Dufour 32 Classic



31.6 feet





This Dufour 32 Classic has had one owner from new, and it is out of the water, in our display ready for viewings. This one has a fin keel which provides a nicer sailing experience overall, where as many other 32’s have twin keels.

The owner of this boat has made lots and lots of lovely memories with Freebird and he has now made the sad decision to sell her after nearly 20 years. The vendor has this to say about his beloved yacht: 'We have sat in many French ports, over the years, telling each other that we’ve had so much joy out of Freebird, that she owes us nothing. We are looking for a sensible offer and a nice, loving new home for her'.

The boat is powered by the reliable Volvo Penta MD2020, 19hp, which the vendor has looked after himself for many years. In 2008 the vendor and his wife took Freebird to South Brittany where it remained for around 10 years, so they spent weeks and weeks every year enjoying cruising in the warmer climate, and to be able to do this with as little worry as possible, the vendor had to be able to maintain the engine himself.

The standing rigging is original and has been checked by the vendor at least once every season using his bosun’s chair. The vendor has told us that the running rigging has always been well-maintained and mouse lines run every winter.

Recent maintenance history:

Boat lifted out November 2022

Boat lifted April 2022 – antifouling and anodes renewed before relaunch

Engine serviced by vendor during 2020

Sail drive oil renewed in 2020

Sail drive seal replaced in 2012

Paperwork we are holding includes:

Original VAT Invoice 2003

Copy of the Certificate of Conformity

Copy of the Declaration of Conformity

Copy of the Builder’s Certificate 2003

Original Bill of Sale to current owner (January 2004)

SSR Certificate (expires 2024)


This yacht is currently out of the water and can be viewed with us 6 days a week (Sundays by appointment).





Full Specification

The specification includes:

  • 16 x 11 2-bladed aluminium propeller
  • Shore power
  • VHF Radio with 2 handsets
  • Radar
  • 2 plotters
  • Raymarine SPX-5 Autopilot
  • GPS
  • Alternator
  • Engine starter battery
  • 2 x domestic batteries
  • Electric bilge pump + manual bilge pump
  • Radio
  • Clock
  • LOA: 9.64m
  • Beam: 3.28m
  • Draught: 1.7m
  • Displacement (empty): 4,430kgsWater capacity: 180L
  • Fuel capacity: 80L
  • Engine oil: 2.8 litres
  • Sail drive oil: 2 litres
  • Cruising speed: approx. 6 knots
  • Full cockpit cover
  • Sunshade

Accommodation: aft cabin, double berth forward, dinette, under floor storage, under seat storage

Galley: hot & cold water, sink, gas hob, gas oven, refrigerator, storage, cup/bottle storage

Heads: Separate compartment, hot & cold water, shower, sink, manual toilet

Sails: Original UK Sails mainsail - good condition for age

Peter Sanders Genoa – good condition

Keel: Fin keel – lead encased in GRP

Mast & rigging: Kemp mast & boom, stainless-steel wire rigging

Accessories: warps, fenders, boat hook, red ensign, 10kg Delta anchor & chain


Please don't hesitate to call us or email us with your questions and to arrange your viewing.

This yacht is currently out of the water and can be viewed with us 6 days a week (Sundays by appointment).


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Get in touch for more information or to book a viewing on
02392 468 448 or email sales@jaykaymarine.co.uk

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