Gibert Marine
Gib'Sea 262
Deep draft

The Gib'Sea 262 is surprising in many aspects, the proportions denote with the production of that time indeed important width and large freeboard are imposed by the will of interior space. Navigation behavior is also surprising because the Gib'Sea 262 is much more reagent and efficient than the lack of dynamism of her lines suggest.

The accommodations are rather classic and allow fitting a small Inboard engine, as option. To allow sleeping in the mess one of the bunk is prolonged under the fore open bed. The Gib'Sea 262 was available as keelboat or with centerboard, this version, sought, has performance very close to the version with fixed appendage.

See the Gib'Sea 262's specifications on

Main Features

ShipyardGibert Marine
ModelGib'Sea 262
VersionDeep draft
Sailboat typeCruising monohull
DesignerGroupe GRAAL
Building years (first/last)1989 / 1995
Number built162
PredecessorGib'Sea 76
SuccessorGib'Sea 264
ConstructionGlass fiber/polyester, monolithic hull, sandwich deck
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length25.3 ft
Waterline length22.2 ft
Beam over all9.7 ft
Waterline beam8.1 ft
Fore freeboard3.5 ft
Middle freeboard3.1 ft
Draft4.8 ft
Mast height39.9 ft
Light displacement5467 lbs
Full load displacement6724 lbs
Ballast1653 lbs
French customs tonnage6.80 Tx

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop (9/10)
MastDeck stepped mast
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreader1
Spreader anglePushing
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea436 ft²
Downwind sailarea768 ft²
Mainsail area197 ft²
Genoa area238 ft²
Jib area151 ft²
Spinnaker area570 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

31.5 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

12.1 ft

IFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachement)

32.5 ft

JFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)

9.2 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

33.1 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

13.8 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

32.1 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

16.5 ft


Wetted surface173 ft²
Transverse section maximum surface10 ft²
Righting moment @ 1°65 lbs/ft
Ballast ratio30.2 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement175.6 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement309.6 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)12.0

Auxiliary engine

Engine power1 x 9 hp
Fuel capacity6.6 gal
Fuel typeDiesel
Transmission typeShaft-line
Propeller typeTwo-blade propeller


Number of cabin1
Number of berth5
Number of shower room1
Fresh water capacity26.4 gal
Headroom max6.3 ft
Headroom shower room5.7 ft
Headroom6.0 ft
Table dimensions3.6 x 3.0 x 2.4 ft
Length of berth6.6 ft
Width of berth*2.1 ft
Fore cabin
Headroom5.4 ft
Length of berth6.6 ft
Width of berth*4.9 ft
Aft cabin
Headroom5.7 ft
Length of berth6.4 ft
Width of berth*4.8 ft
Catwalk width1.1 ft
*Maximal width : at head

Based on specification1990

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