2014 marked forty years for the Grand Soleil brand of performance cruiser-racers. Built by Cantiere del Pardo, they are the epitome of ‘made in Italy’ design, performance and style.
Cantiere del Pardo’s success is linked to several models and several designers who have made a profound impact on the sector. The company has always relied on the top designers of the moment to develop designs with great personality, characterised by their excellent performance and unmistakable elegance. These distinguishing features make the Grand Soleil yachts icons of style and elegance. Today, the Grand Soleil brand epitomises an explicit lifestyle, embodied by a genuine passion for the sea, design, technology and innovation.
Grand Soleil Range
Since the Grand Soleil 39 was launched at the 2011 Genoa Boat Show, interest in the model has been phenomenal with over 25 boats in production. The design of this sleek performance cruiser-racer has evolved from extensive research into the IRC and ORC rules and builds on the proven racing success of the GS43 OT and the GS46.
Like the other models in the range, the 2013 Grand Soleil 43 features a refined design and a host of details usually seen only on larger craft, the aim of which is to be able to combine the aesthetic requirements of the discerning owner with the practical issues and ergonomic requirements of a modern performance yacht.
Completely dedicated to the Blue Water world, the 46 is the first of Cantiere del Pardo’s new Long Cruise range. She is designed for those who wish to discover the most beautiful seas in the utmost space and comfort. Systems have been optimised for ease of use by a single or double handed crew.
The 2013 Grand Soleil 47 designed by Botin is a development of Botin & Carceek’s 46, winner of European Yacht of the Year in 2010. Stability and speed are at the heart of the design of this superb 47 footer.
Designed by Botin and Carkeek, long term partners of Cantiere del Pardo, the Grand Soleil 50 is a project which has been driven by collaboration with existing Grand Soleil owners. The aim was to achieve a better understanding of their requirements and to produce a luxurious performance cruiser-racer.
Grand Soleil 52 LC
Coming soon, the next exciting model from Grand Soleil’s new Long Cruise range; yachts which are completely dedicated to the Blue Water world.
Created by Luca Brenta, the Grand Soleil 54 was voted ‘Boat of the Year’ at the Genoa Boat Show in 2007. She portrays the clean, flowing lines and clear decks which have become synonymous with Grand Soleil but she also benefits from many exclusive details and technological features which are more usually associated with a custom yacht than with series production model.
The main characteristics of the new Grand Soleil 58 Performance are light displacement, strong hull, a sleek deck and a wide cockpit with all the controls led back to the helmsman’s position in order to provide easy handling and comfort.