2018 Dufour Exclusive 56

DESIGNED FOR COMFORT & PERFORMANCE
The flagship of the new Exclusive range, the Dufour Exclusive 56 is synonymous with luxury and comfort and is a stunning yacht that meets the most stringent requirements. This elegant, modern 17-meter sailing yacht with its dynamic lines epitomises luxury.

An outstanding sailing yacht that pushes the boundaries of innovation

This 17-meter yacht brilliantly marries refined design with remarkable innovations. It embodies the boldness of a pioneering project that has managed to keep the essence of a powerful yacht in a sailboat designed to provide the most intense sailing emotions.

The Dufour Exclusive 56 sports an extremely balanced hull, with a powerful aft section, a reduced wetted surface area and appendages perfect for cruising. Its high ballast ratio and hull stability enable the yacht to support a powerful rig without compromising on comfort and safety on board. The sail plan was developed to guarantee maximum performance with minimum effort.

Aesthetic genius

On board, the Dufour Exclusive 56 offers all the comfort and luxury features of a yacht, whilst providing everything a sailing enthusiast would need.

Its fluid lines, elegant vertical portholes, horizontal windscreen and rounded edges make this 56-foot sailboat aesthetically striking. It is distinguishable by its meticulous craftsmanship and ultra practical design features. The end result is a unique interior created around a stunning living space.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Dufour
Model: Exclusive 56
Year: 2018
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass

Dimensions

Length: 56'3 ft
Length Overall: 56'3 ft
Waterline Length: 49'9 ft
Beam: 16'7 ft
Max Draft: 8'2 ft
Dry Weight: 38,856.47 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 500 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 680 gal

Other

Boat Class: Cruisers
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Construction
  • Hull: Composite sandwich hand-laminated polyester.
  • PVC panels are vacuum-bonded for better adhesion to laminate.
  • Structure: Hull bottom counter-moulded, floors laminated into the hull.
  • Gelcoat: NPG gelcoat with first mat impregnated with NPG resin forming an optimum barrier against osmosis.
  • Decoration: Grey for waterline and decoration line
  • Deck: Sandwich with injected PVC foam core
  • Ballast: Keel in cast iron with stainless steel bolts bear on stainless back-plates (optional shallow draft)
  • Rudder: Semi-elliptical shape, filled with closed-cell epoxy foam.
  • Rudder stock: Solid stainless steel.
  • Rudder quadrant: Stainless steel cables and quadrant 610 mm diamter.
  • Non-slip deck surface: Non-slip structured deck surface.
Deck Hardware
  • Mooring: 1400W electrical windlass (LEWMAR ) fixed stainless steel anchor arm (32kg delta anchor and 100mt chain OPT)
  • L ED navigation light and tri-color mast head light
  • Bow pulpits: Stainless, opening for easy access and for spinnaker handling
  • Stern pulpits: Jackstaff bracket, navigation light, and opening lifelines with hook.
  • Stanchions: With 2 rows of life-lines, one opening gate each side.
  • Mooring cleat: 6, aluminium.(SIZE)
  • Chainplates: 2 backstay chainplates, external side deck chainplates
  • Fuel deck fillers: 2
  • Water deck fillers: 3
  • Safety gear: Safety harness padeye in cockpit floor and wood hand rail along coachroof
  • Mainsheet tracks: On coachroof with adjusting car (2440 mm). STD
  • Genoa tracks: 2 genoa sheet tracks, plunger-adjustable low-lead cars
  • Genoa self tacking track
  • Through-deck fitting: Stainless swan-neck for electrical and electronic cables
  • Deck organizers: 2 deck 4-sheave organizers for halyard, sheet and reef line returns.
  • Halyard winches: 2 halyard winches (T 55 LEWMAR) on coachroof.
  • Mainsail halyard side winch ELECTRICAL
  • Primary winches: 2 genoa sheet winches (T55 LEWMAR) at helm positions
  • Jamcleats: 2 rows of jamcleats port / starboard level with the companionway
  • Furler line jamcleats: 1 at aft end of sidedeck
  • Hatch covers: Sliding companionway hatch in Plexiglas.
  • Flush deck hatches: 5 X T60 + 6 X T20 flush hatches on deck (LEWMAR)
  • Sprayhood
  • Cockpit bench seats: Teak covered. (1975 mm)
  • Helmsman’s seat: Teak covered.
  • Cockpit floor: Teak cockpit floor(opt)
  • Port bench seat: convertible into a sun deck.
  • Lockers: 1 large side locker to Stbd with strut-assisted closing and fixing for padlock.
  • Helm: Grp instrument console with 2 900mm diameter steering wheels BLACK)
  • Cockpit table: wood cockpit table with grp structure
  • Cockpit table Storage: storage space (refrigerator and sink OPT)
  • Handrail: Stainless, on cockpit table + 1 in each steering column
  • Shower: Hot and cold water in aft central section
  • Shore supply: Stbd helm position
  • Bathing ladder: Foldaway stainless bathing ladder.
  • Engine controls: At starboard helm position
  • Compasses: 2 on columns
  • Gas locker: Under port helmsman’s seat
  • BIB locker: Under floor
  • Emergency tiller: A stainless tiller with deck plate for access
Tender Garage
  • Opening transom giving access to swim platform / tender garage with ELECTRIC mechanism /OPT
  • Tender (opt) can be 3,10m with inflatable bottom / (OPT)
  • Tender inflating/deflating electric pump (OPT)
  • Access to tender garage is from deck and transom
  • Access to steering system and (opt) autopilot
Rigging and Sails
  • Mast: Anodized aluminium with 2 levels of swept spreaders
  • Rigging: 9/10 fractional
  • Mast stepping: On deck
  • Lights: Anchor and steaming lights and deck flood (LED)
  • Topping lift: Boom topping lift cleats.
  • Boom: Anodized aluminium equipped for 2 continuous reefs.
  • Furler: Manual roller furling genoa system (FACNOR).
  • Standing rigging: Continuous in stainless single-strand cable, chrome-plated bronze rigging screws, comprising: forestay, backstay bridle with twin rigging screws, inter and lower shrouds.
  • Backstay: double mechanically adjusted
  • Running rigging: “Running rigging in pre-stretched textile including: main and genoa halyards, boom topping lift, main and genoa sheets, 2 continuous reef lines, leech tensioner,
  • 1mainsheet car adjustments, furling line, downhaul tackle. (MAIN and JIB halyard in spectra)
  • Mainsail: 2 wide reef strips, with battens and bag.(Dacron)
  • Genoa: Furling genoa with UV-protection (Dacron)
Saloon

