Cantiere del Pardo releases the first official shots of the brand-new Grand Soleil 72 Performance, the flagship of the Grand Soleil fleet. The photoshoot took place in Capri, in front of the world-renowned Amalfi Coast, featuring crystal clear waters that further enhance the elegant lines of such an amazing boat. Capri has been carefully selected as the backdrop of this new model, a truly stunning location recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The Capri’s Faraglioni, with plunging sheer cliffs and the Sorrento rocky coastline, offers a variety of breathtaking views.
The debut of the Grand Soleil 72 not only introduces the new model but also intends to announce the launch of a whole new range of sailing yachts above 60 feet. The Grand Soleil 72 represents the first yacht of this segment. This new range is developed by Cantiere del Pardo, with Franco Corazza as Project Manager, Matteo Polli in charge of the naval architecture and Nauta Design for interior and deck design.
The new flagship of the Grand Soleil fleet was presented as World Première at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022 getting significant interest from international clients.
Grand Soleil 72 Performance – The deck
Behind the scene of Grand Soleil 72
A unique project developed by Cantiere del Pardo, in collaboration with some of the most relevant names of the Italian sailing panorama: Franco Corazza, Matteo Polli, Nauta Design, and Marco Lostuzzi. All internationally recognized for outstanding projects in the nautical field signed Made in Italy.
The Shipyard’s craftsmanship and experience gained over the last 50 years are not only limited to developing excellent aesthetic lines but also to care about technical details of all those areas where the eye does not normally reach. First, among many, all the composite bulkheads in the interior are weighed one by one while defining the thickness of each ad hoc to optimize strength, lightness and performance.
For those who love technical details, the Grand Soleil 72 hull lines designed by Matteo Polli are featured by a prominent V-shaped bow. The significant dynamic length, thanks to slips and low wetted surface, allows the stern to be eased for reduced friction of the submerged sections when sailing. This traduces in higher dynamic speed and stability when the boat is heeled, promising not only better performance in light wind conditions, typically the Mediterranean area, but also excellent sailing ease and safety.
Grand Soleil 72 Performance – The interiors
The hull is made through an epoxy-based vacuum infusion process of vinylester resin into biaxial fiberglass and unidirectional carbon fabrics, resulting in a light and strong hull. In addition, the most stressed hull sections, such as longitudinal and transversal structures are laminated in fiberglass and stiffened by carbon reinforcements to boost strength and rigidity.
The Interiors design developed by the highly appreciated Nauta Design perfectly connects with the geometries of the deck. Nauta conceived, designed and refined the volumes and details of the deck to makethe most out of every single space, achieving a coherent and holistic relationship among them.
The interiors, dimensions, ergonomics, storage, functions and quality of all accessories are up to super yacht standards. The design and colors used in the interiors translate into a tasteful, elegant, and welcoming mood.