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  • By Herb McCormick
  • Updated: January 5, 2007

48 foot gunboat catamaran

The first, most critical thing to know about boatbuilder Peter Johnstone-who’s now twice entrusted his vision of the ideal offshore cruising catamaran to the highly capable design team of Gino Morrelli and Pete Melvin-is that he absolutely loves to sail. We’re not talking mere infatuation. What we have with Mr. Johnstone is an all-consuming passion for the art and science of propelling waterborne craft by the cleanest fuel of all, a fresh breeze.

When he decided to take his young family cruising a few years ago, Johnstone worked backward from a very simple question: What’s going to be the most fun to sail? Safety, reliability, and seaworthiness would all need to be inherent parts of the solution, of course, but that central tenet was non-negotiable. Why go cruising under sail, he reasoned, if sailing wasn’t going to be a focal point of the exercise?

Johnstone had a pretty good idea of what he was looking for: a big, powerful, no-holds-barred catamaran built of the latest, lightest materials, with ample accommodations, and manageable by a shorthanded crew. Ultimately, he formed his own company to produce such a vessel. When the seagoing Johnstones finally set sail for the Caribbean, they did so on the M&M-designed, South African-built Gunboat 62 Tribe. After returning from his 15-month cruise, Johnstone rolled up his sleeves and got back to boatbuilding in earnest. The Gunboat 48 is the company’s second model in production, and the next will be-yikes-an 80-footer, currently under construction.

Conceptually, the 48 hasn’t wandered far from the precedents established on its larger sibling. The deck layout is centered around a forward cockpit accessed through a door that separates it from the central bridgedeck saloon/wheelhouse/galley. The forward cockpit, as Johnstone acknowledges, wasn’t an original Gunboat idea; noted multihull designer Chris White successfully employed it on his Atlantic series of cruising cats. But it works well on the Gunboat, with almost all the relevant running rigging and sailhandling devices-including a suite of Harken blocks and winches and an array of Spinlock clutches and jammers-stationed at chest level near the base of the towering carbon-fiber spar.

The steering wheel, engine controls, chart plotter, and instruments are a couple of short steps away, tucked just inside the aforementioned front door. So, too, is a handsome folding dining table with veneers of Brazilian mahogany fronting a forward-facing settee that’s plenty inviting when the boat is coursing along under the Raymarine autopilot. When you’re peering out the front and side windows, it’s almost like watching a sailing movie on a big screen, and it’s a very enjoyable view.

In fact, the entire free flowing deck layout maximizes the use of space and is very well thought out. Moving aft, the bridgedeck leads to a roomy “back porch” for dining or drinks, and it’s functional, too, with easy access to the dinghy davits and the molded, transom-mounted steps providing access to the swim ladder and to the twin Westerbeke 35-horsepower Universal diesels.

Below, there’s a pair of staterooms complete with queen-size berths, and a third is equipped with a single. There are also two heads with showers, both stationed forward in the respective hulls.

As befitting a sailboat with a seven-figure price tag, the overall build quality of the vacuum-bagged, oven-cured monocoque hull and deck-a foam sandwich utilizing epoxy, biaxial and unidirectional glass, Kevlar, and carbon fiber-is quite phenomenal. The daggerboards and lifting rudders are also carbon fiber, as are the stringers, ring frames, and crossbeams.

There’s nothing else out there quite like a Gunboat. Peter Johnstone set out to build what designer Bill Lee has called a “hot-rod cruiser,” and he certainly succeeded.

Gunboat 48 Specs

LOA: 48′ 4″ (14.74 m.) LWL: 45′ 11″ (14.00 m.) Beam: 24′ 3″ (7.39 m.) Draft (boards up/down): 1′ 1″/7′ 5″ (0.33/2.26 m.) Sail Area: 1,106 sq. ft. (102.7 sq. m.) Displacement: 20,100 lb. (9,117 kg.) Water: 120 gal. (454 l.) Fuel: 120 gal. (454 l.) Engines: Twin Westerbeke 35-hp. diesels Designer: Morrelli & Melvin Sailaway Price: $1,680,000 Gunboat, (401) 619-1055, www.gunboat.info

Herb McCormick is the former editor of Cruising World

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When you say performance bluewater multihull, the name Gunboat often springs to mind. Toby Hodges and Francois Tregouet selected the Gunboat 48 as their pick of the bunch

Best bluewater multihulls Gunboat 48

Gunboat is the forerunner of the ongoing current trend for fast composite carbon catamarans. The Gunboat 48 is a very popular model, despite only a handful being made – though huge numbers of any Gunboat model do not really exist.

It is the boat that surfing megastar, John John Florence selected for a beautifully shot travelogue-style video series, which he named after his Gunboat 48 Vela.

