Dufour Yachts has been based in La Rochelle, France since 1964. Our shipyard produces about 350 monohull cruising sailboats annually and today offers 10 different models from 31 to 56 feet that are distributed in more than 30 countries around the world.
Dufour yachts are well recognized for exceptional sailing qualities, contemporary styling, abundant on board comfort amenities, and robust construction.
A fine art : optimizing the performance of hull shape wrapped around a voluminous cruising interior is no easy task.
We combine scientific analysis and creative problem-solving to deliver outstanding sailing performance that defines the essence of Dufour Yachts.
Maintaining the designed hull shape under load to withstand extreme conditions is a function of the hull rigidity.
Dufour’s self aligning system allows the stock to pass through a spherical plastic knuckle which is housed in a machines aluminum body. As the rudder stock bends under load, the knuckles rotate within the body. The stock rotates evenly inside the bearing surface, reducing friction for smooth and easy steering.
Decks are designed to combine maximum comfort and pure navigation pleasure. Spacious and ergonomic cockpits, easy circulation around side decks and clean deck plans.
Because a yacht is also a living space, we propose you various layouts adapted to your needs in order to guarantee a unique comfort in all conditions.
With 23 models designed for production by Dufour, the partnership has entered a new era as the Felci Group talents are enhanced by Dufour’s product development team to deliver uncompromising comfort and performance.
From a series of mini-transat racers to 80’ fast cruisers, over 70 designs have amassed a collection of awards from every major evaluative body in the world.
They are all dreamers, inventors, creators. Born with a love of the sea in their veins, sailors at heart, their mission is to traverse land and sea to look and listen, and come back home to share their intuitions and their discoveries, to put their imaginations together in order to give birth to the next generation of sailing yachts.
Their objective: nothing less than to take sailing to new heights by optimizing the fundamentals of design, performance, and comfort. Very few people anywhere are as experienced as these craftsmen, who represent flair and vision personified.
Every year, they push back the limits of what is possible to offer the ultimate sailing pleasure bearing the name of Dufour.
Our yachts are entirely constructed and certified in our boatyard, in La Rochelle. Each model in a guarantee of solid construction and cleaned finish.