The new Dufour Drakkar 24 is a notable departure for this French production boatbuilder that is better known for its cruiser-racers and performance cruisers. The Drakkar is a lightweight day-sailer, described by boats.com Germany editor, Dieter Loibner, as a "very versatile talent". Take a look for yourself on this First Look Video filmed at Dusseldorf Boat Show in January.

 

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The cockpit seating extends forward of the mast, making room for six on board. There is plenty of storage beneath the cockpit seats and the retractable keel permits trailer-sailing as well as dry sailing.

For more recent day-sailers and sportsboat launches, see the boats.com First Look Videos of the Fareast 23R or the Seascape 24.

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