2005 Grand Soleil 40 Race

A$  172,108*
Arachon, France
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Carbon rig, great spec GS40R

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Arachon, France
Hull Material:
Current Price:
EUR  110,000 Tax Paid (A$  172,108) 

BEELZEBUTH IV is a very well-equipped Race example of the popular Grand Soleil 40. Full carbon rig with mast-jack, carbon sails and B&G Hercules nav kit. Extremely well maintained and presented for sale in perfect working order. IRC – 1.052




BEELZEBUTH IV is a 3-cabin, 1-heads version of this very popular Italian performance yacht and was bought new by her current owner to race competitively offshore under a IRC rating of 1.052. From her base in Arachon, Nr.Bordeaux she has won many races including overall victories the prestigious El Gaitero Regatta in 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2015.


Having always benefitted from careful routine annual maintenance, she presents in extremely good order, with her main specification highlights including:-

  • Nordic Masts full carbon rig with mast-jack
  • Harken deck gear
  • Carbon spinnaker pole
  • Extensive recent racing sail wardrobe
  • B&G Hercules navigation instruments
  • 2.20m lead fin keel
  • 3-cabin, 1-heads layout
  • Converting saloon table to create additional double berth
  • Larger 39hp engine option


BEELZEBUTH IV  is now offered for sale at a great price as her owners have already purchased a larger yacht.




“The Grand Soleil 40 is a nice example of a noted Italian builder's response to the trend toward "performance cruising." If your middle years are no longer over the distant horizon, if you love to race or just cruise fast, if you want luxurious accommodations after a hard day's work rounding the buoys or rounding a headland on an extended cruise, the Grand Soleil 40 is a boat to consider.”

Sail Magazine – September 2004




RCD Status:

  • The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”


Hull Construction:

  • GRP hull construction using 12 layers of unidirectional cloth, vinylester resin and isophthalic gelcoats
  • Vacuum resin infusion system (SCRIMP)
  • Structural grid with six longitudinal stringers, five transverse ribs, and bulkheads.
  • Stainless steel reinforcement is built into the main bulkhead to spread chainplate loads
  • The hull-to-deck join is bonded with structural epoxy
  • White gelcoat finish


Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • GRP deck and superstructure
  • The hull-to-deck joint is bonded with structural epoxy
  • Deck fittings are backed by integral stainless plates moulded into the deck, drilled and tapped to accept the bolts.
  • Non-slip deck finish
  • Teak laid cockpit seating, sole and bathing platform


Keel & Rudder:

  • The lead fin racing keel is bolted to the structural cross-grid, with the nuts accessible through the cabin sole.
  • GRP rudder blade




Engine & gearbox:

  • Yanmar 3JH4CE 3-cylinder naturally aspirated 39hp diesel engine
  • Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
  • Single lever throttle/gear control
  • Saildrive gearbox


Service & Maintenance:

  • Engine hours – approx. 2,300 as of March 2018


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Flexofold 2-bladed folding racing propeller
  • Solimar Regatta wheel steering with large diameter hide-covered helm wheel in cockpit




Voltage systems:

  • 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shorepower


Battery Banks:

  • 1x 12V 180Ah service battery - 2014
  • 1x 12V 100Ah engine start battery- 2014


Charging / Inverter:

  • Victron Blue Power 30Amp automatic battery charger - 2016



  • 12V 80A engine mounted alternator


Other Electrical

  • 220v AC shore power system with ring main and 1x 220vAC power outlet
  • LED navigation lights




Fresh Water:

  • Pressurised fresh water supply via 12vDC pressure pump
  • Hot water supplied via engine-driven calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element in 26 litre well-insulated hot water tank
  • Cockpit shower


Bilge Pumps:

  • 12vDC electric automatic bilge pump for main bilge
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • 1x 12vDC electric pumps for shower discharge





  • 80 litres fuel capacity in 1x stainless steel tank
  • Tank gauge at chart table


Fresh Water:

  • 200 litres fresh water capacity in 2x plastic water tanks
  • Tank gauge at chart table




In Cockpit:

  • B&G Hercules 2000 system with carbon windvane and speed/depth/water temp transducers
  • 4x B&G 20/20 carbon displays at mast
  • 2x B&G analogue magnified wind displays
  • B&G analogue wind direction displays
  • B&G Hercules 2000 multifunction display
  • B&G Hydra 2000 autopilot
  • Steering compass at helm binnacle


At Chart Table:

  • LCD monitor for computer connection (computer not supplied)
  • B&G multifunction display
  • Furuno GPS – 2016
  • Weather Station - 2016


Communications Equipment:

  • Sailor VHF with DSC





  • Gimballed stainless gas cooker with 2-burners and oven
  • Isotherm 12vDC top-opening refirgerator
  • Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot & cold water supply



  • Jabsco manual marine heads
  • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies to heads and shower



  • CD-radio with speakers in saloon and cockpit



Summary of Accommodation:

  • Three double cabins plus one heads with further converting double berth in saloon.
  • Headroom approx 6’3” in saloon.
  • Large forward double cabin with hanging lockers port and starboard sides.
  • Saloon with u-shaped settee.
  • Dining table drops with infill to create occasional double
  • 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.


Accommodation Finish:

  • All interior woodwork in varnished light mahogany wood.
  • Floor is varnished teak wood with inlaid holly strips.
  • Laminate counters in galley and heads
  • White cloth upholstery throughout




  • Nordic Mast white-painted carbon fibre performance mast - repainted 2014
  • Keel-stepped fractional rig with 3-sets of swept-back spreaders
  • Mast-jack
  • Nordic Mast white painted carbon fibre boom – repainted 2014
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Textile backstay – 2014 (original rod backstay available)
  • Stainless steel rod standing rigging – 2005 and checked 2014
  • Fredericksen low-friction ball-bearing battencars for Dacron mainsail
  • Harken hollow carbo racing blocks – 2014
  • Harken spinnaker track on mast with uphaul and downhaul
  • Carbon fibre spinnaker pole
  • German mainsheet system with full width Harken adjustable traveller in cockpit
  • Rod vang with block & tackle adjustment
  • All control lines led aft to cockpit
  • Towable genoa cars
  • Spinlock jammers
  • Halyards in dyneema



  • 2x Harken 2-speed racing primary winches in cockpit
  • 2x Harken 2-speed mainsheet winches in cockpit
  • 2x Harken 40.2 St 2-speed self-tailing control line winches at companionway



  • @Sails black technora racing mainsail – 2014
  • Starvoile carbon mainsail – 2010
  • Dacron  mainsail with battencars – 2005
  • @Sails black technora light No.1 genoa – 2015
  • @Sails black technora medium No.2 genoa – 2013
  • Starvoile Kevlar heavy No.3 genoa – 2011
  • North sails Dacron ORC genoa – 2005
  • @Sails medium symmetrical spinnaker – 2013
  • @Sails heavy symmetrical spinnaker – 2015 (as new)



  • Pulpit and pushpit have opening for easy access on board
  • Double stainless lifelines.
  • Swimming ladder


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • Lofrans 12vDC electric anchor windlass with remote control - 2015
  • 25kgs anchor with 40m chain
  • 7kg kedge anchor with 50m leaded cable
  • Pop-up mooring cleats
  • Warps & fenders


Covers, Cushions & Canvas:

  • Mainsail cover
  • Wheel cover
  • Guardwire pads




General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.


Life saving:

  • Complete offshore safety equipment package for 10 people
  • 10x lifejackets – serviced 2016
  • 10 man liferaft
  • Flarepack - 2016



Lying: Arachon, France


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Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment


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Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.


Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715 Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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