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Dufour 2800 Shoal draft is a Cruising sailboat built by Dufour and designed by Michel Dufour. Her first hull was built in 1977 with an overall lengh of 8.45 m or 27.8 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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DUFOUR 2800 SHOAL DRAFT Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft8.45 m / 27.8 ft
Builder(s)Dufour Yachts
Designer(s)Michel Dufour
VersionShoal draft
categoryCruising sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
Number of Hulls Built1500
First Hull Built1977
Last Hull Built1983
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)1
Number of Berth(s)5
Number of Head(s)1
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal130 L / 34.3 gal
Ballast Ratio0.34


Overall Length (LOA) 8.45 m / 27.8 ft
Hull Length8.23 m / 27 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)7.15 m / 23.6 ft
Beam (width)2.84 m / 9.4 ft
Waterline Beam Width2.47 m / 8.1 ft
Maximum Transverse Section1.21 m² / 13 ft²
Draft1.2 m / 3.11 ft
Wetted Area15.53 m² / 167 ft²
Fore Freeboard1.14 m / 3.8 ft
Mid-Ship Freeboard0.98 / 3.2 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 2650 kg / 5842 lb
Maximum Displacement3290 kg / 7253 lb
Ballast Weight900 kg / 1984 lb


Critical Hull Speed6.49 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)205
Ballast Ratio0.34
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement21.16 m²/T / 228 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement35.76 m²/T / 385 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL11.4 m / 37.5 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders1
Spreaders Angle0 °
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire continuous
Upwind Sail Area40.53 m² / 436 ft²
Downwind Sail Area68.48 m² / 737 ft²
Mainsail Area14.48 m² / 156 ft²
Genoa Area26.05 m² / 280 ft²
I32.10 ft * 10 m
J10.11 ft * 3.32 m
P28.1 ft * 8.55 m
E9.6 ft * 2.9 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity40 L / 10.6 gal

Below Deck

Maximum Headroom6 ft * 1.84 m
Head Headroom5.10 ft * 1.78 m
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