Gib'sea 105

Introduced in 1980, by the time the updated 106

had ceased production in 1987, 356 of this model

by Joubert·Nivelthad been buill Its success was

due to a combination of very competitive pricing

and a simple but practical and, above all,

spacious interior. Mostofthe sales were of

the standard version but an owner’s Master

version of the 106 also sold reasonably

well. The 105 had a single after cabin, and

galley tucked away behind the

companionway. The heads was

forward and theforecabin was a bit

cramped. The 106 had some

small modifications to the hull,

keel and rudder for better

performance but the

accommodation was

substantially the same. The

galley was improved butthe

saloon was a bit smaller. The standard

version has two after cabins whereas the Master

has just one, A plus version had a bigger rig and higher performance. The

105 had three keel options butthe 106 had fin only.

LOA 35ft 6in (1 0.8m) LWL 29ft6in (9m) beam 11ft 1Oin (3.6m) draught 5ft 11 in

(1.8m) displacement 10,500 Ib (4,772kg). Price guide: £33,000 to £37,000.