Powerful, fluid, generous. You can settle down aboard and imagine yourself enjoying the freedom and luxury offered by all this space. You’ll easily be able to visualize living aboard and cruising with your family and friends. Below decks: light, openness, exceptional fittings and materials, everywhere space — the space to get together when you want, but also to have some space to yourself if that’s what you feel like. Topside: cockpit, stern platform, deck — easy-going and protected everywhere. And then: stowage space forward, separate crew cabin, roomy stern stowage space with tilting cover revealing a large bathing platform. You can enjoy all your creature comforts and the convenience of beautifully-designed equipment. A great Yacht!

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Listed by Naos Yachts

THIS BOAT IS SUBJECT TO AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING AGREEMENT WITH THE BROKER LISTED ABOVE AND IS NOT OFFERED FOR SALE BY DICK SIMON YACHTS. Dick Simon Yachts is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.

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A unique cruising concept for comfortable and secure live-aboard long-term blue-water cruising. Yet still offering a dynamic sailing performance combined with the recent Dufour's renowned style and elegance. The Dufour 525 Grand'large, new Dufour flagship, is to be more modern, with straightforward lines and the strong and appealing design characteristic for Dufour Yachts.

The result of lengthy research and work by an enthusiastic team with multi disciplinary experience, the Dufour 525 lives up to a draconian set of specifications: rare elegance, high performance, luxurious design, and high technology to the benefit of the user

  • Self-draining cockpit, with floor in non-slip polyester.
  • Large size cockpit benches with teak trim.
  • Very convenient, safe cockpit coamings with winch areas in teak.
  • Large fixed cockpit table fitted with a teak tray and stainless fiddles with hinged leaves: easy movement and lots of seating around the table.
  • A cubby-hole behind each helm console.
  • For keeping ropes tidy, the cockpit has a rope tub at the entrance to the companionway, as well as 2 rope stowages port and starboard for the genoa sheets.
  • Sliding Plexiglass? companionway hatch.
  • Companionway sprayhood (3 brackets) in Dufour Yachts colors built in to the coach-roof and fitted with leather covered stainless handrails.
  • Navigation instrument location above companionway.
  • Gas cylinder locker.
  • Cockpit lighting via dedicated spotlight built in under boom.

The accommodation designed by Patrick Ros?o is typified by the appropriate spaces: no compromise on the comfort of the bunks, the volume of the hanging lockers, ease of movement. The configurations of the 8 layout versions offered can suit every sailing program. The nautical spirit of the accommodation is apparent right from the companionway, with to starboard, a large U-shaped saloon, allowing the crew to take their meals without blocking the passage forward. A facing bench seat with fold-down back and built-in stowage seats two extra diners. The galley is offered in 2 versions: L-shaped or in-line, according to each owner?s requirements. A skipper?s cabin (optional) can be substituted for the sail-locker forward. Although very modern, Patrick Ros?o?s styling does not play the fashion ticket. The Dufour 525 interior is sober, nautical, and welcoming, with ergonomics well-designed for both stopovers in port and fine sailing trips.


  • Engine starter battery (12 V / 135 Ah)
  • 3 service batteries (12 V / 3 ? 135 Ah)
  • The set of batteries is fitted with a relay.
  • Service batteries stowed beneath floor at foot of companionway.
  • 300 W inverter incorporating a socket for a laptop computer.
  • High-output 120 Ah alternator.

Electrical equipment:

  • Electrical distribution panel with 21 functions on 12 V and 6 functions on 220 V, including:
  • Voltmeter for service battery and engine (220 V and 12 V).
  • Ammeter for consumption.
  • Electrical water level gauges.
  • Electrical fuel gauges.
  • The 12 V electrical circuit is protected by circuit-breakers.
  • The 220 V circuit has dual protection, via one thermal-magnetic circuit-breaker per function, and an overall 30 mA differential circuit-breaker on the distribution panel.
  • 60 Ah battery charger.
  • Shore supply socket forward of sun platform.
  • Deck flood light.
  • LED cockpit lighting on end of boom.
  • 220 V power sockets in all parts of the yacht ? 2 in forward cabin(s), at chart table, one per aft cabin, in galley.
  • Chrome-finish halogen ceiling lights.
  • Chrome-finish reading lamps.
  • Pre-equipment for optional cable installation.

Navigation lights:

  • LED navigation lights port and starboard on bow pulpit.
  • LED stern light on stern pushpit.
  • Steaming and LED anchor lights on mast.

L-Shaped Galley:

  • Headroom: 1.96 m
  • Corian worktop with wooden fiddle round it.
  • Double sink with synthetic resin cover doubling as a chopping-board.
  • Waste bin below sink.
  • Under-sink storage and cutlery drawer.
  • Sliding storage bins.
  • Stowage cubby holes along side of hull.
  • Gimbal-mounted stainless Bretagne Evolution 3-burner gas cooker with grill/oven, with stainless fiddle and anchor-point for safety strap.
  • Bottle stowage.
  • System for securing crockery in dedicated unit fitted with pegs.
  • 2 opening ports in coach-roof side.
  • 6 ceiling lights and one spotlight.
  • 100 l top-opening 12 V-operated cool-box.
  • 75 l freezer available as an option.
  • 130 l front-opening 12 V refrigerator.

