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Old 09-12-2012, 06:24   #1
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Question HELP Need Info on 1973 Dufour Sortilege 41 on eBay

If anyone has info on the early 70s Dufour Sortilege 41s, please let me know. There is one on eBay that looks well outfitted but I know little about the boats' build quality. Thanks for any & all assistance. I do have the sailboatdata info.
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Old 09-12-2012, 22:19   #2
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Re: HELP Need Info on 1973 Dufour Sortilege 41 on eBay

They look sweet. There's one on yachtworld. Love the center cockpit aft cabin ketch setup. Buy it.
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Re: HELP Need Info on 1973 Dufour Sortilege 41 on eBay

I can not find any info on DuFour construction in the 70s. They started building, quickly became the number one European builder in 73 and were out of business 10 years later; supposedly becasue they were overbuilt and costs were too high to compete with Jeanneau & Beneteau. Of course little info is online about those years. Any Dufour owners who can chime in on the quality back in the 70s would be a great help.
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Re: HELP Need Info on 1973 Dufour Sortilege 41 on eBay

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I can not find any info on DuFour construction in the 70s. They started building, quickly became the number one European builder in 73 and were out of business 10 years later; supposedly becasue they were overbuilt and costs were too high to compete with Jeanneau & Beneteau. Of course little info is online about those years. Any Dufour owners who can chime in on the quality back in the 70s would be a great help.
It was also called the DUFOUR 41, I believe :
DUFOUR 41 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
They still make Dufour's, although it has changed hands since the beginning many times. I think you can even buy a new Dufour in the US.
Accueil - DUFOUR Yachts
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Re: HELP Need Info on 1973 Dufour Sortilege 41 on eBay

Friends sailed RTW in an older Dufour 34, they love their boat. I get the impression they are very well built like the Beneteau's of old.
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