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Paint Reveal: The 5th Gunboat 68

La Grande-Motte France This 5th Gunboat 68 has emerged from the paint shed this week, lustrous and gleaming in a custom shade of metallic teal. Luxury paint finishings are a key part of the head-turning nature of a Gunboat. The rich color emphasizes design elements, the deliberate lines and curves and meticulous detail, while presenting [...]

Building Dreams – Gunboat News

Two Gunboat 80s sold and in production! Build updates on the first 72V, 6805 and 6806, and more updates from Gunboat headquarters. *|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Share Tweet Forward Share View this email in your browser Gunboat News: Building Adventures Here at Gunboat headquarters, there’s been a flurry of action since we released two new designs over the summer, with [...]

Two Gunboat 80s Break Ground

Two Gunboat 80s are sold and in production, and these first photos reveal one of the unique characteristics of this project - full prepreg carbon fiber construction. As with each series, the Gunboat 80 is optimized in its own right. Great attention is paid to employing materials and technologies that will make her exceptional – [...]

The Newport Scene

Newport, RI, USA It's that time of the year again in Newport - Gunboats seem to be everywhere! From the 48 to the 90, seven different Gunboat series can be spotted in the area, enjoying fantastic fall sailing conditions and getting ready for their next adventures South. Newport has long been the organic US home [...]

Construction underway on the first Gunboat 72V

The build of the first Gunboat 72V is well underway at our factory in La Grande-Motte, France! Experienced Gunboatbuilders revel in the process of building our yachts to race boat standards, hyper-focused on quality and attention to detail. Pictured above: The first layers of carbon being laid and then the completed outside skin. Below: The [...]

Comin’ in hot! – Gunboat News

Things are heating up and we're not just talking about summer. Get ready for a crescendo of Gunboat news from brokerage sales to new designs to adventures around the world! - A first look at the new GUNBOAT 80 - Brokerage is on fire - Events are back, with a dominating performance by Gunboat 68 [...]

Gunboat Brokerage – Beyond the Sale

The desire for adventure and fast sailing on an epically stylish cat is very much in evidence with the recent closing of 4 sales, and a fifth under contract!  Here are a few of the reasons people are entrusting us with the sale and purchase of their Gunboats. Photos (left to right): 1) Gunboat 68 [...]

Welcoming Gunboat 68 Highland Fling

La Grande-Motte France Announcing the arrival of the Highland Fling program to the Gunboat fleet! Gunboat 6801 recently changed hands and emerged from our factory last week reflecting a range of performance modifications for inshore racing, most noticeably, dual exterior helm stations! The inside helm remains for all the same conveniences on deliveries and can [...]

New Brokerage Listing – Gunboat 60 ALAIA

Gunboat Brokerage - Newport RI Adventure Awaits! Gunboat for sale: Optimized for self-reliant world cruising, ALAIA has been professionally maintained by highly experienced crew and presents in stunning condition for her next owners. High-tech structures and luxurious interiors make her exceptional in the widest range of conditions. Retractable boards & rudders grant access to skinny waters. She is [...]

The Finest Meals Require the Best Ingredients (Seahorse Magazine)

Achieving better performance by keeping the weight down and the structural integrity up. From raw material to precise cuts of fabric to fined construction techniques, every detail matters! ‘Today, every piece of carbon that goes into the construction of a 68 has been cut for the task either off site or at times on a [...]

Introducing Gunboat 6804

La Grande-Motte France Announcing the launch of Gunboat 68 TOSCA! This week, the 4th Gunboat 68 was ceremoniously rolled from the shed and moved to the waterfront for the splash. With the rig and daggerboards in, she’s officially a sailboat, with a reception line of industry pro’s queuing up for her commissioning and sea trials [...]

Ringing in the New Year with the #GunboatTop10

Happy New Year from all of us at Gunboat! Leading up to the new year we recapped some of the top moments of 2020 on social media, a tradition that brings about a lot of joy and inspiration even in the most challenging of years. Here's the countdown: <!doctype html> *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   View this email [...]

Gunboat Newsletter – December 2020

Announcing the Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 500, a Gunboat 48 for sale through Gunboat Brokerage, and Bahamas charters in 2021!  Read the latest reviews of Gunboat 6803 from Wave, Nautique, and Seahorse magazines. In fleet news, two Gunboat 60s in the South Pacific make the spotlight - one with adventures spectating the America's Cup [...]

