Grand Soleil Launch the 42 LC!

Following a fantastic Düsseldorf Boat Show last month, we are excited to share details from the shipyard regarding the new 42 Long Cruise.

Grand Soleil launched the Long Cruise range in late 2015, with their fabulous 46 model. Over 50 of those have now been sold to clients looking to fulfil their blue-water cruising dreams. Designed to offer increased capability for prolonged adventures, these luxury cruisers are equipped with larger water tanks, increased storage, greater comfort on board, more diesel tanks, a transom garage for the dinghy, a foredeck sail locker which can be converted to a crew cabin, and much more.

Now, two years after the 52 LC was unveiled, it is time for the smallest member of the family to join her bigger sisters.

The 42 is available in two versions; standard and sport. The former offers a carbon arch over the cockpit, designed to keep this area free of the mainsheet traveller. She is also fitted with seats at the twin helms. As standard she has a furling, self-tacking jib, flush deck hatches, and carbon bowsprit. Options include an electric swim platform, electric winches, and furling mast.

The sport features a more open transom, hydraulic backstay, taller mast, and a conventional mainsheet set up which leads to one point on the cockpit floor.

The 42 LC is available with either two or three cabins. Three boats have already been sold, and will be delivered to their owners this summer. The boat will have her official launch at Cannes, and we would love for you to join us there, 10-15 September.

If you cannot wait until the autumn to see a new Grand Soleil LC in the water, we will soon take delivery of a new 46 in Hamble. Please get in touch to arrange your appointment.

For more information on the Grand Soleil Long Cruise range, call us on 02380 455669


The standard version features a carbon cockpit arch and helmseats.


An electric swim platform can be added if desired.


The sport version also features rod rigging and a taller mast.