Fine family boat with plenty of performance and excellent sailing qualities
Reviewed Sep 2016
As with the rest of the new Dufour line, designer Umberto Felci gave the 45e’s hull a distinctly Italian look, and Patrick Roséo designed the accommodations. The low cabintop, sleek lines and clean deck layout all add up to a very attractive vessel.
The cockpit ergonomics are excellent for either singlehanded sailing or taking out guests for an afternoon. Winch placement is just right, lines fall to hand easily, and the double-ended German mainsheet system is easily managed...