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Nov 17, 2020
DUFOUR WORLD WIDE NAUTIC DAYS
GET ON BOARD FOR AN EXCLUSIVE ONLINE EVENT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5TH                                                                       Because Sailing is a precious liberty at this time, Dufour is offering you the opportunity to discover the new models and the shipyard through a unique, exclusive, international and video conferencing event!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A great opportunity to stay in touch with our Team.Discover the programm The shipyard is opening its doors for you in "live" and presentation of the rangeExclusively, visit the workshops and discover the Dufour 470 and the Dufour 61, two new models for 2021Introducing the new millesime and presentation of the 3 trends including two of them aboard 2 iconic models: Dufour 360 and Dufour 390Questions / Answers Choose your session and return your registration to your dealer by clicking here. You will receive a password for your exclusive connexion. ​​​​​​​Session 1 - English Spoken SYDNEY 6pmHONG KONG 3pmPHUKET 2pmSession 2 - Italiano GENOVA 10hSession 3 - English Spoken ATHENS 3pmSOUTHAMPTON 1pmSession 4 - Français LA ROCHELLE 16h Session 5 - English Spoken ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​LOS ANGELES 10am NEW YORK/MIAMI 1pm LIMA 1pm (Schedules are shown in local time)​​​​​​​Click HERE to register and obtain your exclusive password              SAVE THE DATESATURDAY, DECEMBER 5TH
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Nov 16, 2020
DUFOUR OWNERS' PHOTO COMPETITION - Winners Announcement
Dufour Owners’ photo competition 2020 is now over. Congratulations to everyone for your beautiful photos and many reportages shared with all the community. Announcement of the “Instinctive Sailing” PrizeBecause in just two photos, you find what Dufour yachts can give us: pleasure, great experiences and sensations.Because heeling over and sea spray are the signature of Dufour yachts, our favorite are from Xavier Lelardeux, sailing on his #Dufour360... bravo and thank you for the emotions triggered by this upwind shots in the Bay of Saint Tropez.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Announcement of the “Anchorage” PrizeAboard his #Dufour45, Endre Markussen takes us to the Lofoten Islands in Norway, an archipelago between land and sea. The prize for the most beautiful anchorage goes to him for this magnificent photo which gives us the feeling of freedom and wide-open spaces we are all looking for.Congratulations and thank you Endre Markussen for this picture which we simply want to enlarge. The light, the reflections, your Dufour yacht, they are all perfect!                                              Announcement of the “Lifestyle” PrizeThe Lifestyle prize of our 2020 contest goes to Stefan De Munck and his #Dufour40 for this genuine view of his house in Lelystad, Netherlands.Congratulations and thank you Stefan De Munck for your shot, and this invitation to your home... Who hasn't dreamed one day to have his sailboat at the end of the garden?                                      We will soon announce the Winner of the Special Prize "Reportage". Thanks again and Bravo, and especially, take care of yourself,Dufour Team. 
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Nov 16, 2020
DUFOUR OWNERS' PHOTO COMPETITION - Special Prize "Reportage"
Announcement of the "Reportage" Prize   Many of you have shared with us some unique moments aboard your Dufour yachts this summer. Such unique moments, that we have decided to add a fourth category: the special "Reportage" Prize. The series of photos sent in by Samuli Siivonen is a veritable portfolio. Aboard his #Dufour375, Samuli Siivonen and his family take us on a journey through the chilly waters and the sublime light of Norway. In his reportage, we find what each Dufour sailboat brings to its owner: a connection to the sea and to nature; beautiful memories and moments shared with family and friends. Bravo and thank you Samuli Siivonen, these pictures tell us a story, one that we’d love to follow further...                ​​​​                           Once again, a big thank you to everyone for participating in our contest and sharing your emotions through your photos. In order to continue this moment, we will be delighted to be able to share your experience through short reportages. Do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks again and Bravo ! 
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Oct 29, 2020
The D530 Three-time nominee!
