DUFOUR 485 GRAND LARGE -YEAR 2007
- DUFOUR 485 GRAND LARGE – YEAR 2007
- Name: EXIMIUS
- Registry: British Virgin Islands
- Shipyard: Dufour Yachts
- Design: Umberto Felci / Patrick Roséo
- Certificate: CE A
- Built on: Fiberglass
- Total length: 14.73m
- Hull length: 14.40 m
- Length of waterline: 13.00m
- Beam: 4.70m
- Draft: 2.25m
- Ballast: 3800Kg Cast iron and lead
- Displacement: 15100Kg
- Cabins: 3
- Berths: 6
- Heads: 3
- Water capacity: 590L
- Power: VOLVO PENTA D2-75
- Fuel capacity: 250L
- Mooring place: Available in Marina Valencia
- Price: 150.000,00€ VAT Not included
British Virgin Islands registry. VAT not paid.
75hp Volvo Penta, sail drive transmission. Fixed 3-blade propeller
Cruising speed 2,400 rpm 7.8 knots
Maximum speed 3,300 rpm 8.8 Knots
A high quality laminate is one of the strengths of this sailboat. The hull is built in sandwich, obtaining a light hull and a structural rigidity superior to traditional lamination. On the other hand, the cover is laminated by the infusion process and with the respective reinforcements in all the areas where the hardware is installed.
All bulkheads are laminated to hull and deck. The hull / deck gasket is glued, laminated and screwed.
The infusion cover has an optimal stiffness / weight ratio as well as excellent thermal and acoustic insulation. The non-slip “Diamond head” surface throughout the deck.
Sails and rigging
Furling main sail ELVSTROM checked in 2019. Furling genoa 140% ELVSTROM with UV protection changed in 2018. FURLEX 100S genoa furling system. Asymmetric spi 110m2 ELVSTROM AS2.
Anodized aluminum mast and boom, 9/10 sloop. 2 steps of spreaders. Continuous cable rigging. Mast steps. Deck liht. Retractable bowsprit for spi adjustable from cockpit. Rodkicker. Stoppers spinlock. Cars for genoa and main sheets HARKEN.
– 2 x HARKEN 53 STA genoa primary winches. – 2 x HARKEN 44 STA roof winches.
Main sail 54m2 Genoa 59 m2 Asimetric spi 110 m2
I 16.53m P 15.84m J 5.10m E 5.70m
In cockpit: RAYMARINE ST60 + LOCH / SPEED / DEPTH / WIND at each wheel. RAYMARINE autopilot ST7002 on starboard wheel. RAYMARINE C80 multifunction screen on cockpit table.
On chart table: RAYMARINE display ST60 + GRAPHIC. Multifunction display C80. RAYMARINE radar 24 Mn. VHF RAYMARINE 54E. Meteo / fax NAVTEX NX300PRO. CD / Radio with speakers in/out.
Teak deck. Retractable bow thruster MAX PROP. Electric windlass1500 kW LEWMAR + DELTA anchor 24 Kg + 30m chain 12mm + 60m rope. Bimini. Sprayhood. Folding swim platform, with ladder. Cockpit shower with hot and cold water. Extra portlights in aft cabins. Tender + outboard engine.
On deck: Large cockpit equipped with a wooden table with ice box, 2 wheels, large storage capacity under the sunpad. Folding swim platform. Sail locker with huge storage capacity.
Interior: 3-cabins Owner´s version. Forward owner’s cabin with an island bed and numerous wardrobes. En-suite bathroom with separate shower on port side. 2 double aft cabins with 3 air hatches each, many wardrobes and ensuitte bathroom. L-shaped galley on portside. Starboard chart table. U-shaped saloon central bench, convertible into double bed.
Interior comfort. Appliances
MEDITARRANEO AMBIANCE: Varnished mahogany woodworks. Solid wood frames, moldings and handrails. Interior floors in Wenge. Alaska upholstery, high quality white leather. All wardrobes have anti-humidity ventilation. Extra portlights in aft cabins. 3 burners with oven ENO. 100L ISOTHERM fgridge. 2nd fridge INTEL under sink. 60L QUICK water heater. Galley on Corian. JABSCO manual toilets. Waste water tank with 3-way valve. LED courtesy lights.
Electric circuit 220/12v. 40Ah MASTERVOLT battery charger. 12v/220v X 1000W converter. 1 power battery (12 V/135 Ah) and 2 service batteries (12V 2 × 135 Ah). 2 bow thruster batteries. 220v sockets in all cabins. LED navigation and cockpit lights. All batteries replaced 2016. Not used since then
Complete safety equipment. PLASTIMO OCEAN 4 pax life raft, not revised.
First owner boat. Never rented. Usual navigation in coastal waters of Valencia. The owner has decided to sell her because he does not use her due the actual distance between them. He lives in Russia and the boat is in Valencia, Spain. This boat has been only used until 2017. During this period the owner came onboard 4 times yearly, and stay onboard for one week. If the weather allowed it he liked to sail to Balearics. That´s because she only has
Yearly engine serviced and antifouling until 2018. Not used since then. The boat will be delivered with both services included.
