Cruising World's Best Cruiser of the Year, 40-49'.
The largest of Dufour’s renowned Performance-line of yachts, the Dufour 45E contains a fully-redesigned cockpit layout that has unparalleled versatility. Designed to acomodate both a crewed racing, or a short-handed performance cruising program. The flat, sizeable coach roof, wide side decks and large open cockpit make getting around easier for the crew on race day, and entertaining friends and family on long weekends. Her elegant, discreet and practical spaces open onto the sea for easy sun bathing, swimming, and other activities.
The Dufour 45E proves that it is very possible to experience the excitement of high performance sailing in complete comfort. Consistent with Dufour's long-standing reputation, the Dufour 45E features a very spacious forward cabin fitted out with ample and intelligently designed storage spaces. The atmosphere is cozy, warm and filled with light. Her interior is built with real wood finishes rarely found in the competition’s production yachts. As soon as you enter her Salon, you’ll know you’ve found a yacht unlike any other in the marina.
Her high-quality grains, hand-made cabinets, plush soft-goods are borrowed from a different era of European yacht-building.
Behind the bulkheads, you will be at peace, knowing all electrical systems, plumbing, and structural processes have been done right. Wiring is clearly labeled, plumbing fits and doesn’t leak, and bulkheads are built to last.
The new Dufour 45E is a modern sailing yacht, equipped to compete in the most professional regattas or to experience the comfortable life of a family cruise in total safety.