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New Grand Soleil 40 Nominated for European Boat of the Year 2023

28th October 2022
The new Grand Soleil 40 is nominated for European Boat of the Year 2023
The new Grand Soleil 40 is nominated for European Boat of the Year 2023

The Grand Soleil 40 replicates the great success of the GS44, which was the winner of the last ORC World Championship. The success of the 44 is proven by the performance of Robert Rendell’s GS44 Samatom, which races in Ireland.

The 40 maintains the style, elegance and safety seen throughout the range. It is a fast and responsive boat that reflects its sporting personality in its performance on the water. Available in both performance and race versions, the GS40 has a 3 cabin, 1 head layout, with an optional 3 cabin, 2 heads configuration.

The interior of the Grand Soleil 40The interior of the Grand Soleil 40

After its exclusive world premiere at Cannes Yachting Festival last month, the GS40 has been nominated for Performance Cruiser for the 2023 European Yacht of the Year awards.

Test sails are currently taking place on the nominated models in a number of locations, and the results for the award will be announced at Dusseldorf Boat Show in January 2023.

A stern view of the Grand Soleil 40A stern view of the Grand Soleil 40

The model is also nominated for Performance Yacht of the Year at the British Yachting Awards.

Voting for the awards closes 6th of November and will be announced at the award ceremony on 28th of November at the Royal Thames Yacht Club. Vote for the GS40 here

Further details on the new Grand Soleil 40 can be had here

For more information on the GS40, contact Key Yachting’s Irish agent, Mark Mansfield, at [email protected] or call 353 87 250 6838

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Four-time Olympian Mark Mansfield is a Professional Sailor. He is Irish Agent for Key Yachting Ltd, the sole U.K. and Irish agent for J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans and the Tofinou range of boats. More on Mark here

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