Dufour 485 Grand Large

  • The Dufour 485 Grand Large is a 14.73 metre long sailing yacht, built by the French yacht maker Dufour, and incorporates the latest precision navigation technology. The yacht is also designed to provide the ultimate in comfort throughout. The saloon incorporates a dining table and wooden semicircular bench, and the cabins feature large windows and built-in shelving. This model is one of the yacht makers top models, and one of its most popular models for sailing in comfort on your yacht charter.

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    Model: Dufour 485 Grand Large
    Type:
    Length: 14.73
    Beam: 4.7
    Draft: 1.9
    Displacement: 15100
    Motorboats: Volvo
    Horse Power: 110
    Day by day capacity: 8

Destinations where you can hire a Dufour 485 Grand Large

  • Yacht charter in Azores
  • <p><strong>Charter a yacht in the Azores>/strong> and explore these islands! The Azores are a group of nine Portuguese isles located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1500km from Lisbon and covering a total area of 2,333km squared. They were originally discovered in the Middle Ages, although they were rediscovered in the modern ages and claimed by Philip II of Portugal and Spain. Try something different to the busy streets of Lisbon in Portugal and enjoy a yacht charter in one of the most special sailing holiday destinations. So set sail in one of our crewed or bareboat yachts and begin cruising with your skipper on your holiday in these coastal areas that are a hidden part of Portugal! </p> <p>It wasn’t until the 20th century that the archipelago became an autonomous region of Portugal, within the European Union. They are of volcanic origin and have a rugged, but picturesque landscape, making them the perfect place to spend a relaxing sun, sea and sand holiday. </p> <p>Moreover, there are some fascinating and gorgeous places that you simply have to visit during your yacht charter in the Azores, sailing to places like Ponta Delgada, Faial, Lisbon, Horta, Terceira and the Isle of San Miguel are a must. </p> <p>Boat hire here has a great deal on offer for you, including sailing in the open ocean, swimming, fantastic sailing routes, diving and the opportunity to visit the quaint and characterful cities. Portugal’s highest point, Mount Pico, is located on the island of Pico, although the majority of the islands have a more crater-like landscape. </p> <p>One of the key attractions of a yacht charter is the tranquil beauty. The local tourist industry is not very heavily developed, and for this reason the majority of the beaches and rural areas are undisturbed. Some of the most popular destinations are; Ponta Delgada, Horta, Sao Miguel, Angra do Heroísmo, Pico, Terceira, and Sao Roque do Pico. </p> <h2>Climate</h2> <p>The climate is mild, with average temperatures of 13ºC in winter and up to 25ºC during summer. Winters are not very cold and in summer the climate is pleasant due to the islands’ subtropical location and the influence of the Gulf Stream. There is a humid climate, but also offer a tropical landscape which is very different to Portugal’s Mediterranean climate. </p> <p>Despite being located deep into the Atlantic Ocean, the seawater ranges from 16ºC to 25ºC, enjoying a yacht charter break in the Azores is an ideal option throughout the year. In 2012, the isles won the Quality Coast award for their natural landscapes and sustainable travel industry. </p> <p>One of the many advantages of choosing a yacht charter in the Azores is not only their beautiful and natural landscapes, perfect for nature lovers, but also their fantastic sailing conditions, and coastal sights. They have amazing beaches, far away from mass tourism, and great sailing facilities as each island has its own airport. </p> <h2>Whale watching</h2> <p>One of the main reasons to visit these Portuguese islands! With boat hire in this area, this option is even more attractive, as you can moor your boat in the sea and see the animals during their migration in summer. If you prefer to travel at a different time of the year, you can also see dolphins and other marine life. The dolphins and whales are spectacular sights and could even swim and jump alongside your yacht! </p> <p>Those who choose yacht charter in the Azores in winter will be able to see <strong>blue whales</strong> stop by the island, a remarkable opportunity to see these magnificent creatures. The biodiversity of the region is unparalleled, with over 115 protected species and 215 endangered species, and for this reason conservation laws are very strict on the islands. </p> <h2>Water sports</h2> <p>If you’re interested in sports such as diving or snorkelling, the Azores are an ideal destination, as you can go sailing and anchor your boat in many beautiful locations. If you like other water sports such as skiing, surfing, paragliding, horse riding, fishing, hang gliding, or other activities such as mountain biking and hiking through the volcanic landscape, these isles are the perfect sailing destination for you. </p> <p>So rent a bareboat or crewed boat, catamaran or yacht from aBoatTime and experience in one of our charters or perhaps join a flotilla and go sailing in the Azores and along the coast of Portugal. Make sure you ask your skipper to sail to and visit great places like Ponta Delgada, Horta, Sao Miguel, Angra do Heroísmo, Pico, Faial, Terceira, and Sao Roque do Pico. The wonderful weather conditions, myriad of activities to enjoy and the many stunning unspoilt beaches the Azores offer, ensures your yacht charter in the Azores will be an unforgettable experience, so why not to rent a boat and enjoy sailing in this Atlantic paradise? </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Sibenik
