Dufour

Dufour

The history of the Dufour shipyard begins in 1964. Michel Dufour, who worked in La Rochelle at a locomotive parts factory, pondered the properties of a recently invented material, polyester. On a proactive basis, Michel developed the polymer hull trailer yacht.

Dufour and his friend Francis Deschamps "added" credit, the sale of their own cars and boats to initiative and willingness to take risks. The risk turned out to be a noble cause and gave its results: in early 1965 Michel received 20 orders for a new yacht, but in the middle of the year the number of orders exceeded 60.

The breakthrough model for this shipyard was the yacht L'Arpege. Its sales in the ten years from 1967 to 1977 amounted to 1,500 boats. The middle of the 70s of the last century was the era of the true heyday of the shipyard. By this time, she already had offices in different parts of the world, and orders for her models were accepted in 40 countries in Europe and America.

In the 80s, Dufour did not have the best time. The situation was saved by a partnership with Lacoste and designer Hermann Frers. With their help, the shipyard began to develop the elite segment of the market and brought the Dufour Lacoste 42 to it.

An undoubted merit of the shipyard is the introduction to the market of vessels fully ready to go to sea. The idea helped this La Rochelle manufacturer to explode the yachting market in the 90s of the 20th century. It was then that he launched the Dufour Classic line, whose models were distinguished by a high degree of comfort.

Ten years later, at the turn of the century, the shipyard surprised its customers with two lines: Performance and Grand Large, on which the Italian yacht architect Umberto Felci worked.

Today Dufour is one of the most demanded and high-quality manufacturers of the big European five, along with such "monsters" as Bavaria, Beneteau, Hanse, Jeanneau. With 420 employees and 18,000 square meters of production space in France, the shipyard is still the world's largest manufacturer in its class. She produces 400 yachts a year and independently controls the entire production process.

Yacht models

Yachts

new from $ 32 357
Length 10.99 m2 Cabins2013 - 2022
new from $ 155 779
Length 13.24 m4 Cabins10 Passengers
new from $ 225 699
new from $ 248 585
new from $ 469 391

Catamarans

Length 14.60 m5 Cabins11 Passengers

Discontinued production models

Length 9.30 m2 Cabins5 Passengers1993 - 2000
Length 9.67 m2 Cabins6 Passengers1970 - 1970
Length 9.96 m2 Cabins6 Passengers2014 - 2015
Length 10.08 m2 Cabins2010 - 2014
Length 10.28 m2 Cabins6 Passengers2013 - 2013
Length 10.28 m3 Cabins2016 - 2018
Length 10.38 m2 Cabins4 Passengers2016 - 2019
Length 10.60 m2 Cabins6 Passengers2010 - 2014
Length 10.60 m3 Cabins6 Passengers2010 - 2014
Length 10.60 m2 Cabins2010 - 2014
Length 10.70 m3 Cabins8 Passengers2003 - 2009
Length 10.81 m3 Cabins8 Passengers2005 - 2011
Length 10.82 m3 Cabins8 Passengers1970 - 1970
Length 10.98 m3 Cabins8 Passengers1970 - 1971
Length 11.19 m3 Cabins10 Passengers2012 - 2015
Length 11.19 m2 Cabins6 Passengers2013 - 2016
Length 11.19 m3 Cabins8 Passengers2010 - 2014
Length 11.23 m3 Cabins6 Passengers2016 - 2019
Length 11.46 m3 Cabins6 Passengers2001 - 2012
Length 11.72 m3 Cabins7 Passengers2012 - 2017
Length 11.90 m3 Cabins8 Passengers2013 - 2017
Length 11.93 m3 Cabins8 Passengers1970 - 1970
Length 12.06 m3 Cabins10 Passengers2011 - 2015
Length 12.17 m3 Cabins8 Passengers2012 - 2016
Length 12.17 m2 Cabins8 Passengers2010 - 2014
Length 12.32 m3 Cabins8 Passengers2011 - 2015
Length 12.35 m3 Cabins8 Passengers2012 - 2015
Length 12.35 m3 Cabins8 Passengers1970 - 1971
Length 12.35 m2 Cabins2013 - 2015
Length 12.70 m3 Cabins8 Passengers1970 - 1970
Length 12.82 m4 Cabins12 Passengers2010 - 2013
Length 12.90 m2 Cabins2010 - 2014
Length 12.90 m3 Cabins8 Passengers2010 - 2013
Length 13.10 m4 Cabins10 Passengers2011 - 2015
Length 13.10 m3 Cabins10 Passengers2011 - 2014
Length 13.25 m4 Cabins10 Passengers1982 - 2006
Length 13.35 m4 Cabins8 Passengers2011 - 2014
Length 13.45 m4 Cabins255 Passengers2011 - 2015
Length 13.50 m3 Cabins10 Passengers2013 - 2015
Length 13.50 m4 Cabins10 Passengers2012 - 2014
Length 13.66 m4 Cabins12 Passengers2013 - 2014
Length 13.74 m3 Cabins8 Passengers2010 - 2015
Length 13.79 m3 Cabins2010 - 2014
Length 13.95 m3 Cabins2013 - 2015
Length 14.00 m5 Cabins12 Passengers2011 - 2015
Length 14.15 m3 Cabins8 Passengers1970 - 1970
Length 14.15 m4 Cabins10 Passengers1970 - 1970
Length 14.45 m4 Cabins10 Passengers1970 - 1970
Length 14.73 m3 Cabins8 Passengers2012 - 2016
Length 14.73 m3 Cabins2010 - 2014
Length 14.75 m3 Cabins2013 - 2015
Length 14.94 m5 Cabins12 Passengers2004 - 2012
Length 15.10 m5 Cabins12 Passengers2015 - 2018
Length 15.10 m4 Cabins10 Passengers2015 - 2017
Length 15.20 m3 Cabins2016 - 2018
Length 15.20 m6 Cabins12 Passengers2010 - 2014
Length 15.20 m4 Cabins10 Passengers2017 - 2019
Length 15.31 m5 Cabins11 Passengers2014 - 2015
Length 15.32 m3 Cabins2010 - 2014
Length 16.70 m5 Cabins10 Passengers1985 - 1997
Length 17.06 m3 Cabins12 Passengers2012 - 2014
Length 17.15 m6 Cabins13 Passengers2012 - 2015
Length 17.15 m3 Cabins9 Passengers1970 - 1970
Length 19.20 m4 Cabins8 Passengers1970 - 1970
Length 19.20 m3 Cabins2011 - 2014

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