3 November, 2018
New Grand Banks model
The GB52 continues the reinvention
Grand Banks Yachts Limited introduced the latest model in its reborn lineup, the Grand Banks 52. The boat comes on the heels of the successful introduction of the Grand Banks 60 and the GB60 Skylounge. The GB52 will continue to grow the company’s business of creating efficient hulls that are strong and light, and finished with comfortable, welcoming interiors designed for cruisers. The new GB52 will make her debut in late summer of 2019. The GB52 will have a fully infused hull that is designed to stay in the water and slice through with a sharp forefoot and semi-displacement warped shape. The design of the GB52 is consistent with the recently launched GB60, using fully infused carbon fiber for the decks and superstructure to lower the center of gravity. A fully cored structure is employed using PVC foam core and SAN Corecell in areas of specific application, sandwiched between skins of stitched multi-axial carbon fiber, bonded with vinylester and epoxy resins and supported by infused composite panels in a robust grid system. The result is a hull that leaves minimal wake as it performs consistently throughout the rpm range, with the same running attitude and steering feel whether she’s running at 10 knots or 30 knots. That minimal wake means little energy is wasted creating waves and pushing water out of the way.
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