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A Must-See Yacht: Exploring the stunning design of Gunboat Highland Fling XVIII


Highland Fling XVIII  gunboat boating greece

Launched earlier this year, the 24.65-metre Gunboat Highland Fling XVIII sailing yacht showcases a striking red profile and a highly customisable interior configuration.


Highland Fling XVIII features exterior design by Patrick Le Quément and interior design by Chedal Anglay design. Up to 8 guests can be accommodated on board the superyacht, Highland Fling XVIII, and she also has accommodation for 2 crew members, including the ship's captain.


highland fling 80 gunboat red

The Gunboat 80 model recently made her racing debut at the 33rd Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in September of this year, in Porto Cervo, Italy. On the third day, the sailing yacht achieved first place in the Multihull class, while she came second on the final day of the competition.


highland fling 80 gunboat boating greece

Calculations carried out by the naval architects, VPLP, promise boatspeed greater than the windspeed as soon as the latter exceeds 6 knots... The performance of the Gunboat 80 offshore in big seas promises to be excellent, given the work that’s gone into weight centering and the fact that the bridgedeck clearance is 3’9” (1.15 m). The construction is ultra-light and particularly stiff, thanks to the use of prepreg carbon cloth over a Nomex honeycomb core. Also, count on deep retractable rudders and daggerboards (L-shaped to give lift).


At a regal 80 ft, the Gunboat 80 awards plenty of space where it’s enjoyed the most; a massive salon and aft cockpit with sweeping views, bright and airy cabins, and the option to position the galley in the salon or below and out of sight within dedicated crew quarters. Layouts are highly customizable. Spaces can be configured in new and innovati


The installation of furniture built to aeronautical specifications, with light yet strong composite material and high-quality veneers, enables refined comfort while remaining consistent with the philosophy of performance.




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