We are delighted to announce that the DUFOUR 530 has now been nominated 3 times by the highly-respected American magazines Cruising World and SAIL for respectively the" Boat of the year" and "Best Boat" awards , as well as by the British Magazine Sailing Today  for the British Yachting Award 2020Many press reviews already have been publishedn ad more are still coming. We re happy to share one that was conducted aboard the Dufour 530 Ocean Version.---PRESS TRIALS DUFOUR 530 - Sept/Oct 2020 D530 - Augmented DNAWe first discovered her in her royal blue livery at the world premiere at Boot Düsseldorf 2020. We found her in immaculate white, even more chic, at the Port of La Rochelle. Heir to a centuries-old tradition of elegant, high-performance boats designed for offshore sailing, the Dufour 530 innovates by combining the Grand Large and Performance ranges in a single vision. Already privileged to go on board, if the sensations under sail are equal to the elegance of the lines, then sailing will be a pleasure to share. Immediate boarding.  By convention, the world of Superyachts begins at 24m. It seems, however, that Umberto Felci’s firm has made an exception by designing the Dufour 530. Between the subtle upper chine revealing the line of the hull portholes and the lower chine revealing the swift character of the hull, the topsides are light. They envelop an impressive interior with perfect proportions. The coachroof is all the finer and more elegant, whichever version is chosen: the Easy, designed for professional use with up to 6 cabins; the Ocean - the one we tested - dedicated to private owners and blue water cruising; and finally the Performance version with enhanced deck layout, lead keel and rig (20m² more), that will seduce the most demanding sailors. Once on board, the solid bulwark offers a reassuring foothold in all conditions. In port and at sea, the magnificent work carried out on the teak deck will never tire of satisfying the eye of the aesthete. Access to the cockpit from the side decks is very easy thanks to the cleverly designed space between the helm and the bench-seats. The step on the port side, for moving from one level to the other, integrates the shore-power socket and its cable: too rare an attention for us to ignore. The central aft locker has become a must in the Dufour range and we find nothing but benefits with this. It is at the same time a vast storage space, a comfortable seat and a life-saving footrest on a boat whose 4.99 midships beam extends a long way aft. What’s more, this central feature creates a natural extension that houses a real outdoor galley to be used from the bathing platform. This is as user-friendly as it is practical, with a plancha grill and a sink. The open transom offers you your own private beach. Once closed, the Dufour 530 regains the timeless elegance of a classic yacht, with the telescopic davits having the ingenious idea of completely disappearing when they’re not in use supporting the tender.              Sunshine, 15 knots of west-northwesterly wind, smooth to slight sea state - the conditions are ideal for our test in the waters off La Rochelle. There are only two of us on board but, with the benefit of a deck layout perfectly designed for sailing short-handed, all manoeuvres prove to be perfectly fluid. Forward and aft thrusters, rudder in the axis of the propeller, leaving and coming back to port, even though it is very crowded marina, is a formality. As for the sail plan, it can be fully controlled from the cockpit, which is normally protected by the very large sprayhood canopy. The solent with low overlap can be tacked without batting an eyelid. It will be used in up to more than twenty knots of wind, without needing to be furled, and therefore in the best possible conditions. In light airs, an extremely high-performance Code Zero will prove to be a real turbo for the boat. A very coherent choice, ideally complemented by a spinnaker or gennaker for downwind sailing. A sail plan optimised for the IRC rating for the racing rules, and appendages that have been very carefully designed by Umberto Felci, a true racing sailor at heart, will put a smile on the face of anyone who is lucky enough to be able to take one of the two beautiful composite steering wheels in hand. The sensations, as direct as they are subtle, sent back from the slender rudder, are a delight for any sailing enthusiast. Perfectly positioned thanks to the lift-up footbraces, you will be able to focus all your attention on the telltales. Even at just 30 degrees to the apparent wind, the proud yacht is already making 7.5 knots, without paying any more attention to the adjustments than the average yachtsman out cruising.       