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    £ 9,750
    Dufour - 2800
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    Dufour - 2800 for sale

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    Dufour 2800 Sailing Yacht

    On Y Va is a much loved and well cared for Dufour. Throughout our ownership she has proved to be a safe and comfortable yacht being sailed single handed, with friends, family and crew extensively along the South coast and North coast of France. Her accommodation is well designed and in excellent condition. There are births for 5 with one double and three singles.

    On Y Va is the first sailing boat we’ve purchased and her ownership has been a labour of love. Prior to buying her we viewed an extensive number of yachts in the 25 - 35 foot range and she was a clear favourite. Designed by renowned naval architect and engineer, Michel Dufour over 1300 of these boats were built to cope with the demand and this made it one of their top selling models of all time. Past owners have clearly cared and maintained her regardless of cost and all the big ticket items have been serviced or replaced in recent years. There is also a very comprehensive and well organised folder of paperwork for the vessel including Part 1 registration (Certificate of British Registry, Registry of Shipping and Seamen), proof of VAT paid status and historic Bill of Sales including the original purchase invoice and receipt. The original Dufour crockery, Dufour stamped cutlery and original cushion covers on board all emphasise the care and love she’s clearly been subjected to.

    Prior to our purchase, the last 2 owners enjoyed her for over 14 years and we maintain communication with both. The former of the two finding our Instagram profile for On Y Va (search Dufour2800yacht) whilst they were undertaking a world circumnavigation! They were clearly delighted to see she was being looked after and enjoyed!

    Over the last 2 winters she has been lifted out and stored ashore at Ridge Wharf in Wareham, Dorset. During this time we’ve personally invested 240 hours of work on her and instructed the boat yard to do work beyond our limits and / or our time allowance. We’ve hundreds of photos and videos documenting this work should anyone wish to see. We have two Pre-purchase, Insurance and Condition reports to hand that were undertaken by Omega Yacht Services. The last completed on the 24th October 2018.

    Whilst 2020 has proved to be a short sailing season we’ve enjoyed over 30 nights onboard her with trips around the Solent, across the Channel, down to the West Country or simply at anchor in Studland Bay. We’ve invested in her emotionally, financially and with many hours work getting her into the condition she is now and is ready to be enjoyed by loving new owners. We were relatively new to sailing before acquiring her and have learnt a lot during our time together. We will be very sad to see her go but with ambitions of long distance cruising and spending several seasons exploring the Med, it’s unfortunately time to say goodbye.

    Works completed / Items Replaced

    All old layers of antifouling removed back to gel coat (2020)
    Keel treated with 2 coats of International Interprotect, a 2 part epoxy primer (2020)
    Everything below the waterline painted with International Primocon (2020)
    3 coats of International Cruiser 250 anti-foul paint in navy blue (2020)
    Rudder split, metal work welded and strengthened, rebuilt (2020)
    Soft area of deck cut away and repaired with balsa core (2020)
    New deck fair leads fitted and sealed to above repair (2020)
    Fuel injection pump rebuilt (2020)
    Engine and gearbox oil change x2 (2020)
    New impeller and gasket (2020)
    New starter battery (2020)
    2 coats of International Interdeck on all deck areas (2020)
    All mast foot blocks replaced (Barton) (2020)
    New 120 litre Plastimo water tank and filter fitted (2020)
    All flexi gas hose replaced (2020)
    All windows reseated and sealed (2020)
    Areas around windows painted with Hempel Multicoat (2020)
    Bilge degreased and painted with International Danboline (2020)
    Sticky throttle control stripped, greased and rebuilt (2020)
    Fuel tank and system drained and cleaned, filters replaced (2020)
    New prop anode fitted (2020)
    Sails washed and stored at Quay Sails (2020)
    Various repairs to sail cover and reproofing (2020)

    Exhaust manifold and engine cooling system rebuilt. Including welding, head skim, new gaskets and O rings and engine flush (2019)
    EPIRB service and battery replaced (2019)
    Engine and gearbox oil change x2 (2019)
    New impeller and gasket (2019)
    Original seat cushions repaired where required including stitching, new zips and foam inserts (2019)
    Cooker degreased and rebuilt (2019)
    Substantial strip, clean and polish below deck to ensure the good lady enjoys cruising. I doubt you’ll find a cleaner boat out there! (2019)
    Numerous tired and dated electrical switches replaced (2019)