When Peter Johnstone conceived the first Gunboat 62 Tribe over 20 years ago, spawned from the discomfort his family felt sailing a large monohull, little did he know he would start a cult for cool cruising cats that can outpace maxis on a race course and have the legs to avoid a storm.

Veteran multihull designers Morrelli & Melvin followed up with this smaller model, more manageable for an owner-driver yet still capable of up to 300-400 mile days.

A rare breed, just six 48s were built between 2004 and 2009. Oh, to have a spare €1.3m right now… one of them is actually on the market.

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Around €1.3m second hand

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MALOLO | 2004 Gunboat 48

48 foot gunboat catamaran

MALOLO | Gunboat 48 48.25ft

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We’re pleased to present the opportunity to acquire a meticulously upgraded Gunboat 48! The “TRIBE” of the Gunboat 48’s, Hull #1 is the iconic yacht that established the Gunboat dream of safe, fast, fun cruising in an owner-operated size catamaran.

Malolo underwent a complete refit in 2022 with plans for a big sabbatical sailing adventure, and the owners sailed from Newport Rhode Island to Puerto Rico, through the Panama Canal, to Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotus, and most of French Polynesia. Reluctantly, it’s time to pass the torch, and Malolo is uniquely turnkey-ready to continue cruising the world!


  • Length: 48ft
  • Beam: 24' 3"
  • Draft: 10' 2"
  • Hull: Composite
  • Status: Active

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  • Length Overall: 48.25 ft
  • Max Draft: 10' 2"
  • Beam Measure: 24' 3"


  • Number of heads: 2

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One of my favourite performance catamaran designs is the Gunboat 48. They only ever built six of them, and they still change hands for well into 7 figures, so it has always surprised me that no-one has tried to fill this market gap. Outremer and Marsaudon have a 45 and a 42 respectively – slightly smaller, and they seem to sell well.

Well, no-one up until now that is, as the Italian yard C-Catamarans is launching the C- 48 and she looks like she might clean up in this sector of the market. This Italian yard has a history of spotting an opportunity. They successfully launched a 37 footer: another market that has been forgotten by the major manufacturers.

This Italian boat is competing with the likes of the Windelo 50 catamaran in the performance cruising market. It’s a busy market.

The C-Cat 37 was designed by Marc Lombard, one of our favourite architects, and is a neat entry level cat. They plan to launch a range of high performance, top of the range catamarans: a 62 footer, a 56 footer and the C-Cat 48. Exciting stuff and they’ll be going up against the likes of HH, Icecat, Kinetic, Balance, O Yachts and even Gunboat.

This fast cat is the same length as the Bali 4.8 but that is where the similarities finish. This catamaran is all about safe performance.

  • The look! This is a fantastic looking boat: Italian styling at its best
  • The combination of twin aft helms and the interior helm station means that you get the best of both worlds: maximum sailing feel and protection when the weather turns nasty.
  • With an SA / D ratio over 26, this is a fast, light boat along the lines of an Outremer (with more living space thanks to the Open design)
  • Pretty good value compared to the competition
  • Comar Yachts have plenty of experience in building boats.
  • The quality of the interior finish is a cut above the competition.
  • With twin 35 HP engines, she seems underpowered when the wind dies. I am guessing there will be an option to upgrade to more power here.
  • With only 300 litres of fresh water capacity, you are going to need a water maker
  • The fuel tanks are fairly modest too (2x 130 L). But then again, you should be sailing on this boat most of the time if you keep the weight off and your sail locker is full.
  • Aft helms. They always go in the pros and the cons, don’ t they? Great for maximum sailing feel when the C-Cat 48 accelerates, but you are exposed back there if it blows up. There is a great option for an inside wheel at the nav station as well. That would be top of my options list after the gennaker, Code 0 and water maker.

The Team Who Love Fast Cats The C-Cat 48 was designed by the Yacht Design Collective (François Perus and Romain Scolari) who are the team behind the ITA 14.99. It’s a catamaran that has been inspired by the likes of the Gunboat 60 and the Outremer 4X, but also has a healthy serving of Italian styling. This 48 footer  has been designed to cross oceans at speed in safety and comfort. She is built in Fiumicino, about an hour from Rome at the C-Catamarans yard.

She draws many design cues from her smaller sister, the C-Cat 37.

The entire cockpit and saloon is designed along the “Open” lines so loved by Marc Lombard, the designer of the smaller boat. You are protected by a large bimini with the aft cockpit and the saloon on the same level, separated by a large sliding door which connects the 2 spaces into one large open living area.

Best of Both Worlds? The C-Cat 48 is a catamaran for sailors along the lines of a Nautitech or a classic Catana with twin aft helms at the stern and all the running rigging led back so that you can manage the boat  without having to leave the aft cockpit. She’s been designed for short handed crews. The only sails that you will need to deal with forward are the light wind sails (gennaker, Code 0 and so on). There is a Harken winch on the mast to help you.

