A Sneak Peek at New Boats
New models from European builders such as Hallberg-Rassy, Hanse, and Bavaria, made their debut at Germany's Boot Dusseldorf 2013, the world's largest boat show.
Gunfleet, the British startup with Oyster’s former top man Richard Matthews at the helm, brought the Gunfleet 58 to the Boot. It is a striking new deck saloon design by Tony Castro that features a shoal draft keel for shallow waterways and a deep centerboard for performance under sail. The boat is richly appointed both on deck and below, where the light oak paneling and walnut trim and sole adorn the three-cabin layout. Immense is the word that comes to mind when thinking of the owner’s quarters aft. Look for Hull number 1 to pay a visit to North America in time for the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis next fall.