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2006 Grand Soleil 43

Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom


Built by Cantiere del Pardo of Italy and designed by Botin and Carkeek, Volo is a fine example of the Grand Soleil 43. Featuring teak decks all-round, she will make an excellent cruising yacht or equally fantastic racing yacht. This year Volo has benefitted from a new mainsail, new battery charger and batteries, in addition to the usual servicing and routine maintenance.

She is currently lying in Cowes and available for viewings by appointment. 

Basic Boat Info

Price: £155,000
Tax Status: Paid
Make: Grand Soleil
Model: 43
Year: 2006
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Grand Soleil
Designer: Botin and Carkeek
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 43 ft / 13.11 m
Length Overall: 43'6 ft / 13.26 m
Waterline Length: 42'6 ft / 12.95 m
Beam: 13 ft / 3.96 m
Max Draft: 7'6 ft / 2.29 m
Displacement: 10,500.21 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: D2-55C
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 55hp
  • Type: Inboard


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity:
Fuel Tank Material: Other
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity:
Water Tank Material: Other


Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers, Racers and Cruisers

Construction & Comfort Pack
  • Hull & deck are built in a sandwich construction of closed cell foam with vinylester resin in the first layers. Further reinforcements are positioned in high stress areas
  • Deck, coach roof and cockpit floor laid with teak
Spars & Rigging
  • Racing version including:
  • Rod rigging on taller 3 spreader mast
  • Hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Carbon spinnaker pole
  • 5 Dyneema halyards
  • Rigid Vang
Deck Equipment
  • Teak deck and cockpit
  • German Mainsheet with Harken 48.2 x 2
  • Primary winches Harken 58.2 x 2
  • Halyard winches Harken 44.2 x2 (starboard winch with electric drive)
  • Rod Kicker
  • Rod rigging renewed 2011
  • Navtec backstay adjuster with control in binnacle 2010
  • Rig overhauled and improved in 2011


  • The interior joinery is stained mahogany which has been treated with polyurethane and then buffed to a shine. The interior boasts an excellent calibre of finishing throughout.
  • Fridge compressor
  • 2 x water tanks 400 litres total 
  • Master forward cabin
  • Queen size double berth with large stowage underneath
  • Shower with separate compartment
  • Electric pump for shower bilge 
  • C-shaped seating
  • Wide storage space under every seat
  • Opening chart table with storage space for charts and
  • Chart reading light
  • Double s/steel sink
  • Horizontally pivoted gas stove with oven
  • 12V icebox compartment with electric refrigeration unit
  • Electric pump for shower bilge 
  • Hanging lockers
  • Side lockers
  • Double berth
  • Access to engine room



The Company 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.   All business is undertaken subject to the current Terms of Business of the British Marine Federation (copies available on request)

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