Dufour 2800


Successor to the 27 in 1978,
this comfortable, docile
family cruiser was the
second most popular Dufour
of all time; 1,300 were built
over six years. At the time
her looks were modern and
refreshing – she effectively
re-established Michel
Dufour’s reputation for
forward thinking. A sportier
version, the Club Special,
was also produced. The
five-berth accommodation
has a similar layout to the
1800, but with the addition
of a quarterberth.
The very similar-looking
Dufour 29 is less common,
but according to the Dufour
Owners’ Association she
offers a better turn of speed
than the 2800 and larger accommodation, for about the same price.


8.23m (27ft) LWL 6.84m (22ft 5in) Beam 2.93m (9ft 7in) Draught 1.51m (4ft 11in)
Displacement 2,750kg (6,050lb)