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Grand Soleil 43 OT


  • Name: Il Corvo
  • Material: GRP
  • Flag: Dutch
  • Length: 13.25 M
  • Beam: 3.96 M
  • Depth: 2.7 M


Grand Soleil 43 OT

General information (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • Brand/type : Grand Soleil 43 OT (Open Transom)
  • Name : Il Corvo
  • Designer: Botin & Carkeek
  • Yard : Cantiere del Pardo, Italy
  • Year : 2009
  • Hull number : IT-CDP4TW26B909
  • CE-Category : A, CE 0609
  • Construction : GRP (sandwich)
  • Length o.a. : 13.25m
  • Length w.l. : 11.40m
  • Beam : 3.96m
  • Draft : 2.70m
  • Weight: 8.900 kg
  • Ballast : 2.850 kg
  • Water: 400 litre
  • Diesel: 230 litre
  • Waste: No waste tank
  • Location: Breskens, the Netherlands
  • Price: €219.000, –
  • VAT-status: Paid in EU
  • Owner’s: 2nd owner since 2011

Introduction(Grand Soleil 43 OT)

Il Corvo is an optimized version of the Grand Soleil 43 OT and fitted with custom designed IRC-racing keel and carbon rudder, Hall Spars carbon rig and extensive set of North sails.

Apart from her proven track records in occasional racing she is also a fast and comfortable performance cruiser with her teak finished interior, three cabins, Eberspächer interior heating and large shower cabin.

Annually stored in a ventilated and frost free boat yard for six Months.

She is now freshly polished on the market, and ideal for the owner who wants to combine both fast cruising and racing in front.

Hull (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • Fiberglass hull with white gelcoat finish and sandwich core up to waterline
  • Hull and deck professionally and annually polished
  • Silver metallic waterlines
  • Open Transom version
  • Custom IRC-racing keel 2.70m draft
  • Custom carbon spade rudder
  • Galvanised frame laminated into hull for optimal strength and stiffness

Deck (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • Fiberglass deck with off-white anti-slip gelcoat finish and sandwich core
  • Teak toe-rail
  • Open pullpit, stainless steel stanchions and guard railings
  • Anchor locker
  • Electric anchor winch (not fitted) with anchor
  • Upgraded Harken Black Racing ball bearing deck gear
  • 6 x Nomen flush mooring cleats
  • Mooring lines and fenders

Cockpit (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • Seats, cockpit coamings and floor finished in artificial teak
  • Twin carbon steering wheels
  • Holmatro hydraulic panel installed near port helm pedestal
  • 2 x Storage locker under seats and 1 x locker under floor
  • Access floor hatch to steering installation
  • Sliding teak entrance door with Perspex sliding hatch
  • Sprayhood
  • 2 x Bose loudspeakers
  • Transom shower hot/cold and bathing ladder
  • 2 x Harken 55ST 2-speed manual genoa winches
  • 2 x Harken 45ST 2-speed manual halyard winches
  • 2 x Harken 53ST 2-speed German mainsheet winches
  • 11 x Spinlock XTS halyard jammers
  • All halyards directed to cockpit

Mast & Rigging (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • Hall Spars double spreader carbon mast with hydraulic mast jack system fabricated inhigh modulus carbon (lighter and stiffer than standard).
  • Hall Spars carbon racing boom
  • Hall Spars carbon pole
  • Holmatro hydraulic system for backstay, boomvang and outhaul with two single speed pump panels (full service in 2018).
  • Lock system for racing mainsail
  • Halyard layout:
    1 x main, 2 x masthead spi, 2 x factional spi/jib, 1 x topping lift, 1 x genoa staysail
  • German mainsheet system
  • Rod rigging (inspected 2019)
  • All racing spectra ropes and lines (many new DSKropes on deck since 2019)
  • Tuff-luff headstay
  • Harken furling headstay
  • Mast track for bolt rope and Antal sliding batten cars
  • Pad eye on bow for Code 0 and asymmetric spinnakers
  • B&G Windex
  • Tylaska snap shackles

