Cantiere del Pardo shared with the public the first official shots of the brand-new Grand Soleil 72, flagship of the Grand Soleil fleet
Capri has been carefully selected as the backdrop of this new model, a truly stunning location recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The Capri’s Faraglioni, with plunging sheer cliffs and the Sorrento rocky coastline, offers a variety of breathtaking views. The debut of the Grand Soleil 72 not only introduces the new model but also intends to announce the launch of a whole new range of sailing yachts above 60 feet.
The Grand Soleil 72 represents the first yacht of this segment. These unique projects are developed by Cantiere del Pardo with Franco Corazza as Project Manager, Matteo Polli in charge of the naval architecture and Nauta Design for interior and deck design.
The new flagship of the Grand Soleil fleet was presented as World Première at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022 getting great interest from international clients and the press. The incredible success of our latest model of the shipyard does not stop here: at the Genoa Boat Show 2022, the Grand Soleil 72 won the Design Innovation Award in the sailboat category above 10 meters in length.
Grand Soleil 72 stood out from the crowd thanks to its ability to combine the yard’s 50 years of experience with a a balanced yacht in terms of performance, navigation, and interior space refinements. The new GS 72 represent the pinnacle and synthesis of Grand Soleil’s shipbuilding experience.
72 feet of quality, tradition and attention to detail, that together will shape a boat built to the highest standards of the nautical industry. At Cantiere del Pardo, the ability to foresee the requests of shipowners has always been the key to designing boats that will last over time and will meet the expectations of the most demanding seafarers.
The GS 72, like all Cantiere del Pardo yachts, strives for a responsible and sustainable goal for the marine environment in which it will sail. Both the choice of construction materials and the design used to assemble them aim at the lowest environmental impact and the highest degree of recyclability.
The sail plan will include a very generous bow triangle and a very accentuated J to make it easier to manage the mainsail, making the boat more efficient in medium-light winds and short seas
Teak from a certified supply chain, laminated glass for better insulation, lamination with eco-friendly linen and resins, water-based paints, solar panels: the selection of the raw materials employed, and their use will be instrumental in launching a boat with the highest level of eco-sustainability.
The new GS 72 has smooth, clean, and elegant shapes, combined with water lines that will effectively communicate a strong attitude towards performance thanks to a reduced wetted surface. The unique design of the hull and the flared cross sections will allow for a great form stability and a very accentuated dynamic length. In addition to this, the pronounced V of the bow will facilitate the passage on upwind and motor waves.
The layout of the interiors, according to Nauta’s customary and acclaimed penmanship, is in perfect harmony with the geometry of the deck. Nauta has conceived, designed, and refined every volume and every small detail of both deck and interiors to optimize all spaces and obtain a coherent, holistic interaction between exteriors and interiors.
In the interiors, size, ergonomics, stowage, functions, and quality of all fittings are set to super yacht standards. The design and the various palettes of the materials characterize the interiors with a sober, fresh, elegant, and welcoming style.
Photos Grand Soleil