THE SLEEK DUFOUR 45E STRETCHES OUT ELEGANTLY AND POWERFULLY, LEAVING ITS PLAYMATES FAR ASTERN.
The flowing lines of the coach-roof, the uncluttered deck, a cockpit that’s broad yet offers good protection… High-quality deck fittings coupled with Dufour ergonomics enable everyone to handle this boat easily. At the helm, nothing can stop you — you have a thoroughbred racer in your hands.
The interior impresses with the space and fittings worthy of a large cruising yacht. Many experienced sailors have noticed its superiority in this respect, compared with yachts that aim for comfort alone.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 13.95 m
Beam: 4.30 m
LWL: 12.16 m
Maximum Draft: 1.95 m
Dry Weight: 10637 kgs
Engine Option 1: 1x
Fresh Water Tanks: (570 Litres)
Fuel Tanks: (250 Litres)
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Hull:Hand-laminated in polyester/glassfibre; sides made from vacuumbonded PVC foam core sandwich.
Decoration: Decorative stripes on the 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 piston cars.
Pulleys: 2 sheet turning blocks.
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: 3 large side lockers, lids with fixing for padlock.
Helm: Wheel in stainless steel.
Helm console: 2, aluminium
Engine control: Engine control panel and lever to starboard
Compasses: 2 on coaming aft .
Instrumentation: On aft cockpit coaming.
Gas locker: On port side.
Stern door: Opening, with built-in bathing ladder
BIB locker: On aft cockpit coaming.
Shower: Hot/cold water.
Shore supply: Socket to Stbd in cockpit
Bathing ladder: Stainless
Cockpit floor: Non-slip polyester cockpit floor.
Emergency tiller: Head of rudder stock beneath helmsman’s floor for fitting the emergency tiller
Configurations: L-shaped on port side of companionway
Worktop: ‘Corian®’ synthetic resin with wooden fiddle.
Sink: Stainless, twin bowls with GCorian®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: 3-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 separate bottle rack under floor.
Waste bin: Sort compartments.
Rigging and Sails
Mast: Anodized aluminium with 2 levels of swept spreaders / Performance profiled mast (option).
Rigging: 9/10 fractional
Mast stepping: On keel.
Lights: Anchor and masthead lights.
Removable forestay: Removable inner forestay available as an option.
Topping lift: Boom topping lift cleat.
Boom: Anodized aluminium, fitted with 2 rapid reefers.
Downhaul: Rigid boom vang, with tackle led back to cockpit.
Furler: Genoa furling system with drum below deck
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 pulley plate.
Backstay: Backstay adjusted with stay tensioner.
Mainsail: Mainsail with logo, in high tenacity fabric, with 2 wide reef strips.