DUFOUR 40E PERFORMANCE - Avatar
La Graciosa, Canaries/Spain
About Dufour 40e Performance ‘’Avatar’’ in La Graciosa, Canaries:
The 40e is a fast cruising version of the 405 Grand Large which is year old cruising model. The two boats share the same designer, Italian Umberto Felci, and have the same general dimensions, with the main difference in the hulls which are far from identical. The Dufour 40e performance is lighter, slimmer and with sleeker profile, lower topsides and a lower cabin top. She also carries more ballast to counteract a bigger sail plan which most owners enjoy as the performance model is indeed made for genuine sailing, even racing. Even though these changes point to the fact Dufour 405 GL is a finer cruising boat, the Dufour 40e is still a very comfortable yacht too. With a generous galley, plenty of stowage all round, reasonable headroom for the size of this boat, she is a credible cruise too.
Most importantly however, the performance pedigree of the 40e is most evident on deck, where the wide cockpit is well set up for either a casual cruising or indeed a proper racing crew. The longish cockpit allows for easy moving around and a cleat running along the centreline provide a useful footrest while both the primary and mainsheet winches are set within reach of the skipper. The inevitable installation of the German mainsheet also leads to a full-width traveller set just ahead of the twin wheels. Equipped with such amenities full navigational equipment as well as hot water, a large fridge, an el. windlass and plenty of storage lockers as well as a skipper who prides himself on making saling safe and fun, especially enjoying teaching beginners who lack confidence and those for whom English is not their first language, you can genuinely enjoy a safe and pleasurable charter around La Graciosa or Lanzarote or even further afield across all of the Canary Islands. Please check some references below and contact us now to book your skippered yacht charter in the Canaries …