American Downeast-style yacht
American yard Grand Banks Yachts, the company that pioneered the Downeast-styled yacht with the introduction of the venerable 38 Eastbay EX in 1995, announces the arrival of the new Eastbay 44.
The introduction to the European market takes place at 2018 Boot Dusseldorf boat show.
"The Eastbay 44 fully delivers the best of both worlds,” says Mark Richards, CEO of Grand Banks. “You’ll experience all the comfort and style you appreciate in a Downeast yacht, but with the legs and cruising speeds to take your adventures farther and faster. This latest generation of Eastbay is also lighter and more efficient."
Exterior features on the EB44 include a large swim platform, wide transom door for cockpit access, built-in cockpit seating for four, and cockpit storage for extended cruises. A day hatch in the cockpit sole allows quick checks of the engines before startup.
The EB44 interior blends a variety of luxury materials, including golden, teak, stone and leather to create a warm ambiance.
Grand Banks offers three interior accommodation plans, both of which include a master stateroom and private ensuite head forward, and a utility room. A single guest stateroom to port is standard, with the option of a third stateroom to starboard for larger families. A down-galley layout is also offered.
The standard power offering aboard the EB44 will be twin Volvo Penta IPS 600 diesel engines, rated at 435 hp, with cruise speeds in the high 20 knots range knots and a max speed of 32 knots.