In 2009 it was worth almost a million dollars, today an used one it costs almost half. What hasn’t changed over the years is the charm and its typical shipowner. The Grand Banks 45 Eastbay is the ideal boat for those who love the seafaring tradition and are looking for a planing hull to sail in maximum comfort. For those who love wood, there’s no need to be surprised: on board it’s a blaze of joy.
This little gem of Grand Banks is part of the series of planing trawlers of the American shipyard Grand Banks. It is a boat that can make the joy of those who love the all-sea charm of classic models, without sacrificing beautiful glides. When the choice of engines was born (all Cummins) ranged between three power options: 500, 550 and 600 horsepower, for maximum peaks declared by the shipyard, respectively of 28, 29 and 31 knots.
On board is the triumph of wood, for warm and welcoming environments, but also very bright, thanks to the large side windows and the opening glass roof. The shipyard also offered two possibilities for choosing the internal layouts, designed according to the different needs of use of the space.
The large living area includes a sofa with a table facing the gear, located right next to the driver’s seat. Transforming it, it is
You can get two additional beds. In the optional version, instead of being below deck, the kitchen is located aft of the saloon, on the border with the cockpit.
The boat has two cabins, the owner of which is located in the bow, while the double for guests is aft. In the standard version, the kitchen allows 8 people to eat comfortably seated around the main table, while in the optional version, instead of the kitchen, you can create a second bathroom for guests, or a private study, separated from the other rooms by a sliding door.
The studio can also be furnished with a desk, an L-shaped sofa and several compartments for use as a bookcase. Alternatively, it was possible to request a third cabin with a double bed. Finally, the bathroom also includes a nice circular shower. The boat’s excellent performance is combined with the excellent style of the interior.
Today its price is around 450,000 euros depending on the year and conditions.