Snowfire has been on hardstanding for over 5 years and consequently condition of the sails rigging and electronics is questionable. What is known is that the boat is dry inside and is preserved The teak decks need to be replaced or glassed over and the mainsail is badly weathered in places. We are selling this vessel with the understanding that the Engine and generator are in running condition.

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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:


Builder: DufourDesigner: Harl & Mortain


LOA: 56' (LOD 55'9")LWL: 54' 9"Beam: 16' 2"
Displacement: 38,500 lbsDraft: 6' 6"Ballast: 13,400 lbs


Engine(s): Single Volvo PentaEngine(s) HP: 100Engine Model: TMD31B turbo
Hours: 4400Cruising Speed: 7kts@2500rpmMax Speed: 8kts@3000rpm


Fuel: 153 gals (s/s tank)Water: 265 gals (6 s/s tank)

Holding: None

Vessel Walkthrough
In the forepeak is a crew cabin that is accessed through a large hatch and contains two single berths, over and under, with a marine head and sink. Forward from the main salon are two cabins. The starboard cabin has two single berths outboard, over and under, but the lower berth has an additional section that folds up against the inboard bulkhead that can be lowered to make a double berth. The port cabin has only one single berth outboard but can be made into a double the same as the starboard cabin. Both of these cabins has a large locker, drawers, and an ensuite head and shower.

In the main salon on the port side, there is a large settee that curves almost all the way around an octagonal dining table. There are cabinets with a shelf on top above the settee along the outboard side. Opposite and to port is the c-shaped galley which starts forward and inboard with a work surface into which are set two round stainless steel sinks where it meets the outboard side. These are followed by more work surface, then the stainless steel stove and oven with the side and top-opening refrigeration unit aft and inboard. Storage is plentiful with cabinets and drawers below the work surface and many cabinets above. Aft the galley is the navigation station with a large, forward-facing chart table and cushioned seat.

Aft of the nav station is a cabin with a double berth, storage cabinet, hanging locker and ensuite head and shower. To port, opposite the nav station and aft of the dining area there is a cabin with two single berths, over and under, and a vanity with sink. Next aft is another head and shower followed most aft by a double cabin with storage cabinet and hanging locker. Engine and generator access is available from under the companionway and on both sides as well as lifting the cockpit floor.

Galley & Water Systems
  • CLD Marine refrigeration (side & top opening)
  • Force 10 3-burner propane stove w/oven (2002)
  • (2) Round stainless steel sinks
  • Pots, cutlery & dinnerware
  • Bed linens, blankets & pillows
  • Pressurized fresh water system
  • Raritan 20 gallon water heater (2002)
  • Manual salt water foot pump in galley
  • Manual fresh water foot pump in galley

Electronics & Navigation
  • Autohelm ST7000 autopilot
  • Raynav 300 GPS
  • Autohelm ST60 Navdata (2002) interfaced to GPS
  • Furuno 1721 16-mile radar
  • Autohelm ST60 Tridata depth, speed & distance
  • Autohelm ST60 Multi-display at nav station
  • Autohelm ST50 wind speed & direction
  • Furuno Navtex receiver (2002)
  • Icom IC-M502 VHF radio (2002)
  • Paine Wessex 505 Precision 406 EPIRB
  • JVC UX-A3 Stereo w/ cassette & CD players
  • Stereo speakers in salon & cockpit
  • Binnacle compass

Electrical Systems
  • 24 Volt DC electrical system for house
  • 12 Volt DC electrical system for start batteries
  • 220 Volt AC electrical system
  • Westerbeke 7.5BTD/10BTD 7.5 KW generator
  • Generator hours are 2652 at June 2005
  • Alternator - 40 amp, 12V
  • Alternator - 100 amp, 24V
  • (6) 8G27M Gel cell house batteries (2005)
  • 8A4D Gel cell engine start battery (2002)
  • 8G31DT Gel cell generator start battery (2005)
  • Gel cell VHF battery (2005)
  • Isolator switches
  • Cristec 40-amp battery charger (220V/24V)
  • Shore power cord

Sails & Rigging
  • Sparcraft aluminum deck-stepped mast
  • Triple spreader rig
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging (1X19)
  • Forestay & backstay are rod rigging
  • Running backstay
  • Removable inner forestay
  • Babystay
  • Manual rigid boom vang
  • ProFurl roller furling on headstay
  • Lazy jacks for mainsail
  • Mainsail cover (new 2002)
  • Mainsheet traveler
  • Fully battened mainsail
  • Roller furling 130% genoa
  • Spinnaker pole (stored on mast)
  • Spinnaker
  • (9) Lewmar 2-speed, self-tailing winches

Deck & Hull
  • 55 lb Delta anchor w/200? 12mm chain
  • 45 lb CQR anchor w/30? chain & 200? rode
  • Lofrans Falkon electric windlass w/remote control
  • Double bow anchor rollers
  • Viking canister 6-man life raft (new 2002)
  • Life jackets
  • Life ring w/ MOB light & pole
  • Navigation lights
  • Spreader lights
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Fresh water deck shower
  • Fold-up integral swim platform
  • Teak decks
  • Fiberglass hull w/white gelcoat
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit & rails
  • Stainless steel stern rails
  • Stainless steel side stanchions & double lifelines
  • Stainless steel grab bars at mast base
  • Hard fixed windscreen
  • (4) Folding cushions w/frames
  • Teak folding cockpit table w/drinks holder
  • (4) Stainless steel dorade vents
  • Aft deck mounted pole for antennae & outboard lift
  • Fenders & dock lines
  • Propane locker w/2 x 10lb alum. tanks
  • Avon 11? rollaway inflatable dinghy (2001)
  • Evinrude 15hp & Nissan 3.5hp outboard engines

Mechanical Equipment
  • (2) Rule automatic bilge pumps
  • Henderson electric manual bilge pump
  • Henderson manual bilge pump (cockpit)
  • Bilge blower
  • Fume detector
  • Solimar wheel steering
  • Emergency tiller
  • MaxProp
  • (5) Par manual marine heads
  • Manual fire extinguishers

With excellent performance and a sturdy build, this yacht is capable of cruising anywhere in the world. There is great versatility below with 5 cabins designed to offer flexibility in sleeping accommodations plus a forepeak crew cabin, and a thoughtfully designed salon/galley area that takes advantage of every inch of space. She is very well equipped for cruising with such items as a generator, life raft, EPIRB, MaxProp, and her array of navigation equipment is excellent. She also has a fold-down swim platform which allows clean lines when sailing yet the convenience of easy access to the water or dinghy.She is well-priced and would be an excellent choice for those looking to cruise with family and guests or for crewed charter service.