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Grand Soleil - 40

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Category:Sailing Boats
Manufacturer:Grand Soleil
Mooring Country:Italy
Year built:2001
Sales status:available
LOA:12.29 m/40 ft
Length:12.29 m/40 ft
Width:3.8 m/12 ft
Draft:2.15 m/7 ft
Category:fin keel
Engine manufacturer:yanmar 3jh3e 39hp
Engine hours:1223
No. of cabins:2
No. of berths:5

FRA PAOLELE is a much-loved and very lightly used Grand Soleil 40. She is the perfect value for money fast cruiser with low maintenance costs and she is able to host 5 guests for easy handling cruising. She just had two owners, the last one since 2010.


Designed as an easy-to-sail performance cruiser, the Paperini-designed Grand Soleil 40 is equally at home family cruising as she is racing around the cans or offshore. The ergonomics of the entire cockpit are nearly perfect. The seats are wide and comfortable with well-angled coamings, and the teak cockpit sole is attractive and provides secure traction. Low coamings and long teak handrails make it easy to go forward, and the helm station is excellent. There's an especially nice spot to windward when the breeze is up; the wheel pedestal is angled to make a splendid foot brace. Even shorter skippers will have good sight lines over the low cabintop.

FRA PAOLELE is a 2-cabin, 2-heads owner version of this very popular Italian performance yacht. Her specification highlights include:-
2-cabin, owner version with big shower portside
Larger 39hp engine option
Max Prop three blades propeller
2.40m lead keel
Performance rig with 3-sets of spreaders
6 Harken winches
Simrad instruments with chart plotter
LCD TV in saloon
Eberspacher heating
Tender and outboard


“The Grand Soleil 40 is a nice example of a noted Italian builder's response to the trend toward "performance cruising." If your middle years are no longer over the distant horizon, if you love to race or just cruise fast, if you want luxurious accommodations after a hard day's work rounding the buoys or rounding a headland on an extended cruise, the Grand Soleil 40 is a boat to consider.”
Sail Magazine – September 2004


RCD Status:
The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”

Hull Construction:
GRP hull construction using 12 layers of unidirectional cloth, vinylester resin and isophthalic gelcoats
Structural grid with six longitudinal stringers, five transverse ribs, and bulkheads.
Stainless steel reinforcement is built into the main bulkhead to spread chainplate loads
The hull-to-deck join is bonded with structural epoxy
White gelcoat finish

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
GRP deck and superstructure
The hull-to-deck joint is bonded with structural epoxy
Deck fittings are backed by integral stainless plates moulded into the deck, drilled and tapped to accept the bolts.
Non-slip deck finish on the deckhouse
Teak deck
Teak capped toe rail

Keel & Rudder:
The lead bulb/fin keel is bolted to the structural cross-grid, with the nuts accessible through the cabin sole.
GRP rudder blade


Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 3JH4E 3-cylinder naturally aspirated 39hp diesel engine
Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
Single lever throttle/gear control
Saildrive gearbox

Service & Maintenance:
Engine hours approx.. 1223 as of November 2018
Date of last engine service – August 2017.
New S-drive membrane – August 2017.

Propulsion & Steering:
3 blades folding propeller – S-drive mebrane changed in 2015
Wheel steering with large diameter helm wheel in cockpit


Voltage systems:
12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shorepower

Battery Banks:
2x 12V 100Ah service bank – new 2017
1x 12V 75Ah engine start battery – new 2016

Charging / Inverter:
60Ah Mastervolt battery charger

12V 80A engine mounted alternator

Other Electrical
220v AC shore power system with ring main


Fresh Water:
Pressurised fresh water supply via 12vDC pressure pump
Hot water supplied via engine-driven calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element in 25 litre well-insulated hot water tank – new 2017
Cockpit shower

Bilge Pumps:
12vDC electric automatic bilge pump for main bilge
Manual bilge pump in cockpit
1x 12vDC electric pumps for aft and front shower discharge


180 litres fuel capacity in 1x stainless steel tank
Tank gauge at chart table

Fresh Water:
300 litres fresh water capacity in 2x plastic water tanks
Tank gauge at chart table

Holding Tanks:
Black water holding tank servicing aft electric heads


In Cockpit:
B&G Hydra Pilot
B&G Hydra 2000
Steering compass

At Chart Table:
B&G chartplotter

Communications Equipment:


Gimballed stainless gas cooker with 2-burners and oven
12vDC top-opening refrigerator – new 2016
Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot & cold water supply

2x Jabsco marine heads, aft electric – new 2016
Hot & cold pressurised water supplies to heads and showers

Eberspacher diesel fired cabin heating system
JVC CD-radio with speakers in saloon and cockpit
32’ Tv with antenna in the dinette


Summary of Accommodation:
Two double cabins plus two heads with further sea-berth in saloon.
Headroom approx 6’3” in saloon.
Large forward double cabin with one hanging lockers port side.
Owner’s cabin heads starboard side.
Saloon with u-shaped settee and central bench seat
Linear galley opposite saloon to port with large heads/shower aft.
Forward facing chart table with dedicated chart seat aft to starboard.
Mirrored aft double cabins with hanging lockers.

Accommodation Finish:
All interior woodwork in varnished light mahogany wood.
Floor is varnished teak wood with inlaid holly strips.
Laminate counters in galley and heads
White cloth upholstery throughout


Sparcraft Performance Range aluminium alloy spars
Keel-stepped racing mast with 3-sets of swept-back spreaders
Hydraulic adjustable backstay
All control lines led aft to the cockpit
German mainsheet system with adjustable mainsheet track in cockpit
Lazyjacks with stackpack
Harken genoa furler
Harken deck gear
Rigid bamar vang
Spinlock jammers
Bowsprit for code sail
Spinnaker pole (deck stowed) with mast-mounted spinnaker pole track
Spare forestay

2x Harken 48.2 St 2-speed self-tailing primary winches in cockpit
2x Harken 44.2 St 2-speed self-tailing
2x Harken 44.2 St 2-speed self-tailing control line winches at companionway

DOYLE dacron full batten mainsail
DOYLE dacron furling gib
Olimpic jib
Storm jib
2x jibs

Pulpit and pushpit have opening for easy access on board
Double stainless lifelines.
Swimming ladder
Folding passarelle with guardrail
Outboard bracket
Fishing rod holders at pushpit

Anchoring & Mooring:
12vDC 700W quick anchor windlass with remote control
Spade anchor with 60 metres chain – 2016

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
Helm wheel cover
Pedestal cover
Stackpack for mainsail
Winch covers
Tender and outboard engine covers

Tender & Outboard:
Zodiac tender
3.3 hp Mercury outboard engine


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Life saving:
2x liferafts (6-man and 4-man) – both requiring servicing and not warranted.

Lying Tuscany, Italy

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
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Model40Tank capacity180
Waterline length11.9 metersHull typegrp
Designerduck design - massimo paperini
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Grand Soleil - 40
Grand Soleil - 40
£ 81,976Vat Included / Paid
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