Op Wereldreis Met Een Hightech Bolide – Gunboat 68 Review by Nautique

We were pleased to host Nautique in La Grande-Motte this fall and see this Gunboat 68 review reach the Dutch sailing community! Nowadays also called "the Ferrari of the sea" among connoisseurs. Nautique spent a day with this special vehicle. - Hans Brouwers gives the inside scoop on our location, factory and what its like [...]

Nomen est omen – Gunboat 68 Review by Wave Magazin

Here's one in German - Read the write-up from Stefan Detjen's visit to Gunboat headquarters in La Grande-Motte France to sea trial Gunboat 68 SeaTilt! The cancellation of boat shows this year afforded time for private sessions where special guests could tour the factory and have some dedicated time with our team. For this sea [...]

Gunboat featured in Luxe Infinity Magazine

The ultimate sailing experience is fast and fun, comfortable and stylish, but it also offers the capability to sail in the widest range of wind conditions and generate your own power. Gunboat builds catamarans for the sailor who wants the ultimate experience with family and friends. Forget the engines and enjoy the sounds of wind [...]

Pop of Color – 6804 Paint Reveal

The Paint reveal! Gunboat 6804 moved from the paint booth to final fit out this week, leaving a bluish-purple haze of excitement in her wake. Metallic and pearlescent flakes in the paint change mean the hue changes in different lighting and surroundings. We can't wait to see this on the water! From here, a frenzy [...]

Low-key Cruising Vibes in St. Tropez

Saint-Tropez, France Condor is back in the Med and making good use of the warm autumn days, including visiting one of the few events still on the calendar - a toned down version of Les Voile de Saint-Tropez. The Gunboat team together with Loick Peyron enjoyed a few days of sailing in the area with [...]

Pure, cerulean, blue…

La Grande-Motte France Gunboat 6804 was looking absolutely jaw-dropping this week when we rolled her outside for a paint check. We'll be adding this pop of color to the ocean community before you know it! Video preview of 6804's unique metallic paint color, just before the final coats were applied. See the final results here.  [...]

Soaring “Home”: Gunboat 6801 CONDOR

Making a grand entrance, the crew aboard Gunboat 68 CONDOR sent us this video en route to visit us again in France! Drone Video by Rick Summers, sailing along the coast of Spain CONDOR made a quick visit to La Grande-Motte picking up some of the Gunboat team and Loick Peyron for a few days [...]

Redefining “Business-as-Usual” – Launching Gunboat 6803

View the first sailing footage of Gunboat 68 SeaTilt and hear the story behind her launch! Gunboat 6803 SeaTilt was in her final months of construction in La Grande-Motte when France went on lockdown March 14th. Remarkably, the launch took place only a few weeks off schedule! By then, "survival mode" gave way to the [...]

Gunboat in Saint-Tropez Oct 7th-9th

The Gunboat team together with Loïck Peyron look forward to hosting prospective owners and media on Gunboat 68 CONDOR from October 7th-9th during Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez. As the only regatta taking place in the area this year, we’ll be soaking it all in…cruising around at enviable speeds, enjoying the show in max comfort and style. [...]

Don’t Jump to Conclusions (Seahorse Magazine – Sept 2020)

Just because an extremely quick multihull sailor decides to spend some time checking out the cruising lifestyle does not mean for a moment that they have any intention of slowing down... "The owner of the third 68 launched is an international businessman with a wealth of offshore and inshore racing experience including the Mini-Transat and [...]

Gunboat Private Boat Show – Sept 5-13

La Grande-Motte France Gunboat is pleased to invite guests to our headquarters in La Grande-Motte, France, for an exclusive look at our factory and the most recently launched Gunboat 68! This Private Boat Show will be held from September 5th-13th, 2020 to allow prospective owners an intimate look at the finished product as well as [...]

Summer Cruising – Gunboat 62 TRIBE

Newport, RI Hold onto your hats! Here's a little video coming off of Gunboat 62 TRIBE from a sunny Saturday spectating the M32 regatta and lining up with our friends on Convexity on the way in. Nothing says 'freedom' this summer like a Gunboatload of friends and some fast, fun sailing! Video: You never forget [...]

Sum of the Parts

La Grande-Motte France Commissioning of 6803 continued over the weekend, and we welcomed the owners for their first sail with some particularly satisfying news – the final weighing of SEA TILT came in just below the design weight! For Gunboat this is further validation of the consistency of our build and quality control process, with [...]

Speedy Progress – Gunboat 6803 Sea Trials

La Grande-Motte France Born for adventures SEA TILT moved straight into sea trials. Commissioning progressed quickly from basic equipment checks and hoisting sails for the first time to load testing, and the sea trials crew were rewarded with thoroughbred performance. Gunboat COO William Jelbert gives us some specifics from the first two days. "Saturday we [...]

