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News: Gunboat Launches Gunboat 68 "Break Free"

Discussion in 'Latest Catamaran Launches' started by Yacht News, Apr 26, 2022.

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  1. Gunboat 68 "Break Free" Launched To The Water
    European manufacturer Gunboat has announced the launching of one of their latest builds, the Gunboat 68. This one is called "Break Free" and is the latest to hit the water as shown in a YouTube video released by the yard yesterday. Although visuals of the launch emerged yesterday the vessel actually launched in February. In reality Break Free should be soon ready for delivery to her owners.
  2. Gunboats are typically known as performance-oriented sailing catamarans and they are well suited for quick passagemaking and even in regattas. The Gunboat 68 is no exception but she has the relaxing and luxury interior to tone things down alot to blur the lines between a racer and a luxury cruiser. For example, below is the aft cockpit area looking forward of another Gunboat 68. Teak-finished floors and plush cushioned-topped built-in seating and inside has the galley to port and dining to starboard.
  3. The main deck level gives access below decks to the two hulls which primarily contain the four cabins that guests and owner will sleep in. In this configuration guests should have their own bathroom. The width of the hulls give the vessel an imposing stance, even on a 68-foot vessel. Note, presently the Gunboat 68 is not quite the flagship of Gunboat it certainly feels like one. There is the Gunboat 72V ahead of her as well as the 80.
  4. Construction of the Gunboat 68 is fully carbon-based. The LOA is 68-feet with a beam of 29.9-feet and a draft of just 3.9-feet with the boards up. With the boards down the draft increases significantly to 9.84-feet. Displacement at maximum loading is around 52,470 lbs. Fuel capacity is approximately 756 LT stored in two 378 LT tanks. Demountable furniture in the salon and aft cockpit can be moved, linked and locked in place to allow you to modify the bridgedeck interior layout quickly and easily for cruise, race, cocktail party, or lounge modes. The yard is also working on the first hull in their flagship model, the Gunboat 80 of which the first two hulls of the model are presently in build.

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