Archambault Grand Surprise 9/10


  • Reference ID 536
  • Builder Archambault
  • Model Grand Surprise
  • Designer Joubert Nivelt
  • Year 2005
  • L.O.A. (mtr) 9.54
  • Beam (mtr) 2.98
  • Draft (mtr) 2.05
  • Displacement (Kg) 2650
  • Material GRP - polyester
  • Engine Nanni 2.50

Yacht description

Owners comments:

A well cared for example of the Archambault Grand Surprise, this boat comes stocked with an extensive sail wardrobe, large array of electronics, recent replacement of standing rigging (Dyform 2011), running rigging (Dyneema racing) and deck hardware (2017). The hull has been fully stripped and refaired in 2019 with new epoxy and Hempel silicone antifouling(60 month effective!).

This Grand Surprise offers powerful and efficient upwind performance due to its deep lead bulb keel ensuring quick acceleration and a responsive sail plan. Off the wind the Grand Surprise will quickly reach double digits, flying an asymmetric from its retractable bowsprit or a symmetric.

The ease of sail management, responsive sail plan, balanced hull and exciting performance make the Grand Surprise an exciting round the cans performer than can be used fully crewed around the race course, easily managed short handed or simply taken for a leisurely day sailing with family and friends.

Set up and ready to sail away this boat is available for viewing immediately.


Currnt owner is second owner since jan. 2016. The deckhardware was refitted in 2018 when the boat was inside a shed for the winter. In 2019 she got a new underwatershop (Epoxy and Hempel silicones). Owner has too little time to sail which is the reason why he sells her.
Owner sailed a few races and there is an IRC certificate with the boat.




  • Dyform stays (2011)
  • Spectra backstay (2011)
  • Harken tufluf Genoa inhaulers
  • Dyneema racing halyards (2017)
  • Dyneema sheets
  • alu spinnaker pole
  • alu bowsprit


  • Dacron main : good Dacron genoa 104% : used
  • Dacron genoa 70% : hardly used
  • Dacron stormjib : used once
  • Laminate genoa 104% : fair
  • UK tapedrive main (2011) : fair
  • UK carbon tapedrive genoa 110% (2015) : fair
  • UK tapedrive genoa 104% (2011) : good
  • UK X-drive carbon black main (2018) : excellent (not used in 2020)
  • UK X-drive carbon genoa 104% (2018): excellent (not used in 2020)
  • Symmetric spi 66m² : fair
  • Assymetric spi 82m² : fair
  • Mainsailcover


  • Vacuum marine head lavac with drain tank
  • Ebensprächer D2 electronic diesel heating
  • LED lighting interior
  • foldable table (also for outside use)
  • 1x 100l flexible water tank
  • 1x 40l drain tank (never used)


  • 2 hob gas cooker with separate 5l gas tank (not CE conform)
  • Waeco compressor danfoss refrigerator (fridge is new)

Deck and Cockpit

  • 4x Lewmar seftailing winches + 2 Lewmar winchhandles
  • Spinlock deckhardware (2017)
  • Spinlock tiller extension
  • Swimming ladder
  • 2x hatches to storage rooms (std only 1)
  • Countersunk thru-hull fittings


  • 2x Battery (2020)
  • Mosfet battery splitter
  • Batterycharger Quick 2x12 amp
  • NASA battery monitor
  • Shore power inlet 2x 230V wall outlet
  • LED 3 colour toplight, motor decklicht


  • NANNI 2.50 14HP INBOARD DIESEL ENGINE (2005) +/- 600 hours
  • Single prop shaft to two-bladed folding propeller
  • Annually serviced and maintained. December 2020 new filters, stop solenoid and relais
  • 1x 35l fuel tank with racor dieselfilter


  • Automatic bilge pump
  • 2 anchors
  • Flares (date not known)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • radar reflector
  • medicin kit

Electronics and Navigational Gear

  • NKE depth, speed, wind : TL25 masthead repeater
  • NKE multigraphic
  • NKE electronic compass
  • Magellan GPS
  • DSC VHF Northstar 710
  • B&G 7” plotter, touch, AIS receiver
  • Raymarine autopilot ST1000+
  • Ultrasonic 12v antifouling
  • 2x Silva compass


  • cockpit tent 


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.