sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Dufour 335 - spacious, cost effective, simple to sail
Dufour 335 - spacious, cost effective, simple to sail


'Dufour 335'    .

The Dufour 335 Grand Large gathers all the successful advantages of a much bigger boat. Even though this boat has been on the market since the end of 2011, it's worth a look as a cost effective solution to the dreams of many a cruising sailor looking for space in a shorter length of boat.

dufour-335-grand-large cockpit from stern -  .. .  

She is designed for longer cruising but her comfort and layout are a surprise for a boat of this size. Its wide open cockpit is revolutionary for a 33ft boat providing space and comfort usually reserved for larger boats. Twin wheels and redesigned rigging with no need for a backstay increase the feeling of space, safety and comfort. Single or short handed sailing can be a breeze with this model.

Down below you will see a larger than normal aft cabin, spacious forecabin and a spacious and well designed head.

A 335 Grand Large galley can be fully kitted out for living, starting with a large refrigerator, sink and twin burner oven, coupled with Corian work surfaces and bags of clever storage provide everything you need to live aboard for longer periods.

Dufour Grand Large 335 saloon -  .. .  

You could call her a pocket yacht for long-distance cruising. It's quite striking that she has no backstay, thanks to a rethink of the rigging and spreader design; secondly, she has twin wheels — quite something for such a small yacht — which gives easy acces to the aft bathing platform area (particularly without a backstay in the way); and thirdly, she has been designed with some above-class-average tankage to deliver cruising autonomy.

Her two-cabin interior is fairly straightforward, with a portside aft galley at the foot of the wider-than-usual hatch and companionway and a chart table to starboard, with the midships area given to twin fore and aft bench settees and a central table.

Dufour 335 cabin -  .. .  

The sleeping cabins — one in the bow and one in the stern — mean that you can cruise with friends without getting in each other's way.

If there is anyone who knows a good yacht when they see one, it's the operators of sailing schools. Here's one satisfied customer, Peter Franki of Eastsail Sailing School:
'We have been operating the a well-known brand of boat for many years. I have been looking for a replacement boat for about the last 4 or 5 years and seriously for about 2.

'Whilst the our previous boats have been excellent for our business they have always been compromised by their tiny cockpit.

'So one of my primary considerations was usable cockpit space - bums on seats. I also wanted a boat that had reasonable water storage, Volvo engine and sail drive leg, Volvo, quality build, decent interior with a simple rig.

'The Dufour 335 has met all those criteria as well as being reasonably priced and easy to sail. Overall I am delighted.

Dufour 335 head -  .. .  


Specifications:
Overall length 10.28m/33'7'
Hull length 9.98m/32'7'
Waterline length 9m/29'5'
Beam 3.49m/11'4'
Displacement 5 450 Kg
Standard Draft 1.90m/6'2'
Optional Draft 1.55m/5'1'
Mainsail surface 54m²
Water tank capacity 220L/48 gallons
Fuel tank capacity 160L/35 gallons
Layout 2 cabin/1 head

For more information go to the Dufour website


by Peter Franki/Sail-World Cruising

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108386

5:32 AM Sat 13 Apr 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Yacht feature

Related News Stories:

09 Apr 2013  Jeanneau updates with two new sailing boat models
02 Apr 2013  The new Italian Vismara v34ds - go fast or go easy.
08 Mar 2013  New catamaran - sailing comfortably at 20 knots
11 Feb 2013  Yacht of the Week: James Bond's Regina
03 Feb 2013  Yacht Feature: Hanse 575 - the right boat at just the right time
03 Feb 2013  Yacht Feature: Hanse 575 - the right boat at just the right time
16 Jan 2013  All new Bavaria Cruiser 56, the longest of them all
21 Dec 2012  Yacht feature: Daysailer Morris 29
17 Dec 2012  First Australian Helia 44 to arrive in March
08 Dec 2012  Yacht Feature: Fountaine Pajot's Victoria 67
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





















Express 27 National Championship overall + Video by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,














America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do
Ronstan Bridge to Bridge 2014 - Images by Erik Simonson
Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Australian Sailing Team signs up
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 3
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sailors place on world regatta circuits
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2
PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense competition on day 3
America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner
Wake Park Triple Crown - Registration open for final stop
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini
Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team
OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash
East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng
Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi
New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
Helping boaters understand weather basics   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2   
Match 40s find the surface again + Video   
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi   
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director   
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition   
IFDS World Championship overall   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series   
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2   
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda   
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14   
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing   
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa   
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video   
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic   
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?   
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta   
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT