Grand Banks 46 1996 Classic
Beam: 14’ 9”
Displacement: 43,000 lbs.
Engines: (2) Caterpillar 3208 N 210 hp, cruising speed approx. 8.5 kts., 5 gph
Onan 8.5 kw. Generator, sound enclosure
Fuel: 600 gallons diesel Water: 2 – 140 gallons (12 gal hot) Holding Tank: 35 gallon
Layout/Accommodations: Rare 3 cabin layout: Master aft cabin with walkaround queen berth,. Head is to port and separate shower is to starboard, hanging locker centerline.
Main salon with galley up includes lots of storage, propane (lpg) stove/range, single ss sink, 12 v. refrigeration and separate freezer. L-shaped settee with teak drop leaf table, seats 6 comfortably, storage under. Flat panel LCD TV with 12 v. antenna (receives up to 15 clear channels), stereo and DVD player.
Forward, there are 2 staterooms. To port, there is a double (queen) with a single overhead canvas bunk on a pipe frame (actually, very comfortable and stable), hanging locker and 3 large drawers. To starboard, there is a full head compartment with separate shower stall. Forward is a large vee-berth with insert filler. There are 3 drawers under each berth and a hanging locker to starboard.
Exterior: Wide decks make it simple to go forward or aft in any sea conditions. Aft is a good sized cockpit with a transom door opening to a wide swim platform. There is also a hot/cold shower and washdown outlet. Forward is a large sitting area on the cabin house and decks. The large bow pulpit, anchor roller and windlass makes anchoring a breeze. A salt water washdown is also located forward. Up on the flybridge, there is plenty of seating for 8-10 adults. A ¾ enclosure provides nice protection from the elements and the sides and forward sections can be rolled up to offer a nice awning to keep out of the sun. The helmsman armchair is very comfortable on long or short passages and gives great visibility. Both the upper and lower helms have full electronics and instrumentation.
Rare 3 cabin layout, galley up, double stateroom forward to port with overhead single, huge vee berth forward with filler. Enclosed head to starboard with separate shower. Aft cabin with walk around queen berth, head compartment to port, separate shower compartment to starboard. Hanging locker centerline. Single washer/dryer to port, lots of storage space, drawers, lockers.
A cruiser's yacht: This vessel is set up for 100 % 12 v operation, no need to continuously run the generator or be plugged in to shore power. There is a large house battery bank of 4 - 6 volt batteries that deliver 450 amp hours, maintained by a 30 amp charger in the Xantrex Freedom 2,500 inverter. House batteries may be charged from A/C current of while running the engines. The inverter will run all appliances, no need to fire up the genset. The electric stove was replaced by a propane stove and range.
Stabilized - Naiad stabilizers, complete overhaul spring 2011, new hydraulics, actuators, seals, bearings. All work performed by Naiad, CT
Twin Caterpillar 3208 n's, 210 hp, 2,200 hrs. 8.5 knot cruise @ 1,750 rpm, approx. 5 gph. 9.0 knot cruise @ 1,900 rpm, approx. 6.5 gph. Will run up to 12 knots @ 2,400 rpm. These are the famous 3208 naturally aspirated Caterpillars known to run 80,000 to 100,000 hours with regular maintainance!
Onan 8.5 kw. genset, 2,500 hrs. Easily runs all 3 air units while maintaining hot water, battery charge, inverter, washer/dryer, etc.
Electronics: Raymarine E-120 and E-80 chartplotter/radar (2009). Raytheon speed and depth (1996). Raymarine ST-6000G autopilot (2010), Raymarine ST-40 wind unit (2009), Icom VHF upper and lower stations (2009), stereo upper (2010), stereo lower (1996) with CD changer.
Sea Frost refrigeration/freezer 12 volt (2011)
Washer/dryer (Splendide, 2009)
Flybridge 3/4 enclosure and bimini (2009)
Flybridge windscreens (2012)
Flybridge cushions, sunbrella, (2010)
Avon RIB (10') 1997 with 15 hp. Yamaha (2011) and dinghy cover
Dinghy crane (winch replaced 2011)
45 lb. Bruce anchor, all chain rode (200')
Refinished all window frames
Strip and varnish transom
Replace all control cables, upper and lower
Complete compound and wax of all exterior gel coat