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Dufour 455

One of the most successful sailing yachts from the Dufour Yachts shipyard, and definitely one of the most sought after for holiday boat charter, the Dufour 455 is 13.75 m (45’1”) long with a 4.20 m (14”) beam. Very spacious both inside and on deck, we believe that the strength of this boat lies in its comfort, although not at the expense of performance, as with all boats designed by Umberto Felci. And because we strive to offer charter boats with good performance, we have equipped our Emotion with an oversized mast. Gennaker is optional.

Emotion’s configuration is 4 cabins and 2 heads, although the latter actually consist of 3 quarters. The bow head is in fact split into 2 separate areas: on the port side is the one with the WC and one shower, on the starboard side the one with the sink and another shower. All cabins have double beds (very large at the bow and obviously smaller but comfortable astern). The dinette size is quite impressive, with walled galley and saloon on the port side and chart table to starboard.

What we probably like the most about this vessel is her deck layout: short deck house, large sundeck, very spacious cockpit, and aft deck with a clever compartment for the life raft are, in our opinion, the boat’s strong points. Gennaker is optional.

Specifications

 

lounge of dufour 455
view of Emotion lounge
tavolo e poppa dufour 455 Passion
cuddy Cabin dufour 455
ponte della barca dufour 455
stern of the boat dufour 455
view of Emotion and Passion Dufour 455
Name   Emotion-Passion
Year   2007 - 2008
     

Specifications

Lenght   13,76 m
Beam   4,30 m
Draft   2,00 m
Engine   75 Hp Volvo
Weight   11.000 Kg
Sail area   100,4 m2
Cabins   4
Wc   2
Berths   8+2
Wheel rudder   si - 2
Spray hood   yes
Bimini top   yes
Diesel tank capacity   250 l
Water tank capacity   530 l
Hot water   yes
     

Rigging

Furling genoa   yes

Semi batten mainsail + lazy jacks

  yes
Gennaker   opt
     
     

Electric equipment

Electric windlass   yes
Electric fridge   yes
Battery Charger   yes
     

External equipment

Cockpit shower   yes
Tender   yes
Outboard Engine   opt
     

Electronic Equipment

GPS   yes
Plotter   yes
Log   yes
Echo sounder   yes
Anemometer   yes
Vhf   yes
Autopilot   yes
Radio stereo / CD player   yes