Gunboat 68 SEA TILT Makes A Splash

La Grande-Motte France Performance sailors with cruising dreams: Imagine the anticipation that builds during the construction of your semi-custom, world-cruising performance catamaran from the time you begin making plans through the 18-month build... Today we splashed Gunboat 6803 and she was officially christened SEA TILT! With the Gunboat 68, each owner gets to "set the [...]

All the Sweeter – The Launch of 6803!

La Grande-Motte France Spirits were high at the Gunboat factory as we launched the third Gunboat 68 of the series! This launch carried particular significance as a marker of adaptability beyond the typical call of duty, even for yacht building. Gunboat Managing Partner, Benoit Lebizay explains, "Completing 6803 in the current environment definitely was not [...]

Where the Magic Happens – An Aerial look at the Gunboat Factory

The Gunboat factory has been bustling with productivity ahead of a highly anticipated moment - we'll be launching another spectacular Gunboat 68 from our factory NEXT WEEK! This short video below sets the stage for the upcoming events and gives a sense of our location in La Grande-Motte, France - something we realize is very [...]

The Year the Multihulls Joined the Party

Today would have been the start to the 51st Newport Bermuda Race, and the race organizers invited past participants to share favorite memories from the past 50 editions. For Gunboat the 2018 edition stands alone, when three Gunboats stepped up as the first-ever multihulls to take place in this iconic offshore challenge! 2018 marked the [...]

MOONWAVE’s Fuel-free Cruising – Multihulls World

May 2020 A dream trip of “sun, sailing downwind, surf, gliding, speed, good food”…They sailed 1200 nautical miles, also double-handed, without a drop of fuel! On Gunboat 60 MOONWAVE, Sébastien and Sophie have been running this configuration of the Torqeedo Deep Blue Hybrid system, solar and hydro for nearly 2 years / 21,000 miles. With [...]

Gunboat 6803 Paint Reveal

It was a huge day at the yard and the team had a lot to celebrate on this big moving day, as 6803 and 6804 switched places in the paint booth. On top of that, the clear sunny day lent to capturing some photos of the Gunboat factory within the setting of La Grande-Motte - our [...]

Interview with Benoit Lebizay, Gunboat Managing Partner

Meet the executive behind the rock-solid foundation of Gunboat since Grand Large Yachting's acquisition of the brand in 2016. Gunboat Managing Partner, Benoit Lebizay, talks about the company, the new factory, and the Gunboat 68. Interview on March 5, 2020 at our factory in La Grande-Motte France. Alongside the interview, Benoit would also like to [...]

Earth Day Release of VELA Episodes 3&4

For Earth Day 2020 we’ve been treated to a very special look at Palmyra Atoll and Washington and Fanning Islands via an epic Gunboat 48 adventure! Episodes 3 & 4 of John John Florence's docuseries VELA are now available on his YouTube channel. The series by his own production company Parallel Seas, together with Yeti and Outside TV, [...]

Factory Tour with Loïck Peyron

Step inside the Gunboat factory! Gunboat COO William Jelbert and Loïck Peyron talk shop and take a look at 6803, 6804 and 6805 in various stages of production. Gunboat 68 Videos:

VELA – Episodes 1 & 2

Just when we all need an escape, John John Florence and his media team at Parallel Sea (together with Yeti and Outside TV), are releasing his mini series about an epic adventure on board his Gunboat 48 - VELA! “Its a mixture of exploration and the challenge of getting somewhere.” Episode 1 shares the story of [...]

Phaedo – Les Voiles de St Barth

Volume up☝️for contagious energy! 🎷🎶🙌 Feeling a little blue about the cancellation of Les Voiles de St Barth 2020? This video of Lloyd Thornburg's Gunboat 66 PHAEDO during the very windy 2018 edition is sure to raise your spirits! Video by Ocean Images - Richard Langdon & Rachel Fallon-Langdon

Provision Like a Sailor

Advice that suddenly has a lot of relevance on land! Gunboat's Spike Abram together with Anna Abram share some great tips from 8 years of running the Gunboat 62 TRIBE. "As sailors we often plan for extended periods without resupply and try to consider all situations before leaving the dock. Our daily lives are determined [...]

Balance of Power (Seahorse Magazine – Feb 2020)

When it comes to energy systems, Gunboat's William Jelbert talks about what it means to build the most efficient boat possible in this feature for Seahorse Magazine. "When designing a lightweight cruising catamaran we are faced with some tricky problems to solve: conventional propulsion or hybrid, how much solar and hydro generation, how big to [...]

