Today, the Grand Banks heritage Series is recognized around the world as an iconic design built first of wood and then, beginning in 1973, of fiberglass at a new factory in Singapore. The design was so successful; in fact that the general styling of the Grand Banks was seized by a score of other builders for fleets of look-alike yachts sold under dozens of names. None, though, could match the quality of construction for which Grand Banks is famed.
In 1993, Grand Banks launched the Eastbay series and pioneered the modern interpretation of the lobster boat as a stylish and powerful “Down East” cruiser. With its Ray Hunt design, teak toe rails, dark blue hull with a bright gold stripe – and a powerful pair of diesels underfoot – there was no other boat that combined ageless design and high performance like the Eastbay. Atlantic Yacht and Ship is proud to offer two of these famed Grand Banks Eastbay vessels for sale.
“Bay Hawk” is a finely tuned, fresh varnished 2006 49′ Grand Banks East Bay that is new to the market. This premium hardtop express sets the gold standard for seductive Down East styling, lush accommodations, sophisticated construction. Bay Hawk offers a custom designed air conditioned helm deck/salon area with a drop down TV, dining table and enough seating for ten.
Rich two-stateroom, two-head interior with home-size galley, huge master stateroom is long on luxury. Bay Hawk also has a guest separate stall shower unlike other 49 East Bays that only have a guest “wet” head. Her deep-V hull delivers superb big-water performance with a cruising speed of 25-26 knots. The current price for Bay Hawk is $ 699,000 and she is located in Pawley’s Island, SC.
Atlantic Yacht and Ship has another 49′ Grand Banks East Bay for sale. “Freedom” is 2001 beauty located in Miami and offered for $399,000. She also features the down galley layout with full air-conditioned, enclosed helm deck and roomy cockpit. The entire interior is naturally ventilated with generous opening stainless ports, overhead hatches, and reverse cycle air conditioning and heat. The cabin sole is varnished teak and holly and features a U-shaped settee in indigo blue ultra-suede fabric and significant storage. Freedom has a large U-shaped Galley is aft to port with abundant counter space and storage. The sink is recessed Corian with teak cutting board. This two-stateroom, two-head vessel is ready to set you free on the water this summer with a cruising speed of 27 knots.
The “Sand Dollar” is another Grand Bank vessel offered by Atlantic Yacht and Ship this summer. She is located in Stratford, CT with an asking price of $549,000. This 42′ Europa is ready for cocktails at sunset, family gatherings or cruise adventures with friends. Her roof line extends over the side decks providing additional protected space from sun and rain; a big plus for those who plan on cruising in the tropics. Sand Dollar features the custom two heads layout which provides owners and guests privacy not found in the standard shared head model. The master stateroom forward was highly customized for maximum livability; the island berth was moved forward to provide greatly improved room for dressing, and it was also lowered by 4″ to provide additional headroom. Teak drawers and cedar-lined hanging locker provide excellent storage.
Looking to make your life a little grander? A leader in the yacht brokerage industry for 51 years, Atlantic Yacht and Ship has the right vessel for you. Their experienced staff can handle the entire process of purchasing or selling a yacht or boat. Call today and speak to one of their knowledgeable licensed and bonded salespeople at 954-921-1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.