1998 Dufour classic

US$ 149,000
Annapolis, MD
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Four Stateroom Layout!

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Annapolis, MD
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Last Listed Price:
US$ 149,000 

The Dufour 45 Classic is a wonderful modern performance cruiser. Built in 1999 in  The Dufour 45 Classic is  sleek, sexy and it is a great sailing boat.. The hull and rig are designed for fast cruising, ease of handling in secure comfort. The life raft is stowed on the stern, which is a good spot for an offshore sailor. There is equal attention to the amenities that so many modern cruisers and families have come to need and expect including a large cockpit and swim step transom. All this comfort and she leisurely makes 180 mile days with a 200 mile day within reach.

The interior is equally pleasing with its Mahogany paneling highlighted by natural light from all the large hatches and opening ports. The Dufour 45 has a nice big beautiful main salon and a spacious galley. The master stateroom up forward has a beautiful spacious V berth with access to the head. Just aft to port is the guest  cabin with upper and lower bunk arrangement which is great for kids or crew and also makes a fabulous storage area. The two double aft cabins and aft head provide wonderful accommodations for family cruising.

Darwin Sound has been upgraded for ocean passagemaking! She was recently inspected and upgraded for her Atlantic crossing in 2015-2016. She is better than new, because when you do buy a new boat, you learn that there are thousands and thousands of additional dollars to spend outfitting the boat for your needs. She already has had a significant investment and is upgraded for cruising comfortably.

Darwin Sound is owned and maintained by a couple who are lifelong sailors. They bought Darwin Sound with the purpose of cruising in the Med which they did for several years. Then they left in 2009 for Scandinavia to enjoy five seasons in the Northern cruising areas of Norway, Sweden and Scotland. In 2015 they refit Darwin Sound to make the Atlantic crossing from the Spain to the Caribbean. In the 2015 season they enjoyed the Caribbean to make their way up the Chesapeake to put Darwin Sound on the market. She is certainly proven and ready to go!  


  • New standing rigging 2014
  • Keel and rudder inspected, dropped and re-attached 2014
  • King Cobra rack and pinion steering rebuilt in 2015 for Atlantic passage
  • Four private sleeping cabins!
  • Two heads, one with stall shower
  • New full batten mainsail 2014 with reefing system in the cockpit
  • Inner forestay added 2007 with self tacking jib and running backstays
  • Original roller furled genoa Neil Pride sail
  • All control lines led to the cockpit with line stoppers
  • Full dodger and bimini  2011
  • LED lights
  • New upholstery  is leather by Ruchaud in France 2015
  • Aluminum bottom dinghy new 2015 stows under the boom
  • Solar panels and wind generate with well managed electrical system
  • Navigation system new in 2010 – Raymarine Radar and Plotter
  • Life raft and safety gear
  • Heating System is Eberspacher D5WZ 12v hot water system that runs on diesel with electric fans and outlets for heat in the aft cabins, main salon, and forward cabins


  • Stereo with Radio and CD player with USB connection for any device
  • Interior and Cockpit speaker system

These are the kind of owners you want to buy a boat from. They are very accomplished sailors and lifelong boat owners. They report that they have truly enjoyed cruising Darwin Sound six months of each year and caring for her as their home and their ship throughout. They love how the boat sails so well in light air and the fact that she is so responsive and easily sailed by just a couple. Of course they have rigged the boat to make her safe and even easier to sail with the inner forestay and small self tacking staysail.  

If you want a boat that will sail really well on the Chesapeake Bay and a proven vessel that had been upgraded for cruising and passagemaking, you should surely give Darwin Sound your consideration. She is priced to sell so don't wait. Call now!

Please call any time to talk about this boat. Reach me, Bernie Jakits, on my cell at 443 742 1792 or email bernie@roguewaveyachtsales.com

RogueWave Yacht Sales is Your Choice for Blue Water Boats. We are a unique brokerage and consulting firm specializing in ocean capable vessels of quality and substance. We take great pride in helping you get into the right boat! Call us to discuss your sailing vision! Bernie at 410 571 2955 or bernie@roguewaveyachtsales.com

We are always interested in marketing your high quality blue water capable boat! Call Bernie Jakits at anytime, call now. 410 571-2955.

Please contact Bernie Jakits at 443 742 1792

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