Setting a new benchmark in this size range
The Gunfleet 74 offers an unbeatable range of features usually only found on much larger yachts, not surprising given the amount of experience behind this project. Like her smaller sisters, the Gunfleet 74 features an anchorage friendly, low centre of gravity, shoal draft, bulb keel with a centreboard and twin rudders. Hence this 74 footer draws just 2.06 metres ‘board up’ but has a sailing draft of 4.11 metres.
Designed for performance
The 74’s performance orientated sail plan is complemented by a choice of cutter gear or a solent jib with hydraulic furling on both headstays for ease of handling. The standard rig is a fully battened mainsail, but in-mast furling or in-boom furling are also available.
Separate cockpits for guests and crew
On deck, the 74 is designed for ease of operation by professional crew, as well as providing generous relaxing areas for guests. Sailing operations all take place in the separate aft cockpit, featuring twin ‘Flightdeck’ pedestals – well out of the way of guests. The exceptionally large, forward cockpit provides generous seating and twin cockpit tables, each incorporating refrigerated drinks coolers. This is a boat for serious alfresco relaxation and guests will enjoy the flush aft deck, which is the perfect place for sunbathing, before taking to the water via the hydraulic stern platform.