New Photos: 65RP Rounds Out Grand Banks Aleutian Line

Grand Banks’ new 65 Aleutian RP debuted in Australia this past May, filling out the three-model Aleutian line with a replacement for the  64, which originally launched the series in 2001. In addition to the extra foot of length on the Tom Fexas-designed hull, the 65RP has been re-styled, with new interior options and features.

Grand Banks Aleutian 65RP

Grand Banks Aleutian 65RP

Grand Banks says the new layouts available on the 65RP provide more options for both living and entertaining. A more spacious aft deck features dual wing doors and a new enclosure that protects the outside dining area from harsh weather.  The 65RP also features port and starboard-side pilothouse doors, easier engine room access through a new port-side door, and a host of othe rperformance and luxury features.

David Lockwood, writing for the Sydney Morning Herald just before the Sydney International Boat Show last month, tested the 65RP and reported a top speed of 23 knots and calculated a range of about 800 miles, at a near-hull speed of 9.5 knots and 1270 RPM on the big Caterpillar C18s. Continue reading →

Posted by Tom in Boats