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Specifications/Volumes

Max Length 52'8" 16.04m
Length Overall 46'10" 14.26m
Length Waterline 44'1" 13.44m
Max Beam 15'9" 4.80m
Max Draft  3'10" 1.17m
Height (to mast top) 21'2" 6.44m
Displacement (half ld) 52,333 lbs 23,738 kg
Water Tank Capacity 260 US gals 984 liters
Fuel Tank Capacity 600 US gals 2,271 liters
Black Tank Capacity 77 US gals 291 liters

Profile of Grand Banks 47 Heritage CL

Aft view of Grand Banks 47 Heritage CL

Caterpillar C-9 Acert - 567HP

Main Engines: Twin Caterpillar C9-ACERT
Power: 2 x 567 BHP @ 2500 rpm
Gear Boxes: ZF305 A
Gen Set
Power: 9 Kw
Fuel Rate (Half load): 0.5 USG/Hr
Water Tank Capacity: 260 USG
Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 USG
People on Board: 8
Displacement (Half load): 52,333 lbs (50% fuel & water)
Maximum Speed: 25.9 Kts
Cruise Speed: 20.3 Kts @ 2100 rpm
Cruise Range: 307 nm @ 2100 rpm

We've posted some videos for a tour around the boat here.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

About the 47 Heritage CL

Powerboating is a whole new domain for both of us, but I'm sure we'll both learn a lot as we get to know our own vessel. Here are some facts provided by the manufacturer and some trade magazine reviews:

We decided on this model because we were looking for speed beyond the 8 knots a sailboat could provide (thus ruling out conventional trawlers) and space that would accommodate living aboard for months at a time. The layout, a stateroom aft and a guest stateroom forward, appealed to us as well. The boat we bought was well-equipped and well-maintained.

Our boat has a flybridge, which provides excellent visibility while underway.

At first, we were surprised to realize that powerboats tend to offer less interior storage space than sailboats of the same size (it's easy to forget that a good bit of a sailboat's volume is under water.) We wondered whether our sailboat-sized belongings would fit inside. It turned out that the storage on this boat was deceptively roomy. Though we were ruthless in discarding whatever we no longer needed (goodbye, nostalgic tools from tiny 1970 sailboat!), we ended up with a few empty cabinets.