Much has been written about Grand Banks and about the Grand Banks 49 Classic over the years. Grand Banks built 125 of GB49s between 1980 and 1997 with 'Cabaret' undergoing a complete refit in 2006!
The first impression is that of the classic Grand Banks tri cabin “Dependable Diesel Motor Motoryacht,” such as the GB36, GB42 and GB46 classics known to and respected by most yachtsmen, but that impression quickly gives way on closer inspection, to the impression of a small ship.
At 60,000 plus pounds and loaded with 750 hp she is robust, stable and powerful. The semi-displacement hull form, with a deep forefoot and full-length keel, provides stability at rest, economy at displacement speed, protection to running gear and the power to push through surging tidal currents.
She strides waves and powers through a sea with grace and aplomb - such that the crew, however delicate, feels secure, safe, and aboard a well-chosen yacht.