October 23, 2012


Coming to America

The owners of GUNBOAT 78-01 have hit the re-set button. After being stored for two years as a carbon shell with bulkheads, she is loading on a ship in Cape Town for her first Ocean crossing to Baltimore, USA. In early December she will off-load and be towed to GUNBOAT's new yard in Wanchese, NC for completion.  She is available for purchase and the sooner we hear from you, the more input you will have in customizing her finish.

GUNBOAT Expands Facility

GUNBOAT USA recently acquired the adjacent 10,000 sq ft waterfront building in Wanchese, NC. With renovations underway and the GUNBOAT 78 arriving later this year, we now have room for the GUNBOAT 78 series, additional larger projects, and GUNBOAT servicing on site. 

SUGAR DADDY Sells at Annapolis Show 

Thank you for visiting the Annapolis Sailboat Show. We had more onboard traffic, and serious buyers, during those five days than at any prior show. Four buyers for SUGAR DADDY emerged from the show and she went under contract soon after. The new owners plan her second circumnavigation!

Development of GUNBOAT G4 begins

Our founder, Peter Johnstone, has been refining the concept for a radical new smaller GUNBOAT at about 40' since 2004. "I can't wait to present this series! We are going to tip over some sacred cows in this segment." Nigel Irens' first concept drawings are now complete. If you are a serious candidate for a Gunboat at about 40', please contact meg@gunboat.com to be included in the process.


GUNBOAT at Ft Lauderdale Boat Show

GUNBOAT will show the GUNBOAT 66 'SUGAR DADDY' at the Ft Lauderdale Boat Show October 25-29. Please make an appointment if you plan to visit meg@gunboat.com. The lines to board a Gunboat are typically 30-60 minutes long. We would like to get our dedicated GUNBOAT family aboard without the wait!



GUNBOAT 55-01 Furniture Completes

The new GUNBOAT 55 furniture is likely our best yet. We have reduced the weight of the construction to amply beat our weight calculations. A proprietary new construction method has reduced weight by nearly 40%. The degree of fit and finish takes Gunboat to a new level of achievement. While the rest of the cruising cat market seems to be headed towards cheaper plastic interiors, we are celebrating a significant jump in quality and light weight. The teak veneers are simply stunning. 



Kind regards,

Meg Minetree
Skype: gunboat_meg
252 305 8700
Many thanks to our dear friend, Whitey Russell of
PURE Yachting, who served as our water taxi in Annapolis!

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