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News: Grand Banks 85 Flagship Launched

Discussion in 'Grand Banks Yacht' started by Yacht News, Mar 24, 2021.

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  1. Flagship Grand Banks 85 Launched
    Back in 2019 YF wrote am article about the sale of the first Grand Banks 85. Fast forward to just over a year later in early 2021 we have the launch of this new flagship vessel for Grand Banks, the GB85. Not only is the yacht in the water it has also commenced sea trials with the yard saying that it has already attained a 21-knot speed for long-range cruising. The 25.9-meter vessel still has alot more testing to conduct before being in a position to deliver to her owner.
  2. "We had one primary objective above all when we started the 85. To deliver the most fuel-efficient, high-speed, long-range cruiser of this size in the world. Period. It is incredibly exciting to tick this box right out of the gate on what is not yet even the official sea trial, "said Grand Banks CEO, Mark Richards. The GB85 can be built with an open flybridge like the first model or it can have an enclosed bridge./sky lounge design if the owner prefers that arrangement. With a 6.7-meter beam the vessel can have a myriad of layouts for cabins onboard. In fact the GB85 can sleep up to nine (9) in four (4) cabins depending on the cabin configuration. However, some layout plans suggest either a single large full-beam master suite with his and hers or a transverse oriented berth along with a V-berth second cabin. Or two doubles and a twin may provide more flexibility for owners. Power comes via a pair of Volvo D13 engines which are expected to run the GB85 to 30-knots flat out and fast cruise at 24-knots (initial calculations). The preliminary sea trial showcased a 21-knot cruising speed.

    For more information:

    Grand Banks Yachts
    Grand Banks Yacht Basin
    450 SW Salerno Road
    Stuart, FL 34997
    www.grandbanks.com

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