TRIBE Bahamas 2020 Edition:

Sharing a glimpe of Paradise & Updates on Ports of Entry March 26, 2020 While many of us around the world are "cruising along with a storm sail" or "resting at anchor", some of the lucky ones are still sailing at >20kts under spinnaker. Gunboat 62 TRIBE recently enjoyed a couple of blissful weeks of [...]

Shooting the Breeze, at the Dusseldorf Boat Show!

We're in Dusseldorf to talk about your sailing plans and share the latest news from Gunboat. Two Gunboat 68s out cruising the world; Production of 6803, 6804 and 6805; fleet cruising trends; events including the upcoming Gunboat Rendezvous and more. Schedule a meeting or find us at Hall 15 / B41.2 View this email in your browser [...]

Top 10 in 2019 – Countdown to 2020

Counting down with some of the top moments of 2019 to ring in the new year! See them all together here. View this email in your browser Share Tweet Forward Share CELEBRATING 2019, with #GunboatTop10 Happy New Year from all of us at Gunboat! We're so appreciative to the Gunboat family and all of our [...]

Gunboat News – December 2019

Happy Holidays from Gunboat! Reflections & Celebrations: Looking back and looking forward with equal excitement and gratitude. View this email in your browser Share Tweet Forward Share Happy Holidays from all of us at Gunboat! Gunboat 68 DASH shares a photo sailing along the coast of Spain, on one of their first cruising adventures. Reflections [...]

Figaro Nautisme – Gunboat 68 Review

GUNBOAT 68: Cruising in a Private Jet "Breathtaking design, perfectly rigid full carbon chassis, out of scale performances and up to scale prices, the Gunboat concentrates every marker of the most exclusive brands..." Read the GUNBOAT 68 review by François Tregouet in the special issue of Figaro Nautisme - Collection 2020. Click for the full edition [...]

On a Roll! Build Milestones on 6803 & 6804

La Grande-Motte, France October 22nd, 2019 The first two Gunboat 68s are off on sailing adventures while 6803 & 6804 move right along with these most recent build milestones. All in a day’s work. Gunboat 6803:  The hull and deck were rolled outside the factory, and the deck was picked up from the frame and [...]

The Double Debut – Cannes and Newport

September 2019 marked the public debut of the Gunboat 68 simultaneously at two boat shows - with 6801 CONDOR in Newport and 6802 DASH in CANNES! Referred to "The Superstar" of the top boats to see at Cannes, and deemed Best New Sailboat at NIBS by the judges of Cruising World, Sailing World, and Yachting magazines [...]

Gunboat 68 News – September 2019

The launch of 6802 DASH, Boatbuilding updates from the factory, and the 68's debut at the Newport & Cannes Boat Shows. ⛵️⛵️ Click to read - Gunboat 68 News - September 2019

NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta

July 15th-20th, 2019 Four Gunboats participated in the New York Yacht Club’s celebratory 175th Anniversary Regatta, with 5 days of racing and an entire week of on-shore celebrations. For a few years now Gunboats have been an established part of the scene at the New York Yacht Club and we love seeing the fast carbon cats [...]

Gunboat 68 CONDOR’s Debut at the Races

NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta, July 2019 While the NYYC clocked 175 years during their Anniversary Regatta this year, the new Gunboat 68 CONDOR made her racing debut. In a fun collaboration, the core of team Bronco along with ex-Elvis pros Anthony Kotoun and Scotty Bradford joined CONDOR’s owners and crew, along with Spike Abram on [...]

VaiVai Powered by Rigging Projects

Guest post by Scott Gray, Rigging Projects NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta, July 2019 - It's back to the day job at Rigging Projects after a great week at the onboard Gunboat 57 VaiVai at the NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta. Nick’s back in front of his computer and I’m battling the heatwave in La Grande Motte, France [...]

From Sailing’s Hallowed Arena – #NYYC175 on VaiVai

Guest post by Paul Larsen NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta, July 2019 - The NYYC 175thanniversary regatta is now a memory and one to be added to the many great ones I have from one of sailing's hallowed arena. I had the opportunity to race on the Gunboat 57 VaiVai in the multihull class consisting of [...]

Cruising Along: The Launch of the 2nd Gunboat 68

La Grande-Motte, France July 26th, 2019 On July 23rd, Gunboat launched the second boat of the new Gunboat 68 design from the factory in La Grande Motte, France – just over six months after launching Gunboat 6801 CONDOR. “We’re thrilled to be presenting Gunboat 68 DASH to her owners and to the world, with this [...]


