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|Offered By||Denison Yachting - Monaco|
Fast, technologically advanced, and elegantly designed, The Gunboat 68 is the culmination of development within the fleet since the first Gunboat launched in 2002. Incorporating the best of what has come before with experienced boatbuilding and valuable industry partnerships, the Gunboat 68 is a step-change in the evolution of the brand.
Step onto a turnkey, highly upgraded and optimized Gunboat 68, for immediate entry into the exciting and fast-growing world of multihull sailing.
The ultimate performance cruising catamaran
Gunboat 6801 was built with extensive upgrades across the spectrum of performance to cruising by an owner who spared no expense. The first owner valued quality, technology and engineering and was intrigued by the boatbuilding process, forming a partnership with Gunboat to see that boat #1 of the VPLP-designed Gunboats would be a refined showstopper. 6801 featured all the performance upgrades, and a jaw dropping silver metallic finish. They enjoyed a once in a lifetime family cruising experience sailing in the Med, Caribbean and New England.
It was a year ago that the renowned Highland Fling program, highly decorated in the monohull racing scene, scouted Gunboat 6801 to be their first-ever multihull. The platform would test out their vision for inshore racing in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, proving its worth as well as the potential of a new style and class of racing for the owner after a lifetime of monohull racing. The first experience sailing Gunboat 68 Highland Fling – the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in June 2021 – exceeded expectations.
The next owner will benefit from a significant investment in performance optimization. As Highland Fling 17, the yacht received specialized attention in all aspects by top professionals. Upgrades included dual exterior helm stations, B&G Nemesis screens, remote mainsheet trim, and a new suit of North Sails. Over 700kg of gear was removed for racing, with all equipment retained in storage to accommodate the preferences of future owners. The boat currently sits in race-ready mode for their next event – with a simple process to go back into its cruising configuration.
The Gunboat 68 was designed and engineered with aesthetics, performance, and utmost safety in mind – applying Grand Prix technology to what is at its core a highly capable world cruising yacht. Lightweight, all-carbon composite construction is the foundation of this robust platform, designed to handle the wide variety of conditions encountered when offshore sailing, and deliver an elevated sailing experience in the entire range of conditions.
Beautiful and inviting, open and airy interior features excellent visibility and clean functional spaces while delivering exceptional comfort.
The open bridgedeck salon offers magnificent 360-degree visibility and air flow. Balance the indoor/outdoor feel with the large doors and windows to the forward and aft cockpits, as well as the retractable moonroof overtop of the helm station – and enclose them all for climate control. The salon features the galley with a countertop island located to port, dining/lounging area to starboard, and the nav station/interior helm forward.
Accommodations include a total of 5 cabins: Four ensuite VIP staterooms from the queen-sized berths outward to the horizon, and one double bunk crew cabin with a wet head in port bow.
The disciplined focus on weight and performance design continued throughout the interior, and new technologies came into play to raise the bar in ultra-lightweight construction, refinement and style. High end fabrics and finishings hold comfort and interior aesthetics to the same high standards, for a seamless yachting experience.
The feel of light and space, with ergonomics and practicality at the forefront. Space was maximized for usable storage and comfortable headroom. Recessed lighting, air conditioning that surrounds the bed in slow-moving cool air, upholstery panels that absorb sound. Optimized sightlines and natural light, an ocean view from every cabin. Comforts you will feel and organically enjoy were thoughtfully designed, to the detail.
Designed to the detail, the Gunboat 68 incorporates strong, reliable, and beautiful components into every inch of the boat. Designers integrated intuitive conveniences from the way you naturally utilize features of the boat to systems access, and even in the layout. Demountable furniture in the salon and aft cockpit can be moved, linked and locked in place to allow you to modify the bridgedeck interior layout quickly and easily for cruise, race, cocktail party, or lounge modes. The designers also kept future-proofing in mind, to allow for evolution and meet the changing desires of owners over time.
HIGHLAND FLING boasts an impressive spec with an extensive list of upgrades for that extra edge. The custom Regatta Rig package (29m mast, 4m daggerboards) increases sail area and further minimizes weight. A new suit of sails (2021) optimized by North Sails also gives performance that extra edge. Interior and exterior aft helm positions further encourage the sailing state of mind and enjoyment of the sailing machine and lifestyle in equal measure.
– Remote control for Mainsail handling – allowing main sheet, cunningham, and mast rotation trim from any location on the boat allowing better driver tactician communication
– Hydraulic outhaul
– (2) 8 man liferafts
– New watermaker Clarke pump
– MH A2 halyard – Additional masthead halyard to allow spinnaker peeling
– Hydraulic traveler ram – custom engineered and manufactured by CCHE Sydney
– (2) B&G Nemesis screens
– (1) New Zeus 19” Nav screen
– (2) 1111 winches in the aft cockpit for fast spinnaker gybes and improved line speed
– (2) External steering stations with throttle control. Helm stations designed by Christophe Chedal Anglay and built by Fibre Mechanics UK.
– (6) New Sails: North Sails Main, J1, J2, J3 , A2, A0
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
|Drive Type||Sail Drive|
|Propeller Type||3 Blade|
|Drive Type||Sail Drive|
|Propeller Type||3 Blade|
|Length at Waterline||68ft|
|Fresh Water Tank||2 x 200 gal ()|
|Fuel Tank||2 x 200 gal ()|