Monohull / Monocat Atoll 43
Sailboats renting from the ile des Embiez – Take the best advantage of Padishah – An invaluable ally for your cruises
Described as the « inside-out boat », the sailboat Atoll 43 has been specifically designed for charter use, with all the main living and entertaining areas located up on deck around the cockpit.
A unique boat … Philippe Briand, known for a number of successful French racing yachts, was the man chosen to design the newly conceived “monomaran” or “monocat”, as the Atoll 43 was described by the people at Dufour, since it was neither a catamaran nor a monohull, but a combination of the two.
The Atoll’s party platform concept is ideal for cruising and entertaining, particularly in warmer climes, creating one unified space by combining the areas of the deck saloon and the cockpit. This way, with the deck saloon raised to the same level as the cockpit, panoramic views are available from anywhere in the saloon.
The exterior living space takes up close to half the boat’s 13.40m length. Indicative of its role as a comfortable cruiser, the vessel has a generous 4.64m beam.
The daytime area, above deck, features a large saloon with padded wraparound seating, a vast galley to port with more than 300lt cold storage and a navigation station to starboard.
The living space is sheltered from the elements with a hard top, hood and windscreen. The area can be heated if necessary. Another unusual creature comfort is the cushioned sunbathing well set into the foredeck. At the walk-through transom is a well and swim ladder to provide easy access into the cockpit.
Three steps lead under the deck, which has been designed on simple and functional lines. Accommodating a charter party of up to eight, it has four double berths with the two front cabins transforming into one master if required.
There are opening hatches and ports in all the cabins for good ventilation, purpose-built lockers and ample stowage space throughout. Despite its cruising credentials, sailability has not been ignore. It has a large fractional rig with fully-battened mainsail, single line reefing and a furling headsail with just 110% overlap, making it easy to handle. Set up for single-handed sailing, all the winches, sheets and control lines are positioned within easy reach of the helmsman.
- 4 double berth cabins
- 2 bathroom +wc
- Galley : fully equipped kitchen, oven, plate with 2 Gas hob, fridge 150l & frigo boat, hot and cold running water under pressure, cooking utensils, glasses, plates and cutleries.
- Dock outlet
- The big bath platform allows a very easy access to the sea, hard top, sun deck, deck shower
- A cabin under the stars in summer
- 1 GPS fixed + 1 Garmin maps reader
- Loch speedo Raymarine
- Autopilot Autohelm
- VHF : 1 fixed ASN / AIS coupled GPS + 1 portable RT311 Navicom
- Radio/CD – MP3 player
- Armement hauturier
- Life raft : 8 pax
- Accommodation : 8A/10B/12C including skipper
- black water tanks : yes
- Wind turbine AMPAIR 100
- Mark : Dufour Yachts
- Year : 1999
- Lenght (overall) : 13m14
- Beam : 4m66
- Draft : 1m69
- Displacement : 9T
- Material : Fibreglass
- Architect : Philippe Briand
- Engine : In board Nanni 62hp
- Bow thruster : yes
- Electric windlass : yes
- Water capacity : 2 x 500 litres
- Fuel capacity : 500 litres
- Dinghy : semi rigid 2m80 / engine 2,5hp
- Steering wheel : x 2
- Sails : classic Mainsail – 2 reef / génoa on roller furler / storm jib