Dufour 35


Not Michel Dufour’s most attractive
creation, this fl ush-decked, beamy
boat from 1972 nonetheless managed
sales of 450, thanks largely to the
enormous amount of space below
decks and good performance under
sail, particularly off the wind. She has
berths for eight crew with 1.9m (6ft 2in)
headroom, even under the fl ush deck.
The forecabin has a double berth offset
to port, with plenty of standing room.
The midships heads is spacious, while
the saloon had a double dinette, plus
three other berths. The navigator sits at
the head of the quarterberth opposite
a reasonable galley. Provided you can
live with her bluff looks and stark decor,
the 35 today makes an economical and
spacious cruiser for larger families and liveaboard voyagers.


LOA 10.75m (35ft 3in) LWL 8.50m (27ft 10in) Beam 3.48m (11ft 4in) Draught 1.84m (6ft)
Displacement 5,803kg (12,768lb) YM test report October 1972