'Portland Roads II' a 2011 Dufour 525 Grand Large lying in Fiji and now for sale exclusively with the team at YOTI.
French yacht builders Dufour launched the first of the Grand Large model to high acclaim. The 525 became the 'Flagship' of the Dufour cruising series winning Cruising World's 'Boat of the Year' in 2009.
The Dufour 525 oozes elegance and simplicity offering a cruising yacht interior with racing performance. She sits elegantly in the water and offers easy but fast shorthanded sailing.
The appeal for many with the Dufour 525 is the simplicity in her handling for just two people. Her classic teak decks are flattering to the eye with easy access forward and aft.
'Portland Roads II' is powered by a Volvo D3 110hp Diesel engine with 4-blade folding prop. Handling under power has been made easy with dual wheel steering and bowthruster. Her Harken S/T genoa winches are both powerful and well positioned at arm's reach of the helm stations. The Elvstrom mainsail hoists easily by a third electric halyard winch mounted on the coachroof.
The Dufour 525 offers a superior cruising package with Raymarine instrumentation at both helms, Radar scanner, AIS, Iridium Pilot Sat Phone an tower providing internet and phone throughout Fiji cruising grounds.
For long distance cruising you are will gain efficient power from 4 deck mounted solar panels reducing the need to run the engine - however this yacht is equipped with a portable 3kw Honda generator and has fuel capacity of 500litres and holds 900 litres of water and a water maker.
Below decks Portland Roads II offers inviting warm tones with cream upholstery and an abundance of natural light filters through a number of portlights which also offer exceptionally good ventilation.
She has a spacious 3-cabin layout with the master cabin forward with island bed and an ensuite head and separate shower cubicle. The second head and shower are midships with two double cabins aft.
The L-shaped galley is equipped with 2 fridges and a freezer, a microwave and 3-burner gas stove and oven with double stainless steel sinks. Her lounge area boasts a beautiful folding dining table with room for the whole family and friends to enjoy meal together.
The navigation station has a full-size chart table and plenty of storage space. The electrical console displays circuit breakers, amp/volt meters, and fuel and water gauges.
The Dufour 525 Grand Large is a beautifully constructed performance yacht suited to short or long distance cruising. With Port Denarau Nadi as your home port, you will have access to all the necessary maintenance and slip yards that can accommodate any works required at any time of the year.
Based in Fiji, there are several incredible options for cruising within the paradise islands immediately west, SavuSavu to the north or by exploring the outer Lau Group to your east.
Within a few hours direct flight from Australia or New Zealand, you can easily access your home away from home and be anchored off the beautiful idyllic islands of the Mamanuca or Yassawa island groups within hours of landing in Nadi. Farther beyond the neighbouring Pacific islands of New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, Wallis & Futuna are all a short cruise in away.
For more information on this amazing opportunity or to view 'Portland Roads II', please contact Sonia Robinson at YOTI.
Price Ex Tax; Ex Fiji
YOTI was founded in March 2008 and exists to provide an alternative sales platform for the yachting community. We specialise in production and semi production yachts with a team of employees vastly experienced in yacht sales, both in Australia and Internationally.
We are located at The Spit on stunning Middle Harbour, Sydney; approximately 45 minutes from Sydney Airport.
Volvo D3 110Hp shaftdrive.
Enclosed engine. Engine Hours 1919
Twin Steering Wheels (Rod and Pinion).
Fuel Capacity: 500L poly tanks
Lots of engine spares and extra gear to compliment cruising in the Pacific.
4-Blade folding propeller.
Retractable 15hp bowthruster.
Honda Generator 3kw (portable).
Keel: Cast iron with lead bulb.
3 double cabins (Master Cabin forward with separate head).
Portlights x 4 for aft cabin ventilation. Saloon Cushions in Cream Nubuck Microfibre with Wenge floorboards. Newly Varnished cockpit table. Forward skippers cabin which can also be used as a sail locker.
