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2004 Grand Soleil 45

location icon Marina Del Rey, California
Year 2004
Length 45'7 ft

Rolf Vrolijk created the Grand Soleil 45 to be fast, elegant, and seaworthy. Artsea is a very well-optioned and maintained example. The extensive equipment list includes Generator, Airconditioning, Watermaker, Dark Blue LP hull, Yanmar 54 hp sail drive(replaced in 2018), and much more.

ArtSea was purchased new by her current owner and delivered in Italy. After cruising in the Mediterranean, the vessel was shipped to the United States.



Year Built 2004
Category Sail
Length Overall 45'7 ft
Beam 14 ft
Max Draft 6'4 ft
Cabins 3
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID CDP45Q55G404
Keel Other Keel
Drive Type Sail
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 56 hp
Fuel Tank Cap. 48 gal
Water Tank Cap. 106 gal
Dry Weight 21120 lb
Ballast 6600 lb
Displacement 21,120 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 4JH
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 56hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 BladeStainless Steel, Folding
Engine Location: Center
Drive Type: SailDrive
Year: 2004
Engine Hours: 1,200
Manufacturers Overview
  • Rolf Vrolijk has created a yacht that is fast, elegant and seaworthy. Persuaded of the value of this design, Cantiere del Pardo chose the Grand Soleil 45’ to introduce a new construction process based on an innovative, high-strength frame in hot dip galvanized steel that confers rigidity to the hull and uniformly distributes the loads of the bulb keel, mast and chain plates. The result is a safe yacht with docile handling qualities, able to deal with virtually any sea conditions without qualms, and subject to very few limits.
  • The lines of the Grand Soleil 45’ are eye-catching and sporty, in the best del Pardo style. This is a yacht that is both concrete and refined, where the spaces above deck are free and unencumbered, with enclosed halyard routings, and a racing-style cockpit that is spacious and well-ordered, for maximum speed and agility of movement. Water lines and sail area are configured to give scope for maximum satisfaction in both cruising and racing.
  • The large helm wheel allows the best control and a comfortable upwind or downwind positioning, always with an excellent view of the Genoa.
  • Below deck, the racing soul of the exterior lines gives way to the unmistakable traits of a pure cruising yacht, with an inviting ambience, warm wood furnishings and a space extending from bulwark to bulwark which houses, in addition to the “L” shaped galley and ample chart table, a roomy dinette with large central table that can be extended to reach the sofa along the starboard bulwark.
  • 3 cabins and 2 bathrooms afford abundant space and excellent cruising range for life on board, with a large area devoted to the owner’s cabin with bed accessible from either side, and private bathroom with separate bath and shower compartment.



Interior and Accommodation

3 cabin layout - Two double aft cabins and owners en-suite forward cabin. The saloon can sleep two. There is a day heads/shower behind the navigation station to starboard and an 'L' shaped galley to port.

  • New Cushions and Blinds (2020)
  • Two Zone Airconditioning and reverse cycle heat


  • Central island double berth with drawer storage underneath.
  • Shelves outboard on the hull sides.
  • Port and starboard settees.
  • Port hanging locker.
  • Deck hatch.
  • Remote VHF Mike


  • Large head compartment to port.
  • Pressurized H&C water system.
  • Sink.
  • Mirrored storage lockers outboard and lockers underneath.
  • Electric marine head 
  • Holding tank with macerator pump.
  • Separate stall shower.


  • New Cushions and Blinds (2020)
  • 'U' shaped seating to port with shelve and lockers outboard.
  • Convertible table with folding leaves which extends the dining to the starboard seating.
  • Single settee/berth to starboard with shelve and lockers outboard.



  • Forward-facing chart table with internal chart storage.
  • Navigators seat.
  • Side-opening locker with storage.
  • Ships distribution panel outboard.
  • Standard Horizon Quantum VHF Radio
  • Furuno Color Radar/chartplotter repeater
  • Spectra Ventura watermaker control


  • Electric Head
  • Holding tank with macerator pump
  • Stainless Steel Sink with pressurized Hot &Cold water.
  • Mirrored locker fronts and a storage locker underneath.
  • Shower.


  • Two large double aft cabins 
  • Small dressing seat and hanging locker in each cabin.
  •  'L' shaped galley to port.

  • Dual Stainless Steel Sinks

  • Pressurized H&C water system

  • Custom Cabinetry

  • Large Isotherm fridge

  • 2 burner gas stove with oven.

