Dufour 36 Classic for sale

Hamble, United Kingdom

Listed price £56,000 GBP

General information
Dufour 36 Classic
Used sail boat for sale
$73,198 USD | Listed price £56,000 GBP
Mortain & Mavrikios
Length overall
Length waterline
Length on deck
6.56 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Hamble, United Kingdom

About this Dufour 36 Classic


Includes Hamble River pontoon berth to 1st December 2020

Under way video available on request

A beautifully well presented Dufour 36 Classic which sleeps eight in the preferred three-cabin layout plus two in the saloon. The current owners purchased her in almost new condition in 2004 and having enjoyed her for 18 years are now selling to explore the rest of the UK on four wheels.

The midships galley of the Dufour 36 Classic opens up the aft area for a cabin without compromising the cockpit and its storage capacity. The 36 Classic gets bonus mileage from this layout by situating the head compartment and a third hanging locker in the area that would otherwise be usurped by the galley. Placing the galley amidships means the least boat-yawing effect.

The Dufour 36 Classic keeps the strong looks of the Dufour classic line with its delicate sheer and balanced, uncropped ends.

Dufour incorporated headroom of six feet, two inches.

The diagonal berth in the forward cabin is a true double and incorporates a nice settee.

Brokers Comments

A much loved, lightly used family cruising yacht.

This Dufour 36 Classic is complete with Suzmar 4 man inflatable dinghy (inflatable floor and keel), plus oars, and if required the use of a Hamble River mooring (river pontoon) free of charge to 1st December 2020. The use of this berth may be extended by separate negotiation with the owner.

CE Category A (Ocean)

British Registered for Secure Transfer of Title

Owners Comments

Mystique has been used as a family sailing boat in the Solent. She has been very lightly used especially in the last few years and almost all of our sailing has been in the Solent.

She is a fabulous and well-built cruising boat and well set up for short-handed sailing, but with very spacious accommodation. Mystique is lots of fun and easy to sail and has provided many memories. She is very well maintained and has been stored ashore each winter. The engine has been serviced annually by a Volvo main dealer and she has been anti-fouled every year. She was due to come out early 2020, but this was delayed due to COVID.

We are giving up boat ownership in the UK, hence the sale

There is a spinnaker pole on the boat, this is not included as it’s not mine! Lifejackets, tools, charts and personal belongings etc on the boat are also not included.

We will include all the engine and boat spares we have as well as poles/boat hooks and flags etc.


GRP hull deck and superstructure
Teak laid decking on cockpit seating
Interior trim of mahogany and mahogany faced plywood
Exterior trim of teak
Keel of antimony hardened lead


Sleeps 8 in 3 x Double cabins plus saloon

Forward cabin:
Large and small opening deck hatches
Upper shelf forward with large locker under
Double berth to port with two large lockers under
Bookcase and vanity unit forward
Upper side shelves to port and starboard
Seat to starboard
4 x 12v lights

Saloon to port:
Opening deck hatch
Fixed side port with curtain
Upper shelf outboard
Large upper lockers
Cave lockers behind seat backrest
"L" shaped settee with lockers under
Saloon table with drinks locker within
(Table could lower to create an extra double berth by adding another cushion)
Clock and barometer on the main bulkhead
2 x 12v lights

Galley to starboard:
Small opening deck hatch
Fixed side port with curtain
Upper shelf
Work surface with 2 x stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurised water supply and manually pumped fresh or salt cold water supply
Large shelved locker under seacocks
Upper shelved sliding door locker
ENO 2 burner, gimballed gas cooker with oven
Cooker crash bar
Locker under
Top access refrigerator
2 x 12v light

Nav station to port:
Opening side port
Upper shelf outboard
Book shelf and ship's electrical panel under
Large chart table with chart stowage within
Electronics to hand
Shelved locker under chart table opening inboard
Navigators seat with hot water tank under
12 volt chart light and deck head light
FM/LW Stereo/Radio CD unit
Mains polarity indicator light
Chart table corner light

Aft cabin to port:
Opening side port outboard with curtain
Opening side port to cockpit
Deck head mounted ventilator
Upper shelf outboard
Large hanging locker under
Large shelf running aft, outboard
Large double berth with fresh water tank and services under
Access to large locker aft
Cover over engine removes for access
2 x 12v lights

Toilet compartment to starboard:
Opening side port with curtain
Deck head mounted ventilator
Upper shelf outboard basin with hot and cold pressurised water supply and shower head
Electric pump out of waste shower water tray
Lockers and seacocks under basin
Sea toilet (replaced)

