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Grand Soleil 50

Beaulieu, GB


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2005 Grand Soleil 50

The Grand Soleil 50 is a high performance, ocean-crossing luxury cruiser that is easy to sail short-handed with the comfort and space to accommodate your crew, family and friends. Capable of helping your blue water cruising dreams to be realised aboard a fast, stable and safe platform.

Launched in April 2005, ‘Bella of London’ has been enjoyed and loved by her current owner since 2013. Coded to SVC2 and British Part 1 registered, she has taken her owner and crew on the ARC in 2013, the Fastnet in 2013, 2015 and 2017 and has been used for cruising in UK and Channel waters. A great boat for private ownership or a commercial opportunity. 

Comprehensively refitted and upgraded throughout her current ownership including 2015 standing rigging, 2016 sail drive seal and a symmetric and asymmetric spinnaker set up and a range of North and Sander’s sails the beauty and comfort of the GS 50 is complimented by the great sailing performance!

Available to view afloat by appointment. Do not miss out on this exceptional bluewater cruiser!


Basic Boat Info

Tax Status:
Boat Name:
Bella of London
Grand Soleil
Judel / Vrolijk
Keel Type:
Bulb Keel

Engines / Speed

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


Number of Water Tanks:
Water Tank Capacity:
460 liter
Number of Fuel Tanks:
Fuel Tank Capacity:
290 liter


48.88 ft / 14.9 m
Length Overall:
48.88 ft
14.96 ft
Max Draft:
7.55 ft
28,660.09 lb

Additional Info

  • GRP hull, deck and superstructure 
  • Stratified unidirectional fibreglass offering a tensile strength of up to 25 kg/mm².
  • Bulkheads laminated with 60mm flanges for increased adhesion to GRP
  • Hot galvanised steel grid structure for transference of rigging and keel loads
  • Stainless steel chainplates with 27mm rods secured to grid structure
  • Hull and deck finished in white gelcoat 
  • Blue waterline stripe and cavita line
  • Deck constructed in GRP with termanto foam core 
  • Side decks, coachroof, cockpit seating and cockpit sole in laid teak with black caulking
  • Hydrodynamically designed fin keel with lead bulb
  • Keel is bolted onto the metal internal structure to distribute the keel load over the broad, and sturdy fibreglass and galvanised steel surface of the entire hull
  • Balanced spade rudder moulded in fibreglass with internal 300mm stainless steel plates attached to 60mm diameter stainless steel stock
  • Solimar Racer twin steering pedestals with Carbonautica black lacquered carbon figure helm wheels – 2015
  • Solimar emergency steering gear
  • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
  • Teak step on pulpit
  • Stainless steel reinforced stanchions (2015)
  • Guardwires replaced 2015
  • Goiot opening side ports - 2016
  • Lewmar opening deckhead hatches – replaced 2015-16
  • Electric fold-out bathing platform
  • Stern boarding ladder
  • Scanstrut stainless steel radar antenna pole at stern – 2015
  • Hot & cold cockpit shower
  • Removable cockpit table (new winter 2018/19
  • Stainless steel anti-wear plates on foredeck and at aft end of superstructure, stainless steel bow plate and rubbing strips for mooring cleats

Fresh Water System:

  • 12vDC pressure system with Par Max pump
  • Hot water supplied via engine cooling with calorifier or via 230vAC immersion heater element from shore power in well-insulated hot water tank
  • Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower in cockpit

Gas System:

  • Gas locker in separate drained compartment in cockpit
  • Gas system certified – 2017
  • Nereus gas alarm system


