This Dufour was originally Italian owned and sailed across the Atlantic in the 80’s where she did a few seasons in the BVI’s as a charter boat. Slightly damaged in a hurricane in Antigua, she was diligently repaired and under her new name “Windfall” was raced regularly at Antigua Sailing Week. She was purchased by a new owner who was a committed sailor in 2009 and brought to Grenada for an extensive refit. In 2010 a rebuilt Volvo Penta engine was installed along with a new Force 10 cooker; most of the running rgging was replaced and much of the boat was rewired. In 2011 a new Lofrans anchor windlass was installed, all sea cocks and valves replaced, all port lights were removed and rebidded, new navigational lights and some internal lights were replaced. Due to a vocational change, the owner sold here to the current owners in 2013. Since that time Windfall has been mainly used as a live-aboard as the new owner was unable to find the time to visit Grenada and go cruising. Thus, Windfall has reluctantly been put back on the market with a substantially reduced asking price to reflect the need to either rebuild or replace the current Volvo Penta.
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The layout offers up to nine births with two separate double sleeping cabins. There is full standing headroom and good ventilation throughout. In forecabin, large V berth, hanging locker and opening hatch to foredeck. Aft of the forecabin is a head with shower and basin. The saloon has an ‘L’ shaped dinette to starboard with a large, fold-out table and a bench seat to port. The Saloon may be accessed by a ladder from the center cockpit. Aft of the dinette is the galley with 2 sinks, the 2 burner gimbeld Force 10 cooker with oven and a 12 v Waeco portable fridge (All gas and water lines were replaced in 2010.) There is a built-in front loading fridge that is not operational, lacking only the cold plate and compressor. To port is a large chart table/navigation station Aft of the saloon is the double aft cabin with ample storage and another head compartment with shower and basin. The aft cabin can be accessed by ladder from the aft cockpit as well as from the saloon.
Located centrally, under the forward ladder in a vented and sound protected compartment is the 40 hp Volvo diesel. Electric start and fresh water cooled via a heat exchanger, the engine is supplemented by a new instrument panel and throttle lever with cable controls. Although the engine has few operating hours, due to saltwater intrusion, it is judged to need either rebuilding or replacement. There are various engine spares included and the shaft is connected to a fixed 3 bladed propeller.
A Ketch with a masthead main, all spars are of anodized aluminium and both masts are stepped on the keel. Stainless steel standing rigging with ‘Spectra’ and ‘Southern Braid’ running rigging. 9 x Lewmar’ winches in various sizes , throughout - none are self-tailing. Adjustable backstay with a ‘Profurl” furling head stay.
Built by Dufour, France in 1972, this model was the last Michael Dufour design to go into production. Cream GRP hull with hull ports and a painted non-skid deck. Wheel steering. Encapsulated keel. Self-draining cockpit.
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Burnham Yacht Harbour
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex CM0 8BL