Dufour 382 Grand Large - Best Midsize Cruiser 2016 !!!
17 December 2015
For 2016, the Midsize Cruiser category encompassed cruising boats under 40 feet. Two of the models, the DUFOUR 382 and the DUFOUR 350, came from the same builder. The other pair, the HANSE 315 and the MARLOW-HUNTER 31, were both around 31 feet. Digging deeper, we found that they shared many surprising similarities, as judge Tim Murphy’s overview and analysis revealed.
Of the 382, Murphy said, “I quite like this boat. Sailing it was really a lot of fun. The helms felt really good. You had to play the main in order to steer properly, but that was easy to do. So it was a really happy experience sailing this boat. I also liked moving around, especially on deck.”
For that extra 50 grand, the 382 offered a traveler and backstay, expanded helm seating, a much larger head and 25 percent more displacement, which translates to more volume and what Murphy described as “spatial comfort.” For buyers, it represents an interesting choice. For our judges, it meant the DUFOUR 382 was the BEST MIDSIZE CRUISER for 2016.
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S&D Yachts Limited
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Ta' Xbiex MSD 14
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