Of course, the main concern for most with sporty aft helms is protection and safety in bad weather. The C-Cat 48 has an option for an additional interior helm station with an interior wheel which gives you the best of both worlds. I can only think of Kinetic who offer a similar solution, and they are in the 7 figure price bracket

The ride is smooth like an Outremer, with a high bridge-deck and low Displacement to Length ratio. This cat should get you out of trouble quickly. They have though about weight distribution carefully. The anchor is set back just forward of the mast for instance, to centralise the weight.

A Powerful Sail Plan The SA / D ratio sits at over 26 with the mainsail and self tacking jib flying. There is also a genoa and options for a gennaker, code 0 and parasailor /Spinnaker. That should put the C – Cat 48 at the top of the performance cruiser category along with the likes of the Balance 482 (probably the closest competition?) There are also options for a carbon mast and longeron which will help you safely fly more sail area.

Modern and efficient, the C-Cat 48 is equipped with C-Foil daggerboards which should give you a bit of lift at speed.

This catamaran is constructed with a sandwich laminate structure infused with multiaxial fabrics and an epoxy-vinyl matrix. The bulkheads are made of composite with local carbon reinforcements in higher stress areas. She’s pretty rigid which all helps to improve the performance of this catamaran.

In the interior, there are 2 customizable options available: Antigua: a cleaner, sportier finish if weight reduction is your top priority, and St.Barth for a more luxurious, comfortable finish, albeit with some weight penalty.

The C-Cat 48 is one of the most exciting designs to come out in the performance cruising category. It’s great to see this Italian catamaran out on the water. I’ll be queueing up for a test sail!

How much does a C-Cat 48 Cost? What is the price? Well, as always, we will cover ourselves by saying that it depends on the options you go for, but a very nice example will set you back around €750k plus taxes.

Technical Specification


14.80 m / 48' 7"


7.3m / 23' 11"


9.7 T / 21,385 lbs

Displ (Max)

13 T / 28,660 lbs

D / L


Draft Boards Up

0.57m / 1' 10"

Draft Boards Down

2.2m / 7' 3"


80 m² / 861 sq ft

Self Tack Jib

40 m² / 430 sq ft


53 m² / 570 sq ft


125 m² / 1345 sq ft

Code 0

90 m² / 969 sq m

Spi / Para

165 m² / 1776 sq ft

SA / D



2 x 35HP


2 x 130 L / 2x x 34 gal


300 L / 79 US gal


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A c lassic Gunboat, exceptionally reimagined.  

We’re pleased to present the opportunity to acquire a meticulously  upgraded Gunboat 48! T he “TRIBE” of the Gunboat 48’s, Hull #1 is the iconic yacht that established the Gunboat dream of safe, fast, fun cruising in an owner-operated size catamaran.

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Launched in 2004, reborn in 2022  

MALOLO was purchased in “original” condition and sailed by the owner from the Caribbean to Newport RI for a comprehensive, high-end makeover – structural, functional, and aesthetic. MALOLO was reinvented, making the most of the strong platform and proven design elements incorporating the latest Gunboat experience and technology. She was relaunched in 2022 with performance, comfort and style that set a new bar for the Gunboat 48s!

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At home at sea  

Modern class, with a splash of fun! This beautiful interior is meant to be lived in and enjoyed. The owner renovated the interior to enhance every aspect of boatlife, with high-quality equipment and particular attention to the smart, functional use of space. The light and airy salon and aft cockpit make the perfect setting for life at sea, with 360 degree views and convertible spaces for leisure, dining, and lounging. Cabins feature upgraded comforts and well placed amenities such as storage, lighting and power. Designed for family sabbatical cruising in comfort and style.

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Access the world! The real benefits of performance sailing are in full effect o n Malo lo . The ability to sail well in a wide range of conditions, and to reach destinations efficiently , opens up incredible possibilities. Enhanced cruising plans are the result of many features including:  

  • – Gunboat 48 performance design and lightweight construction
  • – Carbon fiber T-rudders with titanium cassettes for a smooth stable ride
  • – Deck layout and sails designed for comfortable, shorthanded operation
  • – Full suit of Doyle Sails (2022)
  • – Shallow draft and access to skinny waters with r etractable boards and rudders

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01. general specifications.

