Taz is a fine boat, fast and comfortable with a sporting pedigree from a highly respected Italian boat builder, commissioned 2005. The current owner is a qualified Yachtmaster Instructor but the boat has never been used commercially. In this and also the one previous ownership she has been used lightly, mainly for cruising with occasional racing in a couple of inshore events per year.
The boat was originally located in Italy from 2005, until she was brought to the UK by the current owner in 2012 following a specific search for a well specified GS40.
This is the tall rig / 2.4m deep lead keel version, with extra winches, rod rigging, German mainsheet and hydraulic backstay.
The boat has been meticulously maintained and upgraded throughout her life, which is reflected in her present beautiful condition and there are records of all purchases and work done, logged since 2012. This winter’s work has included new saildrive diaphragms and seals, engine and SD service, hull prep, antifoul and anodes, new raw water pipework and hull topsides polish.
The design parameters, such as medium displacement, reduced wetted area, greater waterline length, efficient sail plan and performance orientated keel and rudder profiles are very similar to that of thoroughbred racing yachts. However, in line with the Grand Soleil philosophy, the interior and the fittings have been designed and developed to encourage comfortable cruising.
All GRP hull and Deck.
Length overall 12.29m, hull length 11.99m x 3.74m beam
2.4m deep lead fin keel option
Cockpit and side decks in teak
Deep Spade Rudder with wheel steering.
Black 1.6m diameter sport steering wheel with leather cover – powdercoated and new leather in 2018
At commissioning the hull was epoxy painted below the water line and the hull was agian stripped back of antifoul and epoxy coated in 2014 and the keel pan was strengthened in 2015. Hull is in very good and smooth condition with VC offshore hard antifoul applied May 2019.
3 cabin, 2 heads version
Larger Yanmar 40hp 3JH4E engine option, 900 hours approx. Serviced every winter. Great engine, always starts first click.
Yanmar SD50 saildrive. New diaphragms fitted in 2019. Cone clutch was also serviced and the Quicksilver oil changed.
3 blade Flex-o-Fold propeller
Water 370L in 2 tanks
2 x 90AH batteries for domestic (2016) plus 1 x 80AH engine battery (2014)
240V Battery charger 25Ah
Shore power - Mains cable and supply system, UK and European mains power sockets, with USB charger
JVC FM radio/CD player with 2 loudspeakers in saloon and 2 waterproof loudspeakers in cockpit
Pressurized hot and cold water system
Johnson Aquajet domestic water pump – fitted 2018
Water heated via Engine and shore power
Webasto Air Top Evo 5.5kw diesel warm air heating – fitted 2015
3-spreader racing mast option, with solid rod rigging and hydraulic backstay
German mainsail system
2 spinnaker halyards
All halyards and sheets are dyneema
Harken removable genoa furler drum and dyneema furling line.
6 Harken 2 speed self tailing winches
Carbon pole, spinnaker sheets, guys and downhaul; light sheets; S/S bow fitting for assym tack.
All Owen Sails (except Spinnakers) and in excellent condition. Racing sails lightly used.
3 Cabin 2 heads version.
Summary of Accommodation:
Two double aft cabins and forward owners cabin double plus two heads with further sea-berth in saloon.all cabin with hanging lockers
Headroom approx 6’3” in saloon.
Owner’s cabin heads starboard side.
Saloon with u-shaped settee and movable central bench seat
Linear galley opposite saloon to port with large heads/shower aft.
Forward facing chart table with dedicated chart seat aft to starboard.
Mirrored aft double cabins with hanging lockers.
All interior woodwork in varnished light mahogany wood.
Floor is varnished teak wood with inlaid holly strips.
Laminate counters in heads and Corian counters in galley
Beige Alcantra upholstery throughout
Gimballed stainless gas cooker with 2-burners and oven
12vDC top-opening refrigerator
Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot & cold water supply
2x Jabsco marine heads
Hot & cold pressurised water supplies to heads and showers
Raymarine C80 plotter, with UK and Ireland Navionics card
Raymarine ST60 displays x 4: speed, wind, depth, navigation etc
Raymarine Autopilot ST6001 with separate ST60 display, Autopilot remote control,
Raymarine 650 AIS transponder fitted 2017
Navtex Pro (not fitted)
Main : 12kg Delta with 75m x 8mm chain;
Kedge Danforth anchor
Anchor windlass, with control at helm and bow.
lewmar one touch winch handles
cockpit h&c shower
outboard engine bracket
2 gas bottles
5 mooring lines
Life-ring with emergency light and pushpit frame
Others items maybe possible by seperate negiotiation if required
2018 Ocean standard Liferaft 6 person
2.4m Zodiac inflatable dinghy
2.5 HP mercury 2 stroke outboard
MOB Throw line
10m chain and lead weighted line
Scrubbis brush for cleaning hull
Set of 4 current Seapro lifejackets
2kw electric heater
Various Charts and Pilots
Red Ensign and staff
Pots, Pans and Crockery etc.
In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and / or to have an engine trial conducted, which if carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
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