Mark Cameron Yachts

Dufour 34 Performance




Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelDufour 34 Performance
DesignerUmberto Felci
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGrp hull with fin keel and spade rudder
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineVolvo Penta D1-30. With Volvo Penta Saildrive
Engine Hours290
Fuel Capacity90l


Drinking Water Capacity265l


Definitely at the cruiser racer end of the scale the Dufour 34 offers a great mix of quick fun sailing and practical accommodation with lots of storage space ideally suited to cruising. With the deck hardware sensibly configured its a boat which is easily cruised by a short-handed crew or put through its paces with a full crew enjoying some rewarding club racing.
The more desirable two cabin layout AMARONE is still with her original owner and has been lightly used since she was new. Specified as the Club Version she benefits from:
Deeper lead keel configuration.

Larger 29hp Volvo Penta engine with less than 300 recorded running hours.
Lightly used set of sails including an unused spinnaker and cruising chute used just once.
A comprehensive suite of Raymarine navigation instrumentation.

Complimented by an extensive inventory, including an extensive selection of cruising spares. Ideal for somebody buying their first boat. Currently lying afloat in Argyll viewing is by appointment.

Some extracts from various press reviews of the class.
'A Sparkling performer which scooped the European Yacht of the Year Award.
This Umberto Felci design from 2002 sports a fine deep iron keel and slim but very deep rudder, set on a sleek hull that slips through the water with the minimum of fuss and effort. She is rewarding to sail and delightful on the helm. the topsides and coachroof are quiet low, yet she manages more than 6ft 1in headroom below decks. Despite the racy hull shape, the cockpit is fitted out for short handed cruising with either wheel or tiller steering.'
Yachting Monthly, August 2009 - Dufour 34 Review by Tim Bartlett. (

'All my days on the water should be as perfect as the day we took a Dufour 34 out for a spin after the Miami Boat Show. .............The smallest boat in the re-vamped, restyled Dufour line of Umberto Felci designs, the 34 is a peppy performance cruiser built to excel in exactly the conditions we encountered....
The boat moved easily through the water at a quiet 7 knots under power, and the helm was smooth and perfectly balanced. we soon set sail and went hard on the breeze, again churning out 7 knots, even with factory sails.....
The deck layout successfully melds cruising and racing features. The comfortable teak-trimmed cockpit seats are deep, long enough to stretch out on, and provide excellent brace points. Cockpit coamings are angled outboard for secure seating to windward when the boat heels. Sitting against the angled coachroof bulkhead looking aft will no doubt be the place of choice for on-watch cruisers. The removable transom seat and split backstay provide easy access through the transom. A small swim platform and removable ladder are other cruiser-friendly features.........
The below decks layout is not revolutionary, but it does provide an effective, no-nonsense living space well suited to a night on the hook in a peaceful anchorage and to racing through the night on a distance course. Numerous opening ports and hatches provide excellent ventilation, and the straight saloon seats are comfortable and long enough to double as sea berths. Hand-holds and brace points are numerous and right where you need them. The nav-centre's large chart table, ample space to mount electronics and comfortable seat are well suited to offshore work. Ad the moderately sized L-shaped galley, with a two-burner stove, small refrigerator, solid brace points and counters 3-inch fiddles, meets the requirements of a seagoing cook...........
The Dufour 34 is an excellent all-around boat that combines sailing performance, comfortable accommodations and striking good looks in a package that could appeal to dyed-in-the-wool racers, cruisers who appreciate a fast responsive boat and even new sailors. It's just the right amount of boat for those who want the comfort and performance of a performance cruiser without sacrificing the ease and manoeuvrability of a smaller boat.'
Sail Magazine, August 2004 - Dufour 34 Review by Bill Springer. (

Having invested a significant amount of time researching and travelling the length of the UK to view different boats the Dufour 34 stood out for us against others in the class. The boat truly lived up to expectations, well specified, very comfortable for crew both on deck and below. During our time with her we have been aboard in all weathers and have always found her easy to handle with more than adequate performance. Relocation back to London after many years in Aberdeen finally forces a reluctant sale.

