Sunsail, The Moorings switch to Dufour
Sister charter companies Sunsail and The Moorings have appointed Dufour as their exclusive supplier of monohull sailing yachts.
CGI of the upcoming Sunsail 44, available with three or four cabins
French shipyard Dufour has been appointed as the exclusive supplier of monohull sailing yachts for Sunsail and The Moorings, both owned by Travelopia. The sister charter companies were previously supplied by Groupe Beneteau.
Sunsail’s first batch of 25 Dufour yachts is expected to arrive in the spring of 2024 for use in its Mediterranean destinations. The portfolio will include four models ranging from 37-53ft, comprising the Dufour 37 (Sunsail 37.3), Dufour 41 (Sunsail 41.3), the new Dufour 44 (available as Sunsail 44.3 or Sunsail 44.4 with four cabins) and the Dufour 530 (Sunsail 53.5 with five cabins).
Dufour 41 or three-cabin Sunsail 41.3
The larger, second order, for both The Moorings and Sunsail, will be delivered for the Caribbean winter season 2024/2025 and for the 2025 Mediterranean season.
Franck Bauguil, Vice President of Yacht Ownership and Product Development for The Moorings and Sunsail, said: “We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Dufour Yachts, for all new monohulls arriving as part of our charter fleets.
“We’re looking forward to a long-term partnership and a high level of collaboration that has already started on the new Dufour products. There’s a natural convergence between our companies concerning product design, interior layouts, equipment levels and setting the stage for an unparalleled charter experience.”
Franck Bauguil of The Moorings and Sunsail, and Romain Motteau of Dufour
Romain Motteau, Deputy CEO at Fountaine Pajot – Dufour Yachts Group, added: “We’re delighted with this new partnership, built upon a shared long-term vision. At Dufour Yachts, we strive to design yachts that cater to the evolving demands of yacht owners and charterers seeking dream holidays. Our three core pillars of comfort, sensations and respect for the oceans align perfectly with the ethos of Sunsail and The Moorings.”
The new Dufour yachts will also be available through Sunsail and The Moorings’ Yacht Ownership Programmes, which have attracted more than 5,000 owners since their creation in 1971.
Dufour 530 or five-cabin Sunsail 53.5
Suitable for those who want to own a yacht but are limited in leisure time or budget, the programmes offer a steady monthly income or reduced purchase price, free customers from the usual operating, insurance and maintenance expenses, yet provide ample sailing opportunities throughout the year and access to an array of global destinations, also through sister ships including Leopard catamarans.
Established in 1969, The Moorings now covers over 20 destinations from the Caribbean and Thailand to Croatia and Greece, offering over 400 sail, power or crewed yachts. Founded in 1974, Sunsail offers a wide choice of charter and flotilla sailing holidays in over 20 worldwide locations, as well as sailing schools, skippered holidays, team building and events, regattas and yacht ownership.