Gunboat sailing catamaran Sunshine sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 27.43 metre sailing catamaran Sunshine, listed for sale by Gunboat International, has been sold with the buyer introduced by Alex Clarke at Denison Yachting.
Built in carbon composite by South African yard Gunboat, Sunshine was delivered in 2010 as a fast, comfortable cruising yacht. Her light and spacious interior by Rhoades Young panelled in birch veneer accommodates up to eight guests in four double cabins, all with Maretron entertainment centres, queen sized beds and en suite shower facilities.
In the saloon to port are two L-shaped settees with twin coffee tables that convert to make a large dining table. To starboard is the galley and bar. In the centre is an island that contains the entertainment centre including a 40-inch flatscreen Runco HD television on a hydraulic lift, refrigeration and storage lockers. Forward of the centre island is the helm station with surrounding instrumentation and monitors. To either side of the wheel are stainless steel sliding doors leading to both the forward cockpit and sailing controls. To starboard of the helm is a settee.
On the technical side, her deck hardware includes Lewmar flush deck hatches and Marlow sheets and halyards with Dyneema core. She also boasts an impressive Hall Spars carbon rotating wing mast and a Hall Spars carbon Park Avenue boom. Under power, twin 190hp Yanmar diesel engines allow a cruising speed of eight knots, topping out at 12 knots.
Sunshine was asking $11,000,000.