2020 Antifouling, engine service, sail drive service, by VOLVO official service. Replacement of service and engine batteries
2019 Main sail checked.
2018 Genoa UV Brand replaced. Engine serviced and antifouling.
2017 Engine serviced and antifouling.
2016 All batteries replaced. Engine serviced and antifouling.
Tested by Sail World
When asked to review the new Dufour 485 Grand ’Large, I leaped at the chance to see if the latest offering from the design stable of Umberto Felci and Patrick Roseo would live up to the name of its illustrious Grand’ Large family. The concept behind the 485 was to build an eye catching cruiser with fast passages in mind, and, to be fitted out according to the publicity handouts, to the highest specification – so I was interested to see if, indeed, on the 485 ‘looks ‘were genuine or a mere mask, and, indeed, were used to optimize performance, safety and comfort.
My first impression was not disappointing – the Dufour 485 is a true classic. On ‘looks’ alone she is a thoroughbred – sleek, sexy and sophisticated! I was beginning to feel hopeful that, indeed her ‘looks’ were genuine… As you glance across the Dufour 485’s deck, her line is pure delight with the gently contoured coach roof allowing for safe and easy deck access and wide, uncluttered side decks for safe movement. The bow, with its sharp plumb drop gives a jaunty racy air; as I further looked into it, this design allows for a fuller underwater profile thus allowing the designer to maximize the size of the interior.
A uniquely planned transom & aft deck, where sun worshipers can relax, doubles up as the perfect platform for divers with all their gear. Cleverly hidden away under the transom platform is a specifically designed locker for the tender and life raft. The test yacht had all teak decks enhancing her elegant personality.
Her 9/10 fractional rig is rather simple & straightforward, however allows for maximum sail-power to push the yacht at sprint speeds rather un-characteristic of a genuine cruiser; the cockpit, pushed further mid-ship, is well designed to allow for effortless sail & rope handling; once more, the test yacht had all-round electric winches which, of course, made life ever so easy along the way. A retractable bowsprit as standard allows for the spinnaker tack to be worked from the cockpit, as can all running rigging. She has been designed to be uailed short-handed and, with twin steering positions, allows excellent vision for the helm.
Volvo provides the powerhouse for the yacht – a standard 75hp sail drive engine can be upgraded to a 110hp with prop shaft transmission and folding prop. The standard engine on the test boat can maintain an easy 7.5 knots at 2200 rpm, using just 3.8litres per hour. Maximum speed reached under power alone is just over 9 knots at 2800 rpm.
The cockpit is enormous and has vast locker space; a very sensitive rope trap just in front of the companionway threshold keeps errant ropes in their place. I loved the sliding companionway hatch design – so clever!
The feeling of spaciousness abounds – with a maximum 4.70m beam this is understandable. Nav instruments are clearly visible and a “basic” complete Raymarine Electronics Pack including a cockpit-mounted E-80 GPS / Plotter comes as standard.
Down below is where you immediately get the ‘wow’ factor! She is big and beautiful. You feel as if you could party all night – in the main saloon you could hold a dance!
The description – ‘spacious accommodation’ – is truly an understatement!
The tested yacht had a three cabin layout with three heads, which should work for most customers, however Dufour also offers a second option with a four cabin – four head layout.
Upon climbing down the companionway steps you immediately see how the stylish (optional) wenge flooring sets the tone: the elegant dark wood is chic and nonchalantly offsets the light, open-plan saloon and seating areas. I noticed little details – the delightful wall lamps and contoured door handles, for example, that added an extra special touch. You can feel considerable thought has gone into the design, so as to make an aesthetic statement which can work in a seaway.
Aside from a stylish folding dining table, doubling as coffee-snack table with twin rotating centre seats, there is an excellent large chart table with space for the indispensable computer. There is ample stowage for charts and ancillary gear with numerous shelves and locker space. The test yacht was fitted with an additional Electronics Plus Pack which, apart from a Gyro-compensated autopilot, included a second E-120 GPS/Plotter/ Radar display fitted in a highly visible manner.
The L-shaped galley would do many a house proud – resilient Corian© worktops incorporate a double sink, and access to a top-opening cool box. A front opening fridge is standard (a dishwasher/washing machine can also be fitted in). Stowage is exceptional – even I who sails with her toaster/coffee maker and microwave would be hard to fill it all up! The cabins are spacious, again with copious stowage and hanging lockers, and a vast semi circular bed in the master suite. The heads are generous, with plenty of room to move around. I liked the elegant sinks and taps. Again, in the two aft cabins, space was not an issue and the en-suite heads well appointed.
Now to the performance under sail: Unfortunately for us, on the test day we had little or no wind. It fluked around, keeping us guessing. Yet we achieved a creditable 5.8 knots in a mere 7 knots of wind. Later we hoisted the spinnaker and you could feel her pick up speed instantly – again the wind was quasi non-existent but she gave us 6 knots with barely 7.4 winds. Even in these light airs you could feel how responsive she was, hands off she virtually sailed herself – a Dufour family trait from my experience! The owner, himself a relative newcomer to the world of sailing, recalled that in normal 15-18 kts of wind she would respond with a constant 7.5 – 8 kts of true speed, not counting of course the initial trials where 10.5 kts were achieved with just over 20 kts of apparent wind…
I say, hopefully better luck next time to whomever wishes to test-sail this model!
Finally I have to say, ‘LOOKS’ certainly do count with the Dufour 485 Grand ‘Large. They are used to create an aesthetically pleasing yacht, but without compromise to safety, comfort or performance. At 14.73m she is a big yacht, but with the handling ability of a smaller yacht.
She manoeuvres well in confined waters, has a very sea kindly manner and above all is a genuine fast cruiser easily handled by two.
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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warrant the condition of the vessel. The price of sale or the inventory can change without notice.