2018 GRAND SOLEIL 34
£160,000 tax paid
High-spec, 'as new' GS34 with twin wheels
|Manufacturer/Model||Grand Soleil 34|
|Designer||Cantiere Del Pardo/Skyron|
|New or Used||Used|
|Tax/VAT Status||Tax paid|
|Lying||Cowes, United Kingdom|
|Engine||Volvo D1-20F 18hp|
|Keel Type||Fin Keel|
|Drinking Water Capacity||170l|
DescriptionBeautifully-presented, and very lightly used high specification example of the GS 34 cruiser/racer offered at a considerable saving over the new price.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
ALAMARA IV provides a fantastic opportunity to purchase a very lightly used and beautifully presented latest-generation Grand Soleil 34 with a great specification at a considerable saving of almost £50,000 over list price.
A very sleek modern design, the GS34 is ideal for either shorthanded fast cruising and/or competitive racing. ALAMARA IV in particular benefits from having the optional extra composite helm wheels and main sheet track just forward of the helm positions making her easy to handle whilst providing exhilarating performance potential. She has a fixed carbon bowsprit with her North Sails wardrobe controlled via her upgraded Harken Performa winches, German mainsheet system recessed under the deck for improved safety and cleaner lines, Code-0 tweakers and Profurl genoa furler. However, once she is safely at anchor or mooring in the marina she has a high-quality interior to relax and entertain in with stylish oak veneer joinery, white coloured hull linings and deckhead giving a bright feel and grey upholstery for some added style. The open fore cabin area can either be an owner’s sleeping area or a sail locker whilst racing, whilst a further separate aft cabin plus the saloon provides separate guest sleeping accommodation.
Her specification highlights include:
• Optional composite steering wheels connected to twin rudder blades.
• IRC-optimised fin keel.
• Upgraded Harken Performa winches.
• Carbon bowsprit.
• German mainsheet system.
• North Sails sail wardrobe including light airs sails.
• Asymmetric spinnaker.
• A Zero Asymmetric Code sail with tweakers.
• Roller furling genoa.
• Gennaker deck gear.
• Dyform stainless steel wire standing rigging.
• B&G electronics including a multifunction display and both cockpit and mast displays.
• Black coloured vinyl wrapped hull.
• Volvo D1-20F inboard diesel engine with a saildrive gearbox and 2-blade folding propellor.
• 2-cabin, 1-heads interior layout.
• VHF radio with further handset in the cockpit.
• AIS receiver.
• Gas stove.
“The mythical Grand Soleil 34, said by many to be a legend, was designed by Finot in the 70’s and remained in production for a decade. About 300 hulls were produced at the time. Today, past and future meet again in Cantiere del Pardo shipyard, where a new GS 34 is born. Taking the same concept of a small-big boat, the new GS 34 has an innovative form, as well as more space and comfort. In addition, she combines the finest quality of naval architecture and the best Italian design.
The project, inspired by the open ocean boats, targets those owners who love fun, sportive cruising and offshore racing. Skyron’s careful study, together with Cantiere del Pardo’s history, with 45 years of excellence in boat construction, have led the yard to design a Small Grand Soleil 34 once again.
Her design and naval architecture process have been realized with great attention. The aim is to create an offshore racing boat that is both easy to sail at maximum performance and a very comfortable fast cruiser. The new GS 34 Performance, with an improved sail plan and appendages, has been designed both for IRC handicap rating in offshore races and for ORC. This way, the boat can be competitive in both offshore and inshore International regulations with a better rating. The new GS 34 is suitable for different uses: from windward-leeward races to offshore racing or cruising, she is a real all-around boat. Also, she achieves an optimal balance between upwind and downwind performance both in light and strong winds without compromising on comfort or easy handling.
Speed, style and elegance are in the new GS 34’s DNA, recalling the flagship GS 58 Performance family feeling.”
• Our understanding is that the boat complies with the requirements of the EC Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) with Boat Design Category: “A” (Ocean)
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Hull & Deck:
• Sandwich construction using PVC foam of different densities comprising E-glass biaxial and unidirectional reinforcements impregnated with vinylester resin.
• Laminated using a female mould.
• The bottom of the hull is also formed with a female mould and made of GRP with biaxial and unidirectional fibres reinforced with UD carbon fibre for reduced weight without affecting the boat’s rating.
• The structural framework is laminated to the hull and creates a monolithic structure that supports the loads of the mast, keel and the shrouds. It also supports the sole of the saloon, galley and navigation area.
• Gelcoat with black coloured vinyl wrapping.
• Hull designed and constructed with a medium light displacement for balance between racing performance and fast cruising.
• Hard-chine aft and wide transom for improved performance downwind or when healing.
• White coloured pin strip and matching boot topping strip.
• The open transom is white grp gelcoat without the black vinyl wrapping.
• The deck has moulded non-slip (no teak for reduced maintenance).
• Antifouling last done – April 2021
• IRC fin shaped fin keel constructed of steel and lead.
• The concentration of the keel weight is in the lower section of the keel for a lower centre of gravity providing improve stability and performance.
• Keel weighs approximately 2,200 kgs / 4,850 Ibs.
• Twin rudder blades designed for the IRC rating system.
• Both blades have an angled axis for improved performance and handing when healed.
Engine & gearbox:
• Volvo D1-20F 3-cylinder diesel inboard engine producing approximately 18hp.
• Tuned front and rear cushion-type rubber mounts. Adjustable.
• Freshwater cooled exhaust manifold and seawater cooled exhaust elbow.
• EVC instruments
Engine Maintenance and hours:
• Engine last serviced – April 2021.
