First in a series of articles on upgrading your older Grand Banks to a more maintenance-friendly vessel. We will be covering lots of creative ways to achieve this goal. This article focuses on teak rails and how to spend more time boating and less time varnishing. Come back later to see how we can convert your current teak rails to stainless. Continue reading
The third rudder is, to some, like an extra teat! However, there are folks who like cruising along the coast apart from the waterway. For them good sea manners are essential. This is a new and innovative upgrade for your Grand Banks.
In the summer of 2013 this Berger 85 came to Oxford Yacht Agency / Dickerson Harbor Boatyard to have a custom hard top designed, built and installed. Most of the work was performed at our docks in Oxford. View the photo gallery
The owner of this Grand Banks 42 Classic will be using a davit system for his dinghy. Since the space where the dinghy is usually stored will be empty, he decided to have a teak deck laid for a sun deck. Continue reading
If you take long trips, you can appreciate comfortable seating for the helmsman. The standard Grand Banks helm seating is not all that comfortable, is pretty low and frankly unattractive. There are alternatives however that will give your helmsman a boost. Continue reading
Electronics change all the time and some people upgrade frequently. Or maybe you just bought a boat that had older electronics on it and you want something a bit more modern. The basic nature of electronics is that they are more compact than their predecessors in many cases which means you are putting a small item into a big hole which causes a problem. We have dealt with this many times and have approached it differently depending on what the client wants and what would work best in each case. Continue reading
At one time we were the Chesapeake Area Albin dealers because we thought the boat was a good little bay boat. However, the Albin 28 was perceived as a fishing boat by most people. We do like fish, but our clients were more of the pleasure boat ilk. We decided to sell this boat in our area that we could start with a basic Albin 28 and enhance it to compete with more expensive boats. Continue reading