The Dufour 470, heir to its predecessor D460, reflects the shipyard’s DNA but with a new strain toward modernity.
The new hull line and the fluidity of the deck architecture make this sailboat an authentic icon whose modernity, simplicity, and elegance have already made it a new “classic.” The family feeling is firm but equally firm are the choices to “break” with the past. A sign of Dufour Yachts’ new footprint.
The aggressive inverted bow and machined sidewall at the sheer line are some of the key elements that characterize the new aesthetic. The new bow sections are the result of the continuous search for the best relationship between interior volume and performance. But we don’t like to talk about compromise.
Dufour 470 – Exteriors
When it comes to a Felci hull, one must always think of an optimal hull shape, without compromises that affect sailboat functionality, so again, we tried to find a way to balance all the elements and mix them in the best possible way. The Dufour 470 is offered with three different deck layouts.
This is possible thanks to a flexibility studied at length during the design phase that allows the dedicated winch for the halyards to be either on the deckhouse (a solution most appreciated by racers) or near the helmsman.
These are the two main possibilities to differentiate the deck equipment of the “ocean” version and the “performance” version. As for the “easy,” let’s say “charter” version, everything is focused on simplicity so that there is a “first-impact approach.” Fantastic functionality of the dodger and bimini layout.
We used the same concept tested on D530 and D61 to propose a real new way of living and moving on deck. Thanks to the step near the bridge and the bimini arrangement, there is the ability to move from the cockpit along the side walkways freely and easily. Try it to believe it!
Dufour 470 – Interiors
|B max||4,74 m|
|Genoa sail area||50 sqm|
|Sail Area||107 sqm|
|Water tank||530 lt|
|Fuel tank||250 lt|