The Freedom to Explore. Set sail on global adventures with the Gunboat 60 DEFIANCE! High-tech composite construction and luxurious interior finishes provide an exceptional yachting experience in the widest range of conditions. An innovative hybrid propulsion system with regeneration capabilities provides a unique opportunity to enjoy sustainable sailing and an off-the-grid experience. Retractable centerboards and rudders grant access to isolated anchorages and shallow waters. Defiance presents in stunning condition and features many optimizations that enhance safe, fun, thrilling family sailing – delivering the experience of a lifetime!

Fast, reliable performer. Underneath the subtle curves and graceful sheer lines, the Gunboat 60 is a performance machine built with high-end race boat construction methods and top-of-the-line materials. The all-carbon hulls are built in female molds set in epoxy and post-cured over a Corecell foam core to achieve lightness with maximum strength and durability. Performance and safety go hand in hand with ocean-going structures designed to deliver the most comfortable sailing motion in varying weather and sea conditions. DEFIANCE boasts cruising speeds up to 24 knots powered by a comprehensive set of high-performance Doyle Stratis sails.

Luxurious ocean home. Daysailing or year-round world adventures – DEFIANCE is the perfect platform to entertain discerning guests or enjoy family cruising with the comforts of a beautiful and well-appointed interior. The layout features four staterooms plus a crew cabin, sleeping a total of ten – plenty of room for family, friends, and crew.


Stylish, sleek and speedy, the Gunboat 60 incorporates years of proven features into a well-appointed performance catamaran. DEFIANCE features many upgrades and presents in turnkey condition, ready to continue delivering once-in-a-lifetime cruising adventures!

Hull & Deck Construction

DEFIANCE was built at the Gunboat yard in Xiamen, China. and completed commissioning in March of 2014. 

– Full carbon construction in female molds for minimum weight

– Composite sandwich construction, post-cured for maximum strength

– Foam sandwich core construction with carbon fiber skins

– Vacuum-infused with epoxy resin

– Additional reinforcing in highly loaded area longitudinal stringers and ring frames

– Watertight bulkheads to seal compartments, replaceable molded hollow bow ends

– Structural composite hull floors to save weight and add stiffness

– Stern extensions to add waterline performance and increased boarding access (2018)

Sail the world with family and friends

At the heart of catamaran living is the expansive salon and aft cockpit area with a 360 degree view.

– The salon features a classic layout with a lounge area, dining table, and galley up

– Forward working cockpit for ease of sail handling.

– Spacious aft cockpit with lounge area, removable dining table, removable coffee table

– Headroom of 1.98m (6’5”) in the salon and hull

(4) Queen berths

(2) amidship queen cabins, Starboard master, port guest

(2) aft queen cabins

(1) Crew cabin with two single berths and wet head/shower

(4) Heads

Your all-access pass

DEFIANCE is an exhilarating, sailing machine that comfortably reaches brag-worthy cruising speeds. In the absence of wind, the hybrid propulsion system based off of two highly efficient 144V variable speed DC generators, delivers quiet motoring and an impressive range of 500 miles. Centerboard configuration offers minimum draft of 2’7” with board up and maximum draft of 9’2” with board down, an all-access pass to shallow-waters typically off limits for a fully equipped yacht of this size!

Running Rigging:
– Grand Prix Rigging Projects running rigging package (New 2020) All control lines led to the forward working cockpit.

Standing Rigging:
– ECSix Diamonds and Cap Shrouds (Serviced 2020)
– Torsional Headstay (Replaced 2020)
– ECSix Martingale (Serviced 2020)
– Diverse Cap shroud load cells


A full suit of Doyle Stratis sails (purchased in 2020)
– Mainsail: 143.97 sq.m Square top, black
– Solent: 57.14 sq.m Doyle Stratis Carbon, black
– J1: 97.85 sq.m (Cableless) Doyle Stratis Carbon, black
– A3: 258 sq.m (Cable furling) CZ90 Silver

Vessel Summary

Make/Model: Gunboat 60
Designer: Nigel Irens
Year: 2013
Keel: Centerboards
Length: 64 ft
Beam: 28.21 ft
Configuration: (4) Queen sized berths, (1) Cabin with bunk beds, (4) Heads
Engines: Hybrid with a 500 mi. range, plus two 22kW Generators
Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Newport RI, USA


Spacious salon with galley up and aft cockpit for lounging, dining and entertaining. Inside helm and nav station in close proximity to forward working cockpit, in addition to aft tiller steering.

5 Cabins & 4 Heads
– Starboard amidship Master cabin with private en suite head and shower
– Starboard aft Double with private head and shower
– Port aft Double
– Port amidship Double
– Port aft and mid guest cabins share a bathroom
– Crew Cabin & wet head located forward in the port hull

Professionally maintained and Optimized

DEFIANCE has been continually maintained and optimized by experienced owners and professional crew for sailing plans that included both family cruising and regattas – and features many upgrades!

Recent Upgrades

– Stern extensions increase waterline/performance as well as functional and recreational boarding access (2018)
– Exterior Hulls: Alexseal metallic ‘Stardust Silver’ (#M7905) (New 2018)
– Exterior Decks: Custom Grey SeaDek (New 2020)
– Mast: Jet Black (New 2020) Boom: Jet Black (New 2020)
– Teak Sugar scoops (New 2020)
– Mast painted – Awlgrip Jet Black (2020)
– Mast Wiring and sock (New 2020)
– Full suit of Doyle Stratis sails: Main, Solent, J1, A3 (purchased in 2020)
– Grand Prix Rigging Projects running rigging package (New 2020)
– ECSix Diamonds and Cap Shrouds (Serviced 2020)
– Torsional Headstay (Replaced 2020)
– ECSix Martingale (Serviced 2020)
– (2) Facnor FX 2000 and swivel (New 2021)
– (1) KZ10 and swivel J1 (New 2022)
– Dyneema trampoline netting (New 2020)
– (2) 20kw Parker GVM motors (New 2019 & 2022)
– (2) Titanium custom OYS sail drives and Gori propellers (New 2018)
– 144V DC house battery banks (New 2020)
– 24V DC house battery bank (New 2020)
– (1) Keel cooled inverter (New 2020)
– An L-shaped settee with custom cushions and storage (New upholstery 2020)
– Custom carbon dining table with carbon legs (New 2021)
– Teak chart desk (Redesigned 2020)
– Sliding drawers CZone display to monitor onboard systems (New screen 2020)
– Mattresses (2020)


– 4.2m carbon fiber RIB with 70 hp Yamaha 4-stroke engine
– jockey seat
– bench seat
– towing bar

DEFIANCE features plenty of storage for long range cruising and recreational gear.

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