  • LOA 14.74 M 48.36 FT
  • LWL 14.00 M 45.11 FT
  • BOA 7.39 M 24.3 FT
  • DRAFT BOARD DOWN 2.25 M 7.38 FT
  • DRAFT BOARD UP 0.6 M 1.97 FT
  • MAST LENGTH 19.6 M 64.4 FT
  • FUEL CAPACITY 2 x 230 L 2 x 60 GAL
  • WATER CAPACITY 2 x 230 L 2 x 60 GAL

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A very important refit was carried out 2021 – 2022

– New Rudders – New Daggerboards and daggerboard cases – New solar panels – Deck Non-skid new – New deck hatches, deck house windows and portlights – New Interior cushions – New Paint for: Boom, Mast and Longeron (all white) – New interior varnish – New Deck hardware (winches and jammers) – New sails (Main, Jib, Screecher and A2) – New Engines and fuel lines – New bilge pumps – New watermaker – New freshwater pumps and Grey water pumps – New Tecma heads – New fridge/freezer X2 – Electrical system and wiring replaced – Navigation and electronics are all new – Windlass, chain and anchor are new – New tender (Highfield UL 340)


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All maneuvers are accessible from the helm station, located at the center of the boat. With a perfect view of the four corners of the catamaran and the sails, single-handed maneuvering is child’s play! After hoisting the mainsail on your own, using the electric winch in front of you, trimming and fine-tuning your sails with the mainsail and solent sheets, take the tiller, comfortably installed in the ergonomic seat, to enjoy unique steering pleasure. Returning to port, the engine controls and windlass are also within easy reach, guaranteeing seemless maneuvering.

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The 360° view from the saloon and cockpit of this blue water catamaran provides exceptional visibility of the water and the surrounding environment, contributing greatly to onboard comfort. Aboard the Outremer 45, whether sitting or standing, inside or outside, the vision is perfect. A crucial factor for serene cruising! No need to climb on deck to scan the horizon, night watches will never have seemed as comfortable as at the chart table!

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The very low boom allows easy access to the mainsail, lowers the sail’s center of effort and optimizes performance and comfort at sea. Access to the coachroof is made simple with just one step near the mast, and even the youngest can take part in maneuvers under the watchful eye of the skipper. When it’s time to reef or stow the sail, no acrobatics are required, and you stay safe. All these well-thought elements make the Outremer 45 the ideal catamaran for either beginners or a single-person crew.

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Length 48 ft
Beam 23.3 ft
Draught 4.1/ 6.6 ft
Air draught 66.9 ft
Displacement 8.7/ 11.1 t
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- Selftacking jib
- Gennaker
- Spinnaker
CE approval 8/ 16 p
Engines 2 x 30 HP

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Next stop the billabong pro in tahiti.

Back in September of last year, professional backcountry snowboarder and sailing enthusiast Travis Rice, accompanied by Ian Walsh, filmed a 2,500 nautical mile journey from Tahiti to Hawaii, on the back of his 48-foot Gunboat catamaran, Falcor * (which you can see above).

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It’s worth noting that even the most devoted JJF fan would never know of  Falcor  from eitherof his Instagram accounts. That John Florence is the owner of this gorgeous, wind-powered yacht and has forsaken the chance to flaunt it a la classic cinematic depictions of the  nouveau riche –popping bubbly for the camera, flanked by long-stemmed Hawaiian flowers, generally reveling in his success — is sure, a little disappointing. But it’s rather indicative of Florence’s understated civilian character out of a contest singlet.

More than the pursuit’s implied status, John has been long been intrigued by the freedom of the act of sailing itself. In his 2016 video series,  Twelve , John declared, “My ultimate goal with sailing is to be able to travel fast, cover long distances, and go surfing. I want to combine the two.”

Well, with the help of his new 48-foot cat, John has been doing just that.

His first major trip on Falcor was an inter-island cruise to Maui, for the Jaws swell back in January. Looking at the most promising system of the 17/18 season, John packed his trusty Green Iguana gun, enlisted a few of his hardest charging comrades, and set sail for the Valley Isle. Though the swell wasn’t as great as forecasted, John still  got his toes wet . 

But this 100-mile journey was only a test run for John’s true sailing ambitions. Luckily for him,  Falcor  is custom-built for lengthy excursions.

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Travis initially purchased Falcor in North Carolina, then sailed it through the Panama Canal, eventually landing in French Polynesia. Delivering the boat to John, Travis completed a trip he’d always dreamed of, sailing north through the Line Islands and up to Hawaii, just like the ancient Polynesians did all those centuries ago.

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Extreme comfort.

Traverse’s refit brief was clear. The owner wanted to incorporate all of the creature comforts of a cruising cat while preserving her go fast DNA. With the addition of a small generator and air conditioning, only a minimal amount of weight was added. These small nuances along with her existing plethora of systems resulted in a luxuriously appointed, fast catamaran that needs nothing.


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With her spacious salon and galley spanning the entire beam of the bridge deck, Traverse offers a bright and airy feel throughout. Forward of Salon is the entry door leading to the forward cockpit. Step up into the deck, walk forward and the large trampolines offer a comfortable space for relaxing in the elements. Aft of the Salon the large entry door and opening windows flow into the cockpit. Here you will find a large lounge pad to port and an outdoor dinette to starboard able to accommodate up to four.


