New Listing – 2006-launched Dufour 455 Grand Large


Grabau International is delighted to announce the listing of the 2006-launched Dufour 455 Grand Large ‘ESSENESS’.

Very nicely presented and fastidiously maintained one owner, Arpege Limited edition example of this spacious, 3-cabin, 2-heads Dufour 455 Grand Large.


The Dufour Grand Large series are the French builders cruising orientated designs. Umberto Felci; responsible also for Dufours Performance range of yachts, has taken his Italian flair and the striking lines of the performance designs, tweaking the hull and rig dimensions to suit the cruising sailor. The Grand Large yachts feature generally deeper hulls with fuller sections forward and aft, increasing the internal volume and available living space. With slightly shorter rigs and keels than their performance counterparts the GL series is a family orientated boat ideal for spending longer periods aboard.

ESSENESS is a one-owner example of the Dufour Grand Large 455, featuring as the Southampton Boatshow boat in 2005. She features the 3-cabin layout with en-suite master cabin forward and twin double aft cabins. Providing a generous living space below decks she also features a spacious cockpit with walk-thru transom. Her current owners have operated her as a highly successful skippered charter business around the west coast of Scotland until 2019. Now retiring from life afloat ESSENESS is offered with a comprehensive inventory, highlights of which include:
• Epoxy coated hull with copper coat antifouling
• Teak decks and cockpit
• Optional Volvo Penta D2-75 inboard diesel engine
• Volvo Penta 150S Sail Drive – Diaphgram replaced 2018.
• 240VAC-12VDC Battery charger
• Solar Panel
• Holding Tank
• Jabsco manual marine toilets
• Raymarine Instrumentation and plotter
• Icom standalone AIS transponder
• 3 burner galley stove
• Fridge and coolbox
• Harken deck gear and winches
• New standing rigging fitted in 2018
• New forestay and Selden 304s roller reefing gear 2016
• Slab reefing mainsail
• Mainsail and Roller Reefing genoa replaced 2016
• Strom Jib
• Cruising Chute
• Electric windlass
• Tender
• Liferaft

Wintering ashore ESSENESS will be re-commissioned as restrictions permit with launching planned for late April. We hold a large quantity of additional photographs, available upon request. While in person viewings are not permitted under current lockdown restrictions, we can offer virtual viewings of the boat by prior arrangement.

Dufour 455 Grand Large – ESSENESS – Asking £119,500 VAT paid – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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