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. Expansive staterooms and common areas grace her ample, classically styled interior. The Bland’s 72 offers an alternate exterior arrangement, with a spacious aft deck that leads down to a lower cockpit, with a swim platform beyond. It is particularly handy for facilitating dinghy launches, diving excursions, and, should a painter get fouled under the boat, instantaneously jumping overboard.
Read about Capt. Bill Pike's cruise to Desolation Sound onboard a Grand Banks Aleutian 72 RP here. ➤
- Builder: Grand Banks
- Model: Grand Banks Aleutian 72 RP
- Boat Type: Trawler
- LOA: 72'0"
- Draft: 5'4"
- Beam: 19'0"
- Displacement: 120,000 lb. (half load)
- Fuel Capacity: 2,625 gal.
- Water Capacity: 350 gal.
- Standard Power: 2/1,015-mhp Caterpillar C18 ACERT diesel inboards
This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.