Mark Cameron Yachts

Dufour 38 Classic


3 double cabin layout with two heads



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelDufour 38 Classic
DesignerYann Chabaud / Olivier Poncin
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with bolt-on ballast keel
Keel TypeWinged Keel


EngineVolvo Penta MD2040 marine diesel engine 40hp 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled Volvo Penta sail drive Single lever morse control
Fuel Capacity159l


Drinking Water Capacity260l


The ‘Classic’ series of yachts from Dufour were built specifically for the private owner market rather than charter companies. Designed for the comfortable family cruising the Dufour Classic 38 was offered with a range of layouts and keel configurations. As will all ‘Classic’ range yachts the interior fit out and finish was to a higher standard than you would expect to find on many production yachts.

The Dufour 38 Classis LAURANNA is a 3 double cabin layout with the sought after double heads. She is fitted with the shallow draft wing keel. A much loved and well maintained example she has benefitted from continual maintenance and upgraded. Now offered for sale with a comprehensive inventory her highlights include:

Volvo Penta MD2040 marine diesel engine
Volvo Penta SD120 saildrive
KIWI feathering propellor
Vetus bow thruster installed new 2021
NASA BM-1 battery monitor
Morven BCMR/30 battery charger
Eberspacher diesel fired blown air system
Raymarine ST6002 autopilot with linear drive unit
Raymarine i60 Depth/Speed/Log instrument (2018)
Raymarine i60 Wind (2018)
Raymarine i70 multi display (2018)
Raymarine a98 MFD plotter (2017)
Raymarine Quantum digital WIFI radar scanner, displaying on a98 MFD(2018)
Fusion RA205 Bluetooth stereo with speakers in saloon
Mainsail, slab reefing UK Sails (2020)
Genoa, roller reefing Precision Sails (2019)
Sprayhood – Saturn Sails (2019)
Manitius 35lbs anchor (2019)
Ocean ISO 6 person liferaft (2018)

Still in active use by her current owners the Dufour 38 Classic LAURANNA has a berth in Tarbert Harbour, Loch Fyne and is available for viewing by appointment.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP hull
Vacuum consolidated sandwich laminate construction
PVC core material
GRP moulded internal structural moulding, laminated to hull
Plywood bulkheads laminated to hull and deck
Original white gelcoat to finish topsides
Hull finished below the waterline in blue antifouling, applied spring June 2021

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
GRP moulded deck incorporating superstructure and self-draining cockpit
Vacuum consolidated sandwich laminate construction with balsa core.
White non-slip texture moulded panels to finish deck and coachroof surfaces
Teak laid panels to finish cockpit seating and sole

Keel & Rudder:
Bolt-on iron ballast keel.
Shoal draft wing keel
Spade rudder


Volvo Penta MD2040 marine diesel engine
3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled
Volvo Penta sail drive
Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced June 2022
Engine Tacho replaced 2019
Anodes all replaced June 2022
Approximate engine hours circa 2,450hrs
Saildrive diaphgram replaced 2008
Cruising speed under engine 5.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Volvo Penta SD120 saildrive
3 blade alloy fixed prop
Ambassador rope cutter
Wheel steering.
Emergancy tiller

Bow Thruster:
Vetus bow thruster installed new 2021
Joystick controller at helm station

Raymarine ST6002 Smart pilot controller
Raymarine linear drive direct to quadrant


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC onboard shore power system

Shore Power:
Extension lead to connect to shore power
Single 16amp connection
Hardwired RCD protected system
Ring main, water heater, battery charger

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, 72Ah, lead acid
Domestic Battery – 4x 12VDC, 84Ah, Trojan, lead acid

Single engine driven alternator (2019)
12VDC, 70amp

Battery Charger:
Morven BCMR/30 battery charger
230VAC – 12VDC, 30amp

Battery Monitoring:
NASA BM-1 battery monitor for domestic bank.
Voltmeter on switch panel

12VDC charging socket at chart table


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system.
Mixer taps in galley and heads
Forward heads mixer tap extending for use as shower head
Dedicated shower fitting in forward heads
Cockpit deck shower
Hot water provided from calorifier, heated from engine with 230VAC immersion heater
Calorifier tanks replaced with new item in 2021

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump


Single diesel tank
Approximate capacity 159ltr

Fresh Water:
Twin fresh water tanks.
Forward tank capacity approximately 80ltrs
Aft tank capacity approximately 180ltrs
Approximate total capacity 260ltr

Tank Monitoring:
Gauge for fuel and water tank on switch panel


On Deck:
Depth/Speed/Log – Raymarine i60 (2018)
Wind – Raymarine i60 (2018)
Repeater – Raymarine i70 multi display (2018)
Plotter – Raymarine a98 MFD plotter (2017)
Radar – Raymarine Quantum digital WIFI radar scanner, displaying on a98 MFD(2018)
Magnetic Compass

Below Decks:
Repeater – Raymarine ST60 Multi

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Raymarine 218E with dual stations (2009)
VHF cockpit repeater speaker in cockpit
AIS – Camino 1085 Class B Transponder


Galley Stove – ENO gas cooker, two burner and oven, gimbal mounted
Fridge – Top loading fridge with icebox
Double stainless steel sink
Hot and cold fresh water mixer tap
Foot pump operated salt water tap
Corrian worktop

