Pacific Cruising Yachts LLC
Anacortes Marina
Anacortes, WA, US, 98221
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2003 Grand Soleil 40 C

location icon Anacortes, Washington
Year 2003
Length 40 ft

The Grand Soleil 40 C is a High Performance Sailing Yacht built by the Italian Shipyard Cantiere del Pardo. Often referred to as The "Italian Swan" .  It is popular with sailors seeking a balance of speed, comfort and safety.  It features a slippery modern hull design with a plumb bow, wide stern and a deep L shaped keel for maximum stability.  The interior is spacious and well appointed with a comfortable salon, a fully equipped galley and three cabins that can sleep up to five people. The design is ideal for cruising or yacht club racing both coastal and offshore. 

Overall, the Grand Soleil is high quality yacht with a perfect blend of performance, comfort and style. 




Year Built 2003
Category Sail
Length Overall 39'3 ft
Beam 12'5 ft
Max Draft 7'9 ft
Cabins 3
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID CDP40P72H303
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 7'9 ft
Drive Type Sail
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 40 hp
Cruising Speed 7.5 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 2800
Maximum Speed 8 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 48 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Water Tanks 2
Water Tank Cap. 47 gal
Water Tank Mat. Plastic
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 20 gal
Holding Tank Mat. Plastic
Ballast 5500 lb
Displacement 15,000 lb
Displacement Type Dry Load
Windlass Electric

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3JH3E
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 40hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze, Folding
Engine Location: Center
Drive Type: SailDrive
Year: 2003
Engine Hours: 2,148
Owners Comments

Owners Comments: 

Imported by the US Dealer and was the show boat for Grand Soleil at the 2003 Annapolis Boat Show.

Purchased by the current and original owners in California in 2004, she was delivered by truck to WA State and then sailed to Alaska where we lived.  This yacht was cruised in South East Alaska and occasionally raced with the Seward Yacht Club. 

Lehua has mostly been sailed by us, an experienced sailing couple with guests and family joining us from time to time.  We have sailed between Washington and Alaska four times with enjoyable passages and heavy weather. Never did we feel uncomfortable with the boat's  sailing characteristics or unsafe while sailing her in open water. She has always taken good care of us.

Lehua is a fast cruisier, comfortable, easy to sail and always gets lots of attention in the marinas and anchorages with people admiring her and asking what kind of boat she is. 

If you are looking for the almost perfect blend of speed, good looks, comfort and safety, you cannot go wrong with Lehua.  For us, she was the perfect boat.

Additional information:

We also have the full winter deck cover in the same Sunbrella canvas. The three blade prop is a Flex-O-Fold. We have a total of three plotters: Two are the ones that display and overlay with radar, one cockpit mounted and one at nav station below. The third is the Raymarine digital 
ae 68 added in 2014 with the AIS and it’s own GPS. So there is total redundancy with the plotters.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information
For your personal showing contact Jack Spriggs at
email: or cell: 206-399-7040