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Grand Soleil 46 Long Cruise cruising

The Grand Soleil 46 Long Cruise, here in "cruising" version, is a 45’11” monohull sailboat designed by Nauta Design and Marco Lostuzzi. She was built by Cantiere Del Pardo (Italy) and made of sandwich fiberglass / polyester. The production started in 2014 and has been awarded the title of "European Yacht of the Year - Category : Luxury Cruiser" in 2016.

The Grand Soleil 46 Long Cruise belongs to the Grand Soleil Long Cruise range. The Grand Soleil 46 Long Cruise is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Race.

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Grand Soleil 46 Long Cruise's   Main Features
Model Grand Soleil 46 Long Cruise
Version Cruising
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore fast cruising sailboat
Cockpit Open aft cockpit with closing system
Shipyard
Designer Nauta Design
Marco Lostuzzi
Range Grand Soleil Long Cruise
Award 2016 European Yacht of the Year - Category : Luxury Cruiser
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 2014
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Keel :
Fin with bulb
Helm 2 wheels
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
379 000
(2017)
Grand Soleil 46 Long Cruise's   Main dimensions
Length overall 48’ 4”
Hull length 45’ 11”
Waterline length 41’ 8”
Beam (width) 14’ 6”
Draft 7’ 6”
Light displacement 26455 lbs
Ballast weight 9259 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron fin with lead bulb
Grand Soleil 46 Long Cruise's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1087 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 2174 sq.ft
Mainsail area 581 sq.ft
Genoa area 506 sq.ft
Jib area 231 sq.ft
Gennaker area 1593 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 9/10
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 55’ 1”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 17’ 1”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 55’ 1”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 18’
Grand Soleil 46 Long Cruise's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
19.27
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
38.54
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.
165
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.
35 %
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.
8.66 knots
Grand Soleil 46 Long Cruise's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 75 HP / 110 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 79.3 gal
Grand Soleil 46 Long Cruise's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 6 / 9
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 158.5 gal
Water heater capacity 15.9 gal
Holding tank capacity 7.9 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 23.8 gal

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