Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SXBy Peter A. Janssen
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 73°F; humidity: 78%; seas: flat
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST506 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
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|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).
Better Boat: Precious Cargo
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.