A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE, A NOD TO THE PAST
This vison of beauty and perfection is a computer-rendered illustration of the yacht that will soon rewrite the rules of long-distance cruising.
Behold the Grand Banks 85.
Thanks to the super-sleek lines of its V-Warp hull, the GB85 won’t so much as ‘hit the water’ as slide effortlessly into it at the end of the year. And while its maiden voyage will leave a surprisingly flat and shallow wake, we anticipate the yacht’s progress will be followed by a tsunami of interest, commentary and debate in the marine press and among the boating community.
The GB85 is not just a bigger Grand Banks. It’s a whole new class of boat. Technically, at just over 87 feet, the 85 has inched into the ‘Superyacht’ category. But as well as breaking this class barrier, our exquisite new vessel is set to break every record for performance, efficiency and range in any category you care to mention.
ROBOT ARMS, CRAFTSMAN’S HANDS
Size was not our primary concern. You could sum up our approach as, ‘The Better, the Bigger’ and not the other way round. Quality and efficiency have always been our guiding principles.
The GB85 is essentially a man-made boat although robotics is playing an increasingly important role in our manufacturing process. Our 8-axis robot has enabled us to build larger and more complex parts with greater accuracy and won the award for ‘Innovation in a Production Process’ at the 2019 Boat Builder Awards.
But ultimately, the craftsmanship that has traditionally defined our brand rests in human hands and in the passion for perfection that motivates our team.