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Gunboat 48 Specs & Details


  • LOA: 48 ft 3 in
  • DRAFT: 2 ft (min) / 7 ft 6 in (max)
  • BEAM: 24 ft 3 in
  • DISPLACEMENT: 17,700 lbs


  • ENGINES: 2 x Volvo D2-40
  • FUEL: 65 gal
  • FRESH WATER: 50 gal
  • HOLDING: 30 gal


  • Upgrade generator panel (2022)
  • Repaint bottom (2022)
  • All cutlass bearings replaced (2022)
  • Water tanks cleaned (2022)
  • Shafts and propellers serviced (2022)
  • All black water hoses replaced (2022)
  •  Engine removal, service and and refresh  (2022)
  • Engine beds re-painted (2022)
  • Cabin sole refinished in satin (2022)
  • Replace tender davit lines (2022)
  • New fuel tank for tender (2022)
  • Custom shelf installed (2022)
  • Domestic water pumps replaced starboard side (2022)
  • Repair and refinish all interior britework in satin (2022)
  • New anchor and chain (2022)
  • All winches and blocks serviced (2022)
  • Max Power bow thruster replaced (2021)
  • All water pumps replaced (2021)
  • All daggerboard rigging and hardware replaced/renewed (2021)
  • New Revere 6 man life raft (2021)
  • Bilge pumps added port and starboard (2021)
  • New house and start battery banks (2021)
  • Installation of Northern Lights generator/custom cabinetry for access (2021)
  • All Lewmar hatches replaced during deck painting (2021)
  • Upgrade full electronics suite (2021)
  • New GPIRB (2021)
  • Add refrigerator drawers (2021)
  • All associated plumbing and water heaters replaced (2021)
  • Repainting of deck and pilothouse in Oyster White (2021)
  • Both trampolines replaced (2021)
  • All solar panels and regulator replaced (2020)
  • Volvo 2,000-hour service (2019)
  • Peel entire bottom of both hulls re-core small areas where necessary, fair, prime, epoxy barrier coat and paint bottom with SeaHawk Cukote black (2020)
  • All winch motors and all winch switches replaced (2020)
  • All Harken steering components replaced and improved  (2020)
  • Removal of mast and  boom, remove and replace all hardware (2018)
  • Repainting of mast and boom in Matte Black (2018)
  • Removal of longeron and crossbeam re-paint matte black, replace hardware (2018)
  • Add dual Cruisair 12,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning (2017)
  • Remove and replace all windows (2017)
  • Remove and replace worn hatches (2017)
  • Repaint hull in glacier Blue Metallic (2017)
  • Bilge alarm system with bilge pump counter in both engine rooms (2018)
  • Replace all water pumps (2018)
  • Repainting of bottom (2018)
  • Volvo 1000 hr service including, removal and cleaning of heat exchangers (2018)
  • Remove and replace all standing rigging (2016)
  • Remove and replace all running rigging (2016)
  • Add dual 30 amp, Smart Plug shore power inlets(2016)
  • Mastervolt inverter/Charger (2016)
  • Racor dual fuel filters(2016)
  • Replace props and props shafts (2016)
  • Removal of dagger boards, add G10 backing plates for downhaul blocks (2016)


  • Hull and deck are of composite monocoque construction
  • Vacuum-bagged epoxy lamination
  • Hull finished in Alexseal Glacier Blue Metallic
  • Deck and Pilothouse finished in Oyster White
  • Foam core sandwiched between bi-axial & uni-directional glass with kevlar and carbon fibres
  • Kevlar laminate integrated into hull bottoms and topsides
  • Carbon fibre inner skins additional strangth and weight savings
  • Carbon fibre longitudinal’s, ring frames and crossbeams for added strength
  • Sacrificial “false” bow and forefoot offers impact protection
  • Cavernous bow lockers with storage rack for spare rudder (port)
  • Watertight bulkheads fore and aft
  • Six watertight compartments incorporated into each hull
  • Kevlar woven into laminate around daggerboard trunks
  • Carbon fibre daggerboards
  • Carbon fibre rudders
  • Carbon fibre chain plates
  • Forward cockpit with integral molded propane locker/seat
  • Second steering wheel forward of Pilothouse in cockpit
  • Molded transom locker and walk through, starboard hull
  • Rudder cassette access doors on bottom step of port and starboard sugar scoops
  • Integrally molded tender davits with twin Lewmar power winches
  • Gebo oval opening hull ports throughout
  • Two  Lewmar 44 escape hatches amidships
  • Custom carbon stanchions with twin spectra lifelines
  • Enormous storage lockers forward both port and starboard bows
  •  Lewmar 70 access hatches allow access to forward bilge
  • Molded steps on forward A pillars leading onto pilothouse roof
  • Wide storage lockers along transom accessible from cockpit
  • Teak decking in cockpit with back caulked seams
  • Oyster White non skid deck paint
  • Oyster white paint color in interior cockpit


