life raft locker. It turns into a pleasant swim platform when door is closed.
  • Stainless steel bow protector.
  • 2 Guard rails at base of mast.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Self-draining anchor locker with hatch cover.
  • 1.5 kW Electric windlass, vertical mounted. Remote control box located in the sail locker.
  • 1 chainwheel.
  • 2 bow rollers with stainless steel stemhead fittings (boat can be sailed with anchor secured on deck)
  • 6 stainless steel cleats for mooring lines and springs.
  • 6 stainless steel rubbing plates.
  • Fender storage in stern locker or sail locker.
  • 1 Delta anchor 25kg
  • 30m anchor chain Ø 12 and 60m cable Ø 22
  • 2 x 15m mooring lines Ø 18, 1 x 42m mooring line Ø 18
  • 6 large fenders.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • The companionway spray hood (with 3 bows) – Dufour Yachts colours – is built into the coach-roof and fitted with leather-wrapped stainless steel handrails.


Safety Equipment:

  • Open bow pulpit in stainless steel facilitating boat access and spinnaker handling. 2 stainless steel stern pulpits with life buoy, flag and outboard engine brackets.
  • The boat is ringed by double life lines with 2 large gates. The life lines stanchions are held by stainless steel plates bolted to the deck.
  • 2 cabin top teak handrails ensure safer mobility on deck.
  • 1 handrail aft of the cockpit table.
  • 2 handrails above the companionway.
  • Padeye for safety harness.
  • All lines are running below deck in order to lean an uncluttered coach roof. 1 line storage locker in front of the companionway provides convenient line storage in the cockpit.


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.


  • BuilderDufour
  • DesignerUmberto Felci / Patrick Roseo
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • Built2008
  • Price£199,950
  • Length15.8 m
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Cabins3
  • Beam4.9 m
  • Max Draft2.35 m
  • Displacement16.2 tonnes
  • Ballast Weight9,920.8 lb
  • Engine 1
    • Make: Volvo
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Propeller Type: Inboard

Contact Seller

The Shipyard Lymington SO41 3YL United Kingdom
View all boats from this seller Email Call+44 (0)1590 679222