“Grit” Endurance Marine Race Boat

Banks-powered 18’ Mandella “Center Deck” racing hull.

This Banks-powered 18’ Mandella “Center Deck” racing hull wins the grueling Parker 9-Hour Enduro three years in a row. “Grit” became the showcase boat for the Mandella Boat Company and the Banks Endurance Marine Engine Program.

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