Thursday 3rd April 2014 saw the launch of GT Yachts' first yacht, GT35-01. A milestone for both GT Yachts and for boatbuilding in the UK. British boatbuilding at its best, coming together at Fox's Marina and Boatyard yesterday shows off the industry at the top of its game.
With a professional approach to design and build and with a high quality supply chain GT Yachts has been able to hit the water from a standing start in just three years. Commenting on those three years, Conrad Cockburn remarks "If I'd known then what I know now..! Having the best people around me has made this whole endeavour much easier. Whether it be the designers, the boatbuilder, or the accountant because in order to acheive something like this everybody has to be on top form. Stephen Jones always gives 100% and Windboats Marine has shown that top form is where they naturally reside. I couldn't ask for anything more."
GT35-01 is a stunning yacht. With interior design from Chris Lock, the result is a Stephen Jones performance cruiser with a modern, seaworthy and elegant living space below. For a sailing couple this yacht presents the perfect scenario. At 35 feet the loads on the winches remain manageable yet the volume below and the cruising speed remain high.
To see the yacht for yourself come and visit Shotley Marina New Boat Weekend at the end of the month. You will be warmly welcomed.