Dufour 520

Dufour 520 - Bareboat Monohulls

Comfort and elegance combined with a practical monohull layout and great sailing performance make the Dufour brand a sought-after charter vessel among sailing enthusiasts. The new 520 Grand Large has the style and innovation that places it at the forefront of the international charter market.

15.2m, 50'
Charter Type:
4 double + twin bunk

For charterers wanting to go places on a sailing holiday, the Dufour 520 Grand Large is a fabulous addition to the range. Designed to perform under sail and provide maximum comfort along the way, this boat meets the needs of both yachting purists and family & friends whose priority is a fun and memorable sailboat experience. It's sure to be a fantastic time afloat, with accommodation fitted out to the highest standard and a roomy, highly functional cockpit that enables everyone to gather round to enjoy the sailing and relaxing together. 

The 520's helm station is equipped with a functional pod console from which to effortlessly navigate the boat, rigged with a battened furling main and roller genoa, all set up for ease of handling. 

The Dufour 520 can accommodate 10+ people in a combination of double and bunk single berths, and has three bathrooms. Fully air-conditioned and fitted with all the galley appliances and on-board accessories expected of the modern bareboat charter yacht.  

Date Added: Jul 24th, 2018   Last Updated: Oct 17th, 2023

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  • Guests: 10
  • Cabins: 4 double + twin bunk
  • Berths: 10
  • Heads: 3
  • Showers: 2
  • Length: 15.2m, 50'
  • Beam: 4.8m, 16'
  • Draft: 2.3m, 8'
  • Engine(s): 75hp
  • Fuel Capacity: 450l, 119g
  • Water Capacity: 720l, 190g

Equipment Includes: Furling mainsail, roller genoa, lazy jacks & bag, cockpit cushions & table, electric anchor windlass, dinghy, outboard engine, swimming ladder, nav. & weather instruments, VHF, MPS player & radio, shore power 220v, inverter. Equipment on specific boats may vary. Ask us for the equipment available on this boat in your preferred destination.

Yacht Layout

Dufour 520 Layout
Dufour 520 Layout

Specifications and accommodation layouts may vary. Ask us for the details of this boat in your preferred destination. Many boats have additional saloon berths not indicated above.


Rating: 5 / 5
Was fun to visit five islands but checking in/out of customs each time and the distance we needed to cover (~220 NM) made for little down time.

The wind blew hard all week and we sailed for more than 5 hours each day (and one 9 hour day). Our allocated skipper was great. The mega yachts in St Barts were fun to ogle and the French culture in St Martin and Guadeloupe was great to experience.

(Sail Connections was) easy to deal with over email and responsive to initial inquiries. Got us a good deal on the boat! Bit of a black hole in comms after payment made and before charter voucher received, which was a bit unnerving, but this all happened over the Christmas holidays, so understandable!
Karl, USA, Feb 28th, 2023
Rating: 5 / 5
We sailed for two weeks in the Leeward Islands of French Polynesia in late May, 2019. The Dream Yacht Charter team was fantastic. Our boat, the 52' sloop ARZ, was a delight, very much up to the job of carrying our crew of 8 from island to island. Every minute of the trip was life-changingly dynamic, charged with beauty in land, sea, and people. We experienced the deepest peace combined with the greatest excitement, including a passage from Bora Bora in the midst of a suddenly appearing, un-forecast gale with 2-3 meter breaking wind waves slamming against directly opposing 2 meter swells. The boat performed beautifully in these challenging conditions.

Really, we couldn't imagine a more wonderful trip and greatly appreciate Sail Connections as our agent, who smoothed our way and was instrumental in our choice of charterer and vessel, and Dream Yacht Charter, who made it happen. Had taken an earlier cruise in Tahiti and had experienced some problems with the charter service. Robert talked to me in detail about those issues and reassured me that Dream Yacht Charters was excellent, and that he and the Sail Connections team would back us up and do all they could to smooth over any difficulties. Without this, I doubt if we would have taken the cruise. Both teams, Sail Connections and Dream Yacht Charters, were meticulous in making serious promises and keeping them. Ten out of ten. Paul, New Zealand, Jul 19th, 2019
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