3 (2 x below decks, 1 x cockpit).
2 x electric heads (1 in fwd cabin, 1 aft stbd with fresh water) both fitted with 80ltr holding tanks.
Fusion Stereo with BOSE internal sound system and cockpit speakers.
Twin Stainless Steel sinks. Whale foot pump.
2 x fridge, 1 x freezer.
ENO 3-Burner Gas Stove with Oven & Grill. Microwave.
Spectra Catalina 300 (as new) 50ltr/hr.
Water: 900L poly tanks.
Batteries: 6 x AGM 150's - 5 x House 2015,
1 x Start 2016,2 x Bow Thruster - NEW 2017.4 x 100amp Solar Panels with controllers. Pro Charger and regulator, 2002 Inverter - NEW.
LED interior lighting. Deck lights. Pulpit and masthead, steaming light - All LED.
Raymarine 1x E90w Plotter in cockpit, 1 x 120W Plotter at chart table - each with pre-loaded European charts. Raymarine Sounder/Log. 4 x ST60 Tridata displays. ST6002 Raymarine ST60 with Lewmar Rotative drive (port helm). Raymarine digital Radar scanner 18" on E90 display, AIS, Multi display at chart table. 2 compasses at helm stations.
Raymarine 49E DSC VHF. Iridium Pilot Sat phone and tower, Iridium Go Antenna, Badboy Antenna.
EPIRB, MOB danbuoy, Inflatable PFDs, Flares (check), 8-man Plastimo liferaft (serviced 2yrs ago), MOB rescue module. Jack Lines. AIS EPIRBs x 2.
1 x Rule bilge pump with alarm and auto feature -new. 1 1 x inline bilge pump.
Sparcraft Performance aluminium mast & boom. Stainless Steel wire rigging.
Adjustable Backstay with hydraulic jack, Genoa Track with adjustable cars. Mainsheet controlled from helm seats.
6 x Harken Winches: 2 x S/T 60 Genoa winches (both electric), 2 x 48 ST coachroof - 1 x electric halyard winch, 1 manual reefing winch, 2 x S/T 53 mainsheet winches, 10 x Spinlock Jammers.
Elvstrom Fully Battened Main (original) in boom bag with Lazy Jacks. Elvstrom 140% overlapping. Starvoiles Asymmetric with snuffer. Profurl Furler.
All sails original but well maintained. Spinnaker Pole, 2 reefing points, Removable inner forestay and halyard.
Deck: GRP and teak.
Keel: Cast iron with lead bulb.
Anchor/Winch: 60m x 13mm chain, 30+rode, 25kg Delta Anchor. Quick 1700 Windlass - recently serviced with rem ote chain counter with LED window for setting.
Dinghy: Carib 3.3 rib
Outboard: 18hp Tohatsu Nissan. Kato Outboard Lift.
Covers: NEW Bimini and Dodger 2017, Boom Bag with Lazy Jacks, Winch covers, Wheel covers, Cockpit Table Cover, Cockpit Cushions and back rests.
Other: 3 x winch handles, 6 x fenders, several mooring lines. Remote Aft Platform/swim deck with boarding ladder. Kato Outboard lift. Several spares parts. S/S Barbecue with 2 x gas bottles. Cockpit Cushions. NEW $1200 water pump (spare).
Hatches being replaced and new seals fitted. NEW stern gland fitted 2017, Several spares including 30mm 12mm chain, water pump, water separator fuel filters. Engine serviced 20 hours ago. NEW Cutlass Bearing Oct 2017.
Antifoul: Epoxy Prime Micron 66 with propspeed - October 2017. Bottom clean March 2018.
Australian Registration (not imported).
Optional 19ft 'Punga' Bula Boat with new 40hp Yamaha, bimini, rod holders, 2 x anchors - great for day trips and surf access.
Smiths Boatshed Marina
81 Parriwi Road
The Spit, Mosman, Sydney