Gunboat 55

Gunboat 55
The GUNBOAT 55 builds upon the sucess of her earlier sisters, and is the ultimate performance cat for those planning to circumnagivate as owner-operators. The series was designed on the principles of simplicity, reliability and ease of access, and is perfect for those who enjoy sailing and exploring without crew. Several new innovations are introduced, which make the luxury cruiser extraordinary.

Rather than several smaller spaces on the main deck chopped up by bulkheads, the GUNBOAT 55 has one huge uninterrupted space from the mast to the aft crossbeam. Let's face it, the moment we step aboard any cat, the aft doors and windows are opened immediately, and usually stay open until we leave the boat. Why not be able to have an open aft end when conditions permit? If the weather turns cold or damp, the aft end seals up snug as a cocoon with a semi-rigid enclosure.

While many offerings in this size stuff a mansion's worth of unused accommodations into the space, the GUNBOAT 55 shows ultimate restraint. There are simply two superyacht-style cabins, with the option of adding a third. Most people in this size range sail with their spouse and family, if a large group is onboard, the daybeds and sofas can handle the crowd.

Owners can choose from three customizable layouts that can offer a third cabin, an owners' office or a workshop/systems space.

The helm and sail handling areas are truly indoor/outdoor. When conditions permit, the moonroof and windscreen can be retracted for open air sailing. When it gets wet, the moonroof and windscreen deploy for complete protection and indoor operation. In all conditions, you have perfect visibility of the sails and a 360 degree range of visibility to the horizon.

The new GUNBOAT 55 is designed for the way we sail: circumnavigation, sabbatical cruising and day-sailing with friends.

 


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SPECIFICATIONs m f
LOA 16.76 55
LWL 16.69 54.75
BOA 7.62 25.00
Beam on Centerline 6.10 20.00
Draft BD Down 2.80 9.20
Draft BD Up 0.61 2.00
Mast Clearance 25.68 84.25
Mast Length 23.77 78
Displacement Lightship 12,500 kg 27,558 lbs
Displacement Max Load 15,250 kg 33,620 lbs
Headroom - Salon 1.98 6.50
Headroom - Hulls 1.98 6.50
Hull Width 1.53 5.0
Bridge Deck Clearance .855 2.8
Fuel Capacity 2 x 299 L 2 x 79 Gal
Water Capacity 2 x 185.5 L 2 x 49 Gal

SAIL PLAn
A custom sail package designed to fit your specific sailing needs. Some basic specifications are suggested below:
MAIN-2 reef points
SOLENT-4 battens, soft hanks and one reef point to reduce windage
SCREECHER-UV leech protection
ASYMMETRIC SPINNAKER-weight and size according to sailing plans
High tech spectra/dyneema, stripped race-boat style halyards and control lines equipped with lashing end
SAIL AREA (PRELIM)
m2
sq ft
Main 125   1346
Solent 40 430.6
Screecher 140 1507
Asymmetrical Spinnaker 235 2529.5
     

EQUIPMENT

  • Yanmar 3JH5E 39hp diesel engines with Hurth V drive transmission (x2)
  • Spectra Catalina 24V 300 GPD watermaker with Z-brane membrane protection
  • 800W Solar system
  • Lithium ion battery bank
  • Lewmar electric winches (x2)
  • Hot water heater
  • Vertifrigo refrigerator drawers (x2)
  • Vertifrigo freezer drawer (x1)
  • Four burner stainless steel propane stove and oven
  • Auto-pilots (x2)
  • B&G Hercules H3000 performance package
  • B&G Zeus displays showing radar, charts, and sailing info
  • CZone electrical display
  • Marine audio system with ipod connector, amplifier and speaker system with subwoofer in the salon
ACCOMMODATIONS
  • Galley, lounge, and folding dining table
  • Comfortable weather proof Italian style sofas finished in Ultraleather
  • Two Gunboat 60 style queen size berths with stairs up each side in both owner and guest cabin
  • Two spacious heads with dedicated showers
  • Planus electric toilet system
  • Ample cabinetry space
  • Interior standard wood surface choices include teak, cherry, makore, and walnut
  • Spacious "back porch" aft cockpit with caulked teak deck dedicated to lounging
  • Outdoor dining with SS BBQ built in aft beams and SS fridge drawer for drinks
  • Forward working cockpit for sail handling with caulked teak deck
CONSTRUCTION

  • Composite construction of vacuum-bagged, infused post-cured Gougeon Brothers Pro-Set epoxy resins
  • Core-Cell foam sandwich core construction with carbon fiber skins
  • All carbon spars
  • Carbon fiber mast with T600 V-Boom
  • Unidirectional aramid fiber shrouds
  • Aramid forestays (x2) with custom Facnor furlers
  • Carbon fiber retractable rudders and centerboards