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Grand Banks 54 To Debut at Düsseldorf

The 33-knot Grand Banks 54 has two- or three-stateroom layouts.

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a large cruising yacht on the water.
The Grand Banks 54 has a fully infused fiberglass hull, while its decks and superstructure are made of infused carbon fiber. Courtesy Grand Banks

The Grand Banks 54 is the fifth and latest model in the Malaysia-based builder’s range. At just over 60 feet length overall, it’s the new entry-level yacht in Grand Bank’s GB series. Designed for comfort and long-range cruising, the Grand Banks 54 can perform in a seaway.

The ride starts with the GB 54’s composite construction techniques. Its hull is fully infused fiberglass, and the decks and the superstructure are made of infused carbon fiber. This, says Grand Banks, lends itself to a lower center of gravity for the 54, making it more stable when underway.

Standard power for the GB 54 is twin 725 hp Volvo Penta D11 diesels, and there’s an option for twin 725 hp Volvo Penta IPS950s. Reported top hop: 29 and 33 knots, respectively; reported cruising speed and range: 10 knots (1,200 nautical miles) and 21 knots (388 NM), respectively.

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The Grand Banks 54 can come in either a two- or a three-stateroom layout. In the former, the master stateroom is to starboard and opposite the portside galley belowdecks. Courtesy Grand Banks

Owners can choose a two- or a three-stateroom layout. Hull No. 1 of the GB 54 has two staterooms, which has the galley-down option, too. In this setup, the master is amidships and to starboard, with an en suite head that has a walk-in shower. There’s a forepeak guest stateroom, too, that has access to the portside day head.

The galley is to port and opposite the master. Included in the galley are an electric induction cooktop, a Miele speed oven, a single-drawer dishwasher, an Isotherm DR160 Inox refrigerator, teak stowage, a stainless-steel sink and overhead LED lighting.

In the three-stateroom, galley-up layout, the master is moved to the forepeak, and its en suite, private head is to port. Two double guest staterooms are amidships, with the starboard-side accommodation having private access to the day head to starboard. These staterooms are separated by the on-centerline walkway.

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a large cruising yacht on the water.
With the standard twin 725 hp Volvo Penta D11s, Grand Banks says its new 54 can hit 29 knots and cruise for 1,200 nautical miles at 10 knots. Courtesy Grand Banks

In both layouts, the main-deck salon has L-shaped seating with a dining table to port. This settee, which can seat at least six, converts to a berth. In the galley-up option, there are two loveseats in a fore-and-aft arrangement to starboard and abaft the double helm seats. Here, the galley is to port and adjacent to the main-deck helm station.

Aft on the covered cockpit is a four-person settee served by a dining table. To starboard, there are stairs that lead to the hardtop-covered flybridge. A counter with a sink is to port.

Both layouts have the same flybridge layout. Forward of the stairs is a counter with a sink. Then, there’s L-shaped seating for six with a dining table to port. The helm station here is centrally located, and there’s a companion seat to starboard. All the way aft is a davit and space for a 10-foot tender, according to Grand Banks.

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The Grand Banks 54 will be on display at boot Düsseldorf in Germany in January 2022.

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