September 22, 2022

New Model: Grand Banks Eastbay 60

Grand Banks present the new Eastbay 60, its flagship and largest build to date here pictured in its first sea trials.  The Eastbay 60 was announced as a project in 2021, and going against recent trends will measure over twenty meters in over-all length, a whooping two meters more to its model designation of sixty feet.  The Eastbay 60 follows what the down East lobster boat inspired range from Grand Banks has done since 1993 after the first 38 Ex and nineteen models later; traditional lines, excellent seakeeping, and interiors with the best comfort and not the most cabins.  An evolution of a classic the Eastbay 60 flagship sets new high standards for its bigger size, and adds the efficiency of the Vee warped hull as evolved by Mark Richards.  After 29 years of C. Raymond Hunt hull design the 60 is the first Eastbay with Mark Richards trademark hull design, following the Grand Banks 60, 54, and 85 of the explorer yachts range.  In the accommodation the Eastbay 60 offers a living on the main deck with an astern galley layout, with three double cabins having an owners stateroom located to port side at midships, a VIP forward, and guest third cabin with an L-shaped layout offering two singe berths below deck.  Grand Banks also offers a lower deck galley two cabin layout with opposite saloon, and owners stateroom moving forward. The Grand Banks Eastbay 60 is powered by twin Volvo 725hp as standard, with optional 900hp or 1000hp with IPS pod drives or shaft line propulsion.  Because of the performance of the standard engine of just thirty knots it is believed that this is only offered with IPS pod drives, while the optional larger engines can be offered with line shaft propulsion.  Hull one is fitted with twin Volvo 900hp and IPS pod drives and has reached 33 knots of top speeds and a 27 of fast cruise. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.74 m (68.1ft)
Length - 18.55 m
Beam - 5.8 m
Draft - 1.14 m IPS pod drives, 1.24 m shaft drives
Displacement - 27,000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 5750 l
Water Capacity - 1100 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or three/four berth in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp, D13 900hp, D13 1000hp
Propulsion - line shafts, or IPS pod drives
Speed - 38 knots max 30 knots cruise with 1000hp IPS, 33 knots max 27 cruise with 900hp IPS, 30 knots max 25 knots with 725hp IPS
Range - 894 nm at 21 knots with 725hp, 864 nm at 21 knots with 1000hp IPS
Hull Shape - patented Vee warped 
Project - Mark Richards, Grand Banks
Certification - CE A

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