I think this Gib’Sea was designed for the charter market. It certainly has the layout for it. You can get this boat with four staterooms . It’s only a 43-footer but with 14 feet of beam they have accomplished these layouts with minimal compromise.
The extra-broad stern makes it possible to get two staterooms aft. There is no apparent lazarette and the fo’c’sle is minimal. The saloon arrangement with its island J-shaped settee works with this beam. This opens up the starboard side for a good-size galley with plenty of counter space.
Beam helps again when it comes to laying out the cockpit. Note the twin wheels on this design. This does a couple of things: It opens up the cockpit well so you can walk through to the swim step, and it gets the helmsman farther outboard where he can see the sails or the dock easier.
The rig is generous for a charter type boat with an SA/D of 21.48. The D/L of this long waterline hull is 177. Draft is 5 foot, 7 inches. The brochure credits Olivier Poncin for “development” and J&J Design for the “Design.”