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Dufour’s new Flagship is the sleek-looking Dufour 61. She is designed by Felci Yacht Design, who has been designing all of Dufour’s yachts since 2002. Felci is noted for not compromising on performance. So, as a result, the new Dufour 61 is quick but stable and easy to handle. Irish agents for the Dufour range is Cork Harbour's Crosshaven Boatyard.

The company has produced a new video on the 61.

All her sail controls lead back to the after part of the cockpit. Her mainsheet is on an arch which allows a better sheeting angle and is also clear of the cockpit. She has a number of sail configurations including the option of the in-mast furling mainsail and self-tacking jib.

Her many advantages include decent dinghy garage, large cockpit, loads of sunbathing areas, two cockpit tables and big windows giving loads of light down below.

She has a number of layout options below including the forward galley which Dufour have perfected with the option of an aft galley. Dufour has made an extra effort to make the boat feel even more luxurious than previous models adding extra soft furnishings and more upmarket fittings etc. The new Dufour 61 with an overall length of 63 feet will certainly turn a few heads”.

More details from Hugh Mockler at Crosshaven Boatyard on [email protected]

Published in Crosshaven Boatyard

French yacht builder Dufour has launched a ‘virtual marina’ where customers can visit the brand’s models at a safe distance, and in the comfort of their own homes.

“In this springtime period when everyone should be able to sail and go to boat shows, the priority today is to stay at home,” said the company based near La Rochelle.

“Our departments are also protected and they are already preparing with all our partners the return to full activity and stay with you.

“In this expectation, we have designed this virtual marina to visit all the Dufour yachts while staying at home. It’s the best way for us to continue to inspire you, to make you dream, and to share our common passion.”

The Dufour website hosts the virtual guided tour not unlike the real-life experience, where you can ‘walk’ along a CGI jetty and explore the full range of boats, inside and out.

And Dufour’s Irish dealers at Crosshaven Boatyard have welcomed the initiative, with broker Hugh Mockler saying: “No matter where in the world you are, we all love to walk the marinas to admire what’s on offer. Dufour’s new virtual marina offers you just that.

“Just follow what looks like a yellow brick road and click on the yellow spot. This will then bring you on board each yacht to have a nose. It really is very clever and brings us into a dream for the future.”

Hugh added: “Our hearts go out to all the people that have suffered and are suffering during this awful time. We all look forward to a better and kinder future.”

Published in Crosshaven Boatyard

The Dufour 530 will be unveiled at Boot Düsseldorf this Saturday 18th January, at the opening of the show.

Designed by the Italian architect Umberto Felci, the Dufour 530 is available in three versions and three new models.

Hugh Mockler of Irish agents Crosshaven Boatyard is happy to welcome clients on the stand to visit this boat and plus four other iconic models, including two new 2019 models.

The French brand is offering Düsseldorf Special Offers* on the following models to get the year off to a good start: Dufour 360, Dufour 430, Dufour 460 and Dufour 56.

More details here

Published in Boot Düsseldorf

Five Dufour yacht models will be on display at next month's Paris Boat Show (7-15 December). the best-seller Dufour 360, the two new models from 2019, Dufour 390 & Dufour 430, the iconic Dufour 460 and the flagship, the Dufour 56.

Irish agents Crosshaven Boatyard in Cork Harbour say they are delighted with the superb models coming out of the Dufour Yachts Factory in La Rochelle. "These performance cruising yachts designed by Italian Felci Yacht Design Group combine speed, ease of handling and Dufour Yachts quality," Crosshaven's Hugh Mockler told Afloat. 

As Afloat reported previously, Boot Düsseldorf will also be an important event with the unveiling of the Dufour 530, the new model is available in three versions and the Ocean Version will be displayed.

Four other boats will be on display: Dufour 360, 390, 430 and 460 at Boot.

If you are planning to go to either Paris or Dusseldorf Boat Shows, please drop an email to [email protected] to arrange viewings. 

Published in Crosshaven Boatyard

#MarineTrade - Cork Harbour is ably represented at the Southampton Boat Show this week.

The Port of Cork has teamed up with the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Bantry Bay Port Company to promote the Rebel County’s marinas and cruising opportunities.

Their joint stand under the banner ‘Destination County Cork’ can be found at stand J047.

Meanwhile, Crosshaven Boatyard is in attendance displaying its latest range of Dufour Yachts at stands M310, M312, M316 and M318.

The 2018 Southampton Boat Show continues till this Sunday 23 September.

Published in Marine Trade

#cby – Brokerage sales for Cork harbour yacht broker Crosshaven Boatyard (CBY) in 2013 was steady with some boats going abroad but thankfully the majority staying in Ireland.

Recent boat sales for CBY include a 2006 Jeanneau Merry Fisher 925, 1998 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 34.2, 1983 Beneteau First 30e and a 1984 Gib'Sea 76. 

