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)