Dufour 38 Classic - Dream Catcher $ 129,000

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Dufour 38 Classic - Dream Catcher $ 129,000

Dream Catcher is a Dufour 38 Classic that is listed exclusively for sale with YOTI.

Launched in 1998, Dream Catcher is a beautiful example from Dufour which is a name famous among European cruising sailors.

Dufour yachts have a reputation for being seagoing passagemakers. The builder has a philosophy that stresses a combination of performance and comfort under all manner of weather conditions.

The 38's under body, with its lead fin keel and fine entries, combines speed and stability with fingertip control, even when reefed in heavy weather.

Dream Catcher has a streamlined deckhouse and has all halyards and sail controls leading aft to the cockpit where there are self-tailing Lewmar winches either side of the companionway.

The cockpit is comfortable, fitted with Princess Seats, and the swept back transom allows easy access as a swimming platform and boarding area. All cockpit covers, Targa cover, boom bag, hatch and rail covers were new in 2017.

Dream Catcher is a three cabin, two head layout. The companionway leads into a large, well-ventilated saloon with a dinette to starboard and a slightly curved galley counter to port, with stove, refrigerator and lockers and a well-equipped navigation station with hinged chart table and a bench seat that lies aft of the dinette. The interior is of high quality, finished with a white deckhead and veneered mahogany, a Dufour trademark.

Dream Catcher is also fitted with an Autohelm 5000 auto pilot, an Autohelm ST30 Tri Data pack, multi display and log as well as an extensive list of safety equipment and spare parts. The standing rigging was replaced in 2010 and a maintenance inspection and general repairs carried out in 2018. House batteries were replaced in 2015 and the start battery was new in 2018.

Contact Peter Mactier for further details and to arrange inspection on Pittwater.


Designer : Yann Chabaud / Olivier Poncin.
Builder : Dufour Yachts - France.
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 340 ltrs - 2 x plastic with plastic hose pressure system and heat exchange/ electric hot water.
Hull Construction Material : The hull is laid up of glass fibre laminate and polyester resin. It is moulded in one piece. Lay-up of glass cloth is entirely by hand.
Hull Type : Monohull.
Deck Construction Material : The deck is glass fibre - balsa core sandwich. It is very compression resistant. The cloth and moulding techniques are the same as those used for the hull.
Length (feet) : 38'2" feet
Length (m) : 11.64 m
Beam/Width (m) : 3.85 m
Draft (m) : 1.9 m
Keel/Ballast : Bolt on, bulb bottom fin in cast lead.
Displacement : 6,500 kg
Horse Power (hp) : 40 hp / 29 kw @ 3200 rpm
Drive Type : Saildrive
Number of Batteries : "3 x 6 volt 75 amp - house (new Nov 2015), 1 x 12 volt 75 amp - Start battery (new July 2018).
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 160 ltrs - Stainless Steel tank.
Propeller : Sail drive transmission with 2 bladed bronze fixed propeller. Coated with prop speed.
Steering System : Gear and rod type.
Accomodation Notes : "V" Berth forward, 2 x double berth cabins.
Number of Berths : 8
Number of Showers : Both heads and on transom.
Number of Toilets : 2 x Jabsco manual marine toilets - holding tank bladders fitted to both.
Galley Notes : Pressure hot/ cold water system.
Stove : Eno, 2 burner gas stove and oven.
Refrigeration : 12 volt electric.
Number of Sinks : Stainless Steel Single sink.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Kenwood radio / CD player.
Anchor / Winch : Lofrans 1000 w Electric, Double Stainless Steel Bow Rollers.
Bilge Pump : 1 x Electric auto bilge pump, 1 x engine bilge pump, 1 x manual bilge pump (cockpit).
Deck Gear : 6 x Spinlock jammers, 2 x Lewmar 30 winches (coach house), 2 x Lewmar 44 ST winches (cockpit), 3 x Winch Handles, Lewmar traveller, Cockpit Harness Points.
Mast/Rigging : Deck stepped. Anodised aluminium with twin swept back spreaders. Anodised aluminium with slab reefing, lazy jacks and boom bag. 1 x 19 Stainless Steel wire, Standing rigging replaced in 2010. Maintenance inspection and general repairs 2018.
Sail Inventory : Main with slab reefing, 3 x reefing points, boom bag with lazy jacks. Furling headsail No. 1,135% genoa. Facnor headsail furler.
Electrics : 12 volt interior lighting. 12 volt interior lighting. 2 x 40w solar panels on bimini, Shore Power System with Battery Charger, Cockpit Lighting.
Electronics Navigation : Autohelm multi-display sounder/ log. Autohelm wind instrument. Autohelm ST5000+ autopilot. Plastimo Olympic 135. Autohelm ST30 tridata pack.
Dinghy : Fibreglass dinghy.
Covers : Cockpit dodger, Stainless Steel Targa top, hatch covers, hand rail covers (all new 2017), winch covers, BBQ cover, Helm cover. Bimini infill.
Safety Gear : Epirb 406 mhz, 7 x Foam Life Jackets, Dan Buoy, Life Ring, First Aid kit (requires check), Jack Stays (still in boxes), 2 x buckets, Binoculars, Emergency Nav lights, Air Horn, V-Sheet, Torch, Grab Bag, Wooden Bungs, Life Buoy Light.
Ground Tackle : Plough with all chain. Spare plough with chain & rope warp.
Has Navigation Lights : Yes.
Radio : GME GX600 VHF, Spare VHF Hand held (as new).
Remarks : Tool Kits, Bosuns Chair, Stainless Steel Swim Ladder, 5 x Fenders, Mooring Lines, Life Line Opening Gates, Cockpit Table 2 x Boat Hooks, Engine Spares, Hull Swim Clamps, Factory Manuals.
Vessel Name : Dream Catcher
Anti-foul : May 2018.

Engine 1

Engine Make : Model - MD2040B.
Horse Power : 40
Fuel Type : Diesel.
Steering : Gear and rod type.
Fuel Capacity : 160
Propeller : Sail drive transmission with 2 bladed bronze fixed propeller. Coated with prop speed.