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Grand Soleil 50′

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Introduction

50 foot has always been a key size in the Grand Soleil range; the new Botin /Carkeek designed model is a successor to previous designs from Judel/Vrolijk, Doug Peterson and German Frers.

Many Grand Soleil 50s are sailed by husband and wife teams, so high stability, flush decks and ease of handling are at the forefront of the design. The quality of the equipment and joinery is of the highest order.

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, with clean lines, timeless elegance and a beautiful interior whilst guaranteeing the best possible performance and safety.

The hull is laminated using the vacuum infusion process, ensuring the optimum ratio of fibre to resin. In contrast, the internal structure is made of a transverse structure in carbon fibre, which interacts with the unidirectional layers of fibre applied lengthwise along the hull. This all means that the hull is lighter and incredibly stiff. She has a T-shaped keel which enables a high ballast ratio and reduced wetted surface.

The Grand Soleil 50′ comes in a three cabin, two heads layout as standard and she has a 75hp Yanmar sail-drive engine.

Click here to watch Yachting World’s press test

Dimensions

  • LOA: 15.15 m
  • LWL: 13.42 m
  • BEAM: 4.58 m
  • DRAFT: 2.90 m
  • BALLAST: 4,550 kg
  • DISPLACEMENT: 13,000 kg
  • BERTHS: 6/10
  • SAIL AREA: 148 mq
  • FUEL TANK: 310 lt
  • WATER TANK: 550 lt
  • ENGINE: Yanmar 75hp sail drive