The Dufour 512 Grand Large belongs to the Grand Large range.
|Dufour 512 Grand Large's Main Features|
|Model||Dufour 512 Grand Large|
|Type of hull||Monohull|
|Category||Offshore cruising sailboat|
monolithic bottom, sandwich sides and deck: PVC / fiberglass / polyester vaccum bagged
sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester (injection molding process)
|First built hull||2016|
|Last built hull||2017|
L-shaped keel (with bulb)
|Rudder||1 spade rudder|
|Cockpit||Open aft cockpit with closing system|
|Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)||About
274 000 €(2016)
|Dufour 512 Grand Large's Main dimensions|
|Length overall||49’ 6”|
|Hull length||48’ 5”|
|Waterline length||44’ 10”|
|Beam (width)||15’ 8”|
|Light displacement||33609 lbs|
|Ballast weight||8911 lbs|
|Ballast type||Cast iron|
|Dufour 512 Grand Large's Rig and sails|
|Upwind sail area||1085 sq.ft|
|Mainsail area||568 sq.ft|
|Genoa area||517 sq.ft|
|Rigging type||Sloop Marconi 9/10|
|Mast position||Deck stepped mast|
|Spars||Mast and boom in Aluminum|
|Standing rigging||1x19 strand wire continuous|
|Number of levels of spreaders||2|
|IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment)||56’ 7”|
|JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)||18’ 4”|
|PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)||53’ 1”|
|EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)||18’ 5”|
|Dufour 512 Grand Large's Performances|
|Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
|Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
|Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
|Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
|Dufour 512 Grand Large's Auxiliary engine|
|Engine type||Inboard engine|
|Fuel tank capacity||132.1 gal|
|Dufour 512 Grand Large's Accommodation|
|Cabin(s) (min/max)||3 / 4|
|Berth(s) (min/max)||6 / 10|
|Head(s) (min/max)||2 / 3|
|Fresh water tank capacity||190.2 gal|
|Dufour 512 Grand Large's Fore cabin|
|Berth length||6’ 7”|
|Berth width||5’ 2”|
|Dufour 512 Grand Large's Aft cabin|
|Berth length||6’ 7”|
|Berth width||5’ 5”|