Dufour 560 Grand Large

  • Dufour 560 Grand Large is designed to satisfy the client that is looking for the perfect balance between style, luxury, performance and comfort.

    Technical specifications

    Model: Dufour 560 Grand Large
    Type:
    Length: 17.15
    Beam: 5.05
    Draft: 2.5
    Displacement: 17625
    Motorboats: Volvo Penta
    Horse Power: 110
    Day by day capacity: 10

Destinations where you can hire a Dufour 560 Grand Large

  • Yacht charter in Zadar
  • <p>This small town set on a cape, is the perfect place to begin your sailing holiday, <strong>charter a yacht in Zadar</strong>, around the Dalmatian coast and its islands. Though Split may be the largest town in Dalmatia, the city’s rich history goes back 3,000 years, and a yacht charter vacation is the perfect way to appreciate it. </p> <p>Don’t miss out on the chance to have a great yacht charter sailing holiday in Zadar and Croatia as you sail along the Croatian and Dalmatian coasts! Sail to idyllic, secluded islands every day in Dalmatia and in the Adriatic in one of our yachts or catamarans and also don’ forget to visit memorable locations in Croatia like; Kornati, Sibenik, Dubrovnik, Krka, Biograd and wherever you wish to moor your yacht during your yacht charter sailing holiday. </p> <h2>What to do</h2> <p> While you enjoy your vacation on your or yacht charter in Zadar, take the opportunity to rest and to visit the most charming coastal towns of Dalmatia such as Ugliano Island and Pasman. You can also sail to the island of Osljak, it was a concentration camp during World War II. You can also see the natural beauty of the 8 national parks in Croatia, such as Krka, which surprisingly has seven falls. </p> <h2>What to see</h2> <p>Some of the main touristic points to visit are: <ul><li>The Venetian Land Gate</li><p>A famous feature is the commemorative arch, built to demonstrate the importance of this town and fort during the republic of Venetia. The design embraces the town’s leading patron, Saint Chrysogonus, and the protective shield of Saint Mark, another Venetian benefactor. </p> <li>The Forum</li><p>The large square in the centre, remnants of the Roman forum where in ancient times criminals were restrained. </p> <li>Church of Saint Donat</li><p>For those who want to combine their yacht charter holiday with a bit of culture, it is a great thing to visit this 9th century church, built using stones from the forum. In the 18th century it ceased to be a church and currently hosts classical music shows during the summer. </p> <li>The University</li><p>Dating back to 1396, it is one of the first European universities and the first one in Croatia. </p> <li>The Singing Sea Organ</li><p>A piece of municipal architecture which creates unpredictably delightful music from the waves flowing through its tubes. </p> <li>Greeting to the Sun</li><p>It is another public sculpture nearby. It consists of many crystal plates organised in a circle to illustrate the solar system, and reminiscent of Saturday Night Fever disco floor when illuminated at night time. </p></ul> <p>If you are fond of shopping, take some time out from your yacht charter in Croatia to visit the small lanes in Varos, and continue your trip to the numerous taverns, referred to as konobas, to have squid and taste Malvasia wine. Go back to your yacht, dive in the seafront and then relax on the enormous Dalmatian stones. For night time entertainment, a yacht charter is the perfect way to enjoy the “world’s most exquisite sunset”, as stated by the renowned movie director Alfred Hitchcock. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>The main port is great and spacious and has a wide variety of services to provide during your yacht charter. A little further away is Biograd, about 30 kilometers away, it is one of the most impressive port cities of Croatia. When you rent your crewed or bareboat yacht you have the opportunity to meet and have fun sailing Croatia. Do not hesitate and choose your sailboat, yacht or catamaran favorite and cast into the sea. </p> <h2>Beaches</h2> <p>The local beaches are known for their boulders and turquoise waters. The post popular is Zaton beach, which is known for the dense forest that surrounds it. If you want to enjoy the sandy beaches of Croatia, you can visit Biograd and Nin. In the majority of the coves along the coast and the nearby islands such as Ugliano, you can snorkel and discover the sea fauna. </p> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>The nature lovers have much to visit during your holiday in Zadar. While you take advantage of the opportunity to meet the Dalmatian coast by boat, you can also visit the Paklenica National Park and Telascica Nature Park, which are the lungs of Dalmatia and one of the most beautiful environments of the region. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>During your trip on a chartered yacht in Zadar, you will taste some delicious food! As an appetizer, try a glass of the famous Maraschino, a sweet liqueur made from sour cherries. Then follow with the Pag cheese, the most appreciated Croatian cheese made from the milk of sheep on the island of Pag. Brudet is prepared in a thousand different ways, and it is a mix of some species of crabs and fish mixed with sometimes shells or even grilled fish seasoned with the salt of Pag and Nin. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in British Virgin Islands
