Dufour 3800


Another highly successful model, selling more than 900 from 1973 onwards,
the most striking feature of the Dufour 31 is her clipper bow. Like many
Dufour yachts she was innovative for her time, with a spacious, six-berth
interior (including a quarterberth and a dinette double) and 1.9m (6ft 3in)
This masthead-rigged fast cruiser was
the replacement for the 31, launched
in 1979 and designed by German
Frers. Despite being an elegant boat
with a far less plastic interior and
sparkling performance, sales
were only moderate at 300.
The galley is cramped and the
small chart table sits over
the quarterberth. There is
sleeping for eight in all,
including a double in the
saloon and a pilotberth.

LOA 9.35m (30ft 9in)
LWL 7.8m (25ft 7in)
Beam 3.2m (10ft 6in)
Draught 1.7m
(5ft 7in)
3,969kg (8,512lb)
YM test report