GUNBOAT 66 GAIA

The Freedom to Go. Announcing an excellent opportunity to purchase a turnkey Gunboat 66, one of the original Gunboat catamaran designs that stands the test of time as an iconic head-turner and the ultimate racer-cruiser.

Sailing machine and performance cruiser’s dream. Sail faster than wind speeds with ease and stability – the result of precise engineering and state-of-the-art equipment. GAIA features a Southern Spars rotating wing mast and both interior helm & aft exterior tiller steering stations with push button mainsheet controls at each. The fastest Gunboat 66, with state-of-the-art C foils and an extensive sail plan, ensures perfect sailing in a large crossover of wind conditions and all points of sail. At the heart of Gunboat, performance also stands for seaworthiness – to sail at more than 20-knots in comfort and style while enjoying all the lifestyle features of the cruising catamaran. The interior is modern and spacious, bright and airy, and beautifully finished with ultra-lightweight mahogany veneer furniture and bamboo floors.

Life in the Fast Lane. Whether your plans include island hopping, global cruising or taking line honors at regattas, Gunboat 66 Gaia will get you there in speed, comfort and style. Owning a Gunboat is more than owning a yacht – it’s choosing a lifestyle.

Launched in 2015, Gunboat 6607 GAIA leveraged the best of the fleet before her and the vision of an expert owner and project manager team. GAIA features a fully integrated hybrid system, C foils, T rudders, a Southern Spars rotating wing spar, aft beam traveler, retractable propeller drives, tiller steering for racing and push button mainsheet controls at all steering stations.

State-of-the-art Morrelli & Melvin foils, a powerful sail plan with masthead screecher that sheets to the forward cockpit for light air upwind performance, and a full inventory of downwind furling sails deliver exceptional sailing in a large crossover of wind conditions – capable of over 30 knot sailing speeds!

At the same time GAIA comes equally loaded with cruising amenities and upgrades. The hybrid system enables silent operation and the ability to run 30,000 BTU of air-conditioning overnight without the noise of a generator. And a refresh in 2021 incorporated a number of amenities including a new oversized daybed, Sunbrella cushions and chairs in the aft cockpit.

From cruising in the islands to challenging any boat in the growing multihull racing scene, GAIA presents in turnkey condition, ready to deliver the full spectrum of sailing dreams!

GAIA presents in immaculate condition from the combination of care under highly qualified captains and a light schedule of use. In the first years following launch, the boat was kept in perfect condition ready for occasional racing by a professional crew. Now under her second owner, GAIA delivers the ultimate coastal cruising and island-hopping lifestyle for family, friends and charter guests in New England and the Caribbean. Recent upgrades facilitate shorthanded sailing and emphasize the luxuries, comforts and amenities – with no compromise on the platform’s enviable performance.

Hull #7 of the series, Gunboat 66 GAIA incorporates the experience of her predecessors plus a thorough treatment of upgrades: Hull and internal structures by Gunboat in South Africa were finished as a meticulous custom build completed by Westerly in California, to the rigorous standards and strict requirements of the project manager and owner.

Hull & Deck Construction

-Hulls: Carbon inner and outer skin with 25mm Corecell sandwich
-Cabin: Carbon inner and outer skin with Nomex honeycomb and Corecell sandwich
-Cabin soles: Carbon/Nomex honeycomb sandwich
-All secondary taping Carbon fiber/Epoxy and post cured
-All laminates vacuum-bagged and post cured

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.

Salon

As much about spaciousness as it is about proximity. The open plan living area features a large dinette, U-shaped galley, and additional settee area with coffee table. The interior nav station and helm keeps mission control within arms reach, two steps away from the forward working cockpit and the built-in Miele coffee system. Even with the aft tiller options, GAIA retains the classic Gunboat 66 forward helm design for all of the advantages and enjoyment it brings, to sail safely and in close proximity with each other on long passages, night watch, and during inclement weather.

Galley

Upgraded, well-appointed “galley up.”
– (3) refrigerators and (1) freezer drawer with ice maker Gaggenau 5-burner stove
– Double stainless sink with Grohe faucet Miele whole bean coffee system
– Miele microwave and ENO gas oven

Aft cockpit

Semi-protected, conceived for lounging, dining and entertaining.
– Dining for 8, with new dining chairs (2021)
– Oversized custom carbon daybed and cushions in port aft cockpit (2021)
– Storage lockers
– Fwd facing seating bench that seats four people with new Sunbrella cushions (2021)
– Portable Dometic fridge in aft cockpit (2021)

Hull layout

A total of (5) cabins and (4) heads, plus storage compartments.
– (4) Queen staterooms
– (3) Full heads with carbon washing basin, carbon countertops, and shower
– (1) Crew quarters port forward, with private access via a watertight door / deck hatch in the fwd bulkhead (2021)
– (1) Crew wet head located within crew quarters (2021)
– Port forward accommodates gear and sail storage
– Starboard forward bow compartment: large sail locker can fit the entire sail inventory on shelves

Go the extra mile…

Sailors and non-sailor guests alike reap the advantages of a yacht that is built to sail well; smooth sailing motion yields comfort, while mile-eating performance minimizes transit time between islands.

