July 9, 2010

New Model: Grand Banks 53 Aleutian RP

Grand Banks presents its latest new model with the launch of the much expected 53 Aleutian RP. This new Aleutian is the smallest Explorer Yacht built in this range from Grand Banks, and as you read this hull number three is under construction of what looks to become a successful model. As all Grand Banks and most of all the Aleutian series, the 53 RP represents a good compromise of classic looks with a modern feeling to the overall planning of the spaces. On the 53 Aleutian RP lower accommodation deck you find modern amenities as a full beam owners stateroom, spacious VIP suite, and a third bunk guest cabin. All this without missing two large storage rooms further aft to the midship owners cabin, which is testament to the Explorer Yacht heritage of each new Grand Banks. The main deck as any Grand Banks is spacious too, representing a real living area with a split level saloon that feels coming from a larger yacht. Spaces are abundant in all the 53 Aleutian RP from a large spacious flybridge, to ship like wide side decks, and engine room. This is thanks to a fat beam just short of five metres and a half. Power is from a standard Cummins 593hp, up to an optional choice of 705hp Cats which give a 22 knots top speed.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.61 m (57.9ft)
Waterline Length - 15.02 m
Beam - 5.40 m
Draft - 1.45 m
Displacement - 33113kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 3785 l
Water Capacity - 1136 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSC8.3 593hp, Cat C12 ACERT 705hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 22 knots max
Construction - Cook gelcoat, Vectorply laminates, Hydrex resins, Airex core above waterline
Certification - ABYC, NMMA, CE, UL