Key Yachting
Key Yachting Ltd,
Hamble Hampshire, SO31 4NB
Tel:44 (0)2380 455669
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2002 Grand Soleil 44

location icon Dublin, Ireland
Year 2002
Length 42'11 ft / 13.08 m

'Eleuthera' is a special Grand Soleil 44 (previously called Holmatro, when based in Holland). She has a top of the range Halls Spars high modulus carbon mast and boom (new in 2013 including new rigging) with mast jack. This boat has always been a race winner, virtually unbeatable in the Irish circuit in recent years, under the current ownership. Her present owner purchased her in 2017 and completed a full refit to ensure all the gear was upgraded and running well.

Inside she has a fitted out cruising-style interior, unlike many of the modern performance race boats around. This includes pressurised hot and cold water, cabin heating and stereo system.

The inventory includes an extensive sail wardrobe. All 3 mainsails are in good order, and a new North 3Di J2 was added in 2018. This boat would be ideally suited for racing competitively in any arena, and still allow an owner to also cruise her in comfort. She would fit in very nicely to the Performance 40 class in the Solent and her impressive Upwind performance would ensure any owner would likely get their nose out ahead of the opposition from the start. She rates 1.114 on IRC and is extremely competitive at this level in all conditions. She boasts a fully working computer with Adrena performance software fitted.

The boat has benefited from ongoing maintenance and upgrades, including a recent respray of the topsides. All the kit you would need to get started comes with the boat, including a range of safety kit. Available to view by appointment with Key Yachting, currently based in Dublin. 


Year Built 2002
Category Sail
Length Overall 42'11 ft / 13.08 m
Beam 12'5 ft / 3.78 m
Max Draft 8'8 ft / 2.64 m
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Fin Keel
Drive Type Sail
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 55.20 hp
Tax Status Paid

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 4JH3CE
Drive Type: SailDrive
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 56hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
Year: 2002
  • GRP hull and superstructure
  • Fin keel with faired keel joint
  • Racing antifoul (applied 2018)
  • Yanmar 56hp 4JH3CE engine with saildrive
  • 3 blade folding propellor
  • 80L fuel tank
  • 200L fresh water capacity
Spars, Rigging and Deck Gear
  • Hall Spars high modulus carbon mast (new 2013)
  • Mast jack
  • Hydraulic backstay
  • Hydraulic vang system
  • Carbon spinnaker pole
  • 4 Harken winches
  • Main halyard, genoa sheets, spinnaker sheets/guys in dyneema
  • Tylaska shackles
  • Harken blocks
  • Electric Quick windlass
  • 2013 Ullman offshore mainsail
  • 2012 Ullman inshore mainsail
  • 2011 Incidence mainsail
  • 2009 Incidence mainsail
  • 2009 Quantum dacron mainsail
  • 2018 North Sails 3Di medium genoa
  • 2012 Ullman light membrane genoa
  • 2012 Ullman medium membrane genoa
  • 3x 2009 Incidence genoa
  • 2009 Quantum dacron genoa
  • 2009 Incidence ORC genoa     
  • 2014 Ullman spinnaker (tri-radial, light in nylon)
  • 2014 Ullman spinnaker (tri-radial, heavy in nylon)
  • 2012 Ullman spinnaker (tri-radial, light in nylon)
  • 2012 Ullman spinnaker (tri-radial, medium in nylon)
  • 2011 Incidence asymmetric spinnaker (tri-radial in nylon)     
  • 2011 Incidence asymmetric spinnaker (tri-radial in nylon)    
  • 2009 Incidence symmetric spinnaker (tri-radial in nylon)
  • 2009 Incidence symmetric spinnaker (tri-radial in nylon)
  • 2013 Ullman Code 5 spinnaker (in nylon)
  • 2009 Incidence Code 5 spinnaker (in nylon)
  • 2003 North Sails spinnaker staysail
  • Storm Jib
  • 2x batteries (new 2017)
  • Battery charger
  • Shore power system
  • Speed, depth, log and wind
  • DSC VHF radio
  • Autopilot
  • GPS
  • On board PC with Adrena nav software
  • Clarion stereo system with 4 speakers
  • Nav lights
  • 3x double cabins
  • 2x saloon berths
  • Folding saloon table
  • Galley with over and gas hob, sink and 12v chest fridge
  • Heads with sink, shower and marine toilet
  • Cabin heating system
  • Hot and cold pressurised water
Safety Gear and Other Equipment
  •  Carbon wheel
  •  Plastimo compass
  • Clock and barometer
  • Sail cover
  • Boom cover
  • Fenders and warps
  • 2x 21kg Delta anchors
  • Radar reflector
  • Safety kit including: Torches, first aid kit, flare pack, liferaft, fire extinguishers
  • Electric and manual bilge pump
This company, acting as brokers on behalf of the selling owner, who is a private individual. Offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.