Nice example of these good-looking Italian performance cruisers. An effective hull design and powerful rig. She is a very good-looking yacht and very much a driver’s vessel. In her second ownership, she has been well loved. Recent updates (notably the new North Sails) along with her comprehensive inventory – watermaker, air conditioning and generator. FLYING is ready to go for extended cruising whether the Mediterranean or further afield.
Having sold our HR 42 and after much searching, we eventually found ‘the perfect boat’ for us (at CDP). We wanted a boat to do voyages of fast, comfortable & enjoyable sailing. The Botin & Carkeek 46 Grand Soleil was the ideal boat.
Sailing us – myself, my wife and 10-year-old son from the Mediterranean to Cape Verde, across the pond to the Windward and Leeward Islands, and finally back to the UK via Bermuda & the Azores, our boat sailed truly superbly.
The often-read statement that this boat ‘handles well’ is an understatement… Ask my son! Now that education for our son is paramount, and we are unlikely to be able to make full use of our boat, it is sadly time to sell.