Grand Banks 60 is made for long-distance cruising


The American way

Grand Banks Yachts Limited has announced the launch of the Grand Banks 60 cruiser.

The 20m vessel is powered by two 800 hp Volvo D13 diesel engines that provide a top speed of 31 knots. Cruising speed is 25 knots. Throttled back at 10 knots, the Grand Banks 60 will have a range of 2,000 nautical miles. Optional 900 hp Volvo Penta IPS1200 can provide a top speed of 36 knots.


The GB 60 measures 19.9m (65’4”) overall, has a beam of 5.85m (19’2”), and draws less than 1m (four-feet) if equipped with the optional IPS pods. This means that Grand Banks is delivering a large, comfortable yacht that can be owned and operated by a knowledgeable cruising couple, with the interior volume that makes extended stays practical for owners and their guests, and the capability to explore waters less frequented by other 60-footers with deeper draft.


And the company is delivering these themes in a design that hearkens back to the days when balance and proportion were prerequisites for a desirable yacht, one that would be visually pleasing over decades.


A well-protected flybridge is the main feature along with three staterooms and two full-size heads that offer accommodation for six guests. The owner's stateroom is located mid-ship.