Dufour 39

In 1983, German Frers designed a strikingly elegant and atypical Dufour on

the outside, but once again, the by now traditional, downmarket interior was

her Achilles’ heel. No fewer than 11 berths could be found in a layout which

featured two spacious double aftercabins and a forward heads. Stowage was

scarcely adequate for a yacht this size and, in common with other Dufours

from this period, the pilotberths get turned into shelves or lockers. Her

performance is very good on all points of sail and she handles well.

LOA 11.68m (38ft 4in) LWL 11 .73m (30ft 6in) Beam 3.8m (12ft 5in) Draught 2m (6ft 7in)

Displacement 6,800kg (14,960lb)