The GT47 is a substantial offshore cruiser, an ocean cruiser. As with all GT Yachts, the ability to sail well, safely and comfortably is first and foremost. This starts at the bow with a generous bosun's locker which accommodates all fenders, outboards as well as sail covers etc. The locker can be kitted out with soft hooks, ladder steps and, if necessary, shelving.
The forecabin is is designed with exceptionally large berth, comfortable arrangements for the couple as well as ensuite heads. With overhead hatches as well as hull ports, the natural light is plentiful. The heads has separate shower area, making the forecabin very comfortable indeed.
Moving aft we have designed a bunk berth cabin, the lower of which is almost a double. The foot end extends below the raised saloon and there is also a hanging locker under the saloon seating that extends below the sole to achieve a good locker height.
The saloon area has a number of features, notably the large saloon dining area with full 360° vision from the seated position. This saloon dining area really does provide an amazing entertaining area. There is stowage outboard on the portside, as well as shelving forward. We are looking at potentially incorporating a semi workshop space under the aft part of the raised saloon for those owners who may want that. To starboard is the navigation station as well as ample stowage for oilies. The wet locker is actively ventilated using the airflow provided by the mechanical air intake for the engine compartment. With hull windows adjacent to the chart table there is plenty of light and nice to be able to see out from here. Further locker space forward of the chart table.
Further aft and to port is the large working galley. An area that can be both easily used to serve the saloon table, as well as the cockpit outside. The galley has been designed with the work of a cook in mind, with the tasks of preparing, cooking and serving food as a process. There is provision for dishwasher, microwave, and drawer style fridge as well as cold/ice box.
To starboard is a further heads compartment which provides day-head facilities as well as an ensuite heads for the aft cabin. Again, with a separate shower area, this is a comfortable arrangement. Both the galley and heads in this area have been positioned so they are both easily accessible underway.
The aft cabin is equal in comfort to the forecabin, if not better in some ways, with vast berth as well as plentiful stowage and hanging arrangements. The design of the cockpit with a central island allows a large, naturally lit atrium above the berth here in the aft cabin, making for good headroom and an airy feeling.
Aft again, and there is a large tender garage, with plenty of stowage primarily for a tender stowed athwartships, but also space for toys, beach gear and other equipment.
Down below in the engine room we have allowed for plenty of space for extending electrical systems, generators, extra batteries, hybrid propulsion, fuel cells... whatever propulsion package is desired.
Outside, the main feature is obviously the cockpit. With 6' long seating port and starboard of the central island, dining is comfortably spacious and the seating is ergonomically designed to maximise comfort under sail. When helming manually, there is a great area aft which allows the helm to switch between wheels, with plenty of surface available for instrumentation etc. Sheeting is led aft and easily controlled, the main being via the "German" main sheet system, and the powerful track sited forward of the companionway, out of the way. With wide side decks and meaningful bulwarks running the full length of the yacht, the decks are a safe place to move around on. Forward there are large areas to relax away from the cockpit, flat areas to accommodate cushions etc.