Speed has always been a touchy subject with Grand Banks. The brand started out being a displacement cruising vessel, but once the company started to expand its market it discovered that slow wasn’t fast enough for most powerboaters. The solution was to put in bigger twin diesels and make the bottoms flatter and keep the weight down as much as possible. In 2005 GB retired its classic 42 Heritage, then in 2008 launched the boat you see above, the new Heritage 41. Powered by twin 425-hp CMD diesels driving through Zeus pod drives the boat is said to cruise in the mid teens in knots, and have a WOT speed of 25 knots. If you want to go faster, you are really in the wrong category of boat. Try something other than a trawler-type.