Dufour Yachts has entered into a new era. In only a couple of seasons, the yard has succeeded in acquiring the reputation of a boat builder of stylish, comfortable, seaworthy and high quality sailing yachts. This Dufour 455 is a perfect exemple: * sleek deck lines * waterline extended as much as possible * a plumb bow * spacious cockpit with twin steering wheel system * tilting skipper's seat to profide access to a life raft storage compartment * wide swimming platform * Interior: Moabi wood work highlighted by plenty of natural light via numerous deck hatches * Master cabin up front: king size bed with ensuite heads * Hull and rig: designed for fast cruising, ease of handling in full comfort
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 45 ft 1 in
Beam: 14 ft 1 in
LWL: 44 ft 1 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Displacement: 24251 lbs
Ballast: 6614 lbs
Dry Weight: 24251 lbs
Drive Type: Sail drive
Engine Option 1: 1x 55 HP
Teak trimmed seats, GRP sole.
Two large side lockers with lids fitted with padlock hasps.
GRP steering pedestals.
Rudder stock head under helmsman?s sole for installing the emergency tiller.
Engine lever and control panel easily to hand for the helmsman on the starboard side.
Transom open in centre with a tipping helmsman?s seat giving access to the swim/
Gas cylinder locker in aft port seat.
Life raft stowage in dedicated locker under helmsman seat.
Cockpit shower in aft locker.
Folding stainless steel bathing ladder.
All joinery work is finished in prime choice Moabi mahogany, with fiddles, mouldings and framings in solid wood.
Cabin doors have a blocking system in order to keep them open where necessary.
Soles are in Moabi laminated floor boards.
Saloon cushions and mattress fabrics have removable covers.
The upper cabin linings are in Moabi wood, the bottom in cream coloured vinyl.
12V DC system.
Switchboard with circuit breakers, voltmeter, 12V outlet.
1 x 100 Ah engine battery. 1 x 200 Ah house battery.
Switch for each battery.
Longitudinal shaped galley with large Corian? worktop.
Double stainless steel sink.
Chrome plated brass mixer tap for pressurised water.
Cooker - three burner stove with oven and grill on gimbals.
Icebox with minimum capacity 100 litres.
12V electric refrigerator unit (150 litres).
Stowage boxes, with separated
Cutlery drawer and PVC stowage baskets.
Upper cabinets, one of which can house a microwave oven.
Crumb tray under sole.
Volvo 55 hp (41 kW).
Heat exchanger, anti-siphon valve.
Large capacity sea water strainer.
Control panel close to helmsman with hour meter, engine stop and tachometer.
Alternator with battery isolator.
Fuel tank gauge on electrical switchboard.
Fuel filter with water separator.
Emergency fuel shutoff handle.
Engine room ventilation blower, and two ventilation hoses.
Two-blade fixed propeller.
Access to the engine from front and both sides.
Independent engine bilge.
Quality sound proofing using high density foam.
Teak handrails on coachroof. Wooden toerail.
Self-draining chain locker with eye bolt and integrated windlass bracket, lid with locking bolt.
Stemhead fitting anchor roller.
Pulpit with wooden step and separate green/red navigation lights.
Pushpits with horseshoe buoy bracket, flag pole holder, navigation light, and opening cable gate with hook.
Stanchions with two levels of life line.
Six aluminium mooring cleats.
Single stainless steel chainplate for cap shrouds/aft lower shrouds.
Two chainplates for the backstay.
Two deck fillers, one water and one for fuel.
Mainsheet track on and adjustable traveller on coachroof.
Genoa sheet tracks with piston lead blocks.
Genoa sheet turning blocks on coaming.
8 sheave deck organizers for halyard returns, mainsail sheet and reefing lines.