So let’s get the autopilot to take over and we’ll go and discover the interior. Four perfectly curved steps down, you enter an interior that is both warm and bright. Woodwork in blond oak with a chic and sober design, mottled grey upholstery, leather inserts, luminous switches and screen-printed stainless-steel are all the details suggesting the standards of a larger boat. Light enters through the numerous portholes, right into the forward cabin with its L-shaped windows, without which a Dufour wouldn’t be a Dufour at all. With a width of almost 5 metres and headroom that only drops below 2 metres in the aft cabins, the volume is impressive. The layout is faithful to the ideas successfully developed for the rest of the range, starting with a full-width galley, positioned quite forward, almost beneath the mast. It has generous dimensions, but two details caught our attention.    1 - Practical: the refrigerators positioned fore and aft won’t be a problem to open even when the boat is heeling nicely.2 - Class : the swivelling storage for the Nespresso coffee maker, which disappears in its housing when under way. The saloon-dining-chart table area occupies the widest part of the boat. In the three-cabin version, the forward cabin is of course the centrepiece with the volume of a master suite. Its shower room can be split into two, with a toilet on one side and a large shower on the other, both compartments being equipped with washbasin - very practical. Situated behind the sail locker (potentially convertible into a skipper’s cabin) and surmounted by a headboard with plush upholstery, the owner’s berth is of “shore-dwelling” dimensions: between 140 and 180cm wide and 195cm long. At the stern, guests are also pampered, with generous double or twin berths and private bathrooms. With no less than 5 different layouts on offer, there is a Dufour 530 for every use you can envisage.A real success :The excellent impression left by the Dufour 530 is the result of a clever alchemy with multiple influences. The very serious and renowned French shipyard has brought to life the elegant lines sculpted by her Italian designer. As for the word “versatile”, it fits perfectly with the Anglo-Saxon meaning of the term: a combination of many qualities, the ability to be used for different purposes, to adapt to all conditions. As high-performance as she is comfortable, with meticulous attention to detail, seductive at first glance, and offering more volume than her length might lead one to believe, there is no doubt that this international pedigree will make the Dufour 530 a success in waters right around the world. 
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Sep 25, 2020
Dufour takes you aboard the new DUFOUR 530 Performance
Romain Motteau, Deputy CEO shares an update on Dufour news, new products and takes you with the Dufour crew aboard the new 530 Performance. Exclusive images...guaranteed sensations...#instinctivesailing #Dufour530 #Dufour530  #Dufournews #DufourPerformance
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Sep 3, 2020
NEW DUFOUR 470
Dufour is proud to  announce a new legendary size product : the new Dufour 470.The boat will be on display at Dusseldorf 2021.More info : HERE
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Aug 27, 2020
In September, meet us for private visits :
Because sailing is a precious liberty in this period, Dufour offers you the opportunity to discover the boats initially planned for the Cannes, Annapolis and La Rochelle boat shows, including the new DUFOUR 530 afloat, during private events on the same dates.Meet the Dufour dealers and take advantage of these private exhibitions to visit our models. BANDOL ( France) 10 - 13 September 2020Boats exposed : Dufour 360 - 390 - 430 - 530 LA SPEZIA (Italy) 24 - 27 September 2020Boats exposed : Dufour 360 - 390 - 430 - 530 LA ROCHELLE (France) 1 - 4 October 2020Boats exposed : Dufour 360 - 390 - 412 - 530 - 56ANNAPOLIS ( USA) - September/October 2020Boats exposed : Dufour 390 - 430 - 530(The Genoa Boatshow still maintained, you will also be able to meet the whole team there from the 1st to the 6th of October).To make an appointment or for any further information To make an appointment or for any further information > HERE(specify the location of your choice)(specify the location of your choice)
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Jul 31, 2020
DUFOUR OWNERS' PHOTO COMPETITION
