The new Grand Soleil 65 is the second model in the over 60-foot range of Grand Soleil Yachts, available in the Performance \version for those seeking a more sporty design.
The shipyard’s five decades of boatbuilding expertise, ensure the highest quality standards in design and construction of the new Grand Soleil 65: a model developed around the needs of owners who appreciate a made-to-measure approach.
The materials and construction methods implied yield low environmental impact and a high degree of recyclability.
The hull is made by infusing epoxy-based vacuum vinylester resin into biaxial fiberglass and unidirectional carbon fabrics for a light, rigid and robust structure. The longitudinal and transverse structures and the load-bearing areas of the hull are laminated in fiberglass and stiffened with unidirectional carbon reinforcements. All the construction processes and onboard systems are tested and certified according to the most stringent quality controls.
“The hull form maintains a pronounced V in the bow and low wetted surface for less resistance, greater dynamic stability when heeling and better performance in light airs. The overall geometry ensures a balanced weight distribution regardless of the different internal layouts. The hull is designed to perform at its best in the entire range of displacement, from lightship in racing conditions up to full load in cruising mode.”
In terms of sail plan, the mast is positioned far back to maximize the size of the fore triangle. The distribution of the sail areas allows excellent aerodynamic efficiency while maintaining a relatively low centre of effort with a consequent reduction of heel.
A single rudder blade and inverted T-shaped fin were selected for the underwater appendages. The single rudder offers the best compromise between maneuverability and performance in various conditions.
The Performance version has a fast and performance-optimised hull. The overall design and the material palettes give off a cool Italian vibe with interior styling that is welcoming, contemporary and elegant.