Grand Soleil 56
Tel: +44 7979907210
Originally launched in 2008 (2007-model) for an Italian owner as ‘LUNATICO’ and with an invoice price of in excess of Euro 800,000, this hugely versatile Grand Soleil 56 boasts one of the most comprehensive inventories that we have seen in this model. Purchased by her current UK-based owners in 2013, and renamed ‘MAD MONKEY’, she was refitted and upgraded to prepare her for a 2-year circumnavigation with the World Cruising Club’s ‘World ARC’.
Her specification highlights are numerous, but particular highlights include:-
• Versatile 3-cabin, 3-head layout.
• Teak decks.
• Copper coated underwater sections.
• 2.74m (medium depth version) performance keel.
• Yanmar 100hp engine – overhauled 2019.
• Flex-o-Fold 3-bladed folding propeller.
• Paguro 9Kw variable speed generator.
• Schenker 24vDC watermaker.
• Replaced rod standing rigging (2016).
• Extensive sail wardrobe for all weathers.
• Mainsail with stack pack and lazy jacks.
• Roller furling genoa.
• Code-0 on a furler.
• Storm sails.
• Diesel heating.
• Retractable bowthruster.
• Watt & Sea retractable 600w hydro-generator.
• Rolls battery banks
• Harken winch package with electric control line and mainsheet winches
• Upgraded electric anchor windlass.
• Sprayhood, bimini, side enclosures and boom cover.
• Electric fans to the saloon, galley and sleeping cabins.
• Raymarine navigation electronics with Axiom plotter, AIS and radar system
• SSB radio
• WiFi booster and router
• Fridge, freezer and wine cooler