Dufour 28

A late model from Dufour’s first incarnation, designed by Jaques Faroux, this is

still a strikingly modern and good-looking yacht. Performance and handling are

acceptable if she is kept upright, but she’s not ideal for heavy-weather passage-

making. She was remarkable for her time (1983) in having two aft cabins in an

overall length of just 29ft. The rest of the interior is unusual, too. She has no

forecabin as such – the heads and sail locker are up forward. The saloon is open-

plan, with a large chart table and an effective galley, but only one sleeping berth.

She lacks stowage and construction is light with some flimsy trim.


LOA 8.50m (29ft) LWL 7.50m (24ft 6in) Beam 3.16m (10ft 3in) Draught 1.70m (5ft 6in)

Displacement 2,800kg (6,173lb) YM test report February 1985