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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Grand Banks 65 Aleutian

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/1,001-bhp Caterpillar C18 diesel inboards

Transmission/Ratio: Twin Disc MGX-5135A/2.5:1

Props: 38 x 38.5 5-blade nibral ZF Faster S-Class

Steering: Teleflex Sea-Star hydraulic w/ engine-driven power assist

Price as Tested: AUD $4,082,187

The Numbers

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Freeman deckhouse door (port side)
Naiad hydraulic stern thruster and hydraulic stabilizers
22.5-kW Onan genset
Opacmare hydraulic crane w/ Zodiac Yachtline 380 RIB and 40-hp Yamaha four-stroke outboard
electronics package
teak-planked side decks
teak-and-maple soles throughout
extra 20-gal. Seaward water heater
fiberglass hardtop
electronics package

This article originally appeared in the September 2008 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.