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Dufour 45 Classic
(13,70 m) - 1996

Layout :

  • Length : 13,70 m (44' 11")
  • Beam : 4,3 m (14'1")
  • Draft : 1,8 m (5'9")
  • Displacement : 14 Tons
  • Material : Fiberglass
  • Rigging : Sloop
  • Engine : Volvo Penta DB2 60 HP

Caledonian Pavilion. Tax not paid for french Polynesia.

Based in New Caledonia

Price : 11 M XPF / 91 420 €

Very sturdy boat and seaworthy even in very rough seas. Made for long trips.

Ready to go.

Interior fittings :

8 Sleeps - 4 double cabins

  • Fore double cabin
  • Central cabin with two bunks bed
  • Front bathroom with shower and toilet removed, serves as a kitchenette with oven, microwave and storage
  • Large U-shaped saloon to starboard
  • Galley on port side
  • Chart table to starboard
  • Double cabin aft on starboard
  • Double cabin aft on port side
  • Aft head with shower and toilet

Listing :

Building and history

Dufour 45 Classic sloop built in 1996 by Dufour Yachts.
This boat left the West Indies for Polynesia and New Caledonia where the current owners bought her in 2009.
3rd owners. Since then, she has mainly sailed in Caledonia, Vanuatu and Australia.
Works since its purchase in 2009 : (approximate years)
All deck portholes on the sides have been changed by new Rutgerson (2009/2010)
The plexis of the upper portholes have been changed. The front porthole also (2010/2011)
The deck transmissions changed (2011)
One winch was converted to electric
Fridge changed (2015)
Stove changed (2015)
Stern teak changed by 10 mm Burma teak (2009)
Tender engine changed (2010)
Dinghy changed (2011/2012)
All varnishes redone
GPS plotter changed (2021)
Pilots and windvane (2017)
House batteries and engine (2019)
The hull was sanded, remasked and repainted 6/7 years ago
Backstay and forestay changed (2020)
Incidence mainsail changed (2017)
Solar panel changed (2020)
Genoa traveller changed and doubled
and so on ...

The word of the owner

This sailboat makes her way without worries, good livability on board. We have lived on board for 12 years and she is equipped to leave immediately. We made 3 trips from Noumea to Vanuatu and two to Australia where we stayed each time 5 months.
We are selling her as we are going to retire in France, it is too complicated to bring her back to Europe.


Volvo Penta DB2 60 HP engine (252 h) + inverter + exhaust changed in 2019 in Brisbane
Starter box under warranty, hours start from zero each time. So the number of hours on the counter is not the real one.
Fuel capacity 250 L
Three-bladed folding propeller Gori Propeller

Sloop Rigging

Aluminium mast with 2 sets of spreaders (inspected regularly and before each crossing)
Backstay and forestay changed (2019)
Shrouds (2012)
1 Spinnaker pole
1 Incidence mainsail (very good condition, protected by protection cover)
1 Large genoa extending beyond the shrouds up to half the saloon (not young but sewing redone each time)
1 Smaller genoa going up to the shrouds (good condition, only used during crossings to avoid having to furl too much genoa on the furler in case of strong wind)
Facnor furler (age undetermined but checked when the forestay was changed)
1 Classic Spinnaker (bought new in 2012 in Hong Kong)
1 Asymmetrical spinnaker on furler which is taken on the bowsprit (not new but rarely used, in good condition)
No removable forestay
2 Large Lewmar 58 2 speed winches in the middle cockpit
2 Small Lewmar 44 2 speed winches at the back, one electric
2 Lewmar 44 2 speed winches under the hood
No winches on the mast

Ground tackle

Lofrans oil bath windlass 1200 W (undetermined age but no problem, works with a remote control that allows to put down the anchor from the cockpit)
70 m of chain (will be changed when sold)
1 Stainless steel anchor in place
1 Spare anchor


Water capacity 2 tanks including a stainless steel tank from 2015, total 500 L approximately
Spectra watermaker 25l/h
Single sink
Electric pump
Sea water foot pump (to be reconnected if necessary)
Electrolux Dometic 3-burner gas stove + oven (2016)
Refrigerator Electrolux
Water heater 220 V
Air conditioning Electrolux reversible 12000 BTU installed in 2016
1 Shower
1 Electric toilet with grinder


3 Optima house batteries, total 210 Ah (2018)
1 Optima engine battery (2018)
2 Solar panels with Victron regulator
1 Wind vane 3 blades big power
Xantrex controller
Cylinder for automatic steering
Christec shore battery charger
Inverter 12/220 V Steca 1000 W, makes also solar regulator

Electronics and navigation instruments

1 Raymarine radar
GPS, pilot console and windvane Raymarine
VHS IC M 602
No AIS no sat phone

Safety equipment

Zodiac life raft (2018, never reviewed)
EPIRB GME beacon (2019)
Bilge pump
Gas shut-off solenoid valve


Dinghy Caribe 6 seats
Outboard engine Mariner 10 HP


Navigation gantry with dinghy suspension arm (usable for long distance sailing, well strapped in)
Roof top good condition
Bimimi good condition
Scuba tank and stabilizer vest Scubapro
Front cabin mattress changed in 2021 by an orthopedic quality foam
Plastic composite throughulls

Last bottom paint: March 2022 (refit every 1 and a half year approximately)
No osmosis, rudder removed 3 years ago. Wick intact. Bearing redone on occasion.

Main strengths

Equipped and well maintained sailboat.
Ready to go.

Last modified : 27/02/2023


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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