The Dufour 560 Grand Large will be presented at Istanbul Boat Show, 14th to 23rd of February 2014. The new Dufour has been designed to satisfy customers seeking the perfect balance of perfomance, style, luxury and comfort. Respecting the essence of Dufour’s DNA, this product line extension inherits the remarkable seaworthiness that has made the brand successful internationally.
You will see a very balanced hull shape, with powerful aft sections, low wetted surface area and a very effective set of appendages (keel & rudder). With high ballast ratio and increased form stability of the hull, the boat can support a powerful sailplan without sacrificing cruising comfort and safety.
The sail plan has been designed to guarantee maximum performance with minimum effort. The fixed bowsprit, the self tacking jib and the boom inclined forward are all examples of a sail plan that is derived from solo sailor open 60, where ease of handling in race mode are mandatory.
EXTERIOR STYLE & FEATURES
The DUFOUR 560 GL flagship sets the highest standards when it comes to aesthetic appeal. This yacht exudes modern
The deck spaces are well divided between working and relaxation areas. Wide side decks and the integrated bulwark guarantees unobstructed passageways for maximum safety during navigation. An easy accessible tender garage is well integrated in the aft working area to fit a 3,10mt tender as well as having a large and comfortable access to the water.
The German mainsheet system and self tacking jib enable easy and precise handling even with a small crew. The working area is designed to be clear from sunbathing areas as well as cooking, relaxing and dining spaces for the comfort and safety of all guests.
INTERIOR STYLE & FEATURES
Below deck, the spacious GL 560 features meticulous craftsmanship and modern, yet functional design elements.
The interior has been designed around customer needs with a series of meetings in the yard between Dufour owners, dealers and the internal design team.
The result is a yacht with a unique interior layout, with a special focus on the saloon area.
Each owner can enjoy choosing his boat with different woods and fabrics as well as the possibility of having 4 different layouts for the owner’s cabin.
The Dufour 560 can be fitted with 3, 4 and even 5 cabins plus a skipper cabin, leaving maximum freedom for the customer to tailor the boat for his specific preferences.
“A sailboat to satisfy the most demanding sailors without compromising the comfort and quality inside”, says Gianguido Girotti Product and Marketing manager at Dufour.
“it is a fantastic project in which everyone has contributed to improve what has made Dufour successful over the past 50 years around the world. We are extremely excited and look forward to sail the boat”
More information on the new Dufour 560 on: http://www.dufour-yachts.com/documents/description-560.pdf or on Dufour Yachts: http://www.dufour-yachts.com