The Grand Banks trademark aesthetic is unmistakable in its 60 Skylounge. Side-to, the yacht’s lines descend gently down from the wave-splitting bow to amidships, where a moderate porpoise-shaped curve lowers its lines further, adding movement while maintaining the yacht’s graceful profile. It’s a timeless look. It’s unmistakable. It’s a Grand Banks.
Its lines might appear traditional; however, under its skin, the 60 Skylounge is anything but. It’s a sprightly, modern trawler constructed with today’s most advanced materials.
Take, for example, its deck, cabin house and sky lounge: all are composed of infused carbon fiber. The benefit is reduced weight aloft and a lower center of gravity. This aids in its impressive performance, whether you’re looking to make passages over blue water or island-hop in a hurry.
Grand Banks’ yachts have always been known for their long-range ability, and the 60 Skylounge is no exception. In fact, at 10 knots, you won’t have to stop at a fuel dock for about 2,000 nautical miles, unless you just want to drop in to say hi.
And the 60 Skylounge has impressive speed too. To that end, standard twin 900 hp Volvo Penta D13 diesels in a straight-shaft configuration propel this yacht to a 31-knot top-end and a 25-knot comfortable cruise. Twin 1,000 hp Volvo Penta IPS1200s are also available.
The 60 Skylounge’s high-tech materials and sporty performance point the way to the builder’s future.
So come on board with Yachting and get a closer look at the Grand Banks 60 Skylounge, a yacht with stately style and serious substance.