2015 Dufour 560GL

  • 56 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Brooklin, ME, US

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The Dufour 560GL is the 2015 Cruising World "Boat of the Year".  Like many of the new Dufour models that have been introduced over the last few years, the 560 has a very unique layout with three-cabins, three-heads and a forward bulkhead galley which allows the main salon to be at the widest part of the boat.  The deck layout makes short-handed sailing a dream with electric winches throughout, the sheets and control lines led directly to the helmsperson and a self-tacking jib.  Most importantly, "Caprice" shows like a brand new boat having been captain maintained, indoor stored and looked after with an open checkbook policy.  She is a must see at a fraction of the price of a new Dufour 56.


Basic Information

Brooklin, ME, US
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Umberto Felci
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Dimensions & Weight

56 ft - 17.07 meter
56 ft 3 in - 17.15 meter
16 ft 6 in - 5.03 meter
Draft - max:
7 ft 2 in - 2.19 meter
Bridge Clearance:
77 ft 5 in - 23.6 meter
Dry Weight:
38801 lbs


Cruise Speed:
10 MPH
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110 (Individual), 110 (combined)
Max Speed:
12 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
132 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
180 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
13 gallons - 3 tank(s)


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Design and Construction

Originally launched in February 2014

Named Cruising World magazine's "Boat of the Year" in 2015

Luxurious 56' cruiser with exceptional use of space both above and below deck

Optimized for coastal cruising and entertaining

Outstanding sailing performance in all conditions and wind angles for luxury cruiser

Elegant styling and materials

Legendary Dufour sailing performance and ease of handling

Stable and solidly constructed for comfortable offshore passages to exotic destinations

Forward galley position

Expansive cockpit and outside "summer" galley

Cockpit easily holds 10-12 people in comfort. Even with a large group, there is always somewhere to sit

Aft deck area is the best spot on the boat. Great view and perfect sitting height.

Furling main is easy to operate and provides surprisingly good performance.

Helm is well balanced with very light steering.

Tacking with self tacking jib and centerline mainsheet traveler is literally effortless.

Outdoor cooking feature is great fun for groups of all sizes

Felci Design

Plumb bow to Maximize waterline length

Hard chines in aft sections to improve stability and increase volume in cockpit and aft cabin

High freeboard for interior volume and headroom


Deck and Cockpit


  • Raised Bullwarks
  • Raises lifeline stanchions and bow pulpit to safer height
  • Provides high and strong foot brace when heeled over
  • Huge sail locker in bow accessed via deck hatch
  • Windlass and Chain Locker
  • Windlass deposits chain in locker directly below
  • Chain locker accessed via removable acrylic panel in forward end of sail locker
  • Flush deck hatches throughout for natural light and ventilation below
  • Large fixed windows to flood the main salon with natural light
  • Dorade vents for continuous fresh air ventilation below
  • Teak handrails
  • Under deck halyards runs to eliminate clutter
  • Stainless steel bow protection


  • Accommodate with comfort for cruising
  • Simplify sail handling
  • Entertain larger groups
  • Starboard side cockpit lazarette
  • Teak inlay cockpit seating
  • Teak cockpit floor and fold-down swim platform
  • Electric fold-down swim platform with wireless fob

Comfort Zones

  • Allow passengers to relax without interruption
  • Mid cockpit zone for seating & dining.
  • Settees 6'6" long
  • Convertible sunbed incorporated in port settee which doubles as a leeboard
  • Fiberglass cockpit table with real teak surface and drop leaves and integrated 12-volt refrigerator
  • Aft zone for sundeck.
  • Halyard tail bins for tidy line storage for all winches

Maneuvering Zones

  • Separate crew activity from relaxation areas.
  • Forward zone for halyard controls
  • Aft zone for helm and sheet controls
  • Twin helm stations for comfort and visability
  • Wide walk through space between wheels out to fold-down swim platform

Aft Deck

  • Big and comfortable
  • Plenty of seating space whether sailing or at the dock.
  • Great visibility in all directions
  • Completely clear of all line handling functions
  • Stainless central rail and lifelines for security
  • Propane "Plancha" grill under aft seat
  • Sink for easy clean up
  • Removable stainless steel rail on swim platform
  • Easy boarding from dinghy or dockside


