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The new Dufour 530 is an exciting new departure for Dufour Yachts. She comes in three different variations, which covers every aspect of sailing for a boat of this size writes Irish agent Hugh Mockler of Crosshaven Boatyard.

The “Easy” version is suitable for the sailor or the Charter Company that want to keep sailing simple. Her coachroof is clear of any obstructions with control lines coming back to the two winches at the helm.

The “Ocean” version is suitable for the “traditional” sailor who likes to do a bit of tweaking. This version is presented more like the old “Grand Large” range with winches on the coachroof and at the helm and the mainsail traveller on the roof instead of pad eyes.

The “Performance” version is what it says on the tin. It is for the sailor who wants more performance, likes to do a lot of tweaking and also likes to do a bit of racing around the cans.

Dufour 530 performanceThe Dufour 530 performance version

Like her sisters in the former “Performance” range, her mainsail sheet is located in the cockpit, more winches, hydraulic backstays and boom vang. She also comes with upgraded mast and boom for an increased sail area of ​​20 m2. and her 2.80-metre keel comes complete with a lead bulb.

The new Dufour 530 is really three boats in one, she looks very smart and can be tailored to suit your needs.

More information on the new model here including a unique online tool to view the design right from your desktop.

Published in Crosshaven Boatyard

Marine Science Perhaps it is the work of the Irish research vessel RV Celtic Explorer out in the Atlantic Ocean that best highlights the essential nature of marine research, development and sustainable management, through which Ireland is developing a strong and well-deserved reputation as an emerging centre of excellence. From Wavebob Ocean energy technology to aquaculture to weather buoys and oil exploration these pages document the work of Irish marine science and how Irish scientists have secured prominent roles in many European and international marine science bodies.

 

At A Glance – Ocean Facts

  • 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by the ocean
  • The ocean is responsible for the water cycle, which affects our weather
  • The ocean absorbs 30% of the carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere by human activity
  • The real map of Ireland has a seabed territory ten times the size of its land area
  • The ocean is the support system of our planet.
  • Over half of the oxygen we breathe was produced in the ocean
  • The global market for seaweed is valued at approximately €5.4 billion
  • · Coral reefs are among the oldest ecosystems in the world — at 230 million years
  • 1.9 million people live within 5km of the coast in Ireland
  • Ocean waters hold nearly 20 million tons of gold. If we could mine all of the gold from the ocean, we would have enough to give every person on earth 9lbs of the precious metal!
  • Aquaculture is the fastest growing food sector in the world – Ireland is ranked 7th largest aquaculture producer in the EU
  • The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean in the world, covering 20% of the earth’s surface. Out of all the oceans, the Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest
  • The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world. It’s bigger than all the continents put together
  • Ireland is surrounded by some of the most productive fishing grounds in Europe, with Irish commercial fish landings worth around €200 million annually
  • 97% of the earth’s water is in the ocean
  • The ocean provides the greatest amount of the world’s protein consumed by humans
  • Plastic affects 700 species in the oceans from plankton to whales.
  • Only 10% of the oceans have been explored.
  • 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year, equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute.
  • 12 humans have walked on the moon but only 3 humans have been to the deepest part of the ocean.

(Ref: Marine Institute)

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