September 25, 2023

Luxurious boat producer Grand Craft unveils new hybrid mannequin

The Clybourn, Grand Craft’s newest boat mannequin. Submitted picture.

Genoa Metropolis-based Grand Craft Boats LLC, a producer of luxurious picket boats, has launched a brand new hybrid mannequin known as The Clybourn.

The Clybourn is the primary new mannequin of boat launched by Grand Craft since 2021. The 32-foot craft includes a hybrid of supplies together with a mahogany deck and fiberglass hull.

The Clybourn additionally includes a hid and motorized canvas bimini (an open canvas construction that sits over the cockpit of a ship), a mini fridge, beneath deck head, humidor, sound system, under-seat cooler and insertable second cockpit desk. Grand Craft is already accepting orders for The Clybourn, which can be prepared for summer season 2024.

“When somebody units their sights on proudly owning a picket boat, it’s usually for the craftsmanship, the sweetness or the historical past, however we acknowledge that not each captain has the identical stage of appreciation for a full mahogany runabout. Which is why we’ve created The Clybourn – a real mix of magnificence, craftmanship, ownability and ease of upkeep,” mentioned Patrick Gallagher, co-owner, president and CEO of Grand Craft Boats LLC.

Grand Craft commissioned Sarasota, Florida-based yacht design agency Michael Peters Yacht Design to design The Clybourn.

“For me, this can be a ardour challenge. I’ve all the time had a love of picket boats, and the artistry they encapsulate is why I grew to become a ship designer. When creating a brand new mannequin like The Clybourn, each the designer and the craftsman get to make use of their artistry on the highest stage, which is why I needed to tackle this challenge,” mentioned Michael Peters, founding father of the design agency. “The Clybourn isn’t your common boat and within the design, it was vital to me that we stayed trustworthy to the DNA of a conventional picket runabout as we melded the trendy fiberglass components.”

Earlier this 12 months, Grand Craft introduced it had begun promoting its merchandise through dealerships all through the Center East. The producer expects to complete 10 boats this 12 months.