KATERINA | Dufour 45E Performance | 45ft

Dartmouth, MA, US


KATERINA | Dufour 45E Performance | 45ft


Dartmouth, MA, US


Price just lowered by $10K. Owner wants boat sold this fall!!

KATERINA is a much loved and exceptionally well-maintained and updated Dufour 45e. Offered for sale by only her second owners, the boat has benefitted from two very knowledgeable sailing couples quite capable of managing the yacht. Many thoughtful custom options are found throughout the vessel. She is an incredible pleasure to sail and equally at home crossing oceans as she is streaking across the Bay.  With the desirable three cabin and two head layout there is plenty of room for family and friends for extended cruising. The boat is set up for short handed sailing without giving up performance, and with the optional bow thruster and spade rudder docking and maneuvering in tight quarters is a cinch.

The cockpit with twin wheels and fold down transom is worth noting. Thoroughly modern, and where one spends much time while aboard. The table set-up is so smart. Ergonomic helms and seating. And very waterplay friendly. Combined with the custom canvas, a highlight of the design and KATERINA, in particular.

The condition of this vessel will not disappoint. We invite your inspection, with early viewings recommended. She is priced reasonably and seriously offered for sale as the owners have their sights set on ‘the next one’!


  • Length: 45ft
  • Beam: 14' 0"
  • Year: 2009
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Volvo, 55 hp



  • Length Overall: 45.75 ft
  • Length Waterline: 40.00 ft
  • Length of Deck: 44.00 ft
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 6"
  • Beam Measure: 14' 0"


  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Engine Model: D2
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 2100
  • Engine Power: 55 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (155 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (66 Gallons)


The Dufour 45 Performance has a modern look, thanks to her sleek hull lines. She has the typical characteristics of the Dufour Performance Signature, is designed for fast cruising and also offers the advantages of a comfortable and spacious saiIing yacht.


Starting forward is the master cabin with centerline berth. This cabin is an amazing space with plenty of natural light and ventilation. Next aft to port is the master head with large separate stall shower.

The main salon features a large convertible dinette to port with settee berth to starboard. Aft to starboard is the Nav Station and across to port is the L-shaped Galley. The second head is aft to starboard. Twin guest cabins are all the way aft, port and starboard.

  • Large foldable saloon table with storage locker
  • Conversion for saloon table to double berth
  • Lee cloths on both saloon berths
  • Flat screen TV in salon
  • Pioneer stereo radio & DVD with Bluetooth output (new 2016)
  • Caframo Sirocco fans in all cabins, 3-speed with timers (new 2018)
  • All internal lights converted to LED including (3) that turn to red
  • Blue saloon lights near floor
  • Extra catches on all drawers, cupboards and locker lids
  • Sole boards all secured down
  • Extra access lockers under front cabin bed


  • 3-burner Eno propane oven/stove with grill, (2) aluminum 20lb tanks
  • DC powered refrigeration with custom insulation and freezer compartment
  • Fridge control unit that runs direct from 220v AC then 12 v when AC removed
  • Corian countertops with wood fiddles (new varnish 2019)


  • Forward head manual toilet with large stall shower
  • Aft head Jabsco electric (new 2019)
  • Holding tank vent filter (new 2021)
  • All head hoses replaced in 2019
  • Caframo Ultimate fan in rear head


  • (4) 125Ah AGM house batteries, 500Ah total (new Nov. 2019)
  • (2) 125Ah AGM bow thruster batteries (new Nov. 2019)
  • Starter battery (new 2018)
  • Victron Energy monitoring system (new 2019)
  • (2) 60 watt solar panels with house/starting battery switch
  • (2) 100 watt solar panels on bimini with Renogy controller (new 2019)
  • 220 and 110 AC power voltage support
  • Renogy 1000W inverter (new 2019) USB charging ports in all cabins
  • British 3 prong outlets throughout the interior (110v ‘US’ outlets directly off the Inverter)
  • Upgraded alternator 115amp


  • 12 in. Raymarine Chart Plotter w/ WiFi and Sonar- C127 (new 2015)
  • Raymarine HD RD418HD 18” Radar Antennae (new 2017)
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed, Depth
  • Raymarine  ST6002 Autopilot
  • Iridium GO! satellite communications w/ external antenna (new 2019)
  • Icom Handheld radio
  • Smart multi stage split charger for alternator by Sterling with remote panel
  • Retractable bow thruster by SidePower SR 100/185T (the larger option) with (2) 125Ah amp batteries
  • Eberspacher D5 heating (6) outlets
  • Raymarine RS125 external GPS receiver
  • ST60 wind & ST60 multidisplay on starboard side
  • ST70 multidisplay  port side (not operational)
  • ICOM ICM424 DSC VHF radio with ICOM command mike in cockpit (new 2018)
  • ICOM ICM25 handheld VHF (new 2016)
  • Vesper Marine XB8000 AIS class B transponder with NMEA WiFi output & own external GPS (new 2015)
  • Navtex ICS NAV6+ (Navtex weather+ instrument repeater) (not  operational)
  • Ocean Signal EPIRB1 (2017)
  • Tricolor in LED
  • Anchor light in LED
  • Navigation lights in LED


