New Grand Soleil 44: photo shooting and first miles at sea

Grand Soleil 44

The new Grand Soleil 44 represents the brilliant design intuition and the unique positioning on the market, anticipating the requests of increasingly demanding owners interested in a yacht with a double purpose: cruising, and racing.

After the World Premiere at the Genoa Boat Show, which received a huge amount of attention by the media and the international public, the new 44-footer exceeded the most ambitious expectations during its first trials at sea.

Portofino and the Gulf of Tigullio saw the first nautical miles of GS 44, where there was also a dedicated photo shooting (in partnership with B&G, official supplier for all the electronics of the GS 44) by Carlo Borlenghi, a photographer with much experience and fame in the sailing sector.

Matteo Polli

Matteo Polli, the lead designer responsible for redefining Grand Soleil 44 hull geometries, took turns on board and at the helm, with Enrico Zennaro, an established competitor at the palmarès including 8 World titles, 7 European titles and 12 Italian titles.

More images, pricing and technical features on BoatZilla: Grand Soleil 44


  • Ice


    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.