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 – years of dedication to the Gunboat 68 project were finally on test and available for public review!

Didn’t make it to the show? View the Facebook video walkthrough of Gunboat 68 DASH at Cannes, by SailingYachtTV.

At the same time in Newport, visitors enjoyed a showcase of brokerage listings just a short walk away from the boat show at Gurneys – a unique opportunity to explore the history and evolution of Gunboat design!

Interested in more technical detail, or considering owning a Gunboat? Read our series of articles about the design and build of the Gunboat 68!  Contact Gunboat for new builds and brokerage listings.

GUNBOAT 68 – Outstripping the Wind

Customizing the sail plan and feedback from some Gunboat 68 designers and sailors - in article #10 in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68!

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 68 Internal Structure – Inner StrengthGUNBOAT 68 Interior – An Inner Sense of LightLoad more

GUNBOAT 68 – Forward Thinking

The ninth article in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68 talks about the deck gear and layout that enable sailing a performance cat at speed with comfort and ease.

GUNBOAT 68 – Delivering the Wow Factor

The eighth article in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68 talks about the paint stage, and how we give the Gunboat 68 a jaw-dropping, head-turning finish.

GUNBOAT 68 – Standing Tall

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.

GUNBOAT 68 – Steering into the Future

The sixth article in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68 talks about the simple, strong, reliable and responsive steering system and the expertise behind it. .

GUNBOAT 68 Systems – All Systems Go

The fifth article in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68 talks about backbone electrical and plumbing systems, from concept to installation, and with built-in "future proofing"! .

GUNBOAT 68 Interior – An Inner Sense of Light

In the fourth article in our series about the Gunboat 68, we talk about the lightweight, luxury interior that delivers more comfort, versatility, and better sightlines without compromise.

GUNBOAT 68 Daggerboards – Putting the Power Down

In the third article in our series, we look at the design and build of the Gunboat 68 daggerboards, with partners VPLP and Lorima. Read the full article here.

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