The Gunboat 90 was designed to tread the narrow, vaguely defined path of the “performance cruiser.” While the monohull market boasted many successful examples of such designs, the GUNBOAT 90 SUNSHINE was amongst the first to trail-blaze that balance on a cat, and is the largest of the legendary Gunboat fleet at 90’.

A custom stunner and product of elite collaboration, SUNSHINE was built and launched in Cape Town, South Africa by Gunboat International. The interior cabinetry was constructed by Tremont in Canada and shipped to South Africa. The interior textiles were shipped in from various countries by world-renowned Rhoades Young and locally upholstered in Cape Town. Throughout the project, the architects at Morelli-Melvin expanded upon the design brief, continually developing key design variables to meet a sail plan resembling that of a record challenging maxi-cat, complete with a 60 degree rotating, high modulus, wing mast with carbon fiber rigging. Carbon and Nomex honeycomb construction was essential to stay inside the design displacement and to hit the 30+ knot target.

Flow was key to design. Never has handling a mega-cat been so easy. Within two steps of the helm are the sail and anchor controls, as well as the nav station. The indoor-outdoor helm opens up to the forward working cockpit, leaving the aft porch dedicated to relaxation. The spacious open-plan galley (to starboard) and the symmetrical dining area (to port) complement the wing-deck structure for the helm and the saloon forward bulkhead. Living spaces and working quarters are harmonious, yet spacious and private.

Visibility, speed, and adjustable draft realize superior safety and access. The 360 degree view provides excellent visibility whether you’re cooking, helming, navigating, or lounging. Speed is the ultimate safety feature and enables you to sail around storms; or in a storm, with the adjustable daggerboards up, the round bottom hulls will skate sideways along waves and the long high bows offer tremendous reserve buoyancy. Retractable Rudders and daggerboards draw less than two feet of water, and may be partially raised without adverse affect on steering. Imagine the shallow cruising grounds that are now open to explore!

Sunshine is the only Gunboat 90 in existence – a Morrelli & Melvin design that represents the epitome of sailing performance and comfort. Whether it is the spectacular performance, or the sheer comfort and style, SUNSHINE sets the bar for superyacht catamarans.

Dimensions:

  • LOA: 90 ft 8 in

  • Beam: 37 ft 7 in

  • LWL: 85 ft 5 in

  • Draft Bd Down: 10 ft 9 in

  • Draft Bd Up: 4 ft

  • Displacement: 103,000 (lbs) Full Load

  • Headroom: 6 ft 7 in

  • Dry Weight: 86,200 (lbs)

  • (2) North Sails Cuban fiber main sails (1 new June 2014)

  • (1) North Sails Cuban fiber Code zero on continuous furler

  • (1) North Sails Cuban fiber Screecher on continuous furler

  • (2) North Sail Cuban fiber Solents (1 new June 2014)

  • (1) North Sails 1.5oz nylon asymmetrical spinnaker

  • (1) North Sails Kevlar stormsail

  • (1) North Sails Cuban fiber staysail

  • Future Fiber torsion stays

  • Hall Spars carbon rotating wing mast
  • Hall Spars carbon park avenue boom
  • Marstrom forward beam and longeron
  • Hall Spars carbon air foil diamonds
  • Hall Spars carbon shrouds and head stay
  • Blew Stoub lashings and loops
  • Future Fibre torsion stays
  • Mast cables redone
  • New running rigging, halyards, lazy jacks & davit lines
  • New life lines & trampoline loops
  • Mast, longeron, and forward beam removed, stripped, & painted
  • New wiring harness in mast with new cameras, LED spreader lights & Loopo lights

  • (2) Yanmar 4BY180 engines
  • (2) Northern Lights 16kW generators
  • (2) Spectra Newport 1000 watermakers
  • (10) Sanyo 255 W solar panels
  • Lithionics batteries 2100 Ah
  • (6) Harken hydraulic self tailing winches
  • (2) Vitrifrigo 144 L stainless steel drawer fridges
  • (1) Vitrifrigo drawer freezer
  • (1) Vitrifrigo 7 kg/day ice-maker
  • Miele 4-burner gas stove and electric oven
  • Complete navigation and electronics package with
  • Garmin touch screen

Salon

  • (2) L-shaped settee
  • (2) teak coffee tables with a second position of a combined dining table
  • Dimmable overhead LED spotlights
  • Rizzatto angle poise reading lights
  • Penaudio charisma custom speakers
  • Courtesy lights throughout

Central Island Unit

  • 40” Runco HD TV with wide vision and LCD flat panel display
  • Denon Blue Ray / DVD player
  • Lexicon sound system
  • (3) large storage units under one easy lifting lid on hydraulic struts
  • Bar with sink, icemaker, and 2 drink storage cabinets
  • (2) Vitrifrigo freezer drawers
  • (2) Vitrifrigo fridge drawers

Helm

  • Double bench seat
  • Leather clad steering console
  • 44” Edson Custom carbon steering wheel
  • (3) 19” Hatteland display screens
  • (1) 19” Hatteland touch screen display
  • (4) B&G screens at eye level
  • (2) Autohelm displays at eye level
  • Hydraulic emergency buttons
  • (2) Yanmar Dual engine control heads
  • (1) keyboard
  • (3) Furuno NAVnet 3D MFDBB display controls
  • Danforth Global balance compass
  • Meridian Technologies custom hydraulic system and controls
  • ICOM VHF Marine radio
  • Octoplex control screen
  • Maretron display
  • Mastervolt display
  • Iridium 9505A satellite phone
  • Furuno NAVnet satellite weather
  • Hydraulic PLC
  • Helm upgrade – new Garmin System – complete with new screens and controls
  • New Autopilot system – Garmin GHP Reactor Mechanical/Retrofit/Solenoid Corepack
  • Added Wifi Repeater System for providing wifi from shore to yacht
  • Updated Speco Cameras with newest version

