Images from the original Grand Soleil 39 brochure, showing hull #1.

Yahtzee is a 1984 Grand Soleil 39. She is hull #37, built by Cantiere Del Pardo in Bologna, Italy. The original Grand Soleil 39 brochure describes the boat well: “The hull is fast and powerful … sails close-hauled well even in strong winds and choppy seas, with only a moderate heel … and with the spinnaker flying it remains steady.” (Unlike the boat pictured, Yahtzee was not built with teak decks.)

Yahtzee is a well equipped performance cruiser that has proven herself over thousands of coastal and offshore miles — and performs well around a race course, too. 

Yahtzee’s Specs:

  • LOA: 39.3 feet
  • LWL: 32.3 feet
  • Beam: 12.33 feet
  • Draft: 6.23 feet
  • Displacement: 18,298 lbs
  • Mast Height: 56 feet
  • Water: 40 gal
  • Fuel: 65 gal

Yahtzee’s Layout:

Yahtzee’s Gear:

  • Sloop rig with a removable inner forestay and running backstays
  • Zoom Sails HydraNet Radial cut mainsail with Tides Marine Track
  • Zoom Sails 120%, Zoom Sails 160% Code Zero, staysail, storm staysail, asymmetric cruising spinnaker
  • Retractable Bowsprit
  • Beta 50 with Beta Sail Drive (New 2018)
  • 310-watts of solar
  • Rutland wind generator
  • Hydrovane self-steering
  • Avon 6-person ocean life raft
  • Katadyn Powersurvivor 40E watermaker
  • ICOM IC-M802 SSB radio and Pactor modem
  • EPIRB (x2)
  • Raymarine electronics
  • Custom hard dodger made by Andy
  • Rocna and Danforth anchors
  • AquaPro 9-foot aluminum RIB with 8 hp Yamaha outboard
  • Lots of love