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Dufour Classic 30

Brief details


Dufour Yachts, La Rochelle, France

A modern small cruiser, the Dufour 30 Classic is the smallest of the 'Classic' range from Dufour. Early boats, as with the example illustrated here, had an open-plan saloon, but later boats offered the option of a separate enclosed forecabin.


30' 0"

Sail area

441 sq ft


26' 4"




9' 9"


open plan saloon and single aft cabin in early boats,some later boats also have an enclosed forecabin


3' 10 "shallow fin, 4' 8" medium fin or 5' 1" deep fin"




8,026 lbs


usually a Volvo 2020 diesel


2,346 lbs



Keel type

Bulbed fin keel and spade rudder

The Dufour Classic 30 was designed for Dufour by Olivier Poncin and J & J Designs in 1996, and was one of several 'Classic' models introduced that year. The 30 was the smallest of this range, and initially they were built, as with this yacht, with an open-plan saloon, with two raised berths forward of the main saloon settees and table. Later an option of a smaller seating area, with a forward bulkhead and enclosed forecabin was offered as an alternative layout. The boat continued in production until 2003

Three different keels were fitted, all iron bulbed fins, altough not all keel options were made available at all times during the production run

Dufour 30 Classic saloon
Accommodation plan

The later enclosed forecabin layout is shown above in this plan, the original open-plan saloon is at bottom. The photos here show an open-plan saloon version

Dufour 30 Classic
Dufour 30 Classic

Dufour Classic 30

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Saloon aft
Aft cabin

Typical standard options include a two-burner and oven gimbaled cooker,
with a sink with pressurised water and icebox with compressor-driven refrigeration

Chart table


The Volvo diesel has access both from under the companionways steps, as seen here, or via a hatch in the aft cabin. The engine drives via a Volvo saildrive leg.


Dufour Classic 30

Deck Bow detail
Dufour Classic 30


There is a shower fitting on the bathing platform on the transom, as well as the built-in boarding ladder


Dufour Classic 30
Dufour Classic 30

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