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The deck-stepped, aluminum, twospreader Seldon fractional rig comes with
stainless rigging and a split, non-adjustable backstay. Hoisting the fully battened
main from the stack pack was made easy
thanks to the electric Lewmar T40 winch
mounted on the cabin top. The double-ended mainsheet was led to the single,
easily-accessible manual Lewmar T50
sheet winch fronting each helm. The traveller was fed through the cabin-top clutch
arrays that flank the companionway.
Of course, once the 95 percent
self-tacking jib was unfurled and sheeted
in for close-hauled sailing, it needed no
attention.
While the forecast winds didn't materialize, we did manage to sail in as much as
12 knots at times-and that was enough
to heel nicely and make it a pretty well
perfect fall sailing day. Steering under
sail was a real treat; the helm was silky
smooth and well balanced (at least in our
light conditions). Upwind in 8 knots of
true wind, our speed was between 4.5 to 5
knots and at 10 knots we were making an
average speed of just over 6 knots. Those
are pretty good numbers for a cruising

yacht. The 430 felt a tiny bit sluggish in
anything less than about 8 knots of wind.
However, with 10 to 12 knots, the 430
really came into its own, settling in nicely
on its chine. It is well known that while
self-tackers make it easy for upwind sailing, they don't add much when the vessel
is off the wind. We didn't have a Code 0 or
an asymmetrical sail on board, but I sure
would have liked to give it a try in those
conditions.
The 430 proved a capable cruiser for
weekend or extended cruising and its solid
feel and construction make it a go-anywhere vessel. For some inside information, we talked to Tom Allan from Seattle.
He and his wife purchased a 430 in 2019.
They use it extensively (177 hours on the
engine alone). The transom barbeque and
the midship galley were real selling points
for him and his wife. He also noted the
quality construction and fit and finish. He
added that the 430 was an excellent platform for entertaining even large numbers
of guests as well as being a comfortable
boat to spend a lot of time aboard. Price
as tested in Vancouver was $453,980 Cdn.

SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE STD:
Yanmar 50 hp Diesel w/Saildrive
OPTIONAL: 60 hp

LENGTH OVERALL: 13.24 m / 43' 5 "
HULL LENGTH: 12.50 m / 41'
LWL: 11.69 m / 38' 4 "
BEAM: 4.30 m / 14' 1 "
DRAFT STANDARD: 2.10 m / 6' 11'
DRAFT SHALLOW: 1.75 m / 5' 9 "
KEEL WEIGHT: STANDARD 2.6 T /
5,732 LBS
DISPLACEMENT: LIGHT 9.7 T / 21,385
LBS
FUEL TANK: 250 L / 66 USG
FRESH WATER: 430 L / 114 USG
HOT WATER: 40 L / 10.5 USG
HOLDING: 53 L / 14 USG
CATEGORY: EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE
2013-53-EU CATEGORY A
MAST LENGTH ABOVE WL: APPROX.
19.2 M / 63'
TOTAL SAIL AREA: 92 SQM / 990 SQ FT
MAIN SAIL: 52 SQM / 560 SQ FT
SELF-TACKING JIB: 40 SQM / 431 SQ
FT
PRICE AS TESTED: $453,980 CDN
TEST BOAT AND PRICING PROVIDED BY:
YACHT SALES WEST,
YACHTSALESWEST.COM, DUFOUR-YACHTS.COM

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting February 2021

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
Canadian Yachting February 2021 - Intro
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - AT THE HELM: BEGINNING ANOTHER YEAR OF BIG CHANGES
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - TRAVEL DESTINATION : SALT SPRING ISLAND WITH GOURMET FOOD AND DRINK
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - POWER REVIEW: NEPTUNUS 750 ENCLOSED FLYBRIDGE
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 430 GRAND LARGE
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - POWER REVIEW: WORLD CAT 280 DC-X
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - JOIN A BOATING CLUB
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - BOATING SKILLS FOR NOVICE TO ADVANCED BOATERS
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - START BOATING THE EASY WAY WITH FREEDOM BOAT CLUB
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