    There are a significant number of receipts for work prior to our ownership. Noticeable ones include:
    New Jeckells mainsail (Sept 2017)
    New Jeckells headsail (2018)
    Echomax BR230 Radar Reflector fitted (2016)
    Plastimo roller furling headsail gear fitted (2013)
    All stainless steel standing ringing replaced (2013)
    Engine rebuild, new pistons and rings, gaskets, seals and cylinders re-honed (2010)

    During 2019 we were made aware of a spare Volvo MD7A engine that On Y Va is fitted with. This unit was being removed from a vessel undergoing substantial upgrade and refurbishment. With zero faults, the price it was being offered for meant it was foolish not to purchase it for potential spares in the future. That said, with the work done to On Y Va’s engine throughout 2019 and 2020 we have no issues or doubts as to her reliability. The spare engine is currently stored on a pallet under cover on our garden and can be included in the sale. It also includes the wiring loom and key.


    Dufour 2800 1981
    Length 27ft - 8.23m
    Beam 2.92m
    Draft - 1.5m

    GRP Hull, deck and superstructure
    Cast iron fin keel
    Tiller steering

    Engine Volvo Penta MD7A marine diesel 15hp
    Fuel tank capacity 40 litres
    Shaft drive 2 bladed propeller
    Cruise speed 5 knots
    Max speed 6 knots
    480 hours of engine use
    Spare MD7A for spares

    Rig & Sails

    Masthead Bermudian Sloop with anodised mast, boom and spinnaker pole
    Stainless steel standing rigging 2013
    Mainsail slab reefing with stack pack system and Lazyjacks
    Plastimo roller furling headsail gear
    6 deck winches and one mast winch
    Jeckells mainsail in very good condition, plus 2nd servicable main (manufacturer and age unknown)
    Jeckells genoa in very good condition
    Symmetric spinnaker in very good condition, manufacturer and age unknown

    Deck Equipment

    GRP clinker tender approximately 10ft in length - Used to get to vessel on it’s swinging mooring
    2 person inflatable tender stored onboard in good condition with oars and pump
    Yamaha 2hp two stroke outboard engine used on tender and inflatable - Bullet proof!
    Delta anchor primary
    Danforth anchor secondary
    15m anchor chain and 15m anchor warp
    7 x fenders
    4 x warps
    Sail cover
    Cockpit spray dodgers
    Boarding ladder
    2 x boathooks
    Spinlock EA Tiller extension
    2 x winch handles
    20 and 5 litre diesel and petrol jerry cans


    One double and 3 singles offering 5 births
    Fold away navigation and saloon table
    Heads with sea toilet and wash basin with foot pumped fresh water
    Ample storage


    Plastimo gas hob with 2 rings, grill and oven
    Sink with foot pumped fresh water
    Insulated cool box

    Navigational Equipment

    Plastimo Contest steering compass
    Garmin 120XL GPS
    Standard Horizon Quest-X GX1500E DSC VHF radio
    Raymarine ST2000 Plus Tiller Pilot / autohelm
    Clipper speed and distance log
    Clipper Echo Sounder
    Navigational lights
    Wempe 95mm Pirate II Series Barometer (2018)
    Goodmans FM radio
    USB charge points

    Safety Equipment

    Echomax BR230 Radar Reflector (2016)
    McMurdo EPIRB (2019 serviced and batteries replaced)
    Fire extinguisher
    Life jackets and lifelines
    Horseshoe Lifebuoy and light (batteries and bulb 2020)
    Pains Wessex Offshore Flare Pack
    First aid kit

    Mooring / Storage

    Winter storage 2020 / 2021 ashore has been fully paid
    A swinging mooring in Poole harbour March - October 2021 will cost approximately £550.00

    Whether you are new to sailing or seasoned experts, we’re more than happy to show you around On Y Va and answer any questions you may have. ...Read full description
    Mooring CountryUnited Kingdom
    Year built1981
    Conditionwell maintained
    Sale TypeUsed
    Sales statusavailable
    Length8.23 m/27 ft
    Draft1.5 m/5 ft
    SteeringTiller steering
    Engine manufacturerVolvo
    No. of engines1
    Material hullGRP
    Material deckGRP
    Fresh water capacity120
    No. of cabins1
    No. of berths5
    General Equipment
    Bathing Ladder
    Galley Equipment
    Gas Cooker
    Gas Stove
    WC Bathroom
    Toilet Manual
    Cover Type
    Lazy Bag
    Display map

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