Dufour 40E Performance Range 40E Performance Range

Celebrating 50 Years


The target set for architect Umberto Felci and the Dufour Yachts Design Office was to come up with something even better than the Dufour 40. What a challenge! And they more than came up with the goods!
Its many qualities speak for themselves : finesse, precision, exciting sailing.
All adding up to a fast boat for racing or just for the pleasure of skimming through the water; which at the same time lets you enjoy proper cruising in comfort.

Contact Dufour yacht dealer Denison Yacht Sales for a private showing.


  • Lenth Overall 12.35 m
  • Waterline Length 10.76 m
  • Max Beam 3.89 m
  • Draft 2.10 m
  • Light Displacement 8,525 Kg
  • Engine Power 40 cv
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 200 L
  • Sail Area 83.3 m2

Tender Garage

An easy accessible tender garage is well integrated in the aft working area to fit a 3,10 mt tender as well as having a large and comfortable access to the water.


The D560 has been designed in order to offer an independent cooking space on the deck : barbecue and sink are integrated at the back, and the cockpit table also includes a fridge.

Functional and Complete

The fixed bowsprit, the self tacking jib and the boom inclined forward are all examples of a sail plan that is derived from solo sailor open 60, where ease of handling in race mode are mandatory.


The clean deck plan is well balanced between maneuvering and relaxing spaces. Various sunbath with cushions are placed at the back, as well as at the front, and guarantee maximum security for all guests.