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Cantiere del Pardo releases first shots of Grand Soleil 72

by Grand Soleil Yachts 13 Nov 2022 09:58 UTC

Cantiere del Pardo is thrilled to share with the public the first official shots of the brand-new Grand Soleil 72, flagship of the Grand Soleil fleet.

The photoshoot took place in Capri, in front of the world-renowned Amalfi Coast, featuring crystal clear waters that further enhance the elegant lines of such an amazing boat. 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 balanced yacht in terms of performance, navigation, and interior space refinements.

The new challenge of Cantiere del Pardo starts now: Grand Soleil 72 hits the water

A unique project developed by Cantiere del Pardo, in collaboration with some of the most relevant names of the Italian sailing panorama: Franco Corazza, Matteo Polli, Nauta Design, and Marco Lostuzzi. All internationally recognized for outstanding projects in the nautical field signed Made in Italy.

The goal of this project is to create a boat with true Italian aesthetic: elegant and modern design with high comfort ergonomics for both below deck and outside areas.

The Shipyard's craftsmanship and experience gained over the last 50 years are not only limited to developing excellent aesthetic lines but also to care about technical details of all those areas where the eye does not normally reach. First, among many, all the composite bulkheads in the interior are weighed one by one while defining the thickness of each ad hoc to optimize strength, lightness and performance.

Ensuring the reliability of Grand Soleil boats has always been a strength of Cantiere del Pardo. All construction processes and onboard systems are tested and certified with the strictest quality controls. Great attention to detail and unprecedented meticulousness especially distinguish the Grand Soleil 72 project for every single component.

Alberto Cocchi's latest pictures taken at the production site are meant to capture the developing process right before merging the hull and deck. A true milestone in the assembly process before moving on to interior fittings and hull finishing.

For those who love technical details, the Grand Soleil 72 hull lines designed by Matteo Polli are featured by a prominent V-shaped bow. The significant dynamic length, thanks to slips and low wetted surface, allows the stern to be eased for reduced friction of the submerged sections when sailing. This traduces in higher dynamic speed and stability when the boat is heeled, promising not only better performance in light wind conditions, typical of the Mediterranean area, but also excellent sailing ease and safety.

The hull is made through an epoxy-based vacuum infusion process of vinylester resin into biaxial fiberglass and unidirectional carbon fabrics, resulting in a light and strong hull. In addition, the most stressed hull sections, such as longitudinal and transversal structures are laminated in fiberglass and stiffened by carbon reinforcements to boost strength and rigidity.

The Interiors design developed by the highly appreciated Nauta Design perfectly connects with the geometries of the deck. Nauta conceived, designed and refined the volumes and details of the deck to make the most out of every single space, achieving a coherent and holistic relationship among them.

The interiors, dimensions, ergonomics, storage, functions and quality of all accessories are up to super yacht standards. The design and colors used in the interiors translate into a tasteful, elegant, and welcoming mood.

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