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Grand Soleil 43

Levington, GB


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2004 Grand Soleil 43

The J and J designed Grand Soleil 43 was a popular and well regarded model. Embracing the look, lines and sailing performance synonymous with Cantiere del Pardo. 

‘SoleBay Blue’ has had one owner from new, and has been meticulously maintained. She has been optimised for shorthanded sailing and benefits from a huge array of extras and upgrades. The electric Harken headsail furling system and electric genoa winches make sailing shorthanded simple, while the retractable bow thruster gives easy marina manoeuvring. 

A substantial battery bank including separate batteries for the bow thruster, headsail furler and generator, ensures continued use of your 12v system. while the Paguro 4000 generator provides seamless 240v power while at sea, smaller loads can also be run from the inverter. 

A mixture of furling and non-furling full luff length genoa’s allow for ease of use and performance as well as a range of symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers to truly make the most of this performance cruiser’s ability. 

Professionally maintained and frequently upgraded, ‘SoleBay Blue’ is a brilliant opportunity to be sailing a truly versatile model in ‘ready-to-go’ condition. Currently afloat in Suffolk, contact Key Yachting to arrange your viewing. 


Basic Boat Info

Tax Status:
Boat Name:
'SoleBay Blue'
Grand Soleil
Keel Type:
Fin Keel

Engines / Speed

Number of Engines:
Total Engine Power:
56 hp
56 horsepower


Number of Water Tanks:
Water Tank Capacity:
450 liter
Number of Fuel Tanks:
Fuel Tank Capacity:
200 liter


43.93 ft / 13.39 m
Length Overall:
43.93 ft
13.19 ft
Max Draft:
6.89 ft

Additional Info

  • Hull and deck constructed in GRP
  • Finished in gelcoat
  • Hull painted with Awlgrip blue- 2020
  • Lead L-shaped keel 
  • Spade rudder on stainless steel stock with self-aligning bearings
  • Full teak decks (cockpit seats, combings and sugar scoop renewed 2020)
  • Yanmar 4JH3E 56hp inboard engine (professionally maintained)
  • Yanmar SD50 saildrive
  • 3 blade Max-Prop feathering propellor
Spars, Rigging and Deck Gear
  • Aluminium 2 spreader mast, painted white (resprayed 2020)
  • Aluminium boom, white painted (resprayed 2020)
  • Stainless steel standing rigging (renewed 2020)
  • Harken hydraulic backstay adjuster (renewed 2020)
  • Electric furling headsail system, Harken 12v electric mkIV (installed 2014)
  • Bomar ridig boom vang, white (new 2020)
  • Spinnaker pole, white painted (resprayed 2020) with deck storage mount 
  • 2x Harken 44.2ST halyard winches
  • 2x Harken 53.2ST Electric genoa winches
  • 2x Harken 44.2ST spinnaker winches
  • 2x jib halyards
  • All halyards in Spectra
  • Mainsheet traveller in cockpit (track, cars and blocks replaced 2020)
  • 3 reef lines
  • 6x mooring cleats
  • 2014 One Sails Radial Cut Mainsail (fully battened, 3 reef points)
  • 2014 One Sails Radial cut No. 2 Furling Genoa
  • 2014 One Sails Radial cut No.3 Furling Genoa
  • 2011 North Sails No. 1 Light weight genoa (non-fuling, full length luff)
  • 2011 North Sails No. 3 Genoa (non-fuling, full length luff)
  • 2011 North Sails No. 4 Genoa (non-fuling, full length luff)
  • 5x 2004 North Sails Symmetric spinnakers (Adnams logo)
  • 5x 2014 North Sails Asymmetric spinnakers (Explorer logo)
  • North Sails storm jib
  • Mainsail on Frederikson Ball bearing mast cars with headboard
Electrical Systems
  • 1x 120Ah engine starter battery (2020)
  • 4x 120Ah domestic batteries (2020)
  • 2x 120Ah starter batteries forward for Generator start, Bow thruster, Harken electric genoa furler) (2021)
  • Engine alternator with Sterling battery management/ boost
  • 240v Stirling battery charger (shorepower or generator charging)
  • Separate Stirling battery charger for forward battery bank
  • Sterling Power management panel at chart table
  • Inverter
  • Paguro 4000 3.5KvA 230v watercooled generator (2013)
  • Electric anchor winch with chain gypsy
  • Sleipner SidePower SR80/185 12v retractable bow thruster




Navigation and communications

  • Raymarine a125 Chartplotter with internal GPS aerial at chart table (wifi enabled)
  • Raymarine AIS transmit and receive
  • 4x Raymarine i70 Multi displays at companionway
  • Digital Yacht GP150 Dual GPS Antenna mounted on ScanStrut backstay mount with radar
  • Raymarine 4Kw 18" HD colour radar on ScanStrut self-levelling backstay mount
  • Raymarine Autopilot (ACV400 Type 2 drive and linear drive
  • Raymarine i70 Autopilot control in cockpit and i70R control at chart table
  • Raymarine speed/depth/wind transducers
  • ICOM DSC VHF at chart table with cockpit speaker
  • Raymarine plugin cockpit VHF/DSC
  • Delta VHF aerial
  • Echomax Active XS Dual band radar reflector 
  • Emergency VHF aerial mounted in cockpit
  • ICOM handheld Multi Channel VHF
  • Mast mounted LED Navigation lights (2020)
  • Steaming, tri ight, anchor light and foredeck flood light
  • Navigation lights on pulpit, pushpit mounted stern light


  • 10x 240v 13 amp sockets with USB in all cabins/saloon
  • 12v DC sockets in saloon, forecabin, technical room and heads
  • Tracvision TV3 satellite TV and hub
  • Panasonic TV- bulkhead mounted in saloon
  • Digital Yacht WC50 Wifi Booster and INav Router
  • JVC Digital stereo with 2x saloon and 2x cockpit speakers
  • Spacious saloon with c-shaped settee and table, 2 person bench
  • Saloon seating can be converted into single passage berth
  • Linear galley to port
  • Sit-down chart table
  • Large refrigerator box in galley (compressor, piping and cold plate replace 2021)
  • Pressurised hot and cold water
  • Hot water tank, via engine cooling and 240v element (2018)
  • Force 10 Calor gas gimballed oven with grill and 2 burner hob
  • Forward cabin with double berth, with foam cushions and slatted springs
  • Forward heads converted into 'technical room' with generator, drying room, dehumidifier and store
  • 2x aft cabins with double berth with foam cushions and slatted springs and hanging locker space
  • Aft heads to port with marine toilet and macerator pump (renewed 2018) sink with detachable showerhead
  • Webasto diesel hot air heating
  • Gas alarms in galley, saloon and aft cabins (fitted 2020)
Safety Kit and other Equipment

Saftey Kit

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Flare pack
  • Grab bag
  • Liferaft cradle on coachroof (liferaft not included)
  • MOB danbuoy with light and flag


  • Sprayhood (new canopy 2020 + old canopy as spare)
  • Boom cover and wheel cover in blue
  • Zodiac Inflatable tender with fuel tank, anchor and warp and oars
  • Yanmar two-stroke 5 hp outboard engine
  • 12v air pump for inflating and deflating tender
  • Lewmar 20kg Delta anchor with 22m 10mm chain and 50m 20mm nylon warp
  • Lewmar 16kg Kedge anchor with 20m 8mm chain and 50m 16mm nylon warp
  • Fenders with socks and mooring warps
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.