The Dufour "Classic" range was introduced in 1995/96. All were designed by J. & J. Designs, and were intended as comfortable cruisers with good sailing performance. The 32 is the second smallest of the range. Sweet Jane is a fin keel version with tiller steering. She provides a good level of accommodation for 6 people in 2 cabins plus saloon berths.
This boat is on a swinging mooring a short boat ride from our office. Please contact Maiden Marine to arrange a viewing
The hull is GRP sandwich construction with high density PVC foam core, laid up using vacuum bagging techniques, and the decks are GRP balsa sandwich construction.
Tiller steering with teak trim cockpit seats and handrails. Moulded nonslip decks and twin guard rails connect the stainless steel push-pit and pull-pit provide security while moving around the comfortably wide side decks. Mast stays are mounted inboard which also frees passage around the decks.
Powered by a 20hp Volvo MD 20/20 inboard diesel engine driving a 3 bladed folding bronze propeller fitted in 2015. The engine has been serviced annually and was last serviced in April 2016.
The twin battery system is charged via engine, solar panel and shore power with battery charger.
Fitted with a slightly taller than standard masthead rig with alloy twin spreader mast and spars the stainless rigging was replaced in 2003. Ratchet type adjustable backstay.
The boat has a battened mainsail with lazy jack bag for ease of reefing and sail storage. Roller reefing genoa with Furlex 200s furling system. All lines are led aft to the cockpit for ease of sail management. A mainsail traveller which runs the full width of the cockpit has been fitted to enhance upwind performance.
In addition to sails currently fitted there is also a second set of sails to be included. All sails are in fair to good condition.
The 32 Classic provides a good level of accommodation for 6 people in 2 cabins plus saloon berths. The good sized cockpit is covered by a full cockpit enclosure fitted 3 years ago which extends the comfortable use of the boat throughout the year.
Removing the companionway steps gives access to the engine compartment. In the main saloon, to port is an L shaped galley with gas oven, hob and grill, a range of storage, stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water and a fridge box.
Behind the galley is access to the generous aft cabin with double berth and storage cupboard. there is additional access to the engine from within the cabin. To port is the chart table, navigation and electrical panel, heater controls and bluetooth stereo. Behind this is access to the heads. The toilet was replaced 4 years ago and links to the holding tank for lake usage. There is a shower and hand basin with storage under.
The main saloon has two large and comfortable settee / single berths either side of the folding central table. The saloon feels inviting and light due to the mix of white mouldings and warm coloured wood finish and 6'2'' headroom. An Eberspacher heating system keeps things cosy when the weather turns.
The fore-cabin provides the final 2 good sized berths and more storage. A hatch overhead provides light and ventilation.
The boat is well equipped for lake or coastal sailing. The inventory includes: