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Question Miami Boat Show- Any Gunboats Attending?

I was just curious to know if anyone who owns or knows of an owner attending with a Gunboat was going to be at the Miami show in a few weeks? I have always really wanted to see one in person and any insight if you guys/gals can provide would be appreciated!
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Ok, I'll bite...what's a "Gunboat" ?
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Ok, I'll bite...what's a "Gunboat" ?
It's one of these! Very fast! Cam Lewis had been sailing this one around Penobscot Bay and it anchored behind us one night. I'm not a cat guy but if I was......

A Gunboat 48 would be my choice..

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Ok, I'll bite...what's a "Gunboat" ?

It's a BEAUTIFUL crusing/racing cat thats fast and light weight. Look at the gallery of their site and check out the video they have of their 62' in action- it is UNREAL the performance it has! Just go to gunboat dot com and check them out(can't post link yet cause i have too little posts )
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Yep there it is! Thanks halekai36 for the pic! Man so you got to see it? Is it as pretty as it is in person like the pics show or? I would love to sail one one day!
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South African built, and sailed to the States on their own hulls. As I understand the Sail portion of the Miami show is at Miamar marina, so I wouldn't expect a large number of boats in the water, with the size and configuration there normally.

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Gunboats are very high-end luxury catamarans designed by the firm Melvin and Morelli. They also designed Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes IIRC.

One of my favorite videos is from the Safaricharter.com website, which is for a Gunboat 62. The video shows it passing a Reichel Pugh 80 racing monohull like the poor leadmine is going backwards... You can see the video at www.safaricharter.com

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We interupt your regularly scheduled program to note I gotta take a picture of the trimaran with the candy striped mast for the Dawg.

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I look forward to seeing that photo. LOL... Thanks john..

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Gunboats will be sailing as a class in the Heineken Regatta here in St. Maarten next month. Good time and palce to see a fleet in action.
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