LOA: 13.25 m
Beam: 3.95 m
Displacement: 8900 kg
Draft: 2.20/2.50 m
Upwind Sail Area: 105 m2
Downwind Sail Area: 190 m2
The Grand Soleil 43 is a past IMS/ORC World Champion, and many other regatta victories which include Copa del Rey, the Giraglia Trophy, Cowes Week and the Fastnet Race. This sleek and fast yacht, designed in 2004, is a genuine, dual purpose cruiser-racer; safe and comfortable to sail even with a small crew, whatever the sea and wind conditions might be.
The hull and deck are built in a sandwich of closed cell foam and vinylester resin in the first layers. Further reinforcements are positioned in high stress areas. An internal grid of galvanised steel is glued with acrylic glue and bonded to the hull. This grid absorbs the load of the keel mast and shrouds.
The Grand Soleil 43 offers three spacious cabins and two galley options. She is fitted with a Volvo 40hp inboard engine.