Dufour 34 E performance for sale in England


Dufour 34 E performance for sale in England

34 ft
Southampton, England

Dufour 34 E performance for sale in England is a magnificent sailboat that is perfect for cruising and exploring. It has a wide, comfortable cockpit with plenty of seating and storage space, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors while in comfort. The cabin below deck provides all the amenities you need, including a galley, sleeping quarters, and head. The boat sails quickly and smoothly with minimal effort due to its hull design and powerful sail setup.

With a length of 33 feet and 6 inches, Dufour 34 E utilizes thin waterlines and an efficient keel shape that provide quick acceleration when needed. Its spacious interior features modern amenities such as air conditioning, diesel heating system, hot water shower system, refrigerator, freezer, microwave oven, stovetop burners, CD/radio player stereo system and TV/video DVD unit. Whether it’s for weekend excursions or long-distance voyages across oceans, Dufour 34 E is a capable sailing vessel suited to almost any cruising task. It also comes with many additional extras like self-tacking jibs for simpler maneuvering in tight spaces or reefs along with an optional full-battened mainsail for maximum performance in light winds.

With advanced construction techniques that use high-end materials like vinylester resin and biaxial glass fibre laminate resulting in superior strength combined with beautiful aesthetics — Dufour 34 E boat certainly brings class to your sailing experience!

The Dufour 34E Performance is a fantastic combination of cruising comfort and exciting performance. Her design is unique as she really does offer something for everyone, along with plenty of style! One of the best fast cruising designs that came out of the Dufour yard. Now ashore with Sea Ventures in Swanwick, “Venustus” is a lot of boat for not a lot of money that will give many happy seasons to come. December 2022 survey completed and available.

The current owner has just replaced the standing rigging, saildrive seal, 2-blade folding propeller, anodes and given her an antifoul so she is ready to launch and head straight out! This one won’t be with us for long so early viewing is recommended!

Yacht Information

  • Boat Name: VENUSTUS
  • Year: 2008
  • Builder: R. King / JW Marine
  • Designer: Andrew Stewart
  • Engine: Volvo Penta D1-30
  • Wheel steering with single blade rudder
  • Location: Swanwick Marina ashore


  • LOA: 34 ft 9 in / 10.59m
  • LWL: 33 ft 9 in / 10.33m
  • Beam: 11 ft 5 in / 3.48m
  • Max Draft: 6 ft 3 in / 1.92m
  • Displacement: 5864 kg


  • Volvo Penta D1-30 28.4hp
  • Sail drive – new seal and anode 2022
  • Propeller – new 2-blade folding 2022
  • Engine hours: 2045


  • Fuel capacity: 85 litres
  • Water: 310 litres
  • Holding tank


  • 3 x 70 amp/hr batteries
  • 1 x 12v outlet
  • Switch panel with thermal breakers
  • Shore power cable
  • CD player / FM radio

Deck Equipment

  • 16kg Danforth anchor + 10m chain + 35m warp – no windlass
  • Stainless steel standing rigging – New 2022
  • Most control lines led aft via clutches
  • 2 x winch handles
  • Rope tidy
  • Spinnaker pole and spinnaker rigging
  • Leather steering wheel (0.9m radius) + cover
  • Clip on points in cockpit
  • Teak cockpit seating
  • Shower at transom
  • Jackstay deck safety lines
  • No sprayhood
  • Gas bottle
  • Mooring warps + 6 x fenders
  • Liferaft


  • Mainsail: Tri-radial 8.11 warp drive Dacron by Jeckells (2014) 1 x full batten at the top and 3 x 3/4 battens + 2 x reefs
  • Genoa: Tri-radial 8.11 warp drive Dacron by Jeckells, UV strip, padded luff for furling, tell tales
  • Spinnaker: 0.75 Spinnaker with lines and pole

Cabin Types

  • 1 x cabin forward with double V-berth
  • 2 x double aft cabins
  • Hanging locker in each cabin
  • Saloon midships with 2 x berth / settees – ivory leather upholstery
  • Sleeps a maximum 8 persons overnight

Domestic Inventory

  • Saloon with settees / berths and saloon table with 8 x bottle storage in centre folding table
  • Navigation station with chart table and light
  • Galley with 2-burner hob and oven + crash bar
  • Double sink with hot & cold pressurised water system
  • 12v top loading fridge
  • Waste bin
  • Separate heads compartment with marine w.c. and holding tank
  • Wash basin and shower unit

Navigation Equipment

  • Navigation and steaming lights – New 2022
  • Garmin GP Map450 chart plotter
  • No autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 wind, log and depth
  • Icom VHF DSC fixed radio
  • Barometer
Dufour 34

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The Company offers reliable information about the boat for review but cannot guarantee that the owner has provided complete and precise details about the vessel’s condition in good faith. We recommend the buyer contact the professionals for an independent inspection of the boat before purchase. The boat is offered for pre-sale, cancellation of the transaction or price change is subject to discussion or revocation without prior notice.

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