Recently announced the New Dufour 44 will be unveiled for the first time at the Dusseldorf Boat Show at the end of January 2024 with the first hulls hitting the water during the summer.
An evolution of the 41, Dufour have kept with tradition using Felci Yachts for the hull design but again brought in Luca Ardizio to create a spacious and luxurious interior.
On the water you will find a yacht that offers precise and easy handling whilst maintaining all the performance you expect from Dufour. The extended hull chines enable the yacht to sail even flatter than previous models ensuring that the experience is even more comfortable for everyone on board.
What has changed with the latest hull designs is the additional volume we can achieve which is immediately noticed as soon as you go below decks.
A new feature on the 44 is the double access into the cockpit from the bathing platform and as you step onboard from the transom you will really appreciate the amount of cockpit space that is offered.
The now familiar integrated Gas BBQ/Plancha sits hidden under the rear cockpit seats and with the bathing platform lowered this extends the useful space even further creating the perfect spot for cooking and preparing food.
The generous beam now extends further forward as well as aft creating wider side decks and a spacious foredeck which are easy to navigate and remain free of lines, genoa tracks and halyards.
The main sailing controls are handled near to the helm from two winches aft and with greater space in front of the helm station handling the sails and access onto the side decks is considerably easier.
The instruments are housed at each of the helms on pods which offer solid grab handle to hold on to when at sea. The newly designed cockpit table is both solid and practical with excellent storage.
As is common to all Dufour Yachts, the low goose neck position allows for easy handling of the mainsail when reefing and stowing the sail.