  • <p><strong>Charter a yacht in Sibenik</strong> and visit this city located in the central part of Dalmatia region, in the Adriatic. With more than 41,000 inhabitants, it is one of the main tourist attractions in the region. Why not rent a bareboat or crewed gulet or one of our many catamarans or yachts from aBoatTime, or perhaps one of our luxury boats like a Jeanneau model and take your sailing charter up and down the coast of Croatia whilst visiting famous sailing destinations like Kornati, Zadar, Trogir, Dubrovnik, Krka, Primosten and many more locations in Dalmatia and the Adriatic alike. </p> <p>Sibenik has a great cultural and historic heritage, such as the cathedral of Santiago of Sibenik, declared patrimony of humanity in the year 2000. This city is also home to many cultural and artistic events, such as the International Children’s Festival. </p> <p>This city is full of history as it lived through many political changes; it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire the kingdom of Yugoslavia, was occupied by fascist Italy and Nazi Germany during WWII, then it became part of the Republic of Yugoslavia and finally achieved independence as part of Croatia. </p> <p>The city is divided in three parts: the high zone, where you can find the fortresses of San Juan and Santa Ana, the old zone and the old town. The main economic activity of Sibenik has always been metal as well as textile industry as well as agriculture. However, after the Balkan war the city focused on tourism. </p> <p>So visit Croatia and go sailing in Dalmatia, the Adriatic Coast and around all of the amazing islands, marinas and coastal towns. Rent one of aBoatTime’s crewed or bareboat yachts or catamarans for your yacht sailing charter from a local Croatian marina and visit special places all over Croatia such as; Kornati, Trogir, Dubrovnik and hundreds of other places in Dalmatia, the Adriatic and along the coast. Whether crewed or bareboat, a yacht charter in Sibenik will be an amazing holiday, so don’t miss this opportunity! </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Inside of the Dalmatia-Sibenik region you have the opportunity to rent a boat in the following marinas that offer several berths for you to moor your yacht in: </p> <ul><li>ACI Marina Vodice:</li><p>This port has modern amenities, 290 docking spots and 60 berths for boats on the ground. All the docking spots have water and electricity in this marina. </p> <li>Skradin aci Marina:</li><p> One of the most impressive in the area, it has 180 docking spots with a capability to host vessels with a maximum length of 70 meters. </p> <li>Solaris yc Marina:</li><p> it’s a port for medium size boats with a maximum length of 13 meters and a 2.5 meters keel. This port is equipped with a large quantity of services, including restaurants and cranes. </p></ul> <h2>What to do in Sibenik</h2> <p>There is so much to do on your yacht charter in Sibenik. There are many places that you can visit in the region, some of the interest points include: </p> <ul><li>The island of Zlarin:</li><p> a spectacular isle of 8 square km located close to Sibenik. </p> -<li>Krapanj:</li><p> one of the smallest islands in the Adriatic, with 0.36 square km, located 300 meters off the coast. </p> <li>Prvic:</li><p> a small island located in the Sibenik archipelago, considered a cultural patrimony and protected by Croatia’s ministry of culture. </p></ul> <h2>What to see in Sibenik</h2> <p>There are numerous curious facts about the city of Sibenik: for example, it is the birthplace of the inventor of the parachute, Faust Vrancic, and the famed basketball player Drazen Petrovic. </p> <p>Within its architectonic beauty, the most important element is the cathedral of Santiago, the construction of which started in 1402, it constitutes one of the main tourist attractions of the city. Other points of interest are the sculpture of Juraj Dalmatinac and the Church and monastery of St. Frane. </p> <h2>Beaches and Coves</h2> <p>Get ready to relax on some beautiful beaches on your yacht charter in Sibenik, here are some of our favourites.</p> <ul><li>Primosten beach:</li><p> 27 km away from Sibenik, a visit to this paradisiac beach is almost mandatory. It is characterized for its clear waters, and its stone nature, surrounded by a dense forest. </p> <li>Banj beach:</li><p>it is an artificial beach with several bars and restaurants along the coastline. At night, this beach hosts concerts, events and an open-air cinema. </p></ul> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>Sibenik’s beauty is found not only in its spectacular city, but also in the gorgeous natural parks that constitute the local flora and fauna reserves. Some of them are: </p> <ul><li>The Krka natural park</li><p> very close to the city and full of great natural beauty. </p> <li>The Kortaki national park</li><p> it´s another tourist attraction, with more than 140 isles in its interior and an impressive natural beauty. This place constitutes an ideal scenery to explore the Croatian coast aboard the boat of your choice, take advantage of your boat to scuba dive and discover the lush underwater ecosystem, shipwrecks and the underwater archeological sites. </p></ul> <h2>Currency</h2> <ul><li>Currency: Kuna (1kn=100 lipas// 1€=7.5 kn approx.)