Dufour 3800

Another highly successful model, selling more than 900 from 1973 onwards,

the most striking feature of the Dufour 31 is her clipper bow. Like many

Dufour yachts she was innovative for her time, with a spacious, six-berth

interior (including a quarterberth and a dinette double) and 1.9m (6ft 3in)

This masthead-rigged fast cruiser was

the replacement for the 31, launched

in 1979 and designed by German

Frers. Despite being an elegant boat

with a far less plastic interior and

sparkling performance, sales

were only moderate at 300.

The galley is cramped and the

small chart table sits over

the quarterberth. There is

sleeping for eight in all,

including a double in the

saloon and a pilotberth.


LOA 9.35m (30ft 9in)

LWL 7.8m (25ft 7in)

Beam 3.2m (10ft 6in)

Draught 1.7m

(5ft 7in)

Displacement

3,969kg (8,512lb)

YM test report


December

1981