About this Sailboat:
The Arpege was designed by Michael Dufour in 1966 as the first of his volume production boats. It quickly gained a reputation in Half Ton Cup racing. However, it was also a spacious boat, with a very broad beam for its time, as a review in 1966 commented ” it is astonishing how much space below the increase in beam makes.”
With an overall length of 9.25m (30 ft 4 inch), beam of 3.02m (9 ft 11 inch), a draft of 1.35m (4 ft 5 inch) and a displacement of 3,632Kg (8,000lb), it is a substantial craft.
Three washboards and a sliding hatch with a garage give access to the accommodation. Two steps take you onto the engine cover and then the sole. At the foot of the companionway, the navigation area is to starboard and the galley to port. The chart table has a large sloping top chart table, with a large tray below. The galley and navigation area can be closed off from the rest of the cabin. The saloon has two settees with storage below and pilot berths outboard. The forepeak , which is unlined, contains the heads, storage and a sail-bin. Check out review on SAILING Magazine…
Equipment on Board:
Two mains both fair, Genoa 155, 110, all fair to good, Asymmetrical new, Symmetrical spi fair. Depth, wind instruments need repair. Auto bilge pump new, manual pump. Galley and head manual pump, bulkhead compass. Electrical system good.
Perkins 18 HP 3 Cyl. installed new in 2001, rarely used, about 20 hours.