October 22nd, 2020

Our factory wins Innovative Production Process of The Year

Last Tuesday marked the fifth edition of the 2019 Boat Builder Awards at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. An evening draped in black and gold decadence where 8 companies were honoured from the 36 shortlisted. The night began with the awards procession and later the attendees enjoyed an impressive display of Cirque de Soleil-style gymnasts and musicians.

Grand Banks Yachts recently completed the re-vamp of their New Robot Facility, now boasting twin armed robotic milling capabilites, enhancing productivity, increasing production capacity and stream-lining the flow of production in the factory across their two brands; Grand Banks Yachts and Palm Beach Motor Yachts.

On the night, Grand Banks’ use of a robotic 8-axis mill was given the award for Innovation in a Production Process. An intense 4-year restructure of Grand Banks Yachts, headed by CEO Mark Richards, has led the company to this fantastic achievement, and it’s safe to say – we can’t contain our excitement for what is to come for Grand Banks Yachts and its brands in 2020.

A special thanks to our sponsor Dometic, and to Michelle van Barneveld and Albert Gerritsma from Grand Banks Europe for receiving the award on behalf of Palm Beach and Grand Banks on the evening.