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Dufour 28 Mezzo Fin keel is a Cruising sailboat built by Dufour and designed by Groupe Fauroux. Her first hull was built in 1983 and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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DUFOUR 28 MEZZO FIN KEEL Sailboat Specifications​


Builder(s)Dufour Yachts
Designer(s)Groupe Fauroux
VersionFin keel
categoryCruising sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
Number of Hulls Built140
First Hull Built1983
Last Hull Built1988
AppendagesKeel fin without bulb
HelmSingle tiller
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitClosed aft cockpit
Ballast TypeCast iron
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi masthead
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)2
Number of Berth(s)5
Number of Head(s)1
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal100 L / 26.4 gal
Ballast Ratio0.34


Hull Length8.76 m / 28.8 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)7.2 m / 23.7 ft
Beam (width)3.16 m / 10.5 ft
Maximum Transverse Section0.93 m² / 10 ft²
Draft1.63 m / 5.4 ft
Wetted Area16.66 m² / 179 ft²
Light Displacement (MLC) 2720 kg / 5997 lb
Ballast Weight920 kg / 2028 lb


Critical Hull Speed6.51 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)206
Ballast Ratio0.34
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement22.48 m²/T / 242 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL12.35 m / 40.6 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders1
Spreaders Angle0 °
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire continuous
Upwind Sail Area43.8 m² / 471 ft²
Mainsail Area15.4 m² / 166 ft²
Genoa Area28.4 m² / 306 ft²
I34.7 ft * 10.55 m
J11.6 ft * 3.5 m
P29.6 ft * 9 m
E10 ft * 3.05 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity50 L / 13.2 gal

Below Deck

Fridge Capacity70 L / 18.5 gal
Maximum Headroom6 ft * 1.82 m
Head Headroom5.5 ft * 1.65 m
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