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.

Events: Bol d’Or Mirbaud & Cannes Yachting Festival

The Gunboat team is hitting the roads and waterways in the coming months to meet with prospective clients and media partners in Europe! Please note the two upcoming events below, and check in at our events page for more options to connect with us at shows, regattas and events. Bol d’Or Mirabaud, June 10-12, 2022, [...]

Caribbean Highlights – Gunboat 66 GAIA

This season, Gunboat 66 GAIA added a shade of royal blue moving across the Caribbean horizon. A number of lucky sailors took advantage of GAIA’s supreme island-hopping capabilities to take the trip of a lifetime. Captain Andrew Reiley shares a few highlights: Our home base was Sint Maarten this season, and as an example I [...]

Flipping the Fly – Gunboat 72V

Its a bird its a plane...Its a big milestone in the construction of our first 72V, the de-molding of the flybridge deck! Stéphane Renard, Gunboat Design Manager, explains the significance, "This is one of the largest infusions we have ever undertaken and is a lot more complex than a hull - incorporating all the little [...]

Commissioning complete – BreakFree

La Grande-Motte France BREAK FREE - A name that resonates on so many levels! Gunboat 6805 was officially handed over to the owner last week upon completion of sea trials. Benoit Lebizay, Gunboat Managing Partner, commented on the day, "The smile on the face of the owners when they first stepped onboard the finished boat [...]

SOLD – Gunboat 60 ALAIA

Gunboat Brokerage - Newport RI Gunboat Brokerage is pleased to announce the sale of Gunboat 60 ALAIA! Without skipping a beat, with the change of hands she maintains the name ALAIA and the legacy of a true adventure cruising yacht continues. The new owners are headed to Portugal for the summer and will eventually be [...]

BREAK FREE!

La Grande-Motte France This week at the factory we celebrated the launch and christening of the fifth Gunboat 68, Break Free! "We're really proud of the Gunboat team today for another important achievement in the development of the brand in a challenging environment. To the new owners of Break Free, welcome to Gunboat and thank [...]

On the Road – Gunboat 80 Build Milestone

No doubt a sight to see rolling through the English countryside! Marking a significant build milestone, we see the Gunboat 80 hull structures, built entirely in prepreg carbon fiber by Fibre Mechanics in Lymington, England, in transit to the Gunboat factory in La Grande-Motte, France. Final assembly at the Gunboat factory will be a collaborative [...]

Build News – Gunboat 80, 72V & 68

La Grande-Motte, France The factory is bustling with two 68’s, the first 72V and two Gunboat 80’s currently in construction, and an expansion of our facilities! We've opened the doors of the new Gunboat 80 building for the arrival of hull and bulkhead components from Fibre Mechanics, Decision, and Multiplast. The Gunboat 80 features all [...]

#GunboatTop10 of 2021

Happy New Year from Gunboat! Each year the Gunboat Top 10 tradition stirs up a lot of fun and sense of achievement for the Gunboat team. Join us for a quick stare into the wake of 2021 as we keep blasting into 2022! *|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Ringing in the New Year with the #GunboatTop10 Happy New [...]

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