New Grand Banks Aleutian 72 SC Announced

Grand Banks has announced a new version of its 72 pilothouse motoryacht series, to be known as the 72 SC. The main difference between the SC and the original 72 RP is the aft cockpit on the new yacht is all on the main deck level, creating a large single space ahead of the transom for entertaining, dining and outdoor activities.  The 72 RP had a lower cockpit which featured stairs up to the main deck level.

Grand Banks is also offering the new 72 SC with an optional fourth stateroom. The new model also sports a waterline more than two feet longer than the RP — from 64′ – 5″ to 66′ – 11″, with a 19,000-pound increase in displacement, to 120,000 pounds.

The boatdeck extension at the aft of the flybridge means more room for a larger tender, as well as more shade and protection from the elements for folks in the extended cockpit. The changes should be welcome to cruisers. The new model is expected to debut in 2009. The builder also released a small series of 3-D renderings of the helm, salon, VIP and guest staterooms, which are in the galley below.


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