Overview of Dufour 45E
When the Dufour 45E won Best Cruiser, 40 to 49 Feet, one of the judges commented, “You could race this boat to Bermuda with your buddies, then take the kids cruising up to Maine for three weeks, and it would be perfect for both.” This boat’s saucy performance coupled with amenities found in larger yachts makes this truly a dual-purpose yacht.
The flowing lines of the coach-roof, the uncluttered deck, a cockpit that’s broad for a big crew or entertaining, and high-quality deck fittings make this performance sailboat stylish and comfortable. Well planned ergonomics make it a cinch for single-handed sailing. At the helm, you have a thoroughbred racer in your hands. Above and below decks you have convertible features such as pop-up and fold out tables that make cruising enjoyable.
The interior design and furnishings impress by maximizing use of space and yielding a luxury feel to this mid-sized yacht. A roomy galley has a gimbaled stove, top- and front-loading fridge, and ample Corian counter space. The saloon offers a wraparound settee and dining table to port with another long settee at the other side. Modern styling and aesthetics make the space feel spacious and light.
- Overall length: 13.95 m
- Waterline length: 12.16 m
- Hull Length: 13.60 m
- Hull Beam: 4.30 m
- Light displacement: 10,637 kg
- Draft: 1.95 m
- Keel weight: 3,380 kg
- Fuel tank capacity: 250 L
- Fresh water capacity: 570 L
- Engine Power: 55 cv
- Total standard sail area: 113 m2