  • <p><strong>Rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands</strong>! It’s all you need to have a care-free holiday. So rent one of our crewed or bareboat yacht charters or maybe a catamaran and begin your sailing holiday in the Caribbean as the Caribbean winds sail you around one of the best sailing holiday destinations in the world! </p> This beautiful British overseas territory, situated to the east of Puerto Rico, was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. It was joint Spanish and Dutch territory until the English invaded the islands in 1672. The islands’ capital is Road Town, and the official language is English, although Spanish is spoken by Puerto Ricans and Dominicans who live on the island. </p> <h2>Ports</h2><p>Mooring our boat in the existing ports of this islands is always an option. Some of the places where it's possible to do so are: </p> <ul><li>North Latitude Marina</li><p>Located on the island of Jost Van Dyke, in the Great Harbor. It has 20 berths in which the maximum length permitted is 30 meters and the maximum draft is 3.6 meters. </p> <li>The Inner Harbour</li><p>Found in Road Town, Tortola. It has capacity to host 30 ships with a maximum draft of 7 meters and a maximum length of 60. Tortola is an interesting part of the Caribbean and you should definitely explore the island when you are renting one of our yachts on your sailing holiday! </p> <li>Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour</li><p>Located on the famous island of Virgin Gorda, and has a capacity of 111 berths. The maximum draft of the boats it can host is 7.6 meters and the maximum length is 49 meters. The island of Gorda has a stunning Natural Park and Spanish Town, a fun place to visit, is located on the island too. </p> <li>The Moorings Mariner Inn</li><p>This marina is also located in Tortola, in Road Town. It has capacity for 130 boats with a maximum length of 55 meters and a maximum draft of 9.</p></ul> <h2>What to do </h2> <p>The BVI archipelago comprises more than 40 islands, with Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and Anegada being the most populated and well known. The other smaller islands are also ideal locations for day trips, with their beautiful shores and exciting bars which are just a short distance away, all being at your fingertips if you choose to rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands. </p> <p>The archipelago is one of the most popular destinations for a chartered yacht holiday for many reasons: the steady winds allow you to enjoy the islands’ many beautiful white sand shorelines and moor your yacht in one of the picturesque bays. You also have the opportunity to discover the many places where you can go diving and snorkelling amongst coral formations and colourful fish. </p> <p>The islands have a sub-tropical climate, with an average annual temperature of between 25ºC and 29ºC which is ideal for practicing a wide variety of water sports, sunbathing or simply going for a walk along the beach. The steady winds and fantastic sailing conditions throughout the year make the rental of a boat in the British Virgin Islands an ideal option. Also, thanks to the Virgin Islands’ many surrounding islands, they are protected from strong Atlantic tides which makes sailing a pleasant and easy experience. </p> <p>The Caribbean is not only renowned for its long white sandy beaches, but also for the diverse marine life in its seas, you’ll experience it all on your yacht charter getaway in the British Virgin Islands. There are many different places to go diving in the BVI, ideal for all experience levels. Diving schools in the Caribbean are a popular attraction for the thousands of tourists who flock to the islands every year, and highly recommended for inexperienced divers. </p> <p>A yacht charter offers you the freedom to choose your favourite vessel and plan with your skipper the best voyage possible. </p> <h2>The BVI Coastline </h2> <p>There are many places to visit, from sandy coastlines to a magnificent cultural heritage. Some of the important and some of our favourite are: </p> <ul><li>Road Town</li><p>The capital of the island, it is located in Tortola, the largest island of the archipelago. It is also the main port on the islands, making it the best place to start your yacht charter as most charter yachts are moored here.