Grand Banks launches 76-foot flagship
Published: Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Grand Banks Yachts is going big. The Singapore-based builder has unveiled its largest yet, the 76 Aleutian RP. The 76RP features the same Tom Fexas hull design and exterior styling that has made the raised-pilothouse Aleutian Series so popular with boaters. But this newest addition comes with a fresh new interior design that is more contemporary and European in flavor than any of its predecessors. The interior includes four generous staterooms and an expanded salon made possible by the longer deckhouse of the 76RP.
The yacht’s large flybridge, generous foredeck and spacious aft deck and dining area all promote outdoor living. Grand Banks, once known for seaworthy but slow boats, has used innovative hull design and engine configurations to broaden its range of possibilities. The vessel’s range of nearly 1080 nautical miles, makes this a yacht for serious seafaring. The yacht also hits 30 knots, which is handy for outrunning bad weather.
The new 76 Aleutian RP will be launched in mid-2011, with a planned debut along the Mediterranean coast prior to appearances in boat shows later this year. Grand Banks is also unveiling a new 46 Eastbay FB, a flybridge-topped iteration of the Zeus-powered 46SX launched just one year ago.