  • Pre-Preg Carbon fibre autoclave cured boom section
  • Cleats on starboard and port sides of mast
  • Folding mast steps
  • Integral carbon fibre lazy cradle pads
  • Matte Black Alexseal finish
  • Line jammer on starboard side of mast
  • Folding steps on side of mast
  • Spreader mounts for radome, gps, and sirius antennas
  • PVC conduit for all electrical runs
  • Carbon fibre gooseneck
  • SS Mast step including integral pad eyes for for all mast base blocks
  • Carbon spreaders
  • Pre-Preg carbon fibre autoclave cured Main mast
  • Doyle Stack Pack
  • Folding Wichard pad eyes for mainsheet attachments
  • Pad eyes for tack and clew lashing attachments
  • Dual 3:1 Harken mainsheet system led forward to cockpit
  • Three Spinlock rope clutches for mainsail furling
  • Dual Harken mainsheet blocks aft.
  • Single carbon fibre spar/sprit
  • Integral headstay and Solent tangs
  • Integral anchor roller assembly
  • Integral hawse pipe for anchor rode
  • Carbon fibre one piece spar with integral tangs for clevis pins
  • Carbon fibre Martingales
  • Carbon fibre tapered spreader


  • Aramid fibre Cap shrouds with turnbuckle terminations
  • Aramid fibre Lower shrouds with Spectra terminations
  • Aramid fibre forestay with turnbuckle termination
  • Rod diamond shrouds with turnbuckle terminations(2019)


  • High Performance cordage used throughout
  • Main topping lift
  • Single Main halyard
  • Dual Mainsheets led forward to cockpit
  • Triple Mainsail reefing lines
  • Single Solent jib halyard with snap shackle termination
  • Single solent jib sheet
  • Single 2:1 A5 schreecher halyard
  • Single spectra tack line for A5 furler
  • Dual A5 Code sheets
  • Single halyard for spinnakers with snap shackle terminations
  • Dual guys for running chute
  • Single tack line for A-symmetrical spinnaker
  • Dual sheets for A-symmetrical spinnaker
  • Spectra Longeron stays lash to SS pad eyes inboard, both bows
  • Spectra lashing strops at mast step for all lead blocks
  • Chain to Spectra steering control lines
  • Four spectra daggerboard control lines
  • Spectra lashed trampoline terminations


  • Lewmar Ocean Series 3000 windlass
  • Spade 140 primary anchor
  • 3/8″ Hi tensile chain with 250′ three strand nylon rode
  • Fortress folding secondary anchor
  • Spectra mooring bridle with snap shackle (2019)
  • Eight Nomen folding cleats
  • Four  40′-5/8″ docking lines
  • Two 35′-5/8″ docking lines
  • Six 12″ X 36″ fenders
  • Carbon fibre chafe protection pads finished in Alexseal hi gloss clear
  • Two large inflatable fenders
  • Exit Engineering carbon fibre folding pasarelle
  • Spare Rudder spec’d and constructed by M&M (2020)
  • All serviceable Harken steering components replaced (2022)
  • Doyle fully-battened Square top Stratis mainsail, 1056 sq. ft. (2020)
  • Harken B-system Anomoly headboard(2020)
  • Five full length Batten pockets with Bluestreak battens (2020)
  • Two reefing points
  • Doyle Stratis Solent self tacking jib,419 sq. ft. (2020)
  • Doyle Stratis A5 screecher on top down furler (2018)
  • Reaching spinnaker
  • Running spinnaker


  • Deep center cockpit
  • Teak decking with black caulk seams
  • Four deck drains, one at each corner with SS drain screens
  • Four Integral molded steps on forward corners for ease of ingress/egress
  • Forward facing seat with custom seat back and dual tank propane locker
  • Lewmar Ocean 3000 windlass with large chain locker
  • Lewmar Foot switches for windlass control
  • Six deep line storage line locker/cubbies with overboard drainage
  • Twin Lewmar 58 self-tailing Ocean Series electric primary winches
  • Single Lewmar self tailing Ocean Series 48 manual secondary winch (2017)
  • Dual 30 A Smart Plug shore power inlets
  • Dual shore power entry breakers
  • Spreader light switch
  • Raymarine autopilot control head
  • Raymarine multi display
  • Carbon fibre steering wheel covered in hand stitched elk hyde


