FWIW, the Classic 38 from around the year 2000 was the "old" Dufour prior to the take over by Grand Soleil. Back then Dufour, along with a lot of other Euro boat builders, was trying to get a foothold back in the US market. The Classic line was a definite cut above the other standard makes back then. I never sailed one so can't comment on that, but the accommodations and deck layout were quite nice. The build quality was above average. Definitely worth a look.
And I agree that the line has taken another step up under Grand Soleil.
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