All about Gib Sea range
Founded in 1971 by Olivier Gibert, Henry Jeanneau's own son-in-law and founder of the eponymous shipyard, the Gibert Marine shipyard is better known by its brand name Gib'Sea.
Initially a builder of sport keelboats, such as the Tequila (a success story with no less than 248 units), the shipyard quickly moved into cruising with the Gib'Sea brand and into the motorboat market with the Gib'Sea Jamaica 37 and the small Gib'Sea 50.
The sailing boats, renowned for being well designed, sturdy and well finished, are close cousins of some of Jeanneau's: Jeanneau's Poker, Gib'Sea's Flush Poker; Jeanneau's Gin Fizz, the Gib'Sea 114 – the list is long!
Bought in 1997 by the Dufour shipyards, themselves owned by the catamaran builder Fountaine-Pajot since 2018, the brand has not been used for the production of new yachts since 1997.
On the second-hand market, however, Gib'Seas are constantly in demand. Their sleek lines (mainly thanks to the architects Harlé, Joubert and Nivelt), intelligent layouts (combined map table/cool box for models under 10 m) and high-quality manufacture explain why they appeal to long-distance sailors with limited means.
Popular with rental fleets when this business emerged, the Gib'sea range (Gib'Sea = gipsy) included, among its sailing boats, 7–12m sloops and ketches, such as the bestselling Gib'Sea 76 and 414, and among its motorboats, fishing-excursion-type day cruisers and small 6–10m houseboats.
Gib Sea: find your future boats
The range of boats centralizes models with similar characteristics, both in their design and in their use. A boat builder can have a range dedicated to racing-cruising yachts and another specializing in small outboard motor boats. The ranges of boats may need to evolve to better meet the expectations of boaters. Thus, certain ranges are disappearing to make way for new generations of boats.
Choosing your boat model from the range
Buying a new or used boat requires taking stock of your expectations as a future boat owner Here are the main questions to ask:
- What is my maximum budget for buying a boat?
- Do I have a berth available?
- What is my boater profile?
Find your future boat
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