ALIENOR is not your normal Dufour 525. She has been well equipped for blue water sailing, and also been rethought from the bottom of the keel upwards to provide a strong, safe and comfortable ocean going yacht. On delivery, the yacht was then partially stripped and the deck fittings, keel bolt structure, and her specification were rethought and professionally upgraded. Due to the owners change of plans, she has only been used for coastal cruising and is professionally looked after and maintained and is completely ready for the next owner for blue water sailing, coastal cruising, or whatever you fancy. Also an absolute tardis of a yacht for a 50 footer!
We bought ALIENOR firstly because having done a spread sheet comparison of a number of boats around 50’ she clearly was the best, secondly because I was impressed by the build quality and sailing performance when we did the test sail in la Rochelle and thirdly because I could see that we could easily sail her two up.
Our original intention was to do some long distance cruising but 2008 put an end to that! Even so she has been a fabulous boat to cruise the channel and Brittany, and was perfect for the Western Iles.
We are only selling because we need a shallower draft boat to keep on the East Coast.