Gunboat 62 TRIBE

TRIBE is the original Gunboat- the trailblazing, iconic Gunboat, that was not only a course mark for the performance cruising multihull industry that would follow, but is also a timeless beauty with rock-solid construction and enviable performance, ready for her next owners’ adventures!

TRIBE is hull number one of the concept that established the Gunboat brand, applying grand prix race boat technology to a world-cruising catamaran. A sleek design and low weight relative to her peers have helped distinguished TRIBE as still one of the most competitive performance cruising multihulls on the water. Yet she has a layout that reflects the origins of her name (meaning family) accommodating 11 berths in four cabins!

Her pedigree speaks for itself. In 2014 Cruising World named TRIBE as one of the “40 Greatest, Most Influential Cruising Boats of All Time” and Yachting World in 2016 ranked TRIBE as 6th among “50 Yachts That Changed The Way We Sail.”  TRIBE has a well-deserved reputation and has been professionally maintained at the highest standards by her owners and crew.

Designer: Morelli Melvin
Year Built: 2002 South Africa
Model: Gunboat 62
Hull Material: E Glass/Carbon Corecell
LWL: 62ft (18.8 meters)
Beam: 28.5 ft (7.8 meters)
Displacement: 15.4 t (15400 kg)
Draft Boards Up: 3 ft (1 meter)
Draft Boards Down: 11ft (3.4 meters)
Engines: Yanmar 55hp 2014
Fuel Capacity: x2 110 gallons (416 liters)
Generator: Onan 9kw
Number Of Cabins: 4 (with a total of 11 berths)
Heads: 2 (option to convert to 3, the 3rd currently as a pantry)
Water Capacity: x2 110 gallons (416 liters)
Mast Manufacturer: Hall Spars
Mast Length: 85 ft (26 meters)

• (4) Cabins, total of (11) Berths
• Starboard Forward Master – Queen berth with ensuite head and shower
• Starboard Aft – Double pipe berth
• Port Aft double – Queen berth with removable pipe berth
• Port Forward – Queen berth with 2x pipe berths forward
• (2) Heads and (2) Showers (3rd head currently converted to a pantry)
• Port Locker Forward – full Captains workshop, generator & storage
• Starboard Locker Forward – sail and toy locker, watermaker
• Multiple deep storage lockers throughout

Tribe has a large open aft cockpit with a natural teak sole that allows flexability for both dining and relaxing. The aft carbon cockpit tables can seat 10 comefortably and can switch easily with shorter legs into two large daybeads for relaxing. The aft cockpit has a large canvas cover to offer shade during the daytime sun or protection during tropical downpoars – and an aft drinks fridge for refreshments. Large sliding doors allow for indoor-outdoor living leading to the saloon.

The saloon had a major refit and all components were new in December 2014

• (2) Vertfrigo Double drawer fridge freezers
• Recycling trash bin central galley
• Split double sink and 2018 Kohler faucet
• Smeg 5-burner cooktop and oven
• Corian countertop surfaces

• 5mm veneer Teak sole wide-plank floor with satin varnish finish

• Mainsail Doyle Stratis Ice 50% squaretop (Black) 163 Sq Meters (2018, 1000 nm)
• Doyle Stratis Ice Mainsail (Black) 158 Sq Meters (2015)
• Solent Jib (Black) 58 sq Meters (2015)
• Solent Jib (Black) (2017)
• J1 (Upwind large jib) 107 Sq Meters (2015)
• Code Zero 271 Sq Meters (2015)
• A2 346 Sq Meters (2015)
• A3 and sock with air bucket 320 Sq Meters (2017)
• CT Carbon Battens + 2x spare (2018) – New Gaff and #2 batten

Repower and rebuild of enginerooms (November 2013)
• (2) 4JH54 Yanmar Engines (non commonrail)
• Serviced every 200 Hours
• Port 2800 hrs (3000 hr service 2018)
• Starboard 3000 hrs (3000 hr service 2018)
• Starboard Saildrive SD60 (March 2018)
• Port Saildrive SD60 (2014)

• Sea Tech plastic fittings and piping throughout
• Isotherm water heaters 12v
• New fresh water pumps (2017) and spare pumps

• 110v Sea Recovery Aqua Matic 900-2
• New membranes (2017)

GENERATOR (located port bow with sound shield)
• Onan 9KW Generator (2015) (2700 hrs)
• 3000 Hr service completed in 2018

• Navigation station with B&G H5000 system
• 12” Zeus plotter and separate stand alone P.C Screen (expedition) (2018)
• 7” Zeus plotter with B&G (2018)
• (2) GFD Displays
• (2) SIMRAD 2016 Autopilots and controllers (1x NMEA 1x standalone/emergency)
• (1) Electric autopilot ram (2016)
• B&G Radar

• 12v
• Batteries Mastervolt AGM (2018)
• Solar Panels
• KVH V3 Satellite Communication
• KVH Trac Vision
• Wave Wifi (2018)

• GOST security system with 3 cameras, forward door proximity detector, aft sliding door sensors, high water alarms and smoke alarms. Geofence tracking system allowing 24hr monitoring of vessel position and alarms sent directly to email or your phone.

Click any image to open the photo gallery:

TRIBE in the Bahamas

Gunboats in the Newport Bermuda Race - 2018

Gunboat 62 TRIBE
One Washington Street
Newport, RI 02840

726 Avenue Robert
Fages, 34280 La Grande-Motte


Follow Us


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.