Hand laminated GRP Hull, vacum bag consolidated.
PVC foam core sandwich construction above the waterline, solid GRP below.
NPG Gelcoat with first layer of cloth in hull laminate impregnated with NPG resin forming optimum barrier against osmosis.
Inner moulded hull bottom structure with framing laminated to hull.
Hull finished in white gelcoat with navy style stripes.
Deep fin, lead keel
Semi-elliptical spade rudder with stainless steel stock.
Resin infusion moulded deck laminate, offering a lighter moulding and superior external finish.
PVC foam core sandwich construction.
Hardwood toerail and grabrails on coachroof.

S9/10ths, sloop rig with double aft swept spreaders by Sparcraft
Spars of silver anodised alloy construstion.
Discontinous standing rigging constructed in 1x19 Dyform type wire.
Cascading type backstay tensioner
Facnor roller reefing system
Rod Kicker
Spinnaker Pole
Harken 5:1 mainsheet system
Harken adjustable genoa car system
Spinlock rope clutches for halyards and reefing lines

Primary Winches - 2 of Harken 40ST
Halyard Winches - 2 of Harken 32ST

Mainsail - Fully battened, 2 reefs, white Dacron.
Roller Reefing Genoa - Slab cut, white Dacron with U.V stripe
Spinnaker - Sanders Sails
Cruising Chute - Sanders Sails

Mainsail Cover - Stackpack type cover with mast boot.
Binnacle cover
Fender skirt

Main Anchor - Delta plough type anchor on 8mm chain rode.
Kedge Anchor Rode - Drum of 12mm anchor braid, never used.
Windlass - Quick low profile windlass, recessed mounting below deck level. Foot switches on foredeck.
Mooring Warps - Selection including 3 brand new lengths with spliced eyes.
Fenders – Selection

As you would expect from a boat with 'Performance' in the model name the deck is laid out with functionality front and central. Decks are finished in a moulded non-slip pattern with hardwood toerail outboard and grabrail running the length of the coachroof. Where possible deck are kept clear of obstructions making it as easy as possible for crew to move around.
Foredeck -Twin roller stemhead fitting with anchor self stowing on starboard side. Anchor windlass mounted in recess below deck level with chain self stowing to chain locker. Mooring cleats provided outboard port and starboard. Spinnaker pole stowing on guard rails outboard.
Sidedecks / Coachroof -Moulded non-slip patterned panels under foot. Deck stepped mast. 3 opening deck hatches around mast. Halyards and reefing lines lead aft to cockpit on port and starboard sides.
Cockpit -Large functional space with wheel pedestal located at the aft end keeping the forward end of the cockpit clear. Seating and sole of cockpit finished in laid teak panels. Harken mainsheet system spans the cockpit immediately forward of the pedestal. Primary winches are mounted outboard just forward of the wheel leaving all controls in easy reach of the helmsman. Halyards and reefing lines come aft to jammers and winches port and starboard of companionway. Storage provided in two large cockpit lockers with additional storage space for liferaft provide beneath the helm seat.

Depth - Raymarine ST60+ TriData system, display port side of companionway.
Log - Raymarine ST60+ TriData system, display port side of companionway.
Wind - Raymarine ST60+ Wind system, display port side of companionway.
Repeaters - 2 of Raymarine ST70 multifunction repeater displays, mounted port and starboard sides of pedestal, easily view-able for helmsman sitting out.
Autopilot - Raymarine ST6002 with linear drive.
Plotter - Raymarine E80 Classic mounted on pod at pedestal. 15" Digital Yacht LCD display at chart table with Raymarine active Keypad providing remote display and control of E80 plotter.
VHF - Icom IC-M505 DSCVHF with separate CommandMic for use in cockpit.
Navtex - ICS NAV6, display at chart table.

