Cruising World Magazine's Best Full-Size Production Cruiser
SAIL Magazine's pick for Best Flagship Cruiser
The Dufour 512 perfectly combines the philosophy of a yacht with elegant and luxurious style as well as outstanding performance.
After the success of the Dufour 500 GL, selling over 140 units in 2 years, Dufour proposes a revisited version of this exceptional yacht which benefits from all the innovations and features integrated in the latest Grand Large models.
While sailing, the new fixed bowsprit, helmsman console, and inclined boom are advantages for easy maneuvering. At anchor, you will enjoy the fully equipped exterior galley with barbecue, sink and fridge as well as the wide sunbaths and lighted handrails for an unreached lifestyle approach on any yacht of the same category.
Incredible performance, easy to sail and dreamily elegant, the Dufour 512 promises intense emotions in all conditions and embodies a new dimension to sailing adventures.
Hull: Hand-laminated in polyester/glassfibre; sides made from vacuum-bonded PVC foam core sandwich.Decoration: GreyGelcoat: NPG gelcoat with first mat impregnated with NPG resin forming an optimum barrier against osmosis.Structure: Hull bottom counter-moulded, floors laminated into the hull.Deck: Sandwich with injected PVC foam coreBallast: Keel bolts bear on stainless back-platesRudder: Semi-elliptical shape, filled with closed-cell epoxy foam.Rudder stock: Solid stainless steel.Non-slip deck surface: Non-slip structured deck surface
Handrails: Solid wood handrails on coachroof.Fixed toe rails: solid woodAnchor locker: Self-draining with built-in windlass support and anchor chain eyebolt, lockable hatch cover.Anchor roller: Single retractable anchor rollerBow pulpits: Stainless, opening for easy access and for spinnaker handlingStern pulpits: Jackstaff bracket, navigation light, and opening life-lines with hook.Stanchions: With 2 rows of life-lines.Other: “Solid wooden toe-rail.”
Shroud chainplates: Chainplates on hull sidesSafety chainplates: Safety harness chainplates in cockpit floorMiscellaneous chainplates: 2 backstay chainplatesMidships mooring cleats: 2, aluminiumMooring cleat: 4, aluminium.Rubbing strips: 6 stainless, on hull sheerlineFuel deck fillers: 2Water deck fillers: 3Mainsheet tracks: On coachroof with adjusting car.Genoa tracks: 2 genoa sheet tracks, plunger-adjustable low-lead carsDownhaul Through-deck fitting: Stainless swan-neck for electrical and electronic cablesDeck organizers: 2 deck 4-sheave organizers for halyard, sheet, and reef line returns.Halyard winches: 2 halyard winches on coachroof.Sheet winches: 2 genoa sheet winches at helm positionsJamcleats: 2 rows of jamcleats port / starboard level with the companionwayFurler line jamcleats: 1 at aft end of sidedeckHatch covers: Sliding companionway hatch in Plexiglas®
Rigging and Sails
Mast: Anodized aluminium with 2 levels of swept spreaders. In-mast furling for mainsailRigging: 9/10 fractionalMast stepping: On deckLights: Anchor and steaming lights and deck flood.Topping lift: Boom topping lift cleats.Boom: Anodized aluminium fitted with 2 continuous reefers.Roller-furler: Genoa roller furler.Standing rigging: Continuous in stainless single-strand cable, chrome-plated bronze rigging screws, comprising: forestay, backstay bridle with twin rigging screws, inter and lower shrouds.Backstay: doubleRunning rigging: “Running rigging in pre-stretched textile including: main and genoa halyards, boom topping lift, main and genoa sheets, 2 continuous reef lines, leech tensioner, 2 mainsail car adjustments, furling line, downhaul tackle.Mainsail: Furling MainsailGenoa: Furling genoa with UV-protection
Cockpit bench seats: Teak covered.Helmsman’s seat: Teak covered.Lockers: 1 large side locker to Stbd with strut-assisted closing and fixing for padlock.Helm: Wheel diameter 36 inchHelm console: Polyester.Engine controls: At starboard helm positionCompasses: 2 on columnsInstrumentation: Port and Stbd helm positionsGas locker: Under port helmsman’s seatStern door: Opens in centre by swinging upBIB locker: Under floor, Stbd helm positionTender locker: Under floor, port helm positionHandrail: Stainless, on cockpit tableShower: In aft central sectionShore supply: Stbd helm positionBathing ladder: Foldaway stainless bathing ladder.Cockpit floor: Non-slip polyester floorEmergency tiller: A stainless tiller with deck plate for access
Woodwork: real wood veneer in Oak, solid oak trimFloors: LaminateDoors: Fitted with twin-bolt anti-vibration locks, cabin doors can be locked in the open positionMattresses: Mattresses are quilted, anti-allergenic fabricCushions: Saloon cushions and cabin mattresses fitted with removable coversHeadliner: Lined with wood
Hull: 8 hull portsCoachroof – fixed: 5 fixed portsCoachroof – opening: 3 opening ports with curtainsHatches: 9 deck hatchesIndirect lighting: Under ceilingLighting: Numerous spots and reading lightsCourtesy light: Low-level lighting around salon furniture
Steps: Curved wooden stepsCompanionway hatch: Sliding companionway hatch and door in Plexiglas with stops and lockEngine cover: Hinged wooden engine cover with gas strutsHandrails: 2 stainlessWine cellar: Wine cellar beneath floor in companionway
