Dufour 520 – Winner – Boat of the Year Award

Dufour 520 Grand Large has been awarded 2018 Boat of the Year by Cruising World Magazine in the “Best Full Sized Cruiser 50 to 54 feet” category.

The Dufour 520 out ranked other French brands, seducing the judges by its “outstanding creature comforts”, “flexible cockpit”, ”unique features” and “offered the most pleasurable sailing experience in this class”. Commented the judges.

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Heir to the comfort, elegance and expertise of the legendary Dufour brand, the new 520 Grand Large has a combination of style and innovation that places her at the forefront of the international stage.
Experienced and visionary, the Dufour Yachts team and Umberto Felci have entirely re-thought the aesthetic and functional aspects of the Grand Large range to bring you this exceptional yacht. The external lines alone will stimulate the senses of any sailing enthusiast.

Redesigned the aft platform: Revolutionary concept to maximise the functionality of this entertaining space. The Dufour 520 is unique in offering an innovative electronic double level swim platform. Perfectly integrated into the transom, it enhances the onboard lifestyle by allowing easy access to the yacht at anchor.

Navigation comfort: A helm station that comes equipped with an elegant pod integrating all the navigation instruments as well as an optional dual throttle control. A new back rest incorporated at the corner of the pushpit will provide additional comfort and security to the helmsman.

New exterior features: Outdoor kitchen equipped with a barbecue and a sink concealed by the rear seats. A fridge drawer of 39 litres integrated under the cockpit table on stainless steel feet. A rear central seat which swivels through 180° providing additional seating around the table.

New interior features: New ergonomic table, electronically adjustable in three positions (low – high closed – high opened), to choose the best configuration to suit the mood of your guests. Spacious, luminous cabins, full of storage, offer LED lighting sets and 220V/USB plugs accessible from the head of each bed. Aft cabin which can be easily converted from a double to twin beds. Luxurious bathrooms with Corian worktops, countertop washbasins and quality taps and fittings

Taking advantage of the elegance, lighting quality, performance and space management, so characteristic of Dufour yachts, development has focused on using original materials to enhance this 520 edition.