Dufour Yachts

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After a long pause, we continue here with Dufour Yachts, a company founded in 1964 by Michel Dufour, an engineer with a love of sailing. The shipyard is in La Rochelle, France.

They do now two classes of sailing yachts, Performance and Grand Large. Both are for cruising in comfort.

There are three types of Performance, the 36, the 40E and the 45E.

I’m not advertising any of them, so everything outside technical details or pictures are personal opinions.

Dufour Performance 36 ext

Dufour Performance 36 ext

Length overall 10,99 m / 36′
Length waterline 10,21 m / 33′ 6″
Hull length 10,99 m / 36′
Hull width 3,61 m / 11′ 10″
Displacement 6 400 kg / 14,109 lbs
Draft 2,20 m / 7′ 2″

Dufour Performance 36 saloon

Dufour Performance 36 saloon

Mainsail surface 72,1 m² / 776 Ft²
Water capacity 220 L / 53 Gal
Fuel tank capacity 90 L / 24 Gal
Engine 40 KW / 30 HP
Certification CE Category A

Dufour Performance 36 layout

Dufour Performance 36 layout

As you see, the 36 has two cabins. A price I found is €120k.

Dufour Performance 40E ext

Dufour Performance 40E ext

Length overall 12,35 m / 40′ 6″
Length waterline 10,76 m / 35′ 3″
Hull length 11,99 m / 39 ‘ 4″
Hull width 3,89 m / 12′ 9″
Displacement 7 950 kg / 17,651 lbs
Draft 1,75 m / 2,10 m / 6’10″ / 5′ 8″

Dufour Performance 40E interior

Dufour Performance 40E interior

Mainsail surface 88 m² (mât standard) / 93 m² (mât long) / 980 Ft² (std mast) / 1,022 Ft² ( tall mast)
Water capacity 360 L / 95 Gal
Fuel tank capacity 200 L / 54 Gal
Engine Volvo 40cv / 55cv
Certification CE Category A
Price €155k.
The difference from 36 is that you can opt for a double cabin in the aft, or two cabins in the aft.

Dufour Performance 45E exterior

Dufour Performance 45E exterior

Length overall 13,95 m / 45′ 9″
Length waterline 12,16 m / 39′ 11″
Hull length 13,60 m / 44′ 7″
Hull width 4,30 m / 14′ 1″
Displacement 10 870 kg (lest standard) / 10 640 kg (lest long) / 23,964 Lbs
Draft 1,95 m / 2,30 m / 6′ 4″ (std shoal) / 7′ 6″ (opt deep)
Mainsail surface 113 m² (mât standard) / 1,216 ft²
Water capacity 530 L / 140 Gal
Fuel tank capacity 250 L / 66 Gal
Engine Volvo 55cv
Certification CE Category A
Price: €232k.
Three cabins for the 45E.

They build five models of Grand Large: 335, 380, 410, 450 and 500.

Dufour Grand Large 335 - view from the mast

Dufour Grand Large 335 – view from the mast

Length overall 10.28 m
Length waterline 9.00 m
Hull length 9.98 m
Hull width 3.49 m
Displacement 5450 kg
Draft 1.90 m
Mainsail surface 54.10 m²
Water capacity 220 L
Fuel tank capacity 160 L
Engine
Certification CE Category A
Two cabins, for this one. Price €87k.

Dufour Grand Large 380 aft view

Dufour Grand Large 380 aft view

Length overall 11.19 m / 36’8″
Length waterline 9.89 m / 32’5″
Hull length 10.9 m / 35′ 9″
Hull width 3.85 m / 12′ 8″
Displacement Lest court = 7160kg / Lest long = 7060kg / 14,740 Lbs
Draft 1.90 m / 1.60 m / 5′ 3″ (opt shoal) 6′ 3″ (std deep)
Mainsail surface GV = 31m² / Génois 140% = 35m² / Spi = 90m² / 720 Ft²
Water capacity 380 L / 100 Gal
Fuel tank capacity 200 L / 52 Gal
Engine 30 cv
Certification CE Category A
They tend to be short, but the 380 can have three or two cabins. Price €120k.

Dufour Grand Large 410 exterior

Dufour Grand Large 410 exterior

Length overall 12.35 m
Length waterline 11.15 m
Hull length 11.98 m
Hull width 4.2 m
Displacement 9 430 kg
Draft 2.1 m
Mainsail surface 71 m²
Water capacity 380 L
Fuel tank capacity 200 L
Engine 40 cv
Certification CE Category A
Price €144k.

Dufour Grand Large 450 exterior

Dufour Grand Large 450 exterior

Length overall 13,5 m / 44′ 3″
Length waterline 11,92 m / 39′ 1″
Hull length 13,25 m / 43′ 6″
Hull width 4,35 m / 14′ 3″
Displacement 10 761 kg / 22,770 Lbs
Draft 1,95 m / 2,30 m / 5′ 10″ (opt shoal) / 7′ 3″ (std deep)

Luxurious cabin in Dufour Grand Large 450

Luxurious cabin in Dufour Grand Large 450

Mainsail surface 98,5 m² / 1,060 Ft²
Water capacity 570 L / 125 Gal
Fuel tank capacity 250 L / 66 / Gal
Engine 55 cv
Certification CE Category A
Three or four cabin layouts to choose for the 450 Grand Large. Price €196k.

The largest model seems to be the 500 Grand Large.

Dufour Grand Large 500

Dufour Grand Large 500

Length overall 14,91m
Length waterline 13,67m
Hull length 14.75m
Hull width 4,80m
Displacement 14 200kg
Draft 2.30m
Mainsail surface 100.8m²
Water capacity 660L
Fuel tank capacity 500L
Engine 75cv
Certification CE Category A
Price €278k.

Dufour Grand Large 500 saloon

Dufour Grand Large 500 saloon

Prices are suggestions from a Greek yacht broker. He suggested some services (including transportation) on top of them. Pictures are all from the same site, the US version of Dufour Yachts (link in the first paragraph). I hope you enjoyed the post. I also hope to write here considerably often.

 

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