Grand Soleil 45 Performance for sale

Barcelona, Spain

Listed price €190,000 EUR

Tax Paid / Included

Grand Soleil 45 Performance - 2006 Grand Soleil 45 Performance - SOLARIS I - for sale
General information
Grand Soleil 45 Performance
Used sail boat for sale
£160,337 GBP | Listed price €190,000 EUR
Price comment
GS45 with both race and cruising inventories
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Solaris I
Judel/Vrolijk & Co.
Length overall
13.55 metres
Length waterline
12.00 metres
4.26 metres
2.80 metres
11,500 kg
Fin Keel
Barcelona, Spain

About this Grand Soleil 45 Performance


Extremely competitive performance race version of the popular Judel/Vrolijk & Co. designed Grand Soleil 45. Equipped with both full race inventory and also full cruising inventory.


Launched in 2006 and raced very competitively in her first three seasons with a notable of notable wins and high finishes in such events as the Championship of Catalonia, Spanish Cup, Godo Trophy, Palmavela, Ruta de la Sale and Copa del Ray, SOLARIS I changed focus for the 2010 with the addition of a full cruising inventory including cruising sails, bimini, sprayhood and stackpack. Fitted out with the performance 2.70m keel and taller race rig (complete with alloy and carbon booms and carbon spinnaker pole), SOLARIS I is a seriously versatile option for anyone seeking a fast cruiser with racing ability.

Her specification highlights are numerous, but particular highlights include:-

• 2.80m performance keel

• Volvo 55hp engine (large engine option for the GS45)

• Retractable bowthruster

• Racing mast with rod standing rigging

• Carbon and alloy booms

• Carbon spinnaker pole

• Full Quantum Sails racing sail wardrobe with carbon/Kevlar mainsails and genoas

• Quantum Sails cruising sail wardrobe with spinnaker

• Harken deck gear including genoa furler with removable drum and electric primary winches

• Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster

• Teak laid decks

• Stackpack and lazyjacks

• Raymarine instruments with twin plotters, radar and transom antenna mast and mast-mounted maxi-repeaters for racing

• 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout (plus convertible sofa in the saloon)

• Teak interior joinery

• 2021-replaced batteries


Rolf Vrolijk has created a yacht that is fast, elegant and seaworthy. Persuaded of the value of this design, Cantiere del Pardo chose the Grand Soleil 45’ to introduce a new construction process based on an innovative, high-strength frame in hot dip galvanized steel that confers rigidity to the hull and uniformly distributes the loads of the bulb keel, mast and chain plates. The result is a safe yacht with docile handling qualities, able to deal with virtually any sea conditions without qualms, and subject to very few limits.

The lines of the Grand Soleil 45’ are eye-catching and sporty, in the best del Pardo style. This is a yacht that is both concrete and refined, where the spaces above deck are free and unencumbered, with enclosed halyard routings, and a racing-style cockpit that is spacious and well-ordered, for maximum speed and agility of movement. Water lines and sail area are configured to give scope for maximum satisfaction in both cruising and racing.

The large helm wheel allows the best control and a comfortable upwind or downwind positioning, always with an excellent view of the genoa jib.

Below deck, the racing soul of the exterior lines gives way to the unmistakable traits of a pure cruising yacht, with an inviting ambience, warm wood furnishings and a space extending from bulwark to bulwark which houses, in addition to the “L” shaped galley and ample chart table, a roomy dinette with large central table that can be extended to reach the sofa along the starboard bulwark.

3 cabins and 2 bathrooms afford abundant space and excellent cruising range for life on board, with a large area devoted to the owner’s cabin with bed accessible from either side, and private bathroom with separate bath and shower compartment.



RCD Status:

• Our understanding is that the yacht is built to CE Boat Category A-Ocean.

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

• GRP hull, deck and superstructure construction

• Stratified unidirectional fibreglass offering a tensile strength of up to 25 kg/mm².

• NPG isophthalic gelcoats, NEOGEL and vinylester resin are applied to the first layers of the hull.

