Gunboat began in 2002 with the vision to design and build fast comfortable, family-friendly cruising catamarans that utilized the latest in race boat technology. At that time, most cruising catamarans were comfortable but clearly not great performers. On the other side of the spectrum, the performance world had embraced multihulls with one world record after another falling to maxi racing catamarans.
Through 20 years of head-turning designs, enviable cruising speeds, and regatta podiums, Gunboat set the bar and continues to raise it, applying innovation and proven technologies to the desires of performance sailing and the bluewater cruising lifestyle – blasting the boundaries of mutual exclusivity between the two. It turns out you can have it both ways.
BORN IN THE USA, MADE IN FRANCE
Since 2016, Gunboat operations have benefited from a high level of industry knowledge, build expertise and sound financial backing under the ownership of Grand Large Yachting. Clients receive the best of both worlds: the efficiency gained by the process-driven culture and scale of a recognized industry player, and the boutique craftsmanship of high-tech, semi-custom yachtbuilding. Each Gunboat is unique and celebrated by the Gunboat team. We want clients to enjoy the build process too, including their time at our purpose-built, 3600 sq meter facility in La Grande-Motte France.
INNOVATION AND EVOLUTION
The elevated experience of a Gunboat is profound, and exhilarating, throughout the journey and the destination. Speed and seaworthiness to safely handle the toughest blue water passages. Gliding along faster than the wind. Sinking into pure comfort and absorbing the vibe of the yacht during sunsets at anchor. That distinctive feeling of intrigue and deep satisfaction is not by chance. We’ve gone the extra mile and millimeter too, throughout the design, engineering and build of your new Gunboat. And we look forward to welcoming you into the Gunboat community.