</li> <li>Places for exchange: banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels and camping sites.</li> <li>Accepted credit cards: Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Dinners.</li></ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>You’ll get to taste some delicious food on your yacht charter in Sibenik! Sibenik has a large variety of typical dishes, from the famous Misina cheese to the Babic red wine. The delicious ham from Drnis, or the large variety of fresh fish, in addition to typical dishes such as: </p> <ul><li>Skradinski Kumbasice:</li><p> a typical sausage from the region. </p> <li>Soparnjak:</li><p>a paste filled with strawberries, olive oil, and figs. The mixture is fried and then served cold. </p> <p>Other typical foods of the region are for example the dry fig pudding and the almond desserts. </p></ul> <p>So enjoy a yacht charter holiday with aBoatTime and visit Sibenik. Go sailing in Croatia and enjoy an unforgettable holiday on your yacht charter in Sibenik!</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Portugal
  • <p>A <strong>yacht charter in Portugal</strong> is always a good idea due to its wonderful climate, great atmosphere during the day and night, appetizing cuisine, available cultural options and, of course, for its beautiful beaches. </p> <p>Portugal is becoming increasingly popular since you can sail throughout the West Coast and combine sightseeing with sun and sea time. Whether you choose to visit the larger Portuguese cities, the gorgeous area of the Algarve or any other destination, you will be able to discover a country full of traditions and stunning areas, no matter if you are an experienced sailor or if it’s your first sailing vacation. </p> <p>The climate in Portugal is usually sunny and winters are relatively warm, with average temperatures of 13º and 20ºC in summer, which makes a sailing trip in Portugal an excellent option throughout the entire year. For water sports fans it really is a fabulous destination: you can always go surfing, kite surfing or do body-board because of the magnificent Atlantic waves. </p> <h2>What to see in Portugal</h2> <p>While on one of our sailing charters in Portugal, we recommend you get the most out of the skippered, bareboat or crewed sailing charter by combining the time spent sailing and visiting the main tourist areas: do not miss the two most famous cities, Lisbon and Porto. </p> <p>During your time sailing your yacht in Portugal enjoying the coast and all it offers such as water sports, amazing scenery and relaxation. However, you have to explore and witness the towns and cities that sit along the coast of Portugal, places such as Lagos, Vilamoura, Portimão and the rest of the Algarve region are well worth a visit and will amaze you with their beauty and entertainment. So set sail and visit Portugal on one of our skippered or bareboat charters and have a great holiday on a boat. </p> <h2>Porto</h2> <p>The city centre has been declared a World Heritage Place by UNESCO and has a special charm. The city offers attractions such as the Tower of the Clerics, the House of Music, the Episcopal Palace, the City Hall and the bridges over the Douro River. </p> <h2>Lisbon</h2> <p>You simply have to visit Lisbon during your time on board a charter yacht in Portugal. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and is a must-see even, if you do not start you sailing trip here. Do not miss the views from the famous Bridge of April 25 or from San Pedro Alcántara. Other attractions include the Old Town, the Tower of Bélem, the Castle of St. George and the Jerónimos Monastery. A yacht rental vacation in Portugal can definitely be a great choice and offers everything you need: beaches, sun, tasty food, fun and an amazing sailing time. </p> <h2>Algarve</h2> <p> The Algarve region is one of the top tourism destinations in Portugal, where you can swim in calm waters, enjoy the extraordinary landscape, try out snorkelling and make the most of a great nightlife. </p> <p>Portugal’s coastline, with more than 1700 km of white sand beaches and amazing landscapes with hills, cliffs and rocks are just waiting for you. Because the beaches are so long, you can easily find areas where you will enjoy a peaceful day far away from the masses. If you prefer coves with turquoise waters, the south is the place to start your yacht charter in Portugal. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Gastronomy is another reason for choosing a yacht charter in Portugal during your vacation. This cuisine is Mediterranean, with traditional dishes that are a must-try: the Feijoada, green broth, cod in all type of sauces, cured meats. Portugal is also a first-rate drinks producer, with a great selection of both reds and whites; the famous wine from the Porto region is renowned worldwide. If you love desserts and sweets, you can't miss the Bélem pastries (cream puffs) or the small bread rolls with cream, so famous here. </p> <p>Set sail on the holiday of your dreams to Portugal on board one of our luxury boats or yachts like the Sunseeker or Mastercraft and try to experience everything that this country has to offer such as sailing, water sports, surfing and places like the Algarve amongst other great destinations like Portimao, Faro, Vilamoura, Lagos, Porto and many more locations by the sea. Don’t miss out, rent one of aBoatTime’s boats and begin your holiday with a yacht charter in Portugal!</p>

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