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Old 17-09-2014, 20:56   #1
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Gunboat 55

Just got back from the Newport boat show. Lots of eye candy. While there were not really that many multihulls (compared to Miami) Gunboat was there. I must say, the GB 55 is unlike any cat I have been on. Functionally a "small boat" for a 55 footer (really only two staterooms), this boat was different in almost everyway from any other cat I had been on. Seems to be well thought out for a couple to cruise on, yet performance (i assume) will be better than any other short handed cat could hope for. A very different boat. Certainly the price will run most off, but as a design, I felt it was very forward thinking, and trickle down effect may influence future couples that hope for bigger boat performance, while holding big boat issues at bay. What do the masses (you, the forum) say?

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Old 18-09-2014, 02:52   #2
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Re: Gunboat 55

The best cat ever built in my mind. The day after winning Powerball I will buy one.

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Old 18-09-2014, 06:02   #3
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Re: Gunboat 55

boneboy... They certainly look the part but have not had the pleasure of up close an personal as yet. Some nice clips on YouTube tho. Here's one link showing some great white knuckle action (speed).
Gunboat Phaedo Transatlantic Race 2011 30 knots - YouTube
It does seem to be worthy of the need for a direct line to personal bank manager to maintain a purebred!
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Old 18-09-2014, 09:57   #4
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I love bridgedeck cats, and this one from Gunboats is just incredible. Now what couch can I look in for a spare 2.5 million dollars.

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