Linear Galley:

  • Headroom: 1.96 m
  • Corian worktop with wooden fiddle.
  • Double sink with synthetic resin cover doubling as a chopping-board.
  • Waste bin below sink.
  • Table waste bin built in to worktop.
  • Under-sink storage and cutlery drawer.
  • Sliding storage bins.
  • Stowage cubby holes along side of hull.
  • Gimbal-mounted stainless Bretagne Evolution 3-ring gas cooker with grill/oven, with stainless fiddle and anchor-point for safety strop.
  • Bottle stowage.
  • System for securing crockery in dedicated unit fitted with pegs.
  • Central hull port.
  • T60 deck hatch
  • 5 ceiling lights and one spotlight.
  • 175 l top-opening 12 V-operated cool-box.
  • 100 l freezer available as an option.
  • 130 l front-opening 12 V refrigerator.


  • Open stainless bow pulpit easing access aboard and spinnaker handling.
  • 2 stainless stern pushpits.
  • Bracket for lifebelt, flag, and outboard bracket.
  • The boat is ringed by 2 rows of guard rails supported on stanchions fixed to bases bolted to the deck.
  • 2 large gates in the guard rails.
  • 2 teak handrails on the coach-roof make getting around easier.
  • Handrail astern of cockpit table.
  • 2 handrails above companionway.
  • Chain-plates for safety harnesses.
  • All running lines pass beneath the deck, leaving the coach-roof clear.


  • Engine installation: Volvo 75 hp engine with Sail-drive transmission.
  • 110 hp Volvo engine with prop shaft transmission and folding propeller also available as an option.
  • Carefully-designed foam soundproofing.
  • Engine compartment ventilation via 100 mm ducts leading to transom (invisible ventilation openings).
  • Engine sump.
  • Engine control lever and engine control panel built into aft sun platform, aft of the port helm position.
  • Rev counter and hour meter.
  • Fixed three-bladed prop.
  • 250 liter rotomoulded fuel tank beneath aft bunks, with electric fuel gauge remoted to chart table.
  • Fuel filter with water separator, plus sea-water filter, anti-siphon valve.
  • Engine compartment light.

The hull designed by Umberto Felci reconciles features from the latest regatta yachts: generous LWL, for a high maximum speed, fine water entries, taut lines, maximum beam continuing well towards the stern with the imperatives of sea-going cruising: high shape stability, good stiffness. The sandwich design of the hull makes for very good thermal and acoustic insulation. The lamination of the network of ribs reinforces the hull?s solidity and in this way makes allows very good spreading of the forces from the keel and rigging. Furthermore, the keel area is reinforced with Twaron matting for still greater rigidity. The inner molding liner with its perfect surface finish produces additional stowage space under the floors and makes for easier cleaning. Prevention of osmosis on hull with the use of a NPG gelcoat.

Helm System

  • 2 leather-sleeved stainless steering wheels, 1100 mm in diameter.
  • The steering wheels are easily controllable from a seated position on the helmsman?s side bench seats.
  • Transmission system via chain and cranks connected to the rudder quadrant.
  • The rudder blade is semi-elliptical in shape ? taking advantage of the latest research in hydrodynamics ? and filled with very high density closed-cell epoxy foam to avoid any ingress of water.
  • The solid stainless rudder stock is mounted on self-aligning bearings for greater precision and lightness of the helm whatever the wind conditions.
  • Stainless steel emergency tiller
  • Access deck-plate for emergency tiller.


  • For maximum life, keels undergo factory treatment before fitting (anti-corrosion and improved finish thanks to epoxy-based paint and coatings).
  • The keel with a large sole-plate is fixed to the boat with a system of stainless backing-plate and bolts.
  • The (bulb) keel is in cast iron: 2.00 m.
  • As an option, a long, mixed cast-iron/lead ballast keel with a draft of 2.35 m allows superior (stiff, close-winded) performance, whilst maintaining an acceptable draft, lowering the center of gravity, and increasing the boat?s stability

The deck is produced by infusion for an optimum rigidity/lightness ratio along with excellent thermal and acoustic insulation, and has an inner moulding liner for a perfect finish. All working and traffic areas have a diamond-point nonslip surface. Localized monolithic reinforcing areas are included under deck fittings (winches, tracks, chain-plates, cleats). To increase the boat?s durability, Dufour's team of engineers have opted to minimize wooden structural inserts beneath deck fittings..

In detail :

  • Very original and unique aft deck
  • Cunning transom revealing a great volume for dinghy and liferaft
  • Uncluttered deck, large side decks
  • Very elegant and dynamic roof, discrete and exceptionally flat
  • Sail plan and deck fittings adapted to reduced crew programs
  • All manoeuvres lead to the cockpit under deck for more comfort and safety
  • Double steering wheel system
  • A bow sprit as standard for extra sailing pleasure


  • A luminous and warm saloon ; thanks to the numerous portlights and the new rich woodwork.
  • Absolute comfort with dedicated spaces for optional equipment ; for instance washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, water maker...
  • Last but not least, the customer can choose his interior amongst the 8 layouts: 3 or 4 cabins, galley in length or in L, skipper cabin.