grand soleil - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-19-2002
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
mattf is on a distinguished road
grand soleil

Saw a very sharp boat at my yard recently. It was a Grand Soleil. This was a center cockpit variety, but I looked on the web and saw some nice aft cockpit versions. They are Italian, and look to be finished very well. Does anyone have opinions on this boat?

Matt F
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 08-20-2002
Senior Nappy Headed Ho
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 734
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Denr is an unknown quantity at this point
grand soleil

I too got wood a few years ago looking at these beautiful vessels. They have a web site which has some basic information such as specifications however no construction details are available. I suspect that they are probably fast, if not they sure look fast just floating in the water! Schwing!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 08-22-2002
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
zadar is on a distinguished road
grand soleil

Yes, they are fast, solidly built and rather luxurious (and expensive) in comparison to average mass-produced French or Germans.

I sailed an old GS36 so no experience with the new boats, but I see dozens of them crossing Adriatic from Italy to Croatia every summer. And they have a new 40 built for IMS and comparable to X or First.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:25 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.