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Sailboat Preview: Dufour 44

  • By Andrew Parkinson
  • April 2, 2024

Dufour 44

Dufour Yachts has settled into a rhythm of late. Coming off launches of the Dufour 37, 41 and 61 in a little more than a year’s time, the French sailboat builder’s newest offering is a sturdy 44-foot model. According to Dufour, it was designed to be a game-changer in the midsize cruiser category. 

A collaboration between Felci Yacht Design and the Dufour design team, the Dufour 44 maintains the brand’s DNA of ­comfort, versatility, and seaworthiness. The hull design is optimized for speed and stability, whether cruising along ­coastal ­waters or embarking on offshore passages. 

Some new features are aimed at enhancing the overall sailing experience, including a hexagonal table in the salon. It’s a notable design element with seating for up to 10 people. This boat also has versatile layout options, called Adventure and Ocean versions, in three- and four-stateroom configurations. 

Owners can also choose a longitudinal galley or a forward galley. The longitudinal galley has a larger work surface, while interior designer Luca Ardizio penned a reimagined version of the traditional forward galley. The warm, light-filled salon layout prioritizes atmosphere and flow, with maximum space for ­entertaining, and more stowage than on previous models. 

The owner’s stateroom is forward, with an island berth and a separate head for privacy. 

“The approach we adopted was to create a soft design, playing with curves and experimenting with materials,” Ardizio says. “We opted for the abundant use of white to create a luminous atmosphere. We focused on creating a harmonious ambience by playing with light to enhance the space we were given. This meant making specific decor choices to enhance different areas of the boat.” 

On deck, the enlarged cockpit can seat at least six people, making it ideal for socializing and relaxation underway. The swim platform is enlarged, with a dual-access concept that’s intended to ease the guests’ transition between on-deck activities and relaxation. 

“The objective was to create a spacious outdoor living area, resulting in a proportionally larger cockpit compared with her predecessor of the same size,” says naval architect Umberto Felci. “Our focus was on integrating elements from the Dufour 470 and Dufour 530, emphasizing fluid communication in the cockpit, facilitating easy passage to the deck, and optimizing the overall length of the boat. We have taken successful elements from the Dufour 41 while introducing new features.”

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Discover the film of the new sailboat Dufour 44

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Step aboard the new Dufour 44 

Welcome aboard the sailing boat Dufour 44 , for a 150-mile sail from La Rochelle to the Glénan islands of southern Brittany.

Born of a collaboration between Felci Yachts Design, Ardizio Design and the Dufour shipyard design office. The new Dufour 44 is a perfect balance between performance and comfort , with exhilarating lines, an optimised deck layout and numerous innovations.

The perfect balance

Dufour has set itself the goal of providing unrivalled pleasure on board, and the Dufour 44 has been designed with this in mind. Standing out from the crowd with her slender hull design and manoeuvrability at the helm, this 13.91-metre yacht will fully satisfy demanding owners and cruising fans alike. With the precision and responsiveness offered by the Dufour 44, the sensations are amplified.

Visit the Dufour 44

An innovative and spacious saloon

With a hexagonal table, the DUFOUR 44 brings a new design to the saloon and allows up to 8 people to dine together, with removable seats that are ingenious in that they can also complement the sofa area.

Forward, you’ll find the Owner’s cabin with its Island Bed, double bathroom and double storage space which exceeds expectations for optimum comfort.

Warm interior design and comfort under way

Aboard this new 44-foot Dufour yacht , all 13.91 metres has been designed with an emphasis on detail, atmosphere and choice of materials. The result is a warm atmosphere that’s bathed in light and features plenty of space and ample storage, while keeping crew comfort and safety in mind.

The Dufour 44 is offered in a total of 4 layout versions , with the option of a fore-and-aft galley or having the galley forward.

22 May 2024 Private tours and sea trials in La Rochelle

04 April 2024 Setting sail for the Palma International Boat Show

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Private tours and sea trials in La Rochelle

From 27 th  to 29 th  June, Dufour is inviting you to discover the shipyard’s new model, the Dufour 44, as well as the latest models in the Dufour range, on display at the Vieux Port, in the Bassin des Chalutiers in La Rochelle.⛵

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2024 Spring All-Met: Girls’ rowing first team, best boats, honorable mention

Check out this year’s picks for the D.C. area’s top girls’ rowing performers.

Baseball | Softball | Boys’ lacrosse | Girls’ lacrosse | Boys’ soccer | Girls’ soccer | Boys’ track and field | Girls’ track and field | Boys’ tennis | Girls’ tennis | Golf | Gymnastics | Boys’ rowing

The following student-athletes have been selected to The Washington Post’s 2024 All-Met team for girls’ rowing:

Mikayla Bartos, Sr., West Springfield

The Duquesne commit shined in the stroke seat of West Springfield’s top varsity four, which won gold at the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association championships.

Ella Dowley, Sr., Potomac School

Committed to Dartmouth, Dowley took gold in the varsity single at the VASRA championships.

Gigi DuFour, Sr., Bethesda-Chevy Chase

DuFour was the driving force over the past three seasons behind the Barons’ top varsity eight boat, which won at the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Rowing Association championships in May.

Alanna Dunnigan, Sr., Colgan

Dunnigan impressed local coaches from the stroke seat of the Sharks’ top varsity eight boat.

Gabby Fenwick, Sr., Seton

Fenwick was Seton’s senior captain and stroked the program’s top varsity four boat.

Aniset Idriss, Sr., Jackson-Reed

Lauded for her work ethic, Idriss led the Tigers to a third-place finish at the WMIRA championships.

Esther Lee, Sr., Whitman

With Lee in the stroke seat, the Vikings finished second in the top varsity eight race at the WMIRA meet.

Mira Meek, Jr., Wakefield

Meek was a key cog in the Warriors’ Virginia state championship-winning top varsity eight boat.

Ellie Vander Ploeg Fallon, Sr., W.T. Woodson

The Stanford commit helped the Cavaliers take silver at the Virginia state championships in the first varsity eight boat.

Carmen Torrecilla, Sr., Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Torrecilla, who will row at Georgetown next year, took the Barons’ program to new heights in the top varsity eight boat.

Natalie Kaldahl, Sr., Wakefield

Kaldahl sat in the seventh seat of Wakefield’s top varsity eight boat, one of the fastest in the country.

Coach of the Year

Brian Comey, Bethesda-Chevy Chase

With Comey at the helm, the Barons took gold in the top varsity and second varsity eight boats at WMIRA, in addition to the team overall points trophy. B-CC also medaled in its top two eight boats at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia.

First four: West Springfield

Second eight: Wakefield

First eight: Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Honorable mention

Eliza Boniface, Sr., Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Ainsley Buice, Jr., Fairfax

Paige Burke, Sr., Thomas Jefferson

Olivia Chong, Sr., Wakefield

Anna Duall, So., Wakefield

Ellie Fossand, Jr., Woodson

Amelia Hanson, Sr., Episcopal

Bronwen Holmes, Sr., Jackson-Reed

Michelle Kim, Sr., Walter Johnson

Ava Kucko, Sr., McLean

Leah Mancabelli, Sr., St. John’s

Lara Pauw, Sr., Walter Johnson

Nuria Revilla, Jr., National Cathedral

Blythe Steahly, Sr., West Springfield

Sara Torres, Sr., Bethesda-Chevy Chase

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