The new M&M 65' is not a Gunboat.
This is a custom build yacht, designed by Morelli and Melvin and then constructed at the yacht of choice by the buyer. Westerly in CA has just completed the first one and sea trials are being done. The second one is scheduled for launch in August.
The reverse bows are meant to increase the water
line length, thus increasing boat speed.
Peter Wiersema, CPYB
FYI: Pete Johnstone calls the Gunboat by this name as the 'gunboat' is the first boat to cross the line after the gun for the start of the race