This GS34 PERFORMANCE VERSION has been lightly raced and also fine-tuned and tweaked by an experienced owner who has done well in a few races with podium finishes.
Recent PHRF and ORC rating certificates available. The design and naval architecture process have been realized with great attention. The aim was to create an offshore racing boat that is both easy to sail at maximum performance and a very comfortable fast cruiser. The GS 34 Performance, with an improved sail plan and appendages, has been designed for IRC handicap rating in offshore races and for ORC and PHRF. This way, the boat can be competitive in both offshore and inshore International regulations with a better rating.
Keel and rudder
The typical IRC fin-shaped keel with a total draft of 2.18 mt is made of lead with steel and cast iron and weighs between 40% to 45% of the displacement, depending on the owner’s need. The weight remains in the lower zone by moving the center of gravity of the keel as low as possible.
The twin rudders are a suitable choice for this type of vessel and for the IRC rating system, while the tilted axes allow always effective helming and easy sailing.
Electronics / Electric
The hull geometry and appendages are the results of numerous Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and statistical analyses using Velocity Prediction Programs (VPP) compared with various rating systems. This analysis has led to a new generation of hull with a medium light displacement for an optimal ratio between the different rating systems and between performance and sportive cruising. The particular geometry of the GS34 hull allows having very powerful waterlines, hard chine, and a wide transom, which benefit sailing downwind and when heeling. The wide stern ensures great stability of form while providing a bigger space in the cockpit and inside.
The hull and deck are built in a GRP sandwich using PVC foam of different densities; it consists of E-glass biaxial and unidirectional reinforcements impregnated with vinyl ester resin inside a female industrial mold. The hull and deck are finished in gel-coat. The deck is with antiskid. The main bulkheads are made of composite materials and all the bulkheads are laminated to the hull.
The interior layout is divided in two cabins; a large portside aft cabin and an owner cabin in the bow that can be transformed into a sail locker during the race.
Aft cabin (Owners berth) is king size. Forepeak is a double convertible for racing
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
Petit Louis III
39' Grand Soleil 1984
Clear Lake Shores, Texas, United States