  • Large aft cockpit finished in Oyster White
  • Cockpit sole finished in teak with black caulk seams
  • Mahogany dining table finished in Hi-gloss 24″X32″ (closed) / 24″X 48″ (opened)
  • Athwartship seating with storage below. Cushions finished in Blue Ultra-leather
  • Carbon fibre dining table pedestal with 110V outlet, finished in clear
  • Port daybed outboard. Cushions finished in blue Ultra Leather
  • Three storage lockers under port daybed with locking hatches
  • Two large transom lockers with EPIRB storage
  • Transom locker starboard.
  • Twin Lewmar 34 Ocean Series electric self-tailing davit winches
  • LED footlights throughout
  • Dimmable Overhead LED cockpit lighting
  • Large sliding Main Salon entry door
  • Two large opening aft windows
  • Raymarine Multi-function display mounted inboard on transom
  • Three cockpit drains with custom SS drain screens
  • Large Edson tempered glass sliding entry door
  • Quarter sawn Brazilian mahogany cabin sole
  • African Cherry veneer lightweight foam cored cabinetry throughout
  • L-shaped dinette to starboard with ample storage below.
  • Brazilian Mahogany folding dining table finished in hi-gloss.
  • Table size is 24″X32″ closed, 32″X48″, opened
  • Imtra Overhead dimmable LED lighjting
  • Imtra Halogen reading lamps (four)
  • Watertight door forward to access center cockpit
  • Lewmar 70 hatch with magnetic catch


  • African Cherry veneer, lightweight foam cored cabinetry throughout
  • Edson carbon fibre/wood rimmed triple spoke wheel
  • Custom twin wheel bevelhead for dual steering station
  • Edson carbon fibre outer wheel wrapped in hand stitched elk hyde (forward)
  • Morse SS engine controls, starboard of wheel
  • Twin Volvo engine panels on forward bulkhead behind wheel
  • Standard Horizion VHF
  • Max Power thruster control
  • Raymarine  dual autopilot units (2021)
  • Raymarine multi displays (2021)
  • Raymarine chart plotter (2021)
  • Selector for port or starboard drive units
  • Windlass control with up/down functionality
  • Chart light, red/white
  • Nav station desk with
  • Water tight door accesses forward cockpit
  • Lewmar 70 opening hatch to forward cockpit
  • 110V outlet
  • USB 12 V outlet
  • Vertical Cherry hand rail adjacent to forward watertight door
  • Backlit Ritchie compass
  • Lewmar 30 overhead opening hatches above helm
  • Opposing hatch hinges, one opens forward, one aft
  • Screen and blackout shades for overhead hatches
  •  Large U-shaped 35″ countertop, finshed in cream Corian
  • Force-10 three burner cooktop, with oven and electric ignition.
  • SS microwave oven mounted outboard, below countertop
  • Sundanzer top loading refrigerator, 6 cubic ft. capacity. Top finished in cream Corian
  • WAECO dual voltage freezer/refrigerator located in passageway port, aft
  • Large dual basin SS sink
  • Safe shower  Gourmet galley pullout faucet with spray head
  • Dedicated pure water tap with hand pump
  • Ample storage lockers and drawers throughout both sides of Island
  • Water manifold (3 way) for water maker filling
  • Two 110V AC power outlets
  • Air conditioning vent outboard
  • (5) Drawers adjacent to sink
  • (2) 20 lb metric equivalent propane bottles in cockpit locker
  • Trident Marine 12V solenoid shutoff switch
  • Propane detector
  • Integral cutlery rack in countertop
  • Top and front loading waste receptacle aft inboard corner of galley


  •  Master stateroom finished in Oyster White
  • African Cherry veneer over lightweight foam cored cabinetry throughout
  • King berth with hinged foam mattress allowing access to engine room below
  • Storage locker with 3 deep shelves
  • Concorde Halogen reading lamps at head of berth inboard and over shelf
  • Dual Lewmar 60 hatches with OceanAire screen/blackout shades.
  • Gebo portlights with GEBO screens throughout
  • Calfumo 3 speed fans
  • Twin bookshelves adjacent to berth
  • Custom shelf built with reading light and charging ports (2020)
  • SS hanging hooks
  • Steps on dagger board trunk for easy access to berth
  • Ceiling mounted hand rail
  • Sunbrella privacy curtain


  • Study finished in Oyster White
  • Multiple lockers inboard with ample storage
  • Single berth/daybed with storage lockers
  • Gebo opening portlights outboard
  • Desktop in African Cherry veneer over lightweight foam core
  • Concorde Halogen reading lamp at head of berth and over desk
  • Lewmar 60 opening transom mounted hatch


