2015 Summer Update
2014 was the best sales year in the marine industry since 2008, from small boats to mega yachts – now is the time to buy! All manufacturers have introduced fantastic new models with new innovative features & benefits that will far exceed all your expectations!
Special Announcement -
Steve Fithian joins Grand Banks Yachts as a GB Corporate Yacht Sales Executive
[FORT LAUDERDALE] Steve Fithian, the “Grand Banks Specialist,” is now working directly for Grand Banks Yachts as a GB Corporate Yacht Sales Executive. He will continue to serve his long-term clientele and other knowledgeable yachtsmen with a depth of Grand Banks knowledge and experience acquired over a 39-year career in the marine industry.
Fithian’s move to a direct-sales capacity and yacht brokerage at Grand Banks came after other recent changes at Grand Banks Yachts. Notably, Grand Banks Yachts acquired Australian boat builder Palm Beach Motor Yacht Co. Pty Ltd. Upon completion, Palm Beach Motor Yachts founder Mark Richards was appointed CEO of the enlarged group of companies.
Along with the change in leadership, other changes were in store for Grand Banks. There is the addition of the Palm Beach Motor Yachts fine line of yachts, as well as several new models of Grand Banks (including the GB 44 SX, GB 60 and more to follow soon). Perhaps the biggest news is how Grand Banks Yachts has reconfigured the dealer network, and introduced a new direct-to-consumer sales approach. This will take the new buyers experience to a whole new level.
Steve Fithian will be one of the pioneers in the new sales force that will now sell new Grand Banks Yachts and Palm Beach Motor Yachts directly to the owner, with even closer involvement of Grand Banks Yachts. According to Fithian, “This is an exciting time for Grand Banks USA, and it’s great to see the company moving forward with all the new models and more.”
Fithian is quick to note that the core values at Grand Banks Yachts remain unchanged, “Grand Banks has stood for premium quality and excellent craftsmanship for so long, it is ingrained in the brand. Our newest models will continue to set the standard for fit/finish and reliable seakeeping proficiency.”
Steve’s long-time assistant, Eve Surdin, has also joined Steve at GBs new Marina Bay offices. Stand by for more announcements, such as Steve representing Grand Banks at the Newport, Norwalk, Annapolis and Fort Lauderdale boat shows, new models from Grand Banks and Palm Beach Motor Yachts and . . . (as Steve always says,) . . . much, much more!
All-New Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX GB44SX Hulls #01 through #07 have already been sold! Hull #08 is the next available for 2016 delivery.
Grand Banks 54 Heritage EU Update
Hull #16 is in stock and available for immediate delivery!
I took all of the best ideas from the previous GB54's that I have sold and integrated them into Hull #16.For those of you that have not been aboard the GB54EU yet, she feels like she has the space of most other 65’ yachts. This is due to her nearly 18’ beam and amazing use of space. Hull #16 is in stock and available for immediate delivery. Contact me for all the details!
Grand Banks 55 Aleutian RP UpdateThe all-new 55 Aleutian RP follows in the steps of the acclaimed 53 Aleutian RP, but provides additional room and luxury. Standard layouts include three generous staterooms below deck and an expansive utility room for any cruising need. The main deck features split entertaining areas; the salon with abundant seating, and the pilothouse for any eating or navigation needs.
Grand Banks 50 Eastbay SX Update The long-awaited introduction of the new Eastbay 50SX and Flybridge models have been a huge success with ten (10) of these new models built-to-date. Hull #10 is the flybridge version which has just arrived and is available for immediate delivery. All who have been aboard this new model have raved about her exciting new styling elements and all of the fantastic features & benefits that Grand Banks spent 2 ½ years designing into this boat. If you haven't seen one yet or would like to revisit, please contact me today.
Hull #14 is the next available
For professional photos of 50 Eastbay SX Hull #03: Click Here.
See recent Power & Motoryacht article about the GB50 SX, Click Here.
See recent Boattest.com review about the GB50SX, Click Here
Grand Banks 50 Eastbay FB Update The all-new 2015 Grand Banks 50 Eastbay FB is outfitted with all the popular options: midship master, galley down, 2 stateroom layout, extensive Garmin electronics package, Volvo IPS 950 drives w/3 joystick controls, and so much more!
Hull #14 is the next available. Call Steve for all the details.
For more information on the 50FB, Click Here
For professional photos of the 50 Eastbay FB Hull #10, Click Here for gallery.
Grand Banks Yachts News
By now you know that Grand Banks Yachts acquired Palm Beach Motoryachts of Australia last year. Mark Richards, founder of Palm Beach Motoryachts, one of Australia’s most successful yachtsmen, boat builder and 8 time champion skipper of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, took the helm of GB as CEO and has implemented some fantastic changes.
Mark has been hard at work on two new Grand Banks designs: one a new 44’ Eastbay SX model and a new 60' Heritage model. If you would like details on these new models, please contact me today. Both new models are planned to debut at next fall's East Coast Boat Shows. Mark and his team have been diligently working, bringing his masterful boat building, design skills and creative techniques to take Grand Banks to a new level!