We are super stoked to have Grand Soleil Yachts onboard SA as the title sponsor of our hugely popular Cruising Anarchy Forum!
Grand Soleil shipyard was founded in Italy in 1973 and since then constructed over 4000 performance sailing yachts between 30 to 70 feet. Today, the Italian known brand continue innovating and developing new models which keep wining design premiers and important racings worldwide.
One of the latest projects is the new GS58 Performance, an Italian masterpiece, designed in collaboration with the famous Italian naval architecture Umberto Felci and the very know Italian design studio Nauta Yachts, all constructed under Cantiere del Pardo’s roof.
The 58 project started only a year ago and already the shipyard firmed 11 hulls, which is a great success for the yard. With 4 boats in water the new GS58 has demonstrated to be a perfect match between comfort and performance. Different interior layouts and customizations are offered to each owner, benefiting from the large hull forms without compromising the easy handling, safety and speed.
The 58 provides 3 large cabins or 4 on request, 3 heads (1 day head), 2 different layout for the dinette; kitchen next to companionway or ahead next to the main section, 2 different layout for the owner cabin; side bad with head towards bow, or central bed with side head, crew cabin and tender garage.
The New 58 has recently won the sailing yacht of the year competition in Genova -Italy and is also nominated in category Performance cruiser for the European yacht of the year competition which will take place in January during the Dusseldorf boat show. As for sailing, hull number 3 called “Lazy Dog” 2 weeks after the launch has won a famous Italian race in Sardinia and took the 3rd place in the Les Voiles De St. Tropez race in IRCB!!! During 2017 a class 58 will be presented and the 58 owners will be welcome to participate in several important European racings.
Another new project is on the run, the New GS 52 LC! 2 years ago Grand Soleil launched a new cruising range starting with a 46 LC (stands for Long Cruise). In less than 18 month the yard sold 27 boats and won the European Yacht Of The Year 2016 competition in category Luxury cruiser.
This success and a high market demand brought to life a new project in a bigger size, the new 52LC. The 52LC will provide 3 or 4 cabins on request, 3 heads, an optional master cabin, a crew cabin and tender garage. The boat characteristics are dedicated to blue water sailing and easy handling in a reduced crew. All the lines, winches and organizers are located next to the helmsman.
The main sheet is connected to the arch and the self tacking jib to simplify maneuvers on sail. Other nice features are the easy docking system (bow and stern thruster), plenty of storage and useful equipment such as generator, AC, washing machine and more for those who love to stay aboard for extended periods. Click here for more on the entire line up!