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Grand Soleil 60 Long Cruise: Efficiency, style and innovation

by Cantiere del Pardo 24 Jan 10:57 UTC

The Grand Soleil Yachts Long Cruise range has a new arrival: the GS 60 LC, an exquisite blend of efficiency, timeless style, and constant innovation.

With a deck design, interior design and G.A. by Nauta Design and naval architecture by Matteo Polli, this new model exemplifies the brand's commitment to bluewater sailing.

Ideal for long-distance cruises, the GS 60 LC establishes new benchmarks in navigation, boasting enhanced comfort and seamless sailing, facilitated by its accommodating storage and tanks designed for extended independent voyages.

Responding to valuable customer feedback, the GS 60 LC marks the culmination of the standard Long Cruise series - serving as its flagship-, providing an ideal middle ground for owners looking to upscale experience without compromising on cost-effectiveness.

The GS 60 LC is tailored to deliver classic LC features, prioritizing exceptional comfort and easy sailing while maintaining optimal performance. Noteworthy design elements include a pronounced V-shaped bow, low-wet surface, and outstanding dynamic stability.

Designed for maximum volume both above and below deck, the "step-free" deck layout facilitates effortless movement around the yacht, whether under way or at anchor. The choice between versions with or without a rollbar offers customization to suit individual preferences. The semi-raised saloon and strategically placed hull windows flood the interior with natural light, enhancing the overall sense of spaciousness.

The cockpit layout undergoes some slight yet significant design tweaks to improve ergonomics and comfort. The bench cushions have been extended over the top of the coachroof to offer a cosy lounging area that is also protected by the spray hood. Moreover, the spacious bench design goes beyond enhancing seating comfort; the cockpit tables can be lowered, transforming the area into two extensive sunbathing spots.

This thoughtful design adjustment complements the strategic placement of all main winches and controls within easy reach of the helm, facilitating short-handed sailing.

The yacht is equipped with a fully battened furling mainsail, and hydraulic controls for both the backstay and vang add to the sailing efficiency.

Additional features include a foldable aft platform, extending the boat by a meter when anchored to provide extra space. Wide side decks further contribute to overall accessibility and safety on deck.

Below deck, the companionway opens into a spacious saloon and navigation station. The open-plan galley is situated forward between the saloon and owner's suite offering ample space for a full-height fridge-freezer. Owners have the option to replace the dayhead opposite the galley into additional storage or technical space.

The comfortable owner's cabin boasts a walkaround French bed - unusual on a 60-footer - and a forward bathroom. Two ensuite guest cabins, a twin and a double, in the aft section accommodate a total of four guests, with additional accommodation for two crew members in the extreme bow.

Anticipated to make its international debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2025, the GS 60 LC epitomizes Grand Soleil Yachts's commitment to elevating the sailing experience with sophistication and innovation.

Grand Soleil 60 Long Cruise Specifications

  • Length overall: 19,68 m - 64,5 feet
  • Hull length: 18,30 m - 60 feet
  • Beam max: 5,80 m - 19 feet
  • Draft: 2,80 m - 9,2 feet
  • Displacement: 27 TON - 59524 lbs
  • Fuel tank: 1000 L CIRCA - 264 gallon
  • Water tank: 900 L CIRCA - 237,7 gallon
  • Black water tank: 200 L CIRCA - 52,8 gallon
  • Sail area: 205 mq - 205 square meter

Credits

  • Concept and Construction: Cantiere del Pardo
  • Naval Architecture: Matteo Polli
  • Exterior, Interior Design and GA: Nauta Design

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