Grand Soleil 40

Annapolis, MD, United States

Listed price $159,000 USD

Grand Soleil 40 - Grand Soleil 40 - Upwind Racing
General information
Grand Soleil 40
Used sail boat for sale (SOLD)
£115,615 GBP | Listed price $159,000 USD
Massimo Papperini
Length overall
12.19 metres
3.81 metres
2.16 metres
7,484 kg
Annapolis, MD, United States

About this Grand Soleil 40


The Grand Soleil 40 "Mischief" is a true racer/cruiser. Built to the highest standards, you can win the race and spend the night in comfort. If you are looking for a dual purpose boat, this is the boat. Don't sacrifice performance for comfort. You don't have to.

  • North Sails Inventory of Sails
  • Autopilot, Radar, Chartplotter
  • Beautiful Teak Interior
  • See "Recent Upgrades" in Descriptions
Call the listing broker today to schedule an appointment to see "Mischief".

Owner's Comments

Mischief is a Grand Soleil 40, an impressive example of the dual-purpose, racer-cruiser concept.  Built in Italy by the famed builder Cantiere Del Pardo, the GS40 is generously equipped for comfortable cruising, and at the same time capable of winning plenty of club racing silver.


We have cruised Mischief extensively up and down the Chesapeake.  Set up for easy short-handed sailing for a crew of just 2, she is also a perfect 2 couple platform for either in-shore or off-shore cruising or racing.  Ample headroom throughout, 12 opening ports and hatches, full galley featuring an over-sized Isotherm frig and new Force 10 stove, and a head with separate and enclosed shower stall all make for very comfortable cruising.  A new Quick anchor windlass, an Apex roll-up dinghy with Honda outboard, and new Sunbrella cockpit cushions are also among her many amenities any cruising sailor would appreciate. 


The cruising capabilities and creature comforts do not come at the expense of sailing performance, however.  When in race mode, Mischief has proven hard to beat.  Since 2017, we have raced under the Chesapeake Racer-Cruiser Association (CRCA) banner, the fastest growing CBYRA-sanctioned keel boat class on the Chesapeake Bay.  In 2019, she won High-Point for her class and also the CRCA North Sails Boat of the Year perpetual trophy.  She has class wins at the NASS Race to Oxford, EYC Boomerang, AYC Spring Race to Oxford, AYC Fall Race to Solomons and more.


An underappreciated aspect of Grand Soleil yachts, at least in the U.S., is the quality of the build, which in Europe is considered by many to be on par with Swan and X-Yacht.  Cantiere del Pardo leaves the hull in its mold for ten days while installing the reinforcing grid, finishing the interior, and attaching the deck.  This ensures a true shape by eliminating the flexing that inevitably occurs when a bare shell is lifted out of the mold.  The solid hull is built of 12 layers of unidirectional cloth, vinylester resin, and an isophthalic gelcoat, supported by a 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 joint is bonded with structural epoxy, while deck fittings are backed by integral stainless plates molded into the deck, drilled and tapped to accept the bolts. The bulb/fin keel is bolted to the structural cross-grid, with the nuts accessible through the cabin sole.  


Mischief was built in Italy in 2003.  We bought her in 2013, becoming only her second owners.  Each and every year we have invested in numerous upgrades or system additions, spending over $60K.  She boasts new North 3Di Ocean sails, new standing rigging, a full suite of current Raymarine electronics, burnished "club race" bottom and foils, new canvas, and much more.  She truly is “turn key” and in excellent condition.

Sail Inventory

  • North Sails 3Di 5 Batten Ocean Mainsail (2019)
  • North Sails 3Di Ocean Roller Furling Genoa (2021 Never Used)
  • North Sails NorLam/Dyneema Roller Furling Genoa (2015)
  • North Sails G2 .75oz Running Gennaker


  • Double Spreader Aluminum Classic Mast
  • Harken Roller Furling Headstay
  • 1x19 Stainless Standing Rigging (2020)
  • Running Rigging Replaced (2018)
  • Selden Aluminum Bow Sprit (2016)
  • Navtec Backstay Adjuster (2016)
  • Hall Adjustable Hard Vang w/ Spring
  • #48 Harken 2-speed Self-tailing Primary Winches
  • #44 Harken 2-speed Self-tailing Cabintop Winches
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Electric Windlass
  • Rocna 15 Anchor w/ Chain, Rode and Swivel


