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    Gunboat, Man O War ?

    Doesn’t look as “stern down” as some of the other 55/57s. Any word on how she sails?
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    Gunboat Paint?

    Soma is now @karst…
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    Gunboat Paint?

    @Soma or @Greenflash should be able to tell you…
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    And now there's a Gunboat 68 for sale (GB6804)

    Tracker shows the boat as retired with a message, “All safe Returning to port.”
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    And now there's a Gunboat 68 for sale (GB6804)

    Looks like they’re heading for the North Pole compared to the fleet…something wrong with the boat?
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    And now there's a Gunboat 68 for sale (GB6804)

    Looks like the listing for 6804 is no longer on Yachtworld. Anybody know if it sold, and if so at what price? Curious given the $4.9M asking price for Moondoggie…
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    And now there's a Gunboat 68 for sale (GB6804)

    Hmmm..I know a couple of the early boats, including the infamous Rainmaker, were 55s. Not sure which was the first 57 conversion and whether that was made permanent in the series. @Soma or @Greenflash - can you answer?
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    And now there's a Gunboat 68 for sale (GB6804)

    Not to completely hijack the thread, but weren’t all of the late 55s actually 57s?  I thought they extended the transom on all of the hulls to try and combat the “stern down” effect because the boat came in way over target weight..
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    And now there's a Gunboat 68 for sale (GB6804)

    Interesting point.  Given demands on time, even for “semi-retired” ultra-wealthy folks, I can imagine crew is basically a necessity.  As complex as these boats are, the upkeep has to be a pain in the ass a magnitude or two above and beyond simpler and more affordable catamarans.
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    Gunboat 80

    It will be interesting to see, but I can’t imagine they’d do anything other than try to provide a small amount of lift with foils. I’m wondering if they’ll have two mast and rigging options like they do on the 68 - cruising and regatta.
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    Gunboat 80

    It seems like things are picking up, but realistically they’re averaging less than 2 68s a year.  I can’t believe the business model is built on that low a volume, but maybe it is with the dramatic increase in prices.  Only GLY knows for sure…
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    And now there's a Gunboat 68 for sale (GB6804)

    @Soma or @Greenflash are probably best qualified to answer that question.  The real question probably isn’t whether it CAN be sailed by owners (they definitely can be - Tribe was built by PJ to cruise the world with his family), but rather when should you consider bringing on professional crew...
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    And now there's a Gunboat 68 for sale (GB6804)

    He sold the Mod 70 over a year ago I believe.  Somebody pointed it out in one of the threads here as it’s been re-wrapped/painted and has a new name.
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    And now there's a Gunboat 68 for sale (GB6804)

    Sad to see Phaedo just sitting.  Has she been taken out in years?  Seems like Lloyd lost interest in her after the Transpacific dismasting.  Kind of surprised she hasn’t been offered for sale at this point.  I don’t think she’s been in a regatta in what, maybe 5 years?
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    And now there's a Gunboat 68 for sale (GB6804)

    Yeah, I was waiting for the Titanic reenactment on the bowsprit. Looked staged, and I hope to God it wasn’t the actual owner.
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