April 5, 2010

New Model: Grand Banks 46 Eastbay SX

Grand Banks Yachts celebrated the international debut of its new 46 Eastbay SX at the 2010 Eurasia Boat Show. Like many of its new models, the 46 Eastbay SX combines timeless nautical styling with new and innovative technologies, a combination that has won strong acclaim for the company in markets around the world. Chief among new technologies is the Zeus propulsion system, with joystick docking control, reduced noise and emissions, superior maneuverability and improved fuel efficiency. In factory sea trials with standard twin 600hp Cummins diesels, the 46 Eastbay SX reached top speeds of over 30 knots. The 46 Eastbay SX is the second Grand Banks to offer Zeus pod drives, after the trawler-styled 41 Heritage EU that launched in 2008. Like the 41EU, this new Eastbay was designed to take full advantage of the Zeus system and its compact footprint to open up more room for accommodations. As a result, owners can opt for a two or a three cabin layout, a noteworthy feature for a vessel of this size. The 46SX continues the stylish evolution that other recent models have brought to the Eastbay Series. Owners can choose from a standard galley down or optional main deck version that maintains plenty of seating in the salon. Class-leading amenities include standard Stidd helm seats, granite counter tops, and handcrafted teak throughout. With an optional power sunroof, and a standard aft salon window that disappears at the touch of a button, the bright and airy salon opens gracefully to the aft cockpit where built in seating and hand laid teak add to the comfort and luxury. Like all previous models in the series, this newest Eastbay uses the same C.R. Hunt Associates designed hull that has won broad acclaim for its solid, seaworthy handling.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.21 m (49.9ft)
Hull Length - 13.94 m
Waterline Length - 12.73 m
Beam - 4.45 m
Draft - 1.00 m
Displacement - 19054 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1893 l
Water Capacity - 549 l
Accommodation - 4/6 berths in 2/3 cabins, 1 optional crew cabin
Engines - 2 x Cummins 600hp
Propulsion - ZF Zeus aft looking dual propeller pods
Speeds - 30 knots max
Project - C.R. Hunt Asociates for hull