Article #10 in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68. Its January in La Grande Motte, with the Gunboat team out hoisting sails and loading up Gunboat 6801 for the first time. Blowing 12kts true, under full main, the J0 goes up and CONDOR immediately accelerates to match the wind speed of [...]

Brokerage News – Announcing the sale of Gunboat 90 SUNSHINE

June 20th, 2019 We’re pleased to announce the sale of Morrelli & Melvin designed Gunboat 90 SUNSHINE through Gunboat Brokerage. We look forward to welcoming the new owner and can’t wait to see her back on the water again! In the meantime, watch the video and take the virtual tour below! Considering owning a Gunboat? [...]

MULTIHULLS WORLD – Gunboat 68 Review (by Philippe Echelle, April/May Issue, 2019)

"When a cruising catamaran becomes a work of art" - GUNBOAT 68 review by Philippe Echelle in the April/May issue of Multihulls World Magazine - full article available at Multihulls World. Read more about the Gunboat 68:

Gunboat 6802 Rolling out of the Paint Shed

May 13th, 2019 Rolling a Gunboat out of the paint shed marks one of the most exciting build milestones! The dramatic visual impact is a reward to the build team and an announcement to the rest of the world that another Gunboat 68 is soon to launch. Gunboat 6802 is a custom shade of blue-gray, [...]

Gunboat 68 Factory Tours & the International Multihull Boat Show

April 24th-28th, 2019 The largest in-water boat show happens to be steps from our factory door! This year at the International Multihull Boat Show, although we did not have the completed Gunboat 68 floating in the show (she's off sailing in the Caribbean!), we still enjoyed the home team advantage by meeting with industry partners, [...]

April 2019 Newsletter

Videos of the first Gunboat 68, updates from the factory, & racing and cruising adventures from around the world! Click to read - GUNBOAT Newsletter - April 2019

7 Gunboats rally at the 2019 BVI Spring Regatta

Seven Gunboats gathered for the BVI Spring Regatta this year to take on all of the racing and festivities that came their way - with 6 boats racing and the 7th joining for the rally! This marked our 3rd annual gathering here at Nanny Cay, where the Gunboat dock becomes a close-knit community within a [...]

News from the Nest – Sea Trials of Gunboat 68 CONDOR

Testing the first boat of a series is thrilling - everything is being done for the first time. You see the sail fit and trim, you notice the line leads onto the winches, you experience the hulls carving through the water. We are systematic in our testing process: Slow, steady and increasing in gradual steps [...]

Gunboat Brokerage

Day sail, cruise the world, race...or how about all three? Gunboat Brokerage is excited to announce that, with a couple of new private listings, we currently have models that meet the requirements of every type of program - And there’s never been a better time to join the Gunboat family! Straight to the Source We [...]

Press Release: Gunboat 6801 Launch

La Grande-Motte, France January 17th, 2019 January 16th marked a key milestone for the Gunboat team, as they rolled the first Gunboat 68 out of the factory to the marina for her first splash and mast stepping on January 17th. Since the brand was acquired by Grand Large Yachting in 2016, the newest Gunboat series [...]


Article #9 in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68. Imagine being on a passage, standing a solo night watch. You’re at the helm, comfortably protected from the elements, controlling just how much by opening the doors or the moonroof. From a central helm station, with a 360 view of the horizon [...]

Yacht Racing Forum 2018

October 22nd-23rd, 2018 The 2019 Yacht Racing Forum in Lorient, France could easily have gone on beyond two days with the topics, recent sailing events, and technological advances going on in the sport. Gunboat Managing Partner Benoit Lebizay together with Loïck Peyron (Offshore Sailing Legend) and Vincent Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) held a panel session about [...]


Article #8 in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68. When a Gunboat sails into an anchorage people stop what they’re doing. Heads turn and mouths open - It’s part of the joy of owning one! First impressions are important but so is the view from two feet away, from any angle. [...]

August 2018 Newsletter

A look at two Gunboat 68s in production at the new factory & racing and cruising adventures around the world! Click to read - GUNBOAT Newsletter - August 2018

Moving Day! Gunboat 68 Hulls #1 and #2 cross paths at the yard…

August 6, 2018 New production photos and drone footage! Gunboat 68s Hull #1 and Hull #2 were sighted crossing paths at the factory in La Grande Motte, France. 68-01 headed to the paint booth to become metallic silver! 68-02 came out of the molds and began fairing and systems layouts. We're proud to share these [...]


Article #7 in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68. The new Gunboat 68’s rig is one of the most performance-critical parts of the boat - a network of high-aspect and super-strong components working in carefully engineered compression and tension. It is designed to deliver a finely balanced and highly optimized sailing system. We [...]

