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Spring 2016 Dufour News is here!

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Charles Marchant 1921 to 2016

It was with deep regret that I have to let you know that Charles died on 11 April 2016. He was 95 years old and although declining physically over the last month of his life he remained alert and in full control of his mind to the end. He was last on Positive Thinking on

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2016 East Coast Event

There is to be a meet to be held on 2nd July on the delightful River Deben at The Lodge which is approximately a mile upriver from the Tidemill Yacht Harbour at Woodbridge. The plan is to hold a barbecue during the evening and all members are welcome to attend. Overseas Dufour Owners are also urged

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Events South Coast 2016

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Antiga Kiss 2 Crosses the Atlantic

I mentioned a while ago that Roger Gibson with Antiga Kiss 2 is sailing his Dufour 405 across the Atlantic and back this year. They left Marconi Sailing Club on September 14th and left UK waters from Leamington on 23rd September. They sailed down the Portuguese coast before striking out. They then stopped at Isla

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Boats For Sale

This is a good time of year to consider changing your boat. Any Visitor or Member can visit the drop down on this site – see For Sale / Used Boats where our members advertise their boats. There are some lovely boats listed there if you are interested in a good Dufour!

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Universal Yachting Appointed

Universal Yachting have been appointed as Dufour Yacht Dealers in the South Coast. They have branches in Solent, Chichester Harbour and Portsmouth areas. Contact Chris Warwick at Universal Yachting for full details of what they can offer They will be able to serve current Dufour owners and represent the Dufour brand for new prospective owners.

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Beautiful Beaulieu!

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Marco Marine Cease to be Dufour Main Dealers

IMPORTANT INFORMATION We have received official notification that Marco Marine are no longer Dufour Main Dealers in the UK. They are however still able to assist with many of the spares, repairs and have a massive knowledge base all things Dufour.  Additionally they can help out with upgrades, maintenance, customisation etc. on the range of Dufour yachts.

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Cherbourg Rally – 11th & 12th July

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Dufour Association Pennants

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LED Lighting

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Engine Hour Meter

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Hourmeter

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Bembridge Rally September 2014

The forecast for the weekend of 13 and 14 September was for Easterly winds force 4 to 5 occasionally 6 – not great for a harbour facing East. However, in the end the winds were generally lighter than forecast on the Saturday. It turned out that the majority of the boats came from Gosport or

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How to – A Plotter on the Cheap!

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How to – Reduce Under Mattress Condensation

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DUFOUR 310 Grand Large

Here’s Dufour’s video introduction to the DUFOUR 310 Grand Large. And with a bit of an explanation from one of the Dufour guys here. We’ll be bringing you a review shortly from one of our members who sails this model.

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Dufour Grand Large 500

Here’s what Sail Magazine had to say about the Dufour Grand Large 500

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DUFOUR 560 Grand Large

Here’s an introduction to the Dufour 560 Grand Large.

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Dufour 410

Here’s what Sailing Today’s Duncan Kent had to say about the Dufour 410 when he sailed the model in the summer of 2013.    

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East Coast Rally 2014

I spent my first 20 years sailing the River Crouch almost every week and at the end of that time I guess you could say I knew the area very well. Two years ago we moved house to Suffolk and I moved my home base to the River Deben. So it was now a bit

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