Gunboat 55 (Florida)

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Asking: $1,481,000 (USD) Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Florida)
Vandal is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida based 2014 Gunboat 55 Catamaran For Sale By Broker
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
Responses to inquiries may come from a broker, and this sale may include brokerage fees.

A proven performer designed for fast family cruising; VANDAL offers her next owner the best owner-operator performance cruising platform ever built. 

VANDAL features an unmatched combination of easy single-handed sailing, true Gunboat high-performance speed and agility, and the latest in elegant luxury and bold style. Whether tearing down the bay with family and friends, or settling in for a 250+ mile/day Pacific crossing, VANDAL is the fun and confidence-inspiring adventure platform you have been searching for.

Built in the USA, VANDAL was born to sail long distances quickly and safely, and to be the ultimate entertainment and adventure platform upon arrival.  Her revolutionary cockpit – galley – salon area seamlessly integrates sailing and living into one large, protected, light-filled experience, where one can trim and douse sails in weather.  Her airy, social, galley-up design makes serving pina coladas, hanging with friends and loved ones, and meal prep a pleasure, ensuring she is the life of the party in every beautiful anchorage she finds. In the port aft hull there is her extensive pantry storage and additional full-height fridge and freezer to keep the crew well-nourished before retiring to the three generous and boldly-styled queen+ staterooms to rest up for the next day’s adventures.

In addition to her Gunboat pedigree, VANDAL sports significant post-construction upgrades to her reinforced rig, improved bearing and tie bar steering, and solar power array.  These substantial improvements, undertaken with Gunboat at Newport Shipyard, incorporated the best practices and hard-won knowledge of 20 years of Gunboat owners and crew to create an intelligent, bullet-proof, blue water performance cruiser unlike anything on the market.

VANDAL is ready for her next adventure!

A simple lightweight, high-tech 57ft performance cruising catamaran designed to be simple with minimal maintenance easy for an owner operator.

Ideally suited for; World cruising by a couple with occasional guest, Day sailing, picnicking & entertaining. Sabbatical Cruising.

Main living space has maximum area with no bulkheads dividing the salon, galley, and living area.

This Gunboat has performance keels for safe fast cruising without the risk damaging centerboards while providing nearly same upwind performance with similar surface area as center boards. Build in 100% carbon fiber it is super strong and light. The Gunboat 55 model is 57ft LOA. Easy to sail self-tacking jib.


  • 3 cabins, 2 head layout, with desirable galley-up in main salon area. 
  • Easily sail at 14 kts to 21kts reaching.
  • Sail 250 miles per day for fast short-handed cruising.
  • Loaded with all typical cruising amenities, lithium batteries, solar, A/C, generator, water-maker, electric winches, loads of cool storage, electric winches, large inventory of spares, AIS, Radar, B&G electronics.
  • New bottom paint Feb 2023. 
  • Out-of-water bottom survey completed Feb 2023 with thermography imaging in report with no issues. 

Catamaran Name:Vandal
Year Built:2014
Designer:Nigel Irens
Construction:FG/Carbon infusion
Loa:56.91 ft / 17.35 m
Lwl:56.91 ft / 17.35 m
Beam:25.00 ft / 7.62 m
Headroom:6’ 5”
Draft:9.20 ft / 2.80 m
Displacement:27,558.00 lb / 12,500 kg
Mast Height:2.00 ft / 0.61 m
Fuel Tanks:320 gals in 4 tanks
Water Tanks:100 gals in 2 tanks
Holding Tanks:40 gal in 2 tanks
Engines:2 x Yanmar 3HJ5E (2014) 39HP
Engine Hours:Port: 1178 / Stbd: 1186

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Layout & Accommodations

  • Head Room In Cabins 6’5”
  • Berths Queen Size 61”x 80”
  • 3 Cabins, 2 Head Layout
  • (2) 16,000 Btu Cruisair Air Conditioning System
  • (4) 24v Fans
  • Washer/dryer Splendid 110v Port Aft Hull
  • Loads Of Storage And Lots Of Spares.
  • Storage For Sails In Bows Through Fwd Shower Compartments
  • Electric Toilets


  • Corian Counter Tops
  • Double Stainless Sink
  • Miele Propane Stove And Oven
  • Thermador Microwave Oven
  • 180 Btx Virtifrigo Under Counter Dual Drawer Refrigerator
  • In Port Hull Aft Pantry
  • (1) Dw360 Fridge
  • (2) Freezer Drawers

