The Dufour ACM Elite is a safe boat with excellent maneuvering. The Elite is a stable yacht, fast and easy to handle even at the lowest speeds. First class and oversize equipment was chosen to increase safety and reliability and to reduce maintenance. The extended hardtop protects the large cockpit from spray, rain, or burning sun. The accommodation of the Elite is bright and luxurious with the rich warmth of high-gloss varnished precious wood. The steering station is separated and well laid out for hours of comfortable cruising. All controls are very conveniently placed for excellent visibility. The settee to port converts to a double berth and the front seating swings to form a comfortable double seat facing forward. Access to the stern platform for swimming, docking, or dinghy boarding is easy. The large, flat, and totally unobstructed bow area in front of the cabin house gives plenty of room for sunbathing and safe docking or anchoring. The beautiful hardwoods and moldings on the Elite reflect ACM's traditional craftsmanship and attention to detail. High gloss varnish, rich interior decoration, and superb woodwork place the Elite in the class of true motor yachts. A thorough tank testing program brought an easily-driven hull that is safe and seakindly under all conditions. Hydrodynamic hull and drive system optimization provides an efficient boat with a great cruising range.