After the recent announcement of the new Dufour 390 Grand Large, Dufour Yachts keeps innovating and surprising the nautic industry with the launch of a second Grand Large Unit for 2019, the Dufour 430 Grand Large. The Dufour 430 also completes, without replacing, the actual models of the Dufour Grand Large range composed by D310 – D360 – D382 – D390 – D412 – D430 – D460 – D520. The D430 is a brand new project, with a new hull generation, a new roof design, and the integration of high-end equipment and new onboard technology. The complementary and flexible interior layouts options, as well adapted to the owners market as to the charters market, fits perfectly to the range.
WHAT | VICTORIA HARBOUR BOAT SHOW
WHERE | Victoria’s Inner Harbour
WHEN | April 28 – May 1, 2016
The 26th annual Victoria Harbour Boat Show will once again be located in the yacht basin in front of the Empress Hotel.
Land and sea exhibitors offer plenty for the recreational boating enthusiast. We’ll have a host of new and previously owned sail and power on display.
+ BAVARIA CRUISER 37 (2 cabin)
+ BAVARIA CRUISER 41 (3 cabin)
+ BAVARIA VISION 42 (2 cabin)
+ BAVARIA OPEN 40 (3 cabin). THIS BOAT will be on display at our Sidney sales docks in Port Sidney Marina during the show
+ DUFOUR 500 GRAND LARGE (3 cabin)
+ NORDIC TUG 39
Thursday/Friday 11 AM – 6 PM
Saturday/Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
TICKETS (go on sale March)
4 day pass $20 (on-line purchase only)
While Len Baronit, partner of Yacht Sales West was spending the day with the new owner reviewing systems on the Dufour 56, the rest of us were working furiously behind the scenes. The caterers at Granville Island Catering were putting together beautiful platters of finger foods and chilling the champagne in their big coolers, and we were blowing up 100 balloons to prepare for the delivery of the boat. After enlisting the owner’s crew to spirit him away, we snuck the boat around from our sales docks to Pelican Bay by the Granville Island hotel where the boat will live.
Timing the arrival of the boat with the arrival of the owner at his new slip could not have been better scripted. As the Yacht Sales West crew backed the boat into her slip, we lowered the transom door and the balloons went out and up into the late afternoon sky. The surprised owner was delighted and the party was on. A small, intimate group of friends and family enjoyed the first night aboard celebrating the event and planning future sailing adventures. Congratulations from all of us at Yacht Sales West!
Last week we had a Facebook contest to win a day-sail aboard one of our new yachts currently in stock. 14 yr old Thomas Bennett won the free day sail aboard our new 2014 Dufour 410 GL last Saturday out of our Sidney, BC office. He invited his parents Laine and Christine and his brother Russel. There was a decent SE wind all afternoon ranging from 5 – 12 knots. Thomas, an experienced sailor, took control of the helm for most of the day and kept us moving along nicely. He even managed to catch up to and pass a 46-footer on the downwind leg coming around the north point of Sidney Spit. The conditions were perfect and the company was even better. Congratulations again to the Bennett family and thank you all for participating in the daysail giveaway. Like our Facebook page and stay tuned for all our future prize draws!
A new Dufour 335 reaches across the Strait of Georgia to her new cruising grounds on Vancouver Island.
VANCOUVER — Long time knowledgeable sailors, Bob and Leslie were positively beaming when they left our docks on Granville Island yesterday with a friend and their two dogs Rue and Lyssa. The sun was in full force, it was chilly and it was pretty windy. To the uninitiated, this would have been a tender sail: not for these two. When they heard how much the wind was up, they hooped and hollered and couldn’t wait to get out into the Strait.
Congratulations Bob and Leslie!
VANCOUVER — Pacific Yachting TV just posted the finished interview with Len Baronit onboard the Dufour 410 at the Vancouver Boat Show. This boat is at our GRANVILLE ISLAND docks. Come and check her out. Nice!
VANCOUVER — Pacific Yachting TV came down the show docks early this AM with their film crew to interview Len Baronit, partner of Yacht Sales West aboard our new Dufour 410 imported from France. The docks and boats were so frozen with ice this morning, that we had to bucket the boat and docks off with saltwater before we could get onto it! Once onboard, Meena interviewed Len…we’re told that she was pretty impressed with the wine locker. We’re looking forward to sharing the video when it’s published. Voila!
DUFOUR 500 EARNS TOP HONOURS FROM 2 MAGAZINES
SAIL and CRUISING WORLD magazines have both recognized the Dufour 500 as standout. Both publications evaluated all the new sail boat brands and their models introduced to the North American market for this year and found plenty to like about about the 500 naming it their top choice. The judges call it “A luxurious experience afloat” and “A comfortable cruiser with a performance edge.” Click the links to read the full reviews.
SAIL magazine’s nominated the DUFOUR 500 for 2014’s BEST BOAT. Check out the link below and see why!
1826 Mast Tower Road
Vancouver, BC V6H 4B6
9835 Seaport Place
Port Sidney Marina
Sidney, BC V8L 4X3