Boat Details

Dufour 2800 - 1980 - £7,250 with all new Wire Rigging - £6,500 without.

A good example in generally good condition and offers an economical and capable cruising boat package, only for sale as the owner has his eye on another yacht!
This yacht is fitted with a Sailtainer In-boom furling system giving the convenience of infinitely variable reefing/furling mainsail, and means you get an efficient Fully Battened mainsail with rod kicker. This expensive feature is rarely seen on smaller yachts.
The Dufour 2800 offers roomy accommodation combined with good sailing performance, making it an attractive family cruiser, whist being easily handled if being sailed single or short-handed.


4/5 berths in 2 cabins
Forward cabin with two single berths, infill cushion to make a double berth.
Midships heads compartment with a sea toilet to starboard with wash basin opposite, manual cold water supply.
Saloon with a single settee berth to port, saloon table and settee berth to starboard.
Aft Quarterberth to starboard. 
Very useful pull out chart table which can be used standing up, or sitting down, or be stowed above the quarterberth to give a more open space.
Galley area aft to port with Plastimo Neptune 2500 2 burner hob and grill, basin with pumped fresh water and cool box.  Large Pull out chart table above the quarterberth.

Water tank and fresh water pipework all replaced 2016 with in-line water filter.
New curtains and upholstery in 2014
Gas system serviced in 2017 with new flexible pipes & gas safety certificate
All cabin lights changed to low energy LED bulbs in 2017

Sails and spars

Alloy mast and spars
Sailtainer In-boom furling system with rigid rod kicker 
Stainless steel standing rigging - Standing rigging last changed 2005, but as the vendor intended to keep this yacht, the mast is down, with wires removed to be renewed this month, this job will be finished if sold at the right price.
Most running rigging replaced in 2016/17
All winches Overhauled June 2017
2 x Andersen Self Tailing Genoa sheet winches
1 x Andersen Self Tailing coachroof mounted halyard winch
3x Lewmar secondary winches
Most control lines lead aft to the cockpit
Roller furling headsail system
Spinnaker pole

Furling Genoa
Fully Battened Mainsail (Jeckells new in 2015)
Spinnaker with pole

Mechanical and electrical systems

Volvo Penta MD7A 2 cylinder 13.5hp Diesel Engine, fully overhauled in 2013, starts easily and runs well.
New starter motor fitted 2016, and new alternator fitted 2016
Lots of engine spares on board - gaskets, impellors, filters etc
Conventional shaft drive with dripless shaft seal
2 blade Folding prop Overhauled June 2017 (Spare fixed 2 blade prop on board)

Safety Equipment

Manual bilge pump 
12v Bilge pump
Fire extinguishers
Boarding ladder
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Navigation lights

Deck Equipment

CQR anchor with 10m chain and approx 80m anchor warp (Warp not fitted)
Automatic 12v and manual bilge pumps
Rutland wind generator
Boom cover new in 2017
New Spinlock tiller extension 2017

Navigation Equipment

Steering compass
Echopilot Bronze Log/Speed/Depth instrument
Stowe wind speed/direction
Simrad TP22 Autopilot
Cobra VHF/DSC Radio
Garmin GPS 60 connected to DSC radio and nav instruments 

History and Construction

GRP hull, deck and superstructure built by Dufour Yachts in 1980, hull number 885.
Aft cockpit with standard 1.5m iron fin keel
Hull professionally polished June 2017, new hull stripes fitted and looks great.

Owners Comments

Only for sale as I have my eye on another boat! If that doesn’t work out I would be very happy to sail this Dufour 2800 next season and am continuing with winter maintenance as usual.
Easy to sail in any conditions as it is fitted with a Sailtainer In-boom furling system with rigid rod kicker. This In-boom furling system means you get an efficient Fully Battened mainsail with the convenience of infinitely variable reefing/furling - I will miss this on my next boat!
Currently stored ashore in Plymouth for the winter. Standing rigging last changed 2005, but as I intended to keep this yacht I have the mast down, wires removed to be renewed this month, I will finish this job if sold at the right price.


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
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • Built1980
  • Price£7,250
  • Length8.23 m
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Beam2.96 m
  • Max Draft1.46 m
  • Displacement2.8 tonnes
  • Engine 1
    • Make: Volvo Penta
    • Model: MD7A
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Propeller Type: Inboard

Contact Seller

Barbican Yacht Agency
Sutton Harbour Marina Plymouth PL4 0DW United Kingdom
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