The Gunboat 68 is the culmination of over 15 years of development within the fleet. It honors the past while boldly moving into the future. A dream team of designers has developed the platform with close coordination from the existing owners and crew, as well as industry insiders. The core design team includes VPLP design and interior/exterior stylist Christophe Chedal Anglay and Patrick le Quément.
The lightweight, all-carbon composite construction of the Gunboat 68 is the foundation of this robust platform that is capable of handling a wide variety of conditions encountered when offshore sailing. The design features long, high-aspect straight daggerboards, retractable rudders and wave piercing bows. The mast located further aft combined with an increased beam offers a higher safety margin and increased performance. All of these design decisions are made with aesthetics, performance and utmost safety in mind.
Interior Layout Options
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The disciplined focus on lightweight performance design does not stop at the exterior. The Gunboat 68 interior combines high-end design and excellent flexibility using lightweight technology, and offers four, five, and six-cabin layouts. The forms of the interior reflect the iconic pure curves of the hull structure and the unique spirit of a Gunboat. The choice of materials optimizes the feel of light and space – creating uncluttered spaces with ergonomics and practicality at the forefront.
|LOA||20.75 m||68.0 ft|
|LWL||20.75 m||68.0 ft|
|BOA||9.1 m||29.9 ft|
|Draft Board Down||4.1 m||13.45 ft|
|Draft Board Up||1.2 m||3.9 ft|
|Mast Length (Standard)||25 m||82.0 ft|
|Mast Length (Regatta Rig Option)||29 m||95.1 ft|
|Displacement (As per Standard Specifications)||17,800 kg||39,242 lbs|
|Displacement Max Load||23,800 kg||52,470 lbs|
|Bridge Deck Clearance (full load)||1.0 m||3.3 ft|
|Fuel Capacity||2 x 378 L||2 x 100 gal|
|Water Capacity||2 x 378 L||2 x 100 gal|