Current News

This shows current news stories for members and non-members.

Dufour News Magazine Archives

The Association’s magazine online archive now goes back to 1981. This provides further technical information for older yachts, and many additional ideas even for today’s yachts.

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Winner of the David Eyre Trophy

Winner of the 2018 David Eyre Trophy from the Dufour Association is Art Whitehead. The David Eyre Trophy is awarded by the Association Committee for the best article published in Dufour News during the year. The article “A Steep Learning Curve” was an example to us all and maybe reminds...Read More »


Red Diesel

The UK Government (HMRC) has lost its case at the European Court of Justice regarding the use of red diesel. Its case was that leisure vessels were allowed to use red diesel as part was used for heating rather than propulsion. This meant that UK leisure sailors could use this...Read More »


Dufour Association Burgees

Dufour Association

Fly your Dufour Association pennant with pride.
If you are a member and don’t have one yet then the Association is currently offering the new batch at under cost price.

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Dufour News Spring 2019

The latest issue of Dufour News is the Spring 2019 issue with cruise reports for Netherlands, Ireland and Bermuda, repairing electric winches and the AGM report.

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New Archive for Manuals

A new feature for Dufour Association members is an archive for manuals so members can share and access Dufour manuals that may be difficult to get – or just not with you when you want them.
Members have already added some and we hope to share more over time.

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