Cantiere del Pardo announced an exciting new division yesterday; GRAND SOLEIL CUSTOM, which will be dedicated to sailing boats between 60 to 80 feet.
This new initiative has driven Cantiere del Pardo to open a new shipyard in Fano city, an hour drive from the flagship shipyard in Forlì, as more space and different technologies are required. A dedicated team specialised in Maxi boat production will take care of the whole construction process, with the naval architects and designers welcome to be involved at each stage. The custom line will mainly provide small series of semi custom production, using by request different materials for the hull and deck, starting from carbon fibre up to fibreglass, while the interiors will be completely customised by the request of the owners.
The first hull in this range will be the GS 80 Custom, designed in collaboration with the famous Italian naval architect Ceccarelli. This specific hull and deck will be made completely in carbon fibre and will be dedicated to the racing world, yet will have the comfort of a cruiser.
The GS 80 will be launched in June 2018 and will be presented for the first time in Cannes boat show, Monaco and other important super yacht boat shows worldwide. The interiors are divided into two main areas to separate the crew zone from the owner and their guests.
Crew cabins are located in the stern, with a separate entrance and a direct connection to the navigation table, engine room and kitchen. Two guests and the owner cabin are located in the bow while a fourth cabin can be transformed into guest or crew cabin when needing a chef or extra hostess for example.
Designed with the latest equipment and sails, the boat will be fully equipped for long sailing and will provide many storage areas as well as a closet cabin, a special request made by the designer’s wife.
Following the imminent launch of the GS 52 Long Cruise, the new GS 34 Performance, designed for IRC racing, will be launched in September.
The shipyard has created a small version of last year’s 58, in response to an increasing market demand for smaller boats and to expand the range of Grand Soleil yachts to suit the northern European racing market, for a very competitive price.
The boat is already in production in Cantiere del Pardo shipyard in Forlì and will be make her debut at the Cannes boat show 2017!
Key Yachting will be at beautiful Cannes for the duration of the show