Cantieredel Pardo is set to unveil the new addition to the Grand Soleil fleet, the Grand Soleil 65, at Boot Düsseldorf 2023. The Grand Soleil 65 is the second model in the over 60-foot range of Grand Soleil Yachts and is available in both Performance and Long Cruise versions.
The Performance version is designed for those seeking a more sporty design, while the Long Cruise version is suitable for bluewater cruising. The hull design and building technologies used, such as polyester-based vinylester and composites with carbon reinforcements, are the same for both versions to ensure rigidity.
The Grand Soleil 65 combines performance, style, and innovation, reflecting Cantieredel Pardo's spirit and design philosophy. The yacht incorporates manufacturing expertise and innovative solutions focused on sustainability and energy efficiency.
The design process of the Grand Soleil 65 involved a team of professionals representing Italian excellence in the yachting sector. Matteo Polli, a designer and ORC champion, handled the naval architecture, Marco Lostuzzi contributed to the structural design, and Nauta Design was responsible for the general layout, deck, and interior design.
The yacht is designed with a focus on environmental sustainability. It utilizes materials and construction methods that have a low environmental impact and are highly recyclable. For example, sustainable teak is used, laminated glass provides better insulation, composite lamination incorporates linen and eco-resins, and water-based paints are used. Solar panels are also installed to provide renewable green energy.
The hull of the Grand Soleil 65 is made using epoxy-based vacuum vinylester resin infused into biaxial fiberglass and unidirectional carbon fabrics to achieve a light, rigid, and robust structure. The sail plan features a mast positioned far back to maximize the size of the foretriangle, allowing for excellent aerodynamic efficiency. The yacht is equipped with a self-tacking jib for safe and easy sailing.
The deck and interior layout of the Grand Soleil 65 were designed in collaboration with Nauta Design to optimize space utilization. The Long Cruise version offers more cruising characteristics while maintaining a fast and performance-optimized hull. The interior styling is contemporary, elegant, and welcoming.
The first model of the Grand Soleil 65, the Long Cruise version, will be launched and presented as a world premiere at Cannes Yachting Festival 2023.
Length overall: 21.60m (70.87ft)
Hull Length: 20.10m (65.95ft)
Waterline Length: 18.20m (59.72ft)
Maximum Beam: 5.9m (19.03ft)
Draft: 3.50m (11.48ft)
Displacement: 26T/57320lbs (Performance), 26.5T/58422lbs (Long Cruise)
Fuel Capacity: 900L (237.76 USg)
Water Capacity: 900L (237.76 USg)
Mainsail: 154sqm (1657.7sqft)
Jib: 120sqm (1291.7sqft)
Self-winding: 105sqm (1130.2sqft)
Staysail: 70sqm (753.5sqft)
Code 0: 220sqm (2368.1sqft)
Project: Matteo Polli/Cantieredel Pardo
Exterior and Interior Design: Nauta Design
Naval Architecture: Matteo Polli
Builder: Cantieredel Pardo