The Grand Banks 54
Grand Banks continues its bold foray into redefining the future of efficient long-range cruising with the upcoming imminent release of the Grand Banks 54, the second addition to the new Grand Banks family series. This beautifully designed luxury yacht comes in both flybridge and enclosed skylounge configurations, with either upper or lower galley layout options that accommodate four to five people overnight. The GB54 has a highly efficient cruise speed of 25 knots, with a fuel burn of 57 gal, making her a true performer.
The focus of the Grand Banks 54 was to produce a yacht that is incredibly practical, and easily handled by owner/operators even if caught short-handed. Making full use of the 17′ 6″ beam, the cockpit and salon areas are wide open, airy and perfect for both relaxing and entertaining. Our signature large electric windows side and aft of the salon open the spaces further to fresh breezes and near 360 degree sight lines throughout the boat.
We have designed the layouts of the yacht to offer flexibility without compromising practicality or usability. Available in your choice of two or three stateroom layouts, the accommodations are only a few steps down from the single-level entertaining spaces, making manoeuvring around the vessel effortless.
The Grand Banks 54’s versatile design is a culmination of everything we have learned from designing and building the Grand Banks 60 along with the rest of our range over decades of production.
The Grand Banks 54 is constructed using the latest methods of vacuum infusion to achieve strength and weight control, and carbon fiber for reduced weight and stiffness. Our construction techniques employ the benefits of modified epoxy vinylester resins that are the benchmark of durability, and are impervious to osmosis and blistering.
Pairing seamlessly with her advanced construction is the remarkable craftsmanship and attention to detail found throughout the entire yacht. The Grand Banks marque is known for our fine timber joinery, and we have carried this quality through every facet of the boat from the bulkheads and fixed furniture that is fused and bonded to both the deck and hull, to the highly engineered and finished engine room. Beauty and quality is not just skin deep.
The most impressive feature of the new Grand Banks 54 is her soft quiet ride quality. Through the fused nature of our bulkheads we achieve a semi-monocoque torsion box result that is stiff underway and free from any rattles or creaking. The rest of the ride is largely thanks to the combination of our efficient and high-performance hull shape, and the careful balancing both longitudinally and vertically, of the large-mass components. Our engines are mounted amidships along with our full-beam baffled fuel tank to keep the weight low and centered. The deck and superstructure are all infused carbon fiber to minimise weight aloft, resulting in a naturally low center of gravity.
Our new hull form is an advanced warped semi-displacement shape that is a designed inspired by ocean taming sail racing yachts, where efficiency and performance is paramount. Having more in common with a naval destroyer than a full-displacement heavy deep-v, the fine entry of the stem splits the waves, while the soft shoulder of the midsection rolls the water away and eliminates hull slapping. The hull presents some gorgeous tumblehome above, then continues to warp beneath the waterline into a relatively flat aft section with 8 degrees of deadrise. This provides incredible form stability at all speeds and rest, and results in an astonishingly subtle wake that further demonstrates the efficiency of the design.
Careful attention was paid to the lines of the new Grand Banks range, ensuring proportions were maintained and equal weights were given to both form and function. One of the areas this can be appreciated most is in the bridge design, where the profile appears low, but the space is both voluminous and expansive. The flybridge is available in both open and climate-controlled Skylounge appointments, with ample entertaining space, a wet bar, electric BBQ, and comfortable seating for guests and helmsman.
The bridge is accessed via a teak stairway from the cockpit, which houses the 10′ outboard-mounted tender on a custom cradle, with 1,000lb davit for easy launching and retrieval. The bridge helm further improves navigational sightlines from the already well-appointed lower helm and is complimented by twin Stidd captains chairs to your spec, and can be outfitted with your chosen navigational equipment.
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LENGTH OVERALL 59’5″ (18.1 m)
LENGTH ON DECK 53’10” (16.4 m)
BEAM 17’6″ (5.34 m)
DRAFT SHAFTS 4′ (1.22 m)
DRAFT IPS 3’1″ (.95 m)
DISPLACEMENT (DRY) 47,400 lb (21,500 kg)
FUEL CAPACITY 898 US gal (3,400 L)
WATER CAPACITY 290 US gal (1,100 L)
HOLDING TANK 57 US gal (215 L)
STANDARD ENGINES 725-hp Volvo D11 w/shafts
OPTIONAL ENGINES Volvo IPS 800s
59’5″ (18.1 m)
LENGTH ON DECK
53’10” (16.4 m)
17’6″ (5.34 m)
41 (1.22 m)
3’1″ (.95 m)
47,400 lb (21,500 kg)
898 US gal (3,400 L)
290 US gal (1,100 L)
US gal (215 L)
725-hp Volvo D11 w/shafts
Volvo D8 Shafts