Performance 40E

ELEGANT, RELIABLE, DISCERNABLE

A SUCCESS ON ALL LEVELS

A well-known name on the competitive scene, Italian naval architect and sailor Umberto Felci worked with the Dufour Yachts' Design Office to achieve the ambitious goal of bettering the Dufour 40. Goal achieved! The Dufour 40E Performance, ultra fast at all points of sail, has sleek lines worthy of its optimum performance. Its user-friendly equipment and ease of handling make this model an outstanding cruise yacht. 


High performance racing sailboat

This 12-meter sailboat allies innovation with technical expertise. With its racing hull, keel design and rudder blade designed for competition sailing, the Dufour 40E Performance offers maximum speed and thrills. This model has a spacious and well designed cockpit, a dual steering wheel and winches within reach of the coxswain, offering the latter optimum visibility. Umberto Felci also opted for weight centering and a lower centre of gravity to ensure greater stiffness.

Comfort and pleasure

With its extremely comfortable and spacious layout, the Dufour 40E Performance is perfect for both racing and fast cruising with a scaled-down crew. Its interior areas were designed for ease of movement and its numerous portholes and deck panels ensure optimum light and ventilation.

The Dufour 40E Performance is an exceptional pioneering yacht offering maximum space and comfort for even greater pleasure.


Performance 40E

Virtual Tour 360°

It doesn’t much matter where you go. It’s all about living in the present moment aboard a yacht specifically designed to enhance the natural freedom of the open sea.

Performance 40E

Layouts

Deck plan
Performance 40E
Layout 1
Performance 40E

Berths

4

Cabins

2

Heads

1

Pullman cabin

No

Skipper cabin

No

Kitchen

L-shape
Layout 2
Performance 40E

Berths

6

Cabins

3

Heads

1

Pullman cabin

No

Skipper cabin

No

Kitchen

L-shape
Layout 3
Performance 40E

Berths

6

Cabins

3

Heads

2

Pullman cabin

No

Skipper cabin

No

Kitchen

L-shape
Performance 40E

Technical Specs

Construction

  • Architect : Umberto FELCI / Patrick ROSEO
  • Year : 2010
  • Hull construction : Fiberglass / contact
  • Deck construction : Injection

Technical specifications

Overall length

12.35 m

Waterline length

10.76 m

Hull length

11.99 m

Max beam

3.89 m

Light displacement

8.525 kg

Draft

2.10 m

Keel weight

2.386 kg

Fuel tank capacity

200 L

Water tank capacity

380 L

Engine power

40 cv

Sail area

83.3 m2

Mainsail

45 m²

Genoa

43.3 m²
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In the press

Nov 1, 2011
Sails - 40E Performance (ENGLISH)
"Passage-making with panache. Bright and breezy sailing conditions during the recent whitsundays race weeks put Dufour's sleek, stylish, french-built 40 footer to the test. And so did we, while reveling in the close racing and natural beauty around the island courses, Anthony Twibill came away impressed that such a comfortable yacht could also be so fast"
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Dec 1, 2010
Sail Magazine - 40E Performance (ENGLISH)
"Dufour 40E: An exciting racer-cruiser"
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Jul 1, 2010
Fare Vela - 40E Performance (ITALIAN)
"Il cantiere di La Rochelle aggiorna la sua linea Performance. Otto anni dopo il lancio del suo capostipite e sempre insieme con Umberto Felci: ecco un 12 metri sportivo e polivalente"
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Jul 1, 2010
Giornale della Vela - 40E Performance (ITALIAN)
"La crociera è più facile. Rivoluziona la crociera con la disposizione delle manovre pensate per governare la barca da soli. Adotta soluzioni che rendono la navigazione più comoda e le linee di carena sono pensate per vincere in regata. Insomma, una barca veramente all-round"
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