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.

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 [...]

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