GUNBOAT 66 MOONDOGGIE

Optimized for global cruising adventure. Few boats have embodied the spirit of Gunboat cruising as purely and extensively as MOONDOGGIE. The MOONDOGGIE program boasts the kind of mileage and list of destinations that we could only dream of! Now after years of unforgettable adventures with family and friends, they’re ready to pass the torch, presenting an opportunity to acquire a proven yacht from loving owners who spared no expense to uphold the quality, safety and beauty of this Gunboat 66.

Iconic head-turner, supreme performance cruiser. One of the original Gunboat catamaran designs that stands the test of time as an icon and an ideal, the GUNBOAT 66 is purpose built for fast, fun, safe global sailing adventures. The series was designed to put the thrill of sailing into cruising, engineered according to race boatbuilding principles while loaded with creature comforts for extended live-aboard voyaging. Sailors delight, and family and friends, sailors and non-sailors alike feel right at home. MOONDOGGIE’s layout includes four luxurious ensuite staterooms plus crew quarters and enormous salon and aft cockpit spaces, all conceived for full comfort and living at speed.

Safety is paramount, from the deign and build to sailing and life onboard. Build quality and performance allow more sailing capability in a wider range of conditions – speed, stability, control, and ultimately more options with weather windows. Systems are simple, reliable, and proven.

Hull & Deck Construction

MOONDOGGIE is Hull #3 of the Gunboat 66 series, designed by Morreli & Melvin and built by Gunboat in South Africa.
– Hulls: Carbon inner and outer skin with 25mm Corecell sandwich
– Cabin: Carbon inner and outer skin with Nomex honeycomb and Corecell sandwich
– Kevlar skins on hull bottoms for impact strength
– Carbon longitudinal stringers and ring frames
– Sacrificial foam crash watertight bow section for impact safety
– Kevlar impact protection laminated around the daggerboard and rudder areas
– Watertight bow and stern compartments
– Carbon fiber structural chainplates
– Cabin soles: Structural composite floors in carbon/Nomex honeycomb sandwich
– All secondary taping carbon fiber/Epoxy and post cured
– All laminates vacuum-bagged and post cured
– Custom extended stanchions with three rows of lifelines (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. Central sliding doors connect the salon to the aft cockpit. The galley to starboard features an island with bar-style seating for 3, and the large dining and seating area to port seats 8-10 people.

Layout

– Salon galley with island and island bar seating (2018)
– Salon lounge area including large raised settee and fixed dining table to port (2018)
– (4) Queen staterooms and (1) pipe berth starboard forward (2018)
– (4) Wet heads
– Port Forward Compartment: Workspace with custom storage and linen area (2018)
– Port Forward Bow Compartment: Large sail and toy locker
– Large covered aft cockpit with daybed and outdoor dining table

Galley

– Upgraded, well-appointed “galley up”
– Miele Induction cooktop with pot retaining bars
– Miele microwave and induction oven
– (4) Frigoboat drawer fridges
– Multiple 110v and 220v outlets
– Corian grey and white countertops throughout
– Instant hot & cold filtered water at galley sink
– Stainless sink and faucet
– Generous storage below countertops
– Galley bar privacy screen with LED lighting

Aft cockpit

The natural gathering place for lounging, dining and entertaining.
– Large double daybed lounging area to starboard
– Large storage area under the daybed
– Large U-shaped dining area to port with raising and lowering table seating 8-10
– Converts to daybed
– Large storage area under the seating with overboard drainage
– Open cell foam and cushion covers (2021)
– Dedicated entry from the starboard sugar scoop
– Aft cockpit beam integrated storage lockers
– Molded transom steps with dedicated swim ladder locker
– (2) single-deck level daybeds with coachroof protection and foam cushions
– Wide-plank teak sole with black caulking
– Cockpit privacy and inclement weather screens
– Icemaker
– Drinks fridge forward of the aft bulkhead (2018)
– Integrated dinghy davits
– Lifting operated with (2) Lewmar 40 electric self-tailing winches
– (2) fishing rod holders
– Hot and cold water shower

Go the extra mile…

Pure performance is at the heart of a Gunboat and it’s revered in the Gunboat 66. Engineered high-tech composite structures, minimum wetted surface underbodies, and centralized systems weight allow effortless 300+ nm days to be achieved in comfort.

