Dufour 36 Classic
Deep draft

Dufour 36 classic can be seen as a consensual sailboat by Dufour. Her classical and elegant hull form does not indicate the generous interior space. Dufour 36 classic has up to three cabins and two bathrooms, depending of the version. The interior is overall high quality but there is a general shortage of storage space, except in the version with only one bathroom, in which the bow cabin has large cupboards.

The deck is simple and well conceived for cruising purpose. The mainsail's traveler is placed on the coachroof, thus leaving the cockpit more spacious. The hull performs well for a cruiser. The Whitlock rack and pinion steering system deserves a special mention.

See the Dufour 36 Classic's specifications on

Main Features

ModelDufour 36 Classic
VersionDeep draft
Sailboat typeCruising monohull
DesignerAlain Mortain
Yiannis Mavrikios
Building years (first/last)1999 / 2004
Number built≈470
PredecessorDufour 35 Classic
SuccessorDufour 365 Grand Large
CE regulationA-6 / B-8
ConstructionGlass fiber/polyester, monolithic hull, sandwich deck
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeSingle under hull rudder
RudderSingle helm wheel
Main dimensions
Length over all36.3 ft
Hull length35.3 ft
Waterline length30.1 ft
Beam over all12.4 ft
Draft5.9 ft
Mast height49.2 ft
Light displacement13007 lbs
Ballast3527 lbs
French customs tonnage13.00 Tx

Rig and sails

Rig typeMasthead Sloop
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Number of rows of spreader2
Spreader anglePushing
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea743 ft²
Downwind sailarea1340 ft²
Mainsail area318 ft²
Genoa area425 ft²
Spinnaker area1023 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

40.6 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

13.5 ft

IFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachement)

46.5 ft

JFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)

12.7 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

46.6 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

19.1 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

45.8 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

22.9 ft


Ballast ratio27.1 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement125.8 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement227.1 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)21.5

Auxiliary engine

Type1 x 2030
Engine power1 x 28 hp
Fuel capacity44.9 gal
Fuel typeDiesel
Transmission typeSaildrive


Number of cabin (max./min.)3 / 2
Number of berth (max./min.)8 / 6
Number of shower room (max./min.)2 / 1
Fresh water capacity89.8 gal
Fridge/cooler capacity34.3 gal
Headroom max6.2 ft
Fore cabin
Length of berth6.2 ft
Width of berth*5.2 ft

Based on specification2000

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