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Dufour 2800

Brief Notes


Michel Dufour

A spacious modern styled family cruising yacht from Dufour, the high freeboard offering very good accommodation

Length OA

27' 3"

Sail Area

330 sq ft

Length WL

22' 5"




9' 7"


Saloon and forecabin


3' 11" or 4' 11" - centreboard version also produced




6,050 lbs

Engine type

usually Volvo MD7A


1,980 lbs

Engine bhp


Keel type

Iron fin keel with bulb and spade rudder. Two fin keel draught options, plus a (rare) centreboard version.

The Dufour 2800 was introduced in around 1977 as a development of the earlier 1973 Dufour 27 model. There was also a higher performance 2800CS (Club Special) version produced. The 2800 was available in deep or shallow fin keel models, the pictures below are mostly from a 3' 11" draught shallow fin model. The design is typical of French yachts of the period, with quite a high-volume hull and a smart interior finish, with good use of interior mouldings and enough wood finish to give a touch of tradition.

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She has a light, attractive interior. Headroom is 5' 11" in the saloon, dropping to 5' 10" in the heads, and 5' 8" in the forecabin. The fold-down saloon table stows neatly against the main bulkhead when not in use (left picture), opening out the usable space in the saloon greatly.

The galley is to port, and an instrument panel and quarterberth is to starboard

The heads compartment separates forecabin and saloon, with a marine WC and (typical of French yachts of this period !) a very brightly coloured washbasin

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