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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The seventh article in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68 talks about rigging - the team involved, key features and the two optimized, top-performing rig packages available for the Gunboat 68.
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!
GUNBOAT 68 Exterior Design – The Shape of Things to Come
The first in our series of articles on the design and construction of the GUNBOAT 68, with insight on the exterior design from Patrick Le Quément, Christophe Chedal Anglay, VPLP design, and GUNBOAT. Read full article here.
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 […]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 […]
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 […]