Grand Soleil 47'
Cantiere del Pardo has always relied on top designers to develop projects with great personality, characterized by their power and sophistication. Faithful to this principle, waterlines on the new Grand Soleil 47’ come from the most advanced research in the field of fluid dynamics and from the hand of the America’s Cup Designer Marcelino Botin.
The hull shape is streamlined and features contemporary styling details that characterize the entire range. The completely flush decks, wide gunwales, recessed sheets and hidden lines pull together aesthetic elements with practical ergonomic functions.
The hull and deck are built in sandwich construction. The hull is laminated through the process of vacuum-bag infusion, the internal grid pan is made of a composite of carbon and glass fibre thus allowing, together with the integrated bulwark, the GS 47 ́ to be stiff and rigid, yet lighter than low tech alternatives. The efficient T-shape keel, which lowers the center of gravity, ensures maximum safety and comfort when cruising and the best performance while racing.
The deck layout is designed for the pure pleasure of sailing, thanks to a completely uncluttered design, large sunbathing areas and an opening bathing platform to enable easy access to the sea. With flush deck hatches, outboard chain plates and under deck lines, all trip hazards have been completely eliminated allowing quick and easy movement around the boat. The German mainsheet system and the non-overlapping jib ensures easy control even with reduced crew.
A very bright and fresh style dominates below decks, thanks to numerous natural light points and solid wood elements in alternation with white linear surfaces. The standard interior layout offers a practical and functional solution with an ‘L’ shaped galley, three cabins and two heads. Great attention has also been placed on the number of storage compartments and the large chart table that is capable of taking full size paper charts.