Newport Bermuda Race 2018

The 2018 Newport Bermuda Race marked the first-ever multihull class included in the history or the race (founded in 1906), and we were thrilled to see the class entirely made up of Gunboats! Check out the action... The biennial Newport Bermuda Race is the oldest regularly scheduled ocean regatta, testing sailors across 635 nautical miles [...]

Celebrating Two Great Years and Many More to Come

On June 12th Gunboat hosted a group of over 70 Gunboat owners, crews, and industry partners for a private event in Newport RI, celebrating milestones of success and disclosing company updates to the close-knit Gunboat community. Just two years after Grand Large Yachting hosted a similar event to announce the acquisition of Gunboat, Gunboat Managing [...]


Article #6 in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68. When awaiting the completion of a new Gunboat, it’s natural to obsess about sailing her – the thrill of helming a performance cat on an evening sail, a regatta, or a voyage around the world. You imagine the balance and responsiveness through [...]


Article #5 in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68. When imagining setting sail on your Gunboat 68, a topic that comes up (usually quite far down the list after 20+ knot boat speeds and watching sunsets from remote anchorages!) is how smoothly the inner workings of your boat will function. Although one [...]

April 2018 Newsletter

Caribbean racing, world cruising, Gunboat 68 news, tours of the all-new factory, La Grande Motte boat show, and more! Click to read - GUNBOAT Newsletter - April 2018


Leading up to the launch of 6801, we continued our series offering insight on the design and build of the Gunboat 68. Following articles about the exterior design, internal structure, and daggerboards, it may be surprising to learn that the interior presented some of the most challenging aspects of the project. For the Gunboat 68, [...]

BVI Spring Regatta 2018

Three Gunboats compete in the Offshore Multihulls fleet at the BVI Spring Regatta, March 26th-April 1st 2018. Remarkably just 6 months following back to back hurricanes that devastated the islands, Nanny Cay and the BVI Spring Regatta organizers - the entire community - was determined the show would go on and pulled off a spectacular [...]

Gunboat Factory & Gunboat 68-01 (drone preview)

Take a flight around the area of the all-new Gunboat factory in La Grande Motte, France, and see GUNBOAT 68-01 moving into a new stage of production. Stay tuned for progress on the build and a look inside the factory!

Video – Epic Conditions in the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600

For the 10th anniversary of the Caribbean 600, the largest fleet in the history of the race battled strong trade winds and epic, challenging conditions. Hook in and hold on to watch some exhilarating Gunboat footage in this video by Acquafilms! Congrats to Gunboat 62 ELVIS, the first catamaran to finish and second place in [...]


Alongside production of 6801, so far in our series of articles we have looked at the hulls talking about exterior design and the strength of the internal structure. This time we’re looking at the all-important daggerboards – the means by which the power of the rig is transferred through the structure and into forward motion through [...]

Seahorse Magazine Feb 2018 – GUNBOAT 68 Technical Brief

"How far - and how fast - do you want to go?" GUNBOAT 68 featured in the February issue of Seahorse Sailing Magazine - click to read the full article!


Leading up to the launch of the first Gunboat 68, with construction in full swing in La Grande Motte, France, we continued our series of articles on different aspects of design and construction following the progress of 6801. Building from the Exterior Design Brief, let’s look at the strong internal structure engineered to support that [...]

January 2018 Newsletter

Florida sun, Bahama breeze, a dreamy south-pacific sailing film, line honors, Gunboat 68 news, brokerage listings, charter availability, boat shows. Click to read - GUNBOAT Newsletter - January 2018


Headturner. Jawdropper. Showstopper. Gunboat owners know the consequences of owning a fast, sexy catamaran.  While you gain access to remote anchorages and have the ability to set sail and go fast…they’re still there - the admirers, the aficionados, the curious! As the first model built by Gunboat under the ownership of Grand Large Yachting, the [...]

August 2017 Newsletter

News about Gunboat sailing, production and operations, the Newport International Boat Show, and brokerage opportunities! Click to read - GUNBOAT Newsletter - August 2017

Spring 2017 Newsletter

An update on the Caribbean regatta scene, Gunboat globetrotters, and a sneak peek of the new Gunboat 68! April 2017 Newsletter

BVI Spring Regatta Preview

Hot on the heels of the St. Thomas International Regatta, this year's BVI Spring Regatta may well feature the hottest collection of performance multihulls ever assembled on Virgin Island waters... This post originally appeared on Sailing Anarchy March 28, 2017 tale of the tape Gunboat Tech/Sales Director Nils Erickson got bored on the plane to [...]

