2013 Dufour 380 Grand Large 38′ (Abacadabra) For Sale
Location: Independent Marina near Harbor Shoppers, St. Thomas, USVI View in Google Maps
Note: Listing description updated on 5 Aug, 2021.
“Dufour 380 Grand Large” is described as a carvel molded, fiberglass hull, auxiliary power sailing vessel of approximately thirty-eight feet overall. The vessel shows performance racer/cruiser lines with a plumb stem, fine forward entry, moderate amidships beam carrying aft to an open transom stern fit with fold-down/nesting/ swim platform. The flush foredeck shows good camber and continues aft to a raised trunk cabin beginning forward of the mast and extending to the cockpit in the stern.
The vessel is fractional sloop rigged employing a single, deck step, two spreader silver anodized alloy spar. Folding frame canvas weather dodger and bimini protect the cockpit. Hull color is white with black stripe details, black bottom, white deck and superstructure, and tan canvas. Dufour 380 Grand is prominently displayed in bold lettering on either hull side in the forward quarters and across the transom. Dufour 380 Logos display on the hull and superstructure. Deleted SSR numbers show on the forward hull sides.
LOA: 38′ 4″
GROSS TONNAGE: 15,600 Pounds
Dufour 380 Grand Large Virtual Tour
The subject vessel was originally designed as a performance cruiser and commissioned for the bareboat charter market in the Caribbean. The vessel presently campaigns in private service as a recreational cruiser used for daylight operations in the waters surrounding the Virgin Islands. The vessel is presently maintained at the dock system of Independent Boat Yard, Estate Frydenhoj, St Thomas, VI. The vessel is attended by professional maintenance staff during owner absences.
HULL MATERIAL: Fiberglass
HULL TYPE: Monohull
Hull #: FRDUFF2763C313
Hull Color: White
Carvel molded, resin bonded, hand laid, fiberglass reinforced polyester laminate with gelcoat surfacing.
Frames: The hull is supported by a molded fiberglass hull liner grid system showing hat section longitudinal and transverse frames supporting the bottom with full length molded stringers supporting the hull sides. The drop in liner is bonded to the hull structure with mish/mash resin infused compounds providing support to the overall hull structure. The hull and deck show additional wrack support through the use of (4) transverse bulkheads constructed of marine grade plywood. Bulkheads are keyed and ring bonded to the fiberglass support grid and deck head.
Bottom: Displacement V configuration showing fine forward entry, fin type, bolt on, cast iron keel, soft chine sections and balanced spade type rudder.
Keel: Cast iron fin showing moderate draft. “Shields bulb” design, attached to the hull with stainless steel keel bolts.
Topsides: The topside surfaces show a plumb stem with fine forward entry tapering aft to moderate amidships beam showing minor tumble home and straight sheer line. The hefty beam carries well aft to an open transom stern fit with articulating swim platform doubling as a sea gate. The topside surfaces show the original factory molded gelcoat surface.
– Electric Windlass with remote
– Plow Anchor w/New 100′ BBB Chain
– Six Person Life Raft
Deck and cabin trunk show integral molding in fiberglass reinforced plastic supported from below by bulkheads and cabinetry. The deck system shows factory-applied gelcoat surface showing adequate non-skid properties. The deck joins the hull at an inward turning hull flange showing chemical bonding and mechanical fastening at regular intervals, reinforced by an exterior teak toe rail.
Deck Layout: The foredeck stem head hosts a stainless steel anchor anchor roller and u bolt style chain plate for the head stay. Next aft shows a large deck access chain locker.
A low profile (Lewmar) horizontal electric anchor windlass is mounted in the chain locker. Mooring cleats are mounted outboard the anchor locker. Split stainless steel pulpit rails are fitted outboard. Comfortably wide walkways lead aft on either side of a raised trunk cabin which follows aft to the cockpit in the stern. The side decks are protected by stanchion mounted, stainless steel life lines terminating at welded stainless steel pulpits fore and aft. The life line system shows a stern gate at the transom.
The aft cockpit area shows molded longitudinal seating sections port and starboard forward with outboard helm seating following twin steering stations. The starboard steering station shows engine controls and monitors, navigation electronics, steering compass and destroyer wheel. The port station shows, compass and wheel. The starboard helm seat hosts a vented gas locker within.
The port helm seat hosts a swim shower fitting. The center section between the helm seats allows step down water access from the cockpit. The transom section shows an articulating swim platform fit with a nesting boarding ladder. Longitudinal seating forward of the helms shows deck gear storage lockers within. Seat sections and cockpit soles show traditional teak overlay. A folding wing table is positioned on the centerline. A folding frame, canvas bimini top protects the cockpit from the elements. A canvas weather dodger guards the companionway to the cabin spaces forward.
