The Gunboat 68 is the culmination of over 15 years of development within the fleet. It honors the past while boldly moving into the future. A dream team of designers has developed the platform with close coordination from the existing owners and crew, as well as industry insiders. The core design team includes VPLP design and interior/exterior stylist Christophe Chedal Anglay and Patrick le Quément.
|The Launch of Gunboat 6801|
“Proud empty-nesters, we’re excited to share highlights from the launch, sea trials, and first sailing adventures of Gunboat 68 CONDOR.”
After leaving the factory in March, CONDOR set off on an Atlantic crossing to the Caribbean, with plans to enjoy Caribbean island hopping before cruising the Bahamas en route to the New England summer.
The Gunboat team carefully guarded this first handover, ticking off the rest of the 1250 point checklist during sea trials – the culmination of which had the owner of 6801 asking if we were done polishing the anchor so they could make wakes already. But it was all out of love and passion for the project. We’re confident in our testing and quality control measures and ensuring that all learnings feed immediately back into production and our processes.
Now start the sightings and organic media attention to a project that has been under our roof for the past 2+ years, and we’re ready to sit back (definitely not with our feet up, read below) and watch the reactions to our first Gunboat 68.
The first public opportunities to see the Gunboat 68 will be Newport International Boat Show September 12th-15th and Cannes Yachting Festival September 10th-15th. Interested in joining the fleet? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to begin consulting with us and schedule a private showing.