News and Information

Select a category or a date from our archives to view interesting articles on all things Dufour.

We have:

  • Useful information for sailors

  • Owners reviews of their Dufour model, quite useful when making a decision on buying a boat

  • ‘How to’ articles on maintenance, modifications and upgrades that have been made to our owners boats.

  • Reports from our Rally’s and meets

  • Local knowledge sheets from our owners about their stretch of water or places they’ve visited


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Useful Information for Sailors


The French coastguard (crossmed) has changed Emergency number from 112 to 196 on a mobile phone! They are obviously still reachable on Channel 16 on a VHF! A good number to save in your phones if you sea an incident out at sea!