CRONOS is the exception - in that superlatives fall far short of defining what she offers a cruising family. Designed, built, executed and maintained by an exceptional cruising couple with the means, knowledge and time to create the ultimate owner-operated offshore-capable cruising vessel. Twin Caterpillar C-18 A-cert A-rated engines with 1150 hp each give CRONOS the ability to top twenty knots (if one is in a rush to beat weather, currents or life’s situations). She also has the fuel efficiency to complete an offshore run from Jupiter, FL to Stamford, CT non-stop in 76 hours. Fuel capacity is 2800 gallons, giving you 1,250 miles of range at 10 kts with 10% reserve. Top cruise 19 kts at 80% load, with a top speed of 21.5 kts.
During the build, CRONOS’ owners were onboard for weeks at a time at the GB factory supervising every aspect of the construction, working with an exclusive team of architects and engineers at Grand Banks. This was not a production-level GB 72...only the very top-level craftsmen were let onboard to execute their various tasks. Right down to the electricians, plumbers, carpenters and varnishers: only the very best craftsmen in the factory were allowed to become part of the build. That same exacting standard has been brought to the maintenance program, with a nearly unattainable level of attention to detail. Simply put, I cannot overstate the level of attention and the thorough nature of the maintenance program. All systems onboard are currently flawless.
Every aspect of CRONOS’ layout was custom designed to maximize efficiency and use of space to translate to luxury within the 72 foot size envelope. There is an extremely nice captain's quarters with private access for deliveries and longer runs which may require assistance. The master has a king-size berth with his and hers heads connected by a full-size shower with 60-PSI water pressure. The salon boasts an ingenious formal dining table layout. The pilothouse has a gourmet chef's galley and a rider bench with fold-out table for friends, family or crew. The bridge has twin grills, additional icemaker and a very open social seating layout. These are just a few of the highlights which embody the special nature of this offering.
CRONOS has taken her owners as far North as Nova Scotia and as far South as Turks & Caicos - and is regularly seen prowling the far Bahamas; yet she was still just as comfortable hosting the race committee for the historic J boat races off of Newport, RI last summer. Designed to run by owner-operator or by captain/crew - enough space for support but manageable enough for two people.
More than 200 professional photographs are available upon request.
Reasonable trade-in vessels will be considered.
Frank Gordon Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Grand Banks Yachts, LTD.