Dufour 40 Performance for sale

Greenock, United Kingdom

Listed price £84,950 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Dufour 40 Performance
Used sail boat for sale
$106,906 USD | Listed price £84,950 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Spirit of May
Length overall
Length waterline
8.71 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Greenock, United Kingdom

About this Dufour 40 Performance


Dufour 40 Performance - Built 2004

This 'Owners Cabin' version Dufour 40 Performance is an extremely comfortable and well-maintained fast cruising boat. With 2 very large double cabins, 2 heads and separate shower room, 'Spirit of May' makes for an excellent boat to cruise the and take further afield. Equipped with Eberspacher heating, full teak deck, electric windlass, full Raymarine electronics package and excellent re-upholstered throughout.

Maintained meticulously by the current owner, with no expense spared on upgrading. Unfortunately, due to other commitments, 'Spirit of May' has only been lightly used over the last three seasons. Currently lying afloat, viewings are highly recommended. This is truly a 'Turn-Key' boat.


Length Overall: 12.2m (40' 0")

Waterline Length: 10.47m (34' 4")

Beam: 3.9m (12' 10")

Draft 2.1m (6' 11")

Displacement: 7,900 kg

Ballast: 2,690 kg


Volvo Penta MD2040

Hoursepower: 40hp

Drive: Saildrive

Prop: Gori 2 Blade Folding

Last Service: March 2019

Cruising Speed: 6 Knots

Maximum Speed: 7.5 Knots

Saildrive seal replaced in 2016


Forward, the Owners cabin has a large double berth, reading lights, shelves outboard on both sides and a hanging locker and cupboard. There is also an en suite heads to port. The large Main Saloon has a 'U' shaped settee to port, with fold-down table and a second settee to starboard. There are shelves, cupboards and additional storage above and outboard of both settees. The Nav Station is to starboard and has a full size, forward facing, chart table, switch panel, chart plotter and instruments. The Galley is to port, with a double sink, top loading fridge, and oven with 2 burner hob. The work surface is Corian and there is plenty of storage located around the Galley. The day heads is to starboard and this being the Owners Version, there is also a large separate shower room aft of the heads. The aft cabin is to port. There is Eberspacher heating throughout and all the berth and settee cushions have been recently reupholstered in a very nice blue fabric.

Sails & Rigging

Twin spreader alloy mast by Sparcraft

Facnor Headsail furling

Mainsail slab reefing

Jazy Jacks with Mainsail cover

Spinnaker Pole and track on mast

Standing rigging replaced in 2015



Mainsail - Hyde - 2013 - Good Condition

No.1 Headsail 130% - Saturn Sails - 2015 - Good Condition, made using Kevlar

No.3 Headsail 110% - Hyde - 2013 - Good Condition

Mainsail - Kemp - 2004 - Usable Condition, fully battened

No.1 Headsail 130% - Kemp - 2004 - Fair Condition

Electronics and Navigation

12v System with 3 batteries for Domestic and Engine Start, with combined capacity of 340AH

Battery Charger

240v System with Shore Power cable


Chart Table:

Garmin GPSmap 750s

Raymarine ST60 Multi (Compass/Wind/Depth/Speed)

Furuno Navtex NX-300

Simrad RD68 DSC VHF



Olympic 135 Compass

Raymarine ST6001 SmartPilot

2 x Raymarine ST60 Tridata (Log/Speed/Depth)

2 x Raymarine ST60 Wind

Raymarine ST60 Graphic (Log/Wind/Speed/Compass/System)

Deck Equipment

Quick Electric Windlass 2013

8 x Spinlock XTS clutches

4 x Spinlock XAS clutches

2 Harken 44ST Coachroof winches

2 Harken 48ST Primary winches

Harken Mainsheet track

Harken adjustable Genoa tracks

Harken deck gear for Spinnaker

Pullpit, Pushpits and Guardwire Gates


Ebespacher Heating

25kg Delta Anchor with 30m of Chain

25kg Danforth Anchor with 30m of Chain


Various warps and fenders

Liferaft (2019) and Full boat cover by separate negotiation


  • Refrigerator
  • Marine head
  • Log speedometer
  • Teak sidedecks
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Gps
  • Mainsail cover
  • Genoa
  • Shore power inlet
  • Fully battened mainsail
  • Battery charger
  • Furling genoa
  • Battened mainsail
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Autopilot
  • Navigation center
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Lazyjacks
  • Repeater
  • Spray hood
  • Steering wheel
  • Heating
  • Radio
  • Compass
  • Oven
  • Liferaft
  • Plotter
  • Vhf
  • Teak cockpit
  • Depthsounder
  • Outboard engine brackets

In this case we are acting as brokers only.  The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and / or to have an engine trial conducted, which if carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.


Note to seller and purchaser:  If the boat you are selling or purchasing is registered, please ensure that the registration is completed after the sale of the boat.  If the purchaser wishes to cancel the registration is the duty of the seller to contact the Registry and inform them that the registration is to be cancelled.  If the purchaser wishes to continue with the registration, it is the duty of the purchaser to complete the relevant forms and post off the bill of sale to the Registrar.

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1 x Volvo Penta MD2040
Maximum speed
9 mph
Cruising speed
7 mph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
This Dufour 40 Performance has been viewed 618 times
Broker/Dealer Information

Sunbird International Yacht Sales - Sunbird Greenock

Sunbird Greenock .
The Sugar Warehouse East Hamilton Street
PA15 2UT
United Kingdom
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