Grand Soleil 72
Grand Soleil 72
Cantiere Del Pardo presents a new 72-footer with water lines designed by Matteo Polli, , the Grand Soleil 72 Performance and the Long Cruise. The boat from the first drawings shown is characterized by an almost “minimal” style, with the return of an almost flush deckhouse that aesthetically embellishes it and gives it an elegant and sporty look, while obviously remaining a boat also dedicated to luxury cruising as well as sport sailing.
“One same hull, with single deep draft rudder blade, designed by Matteo Polli and structures by Marco Lostuzzi, declined in two versions. One to satisfy those who want a true sports boat design (Performance), the other version that those who like sailing with a Blue Water (Long Cruise),” says project manager Franco Corazza, who continues: “The hull and construction are identical. The boat’s skeleton, spars and longitudinal members are all made of polyester-based vinylester composite with extensive use of carbon reinforcements. The interiors are made of composite or lightened woods. The result is a solid, lightweight boat at the top level of world reference production. As an example, the boat, including reinforcements and bulkheads has succeeded 100 kg less than expected. The empty displacement of the Performance version is 31,000 kg, at the lowest limits of the category. And the LC version weighs only 500 kg more.”
The LC version has a slightly more pronounced deckhouse that allows for a raised “raised saloon” inside with a direct view of the sea. The “trick” is also on the inside where, compared to the Performance version, the GS 72 LC’s walking surface is only 30 centimeters higher. Also inside, the Perfomance version is all on one floor, while the LC version has two small steps leading to the raised dinette. The cockpit of the LC version is more protected, raised by 15 cm, for long, dry and comfortable sailing. Performance’s is more open.
|Draft||3.7 m – 4.2 m|