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Dufour 40E Performance is a Cruiser-racer sailboat built by Dufour and designed by Felci Yachts. Her first hull was built in 2010 with an overall lengh of 12.35 m or 40.6 ft long and a Keel stepped mast mast configuration.

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DUFOUR 40E PERFORMANCE Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft12.35 m / 40.6 ft
Builder(s)Dufour Yachts
Designer(s)Felci Yachts
categoryCruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built2010
Last Hull Built2017
AppendagesKeel L-shaped keel (with bulb)
HelmTwin helm wheels
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitClosing aft cockpit with opening system
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 9/10
Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal380 L / 100.4 gal
Ballast Ratio0.28


Overall Length (LOA) 12.35 m / 40.6 ft
Hull Length11.99 m / 39.4 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)10.76 m / 35.4 ft
Beam (width)3.89 m / 12.10 ft
Draft2.1 m / 6.11 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 8525 kg / 18794 lb
Ballast Weight2386 kg / 5260 lb


Critical Hull Speed7.96 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)194
Ballast Ratio0.28
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement21.16 m²/T / 228 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement38.58 m²/T / 415 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL17.86 m / 58.7 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing RiggingDyform discontinuous
Upwind Sail Area88.3 m² / 950 ft²
Downwind Sail Area161 m² / 1733 ft²
Mainsail Area45 m² / 484 ft²
Genoa Area43.3 m² / 466 ft²
I48.1 ft * 14.65 m
J13.10 ft * 4.2 m
P47.1 ft * 14.35 m
E17.11 ft * 5.46 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power40 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity200 L / 52.8 gal

Below Deck

Maximum Headroom6.5 ft * 1.95 m