2017 Dufour 40E Performance

The target set for architect Umberto Felci and the Dufour Yachts Design Office was to come up with something even better than the Dufour 40. What a challenge! And they have more than came up with the goods!

It's many qualities speak for themselves : finesse, precision and exciting sailing.

Take a look at :

  • cruising/racing deck layout, suitable for sailing with a full or reduced crew, out on the open sea or between two buoys;
  • below decks, the refinement and quality of Dufour Yachts’ interiors.

All adding up to a fast boat for racing or just for the pleasure of skimming through the water; which at the same time lets you enjoy proper cruising in comfort.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Dufour
Model: 40E Performance
Year: 2017
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Other

Dimensions

Length: 40.52 ft
Length Overall: 40.52 ft
Waterline Length: 35.3 ft
Beam: 12.76 ft
Max Draft: 6.89 ft
Displacement: 38,640.0 lb
Dry Weight: 18,794.41 lb
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 52.83 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100.39 gal

Other

Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers
More Info : Manufacturer Website
Hull
  • Hull: Hand-laminated in polyester/glassfibre; sides made from
    vacuum-bonded PVC foam core sandwich.
  • Decoration: Decorative grey stripes on hull.
  • Gelcoat: NPG gelcoat with first mat impregnated with NPG resin
    forming an optimum barrier against osmosis.
  • Structure: Hull bottom counter-moulded, floors laminated into the hull.
  • Deck: Sandwich with injected PVC foam core
  • Ballast: Keel bolts bear on stainless back-plates
  • Rudder:Semi-elliptical shape, filled with closed-cell epoxy foam.
  • Rudder stock:Solid stainless steel.
  • Steering: Self-aligning roller bearings with ball-bearing sheaves
  • Non-slip deck surface: Non-slip structured deck surface.
Deck
  • Shroud chain-plates: Single stainless chainplate for cap shrouds/aft
    lower shrouds, including an eye for fixing extra control lines.
  • Safety chainplates: Safety harness chainplates in cockpit floor
  • Chainplates: Asymmetrical spinnaker tack ring forward of forestay
  • Midships mooring cleats: 2
  • Mooring cleats: 4
  • Rubbing strips: 6 stainless, on hull sheerline
  • Fuel deck fillers: 1
  • Water deck fillers: 2
  • Mainsheet tracks: On cockpit floor with car adjustment lines.
  • Genoa tracks: With plunger cars.
  • Pulleys:2 genoa sheet return pulleys with built-in jamcleat and
    attachment plate for spinnaker fly pulley.
  • Through-deck fitting: Stainless, for electrical cables, swan-neck.
  • Deck organizers: 2 deck organizers for halyard returns.
  • Halyard winches: 2 halyard winches on cabin roof.
  • Sheet winches: 2 Genoa sheet winches
  • Jamcleats: 2 rows ofjamcleats port/ starboard level with the companionway
  • Furler line jamcleats: 1 at aft end of sidedeck
  • Hatch covers: Polyester hatch cover forward of the companionway
Cockpit
  • Cockpit bench seats: Slatted teak
  • Lockers: 2 large side lockers, lids with fixing for padlock.
  • Helm: 2 steering wheels
  • Helm console: 2, aluminium
  • Engine control: Engine control panel and lever to starboard
  • Compasses: 2 on coaming aft .
  • Gas locker: On port side.
  • BIB locker: “Life raft stowage in dedicated locker in cockpit, aft.”
  • Shower: Cold water.
  • Shore supply: Socket to stbd in cockpit
  • Cockpit floor: Cockpit floor in polyester, slightly concave, with solid
    wood toe-boards
  • Emergency tiller: Head of rudder stock beneath helmsman’s floor for
    fitting the emergency tiller
Galley
  • Configurations: L-shaped on port side of companionway
  • Worktop: In GCorian®C synthetic resin with wooden fiddle.
  • Sink: Stainless, twin bowls with Corian®C synthetic resin covers,
    one of which can be used as a chopping board
  • Water: Hot and cold pumped water with chrome-plated brass
    single-lever mixer tap.
  • Gas cooker: 2-burner cooker with oven on gimbals, with stainless rail
  • Crockery storage: Dowels to retain crockery when heeling.
  • Refrigerator access: From side and via the worktop.
  • Storage
    - 3 closed cubby-holes
    - Under sink with waste bin
    - Outboard lower unit with cutlery drawer and sliding vegetable
    baskets.
    - With 3 sliding Plexiglas bins, with bottle rack under floor.
  • Waste bin: Sort compartments
  • Other: Light and ventilation provided by an opening port and ceiling
    lights over galley.
Rigging and Sails
  • Mast: Anodized aluminium with 2 levels of swept spreaders
  • Rigging: 9/10 fractional
  • Mast stepping: On keel.
  • Lights: Anchor and masthead lights.
  • Topping lift: Boom topping lift cleat.
  • Boom: Anodized aluminium fitted with 2 quick-reefers.
  • Standing rigging: Discontinuous in single-strand and Dyform*
    stainless cable, chrome-plated bronze rigging screws, comprising:
    forestay, backstay, cap shrouds, inter and lower shrouds.
  • Mast collar: Aluminium, with synthetic gasket and halyard return
    pulleys.
  • Backstay: Backstay adjusted with stay tensioner.
  • Running rigging: Running rigging in pre-stretched textile
    (Dyneema available as option), including: main and genoa halyards,
    boom topping lift, main and genoa sheets, mainsheet car and downhaul
    adjustments, reef lines and furling line.

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