  • Microwave 

Hull and Deck

Hull, Deck, and Keel

  • Dark blue LP Painted (2018) GRP hull built using vinyl ester resin and NPG gelcoat for best durability and osmosis resistance. White waterline stripe and gold Grand Soliel hull side stripe.
  • GRP foam cored deck.
  • The deck and superstructure are in white gelcoat and the deck, coachroof, and cockpit are finished in Teak. 
  • The internal structure is enhanced by 7-layer marine ply bulkheads bonded to the hull with a 60mm wide layup. The galvanized steel grid, which is attached to the hull with a metal/acrylic chemical bond and further reinforced with a multiaxial cloth, provides stiffness and strength. The one-piece grid structure is designed to uniformly distribute keel, mast, and chain plate loads.
  • Deep lead 'L' shaped fin keel.
  • Semi-balanced rudder with self-aligning bearings.
  • Single-wheel steering on a central pedestal. 

Deck Equipment

The deck is secured with Stainless steel split pulpits, quarter pushpits, and stanchion posts with double guard wires and has side boarding gates port and starboard. 

All primary control lines are lead aft to the cockpit under the deck meaning the coachroof is clean and free of hazards. 

The cockpit is a good size with port and starboard cockpit seat lockers and aft lazarette lockers on either side of the central seat which hinges outboard to provide access steps.

  • Electric anchor windlass.
  • Delta Anchor with 300" chain 
  • Stern Anchor with chain and rode
  • Binnacle with a compass and stainless steel mount for Furuno radar/Chartplotter.
  • Large twin-spoked central wheel with leather cover.
  • Full-width Harken mainsheet track with rope adjusted car, mounted in a recess in front of the wheel steering.
  • Full-length Harken Genoa tracks 
  • Cockpit shower.
  • Varnished Cockpit table.
  • Swim ladder.
  • Deck mounting for spinnaker pole.
  • Aft, midship, and forward mooring cleats.
  • Outboard motor hoist 
  • Outboard Bracket
Sails and Sail Handling


  • Fractionally rigged silver anodized 3-spreader aluminum mast.
  • Anodized boom.
  • Mast-mounted spinnaker pole track.
  • Spinnaker deck gear.
  • Spinnaker pole.
  • Solid strut boom vang.
  • Roller furling headsail foil.
  • Adjustable backstay with winch handle tensioner.
  • Halyards and traveler lines replaced 2020


  • Full Batten mainsail 
  • Roller furling Genoa with Blue UV cover 
  • North Gennaker
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Blue Stackpak


  • Harken 56.2 2-speed Electric self-tailing primary winches.
  • Harken 46.2 2-speed self-tailing halyard winches.
  • Winch handles.
  • Furuno Navnet color radar/chartplotter at helm
  • Simrad Autopilot at helm
  • Simrad windpoint/windspeed, speed, and depth instruments above companionway
  • Simrad Color radar/chartplotter repeater at the nav station
  • Standard Horizon VHF at the nav station
  • VHF Ram Mike in the cockpit
  • VHF Ram Mike in the owner's stateroom
  • Fusion Stereo in cockpit with speakers
  • 110v shore power system with panel and shore power cord
  • 12v ships system with breaker panel
  • (2) 4D AGM Batteries 
  • .Northern Lights 6KW Generator (416 hrs)
  • Remote Generator Start panel in the cockpit (currently not connected)
  • Two Zone Air conditioning and reverse cycle heat
  • Heart Inverter with remote panel
  • 12V Spectra Ventura Watermaker with remote panel (needs new membrane)
Mechanical Systems
  • Upgraded 56hp Yanmar diesel engine (approx 1200 hours)
  • Northern Lights 6 kw Generator (416 hrs)
  • Saildrive and hoses were replaced in 2018
  • Flex-o-Fold 3-blade bronze folding prop.
  • Spectra Ventura Watermaker with remote panel (needs new membrane)
  • Stack pack with lazyjacks 
  • Dodger
  • Boom Cover.
  • winch covers? 
  • other?
  • Wheel cover.
Additional Information
  • Full USCG Safety Gear
  • Lifesling
  • Life Ring
  • MOB Pole
  • Winslow Liferaft with current certification
  • EPIRB with current certification
  • Garhauer Motor Lifting Davit
  • Outboard motor bracket
  • Leather-wrapped wheel
Excluded Items

The following items are excluded from the sale

  •  The Achilles Dinghy in a bag on the cabin top
  • The 6 hp Yamaha Outboard 
  • Artwork
  • Owner's personal items are excluded.  Exclusions include, however, are not limited to, Seller's personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.



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.

Owner's personal items excluded.  Exclusions include, however are not limited to, Seller's personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.

Additional Contact Information
Please contact Bob Nahm (805) 666-9676 ( or Tim Braue (310) 968-3070 tnbraue@ for an appointment to view this rare Italian Racer/Cruiser.