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Zan, absolutely not...you know me (or should) I don't get mad or anything...we share open opinions...
Its funny you wrote that above while I was wrtitting to you
I have sailed several Gransoleil, the last one I had extensive time, was during a week in August 2006, when a friend of mine that owns a GS43, with a blue hull sailed along us for a week and we used to hop on each other's boat. There is one in my marina, if you want I go get photos tomorrow.
They are indeed excellent boats, in fact the Grandsoleil is one of my dream boats. The new ones are designed by German Frers, so no-nonsense here.
Incredibly fast boats, somewhat a little more challenging if you sail alone, but a few mods done by you solve the problem.
Like all Italian boats, the design is very sexy and the boats fast, but some of the fulgural finish and mechanics are pretty poor. Kind like a Ferrari...they're fast but the mechanics...well Ferrari is Ferrari..if you know what I mean.
But if you have time you can fix and improve everything. Excellent wood inside and the boats are charming...
Off course going from a Jeanneau to a GS is like going from a Opel Astra to a S class Mercedes Benz (since you're German).
Pm and we go from there, ok?
By the way, the floor traveller, end boom arrangment is the best thging in nthe world..i have that as you know...i talk by experience...YOU'LL LOVE IT
Last edited by Giulietta; 02-11-2008 at 11:58 AM.