Dufour 1800

Introduced in 1979 in succession to the Dufour 25, this 25-footer sold well

– 200 boats were launched in three years of production, with a choice of

lifting, shallow, standard or deep fin keels. She is typical of the middle years

of Dufour design: a full-bodied, high-volume hull topped by a square-

looking coachroof. She has four berths, including a separate forecabin ahead

of a midships heads compartment. The saloon feels a bit cramped, but the

galley is adequate for extended cruising. A well-proportioned fractional rig

gives sporty performance, and given a crisp, well-cut suit of sails, she makes

a good entry-level club racer.

 

LOA 7.62m (25ft) LWL 6.69m (21ft 11in) Beam 2.75m (8ft 10in) Draught 1.3m (4ft 3in)

Displacement 1,832kg (4,032lb)