I'm getting more and more fond of GB55, however, if you're buying
a Gunboat Cat, it's obvious that you want to sail it all around the world. Otherwise, what's the point of buying
a 3M$ (or 1.7M$ for the GB55) cat with small cabins and no fly bridge? And if I'm sailing around the world, I'd sure think of winter times too. Yes, with the new up galley
option, there's an extra cabin
but who wants to freeze their ass while trying to prepare a decent meal? Yes, it's great for preparing pina colada's at the tropics, but it's not always 30 degrees celcius...
And as for the helm
position, I agree with sand crab, there's just no logic for that in cats these days. It should be either inside like the GB or up at the flybridge like Lagoons to be able to see better and stay away from the seas. Just my humble opinion though.
Last but not least, I haven't seen the GB60 upclose, yet. However, the if the pictures do the justice (and usually for GB they can't, for the better of course), that's one sleek machine and I don't think being made in China would change that. After all, we're talking about artisanship, not mass production.