The distinctive style of the Grand Banks is a classic. Many other boat manufacturers have tried to imitate it but rarely equaled a Grand Banks. The Grand Banks hull is a planing hull as witness her top speed of about 18 knots (20 mph). The full keel gives her but a moderate draft of 4'2", which is a small trade-off to make for the offshore stability the keel provides. The builder, American Marine formerly of Singapore, was long known for taking advantage of cheaper Asian labor, but unlike most other Asian boat manufacturers in the 60s, 70s and 80s, American Marine used primarily America...