The Dufour 34 Performance is a speedy sailing boat for enjoying the Chesapeake Bay in the summer. With 663 sq ft of sail area, you’ll move pretty well in all conditions. While we have sold some of the larger Dufour a smaller boat that you can untie in the afternoon to tear across the Bay and back for a really fun sunset cruise. She’s a really good looking boat that sails incredibly well. Kamal as she is called is lightly used in great shape with only 52 hours on her Volvo diesel. With draft under 5’ you can go anywhere you want and tuck in to any creek and with two sleeping cabins in addition to the salon settees there is room to enjoy a little family cruise. She’s clean and very nice down below with Moabi mahogany joinery that gives her some real warmth and ambiance. Most importantly, she sails so well that you will have a lot of fun. The cockpit is large enough for the whole crew to enjoy. With all the control lines led aft to the cockpit and a single line reefing system with the stack pak with lazy jacks it is pretty easily to sail this boat without leaving the cockpit. Dufour Yachts was founded by Michel Dufour who was an engineer and sailing enthusiast. It is of course French and he built his factory in La Rochelle France. In La Rochelle which is nestled in the Southwest of France on the Bay of Biscay, it often blows 35knots on any given afternoon. It is not unusual to see small boats running out of the harbor for a windy sail. The Dufour 34 is one of the smallest Dufour in the Performance series. Michel Dufour has always believed that sailing should continue to embody a pioneering and adventurous spirit. He is determined to take sailing pleasure to new heights by embracing new technology. After 50 years, the company continues to move with the times embracing of new technologies and innovative materials, He was also a sailor who appreciated performance.