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.
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.