Dufour DNA

Design Signature and Dufour Yacht’s DNA

A yacht must meet many functions, they have to be safe with logical interaction of all controls. They should be beautiful whilst practical and easy to handle.  Finally they must have a strong sailing performance with a comfortable and well equipped interior. 

Dufour Yachts have evolved over the years but they have kept their strong aesthetics with stretched lines, simple, clean shapes that make them immediately recognisable.

  • Elegant and modern aesthetics
  • Space, security and good circulation around the deck
  • Easy handling with full control 
  • Smart unique and functional features
  • Contemporary Interiors
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Sailing Performance and Handling

  • Performance hulls developed for safe offshore sailing 
  • Stable hull shape with distinct chines to reduce heel
  • High aspect rig design and fully battened mainsails
  • Inclined boom for easy mainsail stowage and handling 
  • Traditional layout with halyard winches on coachroof
  • German mainsheet system for easy control of the mainsail
  • Self-tacking jib traveler for easy sailing 
  • Performance style steering wheels and pods 
  • Optional overlapping headsails with adjustable Genoa cars
  • Fixed bowsprits for  mounting downwind sails
  • Balanced rudders that grip well even in rough conditions
  • Torpedo keel bulbs improve righting moment and reduce drag
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Interior Features

  • Luminous and welcoming saloons
  • Forward Galley – 430 and up
  • Spacious and elegant master cabins
  • Numerous cabin layout options 
  • Solid wood finishing 
  • Quality Fabrics 
  • Corian countertops in galley and heads 
  • Large Fridge and Freezer capacities 
  • Optimised storage 
  • Large wine cellars 
  • Digital electronic control panels 
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Exterior Features

  • Large cockpit areas with long sunbathing seats 
  • Wide side decks for easy & safe circulation 
  • Closed aft cockpits for maximum seating and secure sailing
  • Large easy to use bathing platforms 
  • Functional cockpit tables 
  • Integrated BBQ and sink on models from 360 up
  • Helmsman backrest cushions for extra comfort at the wheel 
  • Telescopic tender davits on some models 
  • Premium bathing ladders with teak rungs 
  • Deck and cockpit courtesy lighting on certain models 
  • Premier cockpit and deck cushions
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Wide Range of Options and Extra’s

  • Performance Sail Packages
  • Self Tacking or overlapping headsails
  • Choice of engine options
  • Standard and shallow keel
  • 3 Interior Woodwork Options
  • Natural Teak or Permateek Options
  • Interior fabric options
  • Electronics Packs
  • Generator and Air conditioning
  • Bow and Stern Thrusters
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