Grand Banks starts construction on GB52

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The GB52 is designed with a semi-displacement bottom.

The GB52 is designed with a semi-displacement bottom.

Grand Banks Yachts Limited has started construction on the GB52. The boat is expected to debut during the summer of 2019.

The GB52’s resin-infused hull will have a sharp forefoot and warped semidisplacement shape. The design is the same as the GB60, which is built with infused carbon fiber for the deck and superstructure to reduce weight and lower the center of gravity.

Standard power for the GB52 is twin Volvo Penta D11s. The boat’s range is expected to be 1,000 miles at 10 knots, according to Grand Banks.

“We emphasize cruising efficiency both in our hull design and matching it with propulsion,” Mark Richards, Grand Banks CEO, said in a statement. “The 52 will combine weight reduction, strength and a low vertical center of gravity, just as we did on the 60 and 60 Skylounge.”

Standard equipment will likely include a 15-kW generator, reverse-cycle air conditioning, entertainment electronics, a refrigerator/freezer and a tender with an outboard.

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