The Grand Soleil 65 LC, designed by Matteo Polli for water lines, Nauta Design for deck and interior, is one of the largest boats on display this boat show season. A true blue water cruiser equipped with a panoramic deckhouse and raised dinette to enjoy the indoor-outdoor view. At the Cannes Yachting Festival we were aboard the Grand Soleil 65 LC, in the company of Franco Corazza, Cantiere del Pardo’s project manager for boats 60 feet and up, and designer Matteo Polli. Also with us on board was Cesare Fabbri, manager of the B&G instruments installed aboard the boat.
Grand Soleil 65 LC – The Onboard Video
Same concept as 72 in small
The naval architecture of the Grand Soleil 65, designed by Matteo Polli, aims to achieve the same goals as the Grand Soleil 72, declined on a smaller scale. “Theshape of the hull, maintains the pronounced V at the bow and the same reduced wetted surface area as the Grand Soleil 72 to ensure less drag, greater dynamic stability when the boat is heeling and better performance in light winds,” Polli explains. “However, the overall geometry has been totally revised to ensure balanced weight distribution regardless of the different internal layouts. The hull is designed to give great performance in all displacement conditions, whether the boat is lightened for racing or is fully loaded when cruising“.
Also designed for the couple
The new GS 65 comes standard with a self-tacking jib that ensures easy and safe sailing, even with small crews. In fact, this model can be carried by a couple without the need for additional crew members. For appendages, the shipyard chose a single rudder blade and an inverted T-keel. The single rudder offers the best trade-off between maneuverability and performance in a wide range of conditions, including during powered sailing, while the inverted T-keel ensures perfect stability and hydrodynamic efficiency with limited weight. The Grand Soleil 65 provides several draft options: standard (3.5 m), reduced (3 m) and telescopic.
Grand Soleil 65 – Data Sheet
Overall length 21.60 m
Length at waterline 18.20 m
Hull length 20.10 m
Maximum width 5.9 m
Standard draft 3.50 m
Standard displacement 26,000 kg (Perfomance) / 26,500 kg (Long Cruise)
110 hp engine
Fuel tank 900 liters
Water tank 900 liters
Matteo Polli/Cantiere del Pardo Project.
Designer Nauta Design
Naval architecture Matteo Polli