Launched in 2015, ARETHUSA has been exceptionally maintained by professional crew and has benefited from significant upgrades – creating an extremely improved, reliable and beautiful global mile-eater, presented in better-than-new condition. Turnkey ready for her new owners she is an exceptional example of a Gunboat 60 set for worldwide cruising, regattas and whatever your dream sailing plans may be.

Make/Model: Gunboat 60
Designer: Nigel Irens
Year Launched: 2015 (August)
LOA: 18.28 Meters (59’ 11”)
LWL: 18.25 Meters
BOA: 8.67 Meters (28.4 ft.)
Mast Length: 27.36 Meters (89.70 ft)
Lightship Disp: 15.5 T (34,172 lbs)
Engines: (2) 55HP Yanmar
Keel: Centerboards
Cabins: (4) Queen sized berths, (1) crew cabin with bunk beds
Heads: (3) Guest, (1) Crew

• Mainsail: 2017 3di 780L (153.85 m2)
• Mainsail #2: 2014 3di 760i
• Solent: 2015 3di 760i
• Storm Jib: 2015
• Staysail: 2015
• J1: 2015 North 3di
• A4: 2014 North Sails SK130
• R1: 2015 Cuben Fiber North
• R3: 2015 Cuben Fiber
• C3: 2016 CZ90

– Primary Engines: (2) Yanmar 4 JH57 water cooled 4 cylinder diesel engines
– Engine Hours: Port 1,127 hrs, Starboard 1,126 hrs
– Drive Type: Sail Drive
– Engine Year: 2015

House Energy
– (1) 15kVA Fischer Panda generator (456 hours)
– 24V DC Lithium Ion Mastervolt house battery bank
– Mastervolt Ultra combination investor charger – 24/3500-100
– Charger for 24V DC system
– Flex Max solar panels 80amp
– (2) 4000 watt shore chargers, that can plug into any type of shore power, no transfers needed
– CZone CAN Bus system controllers

Air Conditioning
– Webasto BlueCool series air conditioning system (54,000 BTU)
– Air handler in each cabin
– (2) Air handlers in main saloon
– (2) Webasto air conditioning compressors
– (2) Webasto diesel furnaces for heat

– LED dimmable ceiling lights throughout
– LED reading lights at heads of each berth
– Compass light
– LED navigation lights – bicolor, stern light, anchor light and steaming light

– B&G H5000 Performance Package
– (3) B&G Zeus radar/plotter
– B&G Zeus touch display screen in crew cabin
– Zeus displays integrated to CZONE system
– (2) B&G 4G Radars: (1) on stern pole and (1) on spreader
– (2) Independent B&G autopilots: (1) port and (1) stbd., with quick switch system
– (2) B&G 20/20 display on each side (4 total)
– (5) B&G Triton display
– BEP Marine CZONE system
– Fusion stereo receiver with AM/FM, Aux, CD, DVD and PC inputs
– Fusion speakers in saloon, aft cockpit and forward cockpit
– (3) Video cameras: (2) on spreaders and (1) on longeron pointing at anchor
– FLIR infrared camera on spreader
– Compass
– Wi-Fi booster at top of aft tower
– Yacht router that has Wi-Fi extender, 3g/LTE cellular and V3 input
– KVH V3 for internet comms and sat phone

– TV in salon
– Fusion sound system

– Custom steering system: ball bearing titanium parts removing friction under load`
– Re-engineered steering controls and new parts (Nigel Irens, Stu Wylie, June 2017)
– New rudder bearings (Newport Shipyard, August 2017)

Plumbing and Tanks
– Sea Recovery UltraWhisper Watermaker (25GPH)
– (2) 40 gal. black water holding tank with macerator and deck pump out
– (2) 80 gal. epoxy diesel tanks
– (2) 75 gal. Epoxy water tanks with tank monitors
– (2) Isotherm 11 gal. hot water heaters
– (2) Independent but linkable hot and cold water system in each hull
– Hot and cold outdoor shower at port transom
– Fresh water wash-down; Salt water washdown

– Clean, modern bridgedeck salon with 360-degree visibility
– Salon incorporates a galley, dining/lounge area, central helm, and navigation station
– L-shaped teak settee with a dining table that sits 8
– TV lifts from galley counter for viewing from the dining/lounge area
– (3) Movable stoolsDimmable overhead LED spotlights
– Aft opening doors to aft cockpit, and (2) large opening windows on aft bulkhead
– Watertight doors to forward cockpit and outside steering
– Oceanair blinds for windows
– Nav station – teak chart desk with large lifting lid
– (2) large windows and a sliding door that open to the aft salon.

