was founded by Michel Dufour in 1964 in La Rochelle, France. Dufour was an engineer with a passion for sailing and a keen sense of intuition. Sailing has always been the embodiment of a pioneering, adventurous spirit, as well as a pleasurable leisure activity. Michel Dufour was convinced that new technologies and new materials would transform sailing to an even finer art. Dufour yachts optimize the performance with a hull shape wrapped around a voluminous cruising interior. They combine scientific analysis and creative problem-solving to deliver outstanding sailing performance that defines the very essence of Dufour Yachts. Maintaining the designed hull shape of Dufour Yachts under load to withstand extreme conditions is a function of the hull rigidity. All Dufour Yachts are constructed and certified in their boatyard in La Rochelle. Each model comes with the guarantee of solid construction and cleaned finish.