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Old 16-08-2016, 21:53   #1
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Gunboat Yachts Carries On, Sort of..

The French conglomerate, Grand Large Yachting, has just completed the purchase of Gunboat Catamarans.

Production will leave the US, and apparently will be performed in France. The North Carolina production facility will close, and I suspect all those jobs will be lost.

The new N. American Sales Office will move to Newport.

Last I heard, Gunboat had a $10,000,000 plus liability to its creditors. I suspect they will be stiffed.

No indication of when new production will begin.

Make of this what you will.

Grand Large Yachting shares its vision with the Gunboat Family | Gunboat
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Re: Gunboat Yachts Carries On, Sort of..

Sounds like it will be a good company for the Gunboat brand to thrive under and building in France where they a pretty good at producing boats is also a good idea and the brand can probably be more profitable being built there.

FYI Grand Large brands are


I wonder if they will resume the G4 development & testing. The French are a bit mad on highspeed multis, so I'm guessing they will.
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