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Gib'Sea 126
$69,500 USD
44ft 8in

The Gib’Sea 126, Rendezvous, is a spacious 44-foot cruising yacht, renowned for its design quality and robustness. Graceful under sail, comfortable and easy to handle, the design was awarded a “Cruising Sailboat of the Year” award when it was introduced. Rendezvous was built in France by Gilbert Marine, which was bought in 1997 by DuFour Yachts. It was designed by Oliver Poncin with offshore sailing in mind.

This yacht is perfect for sailing on the strong winds of San Francisco Bay, her current home port, or overnights on the coast, and especially for long distance blue water cruising. There are two queen quarter berths aft and two sets of sea bunks forward, providing sleeping berths for 8, without even using the settees. This is the perfect yacht for inviting friends or even two families to stay on board over a long weekend, or a longer voyage.

Name of vessel Rendezvous
Model Gib'Sea 126
Year 1986
Builder Gilbert Marine
Designer Oliver Poncin
Price $69,500 USD
Location San Francisco Bay
Length (feet) 44
Beam (feet) 13
Draft (feet) 6
Displacement (pounds) 19900
Ballast (pounds) 6850
Engine model Perkins 4-108 diesel
Engine horsepower 51hp
Engine hours
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)
Water tank capacity (gallons)
Holding tank capacity (gallons)


The Gib’Sea 126 has ample cabin room for fun for all. Upon entering the companion way you will see the large navigation station to port and the open galley to starboard. The salon has two fixed tables on either side, providing plenty of room for entertaining. Large salon windows fill the living areas with natural light. There are plenty of handholds to make passages easy and safer when the seas kick up or you are heeling over. The navigation station has a large desk with hinged lid, with substantial storage room underneath and outboard. In addition to the electrical panels the nav station has the VHF radio, SSB radio, and stereo controls, as well as a Garmin GPS and radar display.

The salon has a large dining table on starboard and a smaller breakfast table on port. The port table can be lowered to the level of the settee, turning it into a generous sea berth. Behind the settees are fixed ports high and low, open shelf, and enclosed storage cabinets.

Forward of the salon are two cabins with double bunks each, sharing a Jack-and-Jill wash stand forward. The forward cabins can be individually closed off from the salon and each other. Each cabin has a large hanging locker. All four bunks have lee cloths; the upper bunks have access to individual storage compartments. The wash area has a medicine cabinet, mirror, and opening overhead hatch. These cabins are perfect for kids or crew while allowing the main cabins privacy in the stern.


Rendezvous is equipped with a large L-shaped galley to starboard of the companionway and open to the salon. There is plenty of counter space for entertaining and preparing food. Starting inboard there is a generous wide counter, with voluminous storage beneath, including up to three wire baskets for stores. Moving further outboard is a double sink with additional storage underneath. On the outboard side are the two burner Eno gimbaled stove and oven. Outboard of the stove there is a large icebox. Finally aft of the stove is additional counter surface and the top-opening refrigerator. Above the stove and icebox are two double door cabinets.


  • Windspeed and direction instruments (2018)
  • Inverter
  • Knot-meter, depth meter, SSB, VHF, GPS
  • Radar, mounted on stern mast
  • Radio, cockpit speakers


  • Perkins 4-108 diesel engine, inspected (2023)
  • Fixed 3 blade bronze propeller, coated with Propspeed (2021)
  • Electric bilge pumps (x3), with new Water Witch control for main bilge
  • Victron battery monitor (2018)
  • Battery charger, (2018)
  • AGM house batteries (x2) (2018)


The deep cockpit is a safe and comfortable place whether driving the boat in a gale or resting in a placid anchorage. The large wrap around sitting area provides plenty of room for entertaining complete with a fold up expandable table.

  • Canvas dodger, bimini, pedestal and winch covers (2019)
  • 10 opening ceiling hatches
  • Folding cockpit table, two opening leaves, (2019)
  • Teak cockpit seats, refurbished 2023
  • Binnacle with lighted compass
  • Four position cup holder
  • Wheel
  • Auto pilot
  • Six cockpit winches
  • 6-person life raft stored below cockpit floor, readily accessible. Service not current.
  • Stern-mounted propane locker, with port to supply a BBQ
  • Stern dinghy davits with 3:1 tackle
  • Outboard mount on rail
  • Teak swim step with fold down ladder, refurbished 2023
  • Twin bow anchor roller
  • Anchor and chain/rode:40# plow; 2 secondary anchors: 22# Danforth,  45# CQR Plow; 50’ 3/8”chain; 122’ 3 strand ¾” rode Manual windlass (levered crank arm) in anchor locker.
  • Windlass support and chain divider need replacing.
  • Large deep forward sail locker, aft of anchor locker has ample room for multiple sails or even bikes.

Sails and Rigging

  • UK Powerhead cruising main sail, Dimension Polyant CB 9.1 oz premium Dacron, (2) reefs, blue water finish, 1 full/3 long battens (2018)
  • Mack Sails stack pack, (2018)
  • Main Boom brake, control led aft, (2021)
  • Main outhaul
  • Roller furling jibs, 120%, 150%
  • 3 winches at mast
  • Spinnaker track on mast
  • Mast top sheaves (2021)
  • Foredeck, steaming and spreader deck lights, (2021)
  • Traveler and sheaves, (2018)


  • Fan in salon
  • Tank monitoring system included (not installed)
  • Cabin windows were newly installed in 2021
  • 4 life jackets
  • Also available by separate negotiation: Tohatsu 9.4 outboard engine
  • Slip in Emery Cove Marina, Emeryville CA available to rent or purchase
  • Extra water tank 30 gallons installed not plumbed


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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