Sailing BoatsRacing BoatsGrand SoleilModel 50
Fantastically well-equipped example of the Judel Vrolijk designed Grand Soleil 50 aft cockpit performance cruising yacht. Mr. Twister is still under her first ownership and she is presented in great condition inside and out. FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS: Launched in April 2007 and still under the first ownership, Mr. Twister is surely one of the best Judel Vrolijk design Grand Soleil 50 today on the market as her owner takes great care of the boat with the yard looking after the boat for all the winter. Mr. Twister was always lightly used as a cruiser yacht from his first and only owner with his family and is now ready for new adventures. Her specification highlights are numerous, but particular highlights include: 3-cabin, 2-head owner’s layout Larger 75hp Volvo engine option with saildrive and recent diaphragm replacement Recently re-painted Carbon fibre pole and deck gear Fully-battened mainsail with ball-bearing battencars, single-line reefing, and lazyjacks Flex-o-fold feathering prop Retractable bow thruster Twin alternators, upgraded battery capacity and inverter Webasto diesel heating system• Mastervolt 3,5 generator Nobeltec instrument package including digital radar & plotters Satellite TV Mr Twister is now offered for sale in a 100% turn-key order as her owner would like to move on to a fresh project. VAT-paid, Mr Twister is a turn-key solution for those looking to buy a stylish performance cruiser yacht. BUILDER’S COMMENTS: Designed by Rolf Vrolijk, and it shares the same heritage of this designer, who has proven his ability to delineate and reaffirm the success of Alinghi in the last two editions of America’s Cup. Grand Soleil 50’ is a consecration of the design on which it was built, aimed at limiting wave-resistance at sea and at defining significant shape stability in order to achieve the ideal angle of balance and consistently safe and comfortable sailing. SUCCESSFUL CHOICES - In terms of design solutions, the sail area includes a high-extension spanker and a low-overlap genoa jib, so as to allow for easy and intuitive sailing in all conditions, even with a short crew. The spacious and user-friendly cockpit is designed to suit both cruise and regatta use. The main sheet at the end of the boom ensures the best possible control for regatta use, whilst the halyard runs below deck, the short deckhouse and the garage hood make for a clear, obstacle-free deck, and ensure that all rigging movements can be carried out freely and rapidly. SEA-AFFINITY. ENOUGH SAID - There is perhaps no greater or more desirable quality in a boat, and yet, when you try Grand Soleil 50’, you will recognize it instantly and naturally. This boat is truly made for the sea, tireless, handling races or cruises, the longer the better, in the heart of the habitat that Grand Soleil 50’ was made for, and where it is truly in its element. Above deck, the double wheelhouse opens out the cockpit and provides for a direct passageway to the transom, where the electrical opening-system facilitates easy and immediate access to the sea. HIGH-CLASS LIVING - Dimensions and design choices make the Grand Soleil 50’ an extremely agreeable boat, particularly well-suited for hosting guests and families, thanks to its spacious rooms and decks. SPEED MEETS RELAXATION - Below deck, the sporty life gives way to a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, distinctly elegant and refined, down to the smallest detail, as befits the finest Grand Soleil tradition.
Specification CONSTRUCTION RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is built to CE Boat Category A-Ocean. Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction: GRP hull, deck and superstructure construction Stratified unidirectional fibreglass offering a tensile strength of up to 25 kg/mm². NPG isophthalic gelcoats, NEOGEL and vinylester resin are applied to the first layers of the hull. Bulkheads laminated with 60mm flanges for increased adhesion to GRP Hot galvanised steel grid structure for transferance of rigging and keel loads Stainless steel chainplates with 27mm rods secured to grid structure White gelcoat hull and deck finish Blue waterline stripe and cavita line Deck construction in GRP with termanto foam core for increased insulation, shear strength and durability Side decks, coachroof, cockpit seating and cockpit sole in laid teak with black caulking Keel & Rudder: Hydrodynamically designed fin keel with lead bulb The keel is bolted onto the metal internal structure so as to distribute the keel load over the broad, and sturdy fibreglass and galvanised steel surface of the entire hull.The balanced spade rudder is moulded in fibreglass with internal 300mm stainless steel plates attached to 60mm diameter stainless steel stock. MACHINERY Engine & gearbox: Volvo Penta D2-75, 4-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine producing 75 HP Volvo 150-S saildrive gearbox Saildrive diaphragm Freshwater engine cooling using raw water inlet and heat exchanger. Water-cooled exhaust system in reinforced rubber hose through silencer and appropriate fitting. Engine housing lifts on gas struts. Lewmar stainless steel single lever throttle/gear control in cockpit Maintenance & Performance: Engine hours: approx 2300 hours as of February 2020 Date of last engine service: Engine serviced annually Generator: Mastervolt whisper 3,5 generator Generator hours: approx. 60 hours as of February 2020 Propulsion & Steering: Solimar Racer twin steering pedestals with black lacquered carbon figure helm wheels Flexofold 3-bladed feathering propeller Ambassador rope cutter MAX Power 12vDC VIP 150 retractable bowthruster with control at helm pedestal Solimar emergency steering gear ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS Voltage systems: 12vDC primary domestic system with 230v AC via shorepower or generator Battery Banks: 2x 12vDC engine GEL start batteries 6x 12vDC domestic GEL batteries joined in parallel 1x 12vDC bowthruster GEL battery BEP Marine battery switches Emergency parallel switch for engine and service battery banks Charging / Inverter: Authomatic 12/60 60A battery charger for domestic batteries Alternators: 80A 12vDC alternator on engine Other Electrical: Marinco 30Amp shorepower supply with ring main and 230v AC sockets in interior 12v sockets at chart table and in cockpit Circuit breakers with automatic