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Dufour 1800

Brief details

Builder

Michel Dufour, La Rochelle, France

Designed by Laurent Cordelle, the Dufour 1800 is a fast small cruiser that is fairly typical of the middle years of Dufour design, with a full-bodied hull topped by a square looking coach roof. It has four berths, including a separate fore cabin ahead of a midships heads compartment. The fractional rig gives easy handling with good performance. Both inboard engined and outboard versions were built, the outboard version using a well in the back of the cockpit for the engine

LOA

25' 2"

Sail area

330 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

21' 11"

Rig

fractional sloop

Beam

8' 10"

Cabins

saloon and forecabin

Draught

4' 3"

Berths

4

Displacement

4,038 lbs

Engine

inboard or outboard in well

Ballast

1,653 lbs

BHP

6 - 9

Keel type

Iron fin keel with spade rudder

Dufour Yachts was established in 1964, and until the late 1980s built a string of mostly fairly fast cruising yachts in a wide variety of sizes, of which the 1800 is one of the smallest - the 1800 referring to the nominal displacement in kilograms. The Dufour 1800 started life as the Dufour 25 in 1978, and was renamed the Dufour 1800 in 1980. At the time Dufour was one of the largest European builders, and the 1800 sold about 200 in three years.

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Dufour 1800

The accommodation consists of a vee-berth in the forecabin, separated from the saloon by the heads compartment. There is s sliding door to the saloon, and a curtain separating the forepeak from the heads. The heads compartment has marine WC and washbasin

The washbasin in the heads is orange - bright colours such as this being typical of French boats of the era

 

 

Dufour 1800

Under the wide hatchway in the saloon is a small chart table to port, and a basic galley to starboard - that on this boat being just a single-burned cartridge gas cooker, although a gimballed two-burner cooker would be more common.

Under the companionway is the space that would have been occupied by engine and gearbox in inboard powered versions of this yacht - n the outboard powered version, as in this case, this is a huge locker space big enough to hold a dinghy and outboard

Below: The outboard can either be left in place when sailing, or if racing, removed and stowed below, when a plug is fitted to the outboard well to retain the hull shape

Dufour 1800
Dufour 1800
Dufour 1800

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