Grand Banks, the new GB 54 will arrive in Cannes Grand Banks, the new GB 54 will arrive in Cannes
The American company has unveiled the first drawings of the GB 54, its new 18 meters we will see at the next Cannes Boat... Grand Banks, the new GB 54 will arrive in Cannes

The American company has unveiled the first drawings of the GB 54, its new 18 meters we will see at the next Cannes Boat Show. A flying bridge motor yacht with a warped, semidisplacement hull, and the possibility to choose between a two or three stateroom layout and between in-line propulsion and IPS Volvo Penta. The range is 1,000 miles at 27 knots.

Mark Richards, CEO of Grand Banks, summarized the philosophy of the new GB54 as follows: “A yacht capable of cruising efficiently for a thousand nautical miles must also have interiors suitable for such a task”. There will be two layouts available, with the galley on the main deck or on the lower deck, and with three or two cabins.

The GB 54 is a yacht that knows how to be versatile – said Richardsthe hull is designed and built to handle even long journeys, but it is also an ideal boat for shorter navigation: the interior can accommodate family and friends on board in comfort, for a day, a weekend or an entire month.

The versatility continues even below the waterline,  if the standard engine is a pair of Volvo Penta D11 with 725 HP each and transmission of the axle line (for a cruising speed of 27 knots. 1.00 miles of range and a maximum of 31), it is also possible to opt for a version with IPS, to be exact two 950. Grand Banks continues on the 54, as it did with the 60, the work to achieve ever-greater efficiency in navigation from a strict weight reduction thanks to a construction for infusion and the use of carbon for the fly and all the superstructures.

GRAND BANKS GB 54
LOA 18.1 m
LOD: 16.4 m
Maximum beam: 5.33 m
Draught: 0.94 m
Fuel: 3,956 litres
Water: 1,277 litres
Cruising speed: 27 knots
Maximum speed: 32 knots
Standard engines: 2 x 725-hp Volvo Penta D11 w/shafts
Optional engines: 2 x 725-hp Volvo Penta IPS 950

(Grand Banks, the new GB54 will arrive in Cannes – Barchemagazine.com – April 2019)