2017 Dufour 45E Performance


The flowing lines of the coach-roof, the uncluttered deck, a cockpit that’s broad yet offers good protection… High-quality deck fittings coupled with Dufour ergonomics enable everyone to handle this boat easily. At the helm, nothing can stop you — you have a thoroughbred racer in your hands.

The interior impresses with the space and fittings worthy of a large cruising yacht. Many experienced sailors have noticed its superiority in this respect, compared with yachts that aim for comfort alone.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Dufour
Model: 45E Performance
Year: 2017
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Other


Length: 45'9 ft
Length Overall: 45'9 ft
Waterline Length: 39'11 ft
Beam: 14'1 ft
Max Draft: 6'5 ft
Dry Weight: 23,450.57 lb
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 66.04 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150.58 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers
More Info : Manufacturer Website
  • Hull:Hand-laminated in polyester/glassfibre; sides made from vacuumbonded
    PVC foam core sandwich.
  • Decoration: Decorative stripes on the 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
  • 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 piston cars.
  • Pulleys: 2 sheet turning blocks.
  • 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 bench seats: Slatted teak
  • Lockers: 3 large side lockers, lids with fixing for padlock.
  • Helm: Wheel in stainless steel.
  • Helm console: 2, aluminium
  • Engine control: Engine control panel and lever to starboard
  • Compasses: 2 on coaming aft .
  • Instrumentation: On aft cockpit coaming.
  • Gas locker: On port side.
  • Stern door: Opening, with built-in bathing ladder
  • BIB locker: On aft cockpit coaming.
  • Shower: Hot/cold water.
  • Shore supply: Socket to Stbd in cockpit
  • Bathing ladder: Stainless
  • Cockpit floor: Non-slip polyester cockpit floor.
  • Emergency tiller: Head of rudder stock beneath helmsman’s floor for
    fitting the emergency tiller
  • Configurations: L-shaped on port side of companionway
  • Worktop: ‘Corian®’ synthetic resin with wooden fiddle.
  • Sink: Stainless, twin bowls with GCorian®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: 3-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.
    - 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 separate bottle rack under floor.
  • Waste bin: Sort compartments.
Rigging and Sails
  • Mast: Anodized aluminium with 2 levels of swept spreaders / Performance profiled mast (option).
  • Rigging: 9/10 fractional
  • Mast stepping: On keel.
  • Lights: Anchor and masthead lights.
  • Removable forestay: Removable inner forestay available as an option.
  • Topping lift: Boom topping lift cleat.
  • Boom: Anodized aluminium, fitted with 2 rapid reefers.
  • Downhaul: Rigid boom vang, with tackle led back to cockpit.
  • Furler: Genoa furling system with drum below deck
  • 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 pulley plate.
  • Backstay: Backstay adjusted with stay tensioner.
  • Mainsail: Mainsail with logo, in high tenacity fabric, with 2 wide reef strips.
  • Genoa: Furling genoa with UV-protection

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