The company is back on track following a management buyout

Dufour Yachts is now operating independently and celebrating two new boat launches.

The announcement that Dufour is once again a stand-alone company follows a management buyout, approved in

September by the authorities in La Rochelle, and the support from French

authorities and banks.

A company spokesman said ‘trading

results, product plan and forecasting has allowed the boat yard secure the

future for many years to come’.


the launch of two new models last year, Dufour Yachts is now celebrating the launch of two new boats.

The Grand Large 310 was displayed

and is reported to have sold well at the Paris boat show earlier this month and the Grand Large 560 will be

presented in February. These two new models bring the number of models in

the range to seven.


management buyout allows the leadership team to continue to drive forward

quality, build techniques and continue to invest and focus on the production of sailing


The Dufour UK team

are working closely with the yard to ensure build slots are available for

spring deliveries for all models and as they are built to order have arranged

viewing weekends at the yard in January and February for those models not

available to view in the UK.

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