Offered in 3 distinct versions: Easy, which is aimed at the charter market; Ocean, for the cruising sailors and Performance for anyone wishing to participate in regatta’s.
There is also the choice of 5 different interior layouts.
Designed by Umberto Felci she has all the familiar DNA and purposeful looks of a modern Dufour with her plump bow and straight transom. Her beam is carried a long way forward as well as aft creating an extremely roomy yacht with an excellent turn of speed.
And as you would expect there is the familiar light bright spacious interior.
Sailing the 530 is impressive and with her single well formed rudder she is easily driven without fear of spinning out in the gusts.
The substantial cockpit area houses the now familiar integrated BBQ / Plancha to create a wonderful space to prepare and cook food whilst standing on the bathing platform.
Making the most of the beam of the yacht a large sun lounger (optional) has been fitted in just in front of the BBQ area, this also offers an additional deck locker space. There is also a large cockpit table with a fridge set into it along with ample seating.
Telescopic davits provide a practical way of storing your tender.
A great feature of the 530 is how the problem of moving from the cockpit out onto the side decks has been solved. There is a small step which also serves as a rope bin just in front of the helm to avoid climbing over the cockpit seats and if you opt for the split bimini you can enter or exit the cockpit without the need to duck or dodge.
There is a broad flat coachroof offering a huge sun bathing area where you can attached cushions and a large forward deck locker which you can have fitted out as a crew cabin if you wish.
The Easy Version sees all the control line run back to the winches on the coamings in front of the helms. The Ocean Version has the main control lines for hoisting the sails more traditionally located at the companionway and the sheeting lines for handling the sails fed back to the aft winches in front of the helm. There is also the options to have 2 additional spinnaker winches if you wish.
You have a choice of sail plans including options for self tacking jib, over lapping 108% headsail, traditional mainsail or in mast furling. You can fly a Code Zero or an Asymmetric Spinnaker off the permanent bow sprit.
As you step down into the saloon you will immediately be struck by the impressive social space but also by the quality finish with generous use of solid natural wood.
The galley is set forward and split either side which leaves ample room in the central area of the saloon for the large dining table and plentiful seating to port. There’s a settee opposite with an aft facing nav station at its end.
The master cabin forward has a split shower and heads ensuite, there is plenty of storage space and the large double bed is accessible from both sides.
The rear cabins are well proportioned and the port cabin has a split berth to create a twin bed convertible into a double. The starboard cabin has a permanent double bed.