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Grand Banks Yachts Is Set To Debut Its Latest Offering

 

December 1, 2015



Grand Banks Yachts is set to debut its latest offering, the GB60. Leveraging the latest in marine technology, hull #1 of the 65' cruiser features Twin Disc maneuverability and control.

For many, piers, pilings and nearby vessels are the most nerve-wracking part of Boating. To ensure their customers' ability to confidently pilot around these obstacles, Grand Banks chose a total Twin Disc control solution.

The GB60 will be delivered with Twin Disc's MGX 5096A QuickShift marine transmissions, Express Joystick System (EJS) at three stations, dual EC300 Power Commander Electronic Controls with Express Positioning and the new Digital Thruster Panel. This provides the helmsman with effortless fingertip control over the 51,520 lb. vessel's 900 hp Volvo Penta D13 engines, and Twin Disc BP300 bow and stern thrusters.

Whether pulling into a slip with a tide running, spinning the boat on its own axis in mid-channel or crabbing sideways away from a fuel dock, the GB60 offers unmatched precision maneuverability. And with the touch of a button, Express Positioning and the EJS use a GPS to maintain the vessel's desired position and heading.

"We've gone with all Twin Disc equipment as standard, so we're obviously very comfortable with it," said Hank Compton, Grand Banks managing director. "We really like the MGX transmission technology in particular-it's standard across our full line-and the EJS component is an added bonus for us."

An exciting addition to Grand Banks Yachts' fleet, the GB60's sumptuous lines recall an era when balance and proportion were integral to a yacht's design. Its generous 19' beam offers ample room for three staterooms and two full heads. Seating abounds in the salon, aft deck and on the spacious flybridge. Like all the company's vessels, a designer's artistic touch is evident in every aspect of the boat.

Grand Banks Yachts has built luxurious coastal and ocean-going yachts since 1956. The company is known for embracing the latest technology for its classic designs. Its website is http://www.grandbanks.com.

For nearly 100 years, Twin Disc has made Boating more enjoyable. The company manufactures quality QuickShift marine transmissions, electronic controls including the state-of-the-art EJS, Arneson Surface Drives and Rolla propellers.

Contact Twin Disc, Inc., 1328 Racine St., Racine, WI 53403. sales@twindisc.com; http://www.twindisc.com.

 

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