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October 2017 Newsletter Added, includes detailed information about the 2017 Winter Rendezvous, the 2018 and 2019 Summer Rendezvous'

We have added a How to fix and repair downloadables to the How to TAB. The first FIX and REPAIR is how to replace the discharge tubes of a Grand Banks Holding Tank. Please submit your repair projects to be included

Bernie Patterson has developmented a Grand Banks Technical Manual for his boat, Susan Lee. Download a copy to make your own boat manual Susan Lee Technical Manual

Pictures from the North Channel Summer Rendezvous now included in the Photo Gallery

Dates for the 2017 Winter Rendezvous in Chicago, IL: Nov. 17 and Nov 18, 2017 +.

Dates for the 2018 Summer Cruising Rendezvous at Killarney, Ont: July 19 thru July 22, 2018 +.

Dates for the 2019 Summer Cruising Rendezvous at Harbor Springs, MI: August 8 thru August 10, 2019.

Checkout the Upcoming Events and Cruising Calendar tabs

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The Great Lakes Grand Banks Association (GLGBA) consists of about 100 families who own or admire Grand Banks cruising yachts. Grand Banks has been building yachts for over 50 years, and is recognized as one of the highest quality brands in the "trawler and cruising yacht" category. Each boat is unmistakably a Grand Banks in appearance, but unique in some interior and mechanical features.

Our membership of past, present and future owners of these traditional yachts is united by the quality, dependability and timeless style of these diesel powered vessels. Our members' boats range from 28 to 58 feet in length and from 1 to 43 years in age. Some of our members are just beginning to look for a Grand Banks, while others have owned them for decades.

Non-owners who appreciate timeless quality are also welcome to join us. Our association provides a meeting ground for social and technical interaction which results in a true "family" atmosphere among Grand Banks owners and admirers. We hope this website will encourage you to contact us.

Typically the club organizes two events each year. A cruising rendezvous in usually held in late July or early August and a short land rendezvous held in December in concert with an Officers/Board meeting where everyone is invited to attend.

GLGBA DEMOGRAPHICS

Our 100 members hail from all corners of the Great Lakes and beyond. Some of our members have moved to coastal areas but maintain their GLGBA memberships to stay in touch with fresh water cruising. Most of our members own Grand Banks, but we have a few members with other lovely cruising yachts. Some of our members are temporarily "between boats".

Here is a look at the geographic distribution of our home ports (not residence):