fuses and indicator lamps for all individual circuits. PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS Fresh Water: 12vDC pressure system with Par Max pump Hot water supplied via engine cooling with calorifier or via 230vAC immersion heater element from shore power in well-insulated hot water tank Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower in cockpit Bilge Pumps: 3x manual bilge pumps in cockpit, below decks and forward sail locker 2x 12vDC high capacity electric bilge pump with manual overrides 2x 12vDC shower drain pumps Gas System: Gas locker in separate drained compartment in cockpit Nereus gas alarm system TANKAGE Fuel: 290 litres diesel capacity Analogue Fuel tank level gauge at chart table Fresh Water: 460 litres fresh water capacity Analogue water tank gauge at chart table NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT On Deck: Raymarine Autopilot control Raymarine Wind display Raymarine Depth display 2x speed displays Plastimo steering compass as companionway At Chart Table: Digital colour GPS chart plotter radar connected on TV screen Nobeltec Radar Nobeltec charts software Clock & barometer on main bulkhead Communications Equipment: VHF with DSC AIS DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Galley: Twin stainless steel sinks with single lever mixing tap. 3-burner gimballed gas cooker with oven Top-opening fridge with 12vDC compressor Front opening fridgeHeads: Electric Jabsco heads in both heads compartments Heads showers with automatic temperature control and electric pump out Stainless steel sinks Heating & Ventilation: Webasto Airtop 5000 diesel-fired hot air heating system with outlets cabins Ventilation consisting of opening skylights and opening portlights Stereo and TV: KHW satelite TV ACCOMMODATION Summary of Accommodation: Aft cockpit layout with up to nine full length berths in three double cabins plus two further saloon settee berth, one of which converts to a double. Forward and aft day heads with showers. Accommodation Finish: Marine grade waterproof core, faced with selected teak is used in all bulkheads and major joinery. Specially selected solid teak in frames and doors. All main bulkheads bonded to hull and deck, using glass fibre and polyester. Ceiling, topsides and minor visible hull sides with foam backed vinyl. Hull sides, bottom, bilge, etc top-coated throughout the interior. Cabin sole board finished in simulated teak and holly spline Locker doors have upgraded stainless steel hinges Acrylic stone counters in galley Cushions in high quality foam with first class upholstery Blue fabric upholstery in saloon – seat covers replaced Bedding and recovering of mattresses Blue upholstery in accommodation cabins Aft guest cabins – Lee cloths between berths Oceanair solar reflective roller blinds on all 6 deck hatches. White cloth curtains Description of Accommodation from Forward: Master Cabin: Island double berth Twin settees, various storage compartments and hanging locker Forward Heads: Master cabin en suite heads with shower, wash hand basin and sea toilet. Shower panel replacement with stainless Master Cabin: Double berth to port Large draw under berth and storage cupboards at eye level above berth Mattress upgraded to fully sprung Starboard 2 x wardrobes with dressing table unit, containing 3 x drawers, floor level cupboard and cupboards above Large locker in bilge Main Saloon: Spacious saloon with large dinette and second settee, dinette has the added capability to convert to double berth for extra accommodation. Movable saloon centreline bench Various storage lockers, and light beige cabin upholstery throughout. Oceanair solar reflective roller blinds on all 6 deck hatches. Stainless steel grab handles Chart Table: Forward facing chart table, located to starboard with chart storage and navigation electronics centre. Galley: L shaped galley located to port comprising of gas hob with oven and grill, 2 fridges (original chest and additional upright), stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap. Numerous storage lockers and synthetic stone effect work tops. Stainless steel grab handles. Aft Heads: Heads compartment with shower, wash hand basin, sea toilet, storage/vanity unit. Aft Cabins: Equal aft cabins with double berths and lee-cloths Hanging lockers with seat. Cabinet above bed along hull side. Door to main saloon from starboard and port guest cabins. DECK EQUIPMENT Rig: Sparcraft aluminium anodised spars Keel-stepped mast with 3-sets of swept-back spreaders Stainless steel wire standing rigging Split backstay with Holmatro hydraulic adjuster Facnor genoa furler Bamar rod-vang Harken genoa tracks Fully-battened mainsail system with Frederiksen ball-bearing battencar system on mast-mounted track 2x single line reefs Lazyjacks Mast fittings for inner forestay – no inner forestay available German mainsheet system with Harken full-width mainsheet track in cockpit forward of helms Carbon fibre spinnaker pole• Spinnaker track on mast with uphaul and downhauls Winches: 2x Harken 60.2 STE 2-speed electric self-tailing primary winches 2x Harken 53.2 ST 2-speed manual self-tailing spinnaker winches 1x Harken 48.2 STE 2-speed electric self-tailing main halyard and control line winch 1x Harken 48.2 ST 2-speed manual self-tailing halyard and control line winch Sails: All sails from Dustom Sails maker Full batten carbon fibre film with one side taffeta main sail - 2013 Furling carbon fibre film with one side taffeta genoa – 2013 Heavy genoa – never used Asymmetric spinnaker with snuffer General: Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit. Teak step on pulpit Stainless steel guardwire stanchions Goiot opening side ports Lewmar opening deckhead hatches Electric fold-out bathing platform Scanstrut stainless steel radar antenna pole at the mast Hot & cold shower in cockpit Removable cockpit table Stainless steel anti-wear plates on foredeck and at aft end of superstructure Teak bulkwark Davits for dinghy Anchoring & Mooring: Quick 12vDC reversing electric anchor windlass with remote control Anchor with 80m of 10mm chain Kedge anchor with chain and warp Fore and aft mooring lines Fenders Covers,Cushions & Canvas: Blue canvas mainsail cover Bimini with stainless steel frame SAFTEY EQUIPMENT: General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs. Liferaft 6 person SEE ME Active radar reflector
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