Easy handling

MOONDOGGIE is operated from the internal central helm station and adjacent forward cockpit areas. This design offers unrivaled access to all the sail and anchor controls, ideal for shorthanded sailing and close-quarter maneuvers. Sailors stay within the safety of the main cabin and the forward cockpit to hoist, furl, reef, and trim sails. It’s a layout that separates the elements of work, and play, which allows the aft cockpit to remain dedicated to relaxation.

The foundation for performance is the strong, high tech, lightweight build – full carbon fiber construction with Kevlar outer skins for added impact resistance.

Mast and Spars

Mast and spars received a comprehensive refit and hardware upgrade in 2019 with engineering by Rigging Projects.
– Carbon fiber Marstrom mast (fixed, not rotating) Painted in Jet Black (New 2018)
– Pre-preg T600 modulus carbon fiber autoclave baked for minimum voids Integral carbon shroud terminals
– Carbon fiber gooseneck with stainless steel pin
– PVC conduit sock for mast electrical cables
– Carbon masthead electronics mounting plate

– Carbon boom with integral ‘hayracks’ for mainsail storage
– (3) reef points with West Engineering external locks and triplines (New 2018)
– Harken high load mainsheet blocks for dual mainsheet system with 3:1 purchase (New 2018)

– Marstrom carbon longeron
– Integrated carbon ‘Martingales’
– Integrated high-load trampoline track

Standing & Running Rigging

Comprehensive high spec rigging package serviced by Rigging Projects, Extensive spares list, including halyards, control lines and sheets.
– Cap shroud: ECSix (Service due 2023)
– Lowers: ECSix (Service Due 2023)
– Headstay: PBO (Replacement Due 2023)
– Diamonds: ECSix (Service Due 2028)
– Furling Cables (staysail, headstay, screecher, A3)
– (3) Lewmar 99 Race electric 24v winches in the forward cockpit
– (2) Aft cockpit dinghy winches: Lewmar 40 electric self-tailing winches

Sails

2018 Doyle (Palma) sail wardrobe optimized for cruising:
– Mainsail: 2018 Doyle 38004DPI Stratis Carbon Ice fully battened (140m2)
– J2: 2018 Doyle 27462DPI Stratis with four vertical battens (68m2)
– Screecher: Doyle (140m2)
– Staysail: Dacron
– A3: CZ90 (226m2)
– Storm Jib: Dacron

Layout

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.
– 5 Cabins & 4 Heads
– Salon galley with island and island bar seating (2018)
– Salon lounge area including large raised settee and fixed dining table to port (2018)
– (4) Queen staterooms and (1) pipe berth starboard forward (2018)
– (4) Wet heads
– Port Forward Compartment: Workspace with custom storage and linen area (2018)
– Port Forward Bow Compartment: Large sail and toy locker
– Large covered aft cockpit with daybed and outdoor dining table

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

METRIC IMPERIAL
LOA 21.9 m 72 ft
LWL 18.9 m 62 ft
BOA 8.6 m 28 ft 3″
Draft Boards Down 3 m 9 ft 11 in
Minimum Draft (boards up, fixed t-rudders) 1 m 3 ft 3 in
Mast Clearance 31 m 95 ft 2 in
Mast Length 27 m 88 ft 6 in
Displacement 24,500 kg 54,000 lbs
Fuel Capacity 946 L 250 gal
Water Capacity 756 L  200 gal
Cabins 5 sleeps 9
Heads 4

Access granted. Explore shallow water cruising grounds and take advantage of exclusive anchorages! With retractable rudders and daggerboards, MOONDOGGIE draws just 3 feet of water.

Professionally maintained and treasured:

MOONDOGGIE reflects multiple refits from experienced Gunboat owners and consistent professional care through her lifetime by experienced, long-term, professional crew.

– Ships computer: Panasonic Toughbook with Time Zero, manuals and maintenance logs

Tender

– 14ft AB Aluminium Rib (2019)
– 40hp Yamaha outboard

Misc.

– (4) Haul out cradles
– Miscellaneous spares

Adventure awaits. Optimized for fast, efficient cruising, most recently from the upper latitudes of Svalbard to the Caribbean through the Panama Canal to the Pacific islands, Hawaii, the U.S. west coast, and most places in between! Gunboat 66 MOONDOGGIE is ready to meet your sailing ambitions with mile-eating performance, welcoming comfort and impeccable style.

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