Introducing the new GUNBOAT 55! Gunboat's latest series builds upon the success of her earlier sisters, and is the ultimate performance cat for those planning to circumnavigate as owner/operators. The GUNBOAT 55 is for those who enjoy doing the sailing and exploring themselves without help. All systems are set up for ultimate reliability and ease of access. Maintenance is minimized so you can enjoy your lap of the planet and enjoy the sights, not your tools. The GUNBOAT 55 introduces several new innovations to make the new 55 extraordinary.
Rather than several smaller spaces on the main deck chopped up by bulkheads, the GUNBOAT 55 has one huge uninterrupted space from the mast to the aft crossbeam. Let's face it, the moment we step aboard any cat, the aft doors and windows are opened immediately, and usually stay open until we leave the boat. Why not be able to have an open aft end when conditions permit? If it gets cold or damp, the aft end seals up snug as a cocoon with a semi-rigid enclosure.
While many offerings in this size range stuff a mansion's worth of un-used accommodations into the space, the GUNBOAT 55 shows ultimate restraint. There are simply two superyacht style cabins. Most people in this size range simply sail with their spouse, and family. The GUNBOAT 55 offers up to three cabins, and if a large crowd is onboard, the daybeds and sofas can handle the occasional large group aboard.
The helm and sail handling area are truly indoor/outdoor. If conditions permit, the moonroof and windscreen can be retracted for open air sailing. When it gets wet, the moonroof and windscreen deploy for complete protection for indoor operations. In all conditions, you get perfect visibility of the sails and 360 degree range of visibility to the horizon.
Owners can choose from three customizable layouts that can offer a third cabin, an owner's office, or a workshop/systems space.
The new GUNBOAT 55 is designed for the way we sail: Circumnavigation Sabbatical cruising Regional cruising Daysailing with friends.