Poulner are proud to announce the revival of the iconic Corniche boat. This legendary vessel, originally conceptualized and developed by esteemed engineer and Lotus sales director David Buxton, captured the hearts of boating enthusiasts in the 1970s.


Buxton’s company, Bell Buxton was acquired by Colin Chapman of Lotus fame in 1972 and went on to produce over 100 Moonrakers. Poulner Design Director Robin Poulton, then Production Manager under Buxton and then Chapman, was reunited with Buxton in 1975 in a new purpose built factory in Oulton Broad where the Corniche was conceived.

Known for its exceptional sea-keeping capabilities and speed, and with a superstructure, cockpit and interior designed by Poulton, the Corniche quickly gained popularity and became a favourite among the boating community. Its simplicity, robust construction, and unparalleled performance made it the ultimate day boat for thrill-seekers and pleasure cruisers alike.

Most boats were fitted with twin Mercruiser Sterndrive units of 188hp each, while some were fitted with 250hp variants. During its production history, the Corniche achieved numerous accolades, including a remarkable eighth-place finish in the prestigious 1976 Cowes-Torquay powerboat race, where it outperformed larger craft in treacherous conditions.


The Corniche also attracted the attention of high-profile individuals from the motor racing circuit, including Peter de Savery, the Montgomerie family, Tom Percival, Roger Clark, Jo Bonnier, Jo Siffert, and David Prophet. Its striking resemblance to the Cigarette semi-race boats, at a fraction of the price, made it a sought-after choice among discerning buyers. Most of the boats went to Italy, having been bought by the Bonelli family from Viareggio – the Bonellis were distributors for Cigarette boats in Italy and the South of France; a match made in heaven.


Sadly, the company faced challenges due to over expansion into the unfamiliar territory of sailing yacht manufacturing, leading to its demise. However, we are now reviving this beloved classic retaining the same proven hull format but with a new superstructure incorporating many innovative features, paying homage to its rich heritage.

Here begins the new chapter some forty five years later now renamed the Poulner GT Series. 

Initial Concept Designs 2021/2022

The Poulner GT Series 2023

The Ultimate Offshore Powerboat

A luxury, high-performance power boat with retro styling and exceptional pedigree

Fun for a day in the sun with family and friends; enjoy on-board alfresco dining, followed by a cooling swim

The GT can be transported by 4/6-wheel trailer to and from a launch ramp

A must have “supercar on water” for the most discerning superyacht owner and supercar collector

Express launch from your berth to your favourite beach or harbour restaurant with its refined elegance and luxury styling



The hull, deck, superstructure and bulkheads are of composite construction. For standard boats, the reinforcement will be E-glass bonded with vinylester resins. Boats with uprated engines will be reinforced with S-glass, which is stronger and lighter but comes at a price premium.

The hull is a single-skin laminate, supported by a fully-bonded network of top hat stiffeners to provide a strong internal framework. High load areas will be locally reinforced. Decks and flat surfaces such as bulkheads and hatches will have foam cores with high-tech panel materials such as Nidaplast being utilised where appropriate, to provide maximum stiffness with very low weight.

Construction using carbon fibre with epoxy resin has a unique aesthetic quality, which showcases the ultimate in high-end technology. This material is being utilised throughout the boat. The design of the structure will be analysed and optimised to ensure a high strength to weight ratio, as well as being fully compliant with the relevant standards for
small craft construction in GRP, such as BS EN ISO 12215 Sections 1-2, 4-6.



Anodised Aluminium Screen with Tinted Toughened Perspex
Anodised Aluminium/Glass Dome Hatch 
Stainless Steel 5 Tonne Recessed Helicopter Tie Down for Fwd Mooring
Teak Deck Trim
4 Stainless Steel Retractable/Removable Cleats
6 Stainless Steel Removable Fender Retainers
2 Carbon Fibre/Stainless Handrails Foredeck
2 Carbon Fibre/Stainless Handrails Aft Combining Bathing Ladder with Teak Steps
2 Stainless Steel Recessed Quick Release Fuel Fillers
1 Stainless Steel Recessed Quick Release Water Filler
1 Stainless Steel Recessed Pump Out 
1 Stainless Steel Recessed Shore Support Plug
Stainless Steel Band Joining Hull To Deck
1 Stainless Steel Recessed Secure/Lift Engine Hatch Handle
2 Aluminium Anodised Engine Room Cowls with Engraved Boat Motif


