0 2001 Grand Soleil 40 For Sale | Grabau International Yacht Brokerage


€128,000 tax paid

Fresh-water sailed, stored ashore each winter.

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelGrand Soleil 40
DesignerMassimo Paperini
Boat NameStingray
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingEnkhuizen, Netherlands


LOA12.29m (40'0")
LWL11.9m (39'0")
Beam3.8m (12'0")
Draft2.15m (7'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineYanmar 3JH3E 40hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Jascha Bach
Broker - Grabau International Benelux

+31 641 486879

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    STINGRAY is a lightly used Grand Soleil 40 featuring the rare 2-cabin, plus separate shower interior layout. She has been used only in fresh water and has been wintered ashore each year under cover.


    Designed as an easy-to-sail performance cruiser, the Paperini-designed Grand Soleil 40 is equally at home family cruising as she is racing around the cans or offshore. The ergonomics of the entire cockpit are nearly perfect. The seats are wide and comfortable with well-angled coamings, and the teak cockpit sole is attractive and provides secure traction. Low coamings and long teak handrails make it easy to go forward, and the helm station is excellent. There's an especially nice spot to windward when the breeze is up; the wheel pedestal is angled to make a splendid foot brace. Even shorter skippers will have good sight lines over the low cabintop.

    STINGRAY is a 2-cabin,1-heads, plus separate shower ‘owner version’ of this very popular Italian performance yacht. Her specification highlights include:-
    • 2-cabin, owner version with separate shower and converting saloon table to create occasional double berth.
    • Larger 39hp engine option with low hours run
    • Folding three blades propeller
    • 2.15m lead keel
    • Performance rig with 2-sets of spreaders
    • Harken winches and deck gear
    • Carbon spinnaker pole
    • Raymarine instruments with chart plotters and radar
    • Eberspacher heating
    • Tender and outboard
    • Full winter cover


    “The Grand Soleil 40 is a nice example of a noted Italian builder's response to the trend toward "performance cruising." If your middle years are no longer over the distant horizon, if you love to race or just cruise fast, if you want luxurious accommodations after a hard day's work rounding the buoys or rounding a headland on an extended cruise, the Grand Soleil 40 is a boat to consider.”
    Sail Magazine – September 2004



    RCD Status:
    • The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”

    Hull Construction:
    • GRP hull construction using 12 layers of unidirectional cloth, vinylester resin and isophthalic gelcoats
    • Structural grid with six longitudinal stringers, five transverse ribs, and bulkheads.
    • Stainless steel reinforcement is built into the main bulkhead to spread chainplate loads
    • The hull-to-deck join is bonded with structural epoxy
    • Hull topsides resprayed white - 2018

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • GRP deck and superstructure
    • The hull-to-deck joint is bonded with structural epoxy
    • Deck fittings are backed by integral stainless plates moulded into the deck, drilled and tapped to accept the bolts.
    • Non-slip deck finish on the deckhouse
    • Teak deck
    • Teak capped toe rail

    Keel & Rudder:
    • The lead bulb/fin keel is bolted to the structural cross-grid, with the nuts accessible through the cabin sole.
    • GRP rudder blade


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 3JH3E 3-cylinder naturally aspirated 40hp diesel engine
    • Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
    • Single lever throttle/gear control
    • Saildrive gearbox

    Service & Maintenance:
    • Engine hours approx.. 1,400 as of Spring 2023

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • 3 blades folding propeller
    • Wheel steering with large diameter hide-covered helm wheel in cockpit


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shorepower

    Battery Banks:
    • 3x 12V 105Ah service bank – new 2022
    • 1x 12V 74Ah engine start battery – new 2022

    Charging / Inverter:
    • 220vAC/12vDC battery charger

    • 12vDC engine mounted alternator

    Other Electrical
    • 220v AC shore power system with ring main


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised fresh water supply via 12vDC pressure pump - 2021
    • Hot water supplied via engine-driven calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element in well-insulated 20 litre hot water tank
    • Cockpit shower

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 12vDC electric automatic bilge pump for main bilge
    • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
    • 1x 12vDC electric pumps for shower discharge


    • 180 litres fuel capacity in 1x stainless steel tank
    • Tank gauge at chart table

    Fresh Water:
    • 400 litres fresh water capacity in 2x plastic water tanks
    • Tank gauge at chart table


    In Cockpit:
    • Raymarine E90 GPS chart plotter & radar display
    • Raymarine ST60 wind, speed and depth transducers with 4x displays at companionway and 3x displays at helm
    • Raymarine closed-array radar scanner, side-mounted to mast
    • Raymarine ST6001 autopilot control head with electro-hydraulic ram and course computer
    • Steering compass

    At Chart Table:
    • Raymarine E90 GPS chart plotter & radar display
    • Raymarine ST60 Tridata display at chart table

    Communications Equipment:
    • Shipmate RS8400 VHF


    • Gimballed stainless gas cooker with 2-burners and oven
    • 12vDC top-opening refrigerator
    • Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot & cold water supply
    • Manual water supply to galley sink via footpump

    • Jabsco marine heads
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies to heads and separate shower

    • Eberspacher diesel fired cabin heating system
    • Sony CD-radio with speakers in saloon and in cockpit


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Two double cabins plus one heads complete with separate shower compartment, plus further double sea-berth in saloon via converting saloon table.
    • Headroom approx 6’3” in saloon.
    • Large forward double cabin with one hanging lockers to port and starboard side.
    • Owner’s cabin heads starboard side.
    • Saloon with u-shaped settee and central bench seat
    • Linear galley opposite saloon to port with large heads/shower aft.
    • Forward facing chart table with dedicated chart seat aft to starboard.
    • Aft double cabins to starboard with hanging lockers.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • All interior woodwork in varnished light mahogany wood.
    • Floor is varnished teak wood with inlaid holly strips.
    • Natural stone counters in galley
    • White Alcantara upholstery in saloon


    • Sparcraft Performance Range aluminium alloy spars
    • Keel-stepped racing mast with 2-sets of swept-back spreaders
    • Mechanical adjustable backstay
    • Frederikson low-friction battencar system for mainsail
    • All control lines led aft to the cockpit
    • German mainsheet system with fine adjust and adjustable mainsheet track in cockpit
    • Lazyjacks with stackpack
    • Facnor genoa furler
    • Harken deck gear
    • Rigid bamar vang
    • Spinlock jammers
    • Carbon fibre spinnaker pole (deck stowed) with mast-mounted spinnaker pole track
    • Dyneema halyards

    • 2x Harken 48.2 St 2-speed self-tailing primary winches in cockpit
    • 2x Harken 44.2 St 2-speed self-tailing control line winches at companionway

    • North Sails Soft Norlam laminate fully-battened tri-radial battened mainsail – 2022
    • North Sails Soft Norlam laminate 140% furling genoa – 2022
    • Quantum Sails symmetric spinnaker - 2005

    • Pulpit and pushpit have opening for easy access on board
    • Double stainless lifelines.
    • Swimming ladder
    • Cockpit table
    • Outboard engine bracket

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Lofrans 12vDC electric anchor windlass
    • Spade anchor with 40m chain

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Sprayhood
    • Cockpit cushions
    • Helm wheel cover
    • Stackpack for mainsail
    • Full winter cover for deck and cockpit

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Avon tender
    • 2hp Mariner outboard engine


    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.

    • 6-person liferaft
    • Horseshoe buoy with light
    • Blipper-style radar reflector
    • Fire extinguishers

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying: Enkhuizen, Netherlands

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.
    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker: Jascha Bach
    Tel: +31 641 486879
    Email: jascha@grabauinternational.com

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