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 1
The vessel shows a typical three cabin, single head charter layout and is reasonably configured for live aboard cruising. The living spaces show access through a central companionway located forward in the cockpit.
Her Galley has beautiful Corian Countertops, Huge Top Access Refrigerator, Hot and Cold Pressured Water and a two Burner Propane Stove w/Oven.
Forward: The forward, master sleeping cabin, accessed through the main cabin, shows a double berth with storage under and surrounding, off set favoring the port side following the chain locker bulkhead.
Amidships: The full beam main saloon follows next aft hosting a C shaped upholstered settee to port with storage under and outboard, surrounding a dining table. An island style sliding settee is positioned on the centerline. The galley lies to starboard configured along the hull side opposite the dining saloon. The galley hosts a full set of over and under cabinets equipped with top loading refrigerator, gimbaled two burner stove with oven, and a stainless steel sink. A navigation station follows the galley arrangement on starboard at the base of the companionway. The Navigation station shows a forward facing chart table followed by a bench type seat. Ship electrical panels and communication electronics lie outboard above the navigation station.
Aft Cabins: Two double sleeping cabins are located port and starboard in the stern quarters abaft the companionway. The starboard shows a hanging locker forward at the entrance outboard. A double berth with storage surrounding follows. The port side shows a head area outboard at the base of the companionway abaft the dining area followed by a hanging locker outboard at the entrance to the sleeping cabin. A double berth showing shelf storage outboard completes the arrangement. The head area hosts a manual marine toilet, cabinet mount basin and separate shower. Machinery access lies beneath the cockpit through the companionway between the aft cabins.
Cabin spaces show adequate natural ventilation through overhead hatches and operating ports fit through the cabin top and hull sides.
Sails and Rigging:
– New US Spars Rig w/ Standing & Running Rigging
– Single Line Reefing Mainsail w/Lazy-Jacks & Stack-Pack
– Lewmar Self-tailing Primary Winches
– Roller Furling Genoa w/UV Cover
The vessel is fractional sloop rigged employing a single, extruded alloy, double spreader, anodized (US Spars) deck stepped mast fitted with alloy boom and semi rigid boom vang. The head sail fits to a (ProFurl) roller furling system. The mast is supported by continuous (1×19) stainless steel rope rigging showing mechanical end terminals. The standing rigging attaches to the hull through stainless steel cluster type chain plates fastened through the side decks. The chain plates deck tension rods mechanically fastened to molded stringers at the hull liner. Running rigging is all of Dacron double braid line which is properly sized to fit the deck hardware. Running rigging all leads aft to the cockpit to ease sail handling. Winches (4 Lewmar 40ST) show in serviceable condition and appear adequately sized for the weight of the vessel, well arranged for ease of sail handling.
Rig Condition: NEW. The mast, boom, rod kicker and furler were all replaced after the original rigging was destroyed during recent hurricanes. Standing rigging, running rigging and lifelines were also replaced after the storms. The mast stands in straight column properly tensioned. The mast step shows clean with no crushing or downward deflection noted. Chain plates show as clean and well fastened, below deck knees and tension rods are sound. Note: The rig was examined at deck level only during this attendance.
SAILS: The vessel is fitted with a basic suit of (Elvstrom) Dacron cruising sails showing fully battened mainsail with slab reefing The mainsail nests in a canvas Stak Pak fitted atop the boom. A canvas sail cover is fitted to the roller furling head sail. Sails were reported to be original but were not examined.
PROPULSION (Engines work good.)
Number of Engines: 1
Engine Brand: Volvo
Engine Model: D2-40F
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 10
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Sail drive
Engine Power: 40 HP
Type: 4 cylinder naturally aspirated marinized diesel.
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (50 Gallons)
Two roto molded plastic tanks.
Location: Single tank under forward berth, aft tank under port stern berth.
Fuel Tanks: 1 (50 Gallons)
One Roto molded plastic, fuel grade tank located under the starboard aft berth.
Holding Tanks: 1 (20 Gallons)
Electrical Circuit: 12V
– New Raymarine i70 Instruments Wind, Depth & Speed
– New Raymarine Chartplotter
– VHF w/DSC
– Life Vests
– Dock Lines
– Hurricane Lines
ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONICS
Batteries: 2-12 volt series 31DT gel batteries in parallel @ 12VDC (House) 01/2016
1- 12 volt Series 24 gel cell battery. (Engine start)
Containment: Batteries are secured forward of and above the engine.
