Dufour have deviated away from the normal hand laminated methods of hull construction and employed the same method used for the decks known as infused or resin injection moulding. This creates a stronger & stiffer hull which leads to better performance especially upwind.
The Easy version is a simple layout, primarily aimed at the charter market or anyone after a more basic equipment package.
The Ocean model is the more traditional cruising layout with halyards and control lines lead to the coachroof and sheets to the helm.
The Performance option changes the mast & keel configuration as well as adding more winches and is aimed at the regatta sailor.
Ample deck storage is available via the cockpit deck lockers as well as a large space under the cockpit floor and another deck locker forward.
There is plenty of seating and an option to add in a sun bed on the aft deck.
Each helm station has a dedicated location for for a complete range of navigation equipment. Their outboard position offers great all round visibility and the waist height throttle allows easy control when manoeuvring.
The optional two-section bimini allows better visibility for the helmsman and unobstructed headroom when using the step provided just ahead of the wheels for accessing the side deck.
Both helm seats lift up to give access to the big fold down bathing platform and outdoor galley / BBQ, an ideal entertaining space.
The forward part of the cockpit allows plenty of space for entertaining around the generous cockpit table.