December 5, 2011

Web: Grand Banks New Web Site

Grand Banks unveils a new World wide web virtual showroom site, with several new features designed to enrich the experience of both buyers and casual visitors.  Grand Banks started operation in 1956 as American Marine Limited founded by Robert J.Newton and sons John and Whit in Honk Kong.  But the start was not about a trawler yacht, as the first jobs was about building custom Sparkman and Stephens, William Gardner, Nat Herreshoff, and Ray Hunt designed heavy sailing yachts.  In 1962 the Newton's commissioned Kenneth Smith a 36 feet humble cruising boat with workman like looks, which will be named Spray.  This was a turn around for the Newton's and with it came a stop to building the custom sailing yachts construction and concentrated on this explorer traditional looking cruiser today known as the Heritage series.  In 1973 Grand Banks also started its move to fiberglass construction. 1993 marks another important move when Grand Banks launched the Eastbay series designed by past colloborator Ray Hunt, and inspired to the Down East lobster boat.  2001 marks the introduction of another range the flagship explorer Aleutian series.  Today Grand Banks produces fifteen models from the 39 Eastbay SX up the recently launched 76 Aleutian RP, and divided equally into three series; Aleutian, Eastbay, and Heritage.  Grand Banks new web site takes you around with the following buttons; Aleutian Series, Eastbay Series, Heritage Series, GB Discovery, Find A Dealer, and More which takes to the following extra buttons; Sales, Service and Support, For Owners and Enthusiasts, Company Information, Company News, and Learn and Discover.