The 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show was the biggest in years, and Grand Banks rose to the occasion. We proudly displayed our beautiful Eastbay 44, and CEO Mark Richards gave the keynote speech at the show’s official breakfast opening.
The crew had a wonderful few days onboard the Eastbay 44, spotting several whales along the way to the show, including one very rare white whale. The EB44 was hit, with plenty of interest from the crowd of show attendees, despite the less-than-stellar weather.
Friday morning’s industry breakfast included a 25-minute keynote address from Richards, who gave attendees a video preview of the Grand Banks factory and yacht-building process, while also reflecting on how far the yachting industry, and SCIBS, has come in the past decade. The speech concluded with a Q&A from the audience that covered both Australian and overseas manufacturing, direction for both the company and Mark personally, the infamous start of the most recent Sydney to Hobart race, and whether Richards himself will be racing again this December.