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