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News from the Nest – Sea Trials of Gunboat 68 CONDOR

Testing the first boat of a series is thrilling - everything is being done for the first time. You see the sail fit and trim, you notice the line leads onto the winches, you experience the hulls carving through the water. We are systematic in our testing process: Slow, steady and increasing in gradual steps [...]

Gunboat Brokerage

Day sail, cruise the world, race...or how about all three? Gunboat Brokerage is excited to announce that, with a couple of new private listings, we currently have models that meet the requirements of every type of program - And there’s never been a better time to join the Gunboat family! Straight to the Source We [...]

Press Release: Gunboat 6801 Launch

La Grande-Motte, France January 17th, 2019 January 16th marked a key milestone for the Gunboat team, as they rolled the first Gunboat 68 out of the factory to the marina for her first splash and mast stepping on January 17th. Since the brand was acquired by Grand Large Yachting in 2016, the newest Gunboat series [...]

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.

Yacht Racing Forum 2018

October 22nd-23rd, 2018 The 2019 Yacht Racing Forum in Lorient, France could easily have gone on beyond two days with the topics, recent sailing events, and technological advances going on in the sport. Gunboat Managing Partner Benoit Lebizay together with Loïck Peyron (Offshore Sailing Legend) and Vincent Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) held a panel session about [...]

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.

August 2018 Newsletter

A look at two Gunboat 68s in production at the new factory & racing and cruising adventures around the world! Click to read - GUNBOAT Newsletter - August 2018

Moving Day! Gunboat 68 Hulls #1 and #2 cross paths at the yard…

August 6, 2018 New production photos and drone footage! Gunboat 68s Hull #1 and Hull #2 were sighted crossing paths at the factory in La Grande Motte, France. 68-01 headed to the paint booth to become metallic silver! 68-02 came out of the molds and began fairing and systems layouts. We're proud to share these [...]

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.

Newport Bermuda Race 2018

The 2018 Newport Bermuda Race marked the first-ever multihull class included in the history or the race (founded in 1906), and we were thrilled to see the class entirely made up of Gunboats! Check out the action... The biennial Newport Bermuda Race is the oldest regularly scheduled ocean regatta, testing sailors across 635 nautical miles [...]

Celebrating Two Great Years and Many More to Come

On June 12th Gunboat hosted a group of over 70 Gunboat owners, crews, and industry partners for a private event in Newport RI, celebrating milestones of success and disclosing company updates to the close-knit Gunboat community. Just two years after Grand Large Yachting hosted a similar event to announce the acquisition of Gunboat, Gunboat Managing [...]

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"! .

April 2018 Newsletter

Caribbean racing, world cruising, Gunboat 68 news, tours of the all-new factory, La Grande Motte boat show, and more! Click to read - GUNBOAT Newsletter - April 2018

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. .

BVI Spring Regatta 2018

Three Gunboats compete in the Offshore Multihulls fleet at the BVI Spring Regatta, March 26th-April 1st 2018. Remarkably just 6 months following back to back hurricanes that devastated the islands, Nanny Cay and the BVI Spring Regatta organizers - the entire community - was determined the show would go on and pulled off a spectacular [...]

Gunboat Factory & Gunboat 68-01 (drone preview)

Take a flight around the area of the all-new Gunboat factory in La Grande Motte, France, and see GUNBOAT 68-01 moving into a new stage of production. Stay tuned for progress on the build and a look inside the factory!

Video – Epic Conditions in the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600

For the 10th anniversary of the Caribbean 600, the largest fleet in the history of the race battled strong trade winds and epic, challenging conditions. Hook in and hold on to watch some exhilarating Gunboat footage in this video by Acquafilms! Congrats to Gunboat 62 ELVIS, the first catamaran to finish and second place in [...]

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.

Seahorse Magazine Feb 2018 – GUNBOAT 68 Technical Brief

"How far - and how fast - do you want to go?" GUNBOAT 68 featured in the February issue of Seahorse Sailing Magazine - click to read the full article!

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.

January 2018 Newsletter

Florida sun, Bahama breeze, a dreamy south-pacific sailing film, line honors, Gunboat 68 news, brokerage listings, charter availability, boat shows. Click to read - GUNBOAT Newsletter - January 2018

GUNBOAT 68 Exterior Design – The Shape of Things to Come

The first in our series of articles on the design and construction of the GUNBOAT 68, with insight on the exterior design from Patrick Le Quément, Christophe Chedal Anglay, VPLP design, and GUNBOAT. Read full article here.

August 2017 Newsletter

News about Gunboat sailing, production and operations, the Newport International Boat Show, and brokerage opportunities! Click to read - GUNBOAT Newsletter - August 2017

Spring 2017 Newsletter

An update on the Caribbean regatta scene, Gunboat globetrotters, and a sneak peek of the new Gunboat 68! April 2017 Newsletter

BVI Spring Regatta Preview

Hot on the heels of the St. Thomas International Regatta, this year's BVI Spring Regatta may well feature the hottest collection of performance multihulls ever assembled on Virgin Island waters... This post originally appeared on Sailing Anarchy March 28, 2017 tale of the tape Gunboat Tech/Sales Director Nils Erickson got bored on the plane to [...]

