Grand Soleil unveils the GS 72 Performance, a masterpiece of design, innovation and sustainability
The Grand Soleil family is expanding with a project that is full of innovations in terms of design and performance. We are talking about the GS 72 Performance, the new yacht from the Forlì-based shipyard designed for owners who have a “custom-made” approach and want a life on board that is characterised by comfort, safety, autonomy and the utmost respect for the marine habitat.
The GS 72 Performance, which follows in the design footsteps of the GS 80, represents the best construction synthesis of the already rich and appreciated Grand Soleil range, integrating with the current collection that extends from 34 to 58 feet, divided into Long Cruise and Performance, and adopting the most avant-garde solutions related to sustainability and energy efficiency.
The new Grand Soleil 72-footer will be the result of a completely Made in Italy design process, with a team of professionals representing Italian excellence in the international nautical sector
More specifically, the creation of the new yacht will be supervised by project manager Franco Corazza: long- standing racer and well-known champion, he will determine each phase of the GS 72’s development together with designers, technicians and craftsmen, listening to the feedback of a community that has been sailing at the helm of Grand Soleil yachts since 1973.
Matteo Polli, with three world championships and two Italian championships in ORC class in his palmares, is a designer with extensive experience in the optimization of racing boats. After designing the high-performance hull lines of the new GS 44, presented at the last Genoa Boat Show, he has been recruited again by Cantiere del Pardo to take care of the naval architecture of the GS 72.
Marco Lostuzzi worked on the structures, starting from the skills that have already made possible some of the most appreciated models of the Long Cruise and Performance ranges.
Last but not least, Nauta Design, the renowned and prestigious Milan-based studio, designed the general layout, the deck and the interiors, to underscore the intention to create a vessel with an expressly Italian aesthetic, with a modern and elegant design and high comfort ergonomics, both on deck and inside.
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. 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 GS 72 Performance will be a boat with very generous volumes to guarantee ample accommodation and comfort on board, while maintaining high levels of performance. She will have 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 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.
Great emphasis will be placed on on-board ergonomics, as is typical of all Grand Soleil boats, striving for ease of use and extreme safety for both crew and guests. The very advanced and high efficiency rudder blade will allow easy manoeuvring 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 elegant and sporty 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 sunpads dominate the scene.
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 superyacht standards. The design and the various palettes of the materials characterize the interiors with a sober, fresh, elegant, and welcoming style.
GS 72 Performance: technical specs
|Waterline Length||19.84 m|
|Max Beam||6.20 m|
|Draft||3.70 m standard|
|Engines||150 HP standard|
|Water Capacity||1,000 l|
|Interior Layout||4 cabins + 4 heads|
|Naval Architecture||Matteo Polli|
|Interior and exterior design||Nauta Design|
|Construction||Cantiere del Pardo|