Grand Banks

Offering three lines of composite luxury yachts featuring traditional nautical styling and offshore capability, Grand Banks Yachts is headquartered in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.


Grand Banks’ genesis was with a company called American Marine, founded in 1956 by Robert J. Newton and his sons, John and Whit, in Hong Kong. American Marine built custom luxury yachts designed by noted naval architects.

In 1962, the Newtons commissioned naval architect Kenneth Smith to design an 11-metre, diesel-powered cruising motor boat with workboat lines called Spray. This yacht, which formed the prototype for the classic Grand Banks cruiser, was so successful that starting in 1963, the family focused on building the Grand Banks line. At first, they built their boats of wood in Hong Kong, then a decade later, began composite production in a new shipyard in Singapore. Now known as the Grand Banks Heritage Series, these models range from 13 to 16.45 metres.

In 1993, Grand Banks launched its East Bay Series of luxury yachts based on the design of a traditional Maine lobster boat. Today, the East Bay series ranges from 13.7 to 16.8 metres. Then, in 2001, Grand Banks introduced its Aleutian Series of Raised Pilothouse motor yachts in order to satisfy the demand from owners of smaller Grand Banks yachts ready to move up in size. The Aleutian luxury yachts range from 16 to 23 metres.

Notable Yacht

The Aleutian 76 RP is Grand Banks’ flagship Raised Pilothouse luxury yacht. Designed with traditional nautical exterior lines and a semi-displacement hull, this versatile motor yacht is capable of cruising at speeds of up to 30 knots or voyaging at a range of nearly 2,000 kilometres. Its layout includes a flybridge and spacious bridge deck up to four staterooms.


Grand Banks offers high quality new luxury yachts built with advanced composite construction. The shipyard is known for its fine woodworking and craftsmanship, and its attention to detail.

Grand Banks   26.58 m •  2024
Grand Banks   26.58 m •  2021