2006 Grand Soleil 45 Performance – NOW SOLD


Grabau International is delighted to announce the sale of the 2006 Grand Soleil 45 Performance ‘SOLARIS I’.

Extremely competitive performance race version of the popular Judel/Vrolijk & Co. designed Grand Soleil 45. Equipped with both full race inventory and also full cruising inventory.


Launched in 2006 and raced very competitively in her first three seasons with a notable of notable wins and high finishes in such events as the Championship of Catalonia, Spanish Cup, Godo Trophy, Palmavela, Ruta de la Sale and Copa del Ray, SOLARIS I changed focus for the 2010 with the addition of a full cruising inventory including cruising sails, bimini, sprayhood and stackpack. Fitted out with the performance 2.70m keel and taller race rig (complete with alloy and carbon booms and carbon spinnaker pole), SOLARIS I is a seriously versatile option for anyone seeking a fast cruiser with racing ability.

Her specification highlights are numerous, but particular highlights include:-

• 2.80m performance keel
• Volvo 55hp engine (large engine option for the GS45)
• Retractable bowthruster
• Racing mast with rod standing rigging
• Carbon and alloy booms
• Carbon spinnaker pole
• Full Quantum Sails racing sail wardrobe with carbon/Kevlar mainsails and genoas
• Quantum Sails cruising sail wardrobe with spinnaker
• Harken deck gear including genoa furler with removable drum and electric primary winches
• Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
• Teak laid decks
• Stackpack and lazyjacks
• Raymarine instruments with twin plotters, radar and transom antenna mast and mast-mounted maxi-repeaters for racing
• 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout (plus convertible sofa in the saloon)
• Teak interior joinery
• 2021-replaced batteries


Rolf Vrolijk has created a yacht that is fast, elegant and seaworthy. Persuaded of the value of this design, Cantiere del Pardo chose the Grand Soleil 45’ to introduce a new construction process based on an innovative, high-strength frame in hot dip galvanized steel that confers rigidity to the hull and uniformly distributes the loads of the bulb keel, mast and chain plates. The result is a safe yacht with docile handling qualities, able to deal with virtually any sea conditions without qualms, and subject to very few limits.

The lines of the Grand Soleil 45’ are eye-catching and sporty, in the best del Pardo style. This is a yacht that is both concrete and refined, where the spaces above deck are free and unencumbered, with enclosed halyard routings, and a racing-style cockpit that is spacious and well-ordered, for maximum speed and agility of movement. Water lines and sail area are configured to give scope for maximum satisfaction in both cruising and racing.

The large helm wheel allows the best control and a comfortable upwind or downwind positioning, always with an excellent view of the genoa jib.

Below deck, the racing soul of the exterior lines gives way to the unmistakable traits of a pure cruising yacht, with an inviting ambience, warm wood furnishings and a space extending from bulwark to bulwark which houses, in addition to the “L” shaped galley and ample chart table, a roomy dinette with large central table that can be extended to reach the sofa along the starboard bulwark.

3 cabins and 2 bathrooms afford abundant space and excellent cruising range for life on board, with a large area devoted to the owner’s cabin with bed accessible from either side, and private bathroom with separate bath and shower compartment.

We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.

For those that missed out, Grabau International has a number of other similar yachts available for sale including:

Grand Soleil 50 – full details here

Beneteau First 50 – full details here

Sly Yachts SLY 47 – full details here

X-Yachts X-442 – full details here

Baltic Yachts 43 – full details here

Tartan 4300 – full details here

Sly Yachts 42 – full details here

Comar Comet 41s – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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