Classic cruiser

With her warped, semi-displacement hull, the all-new Grand Banks 54 blends classic styling with contemporary design for comfortable, efficient cruising.

The new model continues the lineage of the previously released GB60 and GB60 Skylounge – both carry the company’s signature warped semi-displacement hull.

Like her bigger sisters, the GB54 also features advanced composite construction, including a fullyinfused fibreglass hull and infused carbon fibre decks and superstructure. The weight saving moves the yacht’s vertical centre of gravity lower, providing the yacht increased stability and comfort at sea.

For extra strength and hull rigidity, a fully-cored structure is constructed using SAN Corecell PVC linear closed cell foam in select areas, sandwiched between skins of stitched multi-axial E-glass which is then bonded with vinylester epoxy resin. This is supported by infused composite panels in a robust grid system.

The GB54 features a two-stateroom, galley-down layout in its standard configuration. Owners have the option to bring the galley up to the saloon which would add a third stateroom on the accommodations level. Interior design is contemporary without trending modern, blending a warm colour palette and fabrics that complement the company’s signature teak joinery.

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Both layouts benefit from a large saloon seating area with an L-shaped settee to port, served by a versatile dining table.

This settee can double as a watch berth during a night passage. Opposite is a pair of loveseats in a fore-and-aft arrangement, suitable for a pair of couples, served by a cocktail table between.

From the saloon, cockpit access is through a centreline door, where a transom settee welcomes alfresco dining. Stairs on the starboard side of the cockpit lead to the flybridge, where a boat deck aft supports a standard tender and davit. The upper helm station offers standard helm and companion seats while an L-shaped settee and table can comfortably seat six additional guests.

The two-stateroom layout has a galley down and features a starboard master stateroom amidships. The galley is just a few steps down the companionway from the main deck. Located to port, the galley has an atrium-like feel beneath the raked windshield, creating an airy space with natural light for the chef.

The master has a private head with a walk-in shower and a dressing area with a hanging locker and enough stowage for extended cruising. A forward guest stateroom has use of a Jack-and-Jill head, located to port, which also serves as the boat’s day head.

High bulwarks wrap around the aft deck from midship to midship, and protection from the elements includes a covered cockpit with a flybridge overhang as well as covered side decks.

Visibility from the helm, a starboard-side helm door, and uncluttered flow from the helm stations to the deck maximise ease of operation, whether at the dock, catching a mooring, or dropping anchor.

Adding to the ease of flow, the main deck is flush from the cockpit through to the stairs that connect the two levels, with the accommodations level only three steps down from the saloon.

Highlights of the standard equipment list include a 15kW generator, reverse-cycle air conditioning, an entertainment centre, a refrigerator and freezer, a 10-foot tender with 30hp outboard and a davit installed on the boat deck.

The GB54 is powered by a pair of 725hp Volvo Penta D11s – at her 25-knot cruise speed they burn 260 litres/hour.

For more information visit www.grandbanks.com 

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