New life is on the horizon for a Gunboat 55 hull which was sitting in North Carolina. It was moved to Newport Shipyard where it will be stripped down, put on a diet, and fit out as a Man-O-War 57, a sister ship to the newly launched Gunboat 57 (pictured).
The design team will be headed up by Nils Erickson and includes an impressive list of companies and industry professionals. Offshore Spars will supply the hybrid modulus carbon spar, female molded longeron, boom, and standing rigging package. All components will be extensively engineered and have the lightweight and modern sailing features that these high performance cats have become known for.
More information in this Sailing Anarchy article written by the Project Manager.