Dufour 36

Sleeps max 8 people

This beautiful french boat delivers high performance sailing whilst offering accommodation that is both spacious and comfortable. Ideal for six people, the Dufour 36 accommodates up to eight with the use of the dinette, which easily converts to a double bed. The privacy offered by the three cabin layout makes this boat a very popular choice for groups and families.

With plenty of seating around the dinette, a fully equipped galley, navigation table, head with shower and three private cabins to retreat to for privacy, there is ample space to do as you please whilst down below. In the cockpit, there is a table that folds out offering the ideal setting for your breakfast. Picture yourself, a steaming cup of tea as the sun warms your back, the swans swim by with cygnets in tow and the water glistens and sparkles reflecting the light. You can hear the sound of rolling surf from across the sand dunes and the birds happily chirping-celebrating a gloriously clear day. The smell of bacon and eggs fill the air as you contemplate a morning swim, or a walk along the beach? Maybe both…


Dufour 36 Layout – Ideal for 6 people, Max 8 people
Large volume three cabin layout with longitudinal galley and aft head.
Boat ClassificationYacht
ClassDufour 36 Classic
Length36ft / 11.08m
People Max8
People Ideal6
CabinsSaloon, 3 bedroom cabins, bathroom
Hot Shower2 - bathroom & cockpit
Fridge1 - electric
Holding TankYes
Motor30hp diesel
Keel / Draft1.45m bulb keel
No. in Fleet1

Pricing Dufour 36

DurationOff-peak: 1 May - 15 SeptShoulder: 16 Sept - 25 Dec; 16 Jan - 30 AprilPeak: 26 Dec - 15 Jan
2 Days$1771$2000n/a
3 Days$1771 (third day free!)$2460$2854
4 Days$2214$2903$3397
5 Days$2590$3281$3805
6 Days$2953$3641$4185
7 Days$2953 (seventh day free!)$3641 (seventh day free!)$4185 (seventh day free!)
Easter 4 Days$3397
Public Holiday Long Weekends 3 Days$2854
Melbourne Cup 4 Days$2903

Remember – all prices quoted include fuel!  Ask us about our complimentary early boarding.

The Details

Start and Finish Times (or Boarding and Disembarking if you want to be Nautical!)

Because your boating holiday is so much more than just a bed, we make sure you can enjoy full days. We count your booking in days, not nights – that’s a bit different from booking a motel or hotel room.

But to give you extra value for money, we invite you to arrive (after 6 pm) the evening before your holiday begins, board your boat and stay overnight at our marina. This is FREE. It’s a great start to your holiday – no early morning rush to get here, just a peaceful evening to settle in and start your holiday in a relaxing way.

On the final day, you are not due to have disembarked until 3pm. This means we need the boat handed back to us with all your belongings removed by 3pm.

Seven day holiday example: Monday to Sunday. We invite you to board on Sunday evening, staying at our marina. We take you through the briefing on Monday morning, and the boat is not due back until 3pm on the following Sunday. Two day example: board Friday evening and return Sunday afternoon.

Check the difference (and the value for money)
– Riviera Nautic five days: 8.30 am Monday (but board Sunday night!) until 3pm Friday
– Most other boating holiday companies’ five days: midday or later Monday to 10 am Friday
– Riviera Nautic’s five days is 23 hours longer!

Deposit and Security Bond Information

A $600 deposit towards your charter fee confirms your booking. This is due within seven days of making a booking.

The balance is due 14 days before your holiday starts, or in the case of peak periods, 30 days in advance.

Boat insurance is included in the charter rate, and it protects you against mishaps.The insurance excess is $2000. So we ask for a security bond of $2000 at the start of your holiday which we refund in full at the end of your holiday, when you return the boat in good condition.  You have the option to reduce your security exposure to $600 by paying a daily bond reduction fee of $25.

Credit card payments: we accept Visa and Mastercard. If you wish to pay by Amex or Diners a 3% surcharge applies.

We recommend you take out travel insurance against the possible need to cancel your booking. Please review our full Charter Terms and Conditions.