• Bulkheads laminated with 60mm flanges for increased adhesion to GRP

• Hot galvanised steel grid structure for transferance of rigging and keel loads

• Stainless steel chainplates with 27mm rods secured to grid structure

• Underwater sections epoxy treated from new

• Regatta antifouling - 2021

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

• White gelcoat hull and deck finish

• Blue waterline stripe and cavita line

• Deck construction in GRP with termanto foam core for increased insulation, shear strength and durability

• Side decks, coachroof, cockpit seating and cockpit sole in laid teak with black caulking

Keel & Rudder:

• Hydrodynamically designed 2.70m racing fin keel

• The keel is bolted onto the metal internal structure so as to distribute the keel load over the broad, and sturdy fibreglass and galvanised steel surface of the entire hull.

• The balanced spade rudder is moulded in fibreglass with internal 300mm stainless steel plates attached to 60mm diameter stainless steel stock and self-aligning lower bearing.


Engine & gearbox:

• Volvo Penta D2-55 4-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine producing 55hp

• Freshwater engine cooling using raw water inlet and heat exchanger.

• Volvo 130S saildrive gearbox

• Single lever gear/throttle control

Maintenance & Performance:

• Engine hours: Approx 2.280 as of Autumn 2021

• Date of last engine service: Engine serviced annually (last one in May 2021)

Propulsion & Steering:

• Volvo 3-bladed folding propeller

• 12vDC retractable bowthruster with control at helm pedestal

• Single 1700m diameter hide-covered stainless steel helm wheel with steering pedestal

• Stainless steel cable steering connection

• Emergency steering gear


Voltage systems:

• 12vDC primary domestic system with 230v AC via shorepower or inverter

Battery Banks:

• 12vDC engine start batteries - 2021

• 12vDC domestic batteries joined in parallel - 2021

• 12vDC bowthruster battery - 2021

• Emergency parallel switch for engine and service battery banks

Charging / Inverter:

• Approx 60Ah automatic battery charger

• 12/220v Inverter


• 12vDC alternator on engine

Other Electrical:

• 16Amp shorepower supply with ring main and 220v AC sockets in interior

• 12v sockets at chart table

• Circuit breakers with automatic fuses and indicator lamps for all individual circuits.


Fresh Water:

• 12vDC pressure system with 12vDC pump

• Hot water supplied via engine cooling with calorifier or via 1200w 220vAC immersion heater element from shore power in 23 litres well-insulated hot water tank

• Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower in cockpit

Bilge Pumps:

• Manual bilge pump in cockpit

• 12vDC high capacity electric bilge pump with manual override

• 2x 12vDC shower drain pumps

Gas System:

• Gas locker in separate drained compartment in cockpit with capacity for 2x 3kgs cylinders



• Approx 230 litres diesel capacity in 1x stainless steel fuel tank

• Fuel tank level gauge at chart table

Fresh Water:

• Approx 400 itres fresh water capacity in 2x plastic water tanks

• Water tank gauge at chart table

Holding Tanks:

• 45 litre stainless steel black water holding tank servicing aft heads

• Tank discharges directly overboard


On Deck:

• Raymarine E80 GPS chart plotter display at helm binnacle

• Raymarine 2kw closed-array radar scanner on transom antenna mast

• Raymarine ST6001 autopilot with wireless Smart controller

• Raymarine RayStar 125 dedicated GPS antenna

• Raymarine ST60 speed display at companionway

• Raymarine ST60 depth display at companionway

• Raymarine ST60 wind display at companionway

• 4x Raymarine ST60 Maxview mast-mounted repeaters

• Steering compass on helm binnacle

At Chart Table:

• Raymarine E80 GPS chart plotter display

Communications Equipment:

• Raymarine Ray240 VHF with DSC

• Raymarine second station VHF for cockpit



• Twin stainless steel sinks with single lever mixing tap.

• 2-burner gimballed stainless steel gas cooker with oven

• Top-opening 150 litre fridge with 12vDC compressor


• Manual Jabsco heads in both heads compartments

• Heads showers with automatic temperature control and electric pump out

Heating & Ventilation:

• 12vDC ventilation fans in saloon

• Ventilation consisting of opening skylights and opening portlights


• Radio/CD player with JVC speakers in saloon

• Masthead TV antenna


Summary of Accommodation:

• Aft cockpit layout with up to 8 full length berths in three double cabins plus two further saloon settee berths. Forward and aft day heads with showers.