  • Full length solid entry door in Oyster White
  • All surfaces finished in Oyster White
  • Vanity with single sink basin finished in white Corian
  • Vanity with Corian custom countertops, seat, and wash basin
  • Large bulkhead mounted mirror over vanity
  • Lewmar 30 hatch with OceanAir blind/screen system
  •  Gebo Portlights
  • Concorde Halogen reading lamp over vanity
  • TECMA Silence Plus macerating head (pump replaced 2022)
  • Hanging hooks
  • Large shower enclosure finished Oyster White
  • Lewmar  30 hatch in shower, overhead with OceanAir blind/screen
  • Solid Cherry fold down bench seat
  • Automatic shower sump
  • Bulkhead mounted LED lights in shower stall
  • Towel hooks


  • Master stateroom finished in Oyster White
  • Queen berth with hinged foam mattress allowing access to water maker below
  • Storage cabinets throughout
  • Lewmar 40 hatch overhead with OceanAir blind/screen system.
  • Gebo portlights
  • Calfumo three speed fan
  • Cherry handholds
  • Calfumo 3 speed fan


  • Queen berth with hinged foam mattress allowing access to engine room below
  • Cabinets with three shelves
  • Single hanging locker
  • Twin bookshelves adjacent to berth with USB power outlets
  • Cherry hand rail
  • Athwartship vanity with single sink basin finished in white Corian
  • Gebo Portlights
  • TECMA Silence Plus macerating head (pump replaced 2022)
  • Concorde Halogen reading lamps over vanity
  • Solid Cherry fold down bench seat in wet head
  • Twin Volvo Penta D2-40 marine diesel engines
  • 3134 hours-starboard / 3328 hours-port
  • Custom water lift mufflers
  • Aquadrive shaft coupling system
  • Max Power retractable bow thruster
  • Tides Marine Shaft seals
  • New props and shafts (2016)
  • Dual Racor fuel filtration system (2016)
  • Volvo engine monitoring panels with integral tachometer, fuel, hours, temperature, ammeters, water temperature and oil pressure audio alarms
  • Morse single lever engine/throttle controls
  • Oil transfer pumps plumbed to engines and marine gear
  • Dual 60 gallon baffled diesel tanks with inspection ports and shut off's on tank feeds
  • Dual deck  fuel fills
  • Dual Racor filter/water separators with vacuum gauges (2016)
  • Tank Tender tank monitoring for fuel, waste, and domestic water
  • Dessalator D60 12V Automatic water maker (2022)
  • Dual 60 gallon water tanks
  • Dual fresh water deck fills
  • Dual 20 gallon polyethlene waste tanks
  • Dual pressurized domestic water systems, dedicated port and starboard
  • Superstor 10 gallon hot water, port (2022)
  • Superstor 20 gallon hot water heater, starboard (2022)
  • Heat exchanger plumbed to domestic water
  • All sanitation hose replaced(2021)
  • Dual Black Water pump out deck fittings
  • Redundant fresh water pumps port and starboard
  • Dual domestic water accumulator tanks
  • All thru-hull fittings below water line flush mounted
  • Marelon seacocks throughout
  • All hoses double clamped for redundancy
  •  All solar panels and regulator replaced (2020)
  • Dual Ample High-output alternators (2016)
  • Four AGM 255 amp deep cycle house batteries
  • Single AGM starting battery
  • Dual Smartplug 30 amp shore power inets (2016)
  • Battery storage under steps to each hull
  • Ample EMON Electrical monitoring system
  • Ample Smart V3 Battery charge regulator
  • Mastervolt inverter/charger (2017)
  • Dual Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning (2017)
  • Trident propane solenoid switch
  • Butane solenoid warning alarm
  • Foot lights in aft cockpit, forward cockpit, foredeck, hallways, galley, nav station
  • 110V AC outlets in berths
  • 110V AC Outlets (1 each), heads (1 each),  salon (1 each, galley (2), and aft cockpit (1)
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Lopolight 12V LED navigation lights
  • Binnacle light
  • Lopolight 12VLED anchor light
  • Lopologht steaming light


  • Raymarine Axiom12" Multi function Radar/Chartplotter (2021)
  • Raymarine 1705 multi function displays (2021)
  • Raymarine EV-400 Autopilot (2020)
  • Dual Raymarine depth sounders
  • Raymarine master autopilot control/head and wiring (2021)
  • Raymarine Wireless Autopilot control
  • Raymarine Raystar 150 GPS antenna (2021)
  • ICOM VHF IC-M506(2021)
  • Fusion stereo and speaker system(2017)
  • 2010 11' AB Aluminium RIB
  • Removable athwartship seat
  • Yamaha 9.9 HP two stroke
  • Six gallon fuel tank
  • Six foot fuel hose
  • Raymarine AIS class B-transponder
  • 406 GPIRB(2022)
  • Six man liferaft (2022)
  • Handheld VHF
  • Edson manual emergency bilge pump mounted on plywood base

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