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Carpe Diem is a Dufour 500 Grand Large now exclusively for sale in conjunction with YOTI in Melbourne.

Launched in 2015, this is a head turning, late model, larger cruising yacht from the very well respected French manufacturers. With a slippery hull, hard chines and a deep rudder, the Dufour 500 GL is a practical cruiser designed with performance in mind. On Carpe Diem we see a very well specified and proven example.

The large twin wheel cockpit is practical and innovative. There is a large boarding / swim platform, and the centre seat which opens to reveal an inbuilt cockpit grill or BBQ. The massive under cockpit area reveals the generator with excellent access. Further storage areas allow for the life raft. The port side cockpit seat folds to make a double day bed. A cockpit fridge is installed within the table. The side decks are wide and safe. The anchor roller is retractable neatly stowing the anchor away from mooring or sailing lines. The below deck furler adds to the yachts stunning lines and increases sail size. A dedicated storage / sail locker is located at the bow. Three or the full six winches are electric (genoa and halyard) and the genoa winches are located aft of the helms making short-handed sailing easy.

Down below the innovative features continue with the galley being located forward of the saloon. The navigation table and seat adjust by angle to allow comfort when sailing. The large saloon table folds to become a double. The large owner’s suite with island berth is forward and includes fully separate head and shower spaces. Two large adult double cabins lie aft. A second large day head is to port and a dedicated utility room is to starboard with washer / dryer and freezer.

The cruising package is extensive with water maker, generator (new 2020), a targa bar housing the solar panels and dinghy davits, plus serious refrigeration, and freezer capacity. The sail wardrobe includes main, genoa (new 2020) and staysail with furler (furler new 2020). Two spinnakers are included, including the asymmetric Multi-Purpose Spinnaker flown off the retractable bow sprit. Electronics are by are by Raymarine and include auto-pilot. A HF radio is installed, as is a bow thruster.

Carpe Diem is a stunning, easy to handle larger cruising yacht with a cruise ready package. The vessel has enjoyed some significant updates over the past 12 months. 

Contact us for the full specification and Inventory.