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Dufour 34 Performance
Under Offer

Broker Remarks

This 2003 Dufour 34 Performance has been well looked after by her one owner from new. She has been cruised extensively including the 2013 ARC. Her layout consists of a forward cabin, saloon with two settee berths, L-shaped galley to port, forward facing chart table opposite, aft cabin to port and heads to starboard. She has wheel steering and is powered by a Volvo 19hp diesel engine. Her inventory includes, single line reefing mainsail, lazy bag, furling headsail, spinnaker, teak decks, electric windlass, chart plotters, radar, autopilot, sprayhood and much more. She is in excellent condition.


  • Manufacturer: Dufour
  • Price: €69000
  • Location: Crosshaven, Cork
  • Year: 2003
  • LOA: 35'11" (10.96m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft in M: Max: 1.91
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • ID no: 5634
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 284 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo
  • Horsepower: 19hp
  • Drive Type:
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 90 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6
  • Top Speed: 7


Mechanical and Rigging


Manufacturer Provided Description

Continuing the combination which made the Dufour 40 a success, the Dufour 34 is focused on all its qualities: speed on all points of sailing, stability and manoeuvrability, good-looking and practical interior layout. Sailing a Dufour 34 is a pleasure you have to share with a crew, although this yacht is so easy to handle, one would wish to take to sea single handed.

Rigging and Sails

"Sparcraft" 9/10ths Rig with a double set of swept back spreaders

2013 Standing rigging

2013 Foldaway mast steps

2013 Detachable inner forestay with furler

Rod kicker

Adjustable backstay

2 x Spinnaker Poles

Spinnaker deck fittings

Running rigging for a spinnaker

Single line reefing

Lazy bag and lazy jacks

2016 Elvstrom Mainsail with four reefing points (good condition)

2013 Furling genoa (good condition)

2006 No. 4 Jib for inner forestay (not used until 2016) 

2006 Storm Jib for inner forestay (not used until 2016)

Spinnaker with snuffer lightly used

On Deck

Teak side decks, cockpit seats and cockpit sole

Pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardrails

Opening gates at the guardrails

"Rocna" 20kg Anchor and chain

"Quick" Electric windlass

Mooring lines and fenders

6 x Mooring cleats

Long genoa sheet tracks with two cars on either side

Mainsheet track just forward of the helm on the cockpit sole

2 x Harken 40 self-tailing genoa sheet winches beside the helm

2 x Harken 40 self-tailing winches on the coachroof with 12 x clutch jammers

All lines lead aft into the cockpit

Blue Sprayhood with grabrail

Helm Bimini

Cockpit table

Outboard engine bracket on the pushpit

2 x Winch handle pockets

Cold cockpit shower


Large forward cabin with a double berth, two opening deck hatches, two hanging lockers, three storage lockers and two shelves.

Roomy saloon with two settees/berths, large table with folding leafs and drinks locker, shelves, lockers on either side and more storage under the settees. Opening deck hatch.

L-Shaped galley to port. 2017 Corian worktop, twin 2017 stainless steel sinks, hot water from the engine and shore power, two burner gas cooker with oven, 12 Volt fridge, three storage cupboards, bin locker and opening coach-roof port.

Forward facing chart table to starboard opposite the galley, with Navigator's seat, pigeon lockers and opening coach-roof port.

One aft cabin to port with a double berth, hanging locker, storage locker, shelf, opening port into the cockpit and opening deck hatch.

Heads and shower aft of the Nav. station, complete with marine toilet, wash hand basin opening deck hatch and wet locker.

Hot air heating


Electrical and Navigation

1 x Engine battery

2 x Service batteries 

Shorepower with sockets throughout

25 AH Battery Charger

Binnacle Compass

Raymarine ST60 Wind speed/angle (wind anemometer requires attention)

Raymarine ST60 Tridata speed/log/depth

Raymarine ST6002 Smart-Pilot  

Raymarine E80 Radar/Colour Chartplotter in a NaviPod at the helm and a second unit at the chart table

Raymarine Ray 54E DSC. VHF at the chart table with a VHF speaker in the cockpit

Furuno GPS/WAAS Navigator at the chart table

Raymarine Ray 101E Portable VHF

Clipper NAVTEX at the chart table

CD/Radio player with saloon and cockpit speakers

Tricolour Nav. Lights at masthead

Deck and Steaming lights

2017 AIS Transceiver 


Liferaft in a cradle (requires a service)

Harness eye in the cockpit

Horse Shoe Buoy

2 x Fire Extinguishers

Fire Blanket

Manual Bilge pump

Electric Bilge Pump

Emergency tiller.


Registered in Cork

Space for an extra 100 litre water tank in the forward cabin (tank available)

2013 Holding tank

Winter cover 

Rope Cutter

Cockpit cushions

Antifouled April 2022

Hull polished April 2022

Complete valet April 2022.

Owner's Comment

Having completed the 2013 ARC we cruised to many places, including the Grenadines, Cuba, up the East Coast of North America, Canada and then back across the Atlantic to the South Coast of Ireland in August 2016. "Shelduck" was a pleasure to own and cruise. She really looked after us in all weather conditions.

Broker's Comment

This performance cruiser has proved herself for long distance cruising. She has been laid up ashore for a number of years but she is ready to go afloat again. She is in excellent condition and viewing is recommended.

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