2001 Dufour Atoll 6 5 Cabin


YACHT DETAILS: 2001 Dufour Atoll 6 5 Cabin








Deltaville, VA
$149,000 USD
50 ft
5.92 ft
16.5 ft
73 ft









5250 TDI
(1) 180|gallon
(1) 390|gallon

This 2001 50ft  Dufour Atoll 6, is a Philip Briand design. The owner took her to  St Martin during the winter of 2021, where he undertook a number of upgrades.  They returned to the USA, in June 2021.
The Dufour Atoll 6 is a ‘monomaran’.  It has all the features that people like in a catamaran, in a monohull. An integrated cockpit and salon, all on one level,  with open space down the middle of the boat, for easy movement. Vertical windows forward give excellent visibility and light. Step down into the 5 Cabins and 4 heads which are arranged in a mirror image.

The storage is phenomenal – under the central cabin sole (engine, tankage etc), under seats, beneath the helm floor and under counters.  Each cabin has a large clothes storage locker and double berth.  The two aft cabins have en-suite heads.

The rig is fractional with swept-back spreaders, fully battened, classic mainsail and furling genoa. It has a 5’11 draft & a spade rudder, so it sails well and can be taken into anchorages where you would not expect to take a boat of this size.

 The current owner of this Atoll 6 bought ‘Buloo’ in 2009 and since then has either replaced or rebuilt anything that needs it.  He has cruised the boat up and down the East Coast of the US for approximately 4 months each year and has stored it on the hard for the winter. Foresails are removed and stored for the winter, bottom is sanded and painted each Spring  (with top end Woolsey paint – high copper content).

2020 was the exception to that pattern.  However,  Buloo’s owner  returned to the US in January 2021; he sanded and painted the bottom, prepared her for a passage to St Martin and left Deltaville in early February. Buloo was anchored in Marigot Bay, St Martin during which time the owner undertook a number of upgrades.  (See below and in the full specifications.)

All upgrades have been done to the highest standards.  Buloo has the following equipment and upgrades:

4 x Renogy 100W Solar Panels (2021)

MMPT Solar regulator (2021)

8HP Yamaha Outboard (2021)

110′ new anchor chain (2021)

New water collection system from coachroof to tanks (2021)

Dyneema mainsail halyard (2021)

Woodwork in galley re-varnished (2021)

New plastic windows in cockpit side curtains (2021)

Wind Generator Refurbished (2021)

New refrigeration regulator (2021)

Bottom paint – non ablative (2021) 

New foredeck hatches (2020)

Champion 2000W PureSine Generator  (2014)

Frigidaire 5000BTU Portable Aircon unit  (2014)

Engine rebuilt 2013 (see Engine description)

Viking 6 pax Life Raft

Rolly Tasker Mainsail & Genoa (2008) used for 4 months p/a and dry stored

Dickinson Heater

Sirius Weather

AIS receiver

Sony SSB receiver

3 x New batteries (2018)

3 Anchors 

Parachute Anchor

Raytheon R10X Radar

Raymarine ST 7001 Autopilot

Garmin GPSMap 400 Chartplotter

AIS Receive

Sony SSB receiver


2 Dinghies (1 Mercury roll up. 1 Avon)

2 Outboard motors (3.5HP Yamaha/ 8 HP Yamaha)

2 Folding Bicycles

 and a lot more

If you are looking for something spacious and different, make time to see Buloo. Its the ideal monohull compromise for those who cannot get a catamaran for reasons of cost or logistics. It also offers more cabins (5) than most catamarans in this size range

  • Access from the water is onto the fold down transom. The cockpit, galley and nav station are all on the same level with an open, central area that runs from transom to the front of the galley/pilothouse.
  • Hard coachroof extends all the way to the back of the seating area with Vertical windows surround the forward part of the living space giving excellent visibility. 
  • Forward windows slide open for ventilation of the galley/navigation area.
  • Tables near the stern in ‘cockpit’ area – seats 12.
  • Cushions for seating area
  • Sunbrella sun protection awnings (aft and sides)
  • Companionways port and starboard midships to aft (double) cabins each w/ head,
  • Forward Frigoboat refrigerator and freezer to starboard (new electronic unit 2021)
  • large storage lockers to port.
  • Flat counter tops give large work surface
  • Galley (Stove and sinks) are port side forward. 
  • Force 10 3-burner stove w/ oven 
  • Single sink
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • The nav station and electronics are starboard forward. 
  • Step down between galley and nav station to forward accommodation
  • Cabinet with electrical panels located to port
  • Main cabin in the bow
  • 2 heads either side
  • 2 double cabins aft of heads
  • Beneath floor of salon is battery storage, tankage, general storage
  • Heater located forward between main cabin and starboard head
  • Storage in floor between helms
  • Step up on either side to dual helms
  • Storage below floor of helm
  • Magma BBQ and outboard motor mount on port stern rail
  • Seats mounted into stern rail
  • Wide side decks
  • Solid coachroof-cum-bimini
  • Handholds on coachroof
  • Water collecting set up from coachroof to tanks (new 2021)
  • Granny bars at mast
  • 2 Hatches in foredeck (above master cabin) (2020)
  • Sunken foredeck
  • Double anchor locker in floor of foredeck
  • Lofrans electric windlass
  • Double bow roller
  • Forestay attached to bowroller
  • Perch seat at bow
  • ROCNA 33kg Anchor w/ 200′ 1/2″ chain (chain new 2021))
  • COBRA 25kg Anchor anchor w/ 100′ 12/” chain (2001)
  • Danforth 25kg anchor w/ chain and rode
  • 4 x Renogy 100W Solar Panels (2021)
  • MPPT Regulator for solar panels  (2021)
  • 1 x 12V AGM Start Battery (2018)
  • 2 x 12V AGM House Batteries (2018)
  • Champion 2000W PureSine Portable Generator – low hours (2014)
  • Frigidaire 5000BTU Portable Aircon unit – low hours (2014)
  • Wind Generator (refurbished 2021)
  • Dividers
  • Davis Mark 15 Sextant
  • Rolly Tasker Battened Mainsail (2008)
  • Rolly Tasker furling Genoa 100% (2008)
  • w/ new UV cloth (fall 2019)
  • Dyneema mainsail halyard (2021)
  • Profurl Furler 
  • Lazy Bag for mainsail (2014) with Lazy Jacks
  • Single point mainsheet control on reinforced ‘arch’ – mid-boom
  • Spare halyard
  • Nanni Diesel 5250 TDI
  • 85 HP Turbo
  • 2013 engine rebuild – +/- 3500 hrs
  • During 2013 rebuild replaced:
  • Turbo charger, Heat exchanger, Hoses, Alternator, Engine mounts. Shaft bearing 
  • End of 2019 +/- 2500 hours since rebuild
  • MaxProp 
  • Parachute Sea Anchor for up to 40 000lbs (2001)
  • Viking 6 pax LifeRaft (bought 2014 – valid till 2020) 
  • 2 x PFD – water activated w/ light (2104)
  • 6 x Type 1 Life Jackets
  • 6 x safety harnesses
  • Lines (lots)
  • 6 x Fenders
  • Radar reflector
  • Mercury 2.8m  Roll up Dinghy w/ new cover in 2021
  • Avon Dinghy (lightly used)
  • 3.5 HP Yamaha outboard
  • 8 HP Yamaha outboard (2021)
  • 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 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.

    Jon and Anne Hutchings
    YaZu Yachting
    Deltaville, VA 23043


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