Universal Yachting has announced its participation in the Southampton International Boat Show, from 13 to 22 September. This year, Universal Yachting will showcase three exceptional models from Dufour Yachts: The Dufour 37, the Dufour 41, and the highly anticipated UK debut of the new Dufour 44. Additionally, visitors will have the chance to learn about the innovative SMART electric propulsion system.

Dufour 37: Contemporary Design and Comfort

In the sub-35-foot category, the Dufour 37 shines with its blend of modern design, impressive sailing performance and bright, comfortable living spaces. These qualities make it an excellent choice for family cruisers and performance-oriented sailors alike.

Dufour 41: Spacious and Performance-Oriented

The Dufour 41 has drawn plenty of attention in the family cruiser market for its thoughtful use of space. The spacious and well-appointed cockpit features an innovative transom grill and galley setup, making it a standout feature. The Dufour 41 promises a comfortable and enjoyable sailing experience, equipped with a deep, balanced spade rudder and twin helms that enhance its sailing capabilities and ensure excellent manoeuvrability.

Dufour 44: Luxury and Innovation

The new Dufour 44 represents a major advancement in Dufour’s lineup, blending luxury, functionality and innovative design to deliver an exceptional sailing experience. Ideal for both coastal cruising and offshore passages, this yacht features a sleek hull and stylish deck layout that combine aesthetics with practicality.

Introducing SMART Electric Propulsion

This year marks the UK debut of the Dufour SMART electric propulsion system which will be on show at the Universal Yachting stand. This “Smart Electric” solution is a notable advancement in marine propulsion technology and includes a hybrid electric motor powered by lithium-ion iron phosphate batteries and/or a generator. This hybrid system offers the ability to enjoy longer passages, greater freedom, as well as added security with a third source of propulsion. The Universal Yachting team will be on hand to answer any questions about this exciting innovation.


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