|Dufour 36 Performance's Main Features|
|Model||Dufour 36 Performance|
|Type of hull||Monohull|
|Award||2013 European Yacht of the Year - Category : Performance Cruiser|
monolithic bottom, sandwich sides and deck: PVC / fiberglass / polyester vaccum bagged
sandwich PVC / fiberglass / polyester (injection molding process)
|First built hull||2012|
|Last built hull||Still in production|
T-shaped keel (with bulb)
|Rudder||1 spade rudder|
|Cockpit||Open aft cockpit|
|Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)||About
135 000 €(2017)
|Dufour 36 Performance's Main dimensions|
|Length overall||36’ 1”|
|Hull length||36’ 1”|
|Waterline length||33’ 6”|
|Beam (width)||11’ 10”|
|Light displacement||13503 lbs|
|Ballast weight||4189 lbs|
|Dufour 36 Performance's Rig and sails|
|Upwind sail area||760 sq.ft|
|Mainsail area||437 sq.ft|
|Genoa area||323 sq.ft|
|Rigging type||Sloop Marconi 9/10|
|Mast position||Keel stepped mast|
|Spars||Mast and boom in Aluminum|
|Standing rigging||1x19 strand wire discontinuous|
|Number of levels of spreaders||2|
|IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment)||46’ 7”|
|JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)||13’ 4”|
|PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)||45’ 11”|
|EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)||16’ 1”|
|Dufour 36 Performance's Performances|
|Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
|Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
|Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
|Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
|Dufour 36 Performance's Auxiliary engine|
|Engine type||Inboard engine|
|Fuel tank capacity||23.8 gal|
|Dufour 36 Performance's Accommodation|
|Berth(s) (min/max)||4 / 6|
|Fresh water tank capacity||58.1 gal|
|Dufour 36 Performance's Fore cabin|
|Berth length||6’ 7”|
|Berth width||6’ 6”|
|Dufour 36 Performance's Aft cabin|
|Berth length||6’ 7”|
|Berth width||4’ 11”|