Quick Look: Dufour 425 GL

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase

Clean lines and simple execution have marked the Grand' Large series from Dufour since its inception, and the Dufour 425 expounds that philosophy in every respect. Patrick Roseo's dexterous manipulation of space results in an interior that offers a two-cabin layout with two heads or a three-cabin layout with three heads. Umberto Felci has managed to enclose this abundance in a hull and deck that still contrive to suggest lines both svelte and conducive to fleetness.

Twin helms extend the spacious atmosphere to the cockpit, where straight seats accommodate both lounging and dining at the centerline table, which in turn provides a mount for the compass and ancillary navigation instruments.
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Dufour 425 Grand' Large Specs

LOA: 42' 4"
LWL: 36' 10"
Beam: 13' 8"
Draft: 5' 9"/6' 11"
Sail Area: 722
Displacement: 18,700
Water: 119 gal
Fuel: 42 gal
Engine: Volvo 40 hp
Designer: Umberto Felci & Patrick Roseo
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