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Grand Large 360: New Grand Large Generation

Millesime Grand Large 2018 Dufour Yachts team keeps developing new models and presents the latest addition of the range, the Dufour 360 Grand Large. Efficient and Spacious Hull The hull of the Dufour 360 Grand Large has been designed to provide the best balance between sailing experience and space onboard, both above and below deck. The optimization of the rudder, the wide aft beam and the long chines ensure maximum stability at any speed. A New Roof Design The Dufour 360 Grand ...

Into the Lion’s Den

As I look out my front window, the house across the street plays peek a boo through the swirling snowdrifts — fading in and out of view as the wind throws a fluffy white blanket over the ground.  Writing about sailing and cruising seems a little out of context as I begrudge the plow operator for leaving another towering mound snow in my driveway. Winter and sailing in Newfoundland do not play well together. Perhaps it’s time for a little mental holiday… Thinking back a ...

From the Arm to the Azores in 18 Days

Sailing from Halifax’s North West Arm across the Atlantic to the Azores and beyond has been on Judy Robertson’s bucket list for a long time. “Anybody that knows me knows its been on my list of things I have to do,” said Robertson in a recent interview. “I wanted to do it before I turned 50 but that didn’t happen and I’m going to turn 60 in December, so I decided nope I’ve got to do it now.” Robertson, her boyfriend David Sawatzky, 19-year-old daughter Marine Robertson ...

Oceanis 55.1: The Blue-Water Cruising Standard

The Beneteau Oceanis range of sailboats has long been known as the market leader because of their adaptability to blue water cruising or around the buoy racing in your local harbor. The newest and most luxurious to join this family of open ocean adventurers is the Oceanis 55.1. The 55.1 follows on the heels of the hugely successful Oceanis 55, but offers even more performance and innovation. Her lines are both contemporary and classic, which make her look as fast anchored as she is under ...

X4(9): New for 2018

Following on the success of the X43 and the X65, X-Yachts recently launched the new X49 at Boot Düsseldorf in January 2018. The X range displays a true embodiment of the key features which set X-Yachts apart from the competition. The new X49 offers a wealth of features which enables the crew easy handling in all conditions. Whether doing family sailing trips, long distance blue water cruising or competitive sailing, the X49 offers the best combination of everything X-Yachts has developed ...