COSMOLOGY is in her original ownership. I assisted the owners with their purchase prior to and during construction, including visiting the Cantiere del Pardo factory and launching in June 2006. The specification is extremely high and ideal for short-handed extended cruising and Cosmology has been excellently maintained, regardless of expense. ‘Cosmology’ has only ever been cruised privately and has never been raced or chartered.
‘Cosmology’ has served us well providing outstanding cruising and adventures initially from the English South Coast to the West Coast of Scotland, the Channel Islands and Brittany. Having based ‘Cosmology’ in Italy in 2013, she has given us the opportunity to discover many delightful French and Italian anchorages, ports and islands.
Faced with a wide choice of boats we specifically chose a Grand Soleil 45 for its strong steel-framed construction, build quality, performance and good looks. The specification was further customised to provide safe, comfortable cruising either with friends or double-handed.
Much care has been lavished on ‘Cosmology’. In addition to professional annual maintenance we have regularly up-graded and improved many aspects of the yacht, above and below decks.
It had always been our plan to move on to other pursuits at this stage of our lives. ‘Cosmology’ will be greatly missed. We hope, however, that new owners will enjoy as much pleasure and fun as she has given us.