Gunboat Newsletter – December 2020

December 19, 2020

Announcing the Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 500, a Gunboat 48 for sale through Gunboat Brokerage, and Bahamas charters in 2021!  Read the latest reviews of Gunboat 6803 from Wave, Nautique, and Seahorse magazines. In fleet news, two Gunboat 60s in the South Pacific make the spotlight – one with adventures spectating the America’s Cup in New Zealand, another crushing miles and exploring the islands while pushing the boundaries of fuel-free cruising!

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Join the rally of a lifetime!

We’re excited to announce the GLY World Odyssey 500, a collaborative around-the-world rally between all of the yacht builders of the Grand Large Yachting Group!
The adventure begins September 2021, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the first round the world voyage by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano, and the 20th anniversary of Grand Large Yachting. 

Participants of the Odyssey will receive a suite of support services and events during stopovers, and the enjoyment of a community traveling around the world together while still having the freedom to customize plans. The rally is organized along two different routes (Tropical or Southern), four organized starting points (Cherbourg, La Grande-Motte, Séville or Key West), but of course with the flexibility to join in along the route and detour to visit your dream destinations along the way. Requests to join the full rally or just a few legs will be considered.

This round-the-world sailing event is also a great opportunity to take part in scientific, educational and community projects along the way, all related to the “One Planet – One Future” theme.  Learn more

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Give them what they really want for Christmas...

A Gunboat 48!

 
CREAM is available now for new ownership! One lucky new owner will join the ranks of the Gunboat 48 adventurers just in time for a winter escape. Contact Spike Abram for details. And park this up under the tree.

A Charter in the Bahamas!

Charter a Gunboat 68 this winter in the Bahamas! Enjoy the speed, comfort, and style of the newest Gunboat model while exploring the islands - with access to unspoiled, shallow anchorages as well as deeper waters for some serious sailing. Accommodates up to six guests, Availability is very limited. Please contact susan@gunboat.com to express interest.  

News about the latest 68 to join the fleet

 
With the launch of Gunboat 6803 SeaTilt during this challenging year, we were delighted that a few guests and journalists could still visit us for factory tours and test sailing. The Gunboat team and owner of SeaTilt also took a moment to reflect on the final months of boatbuilding. Click on the images below to hear what they had to say.
 
 
NAUTIQUE - Op Wereldreis Met Een Hightech Bolide
 
Gunboat 68 website
📸 Gilles Martin-Raget /  Guilain Grenier

60's in the Southern Hemisphere

 


The American Dream

Look closely and might see Gunboat 60 ARETHUSA alongside the America’s Cup racecourse in New Zealand, with owners and crew (hailing from Newport RI) decked out in American Magic gear! Serving 14 days of hard time in pandemic prison seems well worth it as an entry requirement to this magical place where people run mask-free enjoying the summer sunshine and each other’s company amidst the technical showcase that is the AC36.
 
And Arethusa brought some knives of her own to this gunfight – new daggerboards! Arethusa is sporting some significant upgrades, having recently completed the conversion from centerboards to daggerboards. Conceived by the owners and executed by the captain and his team of experts in Newport, they achieved the desired performance increase and a beautiful integration throughout. We’ll hear more on this as their adventures in New Zealand continue.

Peace & Quiet and South Pacific Sunsets

A dream trip of “sun, sailing downwind, surf, gliding, speed, good food”…They sailed 1200 nautical miles from Martinique to Panama, double-handed, without a drop of fuel! On Gunboat 60 MOONWAVE, captain and crew Sébastien and Sophie have been running a configuration of the Torqeedo Deep Blue Hybrid system, solar and hydroregeneration for 2 ½ years and > 35,000 miles. In 2020, their sailing and cruising grounds have spread from the Bahamas to Caribbean throughout the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. After beautiful sunsets and lots of miles this year, 2021 will present more opportunities to make the dream of fuel-free cruising a reality. Their dedication and success paves the way for all of us!

Visit the website by Crew Moonwave for the full story, as featured in MULTIHULLS WORLD.

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