Jabsco manual marine toilet x2 (both toilets serviced 2022)
Wash hand basin x2
Mixer tap in both heads, forwards heads extending for use as shower head
Dedicated shower fitting and shower stall in aft heads (shower pump serviced 2021)

Eberspacher diesel fired blown air system
Thermostatic cabin controller
Outlets in cabins, saloon and heads

Fusion RA205 Bluetooth stereo with speakers in saloon
Flatscreen LCD TV on mainbulkhead in saloon
Alpha WIFI booster system with antennna

Overhead lighting throughout interior
Reading lights outboard of saloon seating


Summary of Accommodation:
Master double cabin forward with en-suite forward heads
Linear galley
Aft heads
Port and Starboard double aft cabins

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work of mahogany finished in a satin varnish
GRP moulded headlining with varnished mahogany trims
Plywood soleboards finished in a teak and holy laminate
Corrian worktop in galley
Corrian countertops in forward and aft heads
Patterened blue upholstery throughout the interior

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward (Master) Cabin:
Double V-berth forward
Standing room aft of berth to port side
Shelve running the length to the berth outboard port and starboard
Cave locker storage below aft end of bunk
Locker outboard of standing room to port with hanging and shelved storage
Access to en-suite forward heads to starboard

Forward Heads:
Accessed from forward cabin
Inboard facing manual marine toilet mounted outboard forward
Countertop outboard forward with inset wash hand basin
Mixer tap extending for use as a showerhead.
Open fronted storage shelf unit outboard.

Offset to starboard
U-shaped saloon settee outboard
Fixed saloon table with bottle storage centrally
Double bench settee inboard to port of the table
Storage lockers outboard forward and aft
Shelf outboard of seating to starboard

Linear galley to port
Double stainless steel sink forward
Freshwater hot and cold mixer tap
Manually operated salt water pump
Gimbal mounted galley stove centrally
Top loading fridge below aft section of worktop
Selection of lockers and drawers below worktop and outboard of worktop

Nav Station:
Forward facing chart table aft of saloon to starboard
Dedicated forward facing navigators seat
Ships switch panel outboard of seat
Repeater, VHF and stereo located outboard of table top
Chart storage within table top
Lockers and drawers beneath chart table forward
Hanging locker aft of navigators seat with small counter top above

Aft Heads:
Located to port opposite companionway.
Inboard facing manual marine toilet outboard centrally
Corrian countertop with inset wash hand basin forward.
Open fronted storage shelf unit outboard of countertop with locker beneath
Shower stall aft with seat outboard and dedicated shower fitting.

Port and Starboard Aft Cabin:
Symmetrical cabins port and starboard.
Double bunk aft extending beneath cockpit sole
Shelve running the length of the bunk outboard.
Standing room forward of bunk
Stroage locker with hanging and shelve storage outboard of standing room.


Deck stepped, double spreader, masthead sloop.
Z-spars anodised alloy mast and spars
Stainless steel wire standing rigging, fully replaced 2011
Facnor SD180 roller reefing system on forestay (swivel replaced 2012, drum replaced 2008)
Slab reefing mainsail with two reefs
Detachable inner forestay with mechanical tensioner (2011)
Rod kicker
Spinnaker pole
Lewmar mid-boom mainsheet
Lines lead aft to cockpit
Mast sheaves replaced 2014
Selden demountable bowsprit (2018)

Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 44, self-tailing, two-speed
Mainsheet/Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 30, self-tailing, two-speed
Mast Mounted Reefing Winch – 1x Lewmar 30, two-speed

Mainsail – White dacron, slab reefing with two reefs. UK Sails (2020)
Mainsail – White dacron, slab reefing. UK Sails (1998)
Genoa – White advanced dacron 7, roller reefing. Precision Sails (2019)
Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing. UK Sails (1998)
Blade Jib – White dacron, roller reefing. Owen Sails (2012)
Cruising Chute – rigs on bow sprit, lightly used. (2000)
Storm Jib

Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover – Stackpack type cover with lazyjacks
Sprayhood – Saturn Sails (2019)
Cockpit Tent – Windows in side and aft panels, all rolling up.
Cockpit Cushions – Full fitted set

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Manitius 35lbs anchor (2019) on 55m chain rode
Kedge Anchor – Breton anchor with chain rode
Spare Anchor – CQR 35lb anchor
Electric Anchor Windlass
Mooring Warps - Selection
Fenders – Selection

Inflatable 2.7m dinghy with inflatable floor (2020)

Double stainless steel bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit and pushput rails
Toerail mounted alloy stanchions with double tier guardwires
Guardwire gate across transom
Deck mounted alloy cleats, forward, midships and aft
Hardwood grabrails running length of coachroof from mast step aft.
Lines lead aft to cockpit on port and starboard sides of coachroof
Primary winches mounted on coamings outboard of cockpit
Halyard and mainsheet winches with rop clutches mounted outboard of companionway port and starboard
Bench seating along port and starboard sides of cockpit with lockers beneath aft end of seating
Pedestal mounted aft with folding cockpit table.
NavPod mounted on pedestal with plotter, nav instruments and bow thruster control mounted in
Sugar scoop transom with moulded boarding steps, folding swimming ladder mounted at bottom of transom


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Masthead tri-colour and anchor light, LED (2015)
Steaming light
Navigation lights

Life saving:
Liferaft – Ocean ISO 6 person raft (2018), now due service
Danbuoy (2019)
Smoke detector
Gas Alarm System – Gas and Carbon Monoxide sensors (2019)

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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