Grand Soleil 46 LC, interiors of new Italian-style blue water unveiled

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grand soleil 46-F-hig0001The interior of the new Grand Soleil 46 LC, which inaugurates the Long Cruise line and launches Cantiere del Pardo into the world of so-called blue water, has finally been unveiled. Edited by Nauta Design, they feature a large square where, next to the entrance ladder, there is an L-shaped kitchen (with separate sink) to the left and a bathroom with shower stall to starboard.

grand soleil 46-Hig-0003In the three-cabin layout (there is also a two-cabin version), we find two large cabins in the stern that denote all the search for solutions to optimize volumes at the design stage. The table is to the left, surrounded by a C-shaped sofa while to starboard the charting area is sandwiched between two comfortable seats. The spacious forward master cabin comes with a dedicated bathroom.

AN ITALIAN-STYLE PROJECT
While Nauta took care of the interiors, designing the first model of this new course was Marco Lostuzzi, who was responsible for the water lines and naval architecture. The desire was to achieve, while using streamlined lines, great habitability on deck and in the interior, which takes advantage of a series of modular rooms. All this on a model 14.74 meters long by 4.41 meters maximum beam.

Grand Soleil 46 LC
Grand Soleil 46 LC

THE ROLL CAGE IS A GREAT NOVELTY
It immediately jumps out at you, looking at the renderings of the Grand Soleil 46 LC, the presence of a roll bar designed to integrate the mainsail track and sheet. A novelty intended to clear the cockpit of an element of clutter and one that is sure to have fans discussing it. But the rollbar will also have another function, designed specifically for long sailing, even in challenging conditions, because it will allow the owner to mount different types of cockpit protection: either two models of sprayhood or even a windshield, a solution increasingly adopted in northern Europe. Interesting is the asymmetric cockpit design, which provides a good amount of seating, leaving the helmsman free to carry the boat on his own, having at hand (literally!) the winches to which maneuvers are deferred. The sail plan includes a 61.6-square-meter mainsail, coupled with a 106% overlap jib of 53 square meters. Upon request, you can also opt for a rollaranda in the mast or boom and a self-tacking jib.

grand soleil 46-F-hig0002AUTONOMY FIRST
In terms of cruising range, the water tanks are capable of holding as much as 800 liters, while the diesel tank comes to 300 (plus another 300 optional).

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET.
Lft. 14,74 m
Width. 4,41 m
Pesc. 2,30 m
Disl. 11 t
Sup.vel. 114.6 square meters

www.grandsoleil.net

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