Dufour 48 to debut at SCIBS

The Dufour 48 Catamaran from Performance Cruising Yachts will debut at the 2022 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

09 May 2022


Performance Cruising Yachts will present its new Dufour 48 Catamaran for the first time to the Australian market at SCIBS, 19 to 22 May.

Since arriving late last year, interest in the model has been overwhelming, with many enquiries for the Dufour 48 as well as the new Cervetti 44, which will be available in both sail and powered versions next year.

Built in Italy by Italian craftsmen and designed by naval architect Umberto Felci, the Dufour 48 is well constructed. The contemporary design combines style and performance, making for the perfect cruising catamaran.

The high-quality cabinetry compliments the stylish and ergonomic layout. She’s fast too, evident in a recent delivery from Sydney to the Gold Coast in 60 hours under sail in preparation for the show.


There are abundant outdoor living spaces onboard for both entertaining and relaxing. The sliding galley window connects the galley to the lower deck seating area, letting in plenty of natural light.

The saloon is bright and airy, with various food preparation areas and benchtop space, plus an abundance of storage cupboards and drawers.

Access to four well-appointed cabins is via stairs off the saloon, which all feature private ensuite. This model also offers a separate day head, laundry and skipper’s cabin. Storage can be found in all cabins, plus a walk-in storage area in the starboard bow.

The Dufour 48 Catamaran also features a large flybridge, with stair access from both starboard and port sides that leads to further entertaining areas, sunbathing space and helm station.

Panoramic views from the flybridge offer a commanding position from the helm, allowing for easy management of the catamaran. Such clear visibility is of huge benefit when navigating shallow passageways, bar crossings and isolated atolls.

All control lines for the sails are led back to one central area and trimmed by powered winches, simplifying the process.

Performance Cruising Yachts will offer tours of this exceptional model at the 2022 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 19 to 22 May 2022.



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