The GB54 is the reinvention of an icon – an evolution in style and a revolution in performance. With a semi-displacement hull that owes its inspiration to ocean racing yachts, the GB54 offers an unbeatable combination of speed, comfort and efficiency.

The new Grand Banks hull form provides a stable platform that is both safe and comfortable in all sea states, while still offering exceptional performance numbers at any speed.

Starting with the low-end of 10 knots running on a pair of 725-horsepower Volvo Penta D11s, expect a modest fuel burn of 7 US gallons per hour and a range exceeding 1200 nautical miles. At the upper end, but well shy of wide-open throttle, the yacht burns just 57 gallons (216 litres) per hour cruising at 25 knots.

Like the bigger GB60, the GB54 also features advanced composite construction, including a fully infused fibreglass hull and infused carbon fibre decks and superstructure. The weight savings move the yacht’s vertical center of gravity lower, providing increased stability and comfort at sea. For extra strength and hull rigidity, a fully cored structure is constructed uses 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.

That sure-footed quality is formed from Richards’ accumulated design experience that boasts an acclaimed wave-slicing forefoot, a hull that stays in the water rather than pounds through it. The Volvo Penta powerplant is an excellent match, offering excellent low-end torque as well as low sound and vibration levels.

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


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. The three-stateroom layout places the galley on the main deck on the port side, opposite the helm.

On the GB54, safety starts with high bulwarks that wrap around from midship to midship around the aft deck, and protection from the elements includes a covered cockpit with a flybridge overhang as well as covered side decks.