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1981 Dufour 4800

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Branford, CT
Listed: 05-05-2020
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$35,000 US Open

The owner bought this boat in 1994

General condition and any additional information

This unique boat is ready to go, no work needed or major expenses, You will be surprised by the perfect condition this boat was kept in with lots of extras to make your life easier.
With an easy access to the engine, water systems and electrical, this boat is very easy to maintain.
Nomade is layed up and winterized for the winter at the Branford Landing Marina and available for viewing. A 2015 survey is available for your insurance company.
49 detailed and recent pictures are available on request.

Standard features

1981 Dufour 4800, This Dufour performance cruiser was built in 1981 at a time when boats were built to last while still being fast and comfortable. This particular boat was especially ordered and delivered for Bruno Bich, (BIC corp.) owner of the Dufour boats at the time. Many features were added such as a racing keel, rudder and mast for added performance along with top of the line rigging. Since 1981, many improvements and replacements were made to the boat to give it a mint condition ratingit is a perfect boat for cruisers with a family of 4-6 with an interest in competing in local races or simply wanting a fast, reliable and comfortable ride. What makes this boat unique is the warm and cozy atmosphere of the interior, too expensive to reproduce today, the large numbers of berths (7) and the extensive TLC/upgrades given to this boat over the years. A survey, performed in April 2015, and a full equipment list with extensive pictures are available upon request.
Update: 9/2016 - New rod rigging and SS lifelines, new 6 gallon water heater.
Update: 6/2018 - New engine blower - Main cabin cushion covers.

Extra gear included

Magma gas grill 15 with rail bracket
Spare parts case
(1) manual bilge pump
(1) North Hill 15lb anchor with 200 foot line and 30 chain
(1) CQR anchor(1) 25lb Danforth Anchor
(6) life jacketsFlare and gun kit
Misc blocks and cleats
First Aid kit
Curtains on salon windows
(2) DC fire extinguishers
(1) boat hook
(3) fenders with covers
50 shore power cable
50 coil water hose
1 deck broom with adjustable stainless steel handle
2015 Removable custom made bimini sunbrella suncover 12x 8
(2) 5 gallon LPG new OPD propane tank
(1) Aluminum folding ladder with 8 steps attachable to port side of boat.
Multiple replacement parts for engines, water system, autopilot and misc.

Improvements to the hull, deck, rigging, engine, or interior

Norcold Icebox 110v-12V refrigerator 2012.
Can be drained by foot pump into sink(Y valve)
(2) square stainless steel sinks with hot/cold mixing faucet with PUR water filter, Fresh manual foot pump (new)
Salt water manual foot pump.
Storage under sinks
(3) ENO burner gimballed S/S propane stove with oven
Shelving and storage lockers on hull
(1) fluorescent overhead light
(1) dorade vent

Yanmar 3GM30F 30HP fresh water cooled installed 2014 (2000 hours)
New PSS Shaft seal 2012
2015 flexible shaft coupling (R and D)
2015 New engine cables
2015 new hoses (exhaust, sea water, hot water, fuel lines)
Single lever engine control
Stainless steel prop shaft
2015 Martec 2 blades folding propeller
New Engine room sound insulation
12 volt 55 amp alternator
(2) Battery AGM Group 27 184 amps total
2014(2) 6V AGM 92 battery 380 amps total
2015 Aluminum Fuel tank (24 gals)
Fuel filter and Racor water separator 2015
Salt water filter (2015)

Double V berth (78 X 74) with removable berth extension, new covers
Shelving on hull
Large storage under V berth
Beige striped fabric (new)
(1) New Low Profile Harken opening hatch (23x 18)
(2) flush mounted ceiling led lights
(1) mosquito screen hatch

Settees usable as berths cushions with new covers
Access to mast electrical cables
Folding salon table can be lowered to make a 77 x 55 double bed,
Removable fiddle rails
(2) 77 x 12 shelving and 6 storage lockers on hull
Chart table with storage compartment, bookshelf, mounting panel for navigation instruments
Navigators seat with storage underneath
(1) New Low Profile Harken (23 x 18) on coach roof
(2) Led ceiling lights
(1) dome light
(1) ceiling light in chart table area
(1) 2 way brass overhead light
(1) 12 V oscillating ventilator
(2) Plastimo flexible water tanks 27 gallons each (2014) stored under main salon bunks
6 gallon water heater 2016