  • Swim ladder folds up neatly

  •  Access to wet storage area and liferaft


3-cabin, 3-head layout -master stateroom forward

Main salon

  • 6' 8" headroom
  • Large fixed deck windows flood the salon with natural light
  • Forward galley position allows maximum space in social area
  • Real wood cabinetry and bulkheads throughout
  • Hardwood trim
  • Extreme storage capacity along both sides
  • Fixed hull ports at eye level when seated
  • Fixed Navigation table
  • Mast compression post placed out of saloon
  • 2 large deck hatches
  • Dorade vents
  • U-shaped dinette to port
  • Cream colored leather upholstery
  • Fixed bench side midships
  • Convertible into huge berth
  • L-shaped settee to starboard
  • Forward facing nav station to starboard with hideaway electronics space and AC-DC breaker panel, genset controls and inverter


  • Galley spans full beam of the boat to provide exceptional space and storage
  • Stand-up refrigerator-freezer
  • 3-burner propane gimballed stove with oven and Corian cover
  • Microwave oven
  • Nespresso machine
  • Corian countertops
  • Double stainless sinks
  • Drawer and cabinet storage throughout
  • Deck hatches


Master stateroom

  • Side-island walk around double berth to port - 6'6"
  • Settee and dressing table to starboard
  • Hanging locker to starboard
  • Dresser to starboard
  • Dresser drawers under berth
  • Upper shelving and cabinets
  • Large deck hatches
  • Fixed hull ports
  • LED interior lighting

Master head

  • Forward bulkhead ensuite head with separate stall shower
  • Stainless handrail
  • Large sink and Corian countertop
  • Electric flush head
  • Large mirror
  • 2 deck hatches
  • Storage cabinet

Aft Cabins

  • 2 matching aft cabins with double berths
  • Ample storage throughout
  • Plenty of natural light and ventilation

Aft Heads

  • Port aft head is accessed via the main salon or aft cabin and has a separate stall shower
  • Starboard head is ensuite
  • Electric flush heads

Sails and Rigging


  • 2 spreader aluminum mast - 77' 5" bridge clearance
  • Stainless wire standing rigging
  • Split backstay
  • Aluminum boom
  • Rigid boom vang


  • In-mast roller furling mainsail
  • 95% Self tacking jib makes for effortless tacking
  • Multiple sheeting points on clew for shape adjustment


  • Mainsheet Traveler with controls located on either side of cabin top
  • Upgraded cabin top winches size T-50 Electric
  • Port side self-tacking jib sheet
  • Upgraded primary winches size T-55 Electric for German mainsheet
  • Additional spinnaker winches on cockpit combings size T-55 Electric
  • Additional traditional genoa leads and adjustable leads on deck


  • Robust stainless steel frame with cosmetic FRP cover
  • Integrated Anchor Roller
  • Fixed attachment point for optional spinnaker or code zero sail tack


  • Dodger
  • Bimini
  • Connector
  • Cockpit table cover
  • Binnacle covers

  • Raymarine i70 MFD's at each helm
  • Raymarine touchscreen GPS plotters at each helm
  • Raymarine radar
  • Raymarine p70 autopilot
  • Plastimo compasses at each helm
  • VHF at nav station with RAM mic at helm
  • Fusion AM/FM/Bluetooth stereo with surround sound speakers in salon including sub-woofer and cockpit speakers

Mechanical and Electrical
  • Volvo 110hp diesel inboard engine with 4-blade feathering Maxprop
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • Electronic shift and throttle controls
  • Water-jet bow and stern thrusters
  • 115-amp alternator
  • Fisher Panda generator
  • Smart inverter-battery charger
  • 50-amp shorepower
  • Engine start battery
  • Genset start battery
  • 5 House batteries
  • Air conditioning and reverse-cycle heat - three zones

Keel and Rudder

Cast Iron keel with epoxy barrier coat

  • Large volume L-shaped bulb keel optimized to achieve maximum righting moment and stability with minimal drag


High aspect single rudder for low drag and exceptional control

Shape and structure engineered for:

  • Optimum balance
  • Responsiveness
  • Grip under high load
  • Drag minimization
  • Strength & durability


  • Stainless steel frame and shaft
  • GRP skins
  • Epoxy foam core


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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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(6961477)