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25m Grand Banks flagship GB85 revealed at Palm Beach Boat Show

7 March 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

Malaysian builder Grand Banks has unveiled its first 25 metre flagship GB85 at the Palm Beach Boat International Boat Show.

The first unit completed sea trials in the past few weeks and is set to be delivered to its owner after the show.

The large beam allows for "bespoke features" such as this foldaway keyboard in one of the staterooms

Like her GB60 predecessor, the 95GT yacht features V-Warp technology, resulting in “half the fuel-consumption of any other yacht of the same length,” according to the yard. “Owners will spend more time exploring their destinations and less time at the fuel dock.”

The dining area

Built in composite materials, the yacht features a 6.7 metre beam that allows for “some remarkable bespoke features”, including a foldaway keyboard in some of the cabins.

Accommodation is offered for up to ten guests, with three large staterooms and two separate crew cabins on the lower deck that can be used for additional guests or children.

The saloon

The model comes in an enclosed flybridge or open sky lounge configuration, with a saloon that boasts ample seating and leading through to an al fresco dining space on the aft deck. Elsewhere a spacious open stern hosts a swim platform alongside comfortable seating, with a socialising space found on the foredeck.

During the sea trials, the first hull “performed exactly to expectations” and reached a cruising speed of 21 knots.

Hull number two is currently on order.