Yesterday, at the Boot exhibition in Dusseldorf, Il Cantiere del Pardo
presented the new Grand Soleil 44 Performance. This is a project of Matteo
Polly, the best designer in the offshore sector, rated, which is designed to
become a reference boat in the racing sector ORC.
The new Cantiere del Pardo challenge is called Grand Soleil 44. To win
this bid, the shipyard turned to a designer who was best able to interpret the
concept of a sports building on racetracks around the world in recent years.
This new 44-foot kit complements the Grand Soleil Yachts Performance
range, designed for more sporty owners looking for a high-performance boat that
can deliver results even in a regatta, located between the GS 34, GS 48 and GS
As already noted on board the Grand Soleil 48, the GS 44 will also be
available in two versions: the layout will be more suitable for cruising, with
a different layout of the sail and deck plan to simplify maneuvers, the other
will be more Race for the best on the regatta. Style and elegance complement
the DNA of this new 44-foot footer, which feels a family of other models in
Despite the very light and sporty body, the liveliness of the interior
is surprising in how much volume you can use and perceive. Following the trends
of the latest Grand Soleil Performance models, even on 44-foot deck places,
both for racing and for enjoying a boat on a cruise, they are truly remarkable,
the dimensions of the cabin are significantly increased compared to all
Among the distinguishing characteristics of the boat is the location of
the mast in a rather opposite direction, which will increase the sail area for
bow sails in order to maximize the characteristics taking into account the
average Mediterranean conditions. A choice that also allowed the cabin layout
to be promoted and thus have a larger cabin than previous models.
The interior layout includes three cabins and two bathrooms. The spaces
below the deck have a generous beam that offers large and comfortable volumes:
the kitchen is located on the left, the dining room consists of a comfortable
sofa with a dining table in the center, which can accommodate up to 8 persons.
Master-suite, with a comfortable double bed, a sofa and a private
bathroom, is really large for a 44-foot case with a sporty character. To make
the interior even more comfortable, there is a wonderful natural brightness
that penetrates through the various windows of the hull and onto the deck.
January 23, 2020