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Second Gunboat 80 launched and named Agave

15 May 2024 • Written by Dea Jusufi

The second unit in the 24.7-metre Gunboat 80 series has been launched and named Agave. She now joins her sistership Highland Fling XVIII on the water, who sports a custom red exterior.

The cruising catamaran is said to "apply the latest race boat technology for the sailing lifestyle". This includes a wave-piercing bow and a coachroof-stepped mast, positioned further aft than previous Gunboat designs for a more balanced sail plan and centre of gravity. 

Engineering is courtesy of VPLP Design in collaboration with the French shipyard. The model's "ultra-sleek look" is owed to Christophe Chedal Angaly whose design features a low profile, wraparound cabin top windows and long topside windows.

Agave has a custom spars package by Lorima that features a 31-metre rotating mast, a box boom with outriggers, a longeron and a crossbeam constructed in ultralight prepreg carbon fibre – as are the superstructure and bulkheads.

While interiors are undisclosed, the model is known for its spacious saloon and "bright and airy" cockpit, which houses accommodation for up to eight. This includes an owner's cabin with the potential for a separate office or lounge.

Agave is equipped with t-foils, said to reduce pitching "by around 30 per cent" in the Caribbean while increasing average speeds. She also benefits from upgraded rigging and deck hardware throughout, including titanium fittings.

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Gunboat   24.65 m •  2024

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