Grand Soleil 43 OT


  • Reference ID 497
  • Builder Grand Soleil
  • Model 43
  • Designer Botin and Carkeek
  • Year 2009
  • Location Netherlands
  • L.O.A. (mtr) 12.92
  • Beam (mtr) 3.95
  • Draft (mtr) 2.7
  • Displacement (Kg) 9159
  • Engine Volvo Penta D2-55

Yacht description

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. 


SAILS – all North Sails


  • Main 3di tripple reef 2016 
  • Mainsail 3Di (no reef) 2012
  • Cruising main 3DL with taffeta, triple reef 2011
  • Mainsail 3DL + J1 + J2 + J3 2009


  • 3Di J1 + J2  2017
  • Code 0 on Karver furler 2016
  • 3Di J1 + J2 + J3 2012
  • Jib Staysail on Karver furler 2009


  • A3 2018
  • A,15  2016
  • S2 2015
  • S2 2014
  • S4  2009
  • Spinnaker staysail on Karver furler  2009
  • 2 x A1.5 (very light) 2009


  • Storm sails 2016
  • Cruising/delivery triple reef mainsail 3DL 2011
  • Cruising/delivery jib  2011
  • 3 mainsail covers (2 for racing, 1 for cruising sail) 2011
  • Snuffer 


  • Saloon
  • Standing headroom:190 cm
  • 3 cabins
  • Sleeps 7
  • Blue upholstery
  • Curtains throughout
  • Extra comfortable mattresses for Owners cabin when cruising.
  • 2 heads with shower, toilet and sink. Wet locker. Second shower converted to wet locker. Easily restored to shower use.
  • Window covers inside.
  • Radio/CD-speler


  • 2 burner stove with oven
  • Coolbox
  • 2 sinks


  • Watertank 400 liter
  • Water pressure system


  • 12v and 220v onboard electrical system
  • Automatic battery charger 60 Ah
  • 2 domestic and starter battery, gel (2019) Cellpower
  • Heater  with 4 outlets (Eberspaecher D5)
  • Inverter 12 Am
  • Shore connection 220V including power lead
  • Radio/CD player with loudspeakers in saloon and in cockpit (Bose)

Deck and Cockpit

  • Cockpit shower
  • Galvanised anchor with line
  • Electric anchor winch, not installed
  • Sprayhood
  • Swimming platform
  • Swimmingladder
  • Fenders and mooring lines
  • Cockpit + floor in Synthetic teak


  • Carbon mast (Hall) with hydraulic mast jack system, high modulus carbon (lighter and stiffer than standard)
  • Carbon racing boom (Hall)
  • Carbon pole (Hall)
  • Hydraulic system for backstay, vang and outhaul with two single speed pump panels (Holmatro)
  • Lock system for racing mainsail
  • Halyard layout1 x main, 2 x masthead spi, 2 x factional spi/jib, 1 x topping lift, 1 x genoa staysail
  • German mainsheet system
  • Rod rigging (inspected 2019)
  • All racing spectra ropes and lines (many new DSK ropes on deck since 2019)
  • Tuff-luff headstay
  • Furling headstay (Harken)
  • Mast track for bolt rope and batten cars (Antal)
  • Pad eye on bow for Code 0 and asymmetric spinnakers
  • Windex (B&G)
  • Snap shackles (Tylaska)


  • Volvo Penta D2-55E (55hp), 4-cylinder diesel engine with intercooler Year 2009
  • Engine number 5103951930S
  • New engine hour clock mounted. Estimated engine hours around 1.500h
  • Saildrive serviced in 2018
  • Gori 2-blade folding propeller
  • Engine annually annually
  • 2 blade folding prop

Electronics and Navigational Gear

Full B&G package 

  • 3x H5000 Cockpit Graphic Display  (B&G) (2019)
  • 3 x 20/20 Mast Displays up-grade pack for H5000 (B&G) (2019)
  • Vertical masthead unit (B&G) (2016)
  • WiFi module (B&G)   (2016)
  • Zeus2 12” plotter (B&G)  (2016)
  • Computer and screen                             
  • Expedition navigation software  (2016)
  • AIS Class B
  • Autopilot NAC1 with remote (2019) 
  • VHF + loudspeaker in cockpit
  • Marine AIS/VHF Splitter (Vesper)
  • 2 x compass in front of steering wheels (ST&BB)

Onboard system is prepared to receive B&G Broadband Radar. B&G Broadband Radar is optional.


  • Bilgepomp manual and electric
  • Fire extinguishers
  • MOB System
  • EPIRB                           
  • Jonbuoy
  • Liferaft 6 p (Plastimo)
  • 11 deckvests (Spinlock)
  • Grabbag


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.

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