  • 290 litres diesel capacity
  • Analogue Fuel tank level gauge at chart table
  • 460 litres fresh water capacity
  • Analogue water tank gauge at chart table
  • Black water holding tank servicing aft heads
  • Tanks discharge directly overboard or via deck evacuation point
Engine and Machinery
  • Volvo Penta D2-75, 4-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine producing 75 HP
  • Volvo 150-S saildrive gearbox
  • Saildrive diaphragm replaced 2016
  • Freshwater engine cooling using raw water inlet and heat exchanger
  • Water-cooled exhaust system in reinforced rubber hose through silencer and appropriate fitting
  • Engine housing lifts on gas struts
  • Lewmar stainless steel single lever throttle/gear control in cockpit
  • Engine hours estimated 3,900 hours as of Autumn 2021
  • Engine serviced annually (last service January 2022) with major overhaul - 2016
  • New clutch on gearbox – winter 2018/19
  • New rear main oil seal – winter 2022
  • Flexofold 3-bladed feathering propeller
  • Ambassador rope cutter
  • MAX Power 12vDC retractable bowthruster with control at helm pedestal - 2014
Spars, Rigging and Deck Gear
  • Sparcraft aluminium anodised spars
  • Keel-stepped taller mast version with 3-sets of swept-back spreaders (approximately 65’3”/19.89m)
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging – replaced 2015
  • Split backstay with Holmatro hydraulic adjuster - 2013
  • Facnor genoa furler
  • Soft-vang arrangement - 2020
  • Harken genoa tracks
  • Secondary aft tracks for 145% genoa – 2016
  • Fully-battened mainsail system with Frederiksen ball-bearing battencar system on mast-mounted track
  • Tri-sail track on mast - 2013
  • 2x single line reefs
  • Lazyjacks
  • Gybe-preventer
  • Spinlock clutches
  • Mast fittings for inner forestay
  • German mainsheet system with Harken full-width mainsheet track in cockpit forward of helms
  • Selden heavy-duty padeyes amidships and aft for spinnaker blocks/guys – 2015
  • Leather protective spreader caps
  • Selden aluminium spinnaker pole, vertically stowed on mast – 2013
  • Spinnaker track on mast with uphaul and downhauls – 2013
  • Selden jockey pole stowed on deck – 2013
  • Selden removable asymmetric pole with tackline led aft – 2013
  • Equipment for symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers
  • Dyneema halyards – 2013/14 (main halyard 2017)
  • 2x Harken 60.2 STE 2-speed electric self-tailing primary winches
  • 2x Harken 53.2 ST 2-speed manual self-tailing spinnaker winches
  • 1x Harken 48.2 STE 2-speed electric self-tailing main halyard and control line winch
  • 1x Harken 48.2 ST 2-speed manual self-tailing halyard and control line winch
  • 1x mast-mounted winch for topping-lift - 2020
  • Sander Sails CL-DIAX carbon laminate double-taffeta fully-battened mainsail with 2-reefs – 2016
  •  North Sails carbon laminate fully-battened mainsail with 2-reefs – 2013/14 (well used)
  • Sander Sails 145% DP Hydra Net Radial cruising genoa - 2015
  • North Sails 131% 3DL furling genoa – 2013
  • North Sails 95% carbon laminate furling jib – 2013/14
  • Hyde Sails 0.9oz symmetrical spinnaker – 2013 
  • North Sails symmetrical spinnaker - 2015
  • North Sails A3 asymmetric reacher – 2014
  • Dacron storm jib – 2005
  • Dacron tri-sail – 2013
Electrical Systems
  • 12vDC primary domestic system with 230v AC via shorepower or inverter
  • 2x 12vDC engine start batteries - 2013
  • 6x 12vDC domestic batteries joined in parallel – 2013
  • 1x 12vDC bowthruster battery – 2014
  • BEP Marine battery switches
  • Emergency parallel switch for engine and service battery banks
  • Sterling Pro-Charge Ultra 12/60 60A battery charger for domestic batteries – 2014
  • Victron Phoenix 750w inverter – 2014
  • Victron BMV-602s battery data monitoring system - 2014
  • 80A 12vDC alternator on engine
  • 120A 12vDC secondary high-output alternator on engine
  • Marinco 30Amp shorepower supply with ring main and 230v AC sockets in interior
  • 12v sockets at chart table and in cockpit
  • Circuit breakers with automatic fuses and indicator lamps for all individual circuits.
  • Spectra Newport 400 Mk II watermaker making approx. 65 litres per hour
  • Quick 12vDC reversing electric anchor windlass with remote control - 2016
  • Raymarine E80 digital colour GPS chart plotter radar display – 2005
  • Twin Raymarine GPS transducers
  • Raymarine digital closed-array radar scanner on transom pole - 2005
  • Raymarine ST6000 Smart Pilot autopilot control with T2 linear drive - 2005
  • Raymarine i60 wind display with transducer – 2016
  • Raymarine i50 depth display with transducer – 2016
  • 2x Raymarine i50 speed displays with transducer – 2016
  • Raymarine E120 digital colour GPS chart plotter radar display – 2005
  • Raymarine i70 multi repeater – 2016
  • Dell laptop PC with chart software and GPS connection – 2015
  • AIS Type-B transceiver – 2013
  • Furuno NX-330 Navtex – 2013
  • 2x Raymarine i70 repeater displays in master cabin - 2018
  • Raymarine Ray54E VHF with DSC – 2005
  • Icom BC-166 handheld VHF with charging dock
  • Cradle and antenna for Iridium satellite phone (no phone unit included)
  • Wi-fi
  • Phillips radio/CD player with JVC speakers in saloon and Fusion speakers in cockpit
  • LED Navigation lights - 2014
  • LED Masthead anchor and tri-colour lights - 2014
  • LED steaming light - 2018




