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By placing the galley forward, Dufour has placed the saloon aft, maximizing the space at full beam.

the standard mast and a choice of keel
depth. Finally, the " Performance " version
is targeted at the club or offshore racer and
comes with a taller mast that adds a third
set of spreaders and the nine-foot keel.
Experienced cruisers may opt for this version as well.
ON DECK
With this new model, Dufour's focus
was the on-deck experience. When sailing, everything is within easy reach. The
optional German-style mainsheet leads
back to two primary winches near the
wheels. Two more winches for the jib
sheets are on the cockpit coaming and halyard winches are on the cabin top near the
companionway. All winches can be made
electric and all lines are led aft.
The cockpit is large, A-shaped and
fairly standard for Dufour. Twin helm stations are set on sexy, minimalist pedestals
with 12-inch Raymarine HybridTouch
MFDs. Engine controls are to starboard
and are mounted on the pedestal, which is
ideal when docking and needing to keep
your eyes up and forward instead of staring down at your knees.
As is typical on a Dufour, there's the
optional outdoor galley where the chef can
stand and cook outside on the plancha grill

Galley - In the 530, Dufour continues with their signature split galley that creates a bit of
separation and privacy for the master stateroom forward and allows multiple cooks to work
simultaneously.

and still not miss any of the happy hour
festivities in the cockpit. There's also the
standard centerline table that can hold an
optional refrigerator, or it can be removed
entirely on the performance version. But
there's a fun new feature here too in the
form of an optional sunbed between the
wheels. It's the place to lounge, because
you're in the center of the action but still
out of the way and I immediately made it

my own. It didn't disappoint.
ACCOMMODATIONS
Below, there's a choice of up to 6 cabins
(plus a skipper cabin in the bow) and 2-4
heads which is a " pack 'em in " version
that charterers will love. However, our test
boat was set up for proper owner cruising
with the master in the bow and two cabins
aft. That left an open, uncluttered saloon

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SARAH DOUGLAS: A ROLLER COASTER RIDE TO TOKYO
FEATURE: X-SHORE EELEX 8000
DESTINATION: DESTINATION VICTORIA, BC’S CAPITAL CITY
FEATURE: VIA-MARA – “WOOD” YOU LOOK AT THAT…..
MARINA: QUEEN’S COVE MARINA – AN INVESTMENT IN ENJOYMENT – REGULAR BOAT MAINTENANCE PAYS DIVIDENDS
AT THE HELM: YIPPEE!
SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 530
THE PORT HOLE: JUNE 2021
CROSSING THE LINE: NFTS AND CRYPTOBOATING - A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
Canadian Yachting June 2021 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2021 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - AT THE HELM: YIPPEE!
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - SARAH DOUGLAS: A ROLLER COASTER RIDE TO TOKYO
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - FEATURE: X-SHORE EELEX 8000
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - DESTINATION: DESTINATION VICTORIA, BC’S CAPITAL CITY
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