No Jumping the Gun(boat) here

A well-thought-out sailing cat built to CE class for a reason.

Yachts, Concept, Nigel Irens
Gunboat 78
Gunboat 78 has the luxury of larger yachts, minus all of the rules and regulations (and headaches that come hand in hand with those).Courtesy Nigel Irens Design

This CE Category oceangoing yacht concept by Nigel Irens Design is the maximum length for its classification, measuring 78 feet 7 inches LOA.

Gunboat 78 will have a vacuum-bagged, epoxy foam sandwich, Nomex aramid honeycomb and carbon fiber inner skins' lightweight build. Its size just fits into the CE class requirements, allows more room for equipment and avoids the heavy code regulations of larger yachts.

The catamaran will feature 5 double cabins with ensuite heads, including 2 master cabins, and a large salon.

Yachts, Concept, Nigel Irens
Gunboat 78
You can feel the catamaran accelerating with just the slightest gust of wind.Courtesy Nigel Irens Design
Yachts, Concept, Nigel Irens
Gunboat 78
Minimal motion is required for smooth sailing as a result of the waterline.Courtesy Nigel Irens Design