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Quick News

We have added Member photos to the Member Directory. Please visit the Directory on the Members Only side of the Website to View Your New and Current Friends. For Instructions to upload your photos to the Directory, please read the clickable Instruction file at the top of the page

We have added a video presentation about the 2022 Summer Rendezvous at the Soo on the Events tab of the this site

.....We just added the recent Zoom Grand Banks Maintenance Videos for members to view. Sign In at the Members Only Tab, then go to the top of the "How To" webpage.

.....We just added On-Line purchasing of GLGBA Burgees and those cool Red GLGBA Caps. Sign In at the Members Only Tab, then go to the top of the "How To" webpage. Click onto the "Order GLGBA Merchandise" link ....

July 2021 Newsletter Added, includes detailed information about the 2021 Summer Rendezvous and Zoom Seminars

We have added a Grand Ideas section to the How to TAB. The first Grand Idea is how to replace the discharge tubes of a Grand Banks Holding Tank. Please submit your idea/projects to be included

Checkout the Upcoming Events and Cruising Calendar tabs

If you forgot you login information, please checkout the Password Help info on the login in page.

April 6, 2021

To All Great Lakes Grand Banks Association Members and Friends.

The Sault Ste Marie Rendezvous has been deferred to 2022 due to the Closed US/Canadian Border for Pleasure Craft

The 2021 Rendezvous has been split into a Canadian event at Gore Bay and a US event at St Ignace

Please go to the Upcoming Events webpage for additional information

The Sister Bay Rendezvous has been deferred to 2023


Drone Fly By of the GB's in the Harbor Springs Marina at the 2019 Summer Rendezvous -(find your boat)

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 180 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 member's homes: