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€298,000 tax paid

High-spec, well-maintained Grand Soleil 56

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelGrand Soleil 56
DesignerPhilippe Briand
Boat NameBlue Coral
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingLefkada, Greece


LOA16.8m (55'0")
LWL14.86m (48'0")
Beam4.83m (15'0")
Draft2.75m (9'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineYanmar 4JH4-HTE 110hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Jascha Bach
Broker - Grabau International Benelux

+31 641 486879

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    Very well-maintained example of the Philippe Briand-designed Grand Soleil 56 aft cockpit performance cruising yacht. Presented in great condition inside and out.


    Launched in 2007 as ALBERTONE and very lightly used throughout her three private ownerships, BLUE CORAL was sold to her current owner in 2022 by Grabau International. She has been used privately for cruising in Italy, Spain and more recently, Greece.

    Her specification highlights are numerous and include:-
    • 3-cabin, 3-head layout plus crew cabin in forepeak
    • Teak laid side decks
    • Standard 2.75m draft keel
    • Larger 110hp Yanmar engine with MaxProp 3-bladed feathering propeller
    • MaxPower retractable bowthruster
    • 24vDC electrics
    • Paguro 8kw generator
    • Batteries replaced 2023
    • Spectra Newport 120lph watermaker
    • Raymarine instruments with chart plotter, radar, AIS and autopilot
    • Raymarine satellite TV antenna with decoder
    • Twin fridges
    • Microwave oven
    • Electric heads in master cabin ensuite
    • 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning
    • Sparcraft rig with keel-stepped mast
    • Standing rigging checked and serviced 2019 (report available)
    • Harken deckgear including low-friction mainsail track
    • German mainsheet system with full-width Harken track
    • Navtec hydraulic backstay and vang adjustment
    • Harken winch package with electric spinnaker and halyard winches
    • Fully-battened mainsail
    • Gennakers with snuffer
    • Sprayhood and bimini
    • Tender and outboard – replaced 2023

    BLUE CORAL is now based in Lefkada, Greece and is maintained under professional guardinage care. She is reluctantly offered for sale due to lack of time on the part of her current owners.



    RCD Status:
    • Our understanding is that the yacht is built to CE Boat Category A-Ocean.

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • GRP hull, deck and superstructure construction
    • Stratified unidirectional fibreglass offering a tensile strength of up to 25 kg/mm².
    • NPG isophthalic gelcoats, NEOGEL and vinylester resin are applied to the first layers of the hull.
    • Bulkheads laminated with 60mm flanges for increased adhesion to GRP
    • Hot galvanised steel grid structure for transferance of rigging and keel loads
    • Stainless steel chainplates with 27mm rods secured to grid structure
    • White gelcoat hull and deck finish
    • Blue waterline stripe and cavita line
    • Deck construction in GRP with termanto foam core for increased insulation, shear strength and durability
    • Side decks, coachroof, cockpit seating and cockpit sole in laid teak with black caulking

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Hydrodynamically designed fin keel with lead bulb
    • The keel is bolted onto the metal internal structure so as to distribute the keel load over the broad, and sturdy fibreglass and galvanised steel surface of the entire hull.
    • The balanced spade rudder is moulded in fibreglass with internal 300mm stainless steel plates attached to 60mm diameter stainless steel stock.


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4JH4-HTE , 4-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine producing 110HP @ 3200 rpm
    • Hydraulically actuated multi-disc clutch – 2013
    • Water-cooled exhaust system in reinforced rubber hose through silencer and appropriate fitting.
    • Engine housing lifts on gas struts.
    • Lewmar stainless steel single lever throttle/gear control in cockpit

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine hours: Approx tbc as of January 2024
    • Date of last engine service: Winter 2023/24

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Solimar twin steering pedestals
    • Max Prop 3-bladed feathering propeller – serviced 2013
    • MAX Power 24vDC retractable bowthruster with control at helm pedestal
    • Solimar emergency steering gear


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC primary domestic system with 230v AC via shorepower or generator

    Battery Banks:
    • 1x 12vDC engine start batteries – 2023
    • 6x 12vDC domestic batteries joined in parallel – 2023
    • 1x 12vDC generator start battery – 2023
    • Emergency parallel switch for engine and service battery banks

    • Victron automatic battery charger

    • Paguro 8500, 8KW diesel generator – replaced in 2019
    • Generator hours: Approx tbc as of January 2024
    • Date of last engine service: Winter 2023/24

    • 80A 12vDC alternator on engine
    • 80A 24vDC secondary high-output alternator on engine

    Other Electrical:
    • Marinco 30Amp shorepower supply with ring main and 230v AC sockets in interior
    • 12v sockets at chart table and in cockpit
    • Circuit breakers with automatic fuses and indicator lamps for all individual circuits.


    Fresh Water:
    • 24vDC pressure system
    • Hot water supplied via engine cooling with calorifier or via 230vAC immersion heater element from shore power in well-insulated hot water tank
    • Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower in cockpit

    • Spectra Newport watermaker making approx. 120 litres per hour

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 3x manual bilge pumps in cockpit, below decks and forward sail locker
    • 2x 24vDC high capacity electric bilge pump with manual overrides
    • 3x 24vDC shower drain pumps

    Gas System:
    • Gas locker in separate drained compartment in cockpit
    • Gas system certified


    • 420 litres diesel capacity
    • Analogue Fuel tank level gauge at chart table

    Fresh Water:
    • 600 litres fresh water capacity
    • Analogue water tank gauge at chart table

    Holding Tanks:
    • Black water holding tank servicing all heads
    • Tanks discharge directly overboard or via deck evacuation point.


    On Deck:
    • Raymarine E80 digital colour GPS chart plotter radar display
    • Raymarine GPS transducers
    • Raymarine digital closed-array radar scanner on mast
    • Raymarine ST6000 Smart Pilot autopilot control with T2 linear driven
    • 2x Raymarine ST60+ wind display with transducer
    • Raymarine depth display with transducer
    • 2x Raymarine i50 speed displays with transducer
    • Plastimo steering compass as companionway
    • Raymarine ST70 multi display

    At Chart Table:
    • AIS Type-B transceiver
    • Clock & barometer on main bulkhead

    Communications Equipment:
    • Raymarine Ray55E VHF with DSC


    • Twin stainless steel sinks with single lever mixing tap.
    • 3-burner gimballed gas cooker with oven
    • Top-opening fridge with 24vDC compressor
    • Front opening fridge with 24vDC compressor
    • 220vAC microwave oven

    • Manual Jabsco heads in aft heads compartments and crew cabin
    • Electric heads in forward master cabin
    • Heads showers with electric pump out
    • Stainless steel sinks

    Air conditioning:
    • Reverse cycle air conditioning in all cabins and saloon
    • Interior lighting
    • Red night lighting at galley and chart table

    • Radio/CD player with speakers
    • LCD TV with decoder and Raymarine satellite TV antenna


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Aft cockpit layout with up to six full length berths in three double cabins plus two further saloon settee berth and crew cabin forward. Forward and aft day heads with showers.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Marine grade waterproof core, faced with selected teak is used in all bulkheads and major joinery.
    • Specially selected solid teak in frames and doors.
    • All main bulkheads bonded to hull and deck, using glass fibre and polyester.
    • Ceiling, topsides and minor visible hull sides with foam backed vinyl.
    • Hull sides, bottom, bilge, etc top-coated throughout the interior.
    • Cabin sole board finished in simulated teak and holly spline
    • Locker doors have upgraded stainless steel hinges
    • Acrylic stone counters in galley
    • Cushions in high quality foam with first class upholstery.
    • Blue fabric upholstery in saloon – seat covers replaced 2017
    • Bedding and recovering of mattresses – winter 2018/19
    • White upholstery in accommodation cabins
    • Oceanair solar reflective blinds on all 6 deck hatches.
    • White cloth curtains

    Description of Accommodation from Forward:

    Master Cabin:
    • Island double berth
    • Twin settees, various storage compartments and hanging locker

    Forward Heads:
    • Master cabin en suite heads with shower, wash hand basin and sea toilet.
    • Shower panel replacement with stainless steel

    Main Saloon:
    • Spacious saloon with large dinette and second settee, dinette has the added capability to convert to double berth for extra accommodation.
    • Foldable LCD TV
    • Various storage lockers, and light beige cabin upholstery throughout.
    • Oceanair solar reflective blinds on all 6 deck hatches.
    • Stainless steel grab handles
    • Front opening fridge

    Chart Table:
    • Forward facing chart table, located to starboard with chart storage and navigation electronics centre.

    • U shaped galley located to port comprising of gas hob with oven and grill, 2 fridges (original chest and additional upright), stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap.
    • Numerous storage lockers and synthetic stone effect work tops.
    • Stainless steel grab handles.

    Aft Heads:
    • Heads compartment with shower, wash hand basin, sea toilet, storage/vanity unit.

    Aft Cabins:
    • Equal aft cabins with double berths and lee-cloths
    • Hanging lockers with seat.
    • Cabinet above bed along hull side.
    • Door to main saloon from starboard and port guest cabins.


    • Sparcraft aluminium anodised spars
    • Keel-stepped mast with 3-sets of swept-back spreaders
    • Stainless steel wire standing rigging – serviced 2019
    • Split backstay with Navtec hydraulic adjuster
    • Harken mainsail track with low-friction battencars
    • Genoa furler
    • Rod Vang
    • Harken genoa tracks
    • Lazyjacks
    • German mainsheet system with Harken full-width mainsheet track in cockpit forward of helms
    • Equipment for symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers
    • Navtec hydraulic adjusters for backstay, vang, main

    • 2x Harken 60.2 STE 2-speed manual self-tailing primary winches
    • 2x Harken 53.2 ST 2-speed electric self-tailing spinnaker winches
    • 2x Harken 70.2 STE 2-speed electric self-tailing halyard winches at companionway

    • Zadro sails Dyneema membrane full batten mainsail – 2015
    • Millenium Sails genoa - 2020
    • 2x gennakers with snuffer – 2007

    • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
    • Teak step on pulpit
    • Stainless steel guardwire stanchions
    • Electric fold-out bathing platform
    • Stern boarding ladder
    • Scanstrut stainless steel radar antenna pole at stern
    • Hot & cold shower in cockpit
    • Removable cockpit table
    • Stainless steel anti-wear plates on foredeck and at aft end of superstructure

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Quick 12vDC reversing electric anchor windlass with remote control
    • Anchor with chain
    • Anchor harm electric operating
    • Warps and fenders

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • White canvas mainsail cover
    • Sprayhood with stainless steel frame and grabrail
    • Bimini with stainless steel frame
    • White canvas wheel
    • Cockpit cushions

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Quicksilver Ultralight 290 aluminium bottom inflatable tender – 2023
    • Yamaha 6hp outboard engine – serviced winter 2023/24


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, 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 owners specific needs.

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying – Lefkada, Greece

    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

    Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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