Archambault Grand Surprise 32
Racer (IRC 1,046!!)
Particularly fast boat. Double handed easy to sail. It really sails on rails. The boat is suitable as a flat out racer, daysailer, weekend getaways, and vacations, depending on how it is run.
This unique boat is currently offered
at an attractive price!
Weight 2650 kg
Mainsail opp. 33,2 m2
P = 13.15 m
E = 4.50 m
Genoa opp. 22,8 m2
I = 12.28 m
J = 3.41 m
Spinnaker 138 m2 (not present)
Gennaker 77 m2 (not present)
To the wind opp. 56 m2
Ample wind opp. 171,2 m2
mainsail 2X, genoa and jib reasonable condition, storm jib a.s.a.p.
Good running Nanni N10-14 diesel
Clapboard propeller 2-blades (moderate)
Double bed in point, 2 (sleeping) sofas, 2 sleeping places behind, cooking possibility.
Very little used upholstery. The interior can be easily updated with more comfort.
NKE central on mast with GPS, wind and speed, Simrad autopilot, VHF radio,
Navigation lights complete and working
Carbon tiller, anchor, spinnaker pole, stove
The shipyard was founded in 1956 in the heart of France by Jean Archambault, passionate about designing boats with distinctly sporty characteristics combined with aesthetic qualities.
Twenty years after the site opened, the team of designers was enriched by the pencil of Michel Joubert who brought the Surprise project to life. Approximately 1,800 were produced for a large number of enthusiasts and connoisseurs who like to compete aboard a one-design competition boat. Archambault is driven by the search for performance which makes its sailing yachts meet the needs of the most demanding sailors.
The Archambault Grand Surprise 32 is the ideal sailboat for those who enjoy fast cruising. The design chose to prioritize performance over comfort, so much so that the interior is simple. Even in moderate winds, the Grand Surprise is sensitive to small wind differences.
The large cockpit is hugely innovative and the gunwales are wide. The details of this vessel have been taken care of, from the quality of the gelcoat to the accessories, from the removal of every edge on the deck to the position of the instrumentation. Interesting is the solution found for the anti-slip, made in the Grand Surprise in the mold, of the ashlar type.
The engine that comes in this boat is a Nanni 14 hp twin cylinder, not very heavy and with limited noise and vibration, which is easily accessible thanks to the hinged ladder.
The Archambault Grand Surprise has the ability to be hoisted on an eye at the bottom of the hull making it easy to lift the boat out of the water for road transport.