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Bluewater Elegance: A Closer Look at the Grand Soleil 60 Long Cruise

Supported by a team of in-house experts, esteemed designers, and client input, Italian yard Cantiere del Pardo maintains a steadfast commitment to the continuous expansion and refinement of its product portfolio. The boot Düsseldorf 2024 presents a prime opportunity to unveil two anticipated additions to the fleet, the Grand Soleil 60 Long Cruise and the Grand Soleil Blue.

Currently in development, these models are poised to make their on-the-water debuts at upcoming editions of the Cannes Yachting Festival. In this article, we will talk about the first of the two novelties presented today, the Grand Soleil 60 Long Cruise. But fear not, in a few hours, we will also publish an article dedicated to the intriguing zero emissions 10-meter Grand Soleil Blue!

Grand Soleil 60LC with rollbar
Grand Soleil 60 LC with rollbar

Grand Soleil 60 Long Cruise

Introducing the latest addition to the Grand Soleil Yachts Long Cruise range, the GS 60 LC needs to set a new standard in bluewater sailing, seamlessly blending efficiency, timeless style, and innovation. This model showcases a deck design, interior layout, and general arrangement by Nauta Design, along with naval architecture by Matteo Polli.

Responding to customer insights, the GS 60 Long Cruise is the flagship of the Long Cruise series, serving as the culmination of standard features while providing an optimal balance for owners seeking an enhanced experience without compromising cost-effectiveness.

Exemplifying classic LC attributes, the GS 60 LC prioritizes comfort and ease of sailing without sacrificing performance. Noteworthy design elements, including a pronounced V-shaped bow, low-wet surface, and dynamic stability, contribute to its impressive capabilities.

Grand Soleil 60LC without rollbar

The “step-free” deck layout, designed for maximum volume above and below deck, facilitates effortless movement whether sailing or at anchor. Owners can choose between versions with or without a rollbar to tailor the yacht to individual preferences.

The semi-raised saloon and strategically placed hull windows fill the interior with natural light, creating a spacious and inviting atmosphere.

Innovative adjustments to the cockpit layout enhance ergonomics and comfort. Extended bench cushions over the coachroof create a protected lounging area, while the versatile design allows the cockpit tables to be lowered, transforming the space into expansive sunbathing spots.

This thoughtful design extends to short-handed sailing, with main winches and controls strategically positioned for easy access at the helm. The yacht features a fully battened furling mainsail, and hydraulic controls for the backstay and vang contribute to overall sailing efficiency.

Additional features include a foldable aft platform, extending the boat’s length by a meter when anchored to provide additional space. Wide side decks further enhance accessibility and safety on deck.

Grand Soleil 60LC salon view

Below the deck, the spacious saloon and navigation station greet visitors through the companionway. The open-plan galley, situated between the saloon and owner’s suite, offers ample space and options for a full-height fridge-freezer. Owners can choose to replace the dayhead opposite the galley with additional storage or technical space.

The comfortable owner’s cabin features a walkaround French bed—a unique feature for a 60-footer—and a forward bathroom. Two ensuite guest cabins, a twin and a double, in the aft section, accommodate four guests, with additional accommodations for two crew members in the extreme bow.

Grand Soleil 60 Long Cruise cabin

Anticipated to make its international debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2025, the GS 60 Long Cruise underscores Grand Soleil Yachts’s commitment to enhancing the sailing experience through innovation.

Grand Soleil 60 LC specs

Lenght overall: 19,68m – 64,5 feet
Hull length: 18,30m – 60 feet
Beam max: 5,80 m – 19 feet
Draft: 2,80m – 9,2 feet
Displacement. 27 ton – 59524lbs
Fuel tank: 1.000 l circa – 264 gallon
Water tank: 900 l circa  – 237,7 gallon
Black water tank: 200 l circa  – 52,8 gallon
Sail area: 205 mq  – 205 square meter
Concept and construction: Cantiere del Pardo
Naval architecture: Matteo Polli
Exterior, interior design and GA: Nauta Design

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