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In the 1970s, Dufour was France’s biggest yacht builder, launching a plethora of new models including the Dufour 2800, which superseded the Dufour 27 in 1978.
More than 1,300 Dufour 2800s were built over seven years, making it one of Michel Dufour’s most successful designs.
Its popularity was due to a striking modern design, well ahead of its time, with a high-volume hull and a bright, airy saloon.
Combined with the promise of good sailing performance from an easily managed, race-bred hull and rig, it was a popular formula.