We take a look at the new Dufour 37, another new launch under 40ft from Dufour who have already impressed with the Dufour 32
Following on from the launch of the diminutive but innovative Dufour 32, the new 37 is much in the same vein.
The builders emphasise a focus on outdoor living space, as well as bright and airy accommodation below, enhanced, as is the current trend, with more volume and fuller sections in the bow.
You can choose between a three-cabin version sleeping up to eight, or a two-cabin layout that also has a small chart table. Headroom has been increased compared to the 360 model this is replacing. On deck, the cockpit is larger, including the outdoor grill in the transom, above the fold-down bathing platform, and there’s an inflatable sunpad area on the bow for lounging.
Sailing hasn’t been neglected, though. The forefoot is deeper and underwater sections rounder than more performance-oriented boats for comfort in a seaway. The helm remains via a single rudder and twin wheels, with improved engineering for a more direct feel on the helm. The rig is taller with more sail area than the 360. We liked the 32 when we tested it, and the 37 looks like another very strong design from Dufour.
Dufour 37 specifications
LOA: 10.77m/ 35ft 4in
LWL: 9.31m / 30ft 7in
Hull length: 9.99m / 32ft 9in
Beam: 3.8m / 12ft 6in
Draught: 1.90m / 6ft 3in
Displacement: 6,747 kg / 14,874 lbs
Ballast: 1,860 kg / 4,100 lbs
Sail area: 60 m² / 646sq ft
Price: From £156,000 ex VAT
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