This Dufour 485 Grand Large was delivered new from the builders at La Rochelle in April 2008. She has been sailed since by an experienced owner and his wife who have cruised her extensively around the UK, the Channel Islands, Brittany and the Atlantic coast of France. A delight to sail, she has been treated with care and has not been raced, rallied or chartered.
She is laid out for easy two-handed use; 9/10 fractional sloop rigged with an in mast main, powered primary winches, bow-thruster and Lewmar autopilot. She has a comprehensive Raymarine electronics fit with AIS and Navtex. She is a perfect for family sailing or longer passages having spacious and comfortable accommodation with three cabins. Immaculately maintained with numerous ongoing upgrades
Dufour Grand Large presents the admiral range which blends the art and pleasure of navigation. The DUFOUR 485 attains the summit of perfection. Our flagship vessel attract those in search of excellence, who are ready to set off on long cruises in absolute comfort. Without doubt, the spirit of Michel Dufour, a visionary in the nautical world, is present in these unique craft, built for pure pleasure, exhilaration and enjoyment. The Dufour 485 Grand'large, considered to be the "little sister" of the 525, is to be modern, with straightforward lines and a strong and appealing design characteristic for Dufour Yachts.
I : 16.67m J : 5.01m P : 15.75m E : 5.7m
Portland Premium 9.5 polyester with UV strip in mast furling main (2014)
140% overlap furling genoa with foam luff (2014)
Cruising chute in blue and white (125sq m)
3800kg Cast Iron Keel
Hull and deck
Black Harken winches - 2 x electric primaries; 2 x manual spinnaker; 1 x electric halyard/mainsheet; 1 x manual reefing
Genoa tracks with control lines to cockpit
The hull and topsides are white with teak decks, teak cockpit sole and folding transom teak bathing platform
hot and cold shower
twin leather clad wheels
throttle, gear, autopilot and bow thruster controls are grouped on starboard
stainless steel bow protector
port and starboard lifeline gates with a moveable boarding ladder.
extensive after deck, well used for sun bathing, with teak quarter seats either side on the pushpit
large transom locker containing the liferaft
large locker to starboard giving good access to the steering gear and a further substantial locker to port
central gas cylinder stowage
large lazarette, draining to the bilge, with a ventilated hatch and stainless steel ladder used for fender and ground tackle stowage
self draining cockpit is spacious with teak seats, four harness anchor points and helm foot brace strips.
folding teak cockpit table with mug slots, a central locker and the boom light switch for cockpit illumination
Saloon with U-shaped banquette seat to port and long banquette seat to starboard. A central settee allows 2 extra guests to sit at the table.
Blinds to windows
2 low units acting as arms for the starboard banquette offer extra stowage.
Fitted unit against forward bulkhead.
Stowage in port banquette, accessible by lowering the back.
Fixed saloon table: 1.2 m × 0.9 m.
Aluminum table legs.
Cubby-holes and closed stowage units running along the side of the hull
Hull liner in wood.
Ceiling lights and bulkhead lights.
T60 opening deck hatch.
2 hull ports.
Mosquito blinds to hatches
Floors are made of Moabi
Beadings, trims and cubby-hole door surrounds are in solid wood.
Ventilation louvers are fitted at the top of cupboard doors.
Interior lighting via numerous ceiling lights and reading lamps.
All cushions have easily-removed covers in beige fabric
Two large double aft cabins each with shower and head
A spacious owner’s cabin forward with a large shower and heads compartment.
Ample hanging and stowage space throughout
L shaped galley with 3 burner hob, oven/grill. Cool box, refrigerated cold box and big front loading fridge. Sea water foot pump
The navigation position faces to starboard with good working space and stowage and a comfortable swiveling seat. Electricity and heating control panel, vhf radio, cd/radio, Navtex and plotter repeater with control module. Automatic bilge pump switch. 12V & 220V sockets
Eberspacher D5 heating throughout
Radio/CD with 2 speakers
High output 120Ah alternator
300 W invertor with laptop socket
Bow thruster battery is below the lazarette
Sealed and isolated engine battery, new 2015
Four service batteries, two sealed and new 2015. Battery coupler. All main batteries are stowed and secured below the cabin sole by the companionway with easy access.
12v socket by chart table
220v sockets in all cabins, galley and at chart table.
