UK dealers for the Dufour and Gib'Sea range of cruising sailboats.
Second largest builder of recreational craft in Europe, specializing in racing/cruising sailboats. The group includes Dufour Yachts S.A., (Dufour monohulls and Atoll "monomarans"), Gibert Marine (Gib'Sea monohulls) and Nautitech catamarans lines. The company has an association with Cantiere del Pardo. Italy (Grand Soleil monohulls).
Web site organized by the UK agents for Dufour Yachts, providing information about maintenance, spares, modifications and improvements. The Association also organizes rallies for Dufour boats in the UK.
A test sail in this racer-cruiser which, according to Hazelton, "moved quite comfortably through the chop, so much so that the knotmeter reading of about 7.7 on the wind was a bit of a surprise."
"If you are looking for a Q-ship to ambush the Wednesday night beer can race regulars, this design might fit the bill . . . And we don't think you'll have a problem convincing your significant other that the interior well be great for cruising."