Dufour 460
Grand Large

Low season

€ 3 500 per week


€ 150 per day

Max People 9

Cabins 4

WC 4

High season

€ 5 200 per week


Early booking

(+6 months)


Last minute

(<2 weeks)


  *maximum discount 20%

Our modern, 46-foot Dufour Grand Large from 2017 can be your holiday home for a week or more while you explore the seas and coast of Southern Portugal.

Odyssea, our Dufour 460, is a sleek, yet spacious sailing yacht with a capacity for up to 9 people with lots of extra space. The four double cabins and four full bathrooms make this charter boat perfect for a big group of friends, extended family, or several couples sailing together.

In this yacht, Dufour decided to pursue comfort and an expansive design for the selective client. The interior saloon and galley area provide tonnes of space for preparing that favorite meal or sharing a laugh around the dining table at night.

This ethos is in evidence on the topside as well. The large cockpit area and huge drop-down swim platform create a sense of space while relaxing on anchor. The foredeck and midship provide ample space to sunbathe or chat with a friend with your legs dangling over the side.

A large forward locker provides even more space to store luggage, one of our stand-up paddleboards available for rent, or extra provisioning.

This charter monohull has port and starboard helms, with new Navionics chart plotter and integrated instruments available on either tack. The self-tacking foresail makes tacking and jibing surprisingly easy on this size of sailboat.

With a 2.2m draft, your sails set right and our predictable land breeze at your beam, you can cruise between ports at a comfortable 10 knots without being overpowered or spilling your drink. The single rudder gives you near-instant maneuverability, even in tight spaces.

Departing from the Portimão Marina, there are beautiful anchorages just across the channel or on the far side of Praia de Rocha. Within 30 minutes, you can be on anchor beneath the historical castle of São João de Arade, next to Nau beach bar and restaurant with live music, or just a little further, surrounded by delicate spires and empty beaches that dot Ponta D’Arens.

Less than a half day’s sail away, Alvor bay is next on a Westward passage. Is the perfect anchorage if you get some unseasonal Southwesterlies. Here, the fine, white-sandy beaches only appear at low tide and are private to those on anchor nearby.

Lagos Marina, located just across the channel from the old town, is perfectly located for a break from the sea and a day or night on land.  This maritime town has over 2000 years of history with now visible city walls being built by the Moors in the 8th century. You can also visit the oldest church in the Algarve as well as enjoy delicious fresh seafood at the lively Adega de Marina – a local favorite.

The last stop to the West of Portimã, (and before the Americas) is Mareta bay near Sagres. It is protected from the prevailing winds by Cape St. Vincent with the imposing Fortazela de Sagres sitting atop. It is a perfect spot if you want to dive on its hidden underwater caves or visit Parinha Das Poças, a deserted beach that is inaccessible from land.

If you want to learn more about what you will find to the East of Portimão, click on the Route, where you will find out all you need to plan your perfect yacht charter vacation.

Book now and make this luxury sailing yacht yours for a week, (if you prefer, we also do day trips).

On a weekly charter, you can also head East from Portimão and sail along the beautiful sandy beaches around Albufeira and Vilamoura. In this area of the Algarve, you’ll find some of the best fine-dining restaurants in Portugal. Further East, close to Olhão and Faro you’ll discover the immense Nature Park of Ria Formosa. This Nature Park hosts many islands, some inhabited and others not, and unique flora and fauna. From nature-lovers to culture-seekers, Portimão is the perfect starting point for a yacht charter in the Algarve.


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Dufour 460 Charter Yacht

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Meeting point

Check-in for this sailing charter in the Algarve is usually done at the Portiate Charters office at Marina de Portimão.

However, we can also meet you at other Marinas in the area, like Vilamoura or Lagos, at your convenience.


If renting without a skipper, you must show a valid boating licence and matching identification. 

This boat has not been adapted to be wheelchair accessible.

Bareboat or Skippered

The motorboats can be rented with or without a skipper and/or hostess. To rent a boat without a skipper, you need a valid boating license. Along with a valid boating certificate for the type of boat being chartered and waters navigated, valid identification such as a Passport or National ID Card must be presented.

If you’re hiring bareboat, you will be briefed on where you can navigate and about the boat itself (systems and equipment). Most importantly, we’ll share all of the best locations for anchoring and famous landmarks to see. We’ll also brief you on hazards to avoid, and the wind and waves that you can expect, etc…

If you decide you prefer to rent the boat with a skipper, you’ll be accompanied by one of our skippers who’ll take care of driving the boat and will introduce you to the must-see spots of the coastline of the Algarve. In that case, you might want to check out our day trips.

Booking & Cancelation

To book one of our motor boat rentals in the Algarve we ask for a 50% down payment. This can be done either by bank transfer or via Paypal. The final payment can be done on the day of your rental at our office at the Marina de Portimão. We accept cash, credit, or debit card

Don’t forget that motor boat rentals in the Algarve require a security deposit (500 Euro) which can be paid in cash or card. This deposit will be returned at the end of the charter, in full, as long as the boat and all equipment on it are returned in the same conditions that they were in when taken.

Regarding our cancelation policy for the motor boat rentals, if you would like to cancel the booking up to one month before the rental date, the booking fee will be returned minus 50 Euro. For cancelations within one month of the rental, the booking fee will not be returned. However, cancelations due to governmental travel bans or restrictions will be refunded in full (i.e.: Covid-19 restrictions).

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