New Gunboat 68 featured in Sail Magazine

This article was originally posted in Sail Magazine February 2017 Now in the hands of France’s Grand Large Yachting, whose portfolio includes the Outremer performance cat line, Gunboat lives on; the builders are currently tooling up to produce a gorgeous new design from multihull wunderkinds VPLP. It was no easy task to come up with […]

Yachting World features new Gunboat 68

This article originally appeared in Yachting World Magazine February 2017 Gunboat 68 – the high octane luxury performance cruiser designed by VPLP By Elaine Bunting|Feb. 15th, 2017 French owner Grand Large Yachting has unveiled its first new model for the Gunboat brand. When Gunboat, the US company that created the luxury super-fast carbon catamaran range, [...]

Gunboat 66s Battle it out

This article originally appeared in Sailing Anarchy February 10, 2017 Big Pimpin’ After a complicated 2016, Gunboat is back with a vengeance, and they open up 2017 with a Caribbean get-together of Gunboats that includes a head-to-head war between two of the most turboed luxury cats ever splashed! In the above video you’ll see the […]

90′ to Freedom – GUNBOAT 90, Sunshine

This post originally appeared in Sailing Anarchy January 4, 2017 Big Pimpin’ Here’s a throwback video of the breathtaking Gunboat 90. She has just splashed after a comprehensive aesthetic and mechanical refit in New England and is Caribbean-bound for the winter. It’s not too late for a belated Xmas present for that special someone. For more […]

Season’s Greetings from All of Us at GUNBOAT

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Holiday Season! Here at Gunboat, we had an exciting and eventful 2016. With our new parent company Grand Large Yachting now at the helm, the future never looked brighter. We look forward to building upon this momentum and sharing with you many of our new developments in 2017! Latest [...]

VPLP talks to Sailing Anarchy about new GUNBOAT

This post originally appeared in Sailing Anarchy November 7, 2016 VPLP has lately become top dog in ultra-high performance racing yacht design, mostly because the world has finally caught up with the French naval architecture whose first-ever design was a foiling trimaran – decades ago. With nearly half the Vendee Globe fleet (and all the […]

Gunboat is back, and better than ever

This post originally appeared in Sailing Anarchy October 20, 2016 good kitty Our long history with sailing’s premium luxury catamaran brand means we’re pretty stoked to see how quickly Grand Large Yachting has brought Gunboat back from the brink.  While we’ll need to wait a while to see the just-announced, all-new VPLP-designed GB68 hit the […]

Breaking Gunboat News!

We will be announcing the new Gunboat 68 series created by a “Dream Team” of designers and showcasing the recently launched Gunboat 5701-R, VaiVai, at the Annapolis Boat Show, October 6-10, 2016. THE GUNBOAT 68 – Gunboat will be launching a new model that builds upon the successes of the ever popular Gunboat 66.  The Gunboat 68 […]

VaiVai – Gunboat’s first in a new 57 series heads to Newport for its boat show debut.

Lightweight, strong, and made with 100% epoxy infused carbon foam sandwich construction, this 57 model was based on the following principles: ease of sailing, comfort, speed and luxury. Keeping within these design principles, the owner of VaiVai decided to take his Gunboat 57 to a whole new level of performance. Precise craftsmanship from Croswait Custom […]

Grand Large Yachting shares its vision with the Gunboat Family

Gunboat is proud to announce that the esteemed yachting group, Grand Large Yachting, has purchased the Gunboat brand and rights to continue manufacturing the Gunboat series.This past Saturday, Grand Large Yachting (GLY) hosted Gunboat owners, crew and friends at the New York Yacht Club for a down home BBQ and classic NYYC’s Dark-N-Stormy.  In addition to celebrating the […]

Yachting World June 2015: GUNBOAT 55 Boat Test

This post originally appeared in Yachting World Magazine July 1, 2015 Gunboat 55 Boat Test: is this the coolest boat in the Caribbean   All photos: Ocean Images In the space of 15 years the luxurious Gunboat cats have gained something of a cult following. Toby Hodges can see why when he creams round the [...]

TOCCATA Wraps Up a Fast Paced Caribbean Season

The breathtaking GUNBOAT 55, TOCCATA, has just completed her first Caribbean season. The third of the 55 Series, TOCCATA is living up to her moniker. Derived from the Italian word toccare, meaning “to touch”, toccata is defined as “a piece of music featuring fast-moving, lightly fingered or otherwise virtuosic passages.” The ambitious owners took on a symphonic season, which included three world […]

Adventure Photographer Jen Edney Joins TOCCATA for her Maiden Delivery

This article was originally posted on Sailing Anarchy March 18, 2015 I hear the buzz next to my head, my alarm waking me up to make sure I don’t miss sunrise.  I roll over to my side, peaking out the porthole – thankfully, it’s still dark.  I hit snooze, and this way-too-comfortable bed keeps rocking […]