Deck & Equipment

  • 40” Carbon Fiber Sculptured Race Boat Steering Wheel
  • Flush Deck Hatches
  • 24v Windlass
  • Rocna 33kg Anchor With 150ft Anchor Chain
  • Teak Cockpit Floor
  • New Aquatraction Decking Oct 2023
  • 2-carbon Fiber Dinghy Davits With Lift Controls
  • Carbon Fiber Longeron Below Forestay With Composite Anchor Rollers And Chain Conduit
  • Transom Boards
  • Fenders And Dock Lines
  • Seasmart Folding Flush Deck Cleats

Electronics & Navigation

  • Fusion Ip 700i With Sirius Stereo With 4 Speakers
  • B&g Zeus Navigation Electronics
  • 12” Color Plotter
  • 24 Mile Radar
  • Dept/speed
  • Autopilot
  • Vhf V-90 With Remote
  • 2 Repeaters
  • Compass
  • B&g Hercules H500 Performance Package
  • (2) 5000 Graphic Displays
  • (2) 5000 Race Displays
  • Bep Czone Monitoring Switching Plex System
  • 1. Can Bus System For House Loads 12 Vdc And 24 Vdc
  • 2.touch Screen Control
  • 3.tank Monitors For Fuel, Water, Waste
  • 4.bilge Pump Controls

Electrical, Power & Plumbing

  • 2700 Watt Solar Panels
  • Lithium Batteries With Total 760 Amps, 4 Separate House Batteries
  • All Circuits Are 110v, 60 Hz, And 24/12v Dc
  • All Lights Led
  • Water Maker- Spectra Catalina 24v 300 Gal Per Day
  • (2) 27 Gal Holding Tanks
  • (2) 10 Gal Holding Tanks
  • 50 Amp Shore Power Cord
  • Galvanic Isolator
  • (2) Mastervolt 100 Amp 24v Battery Charger
  • (2) Mastervolt Mass Combi 2.5 Kw Invertors

Engine & Mechanical

  • Yanmar Engine Hours 1168
  • Oil, And Filter And Belt Change Nov 2023
  • 24 V Balmar Alternator
  • Generator 10 Kw 110v, 60 Hz, Phasor Hrs 2676
  • Racor Filters

Sails & Rigging

  • Main- New Doyle Square-top Mainsail, Nov 2023 Made Of Black Stratis 117 Sqm, Carbon & Technora With 3 Reef Points $36,000
  • Furling Spinnaker- New Doyle A5 A-symmetrical Spinnaker, Nov 2023, 274 Sqm Made From Cz60 Silver And Cz 90 Silver. $18,000. With New Torsion Furling Cable $6000.
  • Storm Sail -north Sails, 2014 Like New.
  • Spinnaker – North Sails, Pink Color, 2014 Lightly Used, In Good Condition
  • Solent North Sails Size 40 Sqm
  • Upgraded Furlers
  • Sail Area 2025 Sqft
  • Rigging
  • New Running Rigging 2023
  • Both Tack Lines
  • 3 Reef Lines
  • Main Sheet
  • Main Halyard
  • All Harken Hardware
  • 2 Harken 60 Performa 3 Speed Self-tailing Electric Winches
  • Aramid Standing Rigging New In 2018
  • Hall Spars Carbon Fiber Mast New 2018. The Original Mast Was Determined To Be Under Spec And Was Replaced With The Same Size Mast Only Stronger And Added Check Stays, And Additional Head Stay. Carbon Spreaders
  • Canoe Boom T600 Made Of Carbon Fiber
  • Self-tacking Jib With 2:1 Sheet
  • Flatwinder Harken Ball Bearing Electric Traveler

Additional Information

  • Hull Compounded And Waxed Oct 2023
  • Exclusions:
  • Dinghy And Outboard Now Included
  • Kvh Satellite System Not Operational
  • Out-of-water Bottom Survey Completed Feb.2023 Infrared Thermography Imaging In Report, All In Good Condition.
  • The Cruising Keels Have Proved As Efficient As Center Boards Upwind.

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Staley @ Yachts Unlimited

By Staley @ Yachts Unlimited

CEO of The Catamaran Company in Ft Lauderdale Florida located at Lauderdale Marine Center. Hailing from Sarasota, Florida, Staley taught himself to sail on Sarasota Bay before attending Loyola University in New Orleans. While attending Loyola University Staley received a business degree in marketing and was captain of the sailing team for 3 years. While racing intercollegiate Staley was Vice President of the South Eastern Intercollegiate Sailing Association.