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Dufour 45E Performance is a Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat built by Dufour and designed by Felci Yachts. Her first hull was built in 2010 with an overall lengh of 13.95 m or 45.10 ft long and a Keel stepped mast mast configuration.

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DUFOUR 45E PERFORMANCE Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft13.95 m / 45.10 ft
Builder(s)Dufour Yachts
Designer(s)Felci Yachts
categoryOffshore cruiser-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
Ballast TypeCast iron
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 9/10
Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Number of Head(s)2
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal570 L / 150.6 gal
Ballast Ratio0.31


Overall Length (LOA) 13.95 m / 45.10 ft
Hull Length13.6 m / 44.7 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)12.16 m / 39.11 ft
Beam (width)4.3 m / 14.1 ft
Draft1.95 m / 6.5 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 10917 kg / 24068 lb
Ballast Weight3380 kg / 7452 lb


Critical Hull Speed8.46 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)172
Ballast Ratio0.31
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement22.96 m²/T / 247 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing RiggingDyform discontinuous
Upwind Sail Area113 m² / 1216 ft²
Mainsail Area54 m² / 581 ft²
Genoa Area59 m² / 635 ft²
I53.1 ft * 16.2 m
J16.5 ft * 5 m
P51.7 ft * 15.74 m
E19.8 ft * 6 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power55 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity250 L / 66 gal

Below Deck