Without wishing to be
a pretty comfortable
40ft cruiser-racer that
is designed to foil took some cojones.
But that self-belief was not misplaced
and the first Gunboat G4 is out there
and flying high. Anyone who had
become too used to the pace of the
non-foiling Gunboat range will have
been rudely reminded of what a step
forward those original designs also
represented. More bravery needed.
Why they won
‘Cojones to build the G4? Brass cojones!’ – Greg Tawaststjerna;
‘Pushing the envelope is all part of the deal’ – Kathy Turner;
‘One giant leap forward for the entire industry’ – Kash Okahkonen;
‘Johnstone rocks’ – Steve Harrison; ‘He walks the walk and the
locals in Wanchese love him’ – Charles Parker; ‘What Peter has
accomplished is nothing short of spectacular, both the yard and
the boat’ – Augie Diaz; ‘A foiling cruising boat, way to go, Peter’
– Erwin Koridon; ‘We need more people like this’ – Ehrhardt Mads.