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Trained and skilled craftsmen mill and color match mahogany according to lofted patterns. Most models feature two layers of planking on the hull sides, with three layers of 1/4” mahogany on the bottom. Larger hulls are built with three layers on the sides and four layers on the bottom and transom.
Philippine mahogany is preferred by Grand-Craft for its flexible strength and sound/shock absorption, as well as its lasting beauty. Each piece is hand selected on the basis of the consistent, reddish brown hue and grain; straight grain for side planking, ribbon grain for the transom, if desired. Walnut and oak are often used on dash panels and storage compartments.
Stringers, made from high-grade fir, run the length of the hull for added strength.
All hardware is hand-cast brass or bronze, which is plated in copper, nickel and chrome, by the highest quality process available. Heavy as it is handsome, this striking hardware exemplifies the quality of Grand-Craft — strong, durable and beautiful works of art.
Mechanical or hydraulic steering provides quick and stable responsiveness. Top-notch gas marine engines deliver up to 425 hp; these power plants are specified for Grand-Craft weight and torque requirements to achieve speeds between 40 and 50 mph. Yet these engines are easily serviced by a knowledgeable marina.
Diesel engines are also selected with the same requirements for larger Grand-Craft models.