Grand Banks is Getting into Charter

NW Explorations is the builder’s first authorized purchase-for-charter partner.

52 Grand Banks Kiawah

The 52-foot Grand Banks Kiawah is part of the NW Explorations charter fleet.Courtesy NW Explorations

Grand Banks Yachts has appointed NW Explorations as its first authorized purchase-for-charter company. The Washington state-based outfit will serve as a base for charters aboard Grand Banks boat in British Columbia, Desolation Sound, the Inside Passage, southeast Alaska, Haida Gwaii (aka the Queen Charlotte Islands) and Prince William Sound.

The new purchase-for-charter program will let anyone interested in buying a Grand Banks work with NW Explorations on charters as well, from all aspects of the market including charter yacht ownership.

“We have maintained a substantial Grand Banks charter fleet for over three decades,” Brian Pemberton, owner of NW Explorations, stated in a press release. “We know these boats intimately, and this summer we will be taking a flotilla of Grand Banks across the Gulf of Alaska and into Prince William Sound, cruising for nearly 5,000 miles. The comfort and reliability of Grand Banks for these extended cruises are legendary. We are very excited to sell and commission new Grand Banks into our fleet.”

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