August 5, 2020

New Model: Grand Banks GB54

Grand Banks continues its bold foray into redefining the future of efficient long-range cruising with the release of the GB54, the second addition to the new Grand Banks family series. This beautifully designed luxury yacht comes in both flybridge and enclosed skylounge configurations, with either upper or lower galley layout options that accommodate four to five people overnight. The GB54 has a highly efficient cruise speed of 25 knots, making her a true performer.  The focus of the Grand Banks 54 was to produce a yacht that is incredibly practical, and easily handled by owner/operators even if caught short-handed. Making full use her beam, the cockpit and salon areas are wide open, airy and perfect for both relaxing and entertaining. Signature large electric windows side and aft of the salon open the spaces further to fresh breezes and near 360 degree sight lines throughout the boat. We have designed the layouts of the yacht to offer flexibility without compromising practicality or usability. Available in your choice of two or three stateroom layouts, the accommodations are only a few steps down from the single-level entertaining spaces, making maneuvering around the vessel effortless. he Grand Banks 54’s versatile design is a culmination of lessons learned from designing and building the GB60 along with the rest of the range over decades of production.  The Grand Banks 54 is constructed using the latest methods of vacuum infusion to achieve strength and weight control, and carbon fiber for reduced weight and stiffness.  Pairing seamlessly with her advanced construction is the remarkable craftsmanship and attention to detail found throughout the entire yacht. The Grand Banks marque is known for the fine timber joinery, and this is carried through every facet of the boat from the bulkheads and fixed furniture that is fused and bonded to both the deck and hull, to the highly engineered and finished engine room. Beauty and quality is not just skin deep. The most impressive feature of the new Grand Banks 54 is her soft quiet ride quality. Through the fused nature of the bulkheads a semi-monocoque torsion box is achieved result a stiff underway and free from any rattles or creaking. The rest of the ride is largely thanks to the combination of an efficient and high-performance hull shape, and the careful balancing both longitudinally and vertically, of the large-mass components. The engines are mounted amidships along with our full-beam baffled fuel tank to keep the weight low and centered. The deck and superstructure are all infused carbon fiber to minimize weight aloft, resulting in a naturally low center of gravity. The new hull form is an advanced warped semi-displacement shape that is a designed inspired by ocean taming sail racing yachts, where efficiency and performance is paramount. Having more in common with a naval destroyer than a full-displacement heavy deep-v, the fine entry of the stem splits the waves, while the soft shoulder of the midsection rolls the water away and eliminates hull slapping. The hull presents some gorgeous tumble-home above, then continues to warp beneath the waterline into a relatively flat aft section with 8 degrees of deadrise. This provides incredible form stability at all speeds and rest, and results in an astonishingly subtle wake that further demonstrates the efficiency of the design. Careful attention was paid to the lines of the new Grand Banks range, ensuring proportions were maintained and equal weights were given to both form and function. One of the areas this can be appreciated most is in the bridge design, where the profile appears low, but the space is both voluminous and expansive. The bridge is accessed via a teak stairway from the cockpit, which houses the 10′ outboard-mounted tender on a custom cradle, with a davit for easy launching and retrieval. The bridge helm further improves navigational sight lines from the already well-appointed lower helm and is complimented by twin Stidd captains chairs to your spec, and can be outfitted with your chosen navigational equipment.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.1 m (59.5ft)
Hull Length - 16.4 m
Beam - 5.34 m
Draft - 1.22 m with shafts, 0.95 with IPS pod drives
Displacement - 21500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 3400 l
Water Capacity 1100 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, five berths in three cabines
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp, D11 625hp *IPS pod drive
Propulsion - line shaft, or Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 25 knots cruise, 10 knots long range cruise
Hull Shape - warped semi-displacement with flat Vee eight degrees deadrise aft
Construction - vacuum resin infusion with carbon fiber inserts and Vinilester Epoxy resins

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