Grand Soleil 72, a new project by Cantiere del Pardo

Cantiere del Pardo’s new Grand Soleil 72 will integrate with the current range that extends from 34 to 58 feet, divided between Long Cruise and Performance. But it will also give continuity to the GS 80 project by taking advantage of new production space and a dedicated team.

The creation of the new yacht will be overseen by project manager Franco Corazza: an entrepreneur, long-time racer, and accomplished champion (12 Italian titles, 2 European titles, and 1 world title), Corazza will define each phase of the GS 72’s development together with designers, technicians and craftsmen, drawing on feedback from owners.

An all-Italian team

The 72-footer will be the result of a totally Made in Italy design process, with a team of professionals representing Italian excellence in the international nautical sector. Matteo Polli, a designer with strong experience in optimizing racing yachts, was in charge of naval architecture: three world championships and two Italian championships in the ORC class, and he designed the new Grand Soleil 44 characterized by the high-performance lines of the hull. Marco Lostuzzi worked on the structures, building on the skills that have already brought some of the most popular models in the Long Cruise and Performance ranges from Cantiere del Pardo to the water. Nauta Design designed the general layout, deck, and interior design.

Ample hospitality and comfort onboard, while maintaining high levels of performance. The new GS 72 will have smooth, clean, and elegant shapes combined with water lines that will concretely communicate a strong attitude towards performance thanks to a reduced wetted surface. The particular design of the hull and the flared cross-sections will allow for great stability of form and a very accentuated dynamic length. In addition to this, the pronounced V at the bow will make it easier to pass over upwind and powered waves.

Sail plan

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. The boat will be ready for staysail and foresail as well as Code 0 and gennaker.

On-board ergonomics: ease of use and safety

Great emphasis will be placed on onboard ergonomics, as is typical of all Grand Soleil boats, striving for ease of use and extreme safety for both crew and guests. The high-efficiency rudder blade promise to allow easy maneuvering and precise steering. The keel will be an inverted T keel with weldox edge and lead bulb, but both lifting and telescopic keel can be installed.

The deck is characterized by the design of the coachroof, with a large navigation area with ergonomics and comfort fit for a luxury sports yacht. A large cockpit accommodates two coffee and dining tables that can be used separately. These two areas are connected by a relaxation area, where two magnificent sun pads dominate the scene.

Technical specifications

Overall length: 23.75m
Hull length: 22.00m
Waterline length: 19.84m
Maximum beam: 6.20m
Draft: 3.70m standard
Sail area: 310 sqm
Engines: 150 hp standard
Water tank capacity: 1,000 l
Diesel tank capacity: 1,000 l
Interior layout: 4 cabins + 4 bathrooms
Naval Architecture: Matteo Polli
Structures: Marco Lostuzzi
Interior and Exterior design: Nauta Design
Construction: Cantiere del Pardo

(Grand Soleil 72, a new project by Cantiere del Pardo – Barchemagazine.com – May 2021)