Double berth (77 x 52)
Hanging lockerShelving on hull
New leather fabric
(2) Goiot opening port (15 x lO) with curtain
(2) Led ceiling lights
storage locker under wash basin
Mirror with folding panel

new USCG approved marine head
Wash hand basin with hot and cold pressure water and manual foot pump (new)
Shower with 12V sump pump
Vanity cabinet
(1) 2016 solar dorade vent
(1) fluorescent ceiling light
(1) hanging rack with storage racks

30Amp 110 Volt Shore power socket in cockpit
12 volt electrical panel
8 position AC Panel breaker NEW
Xantrex 20 amp charger with control monitor
800W inverter
100W Solar panel
4 x 110 volt outlets
(1) electric bilge pump with float switch
(1) Y pump bilge pump
(1) fuel gauge
(2) 12V outlets
Grounding of standing rigging
Bi-color Led nav light
Led Stern lightLed Anchor light
Combination deck and steaming light, led.
2012 Harsonic antifouling system to prevent growth on the hull and propeller 12v/110V
2012 Washdown system with hose to clean anchor (Y valve in head with 12V pump)

Rod rigging New 9/2016
SS life lines New 9/2016
(1) stainless steel stem head fitting with double roller
(4) aluminum mooring fairleads
(4) aluminum mooring cleatsAnchor locker with self bailer
(1) Headsail pre-feeder for furling system
Solid Teak toe rail
Stainless steel bow pulpit, with navigation lights
Stainless steel stern rail with life ring and flag staff supports
Stainless steel tapered stanchions 24 high
Stainless steel double lifelines, adjustable with bow gate
(1) dip jibe spinnaker pole with shock
(1) pad eye for staysail hook-up
(2) 96/24 position Genoa tracks with
(4) adjustable Genoa cars
(4) Genoa lead blocks
(2) 36/ 8 position storm Genoa tracks with adjustable cars
(2) storm Genoa lead blocks
(1) 48 baby stay adjustable track
(2) Lewmar 44CST Genoa sheet winches
(2) Lewmar 42CST spinnaker sheet winches
(1) Lewmar mainsheet track in cockpit
(2) double power clutches and
(1) triple Lewmar Spinlock
(6) rollers blocks installed on mast
(2) triple deck organizers installed on coach roof
(3) Lewrmar 40CST coach roof mounted winches for halyards, reefing lines, mainsheet, outhaul and vang
(2) swivel base blocks for spinnaker sheets
Spinnaker pole track with socket type
(2) roller fairleads for spinnaker sheets
(1) Plastimo 2004 Contest bulkhead mount compass
Cockpit seats with teak inlays
(3) weatherproof cockpit cushions (2014)
(1) starboard cockpit locker (life raft storage)
(1) LP gas locker under port side of helmsman seat
(1) locker under starboard side of helmsman seat
(1) locker on starboard side of cockpit for life raft
(1) locker on port side for sail and lines storage
(3) winch handles
(2) winch handle pockets
(2) storage pockets on each side of helmsman seat
36 covered steering wheel
Dan forth Constellation compass on steering pedestal
Self draining cockpit
Folding and removable swim ladder
Lifesling 2 Overboard rescue system with hard case 2014
Folding Teak Table with extensions mounted on pedestal (2004)
(4) Life line cushions on side of the cockpit (2004)
Aft deck shower kit with cover (2004)

Cast iron fin keel (barrier coated 2012)
Spade rudder with composite rudder shaft

(North Sails)North Main sail Dacron (excellent condition 2012)
Main Sail cover (2012)
# 2 Genoa -
# 3 Genoa
North Staysail light (excellent)
North Staysail medium (excellent)
North Spinnaker light with sock (excellent)
North Spinnaker medium (excellent)
North Spinnaker heavy (excellent)
Many more North sails available too long to list (jib top, super light, etc)

Electronics and Navigational Gear
Brooks and Gatehouse Hercules System 190 with Depth sounder, Wind Speed, Boat Speed, Digital compass, Wind direction 360 and magnified wind direction for close hauled or downwind use,
2 underwater transducers units on each side for accurate speed measurement, Halcyon 2 digital compass, 3 MFD (Multi-function displays) in the nav station and 4 MFD on deck. Uniden Oceanus DSC series VHF, Jensen CD stereo system with 4 cabin speakers, Autohelm 4000 Auto pilot with Navpod on pedestal, one magnetic compass at the wheel.

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