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