Grand Soleil - 56
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Grand Soleil - 56

Sailing BoatsGrand SoleilModel 56Italy

Fantastically well-maintained example of the Philippe Briand designed Grand Soleil 56 aft cockpit performance cruising yacht. Presented in great condition inside and out.


Launched in 2007 as ALBERTONE and very lightly used in both of her original ownerships, BLUE CORAL was bought in 2012 by her current owner. She has been used for cruising in Italy and Spain.

Her specification highlights are numerous, but particular highlights include:-
3-cabin, 3-head layout
Crew cabin
Larger 110hp Yanmar option with updated hydraulic transmission
Recently checked standing rigging
Upgraded Harken electric winch package with german main sheet for three speed option
Max Prop feathering prop
Retractable bowthruster
Twin alternator
Twin reverse cycle air conditioning system
Holding tank
Spectra Newport watermaker

BLUE CORAL is now offered for sale in 100% turn-key order as her owners would like to move on to fresh projects.


RCD Status:
Our understanding is that the yacht is built to CE Boat Category A-Ocean.

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
GRP hull, deck and superstructure construction
Stratified unidirectional fibreglass offering a tensile strength of up to 25 kg/mm².
NPG isophthalic gelcoats, NEOGEL and vinylester resin are applied to the first layers of the hull.
Bulkheads laminated with 60mm flanges for increased adhesion to GRP
Hot galvanised steel grid structure for transferance of rigging and keel loads
Stainless steel chainplates with 27mm rods secured to grid structure
White gelcoat hull and deck finish
Blue waterline stripe and cavita line
Deck construction in GRP with termanto foam core for increased insulation, shear strength and durability
Side decks, coachroof, cockpit seating and cockpit sole in laid teak with black caulking

Keel & Rudder:
Hydrodynamically designed fin keel with lead bulb
The keel is bolted onto the metal internal structure so as to distribute the keel load over the broad, and sturdy fibreglass and galvanised steel surface of the entire hull.
The balanced spade rudder is moulded in fibreglass with internal 300mm stainless steel plates attached to 60mm diameter stainless steel stock.


Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 4JH4-HTE , 4-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine producing 110HP @ 3200 rpm
Hydraulically actuated multi-disc clutch – 2013
Water-cooled exhaust system in reinforced rubber hose through silencer and appropriate fitting.
Engine housing lifts on gas struts.
Lewmar stainless steel single lever throttle/gear control in cockpit

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine hours: Unknown
Date of last engine service: Summer 2019

Paguro 8500, 8KW diesel generator – replaced in 2019

Propulsion & Steering:
Solimar twin steering pedestals
Max Prop 3-bladed feathering propeller – serviced 2013
MAX Power 24vDC retractable bowthruster with control at helm pedestal
Solimar emergency steering gear


Voltage systems:
24vDC primary domestic system with 230v AC via shorepower or generator

Battery Banks:
1x 12vDC engine start batteries – 2019
6x 12vDC domestic batteries joined in parallel – 2014
1x 12vDC generator start battery – 2019
Emergency parallel switch for engine and service battery banks

Charging / Inverter:
Victron automatic battery charger

80A 12vDC alternator on engine
80A 24vDC secondary high-output alternator on engine

Other Electrical:
Marinco 30Amp shorepower supply with ring main and 230v AC sockets in interior
12v sockets at chart table and in cockpit
Circuit breakers with automatic fuses and indicator lamps for all individual circuits.


Fresh Water:
24vDC pressure system
Hot water supplied via engine cooling with calorifier or via 230vAC immersion heater element from shore power in well-insulated hot water tank
Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower in cockpit

Spectra Newport watermaker making approx. 120 litres per hour

Bilge Pumps:
3x manual bilge pumps in cockpit, below decks and forward sail locker
2x 24vDC high capacity electric bilge pump with manual overrides
3x 24vDC shower drain pumps

Gas System:
Gas locker in separate drained compartment in cockpit
Gas system certified


420 litres diesel capacity
Analogue Fuel tank level gauge at chart table

Fresh Water:
600 litres fresh water capacity
Analogue water tank gauge at chart table

Holding Tanks:
Black water holding tank servicing all heads
Tanks discharge directly overboard or via deck evacuation point.


