Grand Soleil 42 LC: the new model of the Long Cruise line

Grand Soleil 42 LC

The Grand Soleil 42 LC is Cantiere del Pardo’s new entry model of the Blue Water line, dedicated to long-range cruising. Comfort, generous spaces and sailing autonomy are the main features of this new 12-meter, designed by Marco Lostuzzi together with Nauta Design and Cantiere del Pardo’s Technical Office.
 
Like her elder sister the Grand Soleil 52 LC, the 42 LC will be available in two versions; standard or sport. The former is equipped with aft benches, and a carbon arch over the cockpit, designed to keep this area free of the mainsheet traveller. The Grand Soleil 42 LC will be unveiled during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019.

Grand Soleil 42 LC deck

Hull and Deck

The GS 42 LC’s hull, designed once again by Marco Lostuzzi, guarantees great stability thanks to greater hull volume. The well-proportioned sail plan optimizes the high-performance sailing standards.
As with the rest of the Long Cruise range, the Grand Soleil 42 LC is designed to provide greater and more luxurious comfort on board. All the lines run below the deck and are led to the steering position for easier handling and manoeuvring of the boat. The standard version is characterised by the two aft benches; which provide extra storage spaces. Two winches on each side (electric as an option) are located near the steering position in order to guarantee increased comfort and easier handling when cruising, even with a reduced crew. The in-mast furling system for the mainsail and the self-tacking jib with recessed tracks simplify the control of the boat.
 
Thanks to the carbon arch, the cockpit has more space for relaxing and gives greater support for the bimini top and the sprayhood. The deck layout has been designed with flush portlights, while the carbon bowsprit is designed to fly both the gennaker and the Code 0, and has an integrated support for the anchor. The deck layout is characterised by a jib furler recessed below deck, and a hydraulic stern platform. The wide side-decks take you from aft to bow with ease, the coach roof area forward of the mast providing a great place to lounge on the sunbeds.

Sport version: Deck and Sail plan

The sport version does not include the cockpit arch and the aft seats for the helmsman. This layout includes a few differences in the boat equipment and fitting. The mainsail has a fixed point in the cockpit for the sheet and two longitudinal tracks are fitted on deck to accommodate a 106% jib. The taller mast is equipped with rod rigging (replacing the wire rigging as in the standard version) and the backstay is hydraulic.

Grand Soleil 42 LC

Interiors

The interior layout is available with either two or three cabins, to meet the client’s needs. Both versions include two heads with a shower.
In the saloon, a three seater sofa is found on the starboard side, while the central seat can be transformed into a chart table. The L-shape galley is equipped with a main fridge and a optional second one, as well as many storage areas.

Grand Soleil 42 LC interior

In the three cabin version it is also possible to choose, for the aft starboard cabin, the V-shaped bed split into two single beds, designed in order to have the guests’ head oriented towards aft. The port aft cabin, maintains the classical layout with the double bed.

Grand Soleil 42 LC 3 cabin

The two cabin version features a wider galley, which offers increased space for storage and for an extra fridge.
Below deck, everything is carefully considered to guarantee the level of comfort you would expect from a Long Cruise yacht. Thanks to the wide flush portlights, the interiors are airy and full of natural light. The attention to detail and the well-studied layout, create the perfect Long-Cruise environment.

Grand Soleil 42 LC 2 cabin

Technical data

  • HULL LENGTH: 12.95 mt
  • BEAM MAX: 4.18 mt
  • DRAFT: 2.25 mt (1.80 mt OPT)
  • DISPLACEMENT: 9,500 kg
  • FUEL TANK: 230 lt
  • WATER TANK: 340 lt
  • ENGINE: 50 HP (60/75 HP)
  • INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN: Nauta Design
  • NAVAL ARCHITECTURE: Marco Lostuzzi
  • BUILDER: Cantiere del Pardo

Auteur

  • Ice

    Bio

    Eddy Lekens, Ice for his sailing friends, started sailing at the age of 9 and soon started racing with keelboats with his parents. He is the founder and owner of ClubRacer, one of Europe's most popular sailing websites. Eddy Lekens was in 2004 awarded for "best offshore sailor of The Netherlands" for his results with the Audi sailing team. His other passion away from sailing is being a omnichannel ecommerce consultant.

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