  • Spacious saloon with large dinette and second settee, dinette has the added capability to convert to double berth for extra accommodation
  • Movable saloon centreline bench - 2018
  • Various storage lockers
  • Forward facing chart table, located to starboard with chart storage and navigation electronics centre


  • L shaped galley to port
  • Gas hob with oven and grill
  • 2 fridges (original chest and additional upright)
  • Stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap
  • Numerous storage lockers 
  • Synthetic stone effect work tops

Forward cabin and heads

  • Spacious double berth forwards (central) 
  • Twin settees
  • Hanging locker
  • En suite heads with shower, wash basin and Jabsco manual marine toilet

Aft cabins and heads

  • Heads compartment with shower, wash hand basin, sea toilet, storage/vanity unit
  • Equal aft cabins with double berths and lee-cloths
  • Hanging lockers with seat
  • Cabinet above bed along hull side.


  • Sprayhood with stainless steel frame and grabrail (2015)
  • Bimini with stainless steel frame
  • Removable cockpit table with cover
  • Cockpit cushions 


  • Websato Airtop 5000 diesel-fired hot air heating system with outlets in cabins (overhauled 2016)
  • Joinery in marine grade waterproof core, faced with selected teak in all bulkheads and major joinery
  • Specially selected solid teak in frames and doors
  • All main bulkheads bonded to hull and deck, using glass fibre and polyester
  • Ceiling, topsides and minor visible hull sides with foam backed vinyl
  • Hull sides, bottom, bilge, etc top-coated throughout the interior.
  • Cabin sole board finished in simulated teak and holly spline
  • Locker doors have upgraded stainless steel hinges – 2017
  • Cushions in high quality foam with first class upholstery 
  • Blue fabric upholstery in saloon – seat covers replaced 2017
  • Bedding and re-covering of mattresses – winter 2018/19
  • Beige upholstery in accommodation cabins
  • Oceanair solar reflective roller blinds on all 6 deck hatches
  • White cloth curtains
  • 12v DC shower drain pumps in each heads
  • Stainless steel grab handles throughout
  • LED interior lighting 
  • Red night lighting at galley and chartable
  • Plastimo steering compass as companionway
  • Clock & barometer on main bulkhead
  • Delta anchor with 80m of 10mm chain
  • Kedge anchor with chain and warp
  • Fore and aft mooring lines
  • Fenders
  • Covers for the wheels, winches, cockpit table and liferaft in blue
  • Blue canvas mainsail cover
  • 3x manual bilge pumps in cockpit, below decks and forward sail locker
  • 2x 12v DC high capacity electric bilge pump with manual overrides

Safety Equipment
  • Liferaft – 10-man cannister liferaft on coachroof stainless steel cradle (last service winter 2022)
  • Kannard 406Mhz EPIRB
  • 2x Horseshoe buoys with lights
  • Offshore danbuoy
  • Webbing jackstays
  • Mast-mounted radar enhancer
  • Throwing line 
  • Flarepack
  • First aid kit
  • 8x lifejackets with AIS – 2018 (serviced winter 2022)
  • 5x 1kgs ABC fire extinguishers throughout interior
  • 1kgs ABC engine space automatic fire extinguisher
  • Fire blanket
  • Gas & Co2 detectors
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.