Strange that my broker told you it was sold
as it isn't
, we have just now lowered the selling price
to € 82.500,- You can find 'Gaia' on https://nl.yachtworld.com/boten/1991...aster-3661518/
Concerning the Gib'Seas: if you are looking for a fast cruiser; look elsewhere...... but for a very stable, dry end comfortable sailing yacht she the one to choose. The more wind
, the happier she sails
. Our Gaia has a fully battened, traditional hoisting sail in her 23m mast
(...) which is quite some cloth but she handles it very well and comfortable. We have crossed the Gulf of Biscay twice in the notorious Biscay weather
and, although I was very impressed by the circumstances, Gaia stayed very dry operated well, even with a very tiny stormjib.
The downside of the amount of sail is that it tends to get quite heavy to hoist and shorten sail. Even with 16 winches on board, an electrical
one at the mast
would be quite nice...
These Gib'Seas are known never to have any osmosis
issues. The only big issues we have had was a big chafe at the point where the mast goes through the roof but that might have to do with a low tension of the spanners with the former owner. We reinforced the mast at taht point and never had any problems since (with the right tension of course....) Furthermore we have had a broken chainplate connector in a big wind
. The stainless steel
strip which connects the chainplate to the frame of the yacht broke. According to the insurance
company this might have been a material fatique.
These are really the only things I can think of after 6 years of having this magnificent yacht. If you need any more info or want to have a look at Gaia please don't hesitate to contact me. Regards, Bob