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Boarding Pass 1     Grand Soleil 43

Boarding Pass has eight berths in three double cabins plus the main saloon. She is a 13-metre yacht, with luxurious accommodation and a fast hull which is not only quick but safe in all weather conditions.

Testimonials.     What our Guests say about Boarding Pass.

The week on Boarding Pass was first rate.  – but we had a great few days sailing to Loch Fyne, Kyles of Bute, Lamlash, round the south of Aran to Tarbert and back to Largs. Paul was very good on handover and hand-back, and the boat was great to sail and well appointed. Look forward to a future trip.


Charles H.   April 2022

Boarding Pass

Thanks again for accommodating us on such a last minute trip.  We had a great time and the whole crew loved it.  The three crew chiefs had never been sailing before.  They all had a great time. 

Well, as quick as we came, we have now left.  We had expected to go east, but got late orders to return home today.  So we are already back in Phoenix, back in 40° C temps!

Attached are a couple pictures over Greenland, with some of the receding glaciers, and a few from our sail. 

Thanks again!!







Captain Joel & his Crew.  June 2019.   Phoenix Arizona

Joel Picture2_edited.jpg

Boat Specification and Layout

Boarding Pass layout

Sleeping Areas/Bunks are shown in yellow
Heads are shown in buff brown
Galley is shown in blue
Chart Table is shown in dark yellow


Boat Specifications

Length: 13.25 metres (43ft)
Beam: 3.95 metres (12ft 10ins)
Draft: 2.20 metres (deep keel)
Teak Deck
Engine Yanmar 56HP 4JH3E & Sail Drive
3 Bladed Folding Prop.
Roller Reefing Genoa
Electric Genoa Winches
Slab reefed Main Sail with drop bag
Fully battened Mainsail
Electric anchor windlass.
Dinghy & 4.0HP Yamaha Outboard
Cockpit chartplotter: Raymarine E80
Chart-table Chartplotter: Raymarine E80
VHF Radio: Raymarine 49E
Water:    450 litres
Fuel:      200 litres
3  double cabins, plus saloon conversion. Heads/showers: 2
Overnight Berths: 8
Suggested ideal overnight: 8 crew
Single Wheel Steering
Fridge & coolbox
Central Heating: Webasto
10 Life jackets on board
8 Man Liferaft
CD Player: Kenwood HDCW 4527
Fuel type: Diesel
Galley Cooker: Hob & Oven
8 Berths
Year of Build 2004

Skippers must hold RYA Yacht Master Offshore practical or equivalent experience.


Grand Soleil recently celebrated forty years of producing award winning performance cruiser-racers that were built by Cantiere del Pardo. They are the epitome of ‘made in Italy’ design, performance and style.
Cantiere del Pardo’s success is linked to several models and several designers who have made a profound impact on the sector. The company has always relied on the top designers of the moment to develop designs with great personality, characterised by their excellent performance and unmistakable elegance. These distinguishing features make the Grand Soleil yachts icons of style and elegance. Today, the Grand Soleil brand epitomises an explicit lifestyle, embodied by a genuine passion for the sea, design, technology and innovation.


She is built with elegant lines, a general sense of harmony and outstanding performance.  Careful thought has been given to all aspects of construction, but nowhere more so than on deck, where you will find simple but functional fittings and a generous sail plan; with all running rigging led aft to the cockpit.   Boarding Pass is a delight to sail.
The interior of the yacht has an air of quality: fore cabin with own heads, spacious saloon and linear galley which is situated to port, and then aft to where the two double cabins are situated.  All the equipment systems are sound-proofed, so your peace and comfort won’t be disturbed.
Externally this fine-looking yacht, with her stylish transom, has achieved the perfect balance between hull and deck volumes, and offers also a large and well protected cockpit, along with safe side decks to complete what is, without any half measures, a classic destined to remain forever beautiful. A good example of Italian style.

Outstanding construction quality, comprising galvanized steel reinforcing frame to receive the lead keel, keel-stepped mast, and the rigging loads. This together with a closed-cell foam core hull above the water line creates an extremely stiff hull with an ultra-low centre of gravity for unrivalled windward performance and overall speed. A true cruiser/racer!!
Every aspect of design has been carefully considered, resulting in a faster, stiffer, stronger and higher quality yacht in all areas. Technology and deck ergonomics make this not only faster, but easier to manage whilst sailing short-handed.
Boarding Pass I has a furling Genoa.  Her Main sail is slab reefed through leech lines brought back to the cockpit.  The luff points are secured using the cringles and rams-horn.  A very simple yet effective system.


The engine bay. Boarding Pass

Come and Sail Boarding Pass from Largs Yacht Haven.

The fastest Yacht in the Fleet.

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