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Grand Banks 42 Classic Tri-Cabin

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

2 x diesel 120hp, Ford Lehman 2715E (1970)

Port Angeles, WA USA -- Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Ken Smith
Builder American Marine
Lying Port Angeles, WA USA -- Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 600.0 USG Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 240.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 10.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 25/02/2013


Engine 2 x diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Ford Lehman 2715E (1970)
Engine Hours Engine1: 2751 engine2: 3304
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 5KVA
Generator Hours 385

The engines were overhauled in 1985;

Northern Lights 5 KW generator (2006);
Xantrex 40 amp smart battery charger;
Two (2) 12 volt engine starting batteries (2013);
Four (4) Trojan 6 volt house batteries;


Length 42'0"
Beam 13'6"
Draft Max 4'2"
Displacement 30,005.2lbs
Headroom 6'6"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Grand Banks wooden yachts are known for being built with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship.

Construction is of mahogany planking fastened with bronze screws on sawn hardwood framing. Cabin structure and sub-decking is marine plywood. Decks are planked with teak. The exterior trim is varnished teak and is in excellent condition. These boats feature cast bronze hardware including heavy stanchion posts, hawse pipes, cleats, door hardware, and deck plates.

This boat has been kept in a boathouse which has preserved the exterior and kept it dry.

Four (4) aluminum fuel tanks (2008);
Two (2) stainless steel water tanks;
Mansfield TDX MSD Type 1 sewage treatment system with ten (10) gallon holding treatment tank;

Length overall 50 feet.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and measures, which are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Vac flush)
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick

This two stateroom Grand Banks 42 Classic offers a great deal of space and convenience for cruising.

Enter the main salon from teak doors to port and starboard. The helm is to starboard with a folding seat and canvas captain's chair. To port is a large galley with ample counter space and storage in teak drawers and lockers. The galley features a three burner propane stove with oven, a large refrigerator, and a large freezer which is located under the seating in an L-shaped settee to starboard.

Force 10 propane stove with oven;
Single deep stainless steel sink;
Large stainless steel built-in refrigerator with freezer;
Additional freezer compartment;
Torrid 5 gallon water heater;
Galley: 92" L x 28" W x 36" H

Aft in the salon to starboard is a very large L-shaped settee with separate teak dining table. To port is a settee with a side cabinet with drawers. The floors are teak parquet. The fabric on the upholstery is in great condition. This dining table does not covert to a berth, but the settee is large enough to serve as a single berth.

Webasto forced air diesel cabin heating (2007);
Settee: 100" L x 68" W
Headroom in the salon in 6' 5"

Forward from the salon is a private cabin with v-berth and filler to make a large double berth. An enclosed marine head compartment with manual toilet and shower is in this space. The marine head is a direct-discharge type. There is ample storage in hanging lockers and drawers in this cabin. A louvered door and a hatch close to provide privacy.

Headroom in forward cabin: 6' 8"
Headroom in forward head compartment: 6' 3"
Forward berth with filler: 83" L x 96" W

The master suite is aft of the main salon. Single berths with innerspring mattresses are to port and starboard. A teak ladder leads to doors and a hatch aft to the cockpit. Between the berths is a teak cabinet with drawers. There is a large hanging locker in this compartment in which two survival suits are stored. The master suite features a large head compartment with vacuum flush toilet and a tiled soaking tub with shower. The Mansfield MSD Type 1 waste treatment system is connected to this marine toilet.

Headroom in the master suite is 6' 4".

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Garmin GPSmap 4212 multi-function GPS chartplotter with broadband radar and GSD 24 depth unit;
Garmin GPS 128 back up unit;
Furuno FCV 600L depth sounder at helm and flybridge;
ICOM IC-M56 VHF radio;
Uniden 55 Channel VHF on flybridge;
Uniden handheld VHF;
Cobra 19 Ultra CB radio;
Standard C 75 Loudhailer;
Ritchie compass;
Benmar 14B autopilot;
Airmar transducer switch for depth sounders;
Sanyo AM-FM CD stereo with inside/outside speakers;

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Bimini tick

Electric McMurry windlass
2 anchors
(QRC 40# primary; Danforth 25# secondary)
300'0" of chain
120'0" of rode
Apex 12' dinghy (unknown year)
10hp outboard, Honda, Short shaft (unknown year)
Custom telescoping aluminum radar mount;
Wooden mast and boom for steadying sail (not installed);
Heavy duty transom davits for inflatable dinghy;
Boat chocks on deck for hard dinghy;


Rod Holders 6 Rod Holders

Six (6) rod storage holders and two trolling rod holders;


Rowing dinghy, 8' fiberglass

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Two (2) full immersion suits;
Searchlight with remote control at helm and flybridge;
Boyo camera monitor system for engine room camera and stern back up camera;

Broker's Comments

One of the most popular of the classic trawlers, our Grand Banks 42 is in super condition with nice features for cruising or living aboard in comfort. You'll find a Webasto forced air diesel furnace aboard to heat all cabins in comfort. The galley includes a Force 10 propane stove with oven, a large stainless steel refrigerator-freezer, and there's a separate dedicated freezer unit as well. The salon is very large with windows that provide a great outlook. Private cabins include large head compartments with showers - and the master cabin includes a tiled soaking tub!

The twin Ford Lehman 120 HP diesels are housed in a spacious, clean engine room with 4' 2" of headroom and good access to all system components. Three large hatches in the salon provide for great accessibility for maintenance and major repairs. The original fuel tanks have been replaced with four aluminum tanks with sight gauges. A low-hour Northern Lights 5 KW generator is in a sound shield in this space.

This boat is priced in alignment with comparable Grand Banks 42 Classics, yet it includes a sweet boathouse - a $10,000 to $15,000 value. The boathouse has a sleeping loft, full kitchen, washer-dryer, workshop, and seating area. The location is ideal for cruising to Victoria and the Canadian Gulf Islands, the San Juan Islands, or the wild West Coast of Vancouver Island. For buyers, the boathouse goes with the boat, and a buyer can sell, sublease, or use the boathouse with moorage rights that transfer with ownership.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Grand Banks 42 Classic Tri-Cabin has been personally photographed and viewed by Brian Moratti of Boatshed Port Townsend. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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