New Gunboat 68 featured in Sail Magazine

This article was originally posted in Sail Magazine February 2017 Now in the hands of France’s Grand Large Yachting, whose portfolio includes the Outremer performance cat line, Gunboat lives on; the builders are currently tooling up to produce a gorgeous new design from multihull wunderkinds VPLP. It was no easy task to come up with […]

Yachting World features new Gunboat 68

This article originally appeared in Yachting World Magazine February 2017 Gunboat 68 – the high octane luxury performance cruiser designed by VPLP By Elaine Bunting|Feb. 15th, 2017 French owner Grand Large Yachting has unveiled its first new model for the Gunboat brand. When Gunboat, the US company that created the luxury super-fast carbon catamaran range, [...]

Gunboat 66s Battle it out

This article originally appeared in Sailing Anarchy February 10, 2017 Big Pimpin’ After a complicated 2016, Gunboat is back with a vengeance, and they open up 2017 with a Caribbean get-together of Gunboats that includes a head-to-head war between two of the most turboed luxury cats ever splashed! In the above video you’ll see the […]

90′ to Freedom – GUNBOAT 90, Sunshine

This post originally appeared in Sailing Anarchy January 4, 2017 Big Pimpin’ Here’s a throwback video of the breathtaking Gunboat 90. She has just splashed after a comprehensive aesthetic and mechanical refit in New England and is Caribbean-bound for the winter. It’s not too late for a belated Xmas present for that special someone. For more […]

Season’s Greetings from All of Us at GUNBOAT

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Holiday Season! Here at Gunboat, we had an exciting and eventful 2016. With our new parent company Grand Large Yachting now at the helm, the future never looked brighter. We look forward to building upon this momentum and sharing with you many of our new developments in 2017! Latest [...]

VPLP talks to Sailing Anarchy about new GUNBOAT

This post originally appeared in Sailing Anarchy November 7, 2016 VPLP has lately become top dog in ultra-high performance racing yacht design, mostly because the world has finally caught up with the French naval architecture whose first-ever design was a foiling trimaran – decades ago. With nearly half the Vendee Globe fleet (and all the […]

Gunboat is back, and better than ever

This post originally appeared in Sailing Anarchy October 20, 2016 good kitty Our long history with sailing’s premium luxury catamaran brand means we’re pretty stoked to see how quickly Grand Large Yachting has brought Gunboat back from the brink.  While we’ll need to wait a while to see the just-announced, all-new VPLP-designed GB68 hit the […]

Breaking Gunboat News!

We will be announcing the new Gunboat 68 series created by a “Dream Team” of designers and showcasing the recently launched Gunboat 5701-R, VaiVai, at the Annapolis Boat Show, October 6-10, 2016. THE GUNBOAT 68 – Gunboat will be launching a new model that builds upon the successes of the ever popular Gunboat 66.  The Gunboat 68 […]

VaiVai – Gunboat’s first in a new 57 series heads to Newport for its boat show debut.

Lightweight, strong, and made with 100% epoxy infused carbon foam sandwich construction, this 57 model was based on the following principles: ease of sailing, comfort, speed and luxury. Keeping within these design principles, the owner of VaiVai decided to take his Gunboat 57 to a whole new level of performance. Precise craftsmanship from Croswait Custom […]

Grand Large Yachting shares its vision with the Gunboat Family

Gunboat is proud to announce that the esteemed yachting group, Grand Large Yachting, has purchased the Gunboat brand and rights to continue manufacturing the Gunboat series.This past Saturday, Grand Large Yachting (GLY) hosted Gunboat owners, crew and friends at the New York Yacht Club for a down home BBQ and classic NYYC’s Dark-N-Stormy.  In addition to celebrating the […]

Yachting World June 2015: GUNBOAT 55 Boat Test

This post originally appeared in Yachting World Magazine July 1, 2015 Gunboat 55 Boat Test: is this the coolest boat in the Caribbean   All photos: Ocean Images In the space of 15 years the luxurious Gunboat cats have gained something of a cult following. Toby Hodges can see why when he creams round the [...]

