The Grand Soleil 40 - B&C belongs to the Grand Soleil range. The Grand Soleil 40 - B&C is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Standard.
|Grand Soleil 40 - B&C's Main Features|
|Model||Grand Soleil 40 - B&C|
|Type of hull||Monohull|
|Construction||GRP (glass reinforced polyester)|
|First built hull||2006|
|Last built hull||Discontinued|
Fin with bulb
|Rudder||1 spade rudder|
|Cockpit||Closed aft cockpit|
|Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)||N/A|
|Grand Soleil 40 - B&C's Main dimensions|
|Length overall||41’ 2”|
|Hull length||36’ 6”|
|Waterline length||34’ 6”|
|Beam (width)||12’ 7”|
|Light displacement||17306 lbs|
|Ballast weight||5842 lbs|
|French customs tonnage||13.67 Tx|
|Grand Soleil 40 - B&C's Rig and sails|
|Upwind sail area||1055 sq.ft|
|Rigging type||Sloop Marconi fractional|
|Mast position||Keel stepped mast|
|Spars||Mast and boom in Aluminum (carbon fiber as an option)|
|Number of levels of spreaders||2|
|Grand Soleil 40 - B&C's Performances|
|Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
|Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
|Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
|Grand Soleil 40 - B&C's Auxiliary engine|
|Engine type||Inboard engine|
|Engine (min/max)||27 HP / 40 HP|
|Fuel tank capacity||47.6 gal|
|Grand Soleil 40 - B&C's Accommodation|
|Cabin(s) (min/max)||2 / 3|
|Berth(s) (min/max)||4 / 8|
|Head(s) (min/max)||1 / 2|
|Fresh water tank capacity||100.4 gal|
|Maximum headroom||6’ 5”|