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Dufour 32 Classic

Brief Notes

Builder

Dufour Yachts (France)

Length OA

32' 3"

Sail Area

581 sq ft

The Dufour 32 Classic offers an excellent compromise between sailing performance and comfort, with a remarkably well finished and spacious interior.

Length WL

27' 3"

Rig

Sloop

Beam

10' 10"

Cabins

forecabin, saloon and aft cabin

.Draught

5' 7

Berths

4/6

Displacement

9,766 lbs

Engine type

Volvo diesel

Ballast

2,811 lbs

Engine bhp

19

Keel type

Choice of shallow or deep draught bulbed fin keels with spade rudder

* The sail area, displacement and ballast figures quoted here are as per a 2003 Dufour brochure for yachts sold in the UK: the USA distributors quoted substantially different figures, notable a higher displacement, with a slightly lower ballast figure. It could be that boats for different markets were built differently.

Dufour 32 Classic

The Dufour "Classic" range was introduced in 1995/96. All were designed by J. & J. Designs, and were intended as comfortable cruisers with good sailing performance. The 32 is the second smallest of the range. The yacht shown here is the deep fin keel version, with wheel steering. The hulls are GRP sandwich with high density PVC foam core, laid up using vacuum bagging techniques, and the decks are GRP balsa sandwich construction. Production appeared to cease in early 2004.

Standard boats were tiller steered, with wheel steering as an option. There are advantages to tiller steering in a yacht of this size, both in terms of response and feel of the helm, and opening up the cockpit space when moored or anchored.

Dufour 32 Classic

The interior is finished in khaya mahogany veneers, with solid wood trim, and for what is a mass-production boat the general interior quality is excellent. The accommodation consists of a vee-berth/double forward, saloon with two single settee berths, heads with shower, and a small double berth aft cabin.

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