November 15, 2012

New Model: Grand Banks 43 EU Heritage

An evolution of the 41 EU Heritage, Grand Banks World presented the new 43 EU and the just passed 2012 Fort Lauderdale boat show.  This model is a further refinement of Grand Banks much appreciated pod drive propelled unit featuring a thirty per cent larger cockpit, bigger staterooms and a second head.  The Grand Banks 43 EU builds more on the revolution of the modern trawler that was presented in 2007 with the 41 for owners around the world. Other new features for the 43 EU are over sized view windows on both hull sides to port and starboard, and a larger hatch for the forward located owners stateroom.  The flybridge has also been extended with the option of a 350kg crane davit.  Fuel reserve has also been increased in the 43 by twenty per cent that is about 400 extra liters for a longer cruising range.  Power is twin Cummins 480hp with ZF Zeus pods giving a 24 knots max speed, and a 20 fast cruise.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.9 m (48.9ft)
Length - 13.1 m
Waterline Length - 12.1 m
Beam - 4.77 m
Draft - 1.2 m
Displacement -
Fuel Capacity - 2203 l
Water Capacity - 757 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB6.7 480hp
Propulsion - ZF Zeus aft looking dual propeller pods
Speed - 24 knots max, 20 knots cruise