Arch.D H. Reid & Co. Ltd. Yacht Brokers Estd: 1904

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2005 -  Available for charter in the Mediterranean

Grand Bleu is one of the rare breed of sleek sailing yachts that combine true performance sailing with the utmost comfort and safety. Designed to be a proper blue water yacht she has a displacement of 42 tonnes and her powerful rig ensures a comfortable and exciting ride.

Grand Bleu has two cockpits separated by a cushioned sunbathing area. The large central cockpit is ideal for alfresco dining and, at any time, enables the guest to relax, read, or sunbathe in comfort and safety whilst still being in the centre of the action. The aft cockpit is for the helmsman and for the management of the sails, which, with the powered winches, does not disturb the guests.

Performance, comfort, fine foods, international wines and fun times await you. Come and share the magical experience of the Grand Bleu for a holiday that will be long remembered.

Down below, the light, spacious and climatically controlled saloon is beautifully finished in hardwoods and offers both a dining area for eight guests and further comfortable seating for watching videos, listening to the stereo or just relaxing with iced drinks. Large forward facing windows give maximum light while the deck hatches can be opened if required.

The four double guest cabins have good sized double beds, wardrobe and stowage and, in addition, all have en suite heads and showers, individually controlled air conditioning and CD players. The partition between the two forward cabins can be removed to make one full width stateroom if required.

The crew have their own self-contained accommodation.

Your fully qualified and multi-lingual crew of captain, chef and mate are on hand to provide a friendly, discreet and professional service. They are happy to offer their services for those who would like to learn to sail, and more than happy to hand over the helm to those wishing to have a go at driving this powerful yacht.

Don't forget - you choose the destination, the itinerary, the menus and what you want to do.
The crew look forward to welcoming you on board.

Main Characteristics: Flag: Madeira
Type: Sloop - Bordeaux 76'
Architect: Phillippe Briand
Builder: CNB Bordeaux - France
Year: 1993
LOA: 76.00 ft 23.18 metres
Beam: 20.00 ft 6.00 metres
Draft: 8.20ft 2.50 metres
Hull: Aluminium
Deck: Teak
Displacement: 42 Tonnes
Main Engine: 1 x 116 hp Cummins
Max/cruising speed: 9 knots @ 1800 rpm
Fuel Capacity: 3,000 litres (780 gals)
Water Capacity: 3,000 litre (780 gals)
Water maker: 180 l/hour
Generators: 1 x 16,5 Kwa Kohler (110v/220v)
Air-conditioning: Throughout
Bar, Fridge, Icemaker
Accommodation Guests: 8 Guests in 4 Double cabins with bathrooms
Crew: 3 in two cabins
Tenders 4.2m RIB with 40 hp outboard
3.1m crew dinghy with 10hp outboard
Toys Water skis, sea kayak, snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing equipment
Entertainment TV, VCR, hi-fi Sony Stereo, and CD
Individual stereo/CD in each cabin
Cockpit stereo speakers
Sails Sail area; 2.745 ft2 (255 m2)
Main sail: 1.450 ft2 (135m2)
Furling Solent: 1.292 ft2 (120m2)
Furling staysail: 280 ft2 (26m2)
Asymmetric: 4.112 ft2 (382 m2)
Mast height: 95 ft (29m)
Rig: Central Hydraulic pump
Communication Philips Safecom Inmarsat C Satellite System
Kelvin Hughes Inmarsat M Satellite fax/phone
Mobile Telephone European and Caribbean

Electronic and Navigation
Sailor GMD SS - VHF radio
Furuno SSB radio/weatherfax
Furuno GPS Navigator
Brookes and Gatehouse Instrumentation
Robertson Autopilot

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