The design concept for the Dufour 45 Classic was to produce a voluminous hull with ample accommodation for a family or three couples cruising together. That dictates three private cabins, two heads, adequate tankage, and a comfortable saloon.
This was all to be packaged in a hull form that was modern, fast and capable of overall good sailing performance.
So the hull was made moderately shallow and given a moderate displacement of 24,250 pounds. The rudder is a high-aspect balanced spade and the fin keel is deep (7'8") and has a large bulb at its base.
The result is a powerful hull with a beam of more than 14 feet that feels large beneath your feet and is very stable.
The deep ballast bulb gives the boat a fine edge sailing to windward and allows it to continue carrying a press of sail long after others will have been forced to reef.
2017. More than $ 28.000.00 spent on retrofitting.
NEW Heat Exchanger.
NEW Sail Drive.
NEW Water Heater.
NEW Drive Plate on Fly Wheel.
NEW Engine Mounts.
Engine Major Maintenance. Volvo MD22 with 512 hours.