The latest design from Italy’s Cantiere del Pardo boat yard is a sleek 58-footer that will form the new flagship of the Grand Soleil range when the first example is launched in spring 2016.
Interior stylists Nauta Design have drawn a number of different interior layouts, allowing owners a wider choice of arrangements than are generally offered with production yachts. Options include owners’ suites fore and aft, one or two dinettes, a fourth sleeping cabin, and an integrated tender garage.
In addition, the forward sail locker, which is accessed from on deck can be configured as a skipper’s cabin, with its own head and shower.
As might be expected, one of the key selling points of this boat is the spacious saloon, which offers supremely comfortable seating and lounging space for all thguests.
There are to options for the galley location – it can be positioned conventionally aft of the saloon on the port side, or forward, just aft of the main bulkhead where it spans the full width of the yacht and is therefore of an impressive size. If other recent models in the range are anything to go by, this will be exceptionally well appointed.
Forward of the mast is the main owner’s suite. This is a spacious area, incorporating luxury en-suite facilities, decent stowage and hull windows that give a good view to the outside world. The second stateroom is aft on the starboard side, with a sumptuous heads compartment, while there’s also a twin-berth cabin shown in the standard arrangement.
In all cases the deck layout is configured to bring as many sail handling systems as possible to the twin helm stations near the aft end of the cockpit. Initial drawings show lines being concealed wherever possible, which makes for a very tidy, crisp and clean appearance.