Malaysian builder Grand Banks has debuted its first 25 metre flagship GB85 to the European market at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
The yacht, now named Betty, made her worldwide debut at the Palm Beach Boat Show in March.
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.”
Built in composite materials, the yacht features a 6.7 metre beam that allows for “some remarkable bespoke features”, including a foldaway keyboard integrated into one of the cabins.
Accommodation is offered for up to ten guests, with three large cabins and two separate crew cabins on the lower deck that can be used for additional guests or children.
The model comes in an enclosed flybridge or open sky lounge configuration, with a saloon that boasts ample seating leading through to an al fresco dining space on the aft deck. Elsewhere a spacious open stern hosts a swim platform which can be fitted with loose furniture, 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.
Grand Banks has announced further sales of the GB85 in Australia and the United States.