The Dufour 37 is the only yacht in her size range to offer so many living spaces on board.
The hull of the Dufour 37, like her big sistership the Dufour 470, is built using the infusion process for correctly controlled weight, greater strength and respect for the environment.
Thanks to optimised volumes and a bow designed for greater volume forward, the Dufour 37 offers a very spacious owner’s cabin at the front, with excellent headroom.
Whether the three-cabin or two-cabin version with its large bathroom, the interior of this model is bathed in light thanks to the large central hull windows.
The Dufour DNA
All the Dufour DNA has been retained: enjoy large outdoor living spaces.
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.
Aboard this new model, as on all the latest models in the range, the emphasis has been placed on outdoor living.
Improved marine performance in all conditions
As for the seakindliness of this yacht, she 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.
On this new model, and particularly in comparison with other models in her size category, the mast has been lengthened to give increased sail area and make this yacht even more powerful.
The Dufour 37, like her predecessor the Dufour 360, has a single rudder and twin steering wheels. Thanks to having just one rudder, you’ll enjoy greater responsiveness and liveliness as you are under way.
A spacious and well thought out interior
For the interior, there are two layouts available depending on your sailing programme.
In the two-cabin version, you can enjoy a very large bathroom (and a large exterior storage locker), as well as two independent cabins, including the owner’s suite at the front. Six berths are possible thanks to the saloon table which can be transformed into a berth.
In the three-cabin version of the Dufour 37, up to eight guests can be accommodated.
In both layouts, you’ll find a forward owner’s cabin whose size and comfort is rarely found on a yacht of this length.
The hull windows and the headroom have been enlarged to bring even more light into the convivial living space of the saloon.
This area intelligently houses the galley, the saloon and the dining area, with the two-cabin version also including a small desk that can be used as a chart table.
Double comfort: On board and at the helm
Whether you’re coastal sailing or with your family, racing with friends, or cruising around the world (this model is in Category A), the Dufour 37 will meet all your expectations.
As with the latest Dufour models, this new model is over-equipped with features: the plancha grill, found on the aft deck, is an essential feature on the latest Dufour models; fully inflatable cockpit upholstery and a forward sunbathing area complete the exterior layout of this new model.
- Overall Length10.77 m / 35.33 ft
- Waterline Length9.31 m / 30.7 ft
- Hull Length9.99 m / 32.77 ft
- Max Beam3.8 m / 12.46 ft
- Draft1.90 m / 6.23 ft
- Light Displacement6747 kg
- Keel Weight1860 kg
- Fuel Tank Capacity160 L
- Water Tank Capacity180 L
- Engine18.8 hp
- Sail Area60 m²
- Mainsail Area33 m²
- Genoa Area25.9 m²
- Dufour 37 - 2 Cabin Version
- Dufour 37 - 3 Cabin Version
- Dufour 37 - Sail Plan
Written by Zuzana Prochazka for Yacht Style Magazine. Photos by Dufour Yachts. Sometimes big things come in small packages as shown by the voluminous Dufour 37, with the French builder’s popular new model securing multiple sales in Asia. Historically, cruising sailboats have been evaluated on two basic aspects – comfort... read moreZuzana Prochazka for Yacht Style Magazine