Aft cabin to starboard:
Opening side port with curtain
Opening side port to cockpit
Deck head mounted ventilator
Upper shelf outboard
Large hanging locker under
Large shelf running aft, outboard
Large double berth with fuel tank and services under
Access to large locker aft
Cover over engine removes for access
2 x 12v lights

Steps to cockpit
Panel removes for engine access

Lockers to port and starboard aft
Dinghy and gas bottle stowage

Mechanical Systems

Volvo 2030, 3 cylinder, freshwater cooled 28hp diesel engine driving a 2 blade fixed propeller through a saildrive unit
Full service history for the engine (annual services by Volvo service agent)
New sail drive leg (under water element) (2017)
New Sail drive diaphragm (2017)
New propeller (2017)
New rope cutter (2017)
New Exhaust (2017)
Engine spares

Electrical Systems

12v engine starting battery (new 2016?)
Wiring and fittings for 2 x 12V service batteries (currently 1 installed (new 2020))
Engine charging via engine driven, 55 amp-hour alternator and via battery charger running off shorepower system with ring main
240v socket in salon
Inverter 800w (sterling power), 2018

Navigation Equipment

Chart table:
Handheld VHF, ICOM IC-M71
MLR FX312 GPS at chart table
Seatalk wiring at chart table

In cockpit: -
Plastimo Olympic 135 binnacle steering compass
Raymarine C80 multi-function plotter (plotter and radar) at helm, own GPS
Raymarine 2kw pathfinder Radome (Radar)
Raytheon ST60 Tridata log, echosounder, and seawater temperature
Raytheon ST60 wind speed and direction
Raytheon ST5000 autopilot 
Below decks: Simrad RD68 VHF radiotelephone with DSC


Masthead tri-colour navigation light
Masthead anchor light
Deck floodlight
Deck level navigation lighting set

Sails & Spars


Sails regularly cleaned, mainsail and genoa are both in good condition, especially the main.

Dacron mainsail UK Sailmakers
Dacron furling genoa UK Sailmakers
Kemp cruising chute (2012), very lightly used

Silver anodised aluminium, double aft swept spreader, masthead rig by Sparcraft with boom
Z Spar rod kicker
Running rigging replaced (2017)
Note - Spinnaker pole not included

Genoa hardware

Facnor SD165 furling headsail system with control line led aft to Spinlock XA rope clutch
Lewmar genoa tracks with plunger adjusted cars (new 2017)
Lewmar clutches deck mounted genoa sheet turning blocks

Mainsail hardware: 
2 x slab reefs with leech lines led aft to clutches Block and tackle kicker system

Deck organisers taking halyards/control lines aft to: 
8 x Spinlock XA rope clutches

2 x Lewmar 40, 2 speed, self-tailing halyard control line winches
2 x Lewmar 44, 2 speed, self-tailing primary winches
2 x winch handles
Winch handle pocket

Deck Equipment

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpits, stanchions, and double guard wires
Gates in guard wires to port, starboard, and aft
CQR anchor with chain and warp
Anchor Chain 30M (2018)
Plough anchor
Lofrans electric windlass
Extra midships mooring cleats
Various mooring lines and fenders


Whitlock wheel steering system with elk hide covered stainless steel wheel


C&J Marine Cockpit Tent (2011), hardly used. Stainless steel poles, canvas cover
C&J Marine Lazy jacks with pack-a-main (2011)
C&J marine spay hood (2011)
Blue wheel cover
2 x un-used dodgers (2011)


Cockpit table
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit shower
4 x cockpit safety attachment points
Cockpit cushions
Drainage aft of cockpit
Boat spares 
Boat hooks
Ancor sphere
Motoring cone


Safety Equipment

Stainless steel, transom-mounted boarding ladder
Cockpit mounted manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump below deck
Teak grabrails on coachroof plus 2 additional grabrails fitted
4 x cockpit safety attachment points
Stainless grab rails at the pedestal and on sprayhood
Extra grabrails below deck
4 man Life Raft (new 2015)
Two danbouys and man overboard recovery
Mast mounted radar reflector


Suzmar 4 man inflatable dinghy (inflatable floor and keel), plus oars.
Pulpit mounted outboard motor bracket.

Nicolle Associates 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.

  • This vessel is VAT paid.
  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in Hamble, Southampton, England.
  • © 2020 Nicolle Associates

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1 x Volvo Penta MD2030
Fuel capacity
42 gallons (U.S.)
Number of cabins
Number of berths
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Broker/Dealer Information

Nicolle Associates - Hamble

Saltmakers House Hamble Point Marina School Lane
SO31 4NB
United Kingdom
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