The target set for architect Umberto Felci and the Dufour Yachts Design Office was to come up with something even better than the Dufour 40. What a challenge! And they more than came up with the goods!
Its many qualities speak for themselves : finesse, precision, exciting sailing.
Take a look at :
cruising/racing deck layout, suitable for sailing with a full or reduced crew, out on the open sea or between two buoys;
below decks, the refinement and quality of Dufour Yachts’ interiors.
All adding up to a fast boat for racing or just for the pleasure of skimming through the water; which at the same time lets you enjoy proper cruising in comfort.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 12.35 m
Beam: 3.89 m
LWL: 10.76 m
Maximum Draft: 2.10 m
Displacement: 17527 kgs
Dry Weight: 8525 kgs
Engine Option 1: 1x
Fresh Water Tanks: (380 Litres)
Fuel Tanks: (200 Litres)
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Hull: Hand-laminated in polyester/glassfibre; sides made from vacuum-bonded PVC foam core sandwich.
Decoration: Decorative grey stripes on hull.
Gelcoat: NPG gelcoat with first mat impregnated with NPG resin forming an optimum barrier against osmosis.
Structure: Hull bottom counter-moulded, floors laminated into the hull.
Deck: Sandwich with injected PVC foam core
Ballast: Keel bolts bear on stainless back-plates
Rudder:Semi-elliptical shape, filled with closed-cell epoxy foam.
Rudder stock:Solid stainless steel.
Steering: Self-aligning roller bearings with ball-bearing sheaves
Shroud chain-plates: Single stainless chainplate for cap shrouds/aft lower shrouds, including an eye for fixing extra control lines.
Safety chainplates: Safety harness chainplates in cockpit floor
Chainplates: Asymmetrical spinnaker tack ring forward of forestay
Midships mooring cleats: 2
Mooring cleats: 4
Rubbing strips: 6 stainless, on hull sheerline
Fuel deck fillers: 1
Water deck fillers: 2
Mainsheet tracks: On cockpit floor with car adjustment lines.
Genoa tracks: With plunger cars.
Pulleys:2 genoa sheet return pulleys with built-in jamcleat and attachment plate for spinnaker fly pulley.
Through-deck fitting: Stainless, for electrical cables, swan-neck.
Deck organizers: 2 deck organizers for halyard returns.
Halyard winches: 2 halyard winches on cabin roof.
Sheet winches: 2 Genoa sheet winches
Jamcleats: 2 rows ofjamcleats port/ starboard level with the companionway
Furler line jamcleats: 1 at aft end of sidedeck
Hatch covers: Polyester hatch cover forward of the companionway
Cockpit bench seats: Slatted teak
Lockers: 2 large side lockers, lids with fixing for padlock.
Helm: 2 steering wheels
Helm console: 2, aluminium
Engine control: Engine control panel and lever to starboard
Compasses: 2 on coaming aft .
Gas locker: On port side.
BIB locker: “Life raft stowage in dedicated locker in cockpit, aft.”
Shower: Cold water.
Shore supply: Socket to stbd in cockpit
Cockpit floor: Cockpit floor in polyester, slightly concave, with solid wood toe-boards
Emergency tiller: Head of rudder stock beneath helmsman’s floor for fitting the emergency tiller
Configurations: L-shaped on port side of companionway
Worktop: In GCorian®C synthetic resin with wooden fiddle.
Sink: Stainless, twin bowls with Corian®C synthetic resin covers, one of which can be used as a chopping board
Water: Hot and cold pumped water with chrome-plated brass single-lever mixer tap.
Gas cooker: 2-burner cooker with oven on gimbals, with stainless rail
Crockery storage: Dowels to retain crockery when heeling.
Refrigerator access: From side and via the worktop.
Storage - 3 closed cubby-holes - Under sink with waste bin - Outboard lower unit with cutlery drawer and sliding vegetable baskets. - With 3 sliding Plexiglas bins, with bottle rack under floor.
Waste bin: Sort compartments
Other: Light and ventilation provided by an opening port and ceiling lights over galley.
Rigging and Sails
Mast: Anodized aluminium with 2 levels of swept spreaders
Rigging: 9/10 fractional
Mast stepping: On keel.
Lights: Anchor and masthead lights.
Topping lift: Boom topping lift cleat.
Boom: Anodized aluminium fitted with 2 quick-reefers.
Standing rigging: Discontinuous in single-strand and Dyform* stainless cable, chrome-plated bronze rigging screws, comprising: forestay, backstay, cap shrouds, inter and lower shrouds.
Mast collar: Aluminium, with synthetic gasket and halyard return pulleys.
Backstay: Backstay adjusted with stay tensioner.
Running rigging: Running rigging in pre-stretched textile (Dyneema available as option), including: main and genoa halyards, boom topping lift, main and genoa sheets, mainsheet car and downhaul adjustments, reef lines and furling line.