</p> <li>Tortola</li><p>A legendary island of pirate folklore, it is a must see Caribbean island due to its unique landscapes and its laid-back, friendly inhabitants. You’ll find it hard to believe what a paradise you’re in when you rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands. </p> <li>Anegada</li><p>Although all of the British Virgin Islands are renowned for their diverse flora and fauna, Anegada is widely regarded as the best for seeing the abundant local wildlife, due to its low population density and it being the archipelago’s only coral island. Anegada is home to a variety of marine species, such as Parrotfish, Needlefish, Sea Bream and Stingray. For those who are interested in the island’s pirate heritage, there are guided diving tours of old Spanish shipwrecks that are scattered around Anegada. </p></ul> <h2>Beaches</h2> <ul><li>The Bath</li><p>Located in Virgin Gorda, it is one of the best in the eastern part of the Caribbean. It looks like a paradise, with white sand and surrounded by blue water. Through its rocky paths it is possible to go from one beach to another and see the wild fauna of the island. </p> <li>Josiah´s Bay</li><p> On the outer part of East End, in Tortola, it is probably the best place in the islands to practice surf. From October to April it is the best time to find the perfect wave. </p> <li>Trunk Bay</li><p>Beach located in St. John: white sand, blue water and goldfish underwater. Surrounded by all kinds of exotic plants, this beach is the perfect place for some days away from the routine on a boat in the BVI. </p></ul> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>Below the surface of the islands’ waters, lie the marvels of the warm Caribbean Sea, such as amazing flora, colourful fish, turtles, manta rays, sharks and dolphins. If you choose to rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands in winter, you’ll also be able to see humpback whales, as they come to mate in Sir Francis Drake Channel at this time of year. Whether you’re just learning to dive, or are an experienced diver, you can’t miss out on this opportunity. There is a huge variety of natural parks in these islands (21!) and some of them are: </p> <ul><li>Cam Bay</li><p>Recognised as national park in 1999, it is located in the northern coast of Camanoe Grande. It is formed by an enormous reef and lagoon system. In addition, it has calm waters, goldfish and a spectacular marine environment, perfect to go snorkelling in. If you need any lessons or training before your go snorkelling, there are plenty of affordable schools! </p> <li>Sage Mountain</li><p>This natural park is located in Tortola, and was recognised as natural park in 1964. The highest point of the BVI is located in it, and it has a wide variety of plants. </p> <li>Devil's Bay</li><p>On the south western zone of Virgin Gorda's island, it has beautiful beaches where you can relax and enjoy nature. In addition, it is possible to anchor the boat and watch the landscape from our boat. </p> <li>Diamond Cay</li><p>This place was declared national park in 1991, and it is located in Jost Van Dyke. The island of Jost van Dyke is famous for the huge quantity of birds that it hosts, apart from the rest of the fauna that live here. </p></ul> <h2>Currency</h2><p>The currency used is the American dollar. Credit cards are accepted in most places, but not in all of them. </p> <h2>Gastronomy and Cuisine</h2> <p>Caribbean cuisine is something you can’t afford to miss when you rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands. Fish, shellfish and spicy dishes are the islands’ specialities. If you’re a fan of tropical fruits, don’t miss out on mangos, pineapples and coconuts, all of which are abundant on the islands, and present in many of the typical cocktails. “Fungi” is typical British Virgin Islands, and is a cornmeal dish often made with okra. </p> <p>These Caribbean islands are one of the favourite destinations for sailing enthusiasts. Enjoy fantastic sailing conditions and the islands’ laid-back atmosphere, with our yacht charter offers in the islands. There’s so much to discover on the islands, we’re sure that when you rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands, you will enjoy an unbeatable experience! </p>

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Divide the cost of the yacht by the number of passengers, and you'll find in most cases, that it's cheaper than an equivalent week long stay in a hotel.
Drop anchor in a quiet cove, and enjoy wonderful evenings and the tranquility of the cove, allowing you to avoid the typical holiday crowds.
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