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Grand Soleil 43′

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Introduction

With the launch of the 2013 Grand Soleil 43’, Cantiere del Pardo have succeeded in maintaining their role as an innovator in the field of luxury performance cruisers. The development of this model evolved through 40 years of experience in the design and build of performance yachts.

After the great success of the Grand Soleil 39’, Cantiere del Pardo once again appointed and retained the talent of America’s Cup Designer Claudio Maletto (Luna Rossa and Il Moro di Venezia) and the result of Maletto’s work is a hull with a low wetted surface area, a safe and powerful hull design and an efficient T-shaped keel.

The construction techniques used to produce the new GS 43’ have taken full advantage of the latest technological innovations: the internal carbon-composite grid guarantees maximum stiffness, is highly resistant to torsional loads and keeps the boat light whilst the high ballast ratio of the new GS 43’ enables the boat to support a powerful sail plan without sacrificing cruising comfort and safety and whilst maintaining manageability even with a very small crew.

Like the other models in the range, the 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.

The form of the hull is sleek and streamlined. The deck and portlights are completely flush. The sheets and the jib furling system are recessed below deck. Every effort has been made and no detail has been overlooked in order to ensure a clean and elegant design. On deck, everything is designed to ensure great comfort and safety aboard.

The manoeuvres with the German mainsheet system and non-overlapping jib enable easy and precise handling even with a small crew. Passenger safety and comfort is assured by the spacious and ergonomic cockpit area, the opening bathing platform which eases access to the sea, plenty of sunbathing space on the completely uncluttered deck and the wide unobstructed passageways.

And this attention to detail and design continues below decks: there are numerous points of natural light and the use of solid wood in alternation with white linear surfaces all contribute to render the interior design of this yacht fresh, modern and comfortable. The interior layout of the new GS 43’ comprises 3 cabins and 2 heads, a large and practical L-shape galley, a dining area which can accommodate a full crew comfortably and a large and functional forward facing chart table, all features which can satisfy the needs of even the most demanding sailors and crew.

We are incredibly excited about this design,’ says Gianguido Girotti, Cantiere del Pardo’s Product Development Manager. ‘After the success obtained with the GS 39’ we are continuing our efforts to renew the fleet by applying new design and construction techniques to improve the cruising comfort and sailing performance of our Grand Soleil yachts’.

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Dimensions

  • LOA: 13.25 m
  • HULL LENGTH: 12.90 m
  • LWL: 11.70 m
  • BEAM: 4.00 m
  • DRAFT: 2.40m / 2.00 m**
  • BALLAST: 3,100 kg
  • DISPLACEMENT: 8,800 kg
  • BERTHS: 6/8 kg
  • SAIL AREA: 104.2 / 174.3 m2**
  • FUEL TANK: 380 lt
  • WATER TANK: 220 lt
  • ENGINE: Volvo 55hp sail drive