Cantiere del Pardo returns to the roots of the shipyard with a new edition of the legendary Grand Soleil GS 34 Performance and launches a sporty racer for the ORCi and IRC handicap systems. The GS 34 is a legend among sailors, over 80 units were built of the yacht originally designed in the 70s by Finot and on sale well into the 80s. The GS 34 Performance presented now features modern lines and an improved performance potential, yet without sacrificing comfort and quality of the materials used.
Built for the race course The new concept of the Grand Soleil GS 34 Performance was created by Skyron, a joint project of several young Italian designers and marine architects, specifically with the IRC and ORCi handicaps in mind. Obviously, the Grand Soleil GS 34 Performance is aimed specifically at sailors with a keen interest in regatta sailing. The yacht is on offer with both a single- or double-steering system and can be ordered optionally either with a T-keel or a fin keel.
More than a racing yacht However, the new Grand Soleil 34 Performance is, however, not designed as a thoroughbred racer. Even only a quick glance below decks will proove this. Here, the Grand Soleil GS 34 Performance presents itself with a two double cabin layout, with the cabins distributed at the bow and stern. This allows for enough space midships for a small saloon including a complete pantry and even a small wet room. Thus, the Grand Soleil GS 34 can also be used for fast cruising and longer weekend and holiday trips.
The GS 34 Performance is built using the vacuum infusion process with a PVC-foam core in a GRP-sandwich-construction. The bulkheads as well as the furniture inside are also produced from lightweight composite materials to save weight and enhance the racing characteristics of the sailing yacht. Yet, the many wood applications to the furniture enhance the interior design visually. In addition, the two cabins are designed in such a way that they can be easily deployed as storage space for the sails during a reagtta.
Technical specufications: Length over all: 10.00 m Beam: 3.60 m Draft: 2.18 m Displacement: 4,900 kg Ballast: 2,200 kg