Manufacturer Provided Description
The Grand Banks 42 Classic has been decades in the making. The original Ken Smith design has been amended and updated with the practical input of her owners. The experience gained since the laying of the first GB 42 keel in 1966 is reflected in each one commissioned today. Her practical layout, sturdy fiberglass construction, deep water design, and long-range capability all add up to a complete cruising boat. The Grand Banks semi displacement hull design, with a fine entry forward, hard chines aft, and a full keel has been proven on waters around the world.
The flybridge is easily accessible from the main deck and offers excellent 360-degree visibility when underway or maneuvering dockside. A pair of back-to-back double seats provide generous seating for eight with watertight storage beneath the seats.
The bridge console has full instrumentation with handy storage for large items below.
The steering wheel is handcrafted teak.
The standard electric windlass, mounted on a dual roller anchor platform protected by a stainless rail, helps make the anchoring process as simple as possible.
The location of the shore power inlets, at the bow and stern, makes power connections possible without boat position being a problem.
The foredeck storage locker is great for lines and the large lazarette aft provides convenient storage for a variety of cruising gear.
The focal point of the Grand Banks 42 Classic is the deckh ouse.
The spacious main saloon makes it an activities hub, entertainment center, and main living area. Forward is the fully equipped galley to port and the complete helm station to starboard. The original fabric headlining has been changed to a more modern removal ceiling with foam/fabric over marine plywood. This also absorb noise and allows the installation of LED downlights. The companion-way forward leads to the guest stateroom with V-berths and a roomy head with its own shower.
The galley is complete with a range - oven, refrigerator, stainless steel sink, cutting boards, and excellent storage in several cabinets/drawers.
The helm area features a flip up storage compartment for manuals and navigational tools. Just aft of the starboard door is the dry-bar cabinet. Looking aft in the saloon, you can see the long L-shaped settee with a teak yacht table.
The aft stateroom displays beautiful teak joinery. Parquet soles, built-in furniture and cabinets and hand-crafted moldings are blended with fabrics to create the traditional yacht look. This stateroom features a choice of several layouts with a double berth to starboard and a single berth to port being standard.
All layouts have exceptional storage in hanging lockers, bureaus, and below-berth drawers. A large, flat chart drawer is standard in each layout. The private owners head has a separate stall shower and good storage for towels in several cabinets. The engine room in the 42 Classic is special. With working space outboard of and between both engines there is plenty of installation space for essential gear. The exterior of the hull and deckhouse on the Grand Banks 42 is smooth gel coated fiberglass. Teak decking is laid over the fiberglass on the main deck and flybridge.
The bulwarks surrounding the wide main deck is capped with a sturdy teak safety rail providing safe movement from bow to stern for those on board. Ideal for a couple with children or guests, she cruises economically at 8 - 9 knots.
ICOM M80 VHF marine radio (upper helm)
ICOM M125 VHF marine radio (saloon)
Garmin Chartplotter / Depth / GPS 551 (upper helm)
Garmin 7-inch Chartplotter / Depth / GPS (salon)
Garmin 24-mile radar
(2) X Danforth compasses
AC & DC switches with MCBs
Aft cabin with twin beds and access stairs to aft deck.
10,000 BTU AC in aft cabin. (2017)
Stall shower forward cabin and bathtub aft cabin.
Main salon with custom L shaped couch that converts to a bed.
16,000 BTU AC in main salon. (2017)
Forward V berth with manual head.
5000 BTU AC in forward cabin. (2017)
Philips 32" Flat screen TV.
Kenwood Video / CD player / AM/FM radio stereo system.
Sealand vacuum flush toilet for master head.
All new ceiling headliners. (2017)
All new LED interior ceiling down lights. (2017)
Ideal electric windlass with footswitch.
1 CQR anchor with 300 feet of 8mm chain.
New teak decks installed. (2017)
New teak deck on flybridge. (2017)
Mast & boom
Mast and antennas can be folded down for low bridge clearance.
New anchor pulpit. (2017)
New LED mast spreader lights. (2017)
New saloon doors with s/s locks. (2017)
New Glomex omnidirectional TV antenna.
New LED anchor light.
Onan generator with rebuilt engine. (2018)
Single AC 30 Amp electric shore power connections located midship.
Lewco 40 Amp battery charger.
Mastervolt 40 amps automatic battery charger.
New maintenance free batteries. (2017)
2 Extra bilge pumps with one-way valves on outlets.
AC control panel with MCB.
DC control panel with MCB
Battery selector switch.
Windlass main on/off switch.
3 12 vdc cigarette lighter receptacle
charger for cellphones & searchlight.
Princess 3 burner electric stove with oven.
Chef Mate microwave.
Stainless steel sink. (twin-tub with cutting board)
Raritan 10-gallon water heater.
12 Volt water pressure pump system.
Drawers & storage cabinets.
New aluminum fuel tanks total 600 gallons. (Approx.)
2 water tanks total 245 gallons.
30 Gallon black water tank with deck pump out and macerato
Tank Sentry holding tank level system.
Jabsco toilet for forward head.
Sealand vacuum flush toilet for master cabin.
Discharge holding tank with "Y" valve, deck pump out,
Black water 30-gal plastic holding tank.
In 2017 the paint below waterline was
completely stripped to fiberglass surface. It was then applied with 2 coats of
epoxy paint followed by 2 coats primer and 3 coats of anti-fouling paint. The
boot-top line was also repainted. At the same time, all the cutless bearings
were replaced. 2 units of new 3 blade propellers were fitted.
Many of the thru-hull protrusions were
removed and the holes sealed, to be substituted by more modern Garmin GPS
wooden window frames were reset and resealed to prevent any leak.
saloon doors were replaced, and new stainless-steel door locks installed.
The Owner has deliberately kept the boat in
her original condition, with many subtle improvements so as to retain her
original Grand Banks interior. A lot of money has been spent to update the
yacht to extend her cruising life. She could be the best kept original GB 42
classic in the world. Seeing is believing.
Mistress lll had undertaken a long passage
in 2017 from Singapore – Phuket – Singapore without trouble. Total distance was
about 1100 nautical miles. She is presently berthed in Johor, Malaysia or
information are believed to be correct, but not guaranteed
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