• Engine hours – approximately - TBC.
Propulsion & Steering:
• 2x Carbonautica composite steering wheels mounted on angled pedestals.
• 2-blade Gori bronze folding propeller.
• Emergency steering tiller.
• 12vDC primary domestic system.
• 1x Exide engine start battery.
• 2x Platinum service batteries.
• Battery isolator control switch.
• Battery charger and shore power connection.
• 1x 12vDC/115Amp engine mounted alternator.
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
• 12vDC pressure system with pressure pump.
• Hot and cold-water supply to galley and heads, supplied via an insulated hot water tank and electric immersion heater.
• 1x Jabsco manual bilge pump.
• 1x manual bilge pump.
• Gas bottle locker located in the lazarette on the starboard side.
• 1x approximately 71-litre fuel tank.
• Deck fill.
• Fuel gauge located in the navigation area in the cabin.
• 1x 170-litre fresh-water tank.
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
• B&G Zeus3-9 multifunction display.
• 2x B7G Triton2 displays in the cockpit.
• 3x B&G Triton 2 displays on the mast.
• B&G Autopilot.
• B&G VHF radio with DSC with AIS receiver.
• B&G VHF handset in the cockpit.
• Single bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap over.
• Techimpex 2-burner gimballed gas stove.
• Isotherm refrigerator.
• 1x manual flush marine heads.
Summary of Accommodation:
• 2-cabin, 1-heads interior layout with an “Open Boat Style” to the saloon and Owner’s fore cabin area.
• Oak veneer interior joinery with grey coloured upholstery and white coloured hull and deckhead coverings to provide a light and airy feel.
Accommodation from Forward:
Owner’s Fore cabin Area:
• Open plan fore cabin area with a V-berth, which can be used as a sail locker when racing if required.
• Oak veneer panels to the port, starboard and bow.
• Reading lights.
• Grey coloured upholstery to the berth cushion.
• Ventilation/escape deck hatch.
• Recessed LED downlights.
• Central dropleaf dining table with the chromed central mast support post.
• Seating with grey coloured upholstery to the port and starboard sides providing seating for 6-8 people.
• Recessed LED downlights.
• Escape/ventilation cabin superstructure hatch.
• Fixed long portholes to the cabin superstructure to the port and starboard sides.
• Positioned to starboard.
• Chart table with an oak veneer surround/raised fiddle and opening top for storage.
• Bench seat with grey coloured upholstery.
• Oak veneer panels to one side for electronics to be mounted.
• Boat electrical control panel.
• Positioned to port.
• Raised oak veneer fiddle.
• Techimpex gimballed 2-burner gas stove.
• Stainless steel single bowl sink with hot and cold mixer tap over.
• Isotherm refrigerator.
Guest Aft Cabin:
• Positioned to port.
• Berth with grey coloured upholstered cushions.
• Low level oak veneer panels to the sides and end of the berth.
• Recessed LED down light.
• Porthole opens to the cockpit.
• Reading light.
• Storage alcove.
• Hanging locker.
• Manual flush marine toilet.
• Moulded vanity unit with an inset wash basin with a hot and cold mixer tap/retractable shower head.
• Rectangular mirror over the wash basin (storage behind?)
• Cupboard under the wash basin.
• Further storage cupboards.
• Canvass cover gives access to a large storage area to the starboard side under the cockpit.
• Recessed downlighter.
• Shower grate to the sole with a sump pump.
• Deck stepped mast with supporting post, the mast being of a high performance tapered profile from anodised aluminium with two sets of sweptback spreaders and a 9/10ths fractional rig.
• Anodised aluminium boom.
• Adjustable boom vang.
• Dyform stainless steel wire rigging for improved strength over standard stainless steel wire.
• Single adjustable backstay.
• The shrouds are attached to the chainplates that are located at the point of the maximum beam of the boat to allow a jib sail of 28 – 32 square metres with a minimum overlap to be flown.
• Gennaker deck gear.
• Harken genoa sheet tracks mounted on the side decks.
• Harken mainsail sheet track positioned immediately in front of the helm positions, helping with single handed or shorthanded sailing.
• German mainsheet system being recessed under the deck.
• Code 0 tweaker.
• Carbon fibre fixed bowsprit with a tack point for Code sails (bowsprit is approximately 70cm long).
• 2x Performa upgraded manual 2-speed self-tailing halyard winches.
• 2x Performa upgraded manual 2-speed self-tailing headsail winches.
• 2x Performa upgraded manual 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet winches.
• North Sails Mainsail 3Di Endurance 760.
• North Sails jib light/medium 3Di RAW 760.
• North Sails jib medium/heavy 3Di Endurance 760.
• North Sails A2 asymmetric SuperLite/Kote SK 75 CTDR 1.
• North Sails A Zero Asymmetric NPL Code Xi Xi06.
• North A4 Asymmetric - 2020
• Double stainless steel wire guardrails with stainless steel stanchions.
• Twin stainless steel walkthrough pulpits.
• Twin stainless steel pushpits.
• Spinlock control line jammers.
• Sheet and halyard tails bags to the cockpit.
• Non-slip to the cockpit sole and deck areas.
• Open transom.
• Code sail sheet turning blocks fitted to the toe rail.
Anchoring & Mooring:
• 1x Guardian anchor with anchor chain.
• Various fenders and mooring warps.
• Black coloured mainsail covers with “Grand Soleil 34” in white text.
• 2x Black coloured steering wheel covers.
• Sprayhood by Dolphin Sails – 2020.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.
• Horseshoe life buoy with light drogue and pocket.
• Fire extinguisher and fire blanket.
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