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Grand Banks Aleutian boat

cruiser adds more volume fun.


72 0

19 10

5 4

120,000 lbs. load)

Power: x Caterpillar ACERT

Top/Cruising 23.8/18.5 knots

1,000nm @ knots

Price: at your Banks




Seattle, WA


aboard the at Goat Marina, we impressed by sheer size the redesigned deck. Even built-in settees a long, dining table eight, there still ample to add outdoor seating. is 6 beneath the deck overhead, was extended provide more Add canvas you’ve effectively your enclosed space on Further wind is provided the Plexiglas that close the generous on each of the

A new, spiral stairway, just outside saloon doors, up to flybridge above. the aft gave us lot more to do David said.

The flybridge now has to mount Skis or aft of dinghy, launched the 1,300-pound davit. Lower toys and open up more space entertaining aloft, by a bar with and a Miele electric Forward is comfortable seating and upper shaded by optional hard which sports small awning aft.

Grand Banks Aleutian boat

A enclosed stairway down to wheelhouse, which much the handsome “inner as on 72RP, although Banks has a couple owner-friendly “tweaks”. now is second pilothouse so both decks are accessible. (Our boat had docking controls the Naiad and optional thruster forward the Portuguese The design also added new return the galley expanding food-preparation

The large has a new look to the of modular instead of usual nautical Our test even had recliner sofa, for kicking and watching pop-up flat-screen opposite. But the overall is more the fine woodwork is Grand Banks. builder sources teak direct, whole trees kiln-drying them 21 days. made a decision to the higher-quality and other on board,” David.

High-end equipment, as Stidd and Sub refrigerator drawers, an important of the Banks brand. all top – not in the series, but all the we build,” explained, adding if you taking quality out of boat in interest of cost, at point it being a Banks.

On lower deck, hand-crafted teak and cabinetry a rich for contemporary like shoji over enlarged lights, which the cabins diffused light. fixtures and are substantial as is on a Banks. Each and hanging we peeked closed with solid “click”.

and more will work a dedicated to pick soft goods,” said. Grand provides owners a list recommended design such as La Mer, in Fort The standard arrangement for the 72 RP and has three and three but on 72SC, a stateroom is an option. the aft allowed Grand to move crew quarters from amidships the lazarette and create full-beam head the master in its Forward, the floor plan two starboard-side instead of sharing a opposite. Pocket on the small stateroom its space, it to opened up the day. our boat, cabin was as study. fourth stateroom a VIP island queen and ensuite in the

The crew didn’t lose in the – they twin bunks, small fridge private head shower. In this area fitted out enough to a great for older “Probably half the 72 run the themselves, and convert the quarters to room for grandkids,” David

The crew have access swim step the engine Laid out the same as on 72RP model, machinery spaces neatly organized show a predilection toward and high-end equipment (so so that have to over some it to to the side of Cats). Headroom 6 8 and there’s least four of overhead including sound-dampening foam and Under way a fast speed of rpm, we a quiet decibels in saloon overhead.

test boat’s was equipped a cutting-edge helm” featuring fully integrated 5000 Series package. Mounted the raised panel in wheelhouse were GPSMAP 5215 chartplotter touch-screen – the in the line. Pre-loaded U.S. charts this case), complete with optional wireless the plotters display up four different simultaneously on It’s easy set and the configurations for example, As we out the everyone gathered the helm see what Garmin system do.

Out at I went to the helm to and was by how the venturi the breeze. view was on three and only obstructed by dinghy aft. are Garmin at the helm, too, you can watch the aft on feed from boat’s optional CCTV camera. 72SC handled the big she is, at the time, was responsive to wheel.

Grand hasn’t altered 72 Aleutian’s V-hull, originally by the Tom Fexas, with good During a offshore in swells, we a taste the smooth, ride it further aided windy conditions the ability balance the by transferring independently between five fuel on board. two-fin Naiad stabilization system an option well.)

Better this long-range is fast, to that hull, which solid fiberglass the waterline, incorporates lightweight foam core it, along weight-savings materials the interior. 10 people board, we an average speed of knots at rpm on at wide throttle, on runs made opposite directions. Banks reports top end 23.8 knots 2,346 rpm ideal conditions. can get and go, you can long-range cruise ten knots,” said. “While are mindful fuel economy, like that to beat storm into

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