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Launch of Dufour 32 is Exciting News for Irish Yacht Market

13th July 2021
The designer of the new Dufour 32, Umberto Felci, says the aim of the D32 project was to add fun to sailing

The launch of the new Dufour 32 is exciting news for the Irish market, says Irish Distributor Hugh Mockler of Crosshaven Boatyard in Cork Harbour.

"This new model from Dufour Yachts comes with a single long rudder and tiller steering, which will make her a fun boat to sail", Hugh tells Afloat.

She will have a number of sail configurations with the option of the mainsheet in the cockpit or on the coachroof and will also have the option of an inflatable swim platform, which is much lighter than the traditional GRP drop-down swim/boarding platform.

The Dufour 32 saloon table can transform into a very large double berth (sleeping athwartships)The Dufour 32 saloon table can transform into a very large double berth (sleeping athwartships)

The other novel ideas include a cockpit table that can transform into a sun-lounger and a saloon table that can transform into a very large double berth (sleeping athwartships).

"The Dufour 32 is a great addition to the Dufour range of yachts and she comes hot on the heels of both the new Dufour 470 and the Dufour 61, all designed by the excellent Felci Yacht Design team", Hugh adds.

The Dufour 32, a new addition to the 2022 range, will be on show afloat, making her World Première at the La Rochelle Grand Pavois Boat Show.

The designer of the new Dufour 32 Umberto Felci says the aim of the D32 project was to add fun to sailing. "Everything on board had been thought for you to enjoy the sailing part of the day and to appreciate the relaxing part of it", he says.

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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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