If you love the sport of sailing, you’ll also love GAIA’s race pedigree, boasting a win in the Transpac Race and equipped with specialized gear and sails. With recent upgrades that enhance her cruising features, the bar has been set even higher with a yacht that is a legitimate experience of a lifetime for all aboard!

Deck & Rigging

– Mast, Boom, Forward Beam and Longeron all built in prepreg carbon by Southern Spars New Zealand
– EC6 Standing Rigging by Future Fibers
– Aramid running backstay
– Longeron-mounted tack line winch: manual Harken 60.2
– (4) Harken hydraulic winches in forward cockpit (2 Primary Harken 990.3 ST & 2 Secondary Harken 60.3 ST)
– (2) Harken electric winches in aft cockpit winches used for Traveler and davit lines: Harken 60.3
– Hydraulic: mainsheet, cunningham, running backstays, and mast rotation
– (1) 24v 1500w Antal line driver with push-button main traveler control (2021) from the
forward cockpit, nterior helm station, and (2) aft trimming/steering stations
– Manual traveler system remains available for racing

Sails

– Mainsail #1: 180 sqm Doyle Mainsail (2021)
– Mainsail #2: 186m2, 3Di, 760i (37,200 dpi) with 2 offshore plys, 3 reefs, 6 full C-Tech carbon battens Mainsail #3 (2016) 193m2, 3Di, 870 RAW, 2 offshore plys, 3 reefs, 5 full C-Tech carbon battens Fractional screecher 106m2, 3Di, 760i, RAW, 19,600 dpi, on vectran luff cable
– J1: Mast Head screecher 150m2, 3Di, 760i RAW on vectran luff cable for bottom-up furling Solent: 72m2, 3Di 760i (39,800 dpi), Hank on
– Staysail: 41m2, 3Di 760i (35,000 dpi) roller furling on Vectran luff cable
– MH0 reacher: 265m2, 3Di 760, 16,800 dpi, internal aramid luff cable for bottom-up furling R1 (2016): 3Di 87 Raw, 8820 Dpi, internal luff cable, top-down furling
– A3: 350m2, laminate, designed for external aramid luff cable for top-down furling A4: 400m2, SK150, designed for external luff aramid luff cable, top-down furling
– A1: 358m2, NDPO 69/49 (polyester) designed for external aramid luff cable, top-down furling FRO: Fractional reacher: 186m2, 3Di, 16,800 dpi, internal aramid luff cable bottom up furling

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, in addition to aft tiller steering.

5 Cabins & 4 Heads
– Starboard forward 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

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

METRIC IMPERIAL
LOA 20.1 m 66 ft
LWL 18.9 m 62 ft
BOA 8.6 m 28 ft 3″
Draft Boards Down 4.8 m 15 ft 8″
Minimum Draft (boards up, fixed t-rudders) 1.98 m 6 ft 6″
Mast Clearance 31 m 95 ft 2″
Mast Length 27 m 88.6 ft
Displacement (Light) 16,818 kg 37,078 lbs
Displacement (Full) 18,298 kg 40,298 lbs
Bridge Deck Clearance (full load) 1.3 m 4.3 ft
Fuel Capacity 570 L 150 gal
Water Capacity 756 L 200 gal

Hybrid System:

With a fully integrated hybrid system, GAIA’s power requirements such as refrigeration, instrumentation, lighting, winches are run from the battery bank. The large inverters allow the use of air-con with full batteries for the majority of the night without the use of the generators.

Recent Upgrades (2021)

– 60kg Ultra Marine stainless steel anchor with 100m 3/8in chain
– 24v 1500w Antal line driver with push-button main traveler control
– push-button traveler control from the pit interior helm station
– two aft trimming/steering stations manual traveler system for racing
– Two-person custom carbon daybed in port aft cockpit
– Sunbrella cushions
– Crew cabin with pipe berth for a second crew member
– Wet head with shower, sink and head for the crew to use
– Watertight door in the forward bulkhead with access into the forepeak allowing private crew cabin entrance
– (1) Portable Dometic fridge in aft cockpit
– (1) B&G Vulcan 12″ display at helm station (Czone and dedicated radar screen)
– (1) MSOS Distant Ocean Medical kit, and defibrillator
– (1) Doyle. 180 sqm Mainsail
– (1) Spectra Newport 1000 24V Water Maker

Tender

– Falcon 450 RIB with center console with 30HP Honda engine SeaDek flooring (2021)

Container

– (2) mast carts, (2) boom carts, (4) hull cradles, (2) daggerboard molds for storing boards

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

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GUNBOAT 66 GAIA
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Newport, RI 02840

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Fages, 34280 La Grande-Motte

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