Morrelli & Melvin have designed Gunboat luxury sailing catamarans blend racing performance with the the finest level of comfort and amenties.
In 2001 Morrelli & Melvin designed a pair of 62' performance-oriented catamarans for clients Clint Clemens and Peter Johnstone. These two Morrelli & Melvin 62's were built by Harvey Yachts in
These boats turned out so well that eventually Peter Johnstone formed a company called GUNBOAT to produce these designs. Two more 62's were built by Jaz Marine in
The next several clients desired more interior volume and amenities so the original Morrelli & Melvin 62' design was lengthened to 66' and branded the GUNBOAT 66. Morrelli & Melvin refined the structures, rigs, and layouts in order to optimize this design.
Morrelli & Melvin also designed a 48' high performance cruising catamaran for GUNBOAT. These 48's have proven to be a very popular and capable design, nearly equaling the stellar performance of the 62's.
In 2007, Morrelli & Melvin embarked on a 90' design for a repeat Morrelli & Melvin 62 owner. This design was constructed at the GUNBOAT yard in
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