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Old 24-12-2014, 06:25   #1
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40 knot cruising cat!?!?

Probably out of my price range, but I want one - Gunboat G4: the first flying cruising yacht could hit 40 knots. “It’s the baddest-ass coastal cruiser ever” - Yachting World
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Old 24-12-2014, 06:31   #2
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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

Wanna go halvesies???
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Old 24-12-2014, 07:49   #3
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Wanna go halvesies???
20kts each???

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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

Why would you want one?
The chance of capsize must be about 50/50 at 40knots.


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Old 24-12-2014, 10:38   #5
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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

Before you start planning on 500 mile days, perhaps you should take a look at the "Capsized Atlantic 57" thread. There is more to crossing oceans than speed
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Old 24-12-2014, 14:00   #6
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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

The G4 isn't intended for crossing oceans though, is it?
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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

I think it is billed as a coastal cruiser. Some of the nastiest weather seems to occur at the coast. I will be very interested in it's track record.
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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

I'd suggest it's more a boat designed for performance/racing, but with some accommodation capability as well.


It's certainly not a boat I'd ever consider buying purely for cruising. YMMV.
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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

Confronted with a Lamborghini, you can either say "it rides too rough" or "wow."

"Wow" is a better answer. Practicality isn't at all the point, and none of us have the stones to design one, so just allow yourself to be impressed that someone did.

Obviously, I wouldn't buy a Lamborghini either. But they are pretty to look at.


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And for all those nay-sayers, my last "cruising boat" clocked 20 knots many times. Now, averaging 20 knots with a load is a different question. But I never crashed. Only $12K.


But I never cruised with averages over about 12 knots, point to point. I'm sure that boat can average in the mid-high teens with its arms crossed. Don't knock it until you try it.
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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

Haters going to hate. Congratulations Peter looks like one hell of a machine

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Old 24-12-2014, 22:24   #11
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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

Sailing over hydrofoil it's a matter of power control.. at 40 knots, if something goes wrong, could be catastrophic for boat and crew...
I have my reserves about a cruiser boat with that kind of capabilities...
Beside that.. if you offer me use one... I'm in!!!
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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

Yeah
I don't know anything about Gunboats, they are mythical creatures, not even sure they really exist.
But from their reputation, I just can't believe they will build and sell it if they haven't gotten a way to keep it safe.
40 kts? I thought I was flying the other day when I hit eight
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Re: 40 knot cruising cat!?!?

What happens when you bottom out one of those foils?

Or maybe the better question is, what happens when you are going 30 knots and bottom it out on a sand bar?

I like the idea though.
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Confronted with a Lamborghini, you can either say "it rides too rough" or "wow."

"Wow" is a better answer. Practicality isn't at all the point, and none of us have the stones to design one, so just allow yourself to be impressed that someone did.

Obviously, I wouldn't buy a Lamborghini either. But they are pretty to look at.


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And for all those nay-sayers, my last "cruising boat" clocked 20 knots many times. Now, averaging 20 knots with a load is a different question. But I never crashed. Only $12K.


But I never cruised with averages over about 12 knots, point to point. I'm sure that boat can average in the mid-high teens with its arms crossed. Don't knock it until you try it.
I'm not nay-saying or knocking the boat. Just responding to posts that seem to suggest this is being marketed as a cruising boat, when it's not, and is obviously not intended to be used for cruising.
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I'm not nay-saying or knocking the boat. Just responding to posts that seem to suggest this is being marketed as a cruising boat, when it's not, and is obviously not intended to be used for cruising.
If you look closely at the thread title, you can see the punctuation expresses questioning and surprise. I'm not sure what posts you think are misstating the marketing of this boat, but Gunboat calls it a "multipurpose coastal cruiser-racer". Gunboat G4 | Gunboat
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