DUFOUR 3800 Detailed Review

If you are a boat enthusiast looking to get more information on specs, built, make, etc. of different boats, then here is a complete review of DUFOUR 3800. Built by Dufour Yachts (FRA) and designed by German Frers, the boat was first built in 1980. It has a hull type of Fin w/spade rudder and LOA is 9.35. Its sail area/displacement ratio 17.11. Its auxiliary power tank, manufactured by Volvo Penta, runs on Diesel.

DUFOUR 3800 has retained its value as a result of superior building, a solid reputation, and a devoted owner base. Read on to find out more about DUFOUR 3800 and decide if it is a fit for your boating needs.

Boat Information

Boat Specifications

LOA:9.35 m / 30.68 ft
Rigging Type:Masthead Sloop
Hull Type:Fin w/spade rudder
S.A. (reported):40.78 m2 / 438.95 ft2
Draft (max):1.7 m / 5.58 ft
Displacement:3792 kg / 8359.92 lbs
Ballast:1701 kg / 3750.06 lbs
Last Built:1984
Designers:German Frers
LWL:7.7 m / 25.26 ft

Sail Boat Calculation

Comfort Ratio:20.55
Capsize Screening Formula:2.10

Rig And Sail Specs

I:12.3 m / 40.35 ft
S.A. Fore:10.68 m / 35.04 ft
E:3.4 m / 11.15 ft
S.A. Fore:22.62 m2 / 243.48 ft2
S.A. Main:18.14 m2 / 195.26 ft2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)40.76 m2 / 438.74 ft2

Auxillary Power Tank

Make:Volvo Penta
Fuel:45 L / 11.89 gals


Water:106 L / 28.00 gals


Builders:Dufour Yachts (FRA)
Designers:German Frers


Who designed the DUFOUR 3800?

DUFOUR 3800 was designed by German Frers.

Who builds DUFOUR 3800?

DUFOUR 3800 is built by Dufour Yachts (FRA).

When was DUFOUR 3800 first built?

DUFOUR 3800 was first built in 1980.

How long is DUFOUR 3800?

DUFOUR 3800 is 7.7 m in length.

What is mast height on DUFOUR 3800?

DUFOUR 3800 has a mast height of 10.68 m.

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