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Yacht Sales West Inc.

1826 Mast Tower Road
V6H 4B6

Fax:  604 488 1203

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  This well-known French brand began life in the late 1960s with Michel Dufour’s iconic 30ft Arpege. This design was one of the first to fully embrace the possibilities of the then new boat building material of fibreglass. It featured a curved superstructure, a short keel with separate skeg-hung rudder, wide beam and a heavy bulb on the bottom of the keel to maximise stability. Other larger (35 and 41ft) models followed, as did a slightly more modest range of cruisers, but the original company was another that did not weather the 1980s downturn. However, the name was revived in the following decade, with a range of modern cruising yachts that immediately proved popular and within a few years the line-up was expanded with three performance cruiser designs between 34-45ft.  

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2015 Dufour 45E Performance


Vancouver | new order,BC,Canada

navigation station
aft head
main salon
forward cabin + side cabin
ensuite head forward
salon + galley
salon + navigation
3 cabin layout
4 cabin layout (option)
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Reinvigorate your passion for sailing.

CRUISING WORLD's 2011 BOAT OF THE YEAR WINNER || Comments from the judging panel ranged from, "The boat's overall sailing performance is outstanding." to "It's easy to sail singlehanded since both the double-ended mainsheet and jib sheets lead to winches near the wheels." to "The accommodations plan is spacious and comfortable."

The Dufour 45e is a fast and powerful cruiser with elegant lines, long legs and an interior built to meet a high expectation for comfort. Steering this perfectly balanced and highly maneuverable yacht is an addicting experience. True versatillity allows the 45E to dominate the club racing scene and also accomodate a crew of 6 for long distance cruising excursions.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Hull Shape MonohullBeam 14 ft 10 in 
Max Draft 7 ft 5 inDry Weight 23964 lb 
Fuel Capacity 65 galLength at Waterline 39 ft 9 in 
Length Overall 45 ft 8 inWater Capacity 137.80 gal 
Number of Engines 1    

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  • Herb McCormick from Cruising World puts the Dufour 45E through the on for his thoughts on this award winning model

  • In 2011, the folks at Cruising World awarded this model Boat of the Year WINNER (40' - 49'). Read their review here.

For Sale by

Yacht Sales West Inc.

1826 Mast Tower Road
V6H 4B6

Fax:  604 488 1203

About the 45E

The flowing lines of the coach-roof, the uncluttered deck, a cockpit that’s broad yet offers good protection. 

High-quality deck fittings coupled with Dufour ergonomics enable everyone to handle this animal easily. At the helm, nothing can stop you — you have a thoroughbred racer in your hands.

The interior impresses at once with the space and fittings worthy of a large cruising yacht. Many connoisseurs have remarked on its superiority in this respect, compared with yachts that aim for comfort alone.



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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