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Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 73°F; humidity: 78%; seas: flat

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

506 gal. fuel, 91 gal. water, two persons, 500 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/725-hp Volvo Penta IPS950s

Transmission/Ratio: Volvo Penta IPS 2B, 1.59:1 gear ratio

Props: Volvo Penta IPS P3 Propset

Price as Tested: $1,964,782

The Numbers

Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 9.7 8.6 812 65
1250 11.1 17 470 70
1500 15.0 25 432 68
1750 20.2 34 427 76
2000 25.0 43 418 76
2250 29.7 53 403 75
2420 33.0 63 377 76
Speeds are two-way averages measured by Garmin GPS. GPH taken from Volvo engine display. Range is based on 90% advertised fuel capacity. Sound measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

NOTEWORTHY OPTIONS: Hydraulic swim platform with remote wireless lift ($42,400)
Humphree Interceptor trim tabs ($7,160)
Webasto 24-volt electric opening sunroof with Oceanair screens and blinds ($23,800)
Navy-blue hull color with gold cove stripe ($15,510)
Garmin electronics package ($37,620).

On Location

Better Boat: Precious Cargo

Five of owner David Rosow’s six  grandchildren enjoy his boat, as  Rosow’s son Christopher looks on.

Hull number one of the 50 Eastbay SX features a three-stateroom layout, chiefly because owner David Rosow wanted to make sure it could accommodate his favorite crew: his six grandchildren. Rosow relied on his lifelong boating experience—and his own history of owning Grand Banks Yachts—to work with the builder to dial this one in. But there’s more to a boat than berths, and Rosow has found this one met his needs, with its quiet ride, impeccable efficiency and handling, and, perhaps most importantly, its confidence-inspiring seaworthiness.

This article originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.