SOLD | 1998 Dufour 38 Classic

(SOLD) 1998 Dufour 38 Classic

Price just reduced from $79,600!  Owner wants this to be the next DuFour 38 sold!  All reasonable offers will be considered.The Dufour 38 Classic is a vessel which offers a functional design wrapped in a beautiful package.  Equally at home in port or underway, the Dufour 38 Classic is ready to take you to your favorite cruising destination.  Offering her captain and crew three staterooms, she offers a lot of interior space for her size.  Set up for performance cruising, she is equally happy cruising or enjoying the occasional race.  Please be sure to click on the Full Specs tab for all of the details on this fine vessel!  Do not let her sail away!


  • Manufacturer:Dufour
  • Model: 38 Classic
  • Year: 1998
  • Category: Sail
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Galesville US
  • Vessel Name:au Lapin Agile
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Dufour - Yann Chabaud
  • Make:Volvo Penta
  • Model:MD2040
  • Engines(s):1
  • Hours:
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:40|horsepower
  • Length:38 ft
  • Beam:12.58 ft
  • Draft - max:6.17 ft
  • Fuel Tank:40|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:85|gallon
  • Holding Tank:40|gallon



Accommodations & Layout

Starting below in the bow, there is a large master stateroom with a comfortable v-berth with storage below.  Large hanging lockers adorn each side of the master stateroom, offering in total a huge amount of storage for all of your gear.

Stepping aft from the forward stateroom brings you to the main salon and galley.  There is a large u-shaped settee to starboard with a table with wine rack storage, centerline settee with storage below, and a straight line galley to port, offering a double sink, two burner propane stove with oven, refrigerator with Adler-barbour refrigeration, and storage throughout.  Further aft to starboard is the navigation station, with the head & shower opposite to port. 

Moving further aft brings you to the aft staterooms, each of which have a accommodations for two, a large hanging locker, storage space, and access to the auxiliary Volvo diesel.

Galley & Salon

  • Hot & Cold pressure water with 6 gal. hot water heater
  • 2 burner propane stove with oven, connected to a 10lb. tank
  • Adler-Barbour refrigeration
  • Galley storage under the settee opposite the stove
  • Dufour plates & bowls
  • Wine rack inset/recessed into the salon table


  • Sink
  • Shower
  • Manual Jabsco head
  • 20 gallon holding tank


  • Garmin echomap 50s GPS (removable from binnacle)
  • Garmin GMI-20 instruments
  • Garmin hydraulic autopilot
  • Icom IC-M59 VHF
  • CD stereo w/ speakers in cockpit and salon


  • Two house batteries
  • One engine start battery

Sails & Rigging

  • 155% Genoa (UK Sails)
  • 135% Genoa (UK Sails)
  • Mainsail - fully-battened with two reef points (UK Sails)
  • Spinnaker (UK Sails) with pole
  • Pro-furl Roller furling for headsail, with storm jib track
  • Deck-stepped mast
  • Adjustable lead cars for genoa - controlled from the cockpit
  • Custom lazy jacks for ease of mainsail flaking which can be moved forward when not in use
  • Halyards run aft to cockpit
  • Mainsail down haul
  • Hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Lewmar 48 series primary winches
  • Lewmar 40 series winches on cabintop
  • Electric halyard winch on the cabin top (installed in 2016)


  • Dodger over companionway - California style with removable sides
  • Bimini
  • Awning to run forward on boom
  • Binnacle cover

Deck Equipment & Extra Gear

  • Teak decking in cockpit and aft transom steps
  • Cockpit shower
  • Delta anchor
  • 150' chain
  • Lofrans electric windlass
  • Fitted sheets for all staterooms

Manufacturer Provided DescriptionConceived by Olivier Poncin and developed by Yann Chabaud, the Dufour 38 Classic illustrates the intelligent use of space with no concessions in the use of materials or choice of fittings and navigational elements. Built to quality criteria defined by Dufour, the 38 Classic has been built for both comfort at sea and in port. You will appreciate the quality of the solid mahogany joinery that is dear to Dufour, the use of high quality fittings, the impressive space in the offset saloon, and the spacious galley along with the separate shower stall. The 38 is a blue water cruiser which fits in the middle of the exquisite Dufour Classic range.

DisclaimerThe 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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