  • Unused spare mainsail (2016)
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker with cruising sock
  • Orange storm jib and storm trysail
  • Professional rig inspection Dec. 2017 (D2+D3s replaced 2017)
  • Winch handles
  • Facnor roller furling headstay
  • Main & 108 Genoa in Hydranet  (Dacron with a Dynema weave) (new 2016)
  • Main with 2 full battens & 3 reefing points
  • (2) Full sets, one set unused
  • Stack pack (new 2019)
  • #4 Blade jib in Dacron with hanks for inner forestay by Hyde (new 2011)
  • Dyform standing rigging
  • Running rigging in dynema
  • Adjustable genoa lead cars
  • Performance symmetrical spinnaker gear with aluminum pole & quarterblocks
  • Set of winches 48sta for spinnaker sheet & German mainsheet system
  • German mainsheet system - original superior leads with (4) Harken flip flop blocks
  • Platinum Pack
  • Tall mast (3) spreaders
  • Extra-long uprated topping lift as MOB aid with electric winch
  • (2) Extra clutches fitted for halyard winches
  • (2) Extra clutches fitted for preventors
  • Electric halyard winch 1400W
  • Uprated Facnur furling (new heavy-duty type)
  • Removable inner forestay with heavy duty 10mm stainless reinforcing, tied to bulkhead
  • Uprated double pad eye for pole down


  • Volvo D2 55hp, 2100 hours w/Sail drive
  • Sea water pump (new 2021)
  • 60 gallon fuel tank
  • Folding prop, 3-blade
  • Side Power bow thruster, retractable
  • Eberspacher D5 heating & (6) outlets (serviced 2019)
  • Katadyn 80e watermaker (new 2018)
  • Hot water heater, engine driven
  • (2) 80 gallon water tanks
  • Additional 40 gallons jerry jugs with cockpit locker storage
  • Tap at galley sink for direct feed from watermaker
  • Second automatic electronic bilge pump with extra float switch and alarm
  • Second portable manual bilge pump
  • Warning level indicator on holding tank
  • Gas alarm


As mentioned previously in the listing, a signature feature of the design both for sailing and recreation once anchored.  Room for a crowd of family and friends with many thoughtful touches to enhance comfort and ease of handling whilst operating the boat.

  • Ritchie compasses (new 2018)
  • Pioneer stereo with salon and cockpit speakers (Fusion cockpit speakers new 2018)
  • Cockpit shower, swim platform and ladder
  • Teak expandable cockpit table, refinished 2019
  • Black leather covered fastnet steering wheels- for that carbon look!
  • Remote by Quick for anchor windlass and halyard winch by starboard helm
  • Cockpit shower hot & cold
  • 12 volt outlet in cockpit
  • (2) Speakers in cockpit now upgraded to larger type
  • Cockpit portlight in rear cabins complete with removable mosquito panels
  • Deck light
  • VHF cockpit speaker
  • Magma stainless steel LPG BBQ


  • Full teak decks
  • Floorboards in Wenge
  • Quick windlass with bow and cockpit remotes (motor replaced 2019)
  • Quick chain counter (new 2016)
  • 150ft anchor chain (new 2020)
  • 20 kg Delta anchor with swivel
  • (4) Pad eyes in anchor locker to tie down anchor when stowed in locker for long passages or racing
  • Vent fitted to saiI locker hatch Lewmar type matching other hatch vents
  • Stainless steel security plate on washboard
  • Upgraded kicker to mast swivel (old type was too large for the pin)
  • Upgraded sheave pins for kicker (bolts instead of tubes & split pins)


  • Custom 3-hoop Dodger with zip-out window in Sunbrella Cadet Grey (new 2019)
  • Bimini with built-in solar in Sunbrella Cadet Grey (new 2019) with zip off shadings at rear and cover for folded up Bimini (2011)
  • Mainsail bag in Sunbrella Cadet Grey (new 2019)
  • Custom bow tent in Sunbrella Cadet Grey (new 2019)
  • Cockpit cushions in Sunbrella Horizon (new 2020)
  • Cockpit sun/rain shade with batons that zips to bimini for cockpit protection at anchor
  • Custom hatch covers, winch covers, wheel covers (new 2019)
  • Sun shades for side windows and companionway for storage
  • Portlight shades in black (2015)
  • Engine control panel cover
  • Main hatch cover
  • (2) Fishing rod covers
  • Cover for cockpit table
  • Cover for bow thruster control panel
  • Cover for LPG bottle in anchor locker
  • Staysail deck bag for covering stay sail while still hanked on


  • Ocean Signal life raft (ISO 9650) (last inspected 2018, expired 2021)
  • Lifesling (new 2018)
  • MOM (new 2019)
  • Jack lines & (6) safety tethers
  • (6) Lifejackets
  • Ocean Signal EPIRB1 (new 2017)
  • Backup manual bilge pump
  • 2-part marine ply storm wash boards
  • 12 volt search light
  • Fog horn
  • Throwing line in bag
  • 60’ tow rope, never used


Owner’s personal effects

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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