New Year launch for elegant Grand Large 520

by • November 24, 2017 • Breaking News, HomeMosaic, YachtsComments Off112

his French built Umberto Felci design from Dufour has been optimised for comfortable and efficient living on deck, yet also provides a spacious and appealing interior. The cockpit is well enclosed, with the bathing platform in its raised position, thanks to high coamings. For outdoor living there’s a concealed barbecue and sink under the aft seats, together with a sizeable drawer fridge in the table. The wide, two-tier bathing platform has a lower section right aft for easy boarding from a tender or swimming, plus a higher level that effectively forms an extension to the cockpit.

Most sail controls, including the German mainsheet system, are taken to the primary winches just ahead of the steering positions. There’s an option of a 108 per cent non-overlapping jib, or smaller self-tacking jib for the ultimate in easy sail handling. Engine power is from a single 75hp diesel engine, with a generous 420 litre fuel tank.

Below decks the large loft-style saloon offers a huge amount of natural light, thanks to large hull windows and a big clear overhead panels and hatches, while the forward galley location helps to accentuate the feeling of space. The salon table is set on an electronically adjustable mount and can be lowered to coffee table height, or raised up to dining table level. It can also be folded away when out of use. Interior woodwork is in a choice of moabi, oak or teak finishes.

Three and four cabin layouts are offered, with two or three heads and the option of separate showers. The aft cabins are configured so that the berths can be converted from doubles to twins, which is helpful for both family use and chartering. Each is equipped with LED lighting, with shorepower electrical outlets and USB charging points next to each bed, as well as LED lights inside the wardrobes.

The first Dufour 520 Grand Large is currently in build and will be launched to the public at Boot Dusseldorf in Germany in January 2018.

  • LOA 15.20m
  • Hull Length 14.75m
  • Waterline length 13.67m
  • Beam 4.80m
  • Light Displacement 15,245kg
  • Draught 2.3m
  • Ballast 4,042kg
  • Fuel tank 450 litres
  • Water tank 720 litres
  • Mainsail 52.80sq m
  • 108% Genoa 48sq m
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