Gib'sea 84

Similar in style lathe 77, butdeslgned by Joubert-Nivelt
in 1982, she marked the start of a general redesign of
the range. The YMreport of the day summed up the
company’s products of the mid-19BOs:’… a
thoroughly sound family cruiser which, while it is
difficult to get excited about her, has few vices
beyond what we regard as a rather oversimplified
interior’, She also had a choice of
three keels and had a spacious interior with
generous fore and aft cabins. The saloon
was wide and open but stowage was
limited. Chart table and galley were
simllarto the 76. Sailing performance
was reasonably good though skittish
in heavy weather. The 282 followed.

LOA 28ft 1Din (8.8m) LWL 23ft 3in
(7.1m)beam 10ft(3.1m}draught
from 3ft 3in to 5ft 3in (1.0m to
1.6m) displacement 6,200 Ib
(2,800kg). Price guide:
£18,OOO to £23,000.
YMReport March 1984.