June 28, 2013

New Model: Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX

Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX is finally in the water!  This new Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX represents a more modern approach to the Down East lobster boat offer from this renowned boat builder, see new pilothouse side windows.  But that only tells a small part of the 50 Eastbay SX and what it brings to the customers.  Knowing well of the current market, the 50 Eastbay SX offers a lot of versatility to customers with five options for the main deck, and another same number coming to the lower cabin area.  With all these offers you can nearly say the Grand Banks is nearly a custom boat.  The 50 Eastbay SX standard plan is a two cabins with owners stateroom to fore, and U-shaped galley located below.  But if this is not to your taste the different versions go on from moving the galley astern on the main deck, and also having an owners amidships stateroom replacing the fore.  There is also a three cabin versions, with the third cabin being a bunk twin located to port side.  As in newer Grand Banks and Eastbay models the 50 SX is fully designed around pod drives, but this time Grand Banks is using the Volvo IPS version with the 600 or 700hp units. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.04 m (55.9ft)
Hull Length - 15.26 m
Waterline Length - 14.18 m
Beam - 5.03 m
Draft - 1.24 m
Displacement - 22,750 kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 3028 l
Water Capacity - 618 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 600hp, D11700hp, MAN D2876 R6 800hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS800 or 900 forward looking pods
Speed - 32 knots max 24 cruise with IPS 900 Volvo 700hp
Project - C.R. Hunt Associates Hull