Like the mythical Arpège, the new DUFOUR 40 will claim its place in the history of sailing. Years ahead of its time, DUFOUR YACHTS has produced a yacht with a level of performance and comfort never achieved before. To meet this objective, Dufour has committed considerable resources to the use of advanced and proven technologies.
o Vacuum bagged lay-up of the hull in a PVC/Glass/Kevlar‚ sandwich guaranteeing absolute rigidity and weight savings.
o The vacuum injected deck, exclusive on a production 12 meter yacht, allows a weight saving of 30 %.
These two technologies, which optimize weight distribution and the center of gravity, make the DUFOUR 40 a fast boat on all points of sailing
Improved stiffness under sail, gentle passage through the waves, very seakindly, excellent ergonomics of the cockpit and deck,… the future owner of the DUFOUR 40 will savor a level of easy and comfortable performance unequalled to date.
This first model of the new generation of DUFOUR yachts is the true synthesis of 40 years of experience, passion and research dedicated to sailing.
Designer: Umberto Felci, Deck & Layout: Patrick Roseo
LOA: 40'8", LWL: 35'2", Beam: 12'10", Draft: 6'11"
Displacement: 16,133 lbs, Ballast: 5,967 lbs
Engine: 40 HP Volvo Penta Sail Drive
Sail Area: 958 sq. ft./std. main
Water: 92 gal, Fuel: 42 gal
CE Category: A (Offshore Rated)
Windworks Sailing and Powerboating, Inc