Grand Soleil 43

129,000 Tax Paid | Cowes United Kingdom


  • Make Grand Soleil
  • Model 43
  • Year 2005
  • LOA 43ft/13m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Sail Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 8
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 2
  • Ancasta Ref 38192
  • Name Elixir


Elixir is presented in excellent condition. She has a stunning navy blue hull and is well set up to go anywhere. Built in Italy, she is a sturdy, safe and swift passage maker that will keep you safe and comfortable regardless of the conditions. Elixir is ready for a new owner and new horizons.


Built by Cantiere del Pardo in Italy

The hull, deck and superstructure are:
- GRP hull
- Teak deck
- Dark blue gel coat / midnight blue awlgrip in excellent condition.

Complete new rudder, rudder stock and rudder bearings in 2019

Keel thoroughly inspected and serviced where necessary in 2020

LOA: 43'11" / 13.39m
LWL: 35'11" / 10.95m
Beam: 13'2" / 4.02m
Draft: 6'10" / 2.10m
Displacement: 8,500kg / 18,739lb
Ballast: 3,000kg / 6.613lb

On deck there are 3 filler caps for water and fuel
6 X opening hatches for light and ventilation
Opening port holes in galley, saloon, toilets, chart table and aft cabins
2 X side cockpit lockers
2 X aft lazarette lockers
Bathing ladder integrated into the transom


Mast head rigged with 2 double spreaders swept aft
Taller mast upgrade
Removable inner forestay and mast stabilising running backstays for storm sailing.
Spinnaker pole
Both mast and boom are elliptical sections, oversized to ensure the utmost in safety
Rigid boom vang
Harken genoa furler
All running and standing rigging to support a full upwind and down wind sailing inventory
(new Dynema main halyard 2018)
All running rigging feeds into the cockpit for ease of short handed sailing

NOTE: All standing rigging was replaced in 2016

Elixir comes with 6 winches
2 X cabin top halyard winches
2 X Genoa primary winches
2 X spinnaker winches
All winches are Lewmar and were all fully serviced in 2019

Mainsail - 2012 North Sails tri-radial and fully battened Norlam.
Genoa(s) - 2012 North Sails tai-radial and 2015 North Sails Dacron.
Gennaker in sock is BRAND NEW 2021
Symmetrical North Sails tri-radial spinnaker 2012

Open bow pulpit with navigation lights
Forestay chainplate with genoa tack fitting
Babystay chainplate to take inner forestay
Marine aluminium toe rail
Pushpit with navigation lights and flag support
Double lifelines with stainless steel stanchions (opening side gates on each side)


The interior joinery is American Cherry stained mahogany which has been treated with polyurethane and then buffed to a shine finish.

NOTE: the interior condition is excellent throughout

Large double berth with stowage underneath
Carry-all shelves on either side of the bed
2 X large hanging lockers with shelves
2 X reading lights

Marine toilet
Wash basin
Pressure hot and cold water
Mirror (new 2014)
Bathroom cabinet
Walk in shower in separate compartment
Electric water drain pump

The saloon area is very spacious, light and airy
The main seating area is a 'C' shaped saloon sofa with an extra island bench seat
On either side of the saloon there are numerous lockers and shelves
The main dining table converts into an additional double berth

The galley runs the length of the saloon on the port side
Double stainless steel sink
Synthetic stone work surface
Hot and cold pressure water
Nelson 2 burner gas stove with oven (new in 2014)
Top access fridge compartment with storage baskets and Frigomatic 12v compressor
Drawers for food storage

Large lifting top chart table with storage for paper charts
Electronic instrument pannel
Main electric control panel for 220v and 12v
Lighting and navigator seat

Marine toilet
Wash basin
The original locker in this compartment has now been used for a holding tank
Hot and cold pressure water
Mirror (new 2014)
Bathroom cabinet
Electric pump for shower water discharge

AFT CABINS (Port and Starboard)
Each of the two aft cabins has:
Double bed
Two port holes
2 X reading lights
Storage cupboards and changing bench seat


Elixir is powered by a Yanmar diesel engine that supplies propulsion to the sail drive unit.
The engine is 56hp model Yanmar 4JH2CE
The engine room insulation is flameproof material chosen for both heat insulation and sound proofing
The engine has recently been serviced (2021)
Engine cruising speed 7 knots, with a max speed of 8 knots
3 blade folding propeller

The sail drive cones were replaced in 2015

Fuel capacity is 200 L held in one stainless steel tank (with level indicator)

450 L Fresh water tank capacity (with level indicator)

2 X 100 Ah/12v marine service batteries (replaced in 2015)
1 X 55 Ah/12v engine start battery (replaced in 2015)
2 X extra house batteries 100 Ah/12v (replaced in 2015)
NOTE: the alternator has been upgraded from 55Ah to 80Ah

Electrical control panel with cut-out switches, volt meter, ampere meter showing the service consumption and battery charging rate
12/220v sockets in the galley, chart table and forward cabin

Shore power connection

Pressure Hot and Cold water system
Water boiler (replaced 2016) with 220v resistance and heat/cooling exchange system with main engine
Sea water pump in galley sink

Eberspacher heating system (new 2013)

Reversing electric anchor windlass
Stainless steel bow fitting with two chain rollers
Stainless steel Bruce anchor
50m of 10mm chain (re-galvanised in 2017)


Raymarine C80 multifunctional plotter with Navtex and AIS
2 X extra chart plotters have been added in the cockpit:
- 1 X Raymarine touch screen next to the wheel (new 2016)
- 1 X Raymarine 'hybridtouch' on pivot mount next to the companionway (new 2019)
2kW 18" radome radar (replaced in 2018)
GPS Raystar 120 (Sea Talk)
Raymarine ST 60 speed, depth and wind pack
Raymarine auto pilot
Raymarine RAY 54E VHF radio
Navigation lights (new masthead try-colour 2021)

LED lighting throughout
Entertainment system with cockpit speakers
Stainless steel steering wheel, leather stitched cover and canvas UV cover (new 2018)
Emergency tiller
Manual bilge pump in cockpit
2 X electric bilge pumps (one in each head compartment)
2 stainless steel ventilation dorades
Fire extinguishers in the main saloon and engine bay

Note: there is a custom cockpit table thats stows away when not in use

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