Cooker - Eno gas 2 burner with oven.
Fridge - Under counter Frigoboat unit.
Water System - Full pressurised hot and cold system. Hot water via engine fed calorifier with 240v immersion heater. Faucets provide at galley and heads with shower head provided in heads. Separate cockpit shower outlets at aft end of cockpit. Water tank capacity 265ltrs
Heating - Webasto AirTop 3500 diesel fired blown air system.
Heads - Jabsco manual marine toilet, discharging overboard or to holding tank.
Stereo - VDO unit, CD player and radio. Speakers in saloon and cockpit.

Below decks the accommodation layout is as you would expect from a boat of this size by a large production builder, nothing extravagant however highly practical and functional for life afloat. Joinery work is of light Moabi mahogany finished in a satin effect varnish with trims and fiddles in solid timber. Sole boards are are in the traditional teak and holly type style however finished with a hard wearing laminate, removing the requirement for any maintenance. Moulded head linings are finished in white and easily cleaned. Upholstery in the saloon is in a royal blue Alcantara type fabric with the bunk mattresses in the forward and aft cabins in an off white material.
Forepeak -Large double V-berth forward with standing space at aft end of bunk. Locker units provided outboard port and starboard with hanging locker space and shelved locker space in both units, cave lockers beneath each. Overhead shelf running full length of the bunk outboard provides additional storage. Large bin locker provided under aft end of bunk.
Saloon -Centrally located drop leaf table with compression post at forward end. Bench type settees running along port and starboard sides of saloon. Storage provided throughout area with storage within the table unit, shelves outboard of the settees, doored locker units at the aft end. Beneath the bunks cushions and backs further storage its provided.
Galley -Port side of companionway laid out in the traditional L-shape with an off-white Corrian worktop. Worktop sensibly fitted with fiddles, ideal for use at sea. Area appointed with twin stainless steel sink, large top loading fridge, gas cooker and ample storage.
Nav-Station -Opposite galley to starboard. Forward facing chart table with dedicated navigators seat. Storage within table for charts with separate lockers and drawers to accommodate bosuns gear. Additional storage beneath seat and behind. 15" LCD display repeats E80 plotter info with active remote keypad allowing full control of plotter from chart table. Ships switch panel, VHF and Navtex display all easily accessible from seat.
Aft Cabin -Accessed through galley on port side. Standing room at forward end of cabin with large locker unit outboard providing hanging space and shelved locker storage, cave locker provided beneath. Shelf outboard running full length of bunk provides additional storage.
Heads -Accessed aft of Nav-Station. Generously sized compartment finished in an off white moulding. Forward facing manual Jabsco marine toilet, sink and vanity unit. Wet hanging locker space provided aft of heads unit.

Engine located in dedicated engine space beneath companionway steps. Access to engine and sail drive provided by removing companionway steps and via removable panels in aft cabin.
Volvo Penta D1-30, 29hp marine diesel engine.
Only 275 hours of running recorded.
120 Ah alternator
Volvo Saildrive sterngear.
Volvo Penta 2 blade folding prop.
90ltr single plastic fuel tank.

Shore Power System - Hardwired RCD protected system with ring main, battery charger and immersion heater.
Battery Charger - Hardwired type.
Battery Monitor - NASA BM-1 system.
Manual Bilge Pump - Operated from cockpit.
Electric Bilge Pump - Manual switching only.
Tender - Wetline inflatable dinghy, hardly used.
Outboard - Tohatsu 3.3hp 2 stroke.
Transom Boarding Ladder

Liferaft - Seago 6 person cannister raft. (Not in service)
Lifejackets - 4 off, auto inflate with harness and safety lanyards.
MOB Recovery Sling - Plastimo, mounted on starboard rail.
Gas Detector - BEP hardwired system
Radar Reflector - Mast mounted Echo-Max unit
Danbuoy with light
Horseshoe buoy with light

In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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