Perhaps Gunboat's finest project to date, which is saying a lot for a brand renown as the world's finest in luxury-performance catamarans! This shimmering gold metallic Gunboat 55 launched in February 2015 in time for the Miami Boat Show and the owner's busy 2015 Caribbean cruising and racing schedule. She won hearts at the Heineken Regatta, won fiends at the Volies de St Barths, then won silver at Antigua Sailing Week. In between regattas, she was cruised non-stop in complete luxury by her owner couple.
The Gunboat 55 is the ultimate and perhaps largest owner-operator size for world cruising. Her ground-breaking layout enables 360 degree sight lines from the main level. The views are as breathtaking as the indoor-outdoor layout, which allows one to either be fully protected from harsh elements, or cozily enclosed in complete protection. The forward doors, moonroof and aft enclosure are key to the flexibility of her arrangement. Ideal for the Exumas or a cold foggy morning in Maine.
Steering, navigation and all sail handling controls are in the salon for ultimate comfort. You can hang up your boots and musty foulies for good! Watch-standing is a pleasure. The layout makes shorthanded passages easier, more comfortable and safer. With the galley up, you can cook and stand watch!
Her exterior lines strongly hint at her performance pedigree. A day or two offshore will convert you for life to her performance abilities. One recent crew member on a offshore passage likened her manners offshore to a magic carpet ride, "we effortlessly sailed at 14-21 knots my whole watch. It was a such a joy, I hand-steered the entire time. The ride is so smooth and gentle, you have no idea how quickly she moves. We rattled off a 300 mile day with ease."
Her interior is beautifully finished in teak with two luxurious master staterooms, ideal for two couples. A third cabin doubles as a workshop and a 3rd queen berth. A fourth area is a large pantry, complete with long term fridge and freezer capacity, and a washer/dryer.
This is a rare opportunity to be able to get a new condition Gunboat without the typical two year wait. A new Gunboat 55 priced to this specification is over $3 million.