Sailboat specifications and datasheets

Grand Soleil 52

The Grand Soleil 52 is a 51’10” monohull sailboat designed by German Frers. She was built by Cantiere Del Pardo (Italy) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). This sailboat was produced between 1987 and 1991.

The Grand Soleil 52 belongs to the Grand Soleil range.

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Grand Soleil 52's   Main Features
Model Grand Soleil 52
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Designer German Frers
Range Grand Soleil
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 1987
Last built hull 1991
Appendages Keel :
Fin without bulb
Helm 1 wheel
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Grand Soleil 52's   Main dimensions
Length overall 53’ 6”
Hull length 51’ 10”
Waterline length 42’ 4”
Beam (width) 15’ 7”
Draft 7’ 11”
Light displacement 39022 lbs
Ballast weight 16094 lbs
Grand Soleil 52's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1694 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
Rotating spars No
Mast position Keel stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Spreaders angle 0 °
Grand Soleil 52'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.
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.
41 %
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.
8.71 knots
Grand Soleil 52's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 95 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 92.5 gal
Grand Soleil 52's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 4
Berth(s) (min/max) 8 / 10
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 237.8 gal

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