Dufour Arpege

Sloop from the year 1972 - 9,14m length - in Cumbria (United Kingdom)

Second hand boat

Verified boat

14.842 €
(VAT included )

Advertiser's comments

A fine workmanlike example of this very popular class of vessel Thalassa is sailed single handed, virtually on a daily basis, by an elderly gentleman and professional seaman. A very pretty vessel she is easy to handle with a tidy saloon and predominantly teak finished interior. The engine is a reliable Volvo Penta 2002 unit that has been regularly serviced, the last being earlier this current year.  She has a wealth of equipment and spare parts and is in a "ready to go" condition.

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Features of Dufour Arpege:

Basic data

  • Type: Sloop

  • Year : 1972

  • Length: 9.14 m

  • Location: Cumbria (United Kingdom)

  • Name: Thalassa

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Dufour

  • Material: Fibreglass


  • Beam: 3.02 m

  • Draft: -

  • Ballast: 1383 Kg

  • Displacement: 3493 Kg


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: 6

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 18 HP

  • Fuel capacity: 30 L

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Volvo Penta 2002

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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This Sloop's equipment


Compass, Log speedometer, Wind speed and direction, Gps, Vhf, Autopilot, Depthsounder

Electricity/ Motor Dufour Arpege

Not the fresh engine this Volvo Penta 18 hp 2002 marina diesel engine was installed much later and has been well maintained under the current ownership. This has proven to be a very reliable group and has always fired up upon demand. 

Shore power inlet

Deck equipment

Liferaft, Spinnaker pole, Tiller

Comfort / Interior

Manual bilge pump, Oven, Marine head, Electric bilge pump


Thalassa's main sail is stated as being good, she has both heavy and beam weight genoas both said to be in a fair quality. The mainsail benefits from having lazy jacks tailored together with a conventional main sail cover.
The mast and boom are are of silver anodised aluminium with the boom being set up for slab reefing.
The standing rigging is of uncertain age but appears sound, the running rigging is in a satisfactory quality.
The boat is sailed regularly and everything is in good working order.

Furling genoa, Battened mainsail


Constructed with a solid GRP body and GRP with foam sandwich development decks and superstructure. The exterior of the boat is mostly painted which makes touching up any defects particularly easy, the anti slip deck paint is particularly effective. The inside of the boat is finished mainly in marina ply with teak veneers and solid teak cut.


The index is extensive and includes magnetic navigation compass; echo sounder; log/velocity; gust velocity and navigation; VHF; GPS; autocaptain; two mainstays each with their own chain and warp; hand-operated mainstay gustlass; clock; barometer; horn; hand-operated and electric bilge pumps; boathook; navigation illumination; boarding ladder; warps and fenders; dodgers. 

Accommodation and layout

The Arpege has berths for six people, two bar berths with two captain berths above and two quarter berths. The forward compartment iis basically pre-owned for sail stowage but can easily be adapted to serve as further berths if required.
the quantity is located between the forward compartment and the bar together with a large hanging safe.
The navigation area is located aft of the bar on the starboard side with galley opposite to seaport.
The galley is tailored with a Plastimo Atlantic gasoline stove with two burners, grill and oven, the galley also benefits from having a pressurised chilly water supply and an ice box.

Aditional information

Thalassa is provisioned with an excellent custom made Habitent which really expands the seating and is a useful asset. 
The boat has the folding stainless steel framework for a sprayhood but no useable sprayhood comes with the boat although an old one may be available that could be pre-owned as a template.

The boat

The Dufour Arpege has proven to be a fast and capable cruising yacht with a successful racing career in earlier times. She will still be competitive at club level and is considered to be one of best designs of this dimensions. Thalassa in particular has handled the Irish sea at its worse with ease and gives a considerable amount of confidence, she is a very forgiving style of boat.

The Company deals the details of this boat in good faith but cannot assurance or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the quality of the boat. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This boat is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Information from the shipyard catalogue. This data could vary from the data about the boat on sale published by the advertiser,

Basic Technical Data

  • Shipyard: Dufour Yachts

  • Model: Dufour Arpege

  • Year of manufacture: 1975

  • Type of boat: Sailing cruiser

  • Construction material: Fibreglass

  • Displacement: 3500 Kg

  • Length: 9,25 m

  • Beam: 3 m

  • Draft: 1,5 m

Dufour Arpege

You can buy this Dufour Arpege of 1972 located in Cumbria (United Kingdom) for 14.842€. It is a sloop with 9,14m of length and 3.02m of beam.

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