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mostly flush, smoked-glass skylights and hatches add to its clean
look.
Belowdecks, the biggest departure from the norm is the forward galley. Putting a galley between the salon and the bow master is only possible because the beam of the 430 has been carried
far enough forward to provide the necessary room. While initially skeptical of this layout, it actually has a number of benefits.
First, it provides for two work areas, one to port and one to
starboard of the centreline. This allows two people to work in
the galley without tripping over each other. Being amidships also
allows great natural light from expansive overhead skylights.
Second, the L-shaped main galley section faces aft and is wide
open to the rest of the salon and this creates a cozy open feel. The
main settee and dinette table are offset to starboard and face a
fixed dinette bench seat. This eliminates the issue of struggling to
get past a centerline dinette table as nothing blocks passage from
the companionway to the forward cabin. As an added benefit,
the backrest of the dinette bench doubles as a handrail. To port,
across from the fixed bench, is a settee with a base that slides out
so that the back cushions are angled to become a comfy recliner.
The chart table/nav station (with switching panel) is on brackets
that allow it to be lowered to make a longer settee berth.
With the first of two heads immediately to the left of the companionway stairs, it's only a few feet to the separate shower compartment, and this makes an excellent, easily accessible place to
hang wet gear. The test boat came with manual flush saltwater
toilets and vessel sinks.
Wooden valances run the length of the cabin and not only
hide indirect lighting, but double as handrails. Cruisers will also

The forward cabin.

appreciate the ample storage not only throughout the vessel, but
also in handy under-deck cabinets (with gas pistons for gentle
operation) that run the length of the salon.
The 430 is available with a three- or four-cabin layout however, I can't see going with the four-cabin option as it would
detract from the open feel of the salon. The three-cabin layout is
much, much nicer, with a bow master and two guest staterooms
(with playground-size mattresses) flanking the companionway.
The master's island queen is surprisingly wide at the head end,
thanks to the beam being carried forward. Also unusual is the
large divided hanging locker with great hanging space as well as
shelf storage. The hull windows offer wonderful visibility from
the bed. And of course, the ensuite is an added bonus.
Overall, the interior is very well styled, with oak floorboards
(which didn't squeak or flex) and oak, horizontally-grained
veneers on the bulkheads and cabinetry. This contrasted nicely
with beige cushions and gray Corian countertops. The wood
mouldings and corner pieces were unusually robust. I was
impressed by the stiff interior bulkheads. As an example, the
walls of the head barely flexed the adjacent walls when the door
was shaken.

ENGINE AND SYSTEMS
The test boat came with the upgraded 60 hp Volvo diesel with
Saildrive and a fixed three-blade prop. Four AGM house batteries with a total capacity of 380 aH (as well as an engine start
battery) should provide ample power for anchoring over the
weekend. Both the engine and shore power can heat the 40 L hot
There's plenty of room to move around the cockpit-and plenty of room water tank.
for entertaining.

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AT THE HELM: BEGINNING ANOTHER YEAR OF BIG CHANGES
TRAVEL DESTINATION : SALT SPRING ISLAND WITH GOURMET FOOD AND DRINK
POWER REVIEW: NEPTUNUS 750 ENCLOSED FLYBRIDGE
SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 430 GRAND LARGE
POWER REVIEW: WORLD CAT 280 DC-X
SPECIAL FEATURE: WE PICK 30 OF THE MOST EXCITING BOATS FOR 2021
THE PORT HOLE: FEBRUARY 2021
JOIN A BOATING CLUB
BOATING SKILLS FOR NOVICE TO ADVANCED BOATERS
START BOATING THE EASY WAY WITH FREEDOM BOAT CLUB
CROSSING THE LINE: OF COURSE: SOME LESSER-KNOWN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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