Dufour 32, The Sporty Small Sailboat With An Inflatable Bathing Platform

The new Dufour 32, designed by Umberto Felci, has been developed in the same spirit as all the latest models in the Dufour range, to be a sporty, innovative yacht that is easy to handle, both with a crew and single-handed.

All the spaces have been completely redesigned to create a multitude of playful and intelligent uses.

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For the first time on a 32-foot sailboat, you can now enjoy an aft sunbathing area … sheltered by a fabric shade that can be adjusted in moments. The inflatable and removable aft door of the cockpit folds down to complete this large friendly space.

With a mast raked and set aft, she has a large foretriangle to set a large overlapping genoa paired with a square-topped mainsail for those wanting sporty performance, though you can have a standard main and a self-tacking jib, and with tiller steering, she’ll be engaging to sail.

dufour 32 small sailboat
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Remarkable sporty performance 

On the Performance version of this French model, enjoy a movable mainsheet: either from the cockpit sole or up on the coachroof, depending on the type of sailing you’re doing. On the standard version, to guarantee comfortable sailing, all sailing manoeuvres and the mainsheet traveller are on the coachroof.

Down below, the Dufour 32 is very spacious and has large deck windows that guarantee a pleasant living area. Unfold the central table and you create a large sleeping area, not to mention the two independent cabins.

For cruising, she has 90 litres of fuel tankage for the 19hp Volvo inboard, and 160L of water, giving reasonable range if cruising two up, or enough for a few nights at anchor.

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Dufour 32 specs

LOA10.31 m
Waterline length8.70 m
Hull length9.35 m
Max beam3.31 m
Light displ.4900 kg
Draft1.90 m
Keel weight1330 kg
Fuel tank capacity90 l
Water tank capacity160 l
Sail area56 mq
Mainsail area34 mq
Genoa area22 mq

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