The ultimate sailing pleasure Michel Dufour, an engineer with a love of sailing, founded his shipyard in La Rochelle, France back in 1964. He owes his success to his keen intuition. He was convinced that new technologies and new materials would transformsailing. But sailing has always continued to be embodiment of the pioneering, adventurous spirit; the pinnacle of pleasure. Vessel built with attention to detail and suitable for long voyages.