On Deck:
Raymarine E80 digital colour GPS chart plotter radar display
Raymarine GPS transducers
Raymarine digital closed-array radar scanner on mast
Raymarine ST6000 Smart Pilot autopilot control with T2 linear driven
2x Raymarine ST60+ wind display with transducer
Raymarine depth display with transducer
2x Raymarine i50 speed displays with transducer
Plastimo steering compass as companionway
Raymarine ST70 multi display

At Chart Table:
Dell laptop PC with chart software and GPS connection
AIS Type-B transceiver
Clock & barometer on main bulkhead

Communications Equipment:
Raymarine Ray55E VHF with DSC


Twin stainless steel sinks with single lever mixing tap.
3-burner gimballed gas cooker with oven
Top-opening fridge with 24vDC compressor
Front opening fridge with 24vDC compressor
Microwave oven

Manual Jabsco heads in aft heads compartments and crew cabin
Automatic heads in forward master cabin
Heads showers with electric pump out
Stainless steel sinks

Air conditioning:
Reverse cycle air conditioning in all cabins and saloon
Interior lighting
Red night lighting at galley and chart table

BOSE radio/CD player with speakers in saloon and speakers in cockpit
LCD TV with decoder


Summary of Accommodation:
Aft cockpit layout with up to six full length berths in three double cabins plus two further saloon settee berth and crew cabin forward. Forward and aft day heads with showers.

Accommodation Finish:
Marine grade waterproof core, faced with selected teak is used in all bulkheads and major joinery.
Specially selected solid teak in frames and doors.
All main bulkheads bonded to hull and deck, using glass fibre and polyester.
Ceiling, topsides and minor visible hull sides with foam backed vinyl.
Hull sides, bottom, bilge, etc top-coated throughout the interior.
Cabin sole board finished in simulated teak and holly spline
Locker doors have upgraded stainless steel hinges
Acrylic stone counters in galley
Cushions in high quality foam with first class upholstery.
Blue fabric upholstery in saloon – seat covers replaced 2017
Bedding and recovering of mattresses – winter 2018/19
White upholstery in accommodation cabins
Oceanair solar reflective roller blinds on all 6 deck hatches.
White cloth curtains

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Master Cabin:
Island double berth
Twin settees, various storage compartments and hanging locker

Forward Heads:
Master cabin en suite heads with shower, wash hand basin and sea toilet.
Shower panel replacement with stainless steel

Main Saloon:
Spacious saloon with large dinette and second settee, dinette has the added capability to convert to double berth for extra accommodation.
Foldable LCD TV
Various storage lockers, and light beige cabin upholstery throughout.
Oceanair solar reflective roller blinds on all 6 deck hatches.
Stainless steel grab handles
Front opening fridge

Chart Table:
Forward facing chart table, located to starboard with chart storage and navigation electronics centre.

U shaped galley located to port comprising of gas hob with oven and grill, 2 fridges (original chest and additional upright), stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap.
Numerous storage lockers and synthetic stone effect work tops.
Stainless steel grab handles.

Aft Heads:
Heads compartment with shower, wash hand basin, sea toilet, storage/vanity unit.

Aft Cabins:
Equal aft cabins with double berths and lee-cloths
Hanging lockers with seat.
Cabinet above bed along hull side.
Door to main saloon from starboard and port guest cabins.


Sparcraft aluminium anodised spars
Keel-stepped mast with 3-sets of swept-back spreaders
Stainless steel wire standing rigging – serviced 2019
Split backstay with Navtec hydraulic adjuster
Genoa furler
Rod Vang
Harken genoa tracks
German mainsheet system with Harken full-width mainsheet track in cockpit forward of helms
Equipment for symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers
Navtec hydraulic adjusters for backstay, vang, main

2x Harken 60.2 STE 2-speed manual self-tailing primary winches
2x Harken 53.2 ST 2-speed electric self-tailing spinnaker winches
2x Harken 70.2 STE 2-speed electric self-tailing main control line winch. Third speed is provided via both main winches working simultaneously

Zadro sails dynema membrane full batten main – 2015
Zadro sails dynema membrane batten furling jib – 2015
Gennaker with snuffer – 2007

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
Teak step on pulpit
Stainless steel guardwire stanchions
Electric fold-out bathing platform
Stern boarding ladder
Scanstrut stainless steel radar antenna pole at stern
Hot & cold shower in cockpit
Removable cockpit table
Stainless steel anti-wear plates on foredeck and at aft end of superstructure

Anchoring & Mooring:
Quick 12vDC reversing electric anchor windlass with remote control
Anchor with chain
Anchor harm electric operating

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
White canvas mainsail cover
Sprayhood with stainless steel frame and grabrail
Bimini with stainless steel frame
White canvas wheel
Winter canvas


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.

Lying – North Adriatic, 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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ManufacturerGrand Soleil
Mooring CountryItaly
Year built2007
Sales statusavailable
LOA16.8 m/55 ft
Length16.8 m/55 ft
Width4.83 m/16 ft
Draft2.75 m/9 ft
Categoryfin keel
Engine manufactureryanmar 4jh4 110hp
No. of cabins3
No. of berths8
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