TOCCATA Wraps Up a Fast Paced Caribbean Season

The breathtaking GUNBOAT 55, TOCCATA, has just completed her first Caribbean season. The third of the 55 Series, TOCCATA is living up to her moniker. Derived from the Italian word toccare, meaning “to touch”, toccata is defined as “a piece of music featuring fast-moving, lightly fingered or otherwise virtuosic passages.” The ambitious owners took on a symphonic season, which included three world […]

Adventure Photographer Jen Edney Joins TOCCATA for her Maiden Delivery

This article was originally posted on Sailing Anarchy March 18, 2015 I hear the buzz next to my head, my alarm waking me up to make sure I don’t miss sunrise.  I roll over to my side, peaking out the porthole – thankfully, it’s still dark.  I hit snooze, and this way-too-comfortable bed keeps rocking […]

GUNBOAT 5502 VANDAL: Jumping for Joy

GUNBOAT 5502’s proud new owners are literally jumping for joy. VANDAL, their recently launched GUNBOAT, has been a shared dream for quite some time. We want to wish this incredible couple all the best as they prepare for this exciting new chapter in their lives. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to be […]

GUNBOAT 55 Sweeps ‘Boat of the Year’ Awards

Closing out a whirlwind year, the GUNBOAT 55 was crowned Boat of the Year by both Cruising World and Sailing World magazines. Gunboat’s first offering from its US production facility, the 55 has proven to be an all around winner in the eyes of both the media and the market. Just as the original GUNBOAT did […]

Cruising World January 2015: Boat of The Year

The GUNBOAT 55 has been crowned Cruising World’s 2015 Domestic Boat of the Year. The publication’s annual competition is judged by a panel of independent judges. This year’s judges, Tim Murphy, Ed Sherman and Mark Schrader, were unanimous in their praise and selection. Judging took place during the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis in […]

SAIL Magazine December 2014: Best Boats

This article was posted on SAIL Magazine November 14, 2014 Best Boats 2015: Gunboat 55 SAIL Editors | November 14, 2014 Gunboat has long turned heads with its luxurious, carbon fiber, global-cruising catamarans that have outperformed grand prix monohulls without subjecting their crews or owners to long spells of “rail-meat” duty. But while these exotic […]

SAIL Magazine November 2014: GUNBOAT 55 Review

This article was posted on SAIL Magazine November 21, 2013 SAIL’s Best Boats 2014: Gunboat SAIL Editors | November 21, 2013 Gunboat catamarans are known for their sleek lines and speed. Owners take pride in sailing their boats, and the engines are used primarily for maneuvering and intermittent auxiliary propulsion-; they are rarely used for […]

Seahorse October 2014: Introducing the GUNBOAT 55

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Forbes Life Profiles the GUNBOAT 55

This article was posted on Forbes Life September 11, 2014 On A Gunboat Catamaran, You Can Have Your Martini And 30 Knots, Too “The power of the boat, its disruptive technology, the design interface,” says Brian Cohen, “It’s all part of the entrepreneurial experience in New York.” Daniel Fisher This story appears in the September […]

Multihulls Quarterly Summer 2014: GUNBOAT 55 Review

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SAIL June 2014: GUNBOAT 60 Review

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SAIL December 2014: Best Boats

GUNBOAT 60 Company founder Peter Johnstone and the rest of the Gunboat team have built on their earlier-generation boats to create a whole new look that is as curvaceous as it is fast. As with the rest of the Gunboat line, the Gunboat 60 features the latest in race boat design and materials to create […]

Ocean Navigator October 2013: GUNBOAT 60 Review

This article was originally posted on Ocean Navigator October 2, 2013 Gunboat 60 Oct 2, 2013 Speed voyager: A fast, stylish cruiser derived from racing cats BY DENNIS CAPRIO Gunboat owners can average 250 to 350 offshore miles per day, reducing passage times and making for fast, exciting sailing. Anyone who thinks that 300-nm days […]

Multihull Sailor Fall 2013: Speed to Burn

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Professional Boat Builder Aug/Sept 2013: Building the Big Guns

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TIGER LILY Wins at the 31st Annual BVI Charter Yacht Show

Gunboat 66-03, TIGER LILY, wins big at the 31st Annual BVI Charter Yacht Show!! 1st Place – SOL Best in Show: Best Multihull > 55′ as well as CYBA SAVE THE BLUE AWARD Congratulations Captain Harvey Jenkinson & Chef Tracy Ford!!!

The Coolest Yachts You Can Buy Today

Check out this fantastic article featuring the GUNBOAT 66!!

Gunboat trampolines – simply irresistible!

Once Hurricane Sandy moved through Fort Lauderdale, ideal trampoline jumping conditions returned! A crew of future Gunboat owners prove it here! Predictably, fatigue kicked in.  This inevitability uncovers our Spectra trampoline’s next best feature – a soft, secure platform for lounging!

Gunboat in Annapolis

We’ve got a Gunboat 66 at the Annapolis Sailboat Show! Come for a visit – we are at K2! See you soon!!


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