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2006 Grand Soleil 43

Lefkas, Greece


Grand Soleil 43 (2006) quality, respected cruiser/racer. Designed as a powerful cruising/racing yacht, the Grand Soleil 43 is also a comfortable family cruisier, a delight to sail. This yacht has never been raced, just cruised by family and friends. Powered by 55hp Volvo, Excellent sail wardrobe mainly 2013 Banks Sails. Elegant and stylish interior with 3 double cabins, linear galley and spacious saloon. 2 heads/showers. Full instruments, Tacktick, B& G and Raymarine. VAT paid Euros 130,000

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Grand Soleil
Model: 43
Year: 2006
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Cantiere Del Pardo
Designer: Botin & Carkeek
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 43 ft / 13.11 m
Length Overall: 43'5 ft / 13.23 m
Waterline Length: 37'4 ft / 11.38 m
Beam: 13'2 ft / 4.01 m
Max Draft: 8'2 ft / 2.50 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: D2-55
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 55hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 2006
  • Engine Hours: 1200
  • Engine Location: Center


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR
Tel:+44 (0)1329 827 053


Grand Soleil 43
Builders - Cantiere Del Pardo
Designers: Botin & Carkeek - P.Roseo

GRP; hull and deck sandwich construction, fully laminated under work
Grid pan cradle / Galvanized steel incorporated into the hull
Teak cockpit & teak cockpit grating
Lead keel, last 30cm is a separate element connected with the bulb by smaller diameter studs (than studs of the keel) for safety in case of collision
Single rudder – remote pilot
Long fin keel
Wheel steering – Large single wheel

LOA:                 12.95 m  (43 ft 5)
LWL:                 11.40 m  (37 ft 4)
Beam:                 3.95 m (12 ft 11)
Minimum Draft:   2.60 m   (8 ft 2)
Displacement:     8.9 tons
Ballast:                2.85 tons


Volvo Penta D2-55 original engine
Approx. hours 1,200
3 bladed original Volvo prop
Sail drive unit

Last engine inspection April 2020, Yearly Service by official Volvo Service


12 v system and land/shore power
3 x Domestic AGM Rolls R12-110Ak. Batteries 380amp/h (June 2019)
1 x ending Start battery 750 amp/h (June 2019)
Charging by shore power and engine
Power battery charger Quick SBC Advanced Plus; all internal bulbs replaced with LED lights


Fuel:      1 x 230 ltr S/S tank
Water:    2 x 200 ltrs tanks (400 ltr capacity) Plastic-PE
Holding: no holding tank

Rig and Sails

Original rig – 2006
9/10 Sparcraft Performance Mast/ Rod-Rig diam 10mm - 1 piece extrusion
Aluminium standing rig with Rod rigging
Carbon spinnaker gear

Mainsail, Grey, full battened, membrane cruise double taffeta with Fredriksen ball bearings , by Banks 2013
Genoa Furling, Grey, by Banks 2013
Jib/Staysail Furling, white, by Quantum 2019
Spinnaker, white, Nylon all round 0,80oz with launcher sock, by Banks 2013
Code Zero Furling Code 0 grey Membrane race, by Banks 2013
Code 0 and spinnaker hardly used


Accom for 6 (+ 2 in saloon) in 3 cabins
3 doubles - master double forward with island berth and two double aft cabins
2 heads & showers
Linear galley to port
Saloon to stbd - large U-shaped seating
Nav station to stbd


Gas cooker 2 burner and oven
Fridge - Indel Marine Isotherm
Freezer comp - Indel Marine Isotherm
S/S sinks
Webasto Eberspacher Airtronic M heating
Water boiler Quick SBC advanced plus
Grating and supports for conversion to table
extra teak table for the cockpit


20kg galvanized Delta Anchor, 80m chain
Quick Aries electric windlass
Sprayhood & Bimini
Winter covers
Swim ladder & boarding ladder
Deck shower
7 fenders


Instruments: Tacktick wireless 3 maxi display mast + 2 digital displays
Compass - Tacktick wireless
Speed Log - Tacktick wireless
Wind Indicator -Tacktick wireless
Echosounder - Tacktick wireless
GPS - B & G
Plotter - B&G Zeus MFDS with AIS
Autopilot -Raymarine ST6001
NavTex - Vlipper by Nasa
VHF - Raymarine Ray 240 E
AIS receiver/transmitter
Navigation lights


Life raft - Eurovinil Coastal dry (2006) serviced 2019
Life buoy
Dan buoy
Electric and annual bilge pumps
Radar reflector
Emergency tiller
Fire blanket
Gas alarm

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.

Owners Comments

In current ownership since 2015
2015/2016 Croatia, 2017, 2018, 2020 Greece Ionian Sea, 2019 Greece Aegean Sea.
Approximately 10 weeks per year cruising with family & friends.
NO racing

1 previous owner who also only sailed the yacht with family and friends mainly in Croatia. No Racing.

Name & Logo:
The rights on the boat’s name and logo ‘Chicabomba’ remain with the seller and buyer is obliged to change the boat’s name.

Title Documents and Tax

Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.

Current Certificate of German Registry
Copy of current owners purchase contract/document in Italian (2015)
Copy Italian T2L (2015)
Copy of original invoice with TVA paid (2006)
Copy Declaration of Conformity
Copy CE Type Certificate of Conformity
Evidence of TEPAI cruising tax paid

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Additional Contact Information

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