Share your most beautiful photos taken aboard your Dufour for the chance to win great prizes!In this summer season, we hope that you’re able to enjoy your boat despite the current situation. We’d like to invite you to share with the whole Dufour community, your most beautiful photos under sail or at anchor.From July 31st to October 23rd, let us discover your most beautiful moments aboard your Dufour Yacht and try to win some great prizes.#dufourexperienceA few more details We’re inviting the Dufour Yachts Owners to take part in the photo competition as a member of the Dufour Yachts Community.To take part, simply post your best photos on your member space or register:http://community.dufour-yachts.com/en/loginonline boat documents (for post-2002 models).Your photos will then be shared on Dufour Yachts' Facebook and Instagram pages.We’d like you to classify your photos according to 3 categories: Navigation, Mooring, and Life Style. You can enter as many times as you wish, in each category.How the photo competition works: You’ve got until September 7th, 2020 to share your photos with the Dufour community. Please indicate the date, place and model of the boat when you publish your photo. After this date, your photos will be collected and shared on our Facebook and Instagram pages. The photos will be decided by vote, where we will add up the number of “likes” on both platforms, from September 7th to September 30th.Our tips for a perfect photo:Photos must be well oriented and of acceptable quality, not pixelated.For a better quality, opt for high definition.The boat must be clearly visible, either entirely or partially.Prizes:The winners in each category will win a North Sails bag and some Dufour goodies.A special Instinctive Sailing prize will also be awarded to the best sailing photo. The prize: A North Sails technical jacket.
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Jul 24, 2020
Three World Firsts for After the Summer Holidays
After the summer holidays, make a note in your diaries for three major events for the yard. In September, the World Premiere of the Dufour 530 afloat at the Cannes Yachting Festival will take place, then you can find it at the Annapolis Boat Show for its US Premiere.The Dufour 61 will also be the main new feature of the 2020-2021 season. Please come to find out about this new flagship for Dufour, designed by Umberto Felci, on its World Premiere at BOOT Düsseldorf 2021.In September, the Dufour yard will bring out, to complement the first 4 existing layouts, a new interior layout of the Dufour 530 with four beautiful double cabins, including one with two single beds and four independent bathrooms.We invite you to find out about the Dufour 530 as well as three other models at the DUFOUR stand at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The Dufour 530 will also be on display at the Grand Pavois de la Rochelle as well as the Genoa Boat Show.The dealers will be at your service to meet you. This will also be a great opportunity to meet us and discuss the models of the DUFOUR range.All our teams are ready to welcome you in the best conditions and in compliance with current protection regulations. Between now and the end of the holidays, we invite you take a walk in the Dufour Marina, a real virtual trade fair, where you can find the whole of the DUFOUR 2020/2021 range.You wish:To get the Dufour 530 brochureTo get the Dufour 61 brochureTo reserve a boat tourTo go to the marina To receive invitations for the Cannes Trade FairTo receive invitations for the Düsseldorf Trade FairWe will see you in September for even more new features. In the meantime #TakeCare#InstinctiveSailing 
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Jun 29, 2020
Dufour 530 first official video
In anticipation of the official video of the new Dufour 530 sailboat, we invite you to share this fine day in the Mediterranean aboard this magnificent yacht.Click on the picture to watch the video.
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Jun 4, 2020
Return on the first press sea trial of the Dufour 530
The first press sea trial of the Dufour 530 was carried out on Thursday 28th May with the editor of the famous French magazine Voiles et Voiliers, Mr Loïc Madeline. While waiting for the shooting, we would like to share with you the first pictures of the Dufour 530 Ocean version.Click on the photo to see the slide show
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May 15, 2020
#YOUANDUS - Boatyard news #3
Romain Motteau, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, updates us on production, which has resumed, and gives us details of the upcoming Dufour yacht events, currently being prepared with our dealers in keeping with sanitary measures.#TakeCare #WeStayWithYou #You&UsClick on the preview to see the video
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