Saloon

  • Partially raised saloon position allows a front panoramic view.
  • Plenty of natural light and ventilation is guaranteed by the front, side fixed plexi and the hatches in the coachroof
  • Direct and indirect lights
  • Night courtesy light in the saloon,
  • Saloon : U-shaped banquette on port side (2.1 m )
  • Central banquette: Sliding, with raising back rest
  • Table: 3-function saloon table
  • L shaped relaxing sofa to starboard side

Forward Cabin

  • Double Berth: 200 Å~ 160 cm centred placed in the front bhd
  • Mattress: 10 cm thick foam mattress with washable cover.
  • 12 V /230 V socket
  • 4 opening hatches above the bed
  • Stowage:
    - Side top lockers along side of hull.
    - 2 hanging lockers with shelves.
    - Below berth.
    - 2 tidy pockets
  • Access: To navigation instrument transducers

Forward Head

  • The owner cabin has an en suite toilette and a separated shower area
  • WC: Electric sea toilet + basin with single-lever mixer tap
  • Wash-basin: Polyester bowl with ‘Corian.’ synthetic resin top
  • Water: Hot and cold water, chrome-plated brass single-lever mixer tap and shower head.
  • Discharge: Direct, via an electric pump.
  • Mirror: Large mirror
  • Grating: ‘Corian.’ synthetic resin (std) or teak (std)
  • Ventilation: Via deck panel or opening port.
  • Cupboards: Storage unit

Aft Cabin

  • Berth: 198 x 195 cm approx.
  • Mattress: 10 cm thick foam mattress with washable cover.
  • Stowage: Hanging locker with shelves and top lockers along side of hull.
  • Ventilation and Natural Light: 3 openable hatches and 1 fixed hatches guarantees plenty of light
  • Artificial Light: general roof lights and 2 reading lights in each cabin
  • 12V & 230V electric outlets in each cabin
  • Technical area: Between aft berths.
  • Soundproofing: Double bulkhead provides acoustic and thermal insulation from adjoining engine compartment.

Aft Head

  • Access: both from saloon and cabin
  • WC: Manual sea toilet
  • Wash-basin: Wash-basin unit with basin in Corian.C synthetic resin.
  • Water: Hot and cold water, chrome-plated brass single-lever mixer tap and shower head.
  • Discharge: Direct shower discharge electric pump.
  • Cupboards: 1 high-level 2-door storage unit with mirror
  • Mirror: Large mirror
  • Grating: ‘Corian.’ synthetic resin (std) or teak (option)
  • Ventilation: Via deck opening port.
  • Other: Head to port and stbd. Separate shower to port 
Galley

  • Configurations: the galley is located one step down forward of the saloon and it runs across the full beam of the boat
  • Worktop: ‘Corian.’ synthetic resin with wooden fiddle.
  • Sink: Stainless steel bowl sink in port module
  • Water: Hot and cold pumped water with brushed stainless single lever mixer tap.
  • Gas cooker: 3-burner gas cooker with oven and grill, on gimbals, with stainless hand rail in port side
  • Refrigerators: 130 lt front opening fridge Crockery storage: Dowels to retain crockery when heeling.
  • Freezer: 65 lt front opening fridge ( Std )
  • Stowage: various lockers
  • 220 V microwave oven: In stbd hull cubby-hole
  • Pump: Sea-water pump built-in under fl oor to stbd
  • Waste bin: Sort compartments, to port

 

Engine
  • Engine power: 110 hp (opt 150 hp)
  • Bow thruster(opt)
  • Transmission: Shaft-line with hydraulic V-drive reverse gear
  • Cooling system: Heat exchanger, anti-siphon valve.
  • Sea-water strainer: Sea-water strainer
  • Fuel tank: 2 tanks with gauge on electrical panel. 500lt
  • Fuel filter, water separator
  • Shut-off valve: fuel shut-off valve on each tank with selection system.
  • Control panel: Engine control panel with hours meter, engine stop and tachometer.
  • Alternator: Alternator with battery isolator.
  • Ventilation: Ventilation with 3 natural inlets and electric mechanical extract.
  • Bilge: Separate engine bilge.
  • Access: Access to the engine from front and both sides.
  • 4-blade folding propeller
  • Insulation: Carefully-designed foam acoustic and thermal insulation.
Electricity
  • Circuit:12 V
  • Distribution panel: 18 functions with circuit-breakers, voltmeter 12V / 220V
  • Socket: 12 V on electrical distribution panel.
  • Isolator: 1 per set of batteries ( Descente )
  • 12V / 60 Ah battery charger
  • 12V / 220 V - 2000W inverter OPT
  • 12V & 220V electric outlets in galley, chart table and each cabin
  • Engine Battery = 140 Ah
  • Service Batteries = 3 * 140 Ah

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