This sounds like a total loss.. Just posted it for interest..
Model: 45 E Performance
Model Type: Sloop
Beam: 14' 10"
: 7' 5"
Weight: 23,457 lbs.
: Single Volvo Saildrive
, 55 hp
Tankage: 66 gal
Tankage: 140 gal
The sleek Dufour
45 E Performance stretches out elegantly and powerfully, leaving its playmates far astern. The flowing lines of the coach-roof, the uncluttered deck
, a cockpit
that is broad, yet offers good protection. High-quality deck
fittings coupled with Dufour
ergonomics enable everyone to handle this animal easily.
The boat suffered some damages in the past few years, such as; getting hung up on a reef and floating off with the next high tide, the hull
was pushed into a dock
by high winds, While motoring thru
a canal, the keel
hit some rocks along the canal bottom While motoring thru a canal.
Damage to the boats' lower rudder
section was discovered in early September 2015, when the boat was hauled for manufacturers' warranted repairs
. When it was attempted to block the boat via normal methods, deflection in the hull bottom was observed.
Investigation, by lifting floor boards, found fractures in the interior
hull liner/grid system.
The ballast keel
forefront indicated past normal grounding occurrences and an anchor
and keel are in storage
at the same yard as the boat.