Dufour announces more big sales in Asia
First-time boat owners in Taiwan and Hainan have each bought a Dufour 56, the second-biggest model in the French builder’s range of sailing yachts.
The Dufour 56 has been sold to Taiwan and mainland China
Dufour has announced the recent arrival of a Dufour 56 to Taiwan, which will be followed by a summer delivery to Sanya, ‘China’s Hawaii’. The 56ft sailing boat, the second-biggest model in the Dufour range, is the first boat for both buyers.
“The owners in Taiwan and Sanya chose the Dufour 56 because of the simplicity of handling for a big boat and the general design, which is seen throughout the whole Dufour range,” said Kevin Corfa, Head of Asia for Dufour.
Dufour 56 is the brand’s second-biggest model
“These sales show the popularity of our big models, as we’ve also sold the 530 and 61 into Asia. I feel like Dufour is starting to catch up with more established international sailing brands.”
Sold by Taiwan Marine Services, the unit in Taiwan will be kept in Anping in the southwest city of Tainan, which is north of the boatbuilding hub of Kaohsiung. As well as cruising, the owner is expected to compete on the Dufour 56 in local and Asian regattas once border restrictions ease.
The deck of the Dufour 56
Omnia Marine, Dufour’s dealer in mainland China, sold the upcoming unit in Hainan through its Sanya office.
The La Rochelle builder’s other big models include the Dufour 530, which debuted at Boot Dusseldorf in January 2020, and the new flagship Dufour 61, which had its global debut at the Annapolis Boat Show in the US last October.
Interior of the Dufour 56
Both models have already proved appealing to Asia buyers. There have already been two sales of the Dufour 530 in the region including a Performance version in Taiwan, while a Dufour 61 has been sold to Southeast Asia and is scheduled to arrive this summer.
The La Rochelle builder has showcased the Dufour 61, the flagship of a range that now includes nine sailing yachts