Island Gypsy 2-cabin to suit cruising families

Island Gypsy 2-cabin to suit cruising families

The two-cabin version of the Island Gypsy Newport is in build, on track to arrive in Australia in August 2020 and ideal for cruising families looking for an economical and feature-filled motor yacht.

At 46ft (14m) it’s the same LOA as the first two Newport models, but the space below decks has been expertly optimised to accommodate a second cabin, with large ensuite in common, including separate shower, toilet and vanity.

The second cabin is lockable with full-head room and plenty of storage. The galley and saloon are designed for socialising, and feature large Corian benchtops, twin 140L refrigerators/freezers, overhead cabinetry, pantry, convection microwave and two-burner electric hotplate.

The cockpit features two tables that can convert to one large dining table, and banquette seating for up to six people, and an additional four on the opposite side – great for entertaining friends and family, and cruising the east coast.

Along with a hot and cold shower on the transom, the lazarette comprises insulated storage to fit refrigerator plates or Waeco portable refrigeration, fenders, ropes, and other gear.

Powered by a 550hp Cummins diesel engine and Onan generator, coupled to a Twin Disc 2.1 gearbox and running through the new technology “Python drive” system which has been especially designed for this range of boats, the new model requires minimal maintenance and delivers sensational performance of 20+ knots, along with class-leading fuel economy.

The “python drive” system is next to silent and low vibration compared to a standard boat this size. The engine room is seriously spacious, carpeted throughout and with generous head room.

For ease of access for the tender and watersports there is also a hi-lo hydraulic swim platform.

“After more than 30 years in the boating business, we have analysed the servicing cost of boats,” said Brett Flanagan, Director at Island Gypsy.

“Boating should be low maintenance and pleasurable. With Island Gypsy, we have sought to minimise the cost of ownership and make boating a breeze.”

Currently at the planning stage are all-new 48ft sedan and flybridge models, designed with two-cabins, two-bathrooms, single or twin-powered and with a class-leading beam of just under 15ft, likely to commence construction by the end of the year and available in early 2021.

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