February 12, 2013



Xiamen yard President Paul Hakes reports that the infusion of GUNBOAT 60-04 is a huge success. The one piece, all carbon platform is immaculately constructed in female molds. The carbon bulkheads will be assembled while the platform is still in the mold soon after Chinese New Year holidays. With two GUNBOAT 60's launching in early 2013, and two more starting, the GUNBOAT 60 production is on a roll!




CLASH OF TITANS Gunboat Class Dual at RORC Caribbean 600

SLIM, the brand new GUNBOAT 66, will take on her iconic orange sistership PHAEDO in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Caribbean 600 race that starts in Antigua. The 600 nm, power-reaching course weaves around several of the most beautiful Caribbean islands. The many legs and wind shadows can favor local knowledge. SLIM's Captain Travis McGarry is a GUNBOAT veteran of many years, and has always been at the top of GUNBOAT Class events. PHAEDO will be run by her talented owner/skipper and will feature Round the World Record Holder Brian Thompson in her crew. Former GUNBOAT PR maven, Rachel Jaspersen, and Richard Langdon will be producing YouTube videos of PHAEDO's effort. Tune in!  http://caribbean600.rorc.org/ 


GUNBOAT 55-03 flew out of the perfect GUNBOAT 55 molds recently. GUNBOAT Chief Boat Builder Phil Harvey smiled broadly as he inspected the pristine molded finish and immaculate infused carbon laminates. 




Jeff Blackwell and his hard working paint team have joined GUNBOAT at the North Carolina facility. They are well known for attention to detail and beautiful paint-work on larger sportfishing yachts. Jeff and his team are a key addition to deliver the world-class finish everyone expects of GUNBOAT.

CODE RED ALERT!!Valentines at Miami Show

GUNBOAT will be at the Miami International Boat Show from February 14-17. Come fall in love with GUNBOAT at the end of Pier C at the Bayside Marina location of the show. Best to schedule your VIP time slot in advance to avoid the 45-minute boarding lines! Please contact meg@gunboat.com





Billy Black, one of the top yachting photographers, took pictures and shot video for PROFESSIONAL BOAT BUILDER magazine over two days this month. Writer Ginger Gardiner summed up her day on site, "There is simply nothing like this going on anywhere. Seeing such large epoxy-carbon infusion done in series is really exciting." We might add that GUNBOAT has excellent teams on two continents performing beautiful all carbon yacht construction.


CELEBUTANTE!! NOMINATIONS!GUNBOAT 60 Nominated for Asia-Pacific Yachting's 'Best Awards'

While the Oscars and Grammys are making headlines in the USA, the celebutante we are following is the GUNBOAT 60. We learned that this sleek, next generation GUNBOAT has been nominated for several categories including BEST OVERALL YACHT, BEST SAILBOAT (15-20m), BEST YACHT BUILDER, BEST CHARTER YACHT, BEST YACHT DESIGN, and BEST YACHT DESIGNER. We've been told the GUNBOAT 60 has received an unprecedented number of nominations. Voting ends February 15th. 

GUNBOAT 55: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8........10 When?    

The somewhat radical GUNBOAT 55 is attracting record interest. All carbon. Brilliant Nauta interior. Spaces laid out for how we actually use these GUNBOATs in real life. The formula is working and sales continue to build. Post a comment on the GUNBOAT Facebook page guessing the time and date that GUNBOAT 55-10 goes under contract. The person closest to the actual date will win an Orange GUNBOAT belt and GUNBOAT spray jacket.  


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