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Dufour Catamarans

Dufour, one of the biggest monohull manufacturers in Europe, has designed a catamaran. Dufour has designed an innovative and fast catamaran in the 45-50ft range and will unveil their new Dufour 48 Sailing Catamaran at the Cannes International Yachting Festival in September 2018.


Dufour 48 Catamaran

The is incredible Umberto Felci-designed Dufour 48 catamaran has the characteristic Felci’s lines, that are contemporary, borrowing the aesthetics from some high-end racer/cruiser cats like HH Catamarans. The bows are reversed and narrow to cleave the water efficiently. The mast has been pulled aft to allow for larger headsails and the boom is angled more as on Dufour’s monohulls.

Felci’s design focuses on outdoor living starting with an enormous flybridge. An L-shaped settee forms the perimeter of the upper deck to the port side and just aft of the single helm seat to starboard.

The second outdoor space is the 26-foot wide cockpit with seating for eight to port.  The level changes have been kept to a minimum as is evident from the transoms where only two steps bring you up onto the cockpit deck.

The final outdoor section is the bow where two double sunpads lie just ahead of the coachroof. Surprisingly, this still leaves room for two small sections for trampoline just aft of the cross beam. The pads are separated by a length of hard deck that houses the windlass.


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