It's solid, spacious and speedy
What they say”The smallest of the Aleutian range, the 59 Aleutian boasts a semi-planing deep-vee hull that can hit 25-plus knots.”
What we sayGrand Banks are filling the hole between their 52 Heritage and the 64 Aleutian, and filling it in a very market-oriented way. This is a boat clearly driven by demand, in size and hull design. And if it performs on the water then it’s likely to prove a tempting upgrade for owners of two-cabin Grand Banks.
On the face of it, the designers have retained all the lavish but tasteful GB family traits, but scaled them down for a slice of the mid-range market. There is still a large flybridge above the pilothouse, and downscaling has not meant losing the wide side decks or lovely overhangs.
Down below the 59, unsurprisingly, is commodious to say the least. The boat sleeps six in two large doubles – including a full-beam owner’s cabin – and one twin cabin. Both doubles have a sizeable ensuite, and there is a third bathroom with shower off the companionway.
Fiddles on all tables and galley work surfaces are practical touches that set this boat apart from weekenders.
At a glance
Length: 61ft 7in (18.77m)
Beam: 17ft (5.18m)
Top speed: 30 knots with 1,000hp engines
Engines: 2×500-1,000hp Caterpillar C9, C15 or C18
Price £1.4 million inc UK VAT
Contact:Boat Showrooms Hamble.
Tel: 44 (0)23 8045 8990.
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