EXCLUSIVE Gulliver 57, a truly different Italian boat


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The new Gulliver 57, whose photos we show you in an exclusive preview, was born from the dream of being able to really make the custom hull, which was aluminum, sporty but at the same time suitable for long sailing.

Carlo Gullotta, rich with decades of experience as a sailor, went to several French shipyards on the Atlantic coast, but eventually realized that to really have the boat he wanted, he had to take the plunge, build it. Drawing the Gulliver 57 was then a great like Marc Lombard. At 17.50 meters long and with a maximum beam of 5.17, it is equipped with lifting keel, capable of increasing the draft from 3.50 to 1.70 meters. “I wanted a boat capable of entering any kind of harbor,” Gullotta told us. Impressive then is the ratio of displacement (14.5 tons) to ballast (4.3 t), compared to a remarkable sail plan (by the way, the mast is made by Axxon Composites): 195 square meters of upwind canvas, as well as a gennaker of no less than 260 square meters.

As we visit the shipyard on the outskirts of Milan (we liked the design of the Gulliver 57 so much that a second specimen is already nearly completed and both will be launched in the spring), we are immediately struck by the very wide stern and the sharp edge that runs sharply to the bow, but even more so by the interior. Going below deck, here is the saloon, with a nice kitchen area and a large chart table but-where is the dinette? is behind the shoulders, and it makes very good use of the beam; so much so that it has carved out two guard berths on either side of it. Definitely an original solution and one that we liked. In addition to the three cabins we find on board, we were very impressed by the presence of a real technical compartment. Assisting Carlo Gullotta in the construction of Gulliver 57 was architect Alessandro Valenti(www.valentiyacht.it), who is also in charge of various customizations. For information: GU Service, info@gulliver57.it




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