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All about Dufour brand

Dufour Yachts, created over 50 years ago by Michel Dufour in La Rochelle, has grown to be one of the major manufacturers of cruising sailboats. The company built its reputation on developing sailboats that are still gold standards to this day, like the Dufour 38 Classic or the Dufour 40.

The La Rochelle-based company distributes three major ranges :

The Grand Large series (which includes the Dufour 425 Grand Large) is built for coastal and offshore cruising; the Exclusive series helps yachters rediscover the pleasures of sailing with fairing that optimizes stability and a luxurious layout; and the Performance series, with its Dufour 40 Performance, is built for regattas and is also ideal for cruising.

Most of the models distributed by the Dufour brand are the work of the renowned naval architect Umberto Felci.

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Dufour: comfortable, high-performance sailboats

From the very first models designed and created to the most recent, boatbuilder has a wide selection of seagoing pleasure craft for you to choose from. The boats of the range be divided into various different categories that continue to become ever more refined with the passing nautical seasons.

How to go about purchasing your new boat

Before acquiring your new boat, take the time to carefully examine what type of amateur sailor you are by considering some simple but useful criteria:

  • The total budget for the purchase and maintenance of the boat
  • The type of sailing and type of waters: coastal, open seas, mixed?
  • Preferred uses: Fishing? Coastal sailing? River cruising? Watersports?

Looking for the perfect boat?

Impressed by the boats from the boatyard but none of the models offer exactly what you want as a seasoned sailor (or one in the making)? No need to panic! Band of Boats is here to help you. Whether you're on the lookout for a sea cruiser, a recreational fishing boat or simply a cabin cruiser, get ready to jump in with both feet and purchase your future new or used boat. We look forward to counting you amongst our community of passionate enthusiasts. Awaken the sailor sleeping inside you and prepare to write the first pages of your very own ship's log.

Ranges and models of DUFOUR