The Dusseldorf Boot for Cantiere del Pardo was an opportunity to present 2 new products that we will see on the water for 2024 and 2025. The first to go into the water will be the Grand Soleil BLUE , then it will be the turn of the new entry in the Long Cruise range, the new Grand Soleil 60 .
The LC line was the one from which a new era in Grand Soleil started, and which has had excellent sales in the market thanks to a series of projects, inaugurated by Marco Lostuzzi and continued now with Matteo Polli, which have always been well hit. The new Grand Soleil 60 remains in the LC tradition of a Mediterranean blue water, a travel boat, dedicated to the most comfortable cruising.
Grand Soleil 60 – What a boat it will be
The future Grand Soleil 60 will have a hull length of 18.30 m, but the figure that immediately jumps out at you is the width, 5.80 meters, the widest on the 60-foot cruising range. This portends a boat with an extremely spacious interior especially amidships, but it will be all volumes that will benefit. It will be available with or without a rollbar, with a fixed point for the mainsail in the cockpit.
The aesthetics of the boat are reminiscent of the latest GS designed by Polli, with the stern volumes flared upward that give a sporty touch to the lines. So too is well integrated the deckhouse, low on the deck, which in the forward portion of the mast becomes a comfortable sunbathing area.
Four winches, all in the stern, with retractable rigging, cockpit then completely clear of ropes and with two tables that leave the central passageway clear and if necessary lower to the level of the benches to create a large sunbathing area.
Upwind, the boat is reported to have 200 square meters of sail area, with the Shipyard offering it with a full batten furling mainsail to provide an easy-to-manage but more efficient sail plan than a furling mainsail in the mast.
Grand Soleil 60 – The Interior
The layout calls for the galley to be placed forward, between the salon and the master cabin; the chart table is instead on the port side, with the saloon slightly elevated above the cabin area to make better use of the boat’s large windows.
The master cabin will have a French bed and a dedicated bathroom. There will be two guest cabins in the stern, one twin and one double, both with private bathrooms. One cabin will be dedicated instead to any crew members in the far bow.
Overall length 19.68 m
Hull length 18.30 m
Width 5.80 m
Draft 2.80 m
Displacement 27 tons
Sail area 205 sqm