GUNBOAT 5502 VANDAL: Jumping for Joy

GUNBOAT 5502’s proud new owners are literally jumping for joy. VANDAL, their recently launched GUNBOAT, has been a shared dream for quite some time. We want to wish this incredible couple all the best as they prepare for this exciting new chapter in their lives. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to be […]

GUNBOAT 55 Sweeps ‘Boat of the Year’ Awards

Closing out a whirlwind year, the GUNBOAT 55 was crowned Boat of the Year by both Cruising World and Sailing World magazines. Gunboat’s first offering from its US production facility, the 55 has proven to be an all around winner in the eyes of both the media and the market. Just as the original GUNBOAT did […]

Cruising World January 2015: Boat of The Year

The GUNBOAT 55 has been crowned Cruising World’s 2015 Domestic Boat of the Year. The publication’s annual competition is judged by a panel of independent judges. This year’s judges, Tim Murphy, Ed Sherman and Mark Schrader, were unanimous in their praise and selection. Judging took place during the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis in […]

SAIL Magazine December 2014: Best Boats

This article was posted on SAIL Magazine November 14, 2014 Best Boats 2015: Gunboat 55 SAIL Editors | November 14, 2014 Gunboat has long turned heads with its luxurious, carbon fiber, global-cruising catamarans that have outperformed grand prix monohulls without subjecting their crews or owners to long spells of “rail-meat” duty. But while these exotic […]

SAIL Magazine November 2014: GUNBOAT 55 Review

This article was posted on SAIL Magazine November 21, 2013 SAIL’s Best Boats 2014: Gunboat SAIL Editors | November 21, 2013 Gunboat catamarans are known for their sleek lines and speed. Owners take pride in sailing their boats, and the engines are used primarily for maneuvering and intermittent auxiliary propulsion-; they are rarely used for […]

Seahorse October 2014: Introducing the GUNBOAT 55

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Forbes Life Profiles the GUNBOAT 55

This article was posted on Forbes Life September 11, 2014 On A Gunboat Catamaran, You Can Have Your Martini And 30 Knots, Too “The power of the boat, its disruptive technology, the design interface,” says Brian Cohen, “It’s all part of the entrepreneurial experience in New York.” Daniel Fisher This story appears in the September […]

Multihulls Quarterly Summer 2014: GUNBOAT 55 Review

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SAIL June 2014: GUNBOAT 60 Review

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SAIL December 2014: Best Boats

GUNBOAT 60 Company founder Peter Johnstone and the rest of the Gunboat team have built on their earlier-generation boats to create a whole new look that is as curvaceous as it is fast. As with the rest of the Gunboat line, the Gunboat 60 features the latest in race boat design and materials to create […]

Ocean Navigator October 2013: GUNBOAT 60 Review

This article was originally posted on Ocean Navigator October 2, 2013 Gunboat 60 Oct 2, 2013 Speed voyager: A fast, stylish cruiser derived from racing cats BY DENNIS CAPRIO Gunboat owners can average 250 to 350 offshore miles per day, reducing passage times and making for fast, exciting sailing. Anyone who thinks that 300-nm days […]

Multihull Sailor Fall 2013: Speed to Burn

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Professional Boat Builder Aug/Sept 2013: Building the Big Guns

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TIGER LILY Wins at the 31st Annual BVI Charter Yacht Show

Gunboat 66-03, TIGER LILY, wins big at the 31st Annual BVI Charter Yacht Show!! 1st Place – SOL Best in Show: Best Multihull > 55′ as well as CYBA SAVE THE BLUE AWARD Congratulations Captain Harvey Jenkinson & Chef Tracy Ford!!!

The Coolest Yachts You Can Buy Today

Check out this fantastic article featuring the GUNBOAT 66!!

The Republic of Wanchese

It’s a beautiful morning here on the Roanoke Sound. This is the view from our shipyard. So many glorious things to see here – sunrises, wildlife, and the GUNBOAT 55. You should come see for yourself! We’ll save you a spot on the pier.

Gunboat 55-01!!

She’s off her moulds!! See the difference female moulds make – Gorgeous!!

Video: Phaedo Preps for the 2011 Transatlantic Race

Yachting World April 2011: GUNBOAT 66 BOAT TEST

Sailing World Jan/Feb 2011: Boat of the Year GUNBOAT 66

Video: Yachting World’s Toby Hodges Tests the Gunboat 66

SAIL December 2010: Best Boats Flagship Multihull

SAIL January 2011: Who’s Yer Daddy?

Seahorse International Sailing September 2010: Ten Years Pt. 2

Seahorse International Sailing August 2010: Ten Years Pt. 1

SAIL January 2009: Blast Reaching

Multihull Review July/Aug 2008: Gunboats at Heineken Week

Cruising World January 2006: Deep Freeze Delivery

Cruising World February 2005: The Best Year Ever

Yachting World February 2005: Surf Safari

American Yacht Review 2002/2003: TRIBE

Cruising World December 2002: A Quest Called Tribe

Blue Water Sailing August 2002: Cape Hatteras to Port

Blue Water Sailing March 2002: My Tribe

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