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Characteristics of a classic

23 May 2019 Last update: 29 May 2019

39 Gauntlets were built between 1934 and 1951. They were designed to be seaworthy and fast.

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Characteristics - comfort

22 May 2019 Last update: 29 May 2019

What makes Gemini a comfortable, easily-handled boat at sea?

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Characteristics - seaworthiness

22 May 2019 Last update: 29 May 2019

Gauntlets are famously seaworthy yachts. What are the key features?

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Characteristics - speed

22 May 2019 Last update: 29 May 2019

Gemini is not only pretty, she has an impressive turn of speed when the conditions are right.

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Gemini and Barcelona videos

19 Jun 2016 Last update: 27 May 2019

Sailing from Scotland to Barcelona.

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About Gemini | 1947 Berthon Gauntlet

14 Oct 2015 Last update: 25 Jun 2019

Gemini is a 14 ton Berthon Gauntlet built in 1947 by the Berthon Boat Company of Lymington, on the south coast of England. I became her owner in June 2008.

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Skipper Dave

1 Aug 2015 Last update: 27 May 2019

In 2008 I sold my house, found the boat of my dreams, and embarked on an adventure voyage around the UK and then across the Bay of Biscay to Spain.

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