Mission

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Richard Matthews presenting the Gunfleet 43 during the Southampton show 2011
Richard Matthews presenting the Gunfleet 43 during the Southampton show 2011

Mission, Background and Experience 

Gunfleet’s mission is simple - to efficiently build comfortable, fast, seaworthy cruising yachts of exquisite quality and support them with an after sales service that is second to none.

Built with pride in Great Britain, Gunfleet yachts combine innovative and stylish design with the latest technology and are rich in practical, seamanlike features because, while design moves forward, the sea never changes.

Before creating Gunfleet, Founder, Richard Matthews, spent over 35 years building up one of the UK’s most successful yacht companies, Oyster, which he sold in 2008. Looking for a new challenge, the idea of utilising all these years of experience to form a new yacht building brand proved irresistible and the Gunfleet range of performance, variable draft cruising yachts was launched.

The Gunfleet brand is operated by Windboats Marine.  Moulding and fitting out is carried out at their two sites in Norfolk, then the yachts are launched and commissioned at Fox’s Marina in Ipswich, where the Sales Office is located.

Windboats is one of the oldest yacht yards in the country, now approaching it centenary.  It has a rich history, which includes thirty years of fitting out nearly 300 Oyster yachts up to 72ft.