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A Rare Offering

  • Year: 1992
  • Current Price: US$ 239,000
  • Located in Annapolis, MD
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type:
  • YW# 50186-3549607
  • Not For Sale in US Waters
  • Courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS

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On Display at the  
at Port Annapolis Marina Annapolis, Maryland 
October 10th – 14th from 9 am – 6 pm Daily




Her  build and attention to construction, design and detail equal a Hallberg-Rassy, Nautor Swan. She is over-built from bottom up. A turn-key go anywhere world ocean voyager. She will definitely not disappoint. This Listing Broker was pleasantly surprised upon his inspection. Sellers wish to move onto their next adventure. If you're thinking about sailing away on a big powerful ocean voyager that needs nothing except a new crew, here is your chance.

The Dufour 56 Center Cockpit is an incredible very fast sailing boat. At 56 feet and 35,500 lbs displacement and the sail area to drive her at hull speed, she is an exhillerating ride. She is custom rigged with an inner forestay with a roller furling headsail in addition to the furling genoa she is ready for ocean sailing. With three magnificent staterooms and loads of space she can carry all you need to take you anywhere you want to go. Dufour Yachts was founded by Michel Dufour who was an engineer and sailing enthusiast. It is of course French and he built his factory in La Rochelle France. In La Rochelle which is nestled in the Southwest of France on the Bay of Biscay, it often blows 35 knots on any given afternoon. It is not unusual to see small boats running out of the harbor for a windy sail. The Dufour 56 is the flagship of Dufour Yachts. Michel Dufour has always believed  that sailing should continue to embody a pioneering and adventurous spirit. He is determined to take sailing pleasure to new heights by embracing new technology. After 50 years, the company continues to move with the times embracing of new technologies and innovative materials, He was also a sailor who appreciated performance.

The Dufour 56 is designed as an extremely well balanced hull shape with a powerful aft section for lift and minimal wetted surface for drive. With 54.5 feet of waterline length she is virtually all waterline. She is designed for performance on all points of sail with speed and manoeuvrability whether you want to go race around the buoys or traverse the oceans of the world. The Dufour 56 has performed amazing well in ocean racing and she is a cruisers joy because she really sails. The Dufour 56 Center Cockpit is a modern performance cruiser first designed in the mid nineties.

Our current offering, Liopin was built in 1993 for her current owners. She is one of the first boats in the Grande Large series. She is modern, sleek and very sexy. The hull and rig are designed for fast cruising, ease of handling in secure comfort. The life raft is stowed on the stern, which is a good spot for an offshore sailor. There is equal attention to the amenities that so many modern cruisers and families have come to need and expect including a large cockpit and swim step transom. All this comfort and she leisurely makes 200 mile days with a 250 mile day within reach.

The interior is equally pleasing with its Mahogany paneling highlighted by natural light from all the large hatches and opening ports. The Dufour 56 can accommodate six adults in three beautiful staterooms each with its own head. The beautiful main salon provide comfortable  dining for six to eight people. With the starboard side settee sofa there is plenty of lounging space. The spacious walkthrough galley to port is workable for a crowd. The master stateroom up forward has a beautiful spacious king sized V berth with an ensuite head and a separate shower. The two double aft cabins and aft head provide wonderful accommodations for family cruising.

Liopin has been upgraded for ocean passagemaking! She has incredible owners who have sailed her far and maintained her in perfect order and it all shows. In 1999 Liopin enjoyed a total refit complease with a new 100 hp Volvo diesel and and new Westerbeke 6kw generator and new Elstom sails. In 2014 she was treated to all new rigging, a new cabin sole and new electronics plus a flat screen TV. This is what it really takes to maintain a boat! She was recently inspected by the listing broker who was quite overwhelmed by her condition and upgradeds for real ocean sailing. She is the kind of boat you want to buy. For six months each year she was stored on the hard meticulously “put to bed” properly and each year she was fully commissioned and gone over with a fine toothed comb. Indeed, this is the kind of boat you want to buy. She is totally equipped and ready to go as she has had the benefit of significant investment by her knowledgeable owners who equipped her for very comfortable cruising.  


  • Repowered in 1999 with Volvo diesel 100 hp
  • New Elstrom Sails 1999
  • New standing rigging 2014
  • All new running rigging 2014
  • Keel and rudder inspected each year
  • King Cobra rack and pinion steering
  • Three private sleeping cabins!
  • Three heads, one with stall shower
  • Full batten mainsail 2014 with reefing system in the cockpit
  • Stackpac lazy bag
  • Three spinnakers
  • Roller furling genoa Elstrom Sails
  • All control lines led to the cockpit with line stoppers
  • Full dodger, bimini and connector 2011
  • Bow thruster
  • Washing machine
  • Water Maker
  • Three refrigerators
  • Ice maker
  • New electronics – Furuno radar and plotter
  • New dinghy 2018 stows under the boom

Creature Comforts

  • Flat screen TV DVD
  • Stereo with Radio and CD player
  • Interior and Cockpit speaker system
  • Ice maker
  • Bow thruster
  • Aft deck shower
  • Swim step boarding ladder
  • Air conditioning

These are the kind of owners you want to buy a boat from. They are very accomplished sailors and lifelong boat owners. They report that they have truly enjoyed cruising Liopin six months of each year and caring for her as their home and their ship throughout. They love how the boat sails so well in light air and the fact that she is so responsive and easily sailed by just a couple. Of course they have rigged the boat to make her safe and even easier to sail as well as for comfort and safety.   

This Dufour 56 Liopin is a proven vessel that had been upgraded for cruising and passagemaking; If you are looking for a really great sailing cruising boat you should surely give Liopin your consideration. You will be impressed when you see her! She is priced to sell so don't wait. Call now!


Interyacht is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by David Walters Yachts.