Accommodation Finish:

• Marine grade waterproof core, faced with selected teak is used in all bulkheads and major joinery.

• Specially selected solid teak in frames and doors.

• All main bulkheads bonded to hull and deck, using glass fibre and polyester.

• Ceiling, topsides and minor visible hull sides with foam backed vinyl.

• Hull sides, bottom, bilge, etc top-coated throughout the interior.

• Cabin sole board finished in simulated teak and holly spline

• Acrylic stone counters in galley

• Cushions in high quality foam with first class upholstery.

• Off-white fabric upholstery throughout

• Roller blinds on deck hatches.

• White cloth curtains

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Master Cabin:

• Island double berth

• Twin settees, various storage compartments and hanging locker

Forward Heads:

• Master cabin en suite heads with shower, wash hand basin and sea toilet.

Main Saloon:

• Spacious saloon with U-shaped settee to port and linear settee to starboard.

• Dining table with folding leaf.

• Various storage lockers, and light beige cabin upholstery throughout.

• Convertible sofa into double berth

Chart Table:

• Forward facing chart table, located to starboard with chart storage and navigation electronics centre.


• U shaped galley located to port comprising of gas hob with oven and grill, yop-opening fridge and twin stainless steel sinks with chrome mixer tap.

• Numerous storage lockers and synthetic stone effect work tops.

Aft Heads:

• Heads compartment with shower, wash hand basin, sea toilet, storage/vanity unit.

Aft Cabins:

• Equal aft cabins with double berths

• Hanging lockers with seat.

• Door to main saloon from starboard and port guest cabins.



• Sparcraft aluminium anodised spars

• Keel-stepped racing mast with 3-sets of swept-back spreaders

• Stainless steel rod standing rigging – 2006 / inspected annually last time May 2021

• Formula carbon fibre racing boom

• Sparcraft aluminium cruising boom

• Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster

• Harken genoa furler with removable drum for racing

• Rod-vang adjustable from cockpit

• Harken genoa tracks and associated deck gear for performance sailing/racing

• Lazyjacks

• German mainsheet system with Harken full-width mainsheet track in cockpit forward of helm

• Carbon fibre spinnaker pole

• Spinnaker track on mast

• Equipment for symmetric spinnakers


• 2x Harken 60STE 2-speed electric self-tailing genoa winches

• 2x Harken 2-speed self-tailing spinnaker winches

• 2x Harken 2-speed self-tailing halyard/control line winches at companionway


• Quantum Sails taffeta webs fibre laminated battened cruising mainsail – 2006

• Quantum Sails taffeta webs fibre laminated furling genoa – 2006

• Quantum Sails symmetrical cruising spinnaker – 2006

• Quantum Sails carbon/Kevlar battened mainsail – 2006

• Quantum Sails carbon/Kevlar battened mainsail – 2007

• Quantum Sails carbon/Kevlar light genoa – 2007

• Quantum Sails carbon/Kevlar light-medium genoa – 2006

• Quantum Sails carbon/Kevlar medium-heavy genoa – 2006

• Quantum Sails carbon/Kevlar heavy No.3 genoa – 2006

• Quantum Sails light VMG spinnaker – 2006

• Quantum Sails AP 1 spinnaker – 2007

• Quantum Sails AP II spinnaker – 2007

• Quantum Sails runner spinnaker - 2007


• Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.

• Stainless steel guardwire stanchions with twin guardwires and side-boarding gates

• Opening deckhead hatches

• Stern boarding ladder

• Radar antenna pole at stern

• Hot & cold shower in cockpit

• Removable teak cockpit table

• Teak bulkwarks

Anchoring & Mooring:

• 1,000w 12vDC reversing electric anchor windlass

• 16kgs Delta Anchor with 50m 8mm chain

• Fore and aft mooring lines

• Fenders

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:

• Blue canvas sprayhood with stainless steel frame

• Blue canvas bimini with stainless steel frame

• Blue canvas stackpack for mainsail with lazyjacks

• Blue canvas cockpit table cover

• Blue canvas helm wheel and pedestal cover


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: Barcelona, Spain

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: Lucio Pellegrini

Tel: +34 675 236 174


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Volvo D2-55 55hp
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
230 litres
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
400 litres

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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SO41 9BD
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