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2005 Dufour 44 Performance

Lefkas, Greece


Dufour 44 Performance (2005) built by Dufour Yachts, France to Umberto Felci/Patrick Roseo design. Accom for 6/8 in 3 double cabins, saloon U-shaped seating converts to double. Two heads/showers, holding tanks. Powered by 55hp Volvo (1,530 hrs) sail drive, SidePower bowthruster, Standing Rig new 2020, Inmast furling Main, all Sails 2022. Winter 2018/19 hull grit blasted, 3 coats epoxy then Copper Coated. Comprehensive Navigation (primarily Raymarine) &  Safety equipment. 

A fine example of a well maintained and equipped cruising yacht, only ever privately owned. £95,000

Basic Boat Info

Make: Dufour
Model: 44 Performance
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Dufour Yachts, France
Designer: Umerto Felci
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 44 ft / 13.41 m
Length Overall: 44 ft / 13.41 m
Waterline Length: 38'7 ft / 11.76 m
Beam: 13'9 ft / 4.19 m
Max Draft: 6'5 ft / 1.96 m
Min Draft: 6'5 ft / 1.96 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: D"-55c
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 55hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 1,531


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Cruisers


Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR
Tel:+44 (0)1329 827 053


Dufour 44 Performance (2005) built by Dufour Yachts, France
Designed by Umberto Felci/Patrick Roseo
Aft Cockpit Cruiser, scooped stern
White GRP hull, deck & structure
GRP/teak decks
Fin keel – lead
Spade rudder (full inspection 2023)
Wheel steering
2018/19 winter hull grit blasted, 3 coats epoxy then Copper Coated.
Last survey in UK 2017 on purchase.

LOA:    43’9 (13.35m)
LWL:    38’9 (11.82m)
Beam:   13’9 (4.25m)
Draft:     6’5 (1.97m)
Displacement:  10,145 kg (10 tons)
Ballast: 3,300 kg


Volvo Penta D2-55c 55hp (original)
Last serviced April 2024
Engine hours 1,531
130S sail drive unit (diaphragm replaced April 2024)
3 bladed folding prop

SidePower SP75 bowthruster


12v & 220v systems
New breakers 2021
Inverter 1000w
240V switches & neons RS Components 2023
House batteries    3no x 12V 190AH Varta Professional 2021
Engine battery Nordstar heavy duty 663 2021
Bowthruster battery Nordstar heavy duty 664 2021


Fuel:     250 ltrs in plastic tank
Water:  420 ltrs in plastic tanks
Holding: 80 ltrs in plastic tank

Rig and Sails

Sloop rigged – Fractional Bermudan
Standing rigging new 2020 S/S
Sparcraft spars
Spinnaker gear

2 x Harken genoa winches (electric)
2 x Harken main winches
Front stay furler – Furlex 304S (2022)
Whisker pole telescopic & rigging (2017)

Inmast furling main, white (DP084 vectron) Sanders Sails (new 2022)
Furling Genoa, white (DP084 vectron) Sanders Sails (new 2022)
Spinnaker with snuffer, white (Fibremax 6H) by Hyde Sails (new 2022)


Accom for 6/8 in 3 double cabins, saloon U-shaped seating converts to double.
2 x double aft cabins
1 x double V-berth forward
2 x Heads & showers
Leather effect upholstery (cream)
Approx headroom 1.93m

Gas cooker - ENO 3 ring with thermostatic oven (2017) Crockery & cutlery Sufficient for 6 Microwave Kettle Electric & Gas 2022 Basic cooking utensils 2017 Water filter tap & filters 2020 (filters change 2024)   Main Saloon: Clock Barometer Calorifier & immersion heater 2020 Marine fan 12V Bora 2022 Cabin heating Eberspacher (serviced April 2024) Faux leather cushions Radio with CD player & speakers 2019 TV 220V or from inverter   Forward Berth: Clock Marine fan 12V Bora 2022 Freezer 240V under berth 12V - 240V inverter 160L fresh water tank below berth   Double Aft Cabins: Marine fan 12V Bora 2022 250L diesel or fresh water below berths   Heads: Forward heads – direct to sea, shower enclosure Saloon heads; Black water tank 80L plus new hose etc. Pump out deck fitting & anti vacuum valve to tank.  Fresh air filter with replaceable carbon filter 2018 New taps to heads 2022 New pumps to toilets 2021



