An Unplanned Grand Banks Rendezvous (Blog)

As I sat on the flybridge of our ‘83 Grand Banks 49 CL, I could see a beautiful ‘92 GB 32 and a gorgeous ‘02 GB 46 EU, all within 100 feet of me at the Bluff House on Green Turtle Cay.
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“That which thou seekest is near and already coming to meet thee.”

— Friedrich Holderlin, German Poet

As I sat on the flybridge of our ‘83 Grand Banks 49 CL (pictured above), I could see a beautiful ‘92 GB 32 and a gorgeous ‘02 GB 46 EU, all within 100 feet of me at the Bluff House on Green Turtle Cay.

I was so proud to see them arrive here to await a weather window. They are a perfect example of the quality and long lasting value that a Grand Banks offers. I know many who say that they need a huge yacht to cross the Gulf Stream and enjoy the Bahamas. But, thinking of that, I looked across at Randy and Pat’s GB 32 and laughed. No, all you need is a Grand Banks, regardless of size! There has been no compromise by them over the years, and that is why there were three 10 to 30 year old GBs here at the docks.

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Now, as we sit anchored off Elbow Cay, all three have successfully crossed the Gulf Stream and made it through the notorious Whale Cay Passage. While there are many other fine brands of yachts here in the Bahamas, it is rare to see three of the an array of vintages by one manufacturer in the same location! It is special to have sat on the flybridge of Mud Puddle Rose, and looked at a parade of GBs! I guess that is why I am proud to work with Galati Yacht Sales, which is a dealer for Grand Banks. Yes, that is a little bit of an advertisement, but I hate to see someone pass up an opportunity for a Grand Banks thinking they will save money, when in fact the GB quality may save them thousands in the long run. Also, I must admit that I am tickled when someone comes by and asks, “Is that a Grand Banks?” I reply, “Yes, she is.” Then they ask, “What year is she?” I say, “She was built in ‘83.” “Wow, she looks brand new … what a beauty!”

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Yes, she is. Thank you, Grand Banks.

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