Latest launch from Dufour – 360 Grand Large

by • January 29, 2018 • Breaking News, HomeMosaic, YachtsComments Off226

The latest addition to this French boat builder’s range features significant design changes, particularly to the deck and cockpit areas, with the intention of improving both the sailing experience and enhancing on board living. Dufour’s customary hull chines have also been extended further forward for added stability and reduced heeling. As well as providing more comfortable sailing, the wider transom creates more volume both in the cockpit and the accommodation spaces below deck.

A new coach roof design includes concealed halyards running back from the mast, plus a recessed coaming for the spray hood that offers neater stowage when the hood is not in use. The overall effect is a cleaner and tidier appearance. An elegant swing door that integrates into the coach roof design has replaced the traditional companionway washboards.ç

Below decks the boat is available with the option of a two or three cabin layout, both with a combined shower and heads. The saloon sofa berths can offer additional bunk space, with the chart table dropping down to extend the sofa berth. A well-appointed L-shaped galley offers excellent stowage and cupboard space. A new front window is recessed into the coach roof to maximise natural light in the owner’s forward cabin.

The helm station has also had a complete redesign, with angled steering columns and instrument consoles in front of each wheel for compass and control panels. The primary winches are on the side deck, within easy reach of the helm seats. The aft end of the cockpit has been enclosed to provide additional seating and storage, while Dufour’s now trademark external galley, barbeque and outdoor sink can be fitted as an option concealed under the aft seats. A generous bathing platform also doubles as additional socialising and head chef’s space when at anchor.

The boat has a base price of €96,144 ex VAT and was unveiled at the Paris Boat Show in December 2017.

  • LOA 10.73m
  • Hull length 9.99m
  • Waterline length 9.04m
  • Beam 3.53m
  • Light displacement 5,674kg
  • Draught 1.9m
  • Ballast 1,550kg
  • Fuel 160 litres
  • Water 200 litres
  • Sail area 55sq m
  • Self tacking jib 20.5sq m
  • Genoa 25.5 sq m
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