Semi flexible solar panel on coachroof.
60 ah battery charger with battery condition monitor in engine bay
Electric dinghy inflator point in forward lazarette.
Electrical distribution panel with 21 functions on 12 V and
6 functions on 220 V, including:
Voltmeter for service battery and engine (220 V and 12 V).
Ammeter for consumption.
Electrical water level gauges.
Electrical fuel gauges.
The 12 V electrical circuit is protected by circuit-breakers.
The 220 V circuit has dual protection, via one thermal-magnetic circuit-breaker per function, and an overall 30 mA differential circuit-breaker on the distribution panel.
Shore supply socket forward of sun platform.
Deck flood light.
LED cockpit lighting on end of boom.
Chrome-finish halogen ceiling lights.
Chrome-finish reading lamps.
LED navigation lights port and starboard on bow pulpit.
LED stern light on stern pushpit.
Steaming and LED anchor lights on mast.
Corian® worktop with wooden fiddle round it.
Double sink with synthetic resin cover doubling as a chopping-board.
Waste bin below sink.
Under-sink storage and cutlery drawer.
Sliding storage bins.
Stowage cubby holes along side of hull.
Gimbal-mounted stainless Bretagne Evolution 3-burner gas cooker with grill/oven, with stainless fiddle and anchor-point for safety strap.
System for securing crockery in dedicated unit fitted with pegs.
1 opening ports in coach-roof side.
Ceiling lights and spotlight.
100 l top-opening 12 V-operated cool-box.
50 l freezer available as an option.
50 l front-opening 12 V refrigerator.
Volvo Penta 75 D2 with turbocharger and 150S sail drive gearbox working a four blade Volvo folding propeller with an Ambassador rope cutter
Will cruise comfortably at 1800 to 2000 rpm giving six or seven knots
Lifting companionway ladder exposes the front and top of engine for access; access panels also from either aft cabins
Fuel filter with water separator, plus sea-water filter, anti-siphon valve
Engine compartment light
12 Fenders most with socks
Four Mooring lines and six dock lines with shackles
Boat hook with mooring pick up attachment
Lifebuoy and light, throwing line, MOB rescue sling and inflatable danbuoy
Six man Seago liferaft in valise, service due in 2017
Three Harken winch handles
Gas cylinders and adaptor
Fire extinguishers; 1 x 2kg, 4 x 1kg
Brittany kedge anchor with 5m chain and 15m rope
Anchor buoy & line
Anchor snubber & line
Three Harken winch handles
Shore power cable
Three cabin emergency torches
Set of Dufour crockery
Cruising chute sheets and blocks, downhaul
Flat hose (20m)
Further extensive inventory is available by negotiation, including, but not limited to, cruising chute, storm jib and winter mainsail, Honwave T27 dinghy, and Honda 2.3 outboard, lifejackets, electronics, safety and leisure gear, flares and a selection of medium and heavy warps.
2 leather-sleeved stainless steering wheels, 1066 mm in diameter.
The steering wheels are easily controllable from a seated position on the helmsman?s side bench seats.
Transmission system via chain and cranks connected to the rudder quadrant.
The rudder blade is semi-elliptical in shape ? taking advantage of the latest research in hydrodynamics ? and filled with very high density closed-cell epoxy foam to avoid any ingress of water.
The solid stainless rudder stock is mounted on selfaligning bearings for greater precision and lightness of the helm whatever the wind conditions.
Stainless steel emergency tiller
Access deck-plate for emergency tiller.
Raymarine E80 plotter with Navico Gold charts from UK to Mediterranean, mounted on the cockpit table aft end, well visible to the helm
Repeater screen at the chart table with a Raymarine roving control pad
ICS Navtex 6
GPS Inmarsat D+
Lifetag MOB system
IC-M M505 VHF radio with mk3 cockpit command mic
Echomax radar reflector on mast
Raymarine radar on mast bracket with stainless steel protection cage
ST 60 log/speed/depth/wind duplicated port and starboard by wheels
S2 G autopilot with 6002 control panel starboard
Sparcraft mast and boom
Telescopic Selden whisker pole stowed on mast track
Two levels of spreaders
Removable inner forestay
Rigid boom vang
Boom brake friction roller
Facnor Genoa furler
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.