The Dufour 380, a fractional sloop, was designed by Umberto Felci & Patrick Roséo and built in France by Dufour Yachts.
The Dufour 380 is a 39-foot sailboat that was first built in 2011. It is part of the Grand Large range of Dufour Yachts, which are designed for cruising and living aboard. The Dufour 380 has a bulb fin keel and a spade rudder, and it is steered by a single wheel in the aft cockpit. The mast is deck-stepped and the rig is a fractional sloop with swept-back spreaders.
The Dufour 380 can accommodate up to eight people in three separate cabins and the saloon. The owner's cabin is located in the bow, and it has a double berth, storage lockers and shelves, and an ensuite head with shower.
The two aft cabins have double berths, storage lockers and shelves, and share a head with shower located on the port side of the saloon.
The saloon has a U-shaped dinette on the port side, which can be converted into a double berth if needed.
The galley is located on the starboard side of the companionway, and it has a two-burner stove with oven, a top-loading refrigerator, a double sink with hot and cold water, and plenty of storage space for food and utensils.
The navigation station is located aft of the galley, and it has a chart table, an instrument panel and storage space.
Hull and Deck
The hull of the Dufour 380 is made of fiberglass reinforced plastic (GRP), with an inner grid structure for stiffness and strength. The deck is also made of GRP, with an anti-slip surface and teak wood on the cockpit seats and floor. The deck has a large foredeck with an anchor locker and an electric windlass, two long side decks with handrails and stanchions, and a spacious aft cockpit with a folding table, two lockers, two stern seats and a bathing platform with ladder.
The cockpit is protected by a sprayhood and a bimini top, which can be removed or folded when not needed. The cockpit also has an integrated arch for mounting solar panels or other equipment.
The deck has six mooring cleats, four winches (two for halyards and two for sheets), two genoa tracks with cars, two mainsheet tracks with cars, one traveler track with car, one boom vang, one backstay adjuster, one spinnaker pole (optional), one bowsprit (optional), one asymmetric spinnaker (optional), one roller furling genoa (standard), one fully battened mainsail with lazy jacks and stack pack (standard), one self-tacking jib (optional), one code zero (optional) and one gennaker (optional).
The Dufour 380 is available in two versions: the standard version and the performance version. The performance version has some differences from the standard version, such as:
The performance version is designed for sailors who want more speed and excitement, while the standard version is designed for sailors who want more comfort and space.
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