VELA | 2007 Gunboat 48

Whangarei, NZ

VELA | Gunboat 48 48.33ft

US $1,299,000

Whangarei, NZ


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.

Cure Marine is proud and excited to be appointed as the Global Central agent for the iconic Gunboat 48 "Vela".


  • Length: 48ft
  • Builder: Gunboat
  • Beam: 24' 3"
  • Draft: 7' 5"
  • Year: 2007
  • Hull: Composite
  • Status: Active

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  • Builder: Gunboat
  • Designer: Melvin & Morelli
  • Keel: Centerboard


  • Length Overall: 48.33 ft
  • Max Draft: 7' 5"
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 4' 0"
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 6"
  • Beam Measure: 24' 3"


  • Total Power: 80
  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Engine Model: D2-4
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1636
  • Engine Power: 40 hp

  • Total Power: 80
  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Engine Model: D2-4
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1637
  • Engine Power: 40 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (60 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 2 (60 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of heads: 2


Large elevated front bunks in both hulls are complemented by a large queen in the aft section of the port hull and a convertible sleeping area in the starboard hull.  


The galley is located on the port side of the saloon with bench space allocated evenly around the whole area

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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