Saloon Settee: U-shaped settee on port sideCentral Settee: Sliding with movable backTable: 3 function saloon tableStorage: Stowage under seats and behind backrests. Galley return on stbd side. 4 cubby holes with doors and bookshelf to port and 3 to stbd. Removable fiddles. Hatches to under floor stowageMast foot: Stainless
Seat: One seat with cushions, can be angles according to heel. Table can be angles according to heel.Lighting: 1 ceiling light. 1 reading lightStorage column: below table with doorPivoting console: holding the instruments and electrical distribution panelInstrument console: Instrument console with cubby-hole belowRadio: Radio/CD player with 2 speakers, MP3 compatibleOther: Electrical distribution panel, Plexiglas cover, outboard side
Configuratin: Lateral.Worktop: Corian synthetic resin with wooden fiddlesSink: Stainless steel double basin sink in starboard module Water: Hot and cold pressure water with brushed stainless steel single-lever mixer tapGas Cooker: 3-Burner gas stove with oven and grill, on gimbals, with stainless hand rail in port moduleCrockery Storage: Dowels to retain crockery when heelingRefrigerators: 12v refrigeration storage bins. Separate bulkhead prt moduleRefrigerator access: Front access to refrigerator. Via the worktop for the coolboxStorage: 5 cubby holes to port and 4 cubby holes to starboard under floorMicrowave Oven: In starboard hull cubby holePump: Sea-water pump built in under floor to starboardWaste Bin: Sort compartments to starboard
Berth: 79 x 63 cm approx..(Queen)Mattress: 4.5 inch thick foam mattress with washable cover.Stowage: Below berth. Cubby-hole along side of hull. 2 hanging lockers with shelves. 2 tidy pocketsWater tank: Below berthAccess: To navigation instrument transducers
WC: Electric flush marine toiletWash-basin: Polyester bowl with ‘Corian®’ synthetic resin topWater: Hot and cold water, chrome-plated brass single-lever mixer tap and shower head.Discharge: Direct, via an electric pump.Mirror: Large mirrorGrating: ‘Corian®’ synthetic resin (std) or teak (option)Ventilation: Via deck panel or opening port.Cupboards: Storage unitOther: Separate stall shower
Berth: 79 × 63 In approx. (Double)Mattress: 10 cm thick foam mattress with washable cover.Fuel tank: Under port and stbd berthsWater tank Stowage: Hanging locker with shelves Cubby-holes along side of hull.Soundproofing: Double bulkhead provides acoustic and thermal insulation from adjoining engine compartment.Technical area: Between aft berths
WC: Electric flush marine toiletsWash-basin: Wash-basin unit with basin in Corian®C synthetic resin.Water: Hot and cold water, chrome-plated brass single-lever mixer tap and shower head.Discharge: Direct, via an electric pump.Cupboards: 1 high-level 2-door storage unit with mirrorMirror: Large mirrorGrating: Corian synthetic resin or teak (option)Ventilation: via deck panel or opening port
Water tanks: 2 polyethylene water tanks with inspection holes and electric gauges.Electric bilge pump: With strainer, controlled from electrical distribution panel.Manual bilge pump: Operated from cockpit.Bilge sump:Sump built into keel, access to strainerHot water: Water-heater via heat-exchangerHot water tank: Pressurized water pump unit.Shower waste: “Shower waste pumped automatically to the sea
Engine power: Volvo75 hpTransmission: Sail-drive transmissionCooling system: Heat exchanger, anti-siphon valve.Sea-water strainer: Sea-water strainerFuel tank: Gauge on electrical distribution panel.Fuel filter Shut-off valve: Emergency fuel shut-off valve.Control panel: Engine control panel with hours meter, engine stop, and tachometer.Alternator: Alternator with battery isolator.Ventilation: Ventilation with 2 natural inlets and electric mechanical extract.Bilge: Separate engine bilge.Access: Access to the engine from front and both sides.Propeller: 4-blade, foldingInsulation: Carefully-designed foam acoustic and thermal insulation.
Included Factory Options
Comfort Version with oak interior3 Cabin / 3 HeadsOak interior, clay Corian countertops, chocolate leather saloon cushions75hp engine with saildrive, 4 blade folding propellerRetractable bow thrusterFurling mainsail(2) Additional winches for spinnakerElectric Halyard Winch on coachroofElectric genoa winches, port and starboardAsymmetrical spinnaker gear with bowspritNatural teak on cockpit floor, bathing platform, and roofIntegrated sunbed in port side cockpit seatDouble windlass control with chain counterElectric opening bathing platform with wireless controlCockpit seat cushions with backrests, including sunbedSprayhood with handrail, Steering wheel and cockpit table coversDorade vent boxSaloon table convertible to berthEspresso machineElectric toilets in headsFreezer unitIntegrated Gas grill in cockpit, fridge integrated to cockpit tableRadio CD + Bose loudspeaker in saloonRaymarine Electronics Pack: e95 Multifunction Display- one each helm, I70 display- one each helm, Autopilot P70 Controller with Lewmar rotative motor, Wireless Smart Controller, VHF
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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