Universal modifies Dufour’s 360
Following Yachting Monthly’s first test of the new Dufour 360 (YM, Aug 2018), Universal Yachting, the French brand’s UK agent, has announced it has fixed the issue of height restriction in the starboard aft cabin.
The cabin’s current twin/double layout meant that crew members were left struggling with a 21cm (8in) height restriction along 61cm (2ft) of the berth, making the space difficult to use comfortably.
Universal Yachting has now reduced this restriction to the last 26cm (10in), which matches the port aft cabin. Universal said this makes the starboard aft cabin a far more usable area.
Details of the modifications have also been passed onto Dufour to hopefully replicate this alteration on its future models.
Universal Yachting has said it will perform this modification of the starboard aft cabin on all of the Dufour 360s it sells with this layout, regardless of whether it is adopted by the factory.
The restrictive clearance in this version of the Dufour 360 has now been resolved to make it a much more comfortable berth