Increasingly the yachting sector in the Med welcomes very demanding customers: those who want as much spending as little, such as having great performance for fun, high speed for quick transfers from one spot to another, rating that allows to have good results in the racing field, appealing aesthetics and innovation rooted in tradition. It is not a coincidence that more and more owners want a boat that is made perfectly for them in a market that does not match their requirements, and that’s why some want to "invent" their own boat. The Skyron’s careful study together with Cantiere del Pardo’s history, with over 40 years of excellence in boat construction, has led the yard to design once again a Small Grand Soleil 34.
The project is aimed at owners who love fun, sportive cruising and offshore racing, and was inspired by the open ocean boats. Great attention was put in the design and naval architecture process in order to create an offshore racing boat that is easy to sail at maximum performance but at the same time a very comfortable fast cruiser. The new GS 34 Performance was designed for IRC handicap rating in offshore race and for ORC with an optimized sail plan and appendages. In this way the boat can be competitive in both offshore and inshore International regulations and with a great rating handicap.
The hull geometry and appendages are the result of numerous Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and statistical analysis using Velocity Prediction Programs (VPP) compared with various rating systems. These analysis has lead into 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.