Charging: Crestic 25amp charger (220VAC x 50Hz from shore service.
Large frame 90 amp belt drive alternator on engine w/ 3 stage regulator
Disconnects: Heavy amp knife switches fitted at starboard stern.cabin. In line disconnects as required for windlass circuit. Magnetic circuit breakers at house panel.
DC Circuit panels: Primary distribution panel located at navigation station. Panel is fitted with labeled magnetic service breakers.
Service Wiring: Marine grade copper stranded of adequate gauge showing in serviceable condition.
Shore Service: One 20 amp 220VAC 50 Hz.
AC Circuit protection: Magnetic circuit breakers located in isolated panel at chart station under chart table.
VHF RADIO: Ray Marine 49E @ chart station w/masthead antenna. COMPASS: 2-Plastimo 6″ binnacle mount in cockpit.
DEPTH: Raymarine i70 w/read out in cockpit.
SPEEDO: Raymarine i70 w/ read out in cockpit. WIND:
Raaymarine i70 w/ transducer mounted on mast head.
AUTO PILOT: Raymarine i70 control w/hydraulic linear drive at quadrant.
PLOTTER: Ray Marine Axiom Multi Function @ chart station.
Note: All electronics show recent upgrading. All units tested showed proper function. Electronics installed are adequate for the intended use of the vessel.
STEREO: None sighted, Speakers mounted through cabin and cockpit.
Stove: “Eno” 2 burner with integral oven showing safe gimbal mount. Fuel: LPG normally stored in designated deck locker in cockpit. (Properly vented).
Controls: Manual valves at tank and cabin. System not tested. Fuel locker empty. Refrigeration: Single 12 volt air cooled condenser through large wrap around evaporator plate in insulated, top load cabinet system at galley.
Barbecue: “Magna Marine” rail mounted charcoal barbecue. C&V(Abacadabra)19
Ground Tackle: 1- 40# Delta Plow anchor w/ 100’chain. 150′ Twisted nylon 3/4″ line.
Windlass: Lewmar 850 watt electric. Low profile chain/rope gypsy.
Fire Fighting: (3) x 2.5# Portable dry chemical units mounted through cabin.
Floatation: 5- Type I Adult PFD; 1- Type IV Horse shoe bouy on stern rail. Life Raft: 6 person Valisse style raft sighted appears to be original 2013 equipment.
De Watering: 1 Manual Pump at cockpit; Manually controlled 500 GPH Rule electric pump at bilge compartment.
Signals: (4) Hand held red day/night (2021). Portable air horn; Bell. Reboarding: Stainless steel swim ladder at swim platform.
First Aid: Minimal kit sighted aboard.
Number of hulls: 1
Port Hull: Visually Intact
Bow Hull: Visually Intact
Starboard Hull: Visually Intact
Stern Hull: Visually Intact
Engine 1: Operational during inspection 2018-10 hours
Prop 1: Tested Working 3 Blade
Rudder 1: Working
Sail Drive: Tested Working
New Raymarine i70 Instruments Wind, Depth and Speed: Tested Working
New Raymarine Chartplotter : Tested Working
Dufour 380 Grand Large is right on the money. Her recent upgrades include brand new standing and running rigging, electronics, interior finishings and a complete engine rebuild. She ready to go sailing!
Fantastic look and compact and easy to handle, this Dufour 380 has it all begging to be sailed! Abacadabra’s twin wheels with sheets leading to the helm station gives the captain complete control of this well-balanced and extremely responsive yacht. Enjoy all the comforts of home in the beautifully appointed-cabin complete with full galley, real navigation station and a luxurious dinette area. Abacadabra accommodates a full crew.
Q: How long has the boat been repaired and back on the water?
A: June 2019
Q: How many batteries, age and type?
A: 2 – 31DT Gel in Parallel, 12VDC House, 1 – Series 24 Gel, Start. All 3 are 2016.
Q: What keel it is?
A: Cast Iron
Q: Since sails are original, have sails been inspected or at least looked at for condition recently?
A: Yes, sailed last Feb, good condition.
Q: What about generator?
A: Generator is locked up. But it’s really fuel-efficient. The seller has used it 4 times since he filled it up last October and it still has half tank on both.
Terms Of The Sale:
This is a private boat for sale.
This sale is strictly on an “as is, where is” basis. The Seller makes no warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Assets or its sale of the same to the Buyer. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Seller and their agents, partners, clients other involved parties hereby DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE with respect to the Assets or its sale of the same to the Buyer. For more information on the rules of each sale please visit https://harborshoppers.com/legal/.
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