The Dufour 310 Grand Large is a family cruiser with plenty of panache and style. Taking its design inspiration from the Grand Large cruising yacht family, of which it is the smallest member, the little 310 looks comfortable and easy to control singlehanded. To put it in context, see our recent feature: 6 Dufour yachts: from Arpege to Grand Large.
Take a look for yourself in this short video presentation filmed at Dusseldorf Boat Show.
With the swim platform lowered at the stern, the cockpit is effortlessly extended aft of the steering positions. The double helms come as standard, which makes for an unobstructed trip to and from the galley.
The twin rudder blades should enhance the boat's performance of the Dufour 310 Grand Large when heeled, and the optional ballasted centreboard will also boost windward mileage. The sail plan is far from conservative, so this could be an interesting boat for buyers with an eye for speed and vigorous sailing. The cockpit benches have comfortable back rests.
Down below, there is natural light through a series of hatches from the large coachroof apertures to the narrow extra-low level portholes recessed in behind the saloon settees. The forepeak cabin is ideal as a kids' den, or as a quiet hideaway for an adult, or two.
For a full-length Dufour cruiser review from 2012, see: Dufour 36: clever top performer.