The latest and greatest in Gunboat's line of performance catamarans, Gunboat 5701 VaiVai has just launched and is turning heads up and down the US East Coast.
Whether sipping wine with friends on a sunset harbor cruise or powered up and flying a hull over the finish line, VaiVai's lightweight all carbon build and state-of-the-art sailing systems make her a dream to sail. Translated from Italian to "GoGo" - this boat represents the gold standard of high performance sailing without sacrificing cruising comfort and style. Full wraparound windows in the main salon afford incredible 360-degree visibility, with an aft enclosure that can be rolled up or removed completely for an indoor/outdoor feel.
Sailing becomes effortless when everything is at your fingertips. From the central helm and navigation center you can self-tack the jib with a turn of the wheel and control all lines, halyards and furlers at an arm's reach. An over-sized retractable moonroof above the helm allows clear view of your sails and large step-through sliding windows forward gives you access to the bow area and gives that "wind in your hair" sensation that all sailors know and love.
The state of the art interior is elegant in its sleek simplicity. Lightweight carbon fiber tables and counters are offset by clean white surfaces and muted fabrics create the feeling of peace and serenity. Two spacious and air-conditioned VIP staterooms are located in each hull, each boasting queen sized beds with spectacular views from long wide topside windows. Ensuite heads are located forward giving each cabin the feel of maximum space and privacy.
The five-star galley is located just down the companionway in the port aft hull. Preparing meals is a pleasure with beautiful views out the topside windows and ample counter, sink and storage space. State-of-the-art appliances abound, with a Miele 4-burner cooktop, Miele oven and Vitrifrigo stainless steel stacking refrigerator and fridge/freezer drawer units. Should work combine with pleasure while you are out on a pleasure cruise, the air conditioned owner's office/pilot's berth with a large carbon fiber desk is located in the starboard aft hull. This office easily converts to an extra crew berth with plenty of extra storage and a Miele washing machine.
Whether you are a thrill seeker looking to push the limits of performance sailing or a savvy cruiser with an eye for the finer things in life who enjoys sailing in speed, comfort and style - Gunboat 57 VaiVai is a true winner.
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Incredible 360 degree visibility via the Salon windows
Aft enclosure, which can be rolled in position or removed completely and stowed under the day bed for a true ‘Med-Style’ back
Sliding companionway doors to foredeck
Custom Fixed Hull Windows (2) with visibility out from:
Passive ventilation to berths
24V Fans at each berth, galley and office/pilot berth
Custom fit Ocean Air combination blinds/screens for each deck hatch in living spaces
Blinds for forward and side salon windows
Upgraded SS Lewmar Flush Deck Hatches with integral drains:
Constructed in female molds for minimum weight and immaculate exterior finish
Composite sandwich construction, post-cured in oven, for maximum strength
Vacuum-bagged, infused post-cured epoxies, Core-Cell foam sandwich core construction with carbon fiber skins and carbon fiber reinforcing
Watertight bulkheads to seal off bow and stern compartments
Molded impact diffusing false bows (replaceable)
Additional water tight compartments in each hull
Structural composite hull floors to save weight and add stiffness
Daggerboards with carbon structural beam and reinforced leading and trailing edges
Integral carbon fiber chain plates
Optimized Southern Spars High-modulus rotating wing mast finished in clear coat
Engineered for offshore high performance racing/cruising
Specification & sizes have been calculated based on the yacht being able to fly the windward hull.
Emphasis on saving weight and building a safe, stiff & reliable rig.
Carbon Fiber Modulus UD material: High Modulus pre-preg
Carbon Fiber Modulus 45&90 deg material: Standard modulus pre-preg
Section Size: 470 x 255mm wing tool
Tube length: 26.0m
Mainsail – North Sails Square Top Mainsail 3Di 760 29,400 Dpi
Solent – North Sails 3Di 780 32,000 Dpi
Staysail- North Sails 3Di 760 19,600 Dpi
J1- North Sails 3Di 780 19,600 Dpi
R1- North Sails CZ 90 GP DP
C-Tech Luff Receptacles
Harken CB cars
All control lines led to forward working cockpit
Maffioli high tech spectra/dyneema stripped race-boat style halyards and control lines equipped with lashing ends, including:
ECsix Cap Shroud T800
ECsix Diamond T800
ECsix Martingale T800
Custom torsional luff cable for Assym, Frac0, Staysail
Custom structural cable for Solent
Custom loops for tacks
Custom loops for shrouds
Deck layout optimized for shorthanded sailing
(2) Harken 60.3STHP Performa Racing 3 speed self tailing winch with toe controls for all lines in working cockpit
(1) Harken 60.3STHP Performa Racing 3 speed self tailing winch with toe controls on port lower mast
(1) Harken 50.2STP Performa Racing 2 speed self tailing manual winch on starboard lower mast
Spinlock Clutches & Jammers for:
Captive reel winch mounted in aft beam for davit control lines.
Harken mainsheet traveller system on aft beam with control lines led to forward cockpit.
(2) 10” one-touch aluminum locking winch handles with holders
Self-tacking 2:1 Solent jib sheet system consisting of:
Frac0 and Asym sheet system consists of Harken blocks lead to custom thru deck sheaves
Custom Mastbase Jibsheet sheave
Spectra knotless mesh forward trampolines, with Spectra border line, individual spectra lashings every 4” for maximum safety
Ti64 Titanium padeyes
24V Electric hydraulic pump
Controls buttons at helm/winch plinth/coachroof stations for:
Hydraulic lines and supply to:
(4) 50’ X 3⁄4” Mega Braid docklines with chafe protected eyes
(4) 25’ x 3⁄4 ” Mega Braid docklines with chafe protected eyes
(4) 12” X 36” Inflatable fenders with covers
(2) 18” x 60” Inflatable fenders with covers
Anchor bridle with Quickline Ultra-Grab shackle that clips onto the chain
Custom anchor barber hauler system
Composite anchor roller and conduit integral in longeron below forestay
Lewmar Hydraulic windlass system:
(2) Yanmar 3JH5E 39HP Diesel Engines with SD60 Saildrive transmission
Lithium Ion Battery Bank 900 amp hours 24V
(2) 54 gallon diesel fuel tank (Port & Starboard)
Shorepower to handle both 50/60hz. Shorepower runs through the battery charger and then inverters for all house services for the cleanest energy aboard. This enables the vessel to connect anywhere in the world to shorepower.
House Service in both 12/24 VDC with converters
1596 watt 24V solar system mounted on the pilothouse roof, with charge controllers - enough for an energy conscious couple to live off the grid.
BEP Marine CZONE Bus system:
Diverse Electronics designed and integrated
B&G Zeus 12” Display at helm station
B&G Dual hydraulic autopilot systems with crossover switch
B&G Dual depth/speed
B&G Hercules H5000 Performance package
B&G H5000 Graphic display (3)
B&G H5000 3D Motion Sensor
B&G GPS Antenna
B&G Rudder sensor
B&G Mast rotation sensor
Diverse Load Cells
B&G Barometric pressure
B&G Broadband radar on spreader
B&G V90 VHF
B&G H50 Wireless handheld VHF
B&G Go Free Wireless Module
Iridium 9555 Handset
Ditch-bag equipped with basic survival supplies for four days
(2) Horseshoe rings
(4) Handheld fire extinguishers
Automatic fire extinguisher system in each engine bay
(2) 64 gallon freshwater tank with cleanout port (Port & Starboard)
(2) 23 gallon greywater tank with cleanout port (Port & Starboard)
(2) 25 gallon blackwater tank with cleanout port (Port & Starboard)
Spectra Catalina 24V Z-ION 340Z Watermaker
Hot and cold pressure fresh water system
Hot and cold pressure shower in port transom
(2) 20 gallon hot water calorifier
Salt water anchor washdown
Fresh water Hot/Cold washdown (Port)
Fresh water Cold washdown (Starboard)
(12) Electric bilge pumps
(1) portable emergency manual bilge pump
All Marelon flush mounted thru-hull fittings below waterline
All seacocks labeled with tags. All easily accessible. Emergency wood bungs attached to each.
All plumbing hoses are double clamped below waterline where applicable
Tank gauges and monitoring via the Czone bus system:
Professional photos by Bill Black Photography
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
449 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840