New Grand Soleil 34 to be visited in Lelystad. Tiller steering, twin rudders, Volvo penta 30HP engine and flexiteak in cockpit and on seats
- Yard Grand Soleil Forli Italia
- Design team Skyron
- Ballast 2200 kg
Keel and rudder
The typical IRC fin shaped keel with a total draft of 2.18 mt is made of lead with steel and casting iron and weights between 40% to 45% of the displacement, depending on the owner’s need. The weight remains in the lower zone by moving the center of gravity of the keel as low as possible.
The twin rudders are a suitable choice for this type of vessel and for the IRC rating system, while the tilted axes allow always an effective helming and easy sailing.
The hull geometry and appendages are the result of numerous Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and statistical analysis using Velocity Prediction Programs (VPP) compared with various rating systems. These analysis has lead into a new generation of hull with a medium light displacement for an optimal ratio between the different rating systems and between performance and sportive cruising.
The particular geometry of the GS34 hull allows to have very powerful waterlines, hard-chine and a wide transom, which benefit sailing downwind and when heeling. The wide stern ensures a great stability of form while providing a bigger space in the cockpit and inside.
The hull and deck are built in GRP sandwich using PVC foam of different densities; it consists of E-glass biaxial and unidirectional reinforcements impregnated with vinylester resin inside a female industrial mold. Hull and deck are finished in gelcoat. The deck is with antiskid. The
main bulkheads are made in composite materials and all the bulkheads are laminated to the hull.
- Engine Volvo Penta 30 HP with saildrive
- 2 blade propeller
- fuel tank 70 lt
- navigation led lights
- AGM extra battery 90 Ah