Yo ho, yo ho...
Have you ever had the dream of leaving it all behind, hopping on a 48′ catamaran and pushing off from shore in search of wild adventure? Well, guess what. The world is ending and you should just do it though not on any old 48′ catamaran but a legendary gunboat previously owned by John John Florence and Travis Rice before him.
Vela, as Florence named her, Falcor, as Travis did, is currently for sale in New Zealand for an easy $1,349,000.
The embodiment of spirit and adventure, this Gunboat 48 is on the search for her next custodian!
Borne of Gunboat’s singular focus to quality and durability, “Vela” has spent most of her life travelling some of the worlds most spectacular locations with some of the worlds foremost watermen and adventurers.
Now its your turn to join the legend…..
“Vela” is currently lying in the North of New Zealand and has been a recent recipient of an extensive refit ensuring that she is 100% ready to go on her next adventure. Lightweight, robust and featuring North 3di technology flying from a Marstrom Carbon mast supported by ECsix carbon rigging, The Gunboat 48 strikes the balance between performance and comfort in a manner rarely seen on performance catamarans under 50ft.
The saloon space flows beautifully into the hulls and forward in to the forward cockpit, sail handling area which of course leaves the aft cockpit space open and free for socialising and watching the world go by.
Recently returning to her original metallic blue hull colour with black accenting provided by the forebeam, mast and trampolines, “Vela” is champing at the bit to get back to exploring!
Professionally managed and maintained, “Vela” is currently winterised with all sails serviced and stored with North Sails NZ.
The yacht was made very famous, of course, in Florence’s video series of the same name when surf fans around the world wondered if he was through with professional surfing altogether
Apparently he is here to stay, though you know who could use a lifestyle change?
You are certainly correct. Former World Surf League CEO Erik Logan must be feeling a bit lost right now and how better to remake his tattered life by becoming a pirate? Sailing the high seas with a patch over one eye, cutlass between teeth, pillaging and forcing young men on foreign shores to take their shirts off.
Yo ho, yo ho.