Owners of the Grande Soleil 46 have generally expressed satisfaction with their boats, citing their sailing performance, spaciousness, quality of construction and aesthetic appeal as some of their main advantages. Some owners have also shared their experiences of cruising or living aboard their boats on various online forums or blogs.
For example, one owner wrote on Cruisers Forum: "We have been living aboard our GS46 for almost two years now and we love it. It sails great in light winds as well as heavy weather. It is very comfortable inside with lots of natural light and ventilation. It has plenty of storage space for all our stuff. It is also a beautiful boat that gets lots of compliments wherever we go."
Another owner wrote on Sailnet: "We have owned our GS46 for six years now and we are very happy with it. It is fast, stable, easy to handle and well built. It has a large cockpit that is great for entertaining or relaxing. It has a light and airy saloon that feels like a home away from home. It has three cabins that can accommodate six people comfortably. It is also a very attractive boat that turns heads in every port."