Dufour 36 Performance's main features
Dufour 36 Performance
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
- Hull: Single skin bottom, sandwich sides and deck: PVC fiberglass polyester vacuum bagged
- Deck: Sandwich PVC fiberglass polyester (injection molding process)
First built hull
Last built hull
Still in production
- 2013: European Yacht of the Year: Performance Cruiser
Keel : T-shaped keel (with bulb)
Twin helm wheels
Single spade rudder
EC design category iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)
A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m
B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m
C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m
D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
Dufour 36 Performance's main dimensions
36’ 1”10.99 m
36’ 1”10.99 m
33’ 6”10.21 m
11’ 10”3.61 m
7’ 2”2.2 m
Light displacement (MLC)
13503 lb6125 kg
4189 lb1900 kg
Dufour 36 Performance's rig and sails
Upwind sail area
760 ft²70.6 m²
437 ft²40.6 m²
323 ft²30 m²
I iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)
46’ 7”14.2 m
J iFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)
13’ 4”4.05 m
P iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)
45’ 11”14 m
E iMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)
16’ 1”4.9 m
Sloop Marconi 9/10
Keel stepped mast
Number of levels of spreaders
1x19 strand wire discontinuous
Dufour 36 Performance's performances
Upwind sail area to displacement iThe 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 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
227 ft²/T21.09 m²/T
Displacement-length ratio (DLR) iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The 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 ratio iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.
The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability.
Critical hull speed iAs 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
1 inboard engine
Fuel tank capacity
23.8 gal90 liters
Dufour 36 Performance's accommodations and layout
Open aft cockpit
4 / 6
Freshwater tank capacity
58.1 gal220 liters
Dufour 36 Performance's fore cabin
6’ 7”2 m
6’ 6”1.98 m
Dufour 36 Performance's aft cabin
6’ 7”2 m
4’ 11”1.48 m
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