  • Raymarine e127 MFD 12" Display in NavPod at Helm
  • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot w/ Display in NavPod at Helm
  • Raymarine CHIRP Digital Radar
  • Raymarine i60 Wind, Speed and Depth Displays at Companionway
  • Raymarine VHF
  • ICOM Handheld VHF
  • ACR GlobalFix Pro EPIRB
  • Sony AM/FM/CD Stereo w/ Bluetooth


  • Teak on Seats and Deck
  • Removable Teak Grates on Cockpit Floor
  • Large Centerline Wheel
  • Traveler w/ Mainsheet and Fine Tune on End Boom Sheeting
  • All Control Lines led to Cabintop
  • Chartplotter and Autopilot Control Head on Nav Pods on Binnacle
  • Raymarine Speed, Wind and Depth at Companionway
  • Radar on Post on Port Transom


  • Dinette w/ Table lowerable to a berth
  • Blue Cushions
  • Side Galley
  • Frigoboat Top Loading Refrigerator
  • 2-Burner Propane Stove w/ Oven
  • Double Stainless Sink w/ Hot and Cold Pressurized Water
  • Nav. Station to Starboard
  • Teak and Holly Floors
  • Head w/ Separate Shower



  • Centerline V-Berth
  • Opening Hatch
  • Storage to Port and Starboard

Aft Cabin

  • Double Berth to Port
  • Storage Locker

Recent Upgrades


  • 2021 North 3Di Ocean Roller Furling Genoa - Never Used 
  • 2019 North 3Di Ocean Main - 5 Battens
  • 2016 North G2 Running Gennaker, .75oz.
  • 2015 North NorLam/Dyneema Furling Genoa


  • 2020 New 1x19 Stainless Standing Rigging
  • 2019 New Harket 4:1 main cunningham
  • 2018 Harken Mainsheet Blocks w/fine tune
  • 2018 New running rigging
  • 2016 Selden Bow Sprit - Aluminum
  • 2016 New Navtec Backstay Adjuster
  • 2016 Harken Reflex Top-Down Furler

Other Upgrades

  • 2018 New Lewmar ports (2) and overhead hatches (2)
  • 2019 Modify Stainless Bow Pulpit, repace LED bow lights
  • 2017 Replace rudder bearings, supplied by Grand Soleil
  • 2016 Honda 2.3 hp 4-stroke outboard
  • 2016 Force 10 3-Burner Gimballed Stove
  • 2016 Apex 4-man roll-up inflatable
  • 2014 Strip bottom to gel coat, apply 6 coats of InterProtect


  • 2019 New Quick Anchor Windlass
  • 2019 New MasterVolt 40 amp charger
  • 2019 3 New Lifeline 125 amp House Batteries
  • 2017 Jabsco Water Pump
  • 2016 Raymarine VHF
  • 2016 Raymarine i60 Wind/Depth/Speed
  • 2016 Raymarine CHIRP Digital Radar
  • 2016 Raymarine AIS Transceiver
  • 2016 Raymarine 12" color e127 MFD (at helm)
  • 2016 MOM8A Man Overboard Module
  • 2016 BlueSea dual circuit battery switch
  • 2016 Balmar 125 Amp Alernator and Regulator
  • 2016 ACR GlobalFix Pro EPIRB
  • 2015 Raymarine Evolution Autopilot
  • 2015 Custom BlueSea Breaker Panel


  • 2019 Cockpit Cushions - Captains Blue Sunbrella
  • 2016 Wheel Cover - Captains Blue Sunbrella
  • 2016 Main Cover - Captains Blue Sunbrella
  • 2016 Furling Genoa Cover - WeatherMax
  • 2016 Dodger - Captains Blue Sunbrella 

NPYS Disclaimer12

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Yanmar 3JH3E
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
178 litres
Number of cabins
Drinking water capacity
367 litres
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Broker/Dealer Information

North Point Yacht Sales

Owner Ken Comerford
7330 Edgewood Road
United States
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