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46 Eastbay FB First Sea trial

The first hull of the new 46 Eastbay FB went on her first sea trial in Malaysia. She was put through the paces while showing off her new look. She is now being prepared for shipping to the Great Lakes and is scheduled to arrive this summer. For photos of the sea trial, click below.
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First 50 Eastbay Flybridge Hard Top Gets Fitted

The first 50 Eastbay FB version is being fitted for its new hard top. Click the image gallery below to see a few photos of the progress being made at the factory in Malaysia. This first 50FB hull will be in New England this summer and she will be making her debut at boat shows this fall.
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Grand Banks Gears up for Fall Boat Shows with big 50 Eastbay Debut

The first 50 Eastbay SX has shipped from the factory! With Volvo-Penta IPS propulsion, joystick maneuvering, a dynamic new look and an impressive list of features and options, the all-new 50 Eastbay marks a major evolution in both form and function for the renowned Eastbay Series. We invite you to see and judge for yourself: get on board as the 50SX makes its worldwide debut at boat shows this fall. The first appearance is scheduled for the Newport International Boat Show, September 12-15 in Newport, RI. Other appearances include the United States Power Boat Show in Annapolis, MD October 3-6; and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 31 through November 4.
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Grand Banks Partners with Vessel Vanguard

Grand Banks Yachts is partnering with VesselVanguard to offer a third-generation iPad loaded with a digital version of your boat's manual as well as digital manuals that can be added for each and every piece of equipment on your vessel.
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Aleutian Cruise

The Aleutian Cruise has concluded, and what a trip it was! A group of Aleutian owners traveled from Vancouver, British Columbia up to Desolation Sound. The rain held until the last day and there were beautiful sites to be seen all around. The fishing, cruising and company were all received. To see all of the photo's from this week-long trip, click the link below.
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55 Eastbay FB Sea Trial

The first 55 Eastbay FB is now readying for shipment to her new owner. In addition to undergoing rigorous inspections by our QA and management team members, this new vessel also got out on the water for a thorough sea trial inspection. The 55FB was put through its paces, including a lengthy engine test across the RPM range. At full throttle, the 55FB reached over 35 knots (!), as shown by the SOG reading on the chartplotter.

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54 Heritage EU Factory Photos

The very first 54 Heritage EU is nearing completion at the factory. Interior work and systems installations continue as other teams complete exterior equipment and finishing work. In June our GB Marketing team will take this boat up the coast for a full photo and video production shoot. Until then, here are some "behind the scenes" photos shot recently at our factory. This boat debuts at the Cannes show in September 2012.
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55 Eastbay FB in Production

The first 55 Eastbay FB – the flybridge-topped version of the flagship Eastbay model – will deliver this summer to her new owner in the Northeast US (and is tentatively scheduled to appear at the Newport and Norwalk boat shows this fall). For now, finishing work and a rigorous series of inspections will keep her occupied here at the GB factory. As you can see, the 55FB sports a beautiful "Stars-And-Stripes" blue hull.
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54EU Factory Update #2

Each new day seems busier than the last as teams continue to work on new models at the GB factory – including the 54 Heritage EU. The first 54EU in production marked an important milestone last week: decking, when the hull and deckhouse are joined together during the construction process. Our last update showed photos of each of these parts in layup and coming out of the mold, and since that time quite a lot has happened.
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54EU Factory Photos

The first 54 Heritage EU makes her international boat show debut this September at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes, and other 54s are already scheduled for delivery this year to new buyers. All of which means that production teams at the factory are now in full swing. Work on the hull and deckhouse continue as build-out starts on interior modules, while other teams ready for engine and systems installations.
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