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This 50-foot Grand Banks Eastbay SX is America’s first with Volvo Penta’s glass cockpit.

Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX with Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System

This is the skipper's view of the Glass Cockpit System from the helm chair on the Eastbay SX at Galati Yacht Sales.Courtesy Galati Yacht Sales

Galati Yacht Sales says its in-stock 50-foot Grand Banks Eastbay SX is the first in America with the Garmin-powered Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System. The boat arrived at the Tampa, Florida, dealership last night and is available for immediate inspection by interested clients.

Garmin and Volvo Penta introduced the Glass Cockpit System jointly about a year ago, and it became available during the fourth quarter of 2013. It is a flat-mounted system with pinch-to-zoom displays and is built using components from Garmin’s GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm Series that interface with Volvo Penta’s electronic Engine Vessel Control system. The setup is designed to make the helm easy to use (and easy to clean), with all navigation and engine information in one place.

The 2015 model Eastbay SX now at Galati Yacht Sales is equipped with a pair of 725-mhp Volvo Penta D11 950 IPS engines and pod drives, plus a joystick docking system. Top speed is 34 knots and cruising speed is just a hair shy of 28 knots, according to Grand Banks.

Asking price is a little more than $1.9 million. Learn more at www.galatiyachts.com.