Dufour Performance 40E




A well-known name on the competitive scene, Italian naval architect and sailor Umberto Felci worked with the Dufour Yachts’ Design Office to achieve the ambitious goal of bettering the Dufour 40. Goal achieved! The Dufour 40E Performance, ultra fast at all points of sail, has sleek lines worthy of its optimum performance. Its user-friendly equipment and ease of handling make this model an outstanding cruise yacht.

High performance racing sailboat.

This 12-meter sailboat allies innovation with technical expertise. With its racing hull, keel design and rudder blade designed for competition sailing, the Dufour 40E Performance offers maximum speed and thrills. This model has a spacious and well designed cockpit, a dual steering wheel and winches within reach of the coxswain, offering the latter optimum visibility. Umberto Felci also opted for weight centering and a lower centre of gravity to ensure greater stiffness.
Comfort and pleasure

With its extremely comfortable and spacious layout, the Dufour 40E Performance is perfect for both racing and fast cruising with a scaled-down crew. Its interior areas were designed for ease of movement and its numerous portholes and deck panels ensure optimum light and ventilation.

The Dufour 40E Performance is an exceptional pioneering yacht offering maximum space and comfort for even greater pleasure.

Technical specification and layouts 
Overall Length12.35 m
Waterline Length10.76 m
Hull Length11.99 m
Max Beam3.89 m
Light displacement8.525 kg
Draft2.10 m
Ballast2.386 kg
Fuel tank capacity200 L
Water tank capacity380 L
Engine power40 cv
Sail area83.3 m2
Mainsail45 m²
Genoa43.3 m²