Our Boat Test of the Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX. The 44 Eastbay SX from Grand Banks features a wish list of modern boatbuilding materials, top-notch ancillaries, a precisely positioned LCG, and superb handling under rough and ready conditions.
The Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP at the 2015 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Named one of the prettiest boats of all time by Power & Motoryacht.
Our Boat Test of the Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP.
With a straightforward propulsion package, a time-tested hullform, and an artisanally crafted interior, the Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP delivers the goods in a very far-flung locale.
New Boats Notebook: Update on the Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX
Our Boat Test of the Grand Banks 46 Eastbay FB.
The 46 Eastbay FB from Grand Banks is stylish for sure, but she’s got more tricks up her sleeve than just good looks. Our tester found that out when he took her for a spin on Lake Michigan. Read about it here.
New Boats Notebook: Update on the Grand Banks 60
With salty yet graceful lines and an abundance of onboard space thanks to that big flying bridge, the Grand Banks Eastbay FB is a quintessential cruiser with a serious pedigree. Read all about her here.
This page will offer you refit, service, and marine electronic tips as we take you behind the scenes and into the bilges of Arawak, a tired and sunburnt 1996 Grand Banks 42 Motoryacht.
New Boats Notebook - May 2014, update on the Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX
With Downeast style and on-water performance that really impresses, the 50 Eastbay SX is quite the boat. Peter A. Janssen ran her off the Atlantic Coast in 9-foot seas and 35-knot winds. Would she blink? Read this to find out.
The Grand Banks Aleutian 72 RP has a Tom Fexas-designed modified-deep-V hull. She is a rather fuel efficient vessel at semi-displacement velocities but is also capable of a 21-knot cruise speed and a 25-knot top end.
Sometimes the ideas you encounter while cruising can open your mind. Capt. Bill Pike joins the crew of a Grand Banks 72 Aleutian RP on a cruise to Desolation Sound, with a merry fleet following along behind and spectacular scenery and new perspectives in the offing.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Grand Banks 55 Eastbay FB
When a boat looks good swinging on the mooring out in front of the yacht club, that’s a good thing. But when that pretty profile is backed up with performance, cruising chops, and an owner who appreciates what she can do, now you’re looking at a real boat. For further reading: Our test of the Grand Banks 55 Eastbay here.
Power & Motoryacht's first impression of the Grand Banks 43 Heritage EU. Grand Banks expects big things out of this launch, and it’s easy to see why.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Grand Banks Heritage 54 EU.
Efficiency: Check. Smart layout: Check. A boat worthy of her storied nameplate: Check. And yet, there’s more to the Grand Banks 54 than ticking the boxes. Editor-in-Chief George Sass Jr. takes a close look at what this build means for Grand Banks, and the direction and development of the trawler fleet in general.
Capt. Bill Pike discovers another side of the Pacific Northwest—and himself—on a Grand Banks Eastbay 46 SX during the ultimate three-day weekend.
Power & Motoryacht's first impression of the Grand Banks 50 Eastbay. Her classic looks certainly harken to an age gone by.
When a boatbuilder replaces its best-selling model, it must ensure that her replacement not only incorporates all of the positive features of her predecessor, but surpasses them. Grand Banks has worked for three years to make sure it did just that when the newest boat in its Heritage Series, the 41EU, replaced the 42. The improvements were based on a worldwide effort, with plans, parts, and
Not your average boat test. Not by a long shot. Way back in 2001, off the coast of California, I'd sea trialed a raised-pilothouse motoryacht that would set a new course for Grand Banks. Called the 64 Aleutian Class, the boat sported a complicated and decidedly untrawlerly Tom Fexas hull form designed to optimize
There's nothing like a boat-show breakdown: big guys swinging giant hammers knocking out the massive pins that connect the floating docks and staffers in single-outboard-powered skiffs with bow-mounted cow catchers pushing those docks around so fast it looks like they're backing down on a marlin. Boats are everywhere, heading for home, the next show, and to new owners. This controlled chaos makes
There’s nothing half as exciting as being aboard a big, beautiful cruising boat in South Florida in the springtime with the sun coming up when it’s still cold up north. You feel privileged, meteorologically speaking, every time the tropical breezes stir. Stepping up into the cockpit of a new Grand Banks 59 Aleutian RP (Raised Pilothouse) with test gear in hand, I caught a pungent whiff of the
Grand Banks dealer Jay Bettis is a tall, lean fellow. And, although he's one of Seabrook, Texas' tried-and-true old-timers, with a waterfront operation that's been going strong since 1973, he's about as agile as a cat once he steps aboard a boat. Maybe his Marine Corps training has something to do with this. Or maybe it's just that he loves boats so darn much he forgets how old he is when he's