Like most Dufour dealers Alvaro Bermúdez is much, much more than just a Dufour dealer. He’s also the proud owner of a Dufour 410 who took delivery in La Rochelle then sailed it all the way to his home in Uruguay earlier this year.
And he’s more than just a cruiser or an offshore passage maker. He’s also an offshore racer who recently took part in a 110 mile race from Buenos Aires, Argentina to the capital city of Uraguay, Montevideo, aboard his Dufour 410 Faith.
“It was a very cold race,” says Bermúdez. “The 15-23 knots true wind that we had from 45 to 90 degrees apparent, allowed us to permanently keep the speed over 8 knots. In fact we averaging 8.4 knots over the ground for the 13 hours of total race time. I am once again extremely pleased with my boat, its performance, balance and stiffness.”
He was also pleased with his results in the race. Faith won the double handed division, and the Dufour 34 Bigua V, that Bermúdez sold to a client several years ago came in second.
Needless to say, averaging over 8 knots for over 13 hours on a 40-foot performance cruising boat is amazing.
Imagine the speeds that are possible on our bigger models.
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