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American Marine (now Grand Banks) started a revolution in boating with the introduction of the "Trawler Yacht".  No computer automation here; based upon traditional workboat lines each boat was meticulously hand built of wood by AsianEarly Grand Banks Woodie shipwrights.  The "Trawler Yacht" proved to be safe, comfortable, economical and remarkably successful.  

The first GB was launched in Hong Kong in 1965. 

When "Woodie" production ended in 1973  more than 1400 wooden hulled trawlers had been produced at American Marine's Hong Kong and Singapore production facilities. Mahogany hulls, teak decks and superb joinery of the teak interiors set the standards for cruising trawlers.  

Not all of the Woodies have been well cared for over the past 30 some odd years but most  neglected Woodies can be returned to nearly new appearance with some loving work and only modest wood-working abilities.  If you see a Woodie you will probably have trouble distinguishing her from the newer fiberglass models.  

GB Woodies Rule!
PassageMaker magazine feature article in the July/August 2000 issue.
Click here to read the article.

This site provides the most comprehensive registry of wooden Grand Banks yachts and contains a large amount of information on GB Woodies. If you are an owner and have not registered please do so. Registration is free, lets to show off your boat via photos, and should you ever desire to sell your boat, list it for sale at no cost.

If you are a current or prospective owner of a Grand Banks you will find several informative articles in the Reading Room section. In addition to the resources of this site there is also a Discussion Forum dedicated completely to Grand Banks yachts which is hosted by the Oxford Yacht Agency. This is an invaluable service to Grand Banks owners and contains forums on Cruising, Specifications, and Repair Questions.

Both current and prospective owners of Grand Banks will find the site an treasure trove of information.

The largest forum is on Repair Questions and that forum has evolved over time to include thousands of postings on questions about Grand Banks. The original forum is still on-line and available for searches and reading.

 Click Here for Current Repair Forum
Original Repair Forum Oct 98 - Apr 99.   Click  here  for 343 Postings

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