Designed by Umberto Felci and built by Dufour Yachts in 2007, this Dufour 44 Performance is a sailboat that combines safety, comfort and sportiness. Manufactured under the most demanding standards, its construction category is oceanic and is approved for a maximum of 12 passengers.
With simple lines, its exterior design is elegant and sporty, with a wide and unobstructed bow, perfect for relaxing and sunbathing. Its bathtub is spacious, equipped with a table, speakers and a canopy, perfect to enjoy on summer days.
Its interior is one of its strengths, very spacious and bright, with cabinets in all cabins and great stowage capacity. Versatile thanks to its 4 cabins and 2 bathrooms, it comfortably accommodates 8 people, while the convertible saloon table can accommodate 2 more passengers. The cabins have 2x1.50m beds and the height inside does not drop below 1.90m, being an interesting option even for the tallest.
In its most technical aspect, the Dufour 44 Performance is a very competitive regatta cruiser, fast in all directions and wind conditions. Its track record is enviable, winning the Copa del Rey twice, accelerating at the slightest breath of air and its large wheel offers precision and excellent sensitivity, making even the most demanding enjoy.
The equipment is as complete as you can imagine, very complete kitchen, fishing equipment (coast, height, squid), snorkeling equipment, paddle surfing, professional camera, gopro, drone, board games, Spotify, etc. to convert these days on your unforgettable vacations.
ABOUT THE CAPTAIN AND OWNER
Knowing the employer with whom you are going to share your leisure time, is one of the most important questions, so I introduce myself:
My name is Didac and I was born in Barcelona 36 years ago. I am a yacht captain and professional skipper in addition to being a mechanical technical industrial engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. I have 4 SCTW specialty professional certificates: basic safety training, GMDSS restricted operator, rescue boat training and initial specific health training. I have been a skipper since 2009, I have participated in numerous coastal and high altitude regattas and I am a very good connoisseur of the Catalan coast and the Balearic Islands.
I speak Spanish, Catalan, English and French and I combine my passion for the sea with traveling, having been in more than 40 countries and 4 continents. My dream is one day to sail around the world.
I am professional, that means that I dedicate 100% of my time to sailing and to personally take care of the sailboat, both aesthetically and mechanically. Being an owner, I am interested in the smallest detail and after each reservation, I clean and disinfect the sailboat, both indoors and on deck, guaranteeing a healthy Covid-Free space.
I prepare all the reservations in advance, to the taste of my clients, studying the meteorology in great detail and offering advice so that the experience is extraordinary.
Some of my strengths are flexibility, empathy and passion for what I do.
My promise is that you will have a great time whatever your plan and I invite you to read my reviews so that you can see real opinions of other clients who have already sailed with me.
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
-The boarding hours are at 10:00 am and disembarkation at approximately 7:00 pm; I am very flexible in this matter and I will attend to your requests.
-If you want to spend the night on the sailboat, you must select a minimum of 2 days.
-If you select a port of embarkation, but later wish to change it, or disembark in another port different from the one of origin, there is no problem or extra cost.
-The sailboat is ready to go to the Balearic Islands; Taking into account that 2 days are lost between round trips, I recommend a minimum of 5 days to go to Menorca or Mallorca and 7 to Ibiza and Formentera.
-Yes, you can take the sailboat and you can learn as much as you want; I love to explain.
-If we sail for more than a day, except for security reasons, I allow my clients to spend the night anchored in a cove or moored in port.
-The food and drink are brought by my clients, there is a large fridge to keep it and a kitchen to cook it. I recommend simple food, that does not require much elaboration. Prepared food is a good option.
-If it rains or there are clouds, the reserve remains firm. If there is a temporary notice, you will know it in advance and I will propose a change in the dates. If it is not possible in any way, Zizoo will refund the amount taking into account the chosen insurance.
-If the authorities do not allow you to reach the boarding point due to restrictions related to Covid, Zizoo will refund the amount if you notify them in advance and if you have selected the cancellation insurance.
-My phone will appear to you once the reservation is made and we can personally confirm all the details, if in the meantime you have other doubts, I will be happy to solve them through the chat.
If you are thinking about it, do not give it more laps, this is your sailboat.
Thanks and see you soon!