Sails (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • North Sails mainsail 3Di (no reef)  (2012)
  • North Sails mainsail 3Di triple reef (2016)
  • North Sails mainsail 3DL + J1 + J2 + J3  (2009)
  • North Sails cruising main 3DL with taffeta, triple reef (2011)
  • North Sails 3Di J1 + J2 + J3 (2012)
  • North Sails 3Di J1 + J2 (2017)
  • North Sails 3DL jib 4 (2011)
  • North Sails jib Staysail on Karver furler (2009)
  • North Sails Code 0 on Karver furler (2016)
  • North Sails 2 x A1.5 (very light) (2009)
  • North Sails A,15 (2016)
  • North Sails S2 (2015)
  • North Sails S2 (2014)
  • North Sails A3 (2018)
  • North Sails S4 (2009)
  • North Sails spinnaker staysail on Karver furler (2009)
  • North Sails storm jib (2009)
  • North Sails cruising/delivery triple reef mainsail 3DL (2011)
  • North Sails cruising/delivery jib (2011)
  • 3 x Mainsail covers (2 for racing, 1 for cruising sail) (2011)
  • Snuffer

Navigation instruments (Grand Soleil 43 OT)


  • Full B&G package
  • 3 x B&G H5000 Graphic Display at entrance                   (2019)
  • 3 x B&G 20/20 Mast Displays up-grade pack for H5000 (2019)
  • B&G Zeus2 12” chart plotter with recent update C-maps(2016)
  • B&G NAC1 autopilot
  • VHF with loudspeaker in cockpit
  • 2 x Silva 100 compasses at steering positions

At chart table:

  • Garmin VHF with distress call
  • Neovo navigation computer screen
  • Furuno GP-32 GPS

Integrated Software and Hardware:

  • Expedition navigation software (2016)
  • B&G WiFi module
  • Comar CSB200 Class B AIS transponder
  • Vesper Marine AIS/VHF Splitter
  • B&G vertical masthead unit (2016)

Engine (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • Volvo Penta D2-55E (55hp), 4-cylinder diesel engine with intercooler
  • Year 2009
  • Engine number 5103951930S
  • New engine hour clock mounted. Estimated engine hours around 1.500h
  • Saildrive serviced in 2018
  • Gori 2-blade folding propeller
  • Engine annually annually

Electric installation (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • 12V/220V power circuit
  • 1 x 12V/90Ah engine start battery (May 2019)
  • 3 x 12V/150Ah domestic batteries          (May 2019)
  • Quick 12V/60Ah automatic battery charger
  • Shore power 220V, with shore power cable
  • Inverter system
  • Electric bilge pump via switch panel
  • Cigarette plug 12V at chart table
  • 220V power sockets
  • Quick electric water heater via engine and 220V shore power
  • Electric water pressure pump

Interior (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • Teak wood interior finish with classic striped oak floors
  • Modern layout with straight galley at port side
  • Interior layout with three cabins
  • 1 x Head compartment with toilet and shower
  • 1 x Shower cabin in fore cabin (no toilet)
  • Upholstery in dark grey alcantara
  • Eberspächer D5 interior heating with 4 air outlets
  • Pioneer radio/CD-MP3 with loudspeaker in main saloon and cockpit
  • Curtains and blinds for windows and hatches

Saloon (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • C-shape sofa on starboard side, finished in dark grey alcantara fabric
  • Custom carbon saloon table on stainless steel lifting bar
  • Storage areas under and behind the sofa
  • Various drawers behind sofa

Galley (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • Straight galley situated at port side of the main cabin
  • Black Corian stone worktop
  • Various cupboards and storage lockers
  • Double stainless steel washbasins with pressurized hot/cold water mixer tap
  • Stainless steel two-burner gas stove with oven
  • Isotherm Compact refrigerator with top loader

Chart table (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • Situated at starboard next to entrance, seat with alcantara cushion and spacious chart table area.
  • 12v/220v Switch panel with level indicators
  • Various navigation instruments

Forward owner’s cabin (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • Double island bed with custom matrasses for cruising
  • Extra set of matrasses for racing
  • Reading lamps at headrest
  • Clothing drawer under bed
  • Hanging locker
  • En-suite shower cabin with fix shower head, mirror, and washbasin with hot/cold pressurized mixer tap.

Aft guest cabins (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • Two identical aft cabins, each with double bed and dark grey alcantara matrasses
  • Reading lamps at headrest
  • Clothing locker
  • Shelves along hull

Head compartment (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • Situated at port side in the saloon next to entrance and fitted with storage lockers and washbasin with hot/cold pressurized mixer tap.
  • Jabsco manual fush toilet
  • Shower hot/cold

Safety gear (Grand Soleil 43 OT)

  • Juon boy
  • Palstimo liferaft
  • 11 x Spinlock life vests


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through PJ-Yachting who is acting as broker only.

The prospective purchaser is recommended to check the particulars and, where appropriate (and at his own expense) to employ a qualified surveyor/engineer to carry out structural and/or mechanical and electrical surveys.



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