Back of Helm

  • ICOM VHF Marine radio
  • Octoplex control screen
  • Maretron display
  • Mastervolt display
  • Iridium 9505A satellite phone
  • Furuno NAVnet satellite weather

Navigation Station

  • Double bench seat
  • Chart desk with large lifting lid

Galley

  • Italian quartz counter tops
  • Soiled teak bar top
  • (4) teak barstools on adjustable stainless poles
  • Large stainless sink
  • Kohler K-6227-C11 Karbon articulating kitchen faucet
  • Miele 4 burner gas top
  • Miele Electric oven
  • Microwave
  • (2) Vitrifrigo fridge drawers
  • Multiple drawers and cabinets

Starboard Aft Cabin

  • Full height cedar lined hanging closets
  • Bookshelf over further storage cabinets
  • B&G display screen
  • Maretron display screen
  • Octoplex display screen
  • Corner unit settee
  • King sized bed
  • Large fixed ports with built in slated blinds
  • Overhead Lewmar hatches with built in mesh screens and black out blinds
  • (2) bedside cabinets with drawer and storage sections
  • (2) fixed wall lights
  • (2) angle poise reading lights
  • Dimmable overhead led lights
  • Upholstered headboard
  • En-suite head with Tecma carbon toilet, shower, washbasin, solid teak tops, and stainless fittings
  • Courtesy lights throughout

Starboard Forward Cabin

  • Full height cedar lined hanging closets
  • Bookshelves over further storage cabinets
  • Corner unit settee
  • King sized bed
  • Large fixed ports with built in slated blinds
  • Overhead Lewmar hatches with built in mesh screens and black out blinds
  • (2) bedside cabinets with drawer and storage sections
  • (2) fixed wall lights
  • (2) angle poise reading lights
  • Dimmable overhead led lights
  • Upholstered headboard
  • En-suite head with Tecma carbon toilet, shower, washbasin, solid teak tops, and stainless fittings
  • Courtesy lights throughout

Port Aft Cabin

  • Full height cedar lined hanging closets
  • Bookshelf over further storage cabinets
  • Corner unit settee
  • King sized bed
  • Large fixed ports with built in slated blinds
  • Overhead Lewmar hatches with built in mesh screens and black out blinds
  • (2) bedside cabinets with drawer and storage sections
  • (2) fixed wall lights
  • (2) angle poise reading lights
  • Dimmable overhead led lights
  • Upholstered headboard
  • En-suite head with Tecma carbon toilet, shower, washbasin, solid teak tops, and stainless fittings
  • Courtesy lights throughout

Port Amidships Head

  • Tecma carbon toilet
  • Solid teak counter top with built in hand basin
  • Stainless steel fittings
  • Overhead lewmar hatch with built in mesh screens and black out blind
  • Overhead LED spot lights
  • Courtesy lights throughout

Port Forward Cabin

  • Full height cedar lined hanging closets
  • Bookshelf over further storage cabinets
  • King sized bed
  • Large fixed ports with built in slated blinds
  • Overhead Lewmar hatches with built in mesh screens and black out blinds
  • (2) bedside cabinets with drawer and storage sections
  • (2) fixed wall lights
  • (2) angle poise reading lights
  • Dimmable overhead led lights
  • Upholstered headboard
  • En-suite head with Tecma carbon toilet, shower, washbasin, solid teak tops, and stainless fittings
  • Courtesy lights throughout

Crew Cabin

  • (2) single berths, with top berth on tracks
  • Bottom bunk convertible to table and (2) seats
  • Multiple storage cabinets
  • B&G display screen
  • Maretron display screen
  • Overhead LED spot lights
  • (2) adjustable reading lights
  • En-suite head with Tecma carbon toilet, shower, washbasin, and stainless fittings

Captain’s Cabin

  • Large single berth
  • Multiple storage cabinets
  • B&G display screen
  • Maretron display screen
  • Octoplex display screen
  • Overhead LED spot lights
  • Adjustable reading lights
  • En-suite head with Tecma carbon toilet, shower, washbasin, and stainless fittings 

Aft Cockpit

  • (2) “L” shaped settees
  • (2) GRP coffee table with built in 19” lift and tilt screens
  • Aft bench over the width of the transom with ample storage lockers
  • (2) carbon dinghy davits
  • (2) Harken 990 self tailing 3 speed winches
  • (3) B&G repeater displays
  • Emergency hydraulic shut off buttons
  • Dimmable led roof lights
  • Feature lights on transom steps, steps to side deck and steps to saloon roof
  • Courtesy lights throughout

On Salon Roof

  • Large sundeck with cushioned platform
  • Near A-Series built in speakers

Forward Cockpit

  • GRP bench
  • (2) Harken 990 self tailing 3 speed winches
  • (2) Harken 1130 hydraulic 3 speed winches
  • (4) B&G repeater displays
  • (4) large rope bins
  • Meridian Technologies custom hydraulic system and controls
  • Steps leading to two sunbathing cockpits

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