Come see us at the Annapolis sailboat show!

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The new Dufour 500 Grand Large (pictured above) is only one of several new models that we’re excited to be showing off at the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis next week.

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500 Grand Large

It has powerful, yet easily managed sail plan that delivers fantastic performance in variety of conditions. And an integrated retractable sprit that makes flying a Code0 and other down wind sails a snap.

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As you can see, the 500 has plenty of cockpit space for larger groups to enjoy the ride in total comfort. And Dufour’s signature drop down swim platform that makes for an awesome lounge space when at anchor.

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And the 500’s wide-open interior layout is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

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560 Grand Large

Meanwhile, what more can we really say about the new “Flagship” 560 Grand Large? Except for WOW.GZ3Hx95Y0lwc9D78a0WRgCBvST05whn0ozUjFyvqQS8[1]

The way the 560‘s modern design combines sweeping lines, angled corners, flush-mounted hatches, teak decks, and sleek side windows is simply striking.

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And the cockpit is even bigger than it looks. Notice the fantastic visibility from the helm stations as well as the ultra-lux lounge space? Come to Annapolis to see the deck lay out that represents the pinnacle of modern style and sophistication.

MDV_DquZS-wh10qkrg1RGyc3f0TW-uCIeFpso2Kwz3I[1]But the 560’s good looks are way more than skin deep. It has a highly efficient hull shape, powerful aft sections, low wetted surface area, and an extremely effective keel & rudder set up. The high ballast ratio and increased form stability of the hull enables the boat to support a powerful sail plan without sacrificing cruising comfort and safety.

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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 Open 60’s (around the world solo sailors), where speed and ease of handling is mandatory.

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And how could you forget all that luxury and style down below on the 560? You’ll have to see it to really get a feel for how much space there is.

410 Grand Large

Meanwhile, the Grand Large 410 may be the smallest boat we’ll have at the show this year, but as you’ll see in previous reports here, it’s loaded with good-looking, clever, and go-fast features both on deck and below.-J-L2HbvHbNvK-bc6ALEvjMwI3OOdiGd9BI6wBo8iLE[1]

PH3SF59gUT667rPUaNG9Zb-oZTnucL0TlkYaEopmwKA[1]So, when are you coming to the show? Leave a comment below if you have a question. We’ll try to answer any we can before the show, and hope to talk to you in person during the show!