€50,000 tax paid

Ready-to-sail 2-cabin, 2-heads GS42

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelGrand Soleil 42
DesignerGerman Frers
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingNr. Ancona, Italy


EngineVolvo 2003T - 43hp
Fuel Capacity140l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity340l


Ready-to-sail German Frers designed Grand Soleil 42 aft cockpit performance cruiser with a luxurious two cabin, two heads layout and plenty of updates in recent seasons. First launched in 1992.


Timeless German Frers lines with an extremely high quality of build by Cantiere del Pardo. Grand Soleils of this era are known to be phenomenally well construction.

Extremely well maintained and carefully sailed, REFOLA offers a very inexpensive entry into cruising. REFOLA’s highlights include:-
• Two cabins layout
• Engine overhauled in 2013
• A big inventory of sails
• New standing rigging – 2013
• New upholstery – 2013
• 3 blades folding propeller
• Interior led lights



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the boat is exempt from the EU’s Recreational Craft Directive as she was first placed into use within the EEA prior June 1998.

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Solid laminate GRP hull with transverse and longitudinal ribs for strength and stiffness.
• White hull paint
• Balsa-cored deck and superstructure
• Teak laid side decks, coachroof and cockpit

Keel & Rudder:
• Lead keel externally bolted.
• Spade rudder


Engine & gearbox:
• Volvo Penta 2003T, 43 HP 3 cylinder diesel engine – overhauled 2013
• Mechanical gearbox
• Fresh¬water cooled engine
• Single lever engine control
• Dual Racor fuel filters

Maintenance & Performance:
• Engine hours – approx. 300hrs as of May 2019
• Performance under engine – approx. 6.5 knots

Propulsion & Steering:
• J-Prop 3-bladed folding propeller
• Wheel steering with large leather covered stainless steel steering wheel.
• Emergency tiller.


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power

Battery Banks:
• 12vDC engine start battery
• 12vDC service batteries

• Battery charger

• Engine mounted alternator

Other Electrical:
• 100W solar panel - 2016
• 12 V electric sockets at chart table
• AC sockets


Fresh Water:
• The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well insulated hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element.

Bilge Pumps:
• 12v electric and manual bilge pumps


• Approximately 140 litres

Fresh Water:
• Fresh water capacity is approximately 340 litres


On Deck:
• Raymarine 6000+ Autopilot
• Raymarine Authohelm St50 tridata
• Raymarine Authohelm St50 wind display
• 2x diplay Raymarine
• 2x display at the mast
• GPS Furuno GP31
• Pedestal steering compass
At Chart Table:
• GPS Charplotter Geonav 11c net

Communications Equipment:
• VHF Sailor RT2048


• Gas cooker with oven, well gimballed with fiddle rails.
• 12vDC refrigerator

• 2 manual marine heads
• Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower in heads

• Mainly halogen lighting is used and is located in all the important positions.
• LED lights


Summary of Accommodation:
• Forward cabin with V-berth, storage underneath, countertop.
• Forward port side heads with washbasin, marine toilet.
• Next aft is the salon with centerline drop leaf dining table, U- shaped settee to port, U-shaped settee to starboard, cabinets and shelves outboard above backrests
• Next aft to port is the L-shaped walk through galley
• Opposite the galley is the nav. Station. Chart table including lockers and drawers, Instrumentation and electric panel. Door to aft heads. Owner / aft heads with washbasin, marine toilet, shower, teak floor grating. Shower with sump tank and electric pump
• Owners cabin - Access from galley or via the aft head with centreline large double berth with seats and lockers either side.

Accommodation Finish:
• All interior woodwork in varnished honey teak
• Floor is varnished teak wood with inlaid holly strips.
• Laminate counters in galley and heads
• White upholstery throughout – all the upholstery is from 2013


• Masthead sloop rig
• Keel-stepped mast with 2 sets of spreaders
• Stianless steel standing rigging – 2013
• Adjustable backstay
• Adjustable vang
• Spinnaker poole

• Winch package by Lewmar – 2-speed self-tailing.
• 2x primary winches
• 2x mainsheet winches
• 2x secondary
• 2x halyard winches

• 1x main full batten Dacron – medium
• 1x main Dacron – medium
• 1x genoa 3 North Sails heavy Dacron
• 1x genoa 4 North Sails heavy Dacron
• 1x genoa North Sails heavy Genoa Mylar-Kevlar
• 2x genoa North Sails light Mylar-Kevlar Genoa
• 1x genoa North Sails medium Mylas-Kevlar
• 1x staysail Elvstrom Dacron
• 1x Spinnaker 85mq Nylos 0,75
• 1x Spinnaker 110mq Nylos 0,50

• Pulpit and pushpit have opening side gates for easy access on board
• Double stainless lifelines.
• Teak Cockpit table
• Pasarelle

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Electric anchor windlass with remote control in the cockpit MZEV030
• Anchor with chain
• Fenders & warps

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Sprayhood with stainless steel frame
• Bimini
• Cockpit awning
• Wheel cover

Viewing arrangements

Lying Nr. Ancona - Italy

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: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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