Comparing the Dufour 430 Grand Large with the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440

14th Oct 2019

Looking for a bit of guidance on which 40ft+ monohulls to charter? 

New to the market in 2018, the Dufour 430 Grand Large and Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440 are commonly found on Mediterranean charters.

Both boats are ideal for hosting families and are well equipped with all the things you’d need for a sailing holiday.

Read through our comparison to learn a bit more about each yacht. 

 

Kyle LateSail
Kyle, Yacht Charter Assistant

Dufour 430 Grand Large

The Dufour 430 Grand Large, which first came off the production line in 2018, combines elegant lines and good sailing capability with a practical use of space.

Dufour 430

With a large forward cabin and saloon area, the interior is generously sized and the big hull windows let a good amount of natural light into the forward and aft double cabins.

Dufour 430 interior

On the version of the yacht with four cabins, you get three standard double cabins and a double bunk bed cabin.The L-shaped galley is equipped with a decent sized oven and fridge.

Dufour 430 interior
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Outdoor meals are made easy on the Adventure version of the 430 with the mini-galley on the transom: complete with bbq and sink. In terms of sailing features, the Dufour 430 comes with a self tacking jib as standard and its low gooseneck offers easy handling of the mainsail.

The balance between interior and deck space is just right on this yacht. With plenty of galley stowage, a navigation table, a full width opening transom and bathing platform; it is ideal for a two week bareboat charter.

Specification

  • Berths:10*
  • Cabins: 4
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Deck Shower: Yes
  • Hot Water: 1
  • Steering: 2 Wheels
  • Engine Size: 50HP
  • Anchor Winch: Electric
  • Water Cap: 430L
  • Fuel Cap: 250L
  • Bimini: Yes
  • LOA: 13.24m
  • Beam: 4.30m
  • Draft: 2.10

*The number of licensed berths varies from yacht to yacht. This page is a guide only, please confirm the licensed number of berths with us prior to booking

Yacht plan

4 cabin layout

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440

Jeanneau’s Sun Odyssey 440 is a deceptively spacious cruiser. It has two adjacent forward and two aft double cabins on the four cabin version, and one double forward cabin (with walkaround bed) plus two double aft cabins on the three cabin version.

In the saloon a U-shaped galley on the port side – opposite the sitting area – creates an open, airy feel. Aft of the galley is a navigation table and seat. 

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44 interior

Jeanneau has clearly put thought into making some clever adaptations to the cockpit to make it safer and easier to move around the boat. There is walk-in access to the side decks, which means there is no need to climb over the seats to venture forward.

Sun Odyssey 44 cockpit

Available on some models is a welcome addition for charter – the cockpit seats which convert into sunbeds for relaxing at anchor. 

Winner of the 2018 “European Yacht of the Year – Family Cruiser”, the Sun Odyssey 44 is well equipped for a good sailing experience with its twin rudders and generous rigging.0

Specification

  • Berths: 8 or 10*
  • Cabins: 3 or 4
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Deck Shower: Yes
  • Hot Water: 1
  • Steering: 2 Wheels
  • Engine Size: 45 HP
  • Anchor Winch: Electric
  • Water Cap: 330 + 200l
  • Fuel Cap: 200 l
  • Bimini: yes
  • LOA: 13 m
  • Beam: 4.29 m
  • Draft: 2.2m

*The number of licensed berths varies from yacht to yacht. This page is a guide only, please confirm the licensed number of berths with us prior to booking

Yacht plan

4 cabin layout

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