The new Dufour Yachts 460 Grand Large will replace the existing Dufour 445 and Dufour 450 ycahts.

Dufour Yachts Appoints Performance Cruising Yachts

Sydney’s Performance Cruising Yachts has announced it will be the exclusive agent and importer for French sailing yachts brand Dufour Yachts, effective August 1, 2015.



Performance Cruising Yachts is operated by Olympic yachtsman Matt Hayes. The dealership operates from its exclusive marina at Darling Harbour, alongside Sydney by Sail. The business employs 15 staff.

French sailing yachts manufacturer Dufour Yachts was established in 1964 and currently builds 10 models across two yacht ranges. All Dufour Yachts are designed by Italian naval architect, Umberto Felci. Dufour Yachts says its Dufour Yachts Grand Large series (seven cruising yachts from 31 to 56ft) is widely recognised as the most current product line in the industry, with six of its seven yachts having been launched in the past three years.

“Dufour Yachts products are a perfect fit for our broad base of active sailing clients,” said Matt Hayes. “The outstanding stability and sailing qualities, cruising comforts and high quality finish stand a cut above the other offerings in our marketplace.

“My recent visit to the Dufour Shipyard in La Rochelle showed me how impressive Dufour is on all levels. I was able to see firsthand how their experienced boat builders are able to take high quality materials and efficiently transform them into exceptional cruising yachts using highly refined processes. I can’t wait to get started.”

Performance Cruising Yachts will display the new Dufour D-310 and Dufour D-382 at the upcoming Sydney Boat Show.



Dufour Yachts recently announced its latest model, the D 460 Grand Large. This sailing yacht will replace the existing Dufour 445 and Dufour 450 ycahts. It features an all-new hull and deck design.