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Grand Banks to Build 55 Aleutian RP

All-new transom, more cockpit space will distinguish the design from the yard’s 53.

March 17, 2014

Rendering of Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP

The Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP is scheduled to make her debut at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Courtesy Grand Banks

Grand Banks is introducing a 55 Aleutian RP, building on the success of its 53 Aleutian RP that was introduced in 2010.

The new design gives boaters more space in the cockpit and on the flybridge, added length in the utility room and a dedicated transom locker that is designed to hold four fenders (18-by-29 inches apiece).

Other features will include a second transom door for cockpit access, integrated wing engine-control stations, an aft staircase to the flybridge, a swim platform that can be equipped with a Sealift tender-lift system, and expanded galley stowage and seating. Ardeo Design created a new interior that Grand Banks says is “warmer and lighter” in terms of ambiance.

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Standard power will be a pair of 715-mhp Cummins QSM11 diesels that drive the 55 Aleutian RP to a cruising speed of 20 knots. Maximum speed will be 24 knots. Volvo and MAN options will be available up to 800 horsepower.

“The 55RP is a fantastic next step for the Aleutian series,” Earl Alfaro, Grand Banks product development manager, stated in a press release. “The extra space at 55 feet combined with the introduction of a unique hull form will provide her owners with an unprecedented level of comfort, performance and confidence that only Grand Banks can deliver.”

The first hull is scheduled to be delivered to Australia in June, with the second going to Florida in July, in time for her public debut at October’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

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Learn more at www.grandbanks.com.

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