In July 2010 Grand Banks Yachts announced the delivery of their first motor yacht 72 Aleutian SC. This four-stateroom Aleutian super yacht model joins the 72RP yacht as the largest and most luxurious yachts in the Grand Banks fleet.
One look at the superyacht Aleutian 72SC, however, reveals a key difference between this newest Aleutian and the original 72RP. Where the earlier model boasts an open lower cockpit with stairs up to the main deck level, the Grand Banks 72SC motoryacht instead features a main deck that extends aft from the salon to the transom on one level – creating a wonderfully large outdoor living area covered by the flybridge deck above.
“The 72SC yacht is a beautiful new alternative to the original RP model,” said David Hensel, Director of Brand and Marketing for Grand Banks. “The spacious aft deck is ideal for entertaining, dining with friends and family, or simply enjoying the outdoors. And the option of a fourth stateroom is something more of our customers are looking for today.”
Both motoryachts the 72SC and RP offer new interior arrangements and accommodation layouts, including a stunning full-beam master stateroom. Sophisticated new styling, recently introduced to the Aleutian Series with the newly-launched yacht 65RP, features contemporary and Asian influences to the décor and furnishings while remaining grounded in Grand Banks traditional nautical sensibility.
What has not changed is her top-performing Fexas-designed hull, highly acclaimed for its stability, safety, and comfort when cruising in open waters. Like all new-generation Grand Banks models, the Grand Banks 72SC super yacht gives owners great flexibility when it comes to speed and fuel economy. With standard twin Caterpillar C-18 ACERT 1,015-horsepower diesels, the 72SC has a range of over 1,000 nautical miles at 10 knots, or it can reach speeds above 23 knots at full throttle. And with optional 1,150-horsepower engines, the 72SC will reach 25 knots and cruise in comfort at 21 knots.
“The combination of hull form, diesel engine technology and engineering design aboard today’s Grand Banks provides a remarkable degree of flexibility in terms of speed and fuel economy,” said Hensel. “Yes, our yachts go faster, but Grand Banks owners are often surprised to learn that new models can burn even less fuel than GBs built years ago.”
Together with the 59RP, 65RP, 72RP yachts and the just-launched 53RP models, the 72 SC has contributed to making the Aleutian Series a rapidly growing segment of production for Grand Banks Yachts. As a result, the company has remained strong despite challenging markets in the U.S. and other parts of the world.
The first 72 Aleutian SC yacht is currently on display in Rowayton, CT at the docks of Grand Banks Authorized Dealer Boatworks Yacht Sales. Sales and sea trial inquiries for this and other Grand Banks models can be directed to Clute Ely, Boatworks president, at 203-866-0882, or through any Authorized Grand Banks Dealer.
About Grand Banks
Since 1956, Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd. has built yachts of superior quality that have become industry hallmarks and earned a loyal following around the world. Renowned for their handmade craftsmanship, distinctive good looks, and tried and true all-weather capabilities, Grand Banks yachts continue to be the choice of discerning boaters today.
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