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The New Dufour 530: Three Boats in One

26th February 2020
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The new Dufour 530 The new Dufour 530

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.

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Crosshaven Boat Yard is the Irish distributor for Dufour Yachts of France. Crosshaven Boatyard offers a complete range of top quality Cruising and Racing yachts from 32 feet to 52 feet.

Crosshaven Boat Yard was established over 60 years ago and has been a family-based operation since its early days.

The Yard originally specialised in building commercial fishing boats and small pleasure craft, both sail and power and is famous for its involvement in the construction of a number of significant yachts such as Gypsy Moth V, Saint Brendan, Longbow II and a series of Moondusters were completed up to the early ’80s.

Crosshaven Boat Yard installed the first commercial marina, with a Marine Travel hoist, in Ireland in 1979. This era saw a major change of emphasis in the business and since then we have concentrated on all aspects of the repair, care and maintenance.

The Cork Harbour company also offer, the White Shark Range of Sports Boats cater for angling and water skiing interests.

Crosshaven Boatyard are also agents for the popular Seaward Range of Motor Cruisers from 19′ to 42′.

The firm's Brokerage service consistently achieves top results for our large client base and we can offer the best professional advice whether you are a buyer or a boat owner.

The yard is situated just a stone's throw from the Royal Cork Yacht Club,  the oldest yacht club in the world founded in 1720.

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