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Dufour sailing yachts - for stylish and bold conquerors of the sea.


Dufour is the only large-scale French shipyard that exclusively builds sailing yachts. Founded in 1964, for half a century now it has been the benchmark for high-quality mass production of yachts along with such popular brands as Bavaria and Beneteau.

The founder of Dufour was the designer Michel Dufour, in whose honor this brand got its name. The location of the shipyard in La Rochelle, a well-known center of sailing in the west of France, distinguished by long-standing sailing traditions, also played an important role in the rapid development of Dufour.


Her very first model, created a year after the emergence of Dufour Yachts, received widespread popularity in the world and recognition of true connoisseurs of sea voyages under sail. The shipyard distinguished itself by introducing new ideas in the construction of sailing yachts, creating a small cruising sailboat that conquered sailing connoisseurs for many years, and setting fashion trends for other creators of sailing yachts.

In 1973, Dufour was recognized as the leading French manufacturer of serial yachts, and already in 1976, due to debts, the founder of the company was forced to sell it to the Italian, who later moved to France, Marcel Biquet. In 1981, the shipyard temporarily suspended production due to financial difficulties, which was subsequently re-established, and in 2010 the Bavaria Yacht Group became the owner of Dufour. Despite such differences between ups and downs and a change of ownership, the Dufour shipyard never changed the quality of its products, and its boats always correspond to a high level of comfort and reliability.



The line up of manufactured models consists of two main areas: Grand Large (length from 9.8 to 15.31 m) - cruise yachts for lovers of long sea voyages and Performance (length 10.6-13.76 m) - racing sailboats for those who values speed and drive the most and wants to reach their heights in sailing. All yachts of this French shipyard have a fiberglass hull, which, thanks to a special technology of creation (two layers of fiberglass are connected using the vacuum method), has a sturdy, robust construction with a relatively low weight. Laminated stringers evenly distribute the load throughout the hull, which also contributes to the reliability of the yachts of this brand.

Dufour Yachts Owners Manuals
Comments: 15
  • #15

    Sybille (Friday, 19 January 2024 03:16)

    Auch auf der Suche nach einer Bedienungsanleitung für Gib Sea 43

  • #14

    Cal Callahan (Thursday, 14 September 2023 02:34)

    Looking for an owners manual for Gib Sea 43 2003

  • #13

    JOSE IGNACIO CUENCA PEREZ (Friday, 25 August 2023 11:04)

    Estoy intentando conseguir la especificacion tecnica de todos los cojinetes del timón de un DUFOUR 425 del 2007, como puedo encontrar detalles técnicos de sistemas de este barco?? muchas gracias
    jicuenca@gmail.com o wa al +34620991365

  • #12

    Donald Shaw (Tuesday, 15 August 2023 00:41)

    looking for owners manual for a Gib Sea 43, year 2001

  • #11

    Geem (Sunday, 06 August 2023 08:47)

    I'd like a Dufour 41classic owner's manual.


  • #10

    Jose Carlos (Monday, 06 February 2023)

    Buenas tardes, estoy intentando conseguir el Manual de Propietario del Dufour Gib Sea 41 del año 2003 en español.
    Muchas gracias.

  • #9

    Angel (Friday, 13 January 2023 21:10)

    Perdon, no puse mi email.

  • #8

    Angel (Friday, 13 January 2023 21:07)

    Me gustaria saber donde puedo encontrar el manual de propietario de Dufour 44 Classic.
    Muchas gracias.

  • #7

    bruno casale (Tuesday, 11 October 2022 13:59)

    If you have the owner manual of 35 dufour, 1980, brunocasale@gmail.com

  • #6

    Göran Crona (Sunday, 31 July 2022 22:20)

    I would to get a Owners manaul to Dufour 325 Grand Large limited Edition.
    Thank you in advance!
    Göran Crona

  • #5

    Marta Tomas (Monday, 23 May 2022 19:22)

    I'd like a Dufour 50 Classic 2000 owners manual Many thanks

  • #4

    valeria fontana (Wednesday, 27 April 2022 18:04)

    I d like a Dufour GIB SEA 51 owners manual. Thanks a lot

  • #3

    Ezequiel Martinez (Sunday, 10 April 2022 09:12)

    I d like a Dufour 35 clàssic 1998 owners manual. Thanks a lot

  • #2

    scott smith (Monday, 24 January 2022 17:13)

    I need the tension specs for a 2018 dufour 560 grand large to tune the rigging.

    I bought it from dream yachts and they never tuned the rigging during commissioning so it sails awful to the port tack. Actually pumped in heavy winds till we made adjustments at sea,

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    Marijan Gresl (Saturday, 18 September 2021 14:44)

    Very good manuals, bu I am owner of Dufour 30 Clasic from year 2001. Unfortunately I have not manual, Do you have some of it in pdf to sent me .