'Enquiry levels have been promising in the last few weeks' says CBY's Hugh Mockler who is looking forward to increasing sales in 2014.

'We are in a fortunate situation in that as soon as we sell a few boats on brokerage new additions appear i.e. we have just added an excellent 2005 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 DS to our brokerage and we also have a 1975 Dufour 35 and a 1979 Rival 38 coming shortly,'  he adds.

CBY is actively promoting new yacht sales too. The brand new Dufour 310 Grand Large which was launched at Paris Boat Show and the new Dufour 560 Grand Large to be launched in Istanbul next Month are also on their books.

Published in Marine Trade

#BOATS FOR SALE – A 'lightly used' Dufour 385 built in 2006 has been further reduced by €15,500 and is now available at €99,000. The family cruiser is described online as 'solid and well equipped'. The yacht, which can be seen at Crosshaven boatyard, Cork comes with an upgraded engine (40HP Volvo). The yacht has twin wheels and an In-mast furling mainsail. The full advert giving detailed specs is on the Afloat Boats for Sale site.

Published in Boat Sales
An easily handled sailing cruiser that is ideal for both family cruising and club racing, that's the verdict on this 2001 Dufour 32 Classic for sale through broker Crosshaven Boatyard with an asking price of EUR54,950. Its just been added to Afloat's Boats for Sale site. All the details including broker video, photo, specs and summary here.
Published in Boat Sales

Crosshaven Boatyard Company Ltd has announced that Hugh Mockler, (formerly of HM Yachts Ltd), is to join long established yacht broker, Donal McClement in the Boatyard's new boat and brokerage sales division.
Matt Foley, General Manager of Crosshaven Boatyard, told Afloat, 'Donal and Hugh are two of the best known and most successful Yacht Brokers in Ireland. Over the past number of years and their combined knowledge of a very difficult market will ensure that the buyers and sellers get a top class service'. Hugh and Donal will be able to give buyers and sellers the best possible advice.'
Crosshaven Boatyard has been providing marine services for over 60 years.
The boatyard also specialises in all aspects of the repair and maintenance of modern pleasure boats. Many well-known boats such as Gypsy Moth V, the Saint Brendan, Longbow II and a series of Moondusters were completed in the1980s.
It was the first commercial marina, with a marine travel hoist, in Ireland in 1979. The yard is the Irish distributor for Dufour Yachts of France, and Grand Soleil, of Italy.

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Hugh Mockler (left) is greeted by General Manager Matt Foley (centre) and yacht broker Donal McClement. Photo: Bob Bateman

Published in Marine Trade

The Half Ton Class was created by the Offshore Racing Council for boats within the racing band not exceeding 22'-0". The ORC decided that the rule should "....permit the development of seaworthy offshore racing yachts...The Council will endeavour to protect the majority of the existing IOR fleet from rapid obsolescence caused by ....developments which produce increased performance without corresponding changes in ratings..."

When first introduced the IOR rule was perfectly adequate for rating boats in existence at that time. However yacht designers naturally examined the rule to seize upon any advantage they could find, the most noticeable of which has been a reduction in displacement and a return to fractional rigs.

After 1993, when the IOR Mk.III rule reached it termination due to lack of people building new boats, the rule was replaced by the CHS (Channel) Handicap system which in turn developed into the IRC system now used.

The IRC handicap system operates by a secret formula which tries to develop boats which are 'Cruising type' of relatively heavy boats with good internal accommodation. It tends to penalise boats with excessive stability or excessive sail area.

Competitions

The most significant events for the Half Ton Class has been the annual Half Ton Cup which was sailed under the IOR rules until 1993. More recently this has been replaced with the Half Ton Classics Cup. The venue of the event moved from continent to continent with over-representation on French or British ports. In later years the event is held biennially. Initially, it was proposed to hold events in Ireland, Britain and France by rotation. However, it was the Belgians who took the ball and ran with it. The Class is now managed from Belgium. 

At A Glance – Half Ton Classics Cup Winners

  • 2017 – Kinsale – Swuzzlebubble – Phil Plumtree – Farr 1977
  • 2016 – Falmouth – Swuzzlebubble – Greg Peck – Farr 1977
  • 2015 – Nieuwport – Checkmate XV – David Cullen – Humphreys 1985
  • 2014 – St Quay Portrieux – Swuzzlebubble – Peter Morton – Farr 1977
  • 2013 – Boulogne – Checkmate XV – Nigel Biggs – Humphreys 1985
  • 2011 – Cowes – Chimp – Michael Kershaw – Berret 1978
  • 2009 – Nieuwpoort – Général Tapioca – Philippe Pilate – Berret 1978
  • 2007 – Dun Laoghaire – Henri-Lloyd Harmony – Nigel Biggs – Humphreys 1980~
  • 2005 – Dinard – Gingko – Patrick Lobrichon – Mauric 1968
  • 2003 – Nieuwpoort – Général Tapioca – Philippe Pilate – Berret 1978

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