Grand Banks began building raised-pilothouse cruising boats with its Alaskan Series more than 30 years ago. Alaskan Series motoryachts were instant classics — coveted by discerning cruisers. With the Aleutian Class 64, Grand Banks is building on that successful raised-pilothouse design. Still in production, the new model will debut at the April 2002 Fort Lauderdale International Boat show.
For the design of the Aleutian Class, which measures 64 feet long and 19 feet 9 inches at the beam, Grand Banks turned to Tom Fexan Yacht. A La Mer Design handled the motoryacht's elegant interior, which will boast details such as a salon coffee table with inlaid rosette.
Standard interior highlights of the Aleutian Class will include a "gourmet" galley with a dishwasher and a garbage disposal, climate control in all major living areas and a teak staircase to the flybridge.
Though classic in design and appointment, the Aleutian Class will boast state-of-the-art mechanical systems such as Aquadrive shaft couplings with matched engine mounts for a smooth-operating, quiet drivetrain. The manufacturer estimates that with twin 800-horsepower Caterpillar 3406E diesel engines, the 95,000-pound boat will cruise at 18 knots and will top out at 22 knots.
Designed for extended cruising, the Aleutian Class will have a fuel capacity of 2,000 gallons. Freshwater capacity will be 500 gallons.
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