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Welcome to Chesapeake Bay Grand Banks Owners Association, Inc.

Did you know that the Chesapeake Bay is America's largest estuary and is one of the nation's premier cruising destinations?  A Grand Banks yacht makes the perfect platform for exploring the bay's unique character, so why not join fellow enthusiasts who love the lifestyle as much as you do?

Benefits of becoming a Chesapeake Bay Grand Banks Owners Association member...

Quarterly Newsletter with details of forthcoming cruises, member news, technical articles, photographs of cruising destinations on the Chesapeake and beyond. 

Complimentary membership to MarinaLife, which offers exclusive discounts to CBGBOA members.

Discounted membership to BoatU.S. of $15, regular price $24. Add on unlimited saltwater towing for $130.50, normal price $159 for a total savings of $37.50.

Membership directory to connect with other Grand Banks owners

Active mentorship programs for new members

Social events and cruises throughout the year

A warm welcome from fellow, like-minded, Grand Banks owners and enthusiasts.

Click here to join now and start cruising with us:  Member Signup / Information  We hope to see you on the water!

2020 Schedule:

April 5th, Sunday - Spring Brunch @ 12:30 pm. - Severn Inn
March 12th-15th - Asphalt Cruise - Charleston, SC
June 11th - 14th - Mid Bay Spring Cruise - Rockhall, MD - Cancelled
July 23rd - 26th - Mid Bay Summer Cruise - Cambridge, MD
August 17th - 24th - Albemarle Loop - Albemarle Sound, NC                                           
September 19th - 25th - Lower Bay Fall Cruise - Norfolk/James River, VA
September 26th - 27th - Fall Rendezvous - Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club

Bay Bridge with Burgee

Why you should consider joining the Chesapeake Bay Grand Banks Owners Association

The CBGBOA is an association of current, former, and prospective owners of Grand Banks yachts.  We also welcome owner's who have a cruising vessel similar to a Grand Banks.  We sponsor social activities, cruises and the exchange of information and ideas.


Our goals are to:

  • Create opportunities for social interaction among owners, potential owners and other individuals having an appreciation for boats bearing the Grand Banks brand name.

  • Foster enjoyable, knowledgeable and safe boating via cruising and rendezvous events.
  • Provide a means of communicating between members, relative to recreational boating, by publishing a newsletter and maintaining a website.

  • Promote an understanding of our boats with emphasis on maintenance and technical issues and promoting pride in ownership of the Grand Banks brand.