NEW Grand Soleil 48 Performance

48' 11" - 14.90m
Vessel Location
Newport NSW
Model Year
Hull Material

Introducing possibly the most stunning yacht yet to leave the Cantiere del Pardo yard.   

This incredible design is the collaboration of three important teams: The technical department of Cantiere del Pardo, Nauta Yacht Design for the interiors and the deck layout and Marco Lostuzzi for the naval architecture.  

Their goal was to produce an incredibly fast performance cruising yacht and to offer this both to the cruising customer and also the serious yacht racer.  

The GS48 Performance is available two different versions, the Race version and the Performance version. This version is the Performance version and this stunning yacht is priced including the following additions:

-Fixed Composite Bow Sprit
-Hydraulic opening Swim platform
-Upgraded Harken Performa 60.2 Electric Primary winches
-Cadet Grey Dodger and Bimini
-Port and Starboard opening guard rails
-Internal and External LED lights
-B&G Triton Navigation Package including Auto Pilot, Zeus 2 GPS plotter
-Fusion Stereo system 750 series
-Stunning internal Oak cabinetry

In true Grand Soleil style each vessel is customizable depending on the customers needs:

 First-class materials and techniques have been used for this stunning project. The main characteristic of the Grand Soleil 48 is that the owner can choose among different kinds of construction: the infusion of the Race version can be done either in epoxy resin and Fibreglass or in epoxy resin and carbon with four composite bulkheads. The Performance version is hand laminated and realised in vinylester and Fibreglass (the main bulkhead is made of composite). In both the versions the bulkheads are veneered to the hull, creating a unique single structure which can easily support the loads of the mast, the keel and the shrouds. In the Race version the frame is made of carbon unidirectional fibre). All the female moulds have been made by controlled models in order to obtain the highest precision. As far as the keel is concerned, it has a stainless steel blade with a lead bulb. In the Race version, the keel has a 2.8m draft: that guarantees considerable stability. The high draft rudder is in carbon in the Race version, while it has a steel axis and Fibreglass blade in the Performance version.   

The deck from Performance to Race:

The deck plan is one of the most interesting features of the new Grand Soleil 48. It is indeed what distinguishes the Race version from the Performance version. The first one has six or eight winches on the deck - it comes with two aft winches to regulate the split backstay -, a hydraulic piston at bow to regulate the stay, a jib equipped with diagonal tracks and a dolphin striker 100% longer than the Performance version one, which gives a wider sail plan surface. The Performance version is equipped with four winches near the rudder and standard self-tacking jib that allows easy manoeuvring of the boat and a greater comfort even to the smallest crews. Simple technical solutions have been well integrated to the deck aesthetics. This excellent combination has allowed for a wider cockpit, a neat-design and comfortable deck, excellent performances and speed during the races, and very easy manoeuvring when cruising. As far as the external layout is concerned, the hull windows can also be removed which offers a completely "nude" version.   

A Powerful and easily to handle Sail Plan:

The sail plan has been designed using VPP speed programs. The outcome is a powerful but easily handling sail plan. In addition to this, all the Controls run back to the cockpit. On the bow, the fixed dolphin striker has been designed to hoist both the gennaker and the Code 0, which can be easily raised and furled directly from the sail locker. The first three boats sold are the Race version. The first one has a square top main sail and PBO shrouds, while the other two are in full carbon. The mast, characterised by a double cross tree order with a 9/10 stay, can be in carbon or in aluminium.  


The spaces under the deck have a wide beam and a free board that give spacious and comfortable interiors with three cabins and two heads, both with separated shower rooms, a kitchen, saloon and the chart table. The natural lighting is fantastic, due to teh generous windows located on the hull and on the deck. All the interiors are made with high quality materials in accordance with Grand Soleil's unique style: in the Race version, the lightened interior save 30-40% of weight. As far as the Race version is concerned, thanks to the modular parts the boat becomes lighter and creates more space in order to stretch out the sails without damaging the furniture.   

The Grand Soleil 48 Performance, or Race are in a category of their own, from build quality to Performance on the water this wonderful and exciting new design is a must see, for more information please contact us today.

Sydney Marine Brokerage is the exclusive Australian agent and distributor for Grand Soleil Yachts, Sasga Yachts, CL Yachts the L30 One design Yacht and Smuggler Ribs. In addition to new boat sales, the team at Sydney Marine Brokerage also manage a highly regarded and professional pre-owned brokerage business, selling second hand vessels.

Our head office is located on Sydney's beautiful Pittwater at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Newport, we look forward to assisting you in your future boating endeavours.

*Images may contain some optional extras not included in this price, price may vary depending on freight and commissioning charges. The broker takes no responsibility for incorrect vessel specifications provided by vendors and acts only as the broker for any brokerage vessels.

Boat Reference
Model Year
48' 11" - 14.90m
11.5 Tonnes
Vessel Location
Newport Nsw
New South Wales
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Cantiere Del Pardo, Nauta Yacht Design and Marco Lostuzzi
Cantiere Del Pardo
Hull Material
Decks Material
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Sail Drive
Cadet Grey Dodger
Cadet Grey Bimini
3 Cabin Configuration
2 x hot and cold
Fusion Music Centre 750 with CD-DVD player, USB and Bluetooth at chart table, fusion speakers in saloon and cockpit controllable from B&G Multi-Function display, Apple and android devices
L Shaped Galley with White bench tops
90lt Chest fridge with double horizontal opening hatches
2 x Burner Gas stove + Oven
Safety Gear
Inshore Safety equipment supplied
Bilge Pumps
1x Electric + 1x Manual
Life Jackets
8 x Life jackets
LED Internal lights
12v and 240v sockets in all cabins
LED wall lighting in saloon and cabins
Cockpit table light on Boom
Mastervolt inverter 12V/240v 1500w
Extra AGM Battery for House systems
Cockpit Floor LED lights
Electronics / Navigation
B&G Triton package including: 2 x Multi-Function colour displays T41 installed at rear of coach roof, both Starboard and Port. Auto Pilot with separate control panel, (port side of cockpit), AC 42 power unit, RAM-T2 actuator 12v
B&G Zeus 2 7"Touchscreen Multi-Function colour display at Chart table or starboard helm pedestal. Integrated GPS antenna
LED Nav Lights
Sail Inventory
Sail Area 151m2
Mast / Rigging
Sparcraft Performance aluminium mast with 2 spreaders
Kevlar backstay with mechanical tensioner
Opening safety rails Port and Starboard
Gennaker and Code 0 deck gear including: Gennaker halyard, 2:1 gennaker halyard, sheets, deck gear, 3 stoppers and stainless bow fittings
Deck Gear
2 x Harken Radial 50.2 STA winches
2 x Harken Performa 60.2 STEPH electric primary winches
Furling Jib Furlex TD400
Rigid Vang
Recessed self tacking jib rail
2 Extra cleats midships

Sydney Marine Brokerage
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
Unit 8,16 Mitala Street
Newport NSW Australia

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