Dufour 34

A sparkling performer which scooped the European Yacht of the Year award.

This Umberto Felci design from 2002 sports a fi ne, deep iron keel and a slim

but very deep rudder, set on a sleek hull that slips through the water with the

minimum of fuss and effort. She is rewarding to sail and delightful on the

helm. The topsides and coachroof are quite low, yet she manages more than

6ft 1in headroom below decks. Despite the racy hull shape, the cockpit is

fi tted out for short-handed cruising with either wheel or tiller steering. The

latter provides more comfortable seating for the helmsman. Below decks,

the layout is seamanlike and practical,

if not the most spacious in her class.

From stem to stern it comprises

a large V-berth in the forecabin,

ample hanging lockers, a narrow

dinette with seating for six, an

impressive, forward-facing nav

station opposite a compact

but practical galley with

plenty of stowage, a

well-proportioned heads

compartment and a

double aft cabin.

 

LOA 10.3m (33ft 9in)

LWL
8.9m (29ft 11in)

Beam 3.5m (11ft 5in)

Draught 1.43m

(4ft 7in) or

1.95m (6ft 4in)

Displacement

4,690kg

(10,340lb)

YM test

report


August

2003