Grand Soleil 72 Long Cruise to Debut This Fall

The Long Cruise version of the Grand Soleil 72 is scheduled to premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Grand Soleil 72 Long Cruise
The Grand Soleil Yachts 72 Long Cruise version has the master stateroom forward, with a forward or aft galley. Courtesy Grand Soleil Yachts

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Grand Soleil Yachts says its new flagship model—the Grand Soleil 72 Long Cruise version—is on track for its premiere in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

The model was announced last year, in addition to a Performance version of the Grand Soleil 72. The yacht is a collaboration with Cantiere del Pardo; Franco Corazza, the project manager for the entire Grand Soleil range over 60 feet; Matteo Polli; Marco Lostuzzi; and Nauta Design.

According to Grand Soleil Yachts, the distinguishing feature of the Grand Soleil 72 Long Cruise is its deckhouse, which has a window offering 270-degree views (it’s raised and widened compared to the Performance version). In the cockpit, the companionway and ladder are moved to the side to allow for more seating. And the dinette is raised, allowing broader views of the outdoors.

Similar to the Performance version, the Grand Soleil 72 Long Cruise has its owner’s stateroom forward. The galley layout, however, is different. On the new model, it can be positioned forward or aft, and the guest staterooms and crew cabins can be rearranged.

What else is in build at Grand Soleil Yachts? Two hulls of the Performance version of the Grand Soleil 72, as well as the Grand Soleil 65 that is also scheduled to debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival this autumn.

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