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1986 Grand Banks - 42'

Model Classic 42 Fiberglass
Year 1986
Length 42ft.
Price USD $160,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location Singapore, Other, Singapore
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Twin
Fuel Diesel
Contact Information
Builder: Grand Banks
Designer: Ken Smith
LOA: 42 feet
Beam: 13' 7"
Max Draft: 4' 2"
Displacement: 34,000 lbs
Engine(s): John Deere
Year: 1986
Fuel: Diesel
Engine(s) HP: 120
Cruising Speed: 8 ~ 9
Top Speed: 11
Engine Notes: 



Engine 1

Make / Model            :           John Deere ; D6404 @ 120 HP   

Type                           :           Inboard, Diesel

Year                            :           1976

Hours                         :           TBA

Drive type                  :           Borg Warner, direct drive


Engine 2

Make / Model            :           John Deere ; D6404 @ 120 HP

Type                           :           Inboard, Diesel

Year                            :           1976

Hours                         :           TBA

Drive type                  :           Borg Warner, direct drive

Engine Room


  • Reliable John Deere D6404 engines in excellent condition.

  • New aluminum fuel tanks. (Approx. 600 gallons)

  • Borg Warner velvet drive transmissions.

  • Engine room blowers on engines.

  • Onan generator with sound box, engine rebuilt, 220 v / 50 Hz. (2017)

  • Fuel tank sight gauges.

  • Racor primary fuel filters. (30 mic)

  • High water bilge alarm.

  • Neat and clean engine room.

  • Groco & Perko sea water strainers.

  • Stainless-steel thru hull scoops with sea-cocks.

  • Raritan hot water heater.

  • Maintenance free batteries.

  • 4 units Rule / Johnson auto bilge pumps with one-way valves.

  • Mastervolt & Lewco battery chargers.

  • Main batteries switches.

  • Sealand toilet vacuum pump with black water tank.

  • 3 air-cons with individual sea water pumps with seacocks.

  • Engine room lights.

  • Manual hand pump.

  • Fresh water pump with accumulator tank.

  • Marinco shore-power inlet 

Fuel: 600 Gallon
Water: 245 Gallon
Holding Tank: 30 Gallon
Hull Shape: Hard-Chines

This classic Grand Banks is a must see for anyone wanting to cruise in comfort and safety with the ability to stay in remote areas. Well maintained and very well equipped with endless recent upgrades including new aluminum fuel tanks and three new air-cons. All in excellent condition and ready for your adventures as is.

Key New Features


  • Reliable twin John Deere D6404 120 HP diesels

  • All new teak decks. (2017)

  • New aluminum fuel tanks.

  • New headliners throughout. (2017)

  • 2 New propellers. (2017)

  • All new cutless bearings. (2017)

  • New aft teak swim platform. (2017)

  • All new flybridge plastic venturi screen. (2017)

  • All new 3 units air-cons. (2017)

  • New anchor pulpit arrangement. (2017)


The Grand Banks 42 Classic is the most successful trawler design ever produced. With her long keel, hard chines and a deep forefoot the 42 Classic ranks among the most comfortable and seaworthy cruising yachts in her class. “Mistress lll” is ready for long range cruising and is comfortable in remote areas for extended stays.


The loving care and recent upgrades make this classic the one you will want to see. Her knowledgeable owner has maintained “Mistress lll” beyond the average and it shows. Read full specs for the entire scope of “Mistress lll” condition and improvements.


Cruising speed         :           8 - 9 knots

Maximum speed       :           11 knots (Approx.)
Beam                          :           13’ 7’’
Length                       :           42'
Max draft                   :           4' 2''
Fuel tank                   :           1 x 600 / gallon (Approx.)
Fresh water               :           1 x 245 / gallon (Approx.)
Holding                      :           1 x 30 / gallon
Single berths            :           4
Cabins                       :           2
Heads                        :           2
Optional berth           :           Saloon table convertible to twin berth.
Displacement           :           34,000 Lbs. (15,422 Kgs)

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
Engines’ gauges
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.
Deck washdown
New anchor pulpit. (2017)
New LED mast spreader lights. (2017)
Deck shower
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.
Sub-zero refrigerator.
Sub-zero freezer.
Stainless steel sink. (twin-tub with cutting board)
Raritan 10-gallon water heater.
12 Volt water pressure pump system.
Dinnerware storage.
Drawers & storage cabinets.


New aluminum fuel tanks total 600 gallons. (Approx.)
Sight gauges.
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, macerator discharge.
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 equipment.
The wooden window frames were reset and resealed to prevent any leak.
The two 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.

General Description

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 Singapore.

Note: All information are believed to be correct, but not guaranteed
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