€87,000 tax paid

One owner, very lightly used Dufour 40 Performance

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelDufour 40 Performance Limited Edition
DesignerUmberto Felci
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingNr. La Spezia, Italy


EngineVolvo D2-55
Engine Hours500
Fuel Capacity160l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity330l


French flagged lightly used 40 feet design from Umberto Felci, FLAMER II is still in her original ownership and has been used for light cruising in the waters around La Spezia as a day cruiser with family and friends.


The Dufour 40 became an instant legend when first launched and won the prestigious French Boat of the Year at the Paris Boatshow. She cleverly combines great sailing performance (so good that a 40 won the 2005 IMS World Championship in the IMS 670 class) with ease of handling and cruising comfort.

FLAMER II is a very lightly used example of this hugely popular performance aft cockpit cruiser and benefits from just one caring owner who has used her lightly and mainly as a day-boat in and around the waters surrounding La Spezia. Fitted with the larger 55hp Volvo engine and with low estimated hours, FLAMER II is nice non-abused example of her type and is well located to enjoy Western Mediterranean cruising.



RCD Status:
• The vessel complies with the European Union Recreational Craft Directive and is categorised A – Offshore.

Hull Construction:
• The hull is hand-laminated fiberglass with vacuum bagged PVC foam core above the waterline.
• The boat is designed and built to the Bureau Veritas (BV) standard - a European standard of quality.
• White gelcoat finish
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• The deck is built with two moulds and an injected resin transfer process resulting in a 30% lighter, yet stronger deck.
• White non-slip deck finish.
• Teak laid cockpit seating and cockpit sole.
• Teak raised bulwark.

Keel & Rudder:
• Cast iron fin keel externally bolted with acid-resistant stainless steel bolts.
• Balanced GRP rudder blade.


Engine & gearbox:
• Volvo Penta D2-55 4-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine producing 55hp @ 3,000rpm
• Volvo saildrive gearbox
• Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
• Single lever gear/throttle control

Service & Maintenance:
• Engine hours – estimated to be approx. 500 as of January 2018
• Date of last engine service – 2017

Propulsion & Steering:
• Saildrive with 3-bladed folding propeller
• Wheel steering with large diameter stainless steel wheel


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shorepower

Battery Banks:
• 2x 12v 60Ah for services - 2014
• 1x 12v 60Ah for engine start - 2014

Charging / Inverter:
• 12v/220vAC – 25A Cristec battery charger

• 12v – 115A engine mounted alternator


Fresh Water:
• Pressurised fresh water supply via 12vDC pressure pump
• Hot water produced by engine-driven calorifier or via immersion heater element in Quick 20 litre well-insulated hot water tank.

Bilge Pumps:
• 12vDC electric bilge pump
• 1x manual bilge pumps


• 160 litre fuel capacity in one tank

Fresh Water:
• 330 litres of fresh water capacity in 2x tanks

Holding Tanks:
• 40 litres black water hold tank servicing aft heads


In Cockpit:
• Raymarine ST60 Autohelm
• Raymarine ST60 wind display
• Plastimo steering compass

At Chart Table:
• Raymarine C70 colour GPS/ chartplotter
• Clock & barometer on main bulkhead

Communications Equipment:
• Raymarine Ray 54e VHF with DSC


• ENO gimballed stainless gas cooker with 2-burners and oven
• Isotherm 12vDC top-opening refrigerator from Isotherm
• Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot & cold water supply
• Bosch 220vAC microwave oven

• 2x Jabsco manual marine heads
• Hot & cold pressurised water supplies to heads and showers

Heating & Ventilation:
• Webasto diesel fired hot air cabin heating – requires servicing
• 12vDC fans in aft cabins
• VDO Stereo system with speakers


Summary of Accommodation:
• Up to eight berths in three double cabins plus occasional settee berths in saloon. Two heads.

Accommodation Finish:
• Light Moabi mahogany joinery throughout
• Teak & holly soleboards
• Cloth upholstery

Accommodation layout from Forward:

Owner’s Cabin:
• Owner’s cabin forward with large side access double berth, storage beneath the berth, seating area, hanging locker and shelving, large locker forward and 2 opening hatches.

Owner’s Cabin Ensuite Heads:
• Jabsco sea toilet with holding tank, moulded basin and worktop with H/C water and shower with drain pump. Opening portlight gives light and ventilation.

• The saloon features a large U-shaped settee to port with storage beneath.. To starboard is a single settee berth with storage beneath. Both sides have outboard lockers and shelving along with attractive hull ports. There is a large central opening hatch and 2 opening portlights.

• Aft of the saloon to port is the L-shaped galley with a 2 burner cooker with oven, large coolbox with very efficient isotherm fridge unit, Bowl and a half SS Sink with H/C pressurised water system, ample storage above and below the worktop including cutlery drawer, pan drawer and special drawer cupboard. There is an opening portlight above.

Chart Table:
• The Navigation station is to starboard with a large chart table, storage within, navigators seat with further storage beneath, space for nav equipment, books etc, Electrical control panel and gauges and space for mounting electronics.

Aft Heads:
• To starboard aft of the chart table is the day head, Jabsco sea toilet with holding tank, moulded basin and worktop with H/C water and shower with drain pump. Opening portlight gives light and ventilation.

Aft Cabins:
• Two mirrored double aft cabins with hanging lockings and shelving, opening hatches and portlights. The port cabin has access to the batteries and a water tank beneath the berth. The starboard cabin has the diesel tank beneath the berth.


• Sparcraft Performance Range aluminium alloy spars
• Keel-stepped racing mast with 3-sets of swept-back spreaders
• Manual adjustable backstay
• Manual genoa furler
• All control lines led aft to the cockpit
• Lazyjacks with stackpack
• Harken deck gear
• Bamar rigid vang
• Spinlock jammers
• Gennaker equipment

• 2x Harken 48.2 St 2-speed self-tailing primary winches in cockpit
• 2x Harken 40.2 St 2-speed self-tailing control line winches at companionway

• Elvstrom fully-battened Dacron mainsail
• Elvstron furling Dacron genoa
• Gennaker

• Stainless steel pulpit and pushpits aft pushpits
• Double guardrail and stainless steel stanchions
• Bathing platform
• Swimming ladder
• Hot and cold water shower in the cockpit
• Pushpit seats

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Quick 12vDC 1,500w reversing anchor windlass with remote control
• Bruce anchor with chain
• Fender and warps

• Bimini
• Spray hood
• Steering wheel cover
• Stackpack for mainsail

Tender & Outboard:
• Inflatable tender
• Honda 2.5hp 4-stroke outboard engine


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Life saving:
• Horseshoe buoy
• Liferaft – requires servicing

Viewing arrangements

Lying Nr La Spezia, Italy

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Saturday by prior appointment

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Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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