On a Roll! Build Milestones on 6803 & 6804

La Grande-Motte, France
October 22nd, 2019

The first two Gunboat 68s are off on sailing adventures while 6803 & 6804 move right along with these most recent build milestones.

All in a day’s work.

Gunboat 6803:  The hull and deck were rolled outside the factory, and the deck was picked up from the frame and prepped to be dry fitted on top of the hull.

Putting a lid on it.

Gunboat 6803: The combined deck-and-coach-roof were dry fitted on top of the hull. Over the coming days the Gunboat team will work on fine-tune trimming for a perfect hull-deck fit.

Another one hatches!

Gunboat 6804: Major structural bulkheads were installed over the past couple of weeks, then we were ready to demold the boat.

On the up and up.

Gunboat 6804: The fourth Gunboat 68 came out of the molds with impeccable quality, and we’re more efficient with each build.

Show’s over! Back to work.

Gunboats 6803 and 6804 rolling back into the factory for next steps.

6803 progresses to deck bonding. Then the carpenters bond in the major furniture components before we progress to the paint shed/shop.

6804 continues with structural fit-out, including major bulkheads and daggerboard trunks, which will be followed by the installation of tanks and systems.

Photos by Veronique Boyens

For more detailed information, including specifications and pricing, contact sales@gunboat.com.

For our press kit and photos, please contact susan@gunboat.com.

Interested in more technical detail? Read our series of articles about the design and build of the Gunboat 68.

GUNBOAT 68 – Outstripping the Wind

Customizing the sail plan and feedback from some Gunboat 68 designers and sailors - in article #10 in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68!

GUNBOAT 68 – Forward Thinking

The ninth article in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68 talks about the deck gear and layout that enable sailing a performance cat at speed with comfort and ease.

GUNBOAT 68 – Delivering the Wow Factor

The eighth article in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68 talks about the paint stage, and how we give the Gunboat 68 a jaw-dropping, head-turning finish.

GUNBOAT 68 – Standing Tall

The seventh article in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68 talks about rigging - the team involved, key features and the two optimized, top-performing rig packages available for the Gunboat 68.

GUNBOAT 68 – Steering into the Future

The sixth article in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68 talks about the simple, strong, reliable and responsive steering system and the expertise behind it. .

GUNBOAT 68 Systems – All Systems Go

The fifth article in our series about the design and build of the Gunboat 68 talks about backbone electrical and plumbing systems, from concept to installation, and with built-in "future proofing"! .

GUNBOAT 68 Interior – An Inner Sense of Light

In the fourth article in our series about the Gunboat 68, we talk about the lightweight, luxury interior that delivers more comfort, versatility, and better sightlines without compromise.

GUNBOAT 68 Daggerboards – Putting the Power Down

In the third article in our series, we look at the design and build of the Gunboat 68 daggerboards, with partners VPLP and Lorima. Read the full article here.

GUNBOAT 68 Internal Structure – Inner Strength

What do the Gunboat 68 and a Formula One car have in common? In the second article in our series, we take a look at Internal Structure. Read the full article here.

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