The Grand Soleil 40 has an extremely unique interior layout, which has been created by her modified center cockpit arrangement. Although she feels somewhat like an aft cockpit boat, the forward location of the cockpit has created room for a unique aft stateroom. "Olive Branch" has a beautiful dark blue Awlgrip hull and natural teak decks. She is rigged as a cutter for serious offshore cruising and is fully equipped for long distance sailing.
lectronics & Navigation
Sails & Rigging
Single spreader, deck stepped, anodized, aluminum mast w/SS wire standing rigging and internal halyards. Anodized aluminum boom with internal outhaul and single line jiffy reefing. All standing rigging and most running rigging replaced in 1999.
Deck & Hull
OLIVE BRANCH has had many recent upgrades including a recent Algrip paint job in 2000. Her teak decks where re-bedded and sanded in 1999. All deck hatches and sidelights where replaced in 1999. Her 110 volt system was re-wired in 1999. She received all new standing rigging and most rinning rigging in 1999. The AC and staysail rig where installed new in 1999. In addition most of the electronics including the autopilot and radar where replaced in 1999.
The center cockpit arrangement provides an exceptional comfortable and roomy interior for long distance cruising or live-a-board applications.
The V-berth will accomodate 2 and offers storage in 4 drawers. There is a large overhead hatch w/screen for light and ventilation. Below the berth is storage and an area for anchor chain/rode.
The entire interior is finish in a warm and rich, satin varnished teak. The hull ceilings are satin varnish teak battens and the cabin sole is varnished teak and holly.
Next aft and to port is a fully enclosed head with a vanity with sink, hot & cold pressure water and shower and a manual marine toilet. Light and ventilation is provided by an overhead hatch w/screen. Opposite the head is a large hanging locker.
Next aft is the main salon with a U-shaped dinnette to port with a fixed dinnette table. To starboard is a single settee with a pilot berth outboard. Light and ventilation is provided by a large overhead hatch w/screen and there are fixed house side portlights with curtains.
Next aft and to starboard is a very large and proper, forward facing, sit down, nav station with exceptional chart storage under the chart table and storage in three drawers. The ships electronics and AC & DC electrical panels are conveniently located outboard of the nav area.
Opposite the nav station and to port is a U-shaped galley with a SS sink with H&C pressure water and a unique dish drain area. There is a icebox with 12 volt refrigeration. The 2 burner, Force Ten gas stove is gimballed and has an oven and broiler. Ample storage is provided outboard of the stove and in a pantry large pantry type area adjacent to the companionway ladder.
Aft of the nav station and to starboard is the walk-through to the aft cabin. This unique area has various storage lockers, drawers and a custom spare parts locker featuring slide out metal trays. Engine access is provided through a large hinged door. This storage/walk through area is also accessable from the cockpit by lifting the the cockpit locker seat.
Next aft is a large, roomy and bright aft stateroom featuring a double, fore and aft berth to port and a single berth to starboard separated by a seat. There is storage under the seat as well as under both berths. In addition there are three large hanging lockers and 4 drawers. Light and ventilation are provided by a large overhead hatch w/screen, 2 opening transom ports and hull side fixed portlights w/curtains. The aft head is to port just forward of the aft stateroom and has a vanity with sink and H&C pressure water and shower; a manual marine toilet and ample storage in a large locker outboard of the toilet. Light and ventilation is provide by an overhead hatch.
The entire interior is finished in a warm and rich, satin varnished, teak. The hull ceilings are satin varnished, teak battens and the cabin sole is varnished teak and holly.