Grand Soleil 34
Back to the future with great goals
The GS34 is aimed at owners who love fun, sporty cruising and offshore racing and was inspired by open ocean race boats. Close attention was paid to the design and naval architecture to create an offshore racing boat that is easy to sail and able to provide both exhilarating performance and comfortable cruising. The new GS 34 Performance was specifically designed for IRC and ORC racing with an optimized sail plan and appendages to be competitive under both offshore and inshore international regulations, and with a great rating handicap. Speed, style and elegance distinguish all the Grand Soleil yachts and the GS34 is a confident all-rounder, offering optimal balance between upwind and downwind performance, both in light and strong winds, without compromising on comfort and easy handling.
Grand Soleil 34: recognizable and attractive design
The deck design of the GS 34 repeats the lines and shapes that characterize the entire performance range, with long windows and wide transom that makes this model so recognizable and appealing. The deck plan was developed for easy singlehanded or shorthanded sailing in both cruising and racing mode. Simple technical solutions have been efficiently integrated into the deck aesthetics, resulting in the wide cockpit, clean deck, spacious working and relaxation areas, high performance and speed when racing but also easy handling when cruising.
Two deck layouts are available. The standard deck plan, favored by those who race offshore with a reduced crew, has a tiller with a mainsail traveler trolley adjustable by hoist. The optional deck plan has two helm wheels with an overhead mainsheet traveler. The hull and deck are built in GRP sandwich using PVC foam of various densities, biaxial E-glass and unidirectional reinforcements impregnated with vinylester resin in a female mold.
The hull and deck are finished in gelcoat and on request different hull and deck colors are available. The deck comes with antiskid working surfaces, or can be covered on request with teak or synthetic planking. The main bulkheads are made of composite materials and laminated to the hull.
Grand Soleil 34: well equipped for cruising and regattas
The interior layout comprises two cabins: a large portside cabin aft and an owner’s cabin forward that doubles as a sail locker when racing. On the starboard side in the stern there is a spacious head and generous storage hold. The central dinette with a large dining table and seating can be easily transformed into extra berth with extra guests. The chart table is on the starboard side facing an L-shaped galley with sink, large fridge and a gimbaled 2-burner cooker.