The Dufour Yachts Shipyard announces the launch of a new sailing yacht, the Dufour 37. Following on from the launch of its latest models, Dufour 530, Dufour 470, Dufour 61 et Dufour 32, the Dufour brand continues to innovate and further develop its range with this new 10.8-metre yacht.
Like her predecessor, the Dufour 360, the Dufour 37 has a single rudder, making her livelier under sail and has two steering wheels for greater enjoyment on passage.
Tested by the Dufour teams, before being presented to dealers ahead of her worldwide launch at 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival in September, she has shown excellent sea-keeping behaviour and has produced some great performances.
Continuing on in the line of other recent models in the range, this boat was designed as a collaboration between the French Dufour design team and Umberto Felci, famous Italian naval architect, who this year, is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of his relationship with the Dufour brand.
“We are extremely proud of this new project because the new Dufour 37 represent a new point of arrival reached after an intense work of re-thinking and re-designing the whole complexity of a modern 10 mt yacht”, explains Umberto Felci. “Form the new external needs, to the internal expectation of new customers, passing through a delicate styling aspect, the D37 is the result of a new project development, created with the scope to arrive at a higher point in the definition of the product.”
As for the seakindliness of this yacht, the Dufour 37 benefits from a modern and stable hull as you’d see on offshore racing boats, but with a slightly rounded lower hull that favours her passage through the water, while reducing the sound inside the yacht.
This new hull form allows for a greater power/weight ratio for this boat that measures 10.8 metres overall: the feel at the helm is improved and offers more pleasure to the helmsman whatever point of sail you are on.
The Dufour 37 benefits from the major innovations that made the Dufour 470 such a success: the bowsprit platform, the large deck hatches and hull windows, and the layout of all the outdoor space that makes it easy to move around on deck. You’ll also enjoy a bigger cockpit than on other yachts of this size.
“The results are there to see. The hull shape follows the idea to improve stability and volume without compromising the sailing performances”, says Umberto Felci. “The powerful hull lines will accept more sail area allowing a fast and easy handling, while the cockpit and the interiors offer an incredible and unexpected feeling. The new proportions between the cockpit and the deckhouse, together with their new style, represent the synthesis between all the functions nowadays indispensable in a new yacht and the aesthetic characteristics that are making all Dufours recognizable everywhere.“