Very successfull and well maintained Grand Soleil 43 for sale
Price at request.
The Grand Soleil 43 is a modern design from the drawing board of Botin & Carkeek. It is an icon, showing Italian style combining excellent performance with unmistakable elegance. The GS ’43 OT (Open Transom) provides the perfect combination of performance and exceptional cruising comfort.
This design is destined to be a key player in important regattas, which has been proven by the former and current owner.
After two seasons of racing named ‘Antilope’, this GS’43 continued winning races under the name of ‘IL CORVO’. Fully crewed she participated in many regattas, mainly in Belgium and the Netherlands. Double handed and short crewed she competed in many RORC events such as Fastnet Race, Middle Sea Race and North Sea Race. Always at a competitive level.
Next to racing this yacht is fully fitted out for enjoyable holidays and comfortable cruising. With her slightly smaller North 3Dl Cruising sails and using a Harken Jib furler and Antal batten cars, she makes for an easy to sail fully fitted out cruiser.
Below the waterline the purpose designed IRC fin keel and carbon rudder, combined with sprayed on antifouling make for a super smooth and fast bottom. Antifouling was renewed yearly and only two years ago she was stripped down to the gel coat.
She was only sailed in European summers. Each winter boat and mast were comfortably stored in a shed. The interior was climatized throughout the year by heater and dehumidifier. Sails were always stored in a humidity controlled store, rolled without battens.
The boat has proven it’s potential both In- and Offshore. She is fully equipped and ready for a competitive 2020 campaign or for smooth cruising.
ORC GPH 2019 564.0
IRC TCC 2019 1.100
Owners comments: Boat inside a shed, is in topcondition and ready to be inspected.