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Grand Soleil 43 - B&C Shoal draft is a Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat built by Cantiere Del Pardo and designed by Botin Carkeek. Her first hull was built in 2006 with an overall lengh of 13.25 m or 43.6 ft long and a Keel stepped mast mast configuration.

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GRAND SOLEIL 43 - B&C SHOAL DRAFT Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft13.25 m / 43.6 ft
Builder(s)Cantiere del Pardo
Designer(s)Botin Carkeek
BrandGrand Soleil
SeriesGrand Soleil
VersionShoal draft
categoryOffshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built2006
Last Hull BuiltDiscontinued
AppendagesKeel L-shaped keel (with bulb)
HelmSingle helm wheel
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitClosed aft cockpit
Ballast TypeCast iron fin with lead bulb
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 9/10
Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)3
Number of Head(s)2
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal400 L / 105.7 gal
Ballast Ratio0.32


Overall Length (LOA) 13.25 m / 43.6 ft
Hull Length12.95 m / 42.6 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)11.4 m / 37.5 ft
Beam (width)3.95 m / 13 ft
Draft1.95 m / 6.5 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 8900 kg / 19621 lb
Ballast Weight2850 kg / 6283 lb


Critical Hull Speed8.20 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)170
Ballast Ratio0.32
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement24.45 m²/T / 263 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement44.24 m²/T / 476 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars (carbon fiber spars as an option)
Upwind Sail Area105 m² / 1130 ft²
Downwind Sail Area190 m² / 2045 ft²
Mainsail Area55 m² / 592 ft²
Genoa Area50 m² / 538 ft²

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity230 L / 60.8 gal

Below Deck