International yacht sales and charter companies, Sunsail and The Moorings, unveil a new partnership with renowned French sailing yacht manufacturer, Dufour Yachts.
Perfecting its range for more than 50 years, Dufour Yachts is passionate about sailing and has established a reputation as a leading boat builder. The new partnership cements a long-term collaboration which will see Dufour Yachts becoming the exclusive supplier of monohull sailing yachts for Sunsail and The Moorings.
The technical departments of both Sunsail and The Moorings have worked alongside Dufour Yachts to ensure the new Dufour products meet and exceed the expectations of its discerning customers. As a result of this cooperation, Sunsail is eagerly anticipating the arrival of its first batch of 25 Dufour Yachts in the Spring of 2024 for its Mediterranean destinations. This will include four models between 37 and 53 feet, including the recently launched Dufour 37 and the very first batch of the brand new Dufour 41. The second and larger order will be manufactured in the Autumn 2024 for the Caribbean winter season 2024/2025, and for the Mediterranean 2025 season for both The Moorings and Sunsail.
Offering a luxury range of sailing yachts, an eye-catching modern design, sleek deck layout and superior quality finishes, Dufour Yachts is known for its ease of sailing, stability, and for being among the fastest in its class on the water.
Franck Bauguil, VP of Yacht Ownership and Product Development for The Moorings and Sunsail comments, “We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Dufour Yachts, for all new monohulls arriving as part of our charter fleets. We are looking forward to a long-term partnership and a high level of collaboration, that has already started on the new Dufour products. There is a natural convergence between our companies concerning product design, interior lay-outs, equipment levels, and setting the stage for an unparalleled charter experience.”
Romain Motteau, Deputy CEO at Fountaine Pajot – Dufour Yachts Group, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “We are 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 be available through Sunsail and The Moorings’ Yacht Ownership Programmes. Yacht ownership represents the epitome of convenience and luxury, opening doors to a world of unparalleled sailing adventures. It is an ideal solution for those who dream of yacht ownership but are limited in leisure time or budget. The programme guarantees a steady monthly income or reduced purchase price, bestowing ample sailing opportunities throughout the year, access to an array of global destinations, and liberating customers from the usual operating, insurance, and maintenance expenses. Additionally, shared ownership confers the privilege of accessing sister ships worldwide, granting yacht owners boundless possibilities for exploration.
Franck Bauguil extends his gratitude to the individuals instrumental in forging this partnership, “I want to thank the senior team of the Dufour Group, Romain Motteau, Steven Guedeu, and Laurent Fabre in the USA, for making the process easy and pleasant. Special thanks to the Dufour Team, Nicolas Berenger, and Romain Lucas, for their expertise and willingness to listen. My appreciation goes to my dedicated team members, Antony Wighting, Global Technical Director for Travelopia Yachts, and John Lefevre, our Global Purchasing and Logistics Manager, for their unwavering dedication throughout this process.”
With Sunsail’s impressive 50-year legacy and Dufour Yachts celebrating 60 years in 2024, this partnership marks a new era of adventure on the high seas.
For more information about Sunsail, please visit www.sunsail.co.uk.
For more information about The Moorings, please visit www.moorings.co.uk.
For information on Sunsail yacht ownership options, please visit www.sunsailyachtownership.co.uk.
For information on The Moorings yacht ownership options, please visit www.mooringsyachtownership.co.uk.