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Grand Banks Eastbay 47 FB (2010-)


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Grand Banks made it OK to own a powerboat built in the Far East. The first company to market “trawlers” as yachts (actually they were rugged-looking, low-speed, long-range boats far removed from true fishing vessels), in the boat-crazy 1970s Grand Banks became the go-to vessels for sailors moving to power; long-range cruising families and liveaboards; and even everyday folks who wanted something different from the typical sedans and convertibles that inhabited American marinas. And they still are: Today the company builds modern versions of those original boats – they call them the Heritage Series – and they continue to appeal to the same kinds of folks. But not everybody wants a “trawler,” so Grand Banks also builds the Eastbay series, slick, fast, Down-East inspired yachts exactly opposite in philosophy to the original boats.