Grand Soleil 40 for sale

Tuscany, Italy

99,000 EUR
approx $109,829USD

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Grand Soleil 40
Used sail boat for sale
€99,000 EUR
Price comment
Single owner lightly used GS40
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Massimo Paperini
Length overall
Length waterline
8.38 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Tuscany, Italy

About this Grand Soleil 40

TURAN is a much-loved and very lightly used Grand Soleil 40. She is the perfect value for money fast cruiser with low maintenance costs and she is able to host 5 guests for easy handling cruising. She is still under the first ownership.


Designed as an easy-to-sail performance cruiser, the Paperini-designed Grand Soleil 40 is equally at home family cruising as she is racing around the cans or offshore. The ergonomics of the entire cockpit are nearly perfect. The seats are wide and comfortable with well-angled coamings, and the teak cockpit sole is attractive and provides secure traction. Low coamings and long teak handrails make it easy to go forward, and the helm station is excellent. There's an especially nice spot to windward when the breeze is up; the wheel pedestal is angled to make a splendid foot brace. Even shorter skippers will have good sight lines over the low cabintop.

TURAN is a 2-cabin, 1-heads owner version of this very popular Italian performance yacht. Her specification highlights include:-

• 2-cabin, owner version with big space

• Blue Navy hull with a vinyl protective wrap

• Larger 39hp engine option

• Flex-o-fold three blades propeller

• 2.15m lead keel

• Standard rig with 2-sets of spreaders

• 6 Harken winches with electric

• Raymarine instruments with chart plotter

• Teak deck

• Spinnaker pole

• Tender and outboard

• Carbon fibre passarelle

• Dyneema halyards

• Led lights

• Seacocks replaced in 2019

• Rudder bearing replaced in 2019


“The Grand Soleil 40 is a nice example of a noted Italian builder's response to the trend toward "performance cruising." If your middle years are no longer over the distant horizon, if you love to race or just cruise fast, if you want luxurious accommodations after a hard day's work rounding the buoys or rounding a headland on an extended cruise, the Grand Soleil 40 is a boat to consider.”

Sail Magazine – September 2004



RCD Status:

• The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”

Hull Construction:

• GRP hull construction using 12 layers of unidirectional cloth, vinylester resin and isophthalic gelcoats

• Structural grid with six longitudinal stringers, five transverse ribs, and bulkheads.

• Stainless steel reinforcement is built into the main bulkhead to spread chainplate loads

• The hull-to-deck join is bonded with structural epoxy

• Blue Navy hull with a vinyl protective wrap

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

• GRP deck and superstructure

• The hull-to-deck joint is bonded with structural epoxy

• Deck fittings are backed by integral stainless plates moulded into the deck, drilled and tapped to accept the bolts.

• Non-slip deck finish on the deckhouse

• Teak deck

• Teak capped toe rail

Keel & Rudder:

• The lead bulb/fin keel is bolted to the structural cross-grid, with the nuts accessible through the cabin sole.

• GRP rudder blade


Engine & gearbox:

• Yanmar 3JH4E 3-cylinder naturally aspirated 39hp diesel engine

• Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger

• Single lever throttle/gear control

• Saildrive gearbox – serviced 2018

Service & Maintenance:

• Engine hours approx.. 1780 as of November 2019

• Date of last engine service – June 2019.

• Date of the last sail drive replaced – 2017

Propulsion & Steering:

• 3 blades folding propeller

• Wheel steering with large diameter helm wheel in cockpit


Voltage systems:

• 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shorepower

Battery Banks:

• 2x 12V 115Ah AGM service batteries bank

• 1x 12V 75Ah engine start battery

Charging / Inverter:

• 60Ah Mastervolt battery charger


• 12V 80A engine mounted alternator

Other Electrical

• 220v AC shore power system with ring main


Fresh Water:

• Pressurised fresh water supply via 12vDC pressure pump

• Hot water supplied via engine-driven calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element in 25 litre well-insulated hot water tank – new 2017

• Cockpit shower

Bilge Pumps:

• 12vDC electric automatic bilge pump for main bilge

• Manual bilge pump in cockpit

• 1x 12vDC electric pumps for aft and front shower discharge



• 180 litres fuel capacity in 1x stainless steel tank

• Tank gauge at chart table

Fresh Water:

• 360 litres fresh water capacity in 2x plastic water tanks

• Tank gauge at chart table

Holding Tanks:

• Black water holding tank servicing aft electric heads


In Cockpit:

• Raymarine ST60 wind, log and depth

• Raymarine ST6001+ Autopilot

• Wifi router and software for IPad navigation charts

At Chart Table:

• Genov 6 plus GPs chartplotter

Communications Equipment:

• VHF Raymarine 54E with DSC




• Gimballed stainless gas cooker with 2-burners and oven

• 12vDC top-opening refrigerator

• Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot & cold water supply


• Jabsco marine heads, aft electric

• Hot & cold pressurised water supplies to heads and showers


• CD-radio with USB with speakers in saloon and cockpit


Summary of Accommodation:

• Two double cabins plus one head with further sea-berth in saloon.

• Headroom approx 6’3” in saloon.

• Large forward double cabin with one hanging lockers port side.

• Saloon with u-shaped settee and central bench seat

• Linear galley opposite saloon to port with large heads/shower aft.

• Forward facing chart table with dedicated chart seat aft to starboard.

• Mirrored aft double cabins with hanging lockers.

Accommodation Finish:

• All interior woodwork in varnished light mahogany wood.

• Floor is varnished teak wood with inlaid holly strips.

• Laminate counters in galley and heads

• White cloth upholstery throughout



• Sparcraft Performance Range aluminium alloy spars

• Keel-stepped mast with 2-sets of swept-back spreaders

• Hydraulic adjustable backstay

• All control lines led aft to the cockpit

• German mainsheet system with adjustable mainsheet track in cockpit

• Lazyjacks with stackpack

• Harken genoa furler

• Harken deck gear

• Rigid bamar vang

• Spinlock jammers

• Spinnaker pole (deck stowed) with mast-mounted spinnaker pole track

• Gennaker carbon fibre bowsprit


• 2x Harken 48.2 St 2-speed self-tailing primary winches in cockpit

• 2x Harken 44.2 St 2-speed self-tailing

• 2x Harken 40.2 St 2-speed self-tailing control line winches at companionway


• Dacron full batten mainsail – 2017

• Dacron furling genoa – 2015

• Spinnaker

• Asymmetric gennaker with socket


• Pulpit and pushpit have opening for easy access on board

• Double stainless lifelines.

• Swimming ladder

• Folding passarelle with guardrail

• Outboard bracket

• Fishing rod holders at pushpit

Anchoring & Mooring:

• 12vDC 700W quick anchor windlass with remote control

• Delta 16kgs anchor with 50 metres chain

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:

• Sprayhood

• Awning

• Helm wheel cover

• Stern cover

• Stackpack for mainsail


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.


Lying Tuscany, Italy

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)

Tel: +39 333 74 89 281


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Yanmar 3JH4E 39hp
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
48 gallons (U.S.)
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
95 gallons (U.S.)

Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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Grabau International

82 Gosport Street
SO41 9BD
United Kingdom
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