November 12, 2017

Web: Grand Banks New Web Site

Grand Banks unveils a new World wide web virtual showroom site. 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 build custom Sparkman and Stephens, William Gardner, Nat Herreshoff, and Ray Hunt designed 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 custom sailing yachts, with construction 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 an important move to Grand Banks launching the Eastbay series designed by previous collaborator Ray Hunt, and inspired to the Down East lobster boat. 2001 marks the introduction of another range the Aleutian series. In 2014 Grand Banks started a new path when it bought out Palm Beach motor yachts and CEO Mark Richards took over the helm.  Currently Grand Banks produces three models; the 44 Eastbay, to the still in project 52 and the just launched 60. Grand Banks new web site takes you around with the following buttons; Our Yachts, Buying Experience, Ownership Experience, and About.  Grand Banks is also on social media with buttons on the bottom of the page taking you to its; Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Pinterest pages.