Our Shipyard

Evolution is the heart of Gunboat and continues from strength to strength at our factory headquarters in La Grande-Motte, France, applying proven, Grand Prix boatbuilding and sailing performance technology to the ideal world
cruising platform.

Gunboat operations benefit from a high level of industry knowledge, build expertise and sound financial backing under the ownership of Grand Large Yachting. Clients receive the best of all worlds: the efficiency of a process-driven culture, scale of a recognized industry player, and boutique craftsmanship of high-tech, semi-custom yacht building.

Our Shipyard

Taking a zero compromise approach to design, engineering, structure, build and performance.

Gunboat is focused on meeting your expectations with a high tech, semi-custom yacht while maintaining structural and safety integrity. Our world-class design partners VPLP deliver industry-leading naval architecture that guarantees a light, robust, impressively fast platform as the ideal starting point for your build – highly customizable, with risk analysis managed by our team. These are just some of the advantages of the infrastructure we offer.

Building the lightest and most advanced performance cruising multihulls and continuing to set benchmarks in this sector – delivering boats on-weight, with accurate build times and quality.

Gunboat offers a well-established system of project management, design, build technique, and quality assurance that is firmly in place from concept to reality. Each Gunboat is unique and celebrated by the Gunboat team. We invite you to enjoy the build process, from meeting with the experts we collaborate with to spending time at our dedicated facilities in La Grande-Motte, France.

High Quality Materials

Top-quality materials that are best suited for every application of the build, and robust lightweight equipment for precision
and durability.

Expertise & Craftsmanship

Technology, experience, collaboration, and craftsmanship by a passionate boatbuilding team, building to industry-leading standards at our factory in La Grande-Motte, France.


From a full cruising program to your favorite offshore races and regattas, you set the cursor to suit your sailing plans and adventures.

Build Standards

Gunboats are built to CE ISO Cat A Ocean standards - tested and documented for conformity to European directives
and requirements.

Process, Quality, & Rigor


The “fastest naval architects in the world”, and the foremost offshore racing as well as cruising multihull designers.

Built by Gunboat

Built by Gunboat in France, operating with the strict mindset of a race program, focused on quality, weight and deadlines.

Integrated Design

Gunboat’s in-house design and engineering office oversees the entire design loop, with a systematic approach based on ERP, 3D modeling and comprehensive documentation.

At the Shipyard

Many milestones, one clear vision. Precision is our game, to the fraction of a millimeter, with the exception of when we go the extra mile.

American spirit,

French savoir-faire.

Applying Grand Prix race boat technology to the world cruising catamaran since 2002, Gunboat blazed pathways with exceptional speed, comfort, and style, captivating generations of sailors with a new vision by this innovative American brand.

Under the ownership of Grand Large Yachting since 2016, the latest designs incorporate over 20 years of Gunboat experience with the highly sought-after expertise of French offshore sailing legends and boatbuilders.

“We’ve assembled a world-class team that delivers Gunboat quality. Every detail contributes to performance and the head turning, wow factor of a Gunboat.”

Benoit Lebizay — Gunboat Managing Partner

Build with us

At this level you may be weighing the choice of a Gunboat vs a fully custom boat. We designed for that, and we have your back. Contact Gunboat to learn more about our build ethos and capacity to realize your dream project.