Dufour Yachts and Sailboats

Dufour is one of the major worldwide sailboat manufacturers. In 1964, Michel Dufour decided to set up his own shipyard. He was an engineer and a sailing enthusiast from La Rochelle, France.

Michel Dufour firmly believed that sailing would reach new levels due to the advancement of new technologies and innovations, embodying a pioneering and venturesome spirit. Taking sailing pleasure to new heights was his resolution. Dufour Yachts are amongst the biggest shipyards in the world with a manufacturing capacity of more than 18.000 m².

Dufour Yachts aim is to create a realistic brand image and subsequently,  raise the sails a little higher with its Prestige yachts that were unique and had luxurious and contemporary interiors. Dufour Yachts then revised its image and created an entirely new Dufour Classic range that was designed to make cruising as enjoyable as possible. In association with the famous naval architect, Umberto Felci, the Performance range was created in 2002 and Grand Large range in 2003. The Dufour Performance yachts were perfect for racing and the Dufour Grand Large yachts were for cruising. Both these ranges fulfilled a different need to greatly please all sailing enthusiasts.

Dufour Yachts' sailboats designs are characterized by strong aft sections, well-balanced hull shapes, less dampened surface areas and many add-ons for cruising. Dufour yachts are set apart from other brands because of its unique design and it swiftly attracts all sailing enthusiasts. Dufour sailing yachts are originated, designed and produced at the company's headquarters in La Rochelle, France.

The Range

Dufour range includes:

Dufour Yachts selects only the best quality materials and its unique professional expertise assures sailing yachts of matchless quality. Dufour is noted in particular for its use of meticulous methods and approaches including lamination by hand, meticulous assembly, refined joinery and detailed controls. Select from over 100’s of Dufour Boats listed for sale at www.rightboat.com and step aboard for a quality ride on water experiencing comfort and quality performance with elegance. We have a wide range of global Boats for Sale available, search or sell your yacht fast and easily online, here at rightboat.com. 

 

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FAQs

1. Who is the founder of Dufour and when was it founded?

Dufour’s founder is Michel Dufour and it was founded in the year 1964.

2. Where is the Headquarters of Dufour located?

The Dufour headquarters is in La Rochelle, France.

3. What is the name of the parent organization of Dufour?

The name of the parent company of Dufour is Fountaine-Pajot.

4. What are the special features of the Grand large range?

The Grand Large range is designed for cruising. It gives a pleasurable experience at all times. On these cruising sailboats, the ocean lovers are sure to experience the feeling of ultimate freedom. The hull, both above and below deck, is designed to provide the best balance between sailing experience and space onboard. This yacht is definited to satisfy sailors who are looking for performance and an ultimate sailing experience.

The Grand Large range consists of 8 models:

Grand Large 310 - 9.67 m
Grand Large 360 - 10.73 m
Grand Large 382 - 11.25 m
Grand Large 390 - 11.93 m
Grand Large 412 - 12.70 m
Grand Large 430 - 13.24 m
Grand Large 460 - 14.15 m
Grand Large 520 - 15.20 m

5. What are the special features of the Exclusive range?

Exclusive Range redefines the boundaries of what is achievable, the pleasure of sailing and life on board a luxury yacht. It guarantees balance, stability and utmost performance, manifesting the most majestic of designs.

The Exclusive range consists of 2 models:

Exclusive 56 - 17.15 m
Exclusive 63 - 19.20 m

6. What are the special features of the Performance 36?

The 10.99 m, Performance 36 is extremely easy to handle, highly innovative, with each element designed to ensure swift sailing. Performance yachts offer plenty of speed and emotions giving you the ultimate pleasure of being in control of your race. Its speed guarantees sailing thrills without compromising on comfort and combines top performance with onboard comfort, high-quality materials and equipment functionality. From racing to cruising, Performance yachts are perfect for all types of sailing.

7. What are the special features of the Drakkar 24?

The 7.00 m, Drakkar 24 is the perfect day boat by Dufour yachts, designed by Umberto Felci. It is a small, attractive, dependable, easy to handle sailboat, ready to take on the seas with an attractive,  fast, balanced and stable hull. This compact sailboat has an open cockpit and ultra long seats, making it a perfect vessel for novices and can carry up to seven people at a time. It is recognized as an ideal boat for novices of all ages because of its ease of use.