Length: 9.85m
Width: 2.43m
Draft: 0.55m

Engine Room

Choice of Three Engine and Two Sterndrive Variations
Braided Stainless Steel Fuel Lines
Twin 120 Gallon Rolled Anodised Aluminium Fuel Tanks with Fuel Safe Content – Midships
Full Rally/Race Style Automatic Fire Extinguisher System with Auxiliary Cockpit Operation
6 Heavy Duty Lithium Batteries (if approved)
Battery Cut Off Switch
Fire Retardant Paint/Gelcoat Throughout
Lead/Foam Engine Insulation on Engine Hatch
2 Gas Struts for Lifting Engine Cover
Electric Bilge Pump
Manual Bilge Pump
Tool Storage Box
Emergency Anchor and Rope
Rope Ladder to Access Engine Room
2/4 Electric Extractor Fans


Custom Console with Aluminium Facing Containing Engine Instrumentation and Navigation Electronics
Teak/Rivet Period Steering Wheel
Hydraulic Cockpit Seat Bases x 3 with Rally Style Seats and Harnesses
Aluminium Roller/Sliding Type Door to Fwd Cabin
Carbon Fibre/Stainless Handrail for Fwd Seated Passengers
Bottle and Glass Stowage 
Ice Maker and Ice Stowage
Access to Bilge Via Floor Hatch with Stainless Steel Recessed Securing Handle
Electric Bilge Pump
2 Hand Fire Extinguishers
Teak Imitation/Rubber Flooring
Soft Stowage under Settee Areas
Collapsible Free Standing Cockpit Table with Teak/Rubber Top with Ice Bucket, Bottle and Glass Stowage
Carbon/Stainless Steel Boat Hook
Seating for a Total of 9 People in Perforated Marine 
Quality Upholstery and Non Water Absorbent Foam
Perforated Sun Bathing Mattress x 2 over Engine Hatches
Self Draining Cockpit with Removable Grates
Carbon Fibre/Stainless Flag Staff
Defused Cockpit Lighting

Black and blue options available

Engine Options

Poulner GTA x 2 x 350 V8 350 Hp Mercruiser Alfa Sterndrives

Poulner GTO x 2 x 430 V8 Mercruiser Bravo Sterndrives

Poulner GTM CANAM x 2 V8 565 Hp Mercruiser High Performance Bravo Sterndrives 

Poulner GTB x 2 430 V8 Alfa Sterndrives or 2 x V8 430 Hp Bravo Sterndrives with Optional Extras Included


This facility is available allowing the most discerning owner to create their own colour palette, perhaps to match their favourite supercar.


The designers and or manufacturers reserve the right to refuse any specification changes that is considered to jeopardise performance and passenger safety. The designers reserve the right to change specifications at any time to improve overall performance and safety levels and or updating of construction methods and materials used.

Colour Combinations Externally

Available as one colour or Coloured Hull and English White superstructure.

  • Havana Brown
  • Ice Blue
  • Carmen Red
  • Navy Blue
  • Grabber Blue
  • Silver Grey
  • British Racing Green 
  • Starlight Black
  • Rose Pink
  • ​ONLY AVAILABLE ON GTM CANAM model Papaya Orange hull, white superstructure and period blue decals and aluminium drop down mast.


Cockpit Upholstery
Various colour combinations available to match the hull colour. One Colour with contrast stitching.

Interior Upholstery
Nubuck contrasting leather suede (two colour combination) with contrast stitch. Carpet close pile

Cabin Specification

Electric Flush Toilet
Cockpit Table Stowage
Access to Engine Instrumentation
Fully Lined Roof and Bulkheads Leather/Suede Contrast Stitch 
Deep Comfortable Material Cushions Throughout
Led Strip Lighting 
Teak/Rubber around Toilet Area
Accessible Bottle Glass and Ice Bucket Stowage
Soft Stowage under Cushions
Mood Bulkhead
Toilet Area Blind
Carbon Sink/Hand Pump/Water Container in Toilet Area
Sound System and Control
Double Bed Infill on Gas Struts Allowing Access to and from Toilet Area


6 Champagne Flutes
6 Wine Glasses
6 Gin/Tonic/Beer Tumblers
2 Ice Buckets
4 High Quality Cotton Mooring Ropes
4 Sausage Type Inflatable Fenders
Marine Material Cockpit Cover

Optional Extras

Custom Anodised Aluminium Mast with Docking Light
GT40 Style Cockpit Helm and Passenger Upholstery
Marine Leather Upholstery Throughout
Mohair Cockpit all Over Cover in Lieu of Marine Fabric
Bow Thruster
Shipping Cradle in Wood
Driving Instruction Course for GTM Model
Hull Sign Writing
Owners Initials on Helm Position Seat Back
Removable Bimini Top
Race Exhaust System
Tonneau Cover in Fabric or Mohair
Custom Stripes
Poulner Attaché Case – Owner Custom Finish
Custom Colour Schemes Available