This beautiful Defour 500 Grand Large is very well designed for cruising, with good performance when you decide to race. Perfect boat for the Neptune Regatta Cruising Class.
There are plenty of useful features built into the design and the quality of finish is excellent. The internal space is large, light and comfortable. The navigation desk can be altered into many different configurations depending on preference. Storage compartments are well designed with various types and sizes of containers in mind. Items like the retractable bow sprit and the anchor roller fold away when not needed to give a tidy appearance (as well as reducing overall length of the boat while at the marina). The transom folds down and converts into a nice low swim platform for easy access to the water when at anchor.
Plenty of factory upgrades were also included with a larger 6400W Fischer Panda Inverter, 1.4m taller mast giving and additional 14.7m2 of sail area, larger anchor and chain, etc. She is pre-rigged for the asymmetrical spinnaker/Code 0 with the extendable bowsprit installed (just need to buy the sail and furler etc).
The current owner has done plenty of upgrades including a massive cockpit bimini in 2016. New additions in July 2018 include 2x 250w solar panels on top of the bimini, new house and bow thruster batteries, engine service, liferaft and safety equipment service and updated bow thruster firmware. A new Genoa was fitted in December 2017.
February Update - Asking price is has just been reduced to 295,000 Euros which is great value.
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This boat was ordered in the "Comfort" version with "Grand Prix Pack" sails, although the Genoa has since been replaced with a new sail from 1Sails Singapore.
The cockpit has an inbuilt hot/cold water sink as well as a gas-fired BBQ, electric refrigerator, and a cockpit crew bed (port side).
The galley is well kitted out with an oven and 3 ring stove with gimbal and a double bowl sink. There is a chest refrigerator and a door refrigerator with icebox (as well as the chest freezer) plus a hot water heater. There is also a hydraulic adjustable table in the saloon.
Also included are 8 fenders, additional Dyneema mooring lines, the Delta 25kg anchor and 32m of 12mm anchor chain are upgraded from Dufour standard, toolbox, 8 inflatable life jackets, emergency supplies, flares, horn, life ring etc (as per EU requirements).
The Fischer Panda 8000i genset has an upgraded 6400W inverter, plus there is a second separate 2000W inverter.
The Raymarine multifunction touch instrumentation are only on the starboard side of the Cockpit, not on port side as well (apart from compass).
Hull length: 14.75m
Keel weight: 4042kg
Fuel tanks (2): 500L
Water tanks (4): 720L
Sail Area: 115.5m squared (extra 14.7m sail area for 1.4m taller mast)