TIGGER 2 | DUFOUR CLASSIC 35
A tried and tested blue-water cruiser, with a formidable reputation for seaworthiness. Particularly easy to handle and suited to short-handed cruising. At 6 tons, the Dufour 35 won’t bounce like a cork in a heavy swell, yet remains quick on its feet. The skeg-hung rudder and encapsulated cast-iron keel lend a feeling of security in a seaway and with the long fin keel, the 35 is maneuverable, tracks well, and can easily be balanced or hove to under sail. The deep cockpit keeps the crew dry on all but the stiffest beats. Roomy port and stern lockers accommodate sails and gear. Below, the Dufour 35 can challenge even the beamiest modern yachts in terms of living space and provides comfortable accomodation for 6, in three cabins with room for an extra 2 if the saloon berths are used. Headroom is 6 feet throughout. An L-shaped galley with a gimbaled two-burner stove/oven and a cool box. Handholds are plentiful throughout the interior, and the boat has a wet locker that lies to port of the companionway. Excellent storage space is accessible under the settees and in the bilge. The 34-gallon stainless-steel water tank is to port, and a second can be fitted under the starboard settee. The 34-gallon diesel tank is tucked in beneath the quarter berth. Engine access is excellent.