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Gunboat 48

Gunboat 48


A classic Gunboat, exceptionally reimagined. 


We’re pleased to present the opportunity to acquire a meticulously upgraded Gunboat 48! The “TRIBE” of the Gunboat 48’s, Hull #1 is the iconic yacht that established the Gunboat dream of safe, fast, fun cruising in an owner-operated size catamaran.

Malolo underwent a complete refit in 2022 with plans for a big sabbatical sailing adventure, and the owners sailed from Newport Rhode Island to Puerto Rico, through the Panama Canal, to Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotus, and most of French Polynesia. Reluctantly, it’s time to pass the torch, and Malolo is uniquely turnkey-ready to continue cruising the world!

Launched in 2004, reborn in 2022 


MALOLO was purchased in “original” condition and sailed by the owner from the Caribbean to Newport RI for a comprehensive, high-end makeover – structural, functional, and aesthetic. MALOLO was reinvented, making the most of the strong platform and proven design elements incorporating the latest Gunboat experience and technology. She was relaunched in 2022 with performance, comfort and style that set a new bar for the Gunboat 48s!


At home at sea 


Modern class, with a splash of fun! This beautiful interior is meant to be lived in and enjoyed. The owner renovated the interior to enhance every aspect of boatlife, with high-quality equipment and particular attention to the smart, functional use of space. The light and airy salon and aft cockpit make the perfect setting for life at sea, with 360 degree views and convertible spaces for leisure, dining, and lounging. Cabins feature upgraded comforts and well placed amenities such as storage, lighting and power. Designed for family sabbatical cruising in comfort and style.

Beyond the need for speed 


Access the world! The real benefits of performance sailing are in full effect on Malolo. The ability to sail well in a wide range of conditions, and to reach destinations efficiently, opens up incredible possibilities. Enhanced cruising plans are the result of many features including: 

  • – Gunboat 48 performance design and lightweight construction
  • – Carbon fiber T-rudders with titanium cassettes for a smooth stable ride
  • – Deck layout and sails designed for comfortable, shorthanded operation
  • – Full suit of Doyle Sails (2022)
  • Shallow draft and access to skinny waters with retractable boards and rudders


  • LOA 14.74 M 48.36 FT
  • LWL 14.00 M 45.11 FT
  • BOA 7.39 M 24.3 FT
  • DRAFT BOARD DOWN 2.25 M 7.38 FT
  • DRAFT BOARD UP 0.6 M 1.97 FT
  • MAST LENGTH 19.6 M 64.4 FT
  • FUEL CAPACITY 2 x 230 L 2 x 60 GAL
  • WATER CAPACITY 2 x 230 L 2 x 60 GAL

A very important refit was carried out 2021 – 2022


– New Rudders
– New Daggerboards and daggerboard cases
– New solar panels
– Deck Non-skid new
– New deck hatches, deck house windows and portlights
– New Interior cushions
– New Paint for: Boom, Mast and Longeron (all white)
– New interior varnish
– New Deck hardware (winches and jammers)
– New sails (Main, Jib, Screecher and A2)
– New Engines and fuel lines
– New bilge pumps
– New watermaker
– New freshwater pumps and Grey water pumps
– New Tecma heads
– New fridge/freezer X2
– Electrical system and wiring replaced
– Navigation and electronics are all new
– Windlass, chain and anchor are new
– New tender (Highfield UL 340)


Whether cruising the world with family and friends or racing in your favorite regattas, for expert consultation on the right platform for your sailing plans..