– (4) Queen berths, each with overhead hatch, LED lighting and reading lights
– (1) Crew cabin
– (4) Heads: Master head with shower, port side head with shower, starboard side head with wet shower, crewhead with wet shower. All four Heads equipped with Planus electric flushing system.
– Salon features a classic layout with 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 and electric BBQ
– Headroom of 1.98m (6’5”) in the salon and hulls

Hull, Deck and Coach roof Construction
• Vacuum-infused epoxy resin with carbon fiber laminate and foam core, oven post-cured
• Hull is single-piece monocoque construction for maximum strength and weight savings
• Retractable rudder system with spare rudder; 1.94 meter draft with the boards up and rudder down
• Hydraulic centerboards with push-button control. Upgraded centerboard Rams (2018)

Paint & Finishes
• Boat paint: Alexseal “Matterhorn” white
• Exterior, Decks: Alexseal “White” with non-skid
• Interior, Bulkheads: Alexseal semi-matte
• Bottom Paint: Petit “Vivid Black” antifoul (2018)
• Mast Painted (Ichi Ban, 2018)

Cockpit Floor
• Traditional teak caulked planks

Interior Sole
• Flooring – veneer on carbon

Interior Cabinetry and Joinery
• Teak veneer over cored panels combined with solid teak trim pieces
• Cedar-lined closets
• Corian counter tops

• Custom canvas bow and stern awnings, winch covers, interior and exterior floor covers

Spars: Mast, Boom, Longeron, Forward Crossbeam
• Hall Spars High Modulus carbon fiber rotating wing mast section
• Hall Spars carbon fiber boom
• Hall Spars custom carbon fiber longeron with integrated anchoring system
• Hall Spars carbon fiber crossbeam
• Added 2nd set of PBO lower longeron whisker stays (Scott Ferguson FF, 2018)
• Reinforced and upgrade of mast track to new 12 ton Harken track. The track is fixed to the mast with titanium fasteners. (Hall/Southern Spars, Scott Ferguson / Future Fibers, 2018)
• Rigging Projects main headboard lock
• Halyard locks for screecher and asymmetric sails
• Longeron with 3 to 1 adjustable tacks for screecher and asymmetric

Standing Rigging
• Running backstays added to reduce mast pumping (Southern Spars, June 2017)
• Carbon shroud terminals
• EC6 Carbon shrouds
• (8) Blue Stube Dyneema covered loops
• Carbon EC6 Standing Rigging (sent to Valencia for full service inspection, 2018)
• J1- Facnor FX 2000 continuous furler
• J1, R1, R3, C3 – Karver KFS5 continuous furlers
• Self-tacking Solent on halyard

Running Rigging
• Full Grand Prix running rigging package using Marlow Technora covers and Dyneema SK78 and SK99 Cores

Hydraulic System

• Freshly refurbished power pack in forward locker, operating:
 • Centerboard system
 • Mainsheet – (reengineered mainsheet hydraulics by Gorilla Rigging at Hinckley, May 2017)
 • Mast rotation
 • Additional ventilation in forward locker for hydraulics scheduled to be completed in February of 2019

Deck Gear / Sailing Hardware
• (4) Harken 990 winches in the forward cockpit and on the aft deck
• (1) Harken 50.3 winch on longeron
• Spinlock and Antal clutches
• Spinlock high-load jammer for main halyard
• (16) Lewmar flush deck hatches
• (2) Lewmar portlights
• (2) Goiot escape hatches
• New dyneema trampoline netting (2018)
• J1 leads under deck (Alfresco Composites, Feb 2016)

Docking and Anchoring / Ground Tackle
• Primary Anchor: Stainless Rocna 88 lbs, 150’ of 5/16 chain, 150’ 8 plait nylon rode
• Secondary Anchor: Aluminum spade 41lbs, 50’ of stainless 5/16 and 150’ 8 plait nylon rode

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WindCheck Magazine:

The Odyssey of Arethusa: The Making of a Mega Cat

March 2017
by Tom Darling
When one dreams of a dream boat, what might that be? In 1900, it would have been a Herreshoff-designed colossus intended for the America’s Cup. In 1936, Mike Vanderbilt had Starling Burgess design him the last of the great J Boats of that decade – Ranger. In the 2010s, ultimate yachts have a new look: multiple hulls. When (the owners) thought “new boat,” they saw what I call a “mega cat” – a fully-featured, carbon constructed, high performance offshore cruising speedster called Arethusa.

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BVI Spring Regatta 2019

Gunboats in the Newport Bermuda Race - 2018

Gunboat 60 ARETHUSA
One Washington Street
Newport, RI 02840

726 Avenue Robert
Fages, 34280 La Grande-Motte


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