50 years of yachting passion
About Dufour monohulls
Since 1964, Dufour Yachts has established itself worldwide as an avant-garde, pioneering brand. The company found its beginning when a young Michel Dufour discovered the new construction material, polyester. As both an engineer and a competition sailor with a passion for yachts, his idea to construct a boat made of polyester took form with the building of the transportable yacht “Sylphe”. Within a year his newly formed company skyrocketed with orders for 20 units.
By 1971 the company was manufacturing on an industrial scale, producing more than 300 boats per year under its new company name, Dufour SA. The 1980s ushered in a new era of luxury yachts with the Dufour Lacoste model, and later the Dufour Prestige.
Over the years, Dufour continued to develop revolutionary designs with classically elegant lines and unprecedented interior comfort. Michel Dufour’s vision, trailblazing ideas, and legendary designs have not only revolutionized sailboat construction techniques but also made sailing more widely accessible.
Dufour Yachts are 100% made in the company’s La Rochelle, France shipyard, with nearly 400 yachts delivered each year. Dufour monohulls range from 31- to 56-feet, and still reflect Michel Dufour’s vision of ultimate performance and comfort under sail.
Redefining the boundaries of what is possible.
Why Choose a Dufour Monohull?
Quality Made in France
Dufour production quality has achieved worldwide renown. With all design and construction housed in their La Rochelle yard, build quality and the whole supply chain is closely controlled. Experts with a passion for their trade, the Dufour team works tirelessly to build solid and reliable boats that demonstrate an extraordinary level of craftsmanship. Thus, between a meticulous assembly, sophisticated carpentry and thorough checks, a Dufour sailboat embodies the shipbuilding excellence that French production is known for.
Felci Yacht Italian Design
The reputation of famous Italian naval architect Umberto Felci is known worldwide, with hundreds of successful projects from racing boats to one designs, and corroborated by numerous international awards. Felci and the Dufour Design Office have collaborated to design hulls of exceptional balance and quality, resulting in yachts that are coveted by sailing enthusiasts for their comfort and uncompromising performance.
Sensational Cruising Comfort
Dufour sailboats are designed for the ultimate in comfortable and responsive cruising. On deck, each area is optimized for superior mooring comfort, with perfectly situated cushioned loungers and ergonomically planned usability. Dufour also originated the cockpit with an “exterior galley” which integrates a barbecue and sink for enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. Ingenious solutions for distinctive onboard living.
Dufour Yachts for Sale
We sell a variety of Dufour boats, in addition to a range of other brands, including Bali, Wauquiez, Nautitech, Fountaine Pajot, Aquila, Jeanneau, Lagoon and Beneteau. Get in touch with one of our expert advisors to find out more.