Dufour YachtS

Since 1964, Dufour Yachts have been made in La Rochelle, France. Over that time, they have built a quality reputation as a premium yacht, known for their sailing performance and attention to detail. We are proud to be the dealer in the Great Lakes since 2005 and have commissioned and delivered Dufours throughout the Midwest. We enjoy working with new boat buyers to customize their yacht to their specifications.

Dufour has two distinct lines, the Grand Large series (cruising yachts from 31 to 56 feet) and the Performance series (racing cruisers 36 to 44 feet). If you are thinking about buying a new boat, you owe it to yourself to sail a Dufour. Once behind the wheel, you will understand what sets Dufour apart from other builders.

Combining our dealership business with our fractional leasing business provides customers with some unique opportunities. For those who aren't sure about boat ownership, we offer a "try before you buy" deal. Sign up for a season of fractional leasing, and if you buy a new Dufour, 100% of the lease fees will be applied to the purchase. For buyers seeking financial and technical assistance making the transition to ownership, our owner-member program is ideal.

Contact us today to set up a test sail or for more information on any of the below models:

Grand Large Series

Dufour 310 - The new 310 offers a new direction for the range - twin rudders blades and a lifting keel option. Fast, well balanced and well mannered, the 310 offers a unique sailing experience. The 310 has the feel of a much bigger boat. Taking inspiration from the performance range, focus has been placed on the short-handed and singlehanded sailing ability.  The self-tacking jib, twin wheels and twin rudder offer the best handling, visibility and manuverability possible on a 3- foot boat.

Dufour 350 - The new 350 is designed with an open cockpit, and borrows innovations from its larger sister models, with a concentration on ergonomics and comfort. She’s designed for live-aboard luxury during long sailing journeys, but her innovations add quality of life even at the mooring.

Dufour 382 - The new 382 features the latest innovation in hull design and takes into account customer feedback to optimize the experience on board. The interior can be customized to 6 different layouts, with 2 kitchen versions available, a wide choice of cabin and bathroom setups, and two wood colors. Once more, Dufour has met the challenge to produce a great yacht, perfectly suited to all clients needs.

Dufour 412 - Courageous and innovative, the Grand’Large 412 is designed to simultaneously seduce the skipper and the crew. The helm area has been tuned to  facilitate manuvering for the captain, while the crew enjoys a spacious cockpit, wide side decks and an expanded swim platform. Dufour’s designers have clearly focused on optimizing each space according to its function, enhancing the cruising experience for everyone.

Dufour 460 - For the ambitious cruiser; performance, strength and and comfort are not "optional". The Dufour 460 delivers it all on an elegant and versatile platform that begs for the open sea. Enjoy familliar destinations from a fresh perspective and explore beyond with all the freedom of a luxurious full sized cruiser.

Dufour 512 - From tiny details to infinite pleasure. The very incarnation of French chic, the Grand’Large 512 is more than a lifestyle: it’s a way of life that’s reserved for the most sophisticated among us. Above decks as well as below, in that which is visible just as in that which is unseen, the design is so modern, the comfort so absolute, it’s almost enough to make one blush. The Grand’Large 512 is determinedly grand in all senses of the word.

Dufour 560 - The Dufour 560 has been designed to satisfy customers seeking the perfect balance of perfomance, style, luxury and comfort. Respecting  the essence of Dufour’s DNA, this product line extension inherits the remarkable seaworthiness that has made the brand successful internationally. This flagship sets the highest standards when it comes to aesthetic appeal. The yacht exudes modern elegance, luxury and dynamism with its sweeping lines and horizontal sleek side windows.

Performance Series

Dufour 36p - The 36p is a true dual-purpose boat designed for sailors whose appetite for sailing performance persists beyond the racecourse. The powerful sailplan is balanced by a “T” shaped keel that maximizes ballast leverage for remarkable stability. Removable seat lockers create an efficient and versatile cockpit that works well for both cruising and club racing. The interior is both bright and comfortable, with only a hint of the performance potential expressed above the decks. A convertible dinette table is framed by full length settees and serviced by a well equipped “L” shaped galley. The nav station is more than adequate by any standard and doubles as an office area. Storage capacity and ventilation are both abundant and easily accessed. If you are ready to “Experience more..” with a fast cruiser/racer, this is the boat you've been waiting for.

Dufour 40e - The "e" is for "evolution." The Dufour 40 became an instant classic when ur was introduced in 2004, and the 40e takes the design to the next level. An elegant yacht that is equally comfortable cruising or racing, the 40e has a functional, uncluttered deck layout, twin wheels, and a long, wide cockpit is well set up for either shorthanded cruising or racing. Below decks the Dufour 40e Performance delivers the Dufour signature space and light.  The saloon has linear port and starbaord seating which doubles well as single berths without the need to convert the saloon table, although this is an option giving even greater flexibility. 

Dufour 45e - The sleek Dufour 45e Performance stretches out elegantly and powerfully, leaving its competitors far astern. The 45e has a modern look, thanks to her sleek hull lines. She is designed for fast cruising or racing, and offers a comfortable and spacious interior. The large cockpit allows for a full racing crew, or a comfortable end of day relaxing area.  The under deck furling system accentuates the uncluttered deck layout. The hull on the Dufour 45e Performance optimizes its full length; the plumb bow maximizes waterline length. 

More information is available on the Dufour Yachts website.