Presenting 'Scharjade', a 1999 Dufour 38 Classic. A good all-around cruising yacht that is unobtrusive but surprisingly fast, easily controlled by a small crew. 'Scharjade' has been in the same ownership since new. Streamlined deckhouse and reverse transom that allows for swimming and boarding. A comfortable large seagoing cockpit with contoured seats and wide sidedecks. All halyards and sail controls are led aft to the cockpit, and there are self-tailing Lewmars either side of the companionway. 3 Cabin version with two heads compartments. Lying Conwy Marina, North Wales
- Cabins: 3
- Heating: Yes
- Heads: 2
- Showers: 3
- Watertank Size: 340 Litres
- Engine Make: Volvo Penta 2040
- Horsepower: 40hp
- Drive Type: Saildrive
- Fuel Type: Diesel
- Fuel Tank Size: 159 Litres
- Cruise Speed: 6
- Top Speed: 8
- Range: 600
- Price: £52,995
- Location: Conwy Marina, North Wales
- Year: 1999
- LOA: 37'7" (11.45m)
- Beam: 12' 4" (3.76m)
- Berths: 8
- Draft in M: Max: 1.96 Min: 1.96
- Keel: Fin keel
- ID no.: 073795
Stepping aboard the Dufour 38 Classic, the light Khaya mahogany panelling shines under natural light. The roof is topped with a nicely moulded white headliner, with a blue upholstery.
The teak-and-holly flooring leads forward to a forepeak cabin that's big enough to sleep two at anchor. It has mahogany lining, storage in side-pockets and under the bunk (where one of two water tanks is located), twin lockers with hanging space and drawers, plus a double berth that measures 2m x 1.6m with high-density foam mattress.
A good size en-suite heads compartment forward with Corian benchtops, a hot/cold shower, manual head, plenty of storage for personals, and a mirror come standard.
Aft of the mahogany bulkhead, separating the forward cabin, is a saloon with headroom of around 1.85m. It's designed for spending long nights eating, drinking and being merry, as the main feature is a huge dinette with U-shaped lounge, and separate double seat, that can seat eight people or convert to accommodate two at night.
The settee cushions are contoured for a comfortable fit, there's bottle storage built into the base of the table, while the galley remains just a long arm's length away. The back of the separate bench seat fronting the dinette can be used as a brace if you're cooking in seaway.
Among the smart features of the galley are twin stainless sinks, chrome-plated taps, a two-burner gas stove/oven, a wonderful 150lt deep fridge, and abundant storage for crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.
Amidships on the port side is the day head with a stylish sink set in Corian, good access to the plumbing, a Jabsco sea toilet, and separate sit-down shower space with teak seat and chrome fittings.
The navigation station on the starboard-side is a good size, with enough space to rest a folded chart, a comfortable pedestal seat, facia for mounting navigation equipment, control panel with perfectly logical wiring, and a hanging locker.
Back aft are the two cabins, which double as sea berths depending on your tack. Each has a double berth measuring 1.9m x 1.4m, hanging locker with shelf, an open shelf alongside the bunks, and a hatch for fresh air.
The inner panels of the aft two cabins and the companionway steps lift to grant access to all sides of the Volvo engine.
Construction, Mechanical and Rigging
Dufour 38 Classic, built in 1998 by Dufour Yachts, France to a design by Yann Chabaud & Olivier Poncin.
Delivered and first commissioned January 1999
HIN: FR-DUF C1046K899
Cat 'A' Ocean
Anodes + Anti-foul (July 2019)
GRP hull, deck and superstructure - Dufour hulls are formed using hand-laid rovings and NPG resin and gelcoat to protect against osmosis. The hull itself is GRP around a foam core, bonded using the modern technique of vacuum-bagging.
Glass-encapsulated ply floors are laminated to the hull, the deck is balsa-cored sandwich, while the semi-elliptical spade rudder is filled with closed-cell foam and mounted on self-aligning bearings. This good and reliable engineering is a well known Dufour trait.
Deep Lead keel - 1.90m draftMechanical:
Volvo Penta 2040 40hp 3-Cylinder inboard diesel engine, saildrive with a 2-bladed fixed propeller.
Serviced last in 2018.
Saildrive replaced (July 2019)
Rudder bearing re-greased (July 2019)
3 x 12v Batteries (210 Amp in total) - two for service and one for engine
55 Amp/hr engine alternator
240v Shore power c/w shore support cable
25 Amp Battery charger
Pressurised hot and cold water supply.
Hot water via 25L Nautic Calorfier (New in 2013)
Water - 340L (Plastic)
Fuel - 159L (Plastic)
Grey (Waste) - 25L (Plastic)
Spars, Rigging and Sails:
Z-Spar Anodised aluminium double spreader deck stepped mast with boom
Stainless steel standing rigging - Replaced April 2014
Running rigging - Braid on braid
Rigid boom vang
In-Mast furling system
Furling genoa with Facnor furling system
Mainsail (In mast) - UK Sails - 1998
Genoa - Boatshed - 2017
Cruising chute Tri-radial - Kemp Sails 1.5 oZ - 2000
15kg Anchor c/w 30 metres of 10mm chain and 20 metres of 14mm warp
Electric anchor windlass - 1000w7kg Kedge anchor c/w 10 metres of chain and 35 metres of warp
Anchor swinging roller
Bow pulpit with teak step
8 x Fenders
2 x Lewmar 44 self-tailing genoa winches
2 x Lewmar 30 self-tailing halyard winches
6 x Cleats including mid-ship
Blocks and deck running gear
Teak trimmed cockpit seating and sole
Compass - 1998
Autohelm ST50 Speed/Depth/Log - 1998
Autohelm 6000 autopilot - 1998
Radar - 2005
Autohelm ST50 GPS
Navico Axis 1400 DSC VHF radio
Clock & Barometer
*Log and Wind instrument repeated at chart table. Majority of navigation equipment interfaced.
McMurdo E3 Epirb - 2008
2 x Manual bilge pumps
1 x Auto/electric bilge pump
4 x Fire Extinguishers
4 x Lifejackets
1 x Danbuoy
2 x Lifebuoys
Liferaft - New 2014
Firdell radar reflector
Seago 260 inflatable dinghy - 2012
Suzuki DF2.5hp outboard engine - 2012
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