Swans first new Dufour recently arrived from France. Commissioning has been completed and the new owner sailed the boat home on the weekend.
I think all will agree, this is one attractive boat. The sail home took the boat through its paces in flat water and winds ranging from 6 to 15 knots. Perfect conditions for the shakedown sail.
In the words of the new owner, Rob W, “It was a perfect day for the first real sail… Starting off with 6 kn of wind and then going to 15 kn. The boat is nimble and quick – fast response, with very little helm. No creeks or groans. It was great to overtake the Hanse 415 and even better to out point and out foot the Beneteau 36.7.”
Thanks, Rob, for supplying these great shots.