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The history of the Dufour Yachts shipyard, created in 1964, is a typical example of the triumph of enterprise and faith in one's idea.
Michel Dufour, a trained engineer, worked at an enterprise that manufactured parts for locomotives in the sea city of La Rochelle.
The early 80s turned out to be a difficult period in the company's history, but partnerships with clothing manufacturer Lacoste and design by Herman Frers helped restore production.
The company began to conquer the high-end market segment with the Dufour Lacoste 42 model, and continued with the Prestige line.
Today, Dufour is considered the highest quality shipbuilder of the Big Five of European mass shipbuilders (Bavaria, Beneteau, Dufour, Hanse, Jeanneau).