Nominated for the European Yacht of the Year, the Gunfleet 58 combines a stunning profile with excellent performance and best in class accommodation and features.
This is a powerful sailing yacht that delivers real performance and a rewarding helming experience that will delight the most demanding of yachtsmen. Clean, undistorted hull lines, an upright stem and long waterline, and generous beam carried well aft, all point to an excellent performance profile.
Variable draft and twin rudders as standard
Her ballasted shoal draft keel, with deep centerboard, gives her serious upwind potential with the convenience of ultra-shoal draft. The benefits from twin rudders have to be experienced to be believed. The Gunfleet 58 carries virtually no weather helm even when pressed to the wind or when close-reaching with spinnaker with maximum heel. Steering remains finger-light with total control at all times. The absence of helm weight means zero fatigue for helmsman or autopilot.
Properly protected helm stations
Clean and uncluttered, the deck is easy to move around when sailing. The twin ‘Flightdeck’ helm positions feel secure as they are set down on deck, properly protected, so the helmsman steers from ‘in’, not ‘on’ the boat. There is easy access to the cockpit from the aft deck without a hazardous climb over coachroof or coamings.
Easy, short-handed sailing
This large yacht can still be sailed short or even single-handed with ease. Powered winches, furlers and traveller are all within reach of the helmsman. The forward cockpit is indeed completely devoid of ropes, enabling guests to relax in comfort around the beautiful custom cockpit table.
A huge lazarette and a forward sail locker
The Gunfleet 58 is the only yacht in its class to offer a huge full-width lazarette in addition to a deep forward sail locker. She is also available with an optional hydraulic stern platform in lieu of the standard open ‘sugar scoop’ stern.
Light, spacious and supremely stylish accommodation
Below decks, you are immediately struck by the sense of light and space in the stylish saloon. The whole accommodation feels spacious and uncluttered with huge attention to detail throughout. The accommodation flows beautifully and is flooded with light thanks to overhead skylights and panoramic hull windows in all principal cabins. Every space has the feel of a larger yacht and none more so than the spectacular master cabin aft. There are three additional sleeping cabins, one of which is en-suite and a first-class walk-in engine room. Careful attention to sound insulation ensures below decks on the Gunfleet 58 is a very pleasant place to be – even underway.