Electric windlass (Only operational when engine is on)
25kg Rocna anchor with swizel 80m 10mm chain
Kedge anchor & weighted rope

Seat cushions x 2    
Cockpit cover
Swim platform
Deck shower 


At Cockpit:
Depth gauge & repeater (Port & Stbd sides of pedestal) Raymarine ST60
Wind speed & direction & repeater (Port & Stbd sides of pedestal) Raymarine ST60
Socket for command mike    
Speaker for VHF    
Speaker for sound system    
Engine controls

Main Electronics:
Chartplotter at Nav station Raymarine Axiom 12, 2020
Chartplotter at helm Raymarine Axiom Pro 9, 2023
Radar Raymarine Quantum 2 Doppler, 2020
Misc Raymarine upgrades Raymarine, 2020
RMK remote Raymarine, 2020
Chartplotter card Med & Black sea Navionics, 2023
Digital TV receiver Shakespeare, 2020
AIS Raymarine
Autopilot Raymarine    
Wind Raymarine ST60
Depth Raymarine ST60
VHF at Nav station            
VHF Command mike at helm            
Navtex    ICS Nav 6

Clock & barometer
Tricolour nav lights    
Steaming lights    
Anchor lights    
Bow nav lights    Hella Navi LED Pro (2023)


3.1m Zodiac Tender (2019)
Mercury 9.9hp outboard (new 2019 serviced Sept 2023)
Small folding anchor


Offshore flare pack - Ikaros Ocean Safety (2022)        
Electronic LED distress flare - Ocean Signal EDFI LED Flare (2022)
VHF emergency aerial    
Dry powder extinguishers x 4        
Foam extinguisher x 1        
Fire blankets x 3            
Fire alarms x 4 (smoke)    2018
EPIRB    Ocean Signal Rescue Me 2019
LPG & CO alarm 2018
CO alarm
Danbuoy Seago Ocean Telescopic 2021
Liferaft 4 man Ocean Safety 2017 (last serviced 2023) stored on the stern railings
Liftraft hydraulic release 2023
24Hr grab bag Various  2023
Man overboard sling
Man overboard throwing line    
Horseshoe buoy    Ocean Safety 2022
Wooden plugs Various sizes 2017
Lifejackets x 4    CO2 2017 (last service 2023)
Air horn with pump    

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.


A well equipped tried and tested cruising yacht with an excellent level of modern equipment and recent upgrades.

Purchased by the current British owners in the UK 2017.  After fully equipping and upgrading they sailed the East & S.West Coasts of the UK and then on to Gibraltar in 2022.  The 2022 season saw her cruise Spain, Gib and then across to Greece for the 2023 season.

Title Documents and Tax

Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.

Copy - Current British SSR Registration
Copy - Bill of Sale (2017) to current owner
Copy - Bill of Sale 3rd private owner
Copy - Private sales invoice (2008) to dealer
Copy - Bill of Sale (2008) to Dealer
Copy - Bill of Sale (2008) 2nd Private owner
Copy - Bill of Sale (2005) 1st private owner
Copy - Bill of Sale (2005) to Dealer
Copy - UK VAT invoice Portway Yacht Sales order 2004 to supply 2005
Copy - Builders Certificate (2005)
Copy - Declaration of Conformity

Evidence of TEPAI cruising tax paid
Current Transit Log - Expires October 2024

Note: - VAT status - Yacht was located in Guernsey outside the EU on 31st December 2020 (on route to the UK) in the current British ownership.  This is why she is being marketed as EU Vat not paid although she had a clear VAT paid status and the invoices are available.  This of course makes no difference to a buyer from outside the EU or to an EU buyer intending to place her on a ‘commercial footing’.

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