THE NEW GS 52
NEW LIFE TO THE MYTH
Inspired by the lines of the Grand Soleil 52 originally designed by German Frers in 1987, this new addition marks the return of a legendary model. At the time, approximately sixty units were produced of a yacht described as “a masterpiece destined to last”. Prophetic words indeed: the new Grand Soleil 52 Performance, starting from the Cantiere del Pardo concept, was designed by the proven duo Matteo Polli and Nauta Design and takes up the elegance of its progenitor (starting with the Navy blue lines of the beautiful line) and the same harmony of shapes which, then as now, translates into stability and performance.
Intended for competent, passionate and very demanding owners who do not want to compromise on comfort and performance, the Grand Soleil 52 Performance is part of the successful Grand Soleil Performance line and is available in two versions, “Performance” and “Race”, to satisfy the needs of the more sporty customers and the needs of people who prefer fast cruising to regatta courses.
THE PERFORMANCE VERSION
The deck plan and sail plan, as well as the hull, are designed differently in the two versions: the “Performance” version features an “easy sailing” deck plan with 4 winches at the stern, mainsheet with fixed point, a standard self-tacking jib and standard carbon bowsprit; the cockpit is not involved in any manoeuvres so that it can be safely used by guests.
THE RACE VERSION
The “Race” version, however, features 6 winches, longitudinal rails for the jib, recessed mainsail traveller, larger sail plan and a carbon bowsprit that is 90 cm longer than the standard version. Both versions have a German-style mainsheet. The mast is positioned aft of the main bulkhead, to optimise the centre of effort.
Built entirely in sandwich plate with composite wood compartmentalisation bulkheads, the Grand Soleil 52 Performance has been studied down to the smallest detail to make the most of its space and offer living areas large for a yacht this size, without affecting the weight. The large dinette features the chart area in the bow, big storage compartments and an ergonomic and fully equipped C-shaped kitchen (with 3 fridge-freezers offering 172 litres of storage space), to ensure a pleasant stay on board even for long periods.
There are three cabins: the owner’s cabin is in the bow, with its own bathroom, while the VIP cabin in the stern (with double bed or two singles) can have direct access to the bathroom (with shower cubicle), as does the guest cabin on the left, which features a double bed.
Owners can choose among different essences, such as oak, grey oak or teak; in all cases, chromatic elegance is ensured by the contrasting floorboards.
DISPLACEMENT (FULL LOAD)
400 l approx.
600 l approx.
18,20 m | 59,72 ft
16500 km (LIGHTSHIP)
21000 kg (FULL LOAD)
400 l approx.
600 l approx.
About the GS 72
Naval architecture: Matteo Polli
Structures: Marco Lostuzzi
Deck and interior design: Nauta Design
Shipyard: Cantiere del Pardo
CE Category: “A” OCEAN
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