Grand Banks 50

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US$179,000.00 Reduced




Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

2 x diesel 210hp, Caterpillar 3208N (1972)

Olympic Peninsula, WA USA - Shown by Appointment

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Extra Details

Designer American Marine, Ltd.
Builder American Marine, Ltd.
Lying Olympic Peninsula, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 800.0 USG Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 210hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar 3208N (1972)
Engine Hours Engine1: 2043 engine2: 2015
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 12KVA
Engine spares tick

Engines feature a custom-built fresh water cooling system conversion (heat exchangers) with Caterpillar cooling manifolds; engines feature oil coolers. The actual hours on the engines is estimated at about 1,000 hours more than shown on the Hobbs meters due to a replacement of the meters previously.

Vosper Mini-Fin Stabilizers are gyro controlled and eliminate 90 percent of vessel roll permitting the transit of beam seas in heavy weather. Owner has a spare gyroscope plus other spares, and parts are readily available from England.

The main generator is an Onan 12 KW in a sound enclosure. A Dynamote 6.5 KW cruise generator runs off of the starboard engine, eliminating the need for use of the Onan generator when underway. A Freedom Marine 30 system provides a 3,000 watt inverter and 140 amp battery charger.

Two (2) new propellors carried as spares.

Pro-Mariner corrosion control system.


Length 50'0"
LOD 50'11"
LWL 48'0"
Beam 16'0"
Draft Min 5'0"
Draft Max 5'0"
Displacement 59,310.1lbs
Headroom 6'4"
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator Four (4) 12 volt engine starting batteries per engine; 6 volt house battery bank.


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Danforth Type 2 waste treatment system, no holding tank.
Hull is constructed of Philippine mahogany carvel planking over yakal frames, engine beds, and keel, silicon bronze fastened. This type of material and construction is superior for strength and longevity.

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


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 3
Shower 3
Heads 3 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick
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Enter the boat from the teak swim step platform and up a ladder to the covered aft deck. The boat also includes a ladder for entry from side decks. Enter the main cabin through teak french doors which open for wide access. The main cabin saloon features a large u-shaped settee with a teak table and chairs to starboard, and a settee to port. The saloon includes a desk and chair to starboard as well as ample storage in a large cabinet to port. The floor is recently carpeted and all cabinetry is teak. You will find a handrail overhead in the saloon for security when underway. Interior spaces are heated with electric plug-in heaters.

Proceeding forward the galley is to starboard. The galley features a large pass-through counter between the saloon and the galley workspace with ample counter space and storage. A teak finished refrigerator-freezer unit is located in this space along with a Princess three burner electric stove and oven as well as a double stainless steel sink. A countertop hatch is used to access space for refuse or recycling with a convenient door on deck for removal of waste bins. Opposite the galley is a teak ladder leading to the flybridge deck and a carpeted curved staircase that leads to the lower deck.

Moving forward in the main cabin you enter the pilothouse. Teak doors open to each side deck. You will find an eight foot long upholstered bench in the wheelhouse that could serve as a pilot berth. The area is spacious and all controls and navigation systems are readily accessible from the teak console. To access the lower deck follow the curved staircase to the passageway below.

At the forward end of the passageway is a large v-berth cabin with ample storage and a ladder which extends to the foredeck. Opening ports provide for ventilation. Aft to port is the head with shower that serves this berthing space with a Wilcox Crittenden manual head in this space. Across from this to starboard is the guest cabin with an upper single and lower double berth. A hanging locker, vanity with mirror, and ample drawers for storage are available in the cabin as well as opening ports for ventilation. Across from the guest cabin to port is a large head with separate shower stall and teak seat. A Danforth Type 2 electric head provides waste treatment without the need for a holding tank. Moving aft in the passageway you will find an enclosed electrical panel with meters for shore power, generator, and 12 volt ship's power controls. Amidships from this passageway are the sound insulated port and starboard engine rooms. These are large spaces. The starboard engine room includes the laundry center with front loading washer and a dryer. The Dynamote 6.5 KW cruise generator is located here. Opposite in the port engine room is the Onan 12 KW generator in a sound dampened housing.

Moving through the passageway to the back of the vessel you will enter the master suite. Here, a large head with tub and shower is located to starboard and a Danforth Type 2 electric head is in this space. In the master cabin you will find a lighted vanity, a large hanging locker and drawer space to starboard, and another large hanging locker to starboard with a full length mirror. At the aft end of the master suite is a queen size berth to starboard and a double size berth to port with cabinetry and drawers between the beds. Drawers are located below the berths, and two ports open to the transom and sides for ventilation.

From the main deck, access the flybridge from a teak ladder on the aft deck. The flybridge features a folding mast. The area is covered by a bimini top and canvas panels cover the safety rails. The helm area seats eight on two benches.

From the aft deck on the main level covered Europa-style decks extend to the foredeck. Here, you will find three storage lockers, the original electric anchor windlass, and a Danforth anchor on a bow platform. The exterior of the boat features original bronze castings, varnished teak handrails and trim, and full teak decks. The hull is white and the paint appears flawless. The transom is varnished teak -- classic Grand Banks!

3 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

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Log tick
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Stereo tick
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Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
Computer tick
Fish Finder tick
Depth sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Navigation instruments include a Furuno 64 mile radar, Nobeltec navigation software on an Ocean PC computer, Furuno GP-36 DGPS, a Furuno FG 11 Mark III sonar with plotting display, an International Offshore depth sounder, Telcor wind speed and knot meters, Northern Radio Company N550 SSB, Raytheon Ray 55 VHF, and full instrumentation and engine controls. A large teak ships wheel is central to the wheelhouse.

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Bimini tick

Electric Plath windlass
2 anchors
400'0" of chain
Zodiac dinghy (unknown year)
40hp outboard, Nissan (unknown year)
Rack storage for 5 gallon propane tanks (2), 5 gallon fuel cans (4), plus equipment, recycling, refuse.
Folding mast. Bimini top. Seating for eight.
Anchors, chain, rode, and windlass are sized for the boat and are original equipment from the manufacturer. Chain length is estimated.


Two (2) commercial crab pots and lines; shrimp pot and line.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Grand Banks 50 is a small ship designed for long distance cruising. Grand Banks pioneered the cruising trawler design and built the boats in wood in their Hong Kong shipyard from the late 1950s into the 1970s. The boats have held their value over time due to the excellent materials used and true craftsmanship in their construction.

Our boat has always been kept in a boathouse, and incorporates costly additional features designed for safety and reliability while cruising. Vosper Mini Fin stabilization was installed to provide for a comfortable ride in heavy weather beam seas. The twin Caterpillar 210 HP diesel engines were converted to fresh water cooling and oil coolers were added to prolong engine life. The Furuno radar reaches out 64 miles for safety. An expensive Nick Jackson transom lift for the 12' Zodiac makes shore transit easy compared to launching with a boom from an overhead deck. The layout for life aboard is ideal with covered decks, an expansive saloon and main deck, three private cabins with heads and showers on the lower deck, and an expansive flybridge deck with bimini and seating.

The boat is located in an ideal place for exploring US and Canadian waters or transiting the Inside Passage. The boathouse is available separately through the owner and moorage rights are transferable to the next owner-- a rare thing in many marinas today. This would be an ideal live-aboard or vacation home in the pristine Pacific Northwest.

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

This Grand Banks 50 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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