Dufour 425 Grand Large

An amazing opportunity exists to experience the Mediterranean by sail aboard your very own Dufour yacht, and/or deliver your ‘Dream Team’ to NZ waters.
What better way to explore the Med than on your own floating bach?!
This 42ft very capable vessel (that is NZ registered) with space for up to 8 crew is currently lying in Lisbon – Portugal, she is ready and waiting for the adventure of a lifetime!

She has everything on board for a long cruise including a coffee machine!
A modern styled fast cruiser that is easily handled and extremely well equipped.
Are you ready to take up the challenge?


Designed as a fast cruising/passage making yacht.

3 x double berth cabins each with own head and shower. The owners berth has separate shower.

Good navigation/chart table layout.

All domestic equipment including coffee maker provided. New squab covers; bedding for Owners cabin.

Ample storage throughout and plentiful hatches for fresh air circulation.

Safety Equipment

A recently inspected and in Survey 8 person life raft stows in aft cockpit locker, full set of flares, 8 auto/manual life jackets, 8 harnesses and a NZ registered EPIRB are also on-board. Bosun’s chair, Iridium Go Set with antenna for global communications.  Fixed VHF with AIS and emergency alert. Hand held VHF with NZ allocated call sign. Life buoy and automatic light on pushpit. Various charts for European waters. Satcom chart plotter, Raymarine chart plotter with additional cards to transition to NZ. Medical kit and various other equipment which will bring the yacht to almost Cat 1 specs in NZ.

Deck Gear

2 x self-tailing halyard winches, 2 x self-tailing sheet winches. Twin steering wheels with protective covers. Spray dodger. 2 x very large cockpit lockers, 2 x separate aft lockers, 1 of which is for gas bottles/hazardous goods. Main sheet traveller ahead of main hatch. All halyards return to cockpit including reef lines (no need to go forward to mast for reefing). Quarter pushpits and pulpits and new lifelines all-round.

Recent work undertaken

Major engine service including installation of new exhaust system. Sail-drive was removed and new boot was fitted. New standing rigging fitted, new halyards, new inner forestay, new pro-furl furling system, full mast removal and check cost of 12,000 Euro. Hull re-epoxied and new anti-foul applied. Keel hard sanded, treated and epoxied for rust protection. All stanchions, pushpits, pulpits removed and resealed. New lifelines fitted all-round. Hull and deck cleaned and polished. Various bronze seacocks replaced. Full out of water structural survey completed and all highlighted items have been addressed.

The yacht is currently lying in Lisbon, Portugal ready for Trans- Atlantic crossing or Mediterranean cruising.



Designer : Umberto Felici
Builder : Dufour Yachts
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 2 x 440l
Hull Construction Material : GRP
Hull Type : Keeler
Deck Construction Material : GRP
Country Origin : France
Length (m) : 12.9
Beam/Width (m) : 4.16
Draft (m) : 2.1
Keel/Ballast : Fin with bulb
Number of Helms : 2 (Twin wheels)
Displacement : 8,820kg


Engine Notes : Max speed: 8+ knots
Cruising speed: 6.5 - 7.0 knots
Number Of Engines : 1 x Volvo D2
Engine Hours : 1600
Horse Power (hp) : 55
Drive Type : Sail drive
Number of Batteries : House batteries x 3
Starting batteries x 1
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 160
Propeller : 2 Blade fixed
Steering System : Cable


Accomodation Notes : Three cabin layout
12v water system
bedware for owners cabin included
Number of Berths : 6
Number of Showers : 4
Number of Toilets : 3
Holding Tank : 1 x 40l approx


Galley Notes : Hot water cylinder
Gas oven and stove
Galley fridge/freezer
Standard kitchenware

Equipment & Safety

Entertainment and Appliances Notes : CD/Stereo
Anchor / Winch : Main anchor: CQR
Spare anchor: Ali Danforth
Anchor winch
Ample chain/warp
Bilge Pump : x 2
Deck Gear : 2 x winch primary
2 x winch halyard
2 x winch handles
Various jammer/clutch
Numerous ropes
1 x boat hook
Mast/Rigging : New standing rigging all round
New Profurl furling system
New all round halyards
Various sheets
Inner forestay removable
Sail Inventory : Main sail: 3 years old
Furling Genoa
Original Gennaker (minimal use)
Electrics : Shore power
Electronics Navigation : Raymarine tri data Autopilot
Plastimo compass
Dinghy : PLasimo tender with (new) Suzuki 4 stroke 2HP outboard
Safety Gear : AIS transmitter
8 x Harnesses
Life buoy with auto light
Plastimo 8 person life raft
Full set flares
4 x Fire extinguisher
Several fenders
GPS : Raymarine tri-data
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : Fixed and handheld VHF
Number of Life Jackets : 8