Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Introduction and Overview
Since 1965, Grand Banks Yachts has been setting the highest standard combining robust construction, intricate engineering, and exquisite teak joinery and finishing in their pleasure craft. Grand Banks Yachts endure, and the 47 Heritage, in production since 2006, continues to please with over 100 built so far. Others have attempted to mimic GB, yet Grand Banks Yachts continue to stand the test of time with in construction, reliability, and cruising pleasure.
The GB 47 Heritage Europa is stable, steady, and supremely responsive. Passing 18 knots on a plane the ride is remarkably quiet, comfortable, and agile at the touch of a wheel.
Many subtle design features contribute to the low trim angle and great visibility, from the distribution of weight to the specialized geometry of the prop tunnels. The dual-chine hull gets you swiftly up on plane, and along with the flared bow, helps keep things dry on deck. More rake in the bow angle and a shallower forefoot make for a softer, more comfortable entry of the hull into rough waters. Placement and size of the keel keeps her solidly on track.
This is a one-owner, shed kept yacht with very low hours! She is lightly used, shed kept and loaded with options. The owners are looking to downsize and do more fishing, and they would love for someone else to use this exquisite yacht more!
This is a Canadian vessel with Canadian duty paid!
The shed, located at Ladysmith Marina, will be available separately.
Layout and General Arrangement
The GB 47 EU salon, lower station and galley are all on one level, giving the yacht a very liveable layout, an open feel, and outstanding visibility, both for the helm, the galley master, and to the ocean vistas for all!
Enter from the cockpit via a large teak clad fiberglass sliding door. There is another door next to the helm to the starboard side deck, teak and holly floor and sumptuous teak finishing throughout.
In the SALON, there is a comfortable L-settee to port with a teak Grand Banks hi-low table, flat screen TV on electric lift, DVD player and a Bose sound system. There is a teak bar cabinet with glass and bottle racks, opening windows with screens, and a centre opening windshield on electric actuator.
The GALLEY features sumptuous granite counter tops, an electric cooktop, deep stainless double sinks with custom cutting board covers, a fridge/freezer, ice maker, a Sharp convection microwave, and of course, plenty of innovative storage spaces.
The LOWER HELM, opposite and to starboard of the galley, has a double-wide Grand Banks bench seat, a flip up teak step, a side door to the starboard side decks, and a very well laid out set of navigation, communication, and monitoring equipment.
The 47 EU offers sleeping ACCOMMODATIONS for 4 adults in 2 private staterooms. The master cabin is forward with a center-line queen berth, abundant storage in hanging lockers, cupboards and drawers for extended times on board, reading lights, overhead hatch with screen and shade, two opening portlights, also with screens, and a proper mattress! There is a private ensuite head with stall shower.
The guest cabin is amidships to starboard with twin athwartships berths, guest storage that is more than adequate, opening port lights and hatches (all with screens and shades), and easy access to the private guest head with stall shower across the hall.
Both heads have exhaust blowers, Corian counter tops, Sealand Vacuflush toilets, separate stall showers, storage lockers, and opening portlights.
The LOWER HELM features a wonderful Grand Banks teak steering wheel, helm bench seat with teak step, and easy access to the side decks through the teak door. Here too is the navigation, communication and monitoring centre to plan and reliably cruise to your favourite destinations!
Furuno NavNet V2 radar and chartplotting system with independent screens
Uniden VHF radio with remote mic
Simrad AP25 autopilot
Furuno RD-30 data repeater
engine controls and instruments
bow thruster control
trolling valves to each engine
holding tank level indicators and pump control
rudder angle indicator
Kahlenberg air horn
trim tabs control
Computank display fuel and water tank gauges
electronics console wrapped in Ultra-leather
The decks are classic teak clad. There is a tremendous cockpit lazarette containing the combination washer/dryer, Village Marine water maker, a Norcold deep freeze and there is still room for lots more boat stuff! There is a second smaller lazarette on this deck for lines and other miscellaneous gear, and a large storage box and two smaller lockers on the foredeck. A place for everything!
Ease of movement along wide, safe, covered side decks with high bulwarks and openings in the railings port, starboard and aft. There is an opening transom door with teak step to the teak swim platform.
Access to the boat deck and flybridge is via the gently sloped stairs from the cockpit. This stairway is hinged on strong pneumatic rams to reveal steps to the spacious engine room.
Also on deck:
stainless steel swim ladder under teak platform
cockpit and side deck courtesy lights
salt water washdown on foredeck
fresh water washdown on aftdeck
self draining anchor locker, divided in two
double bow roller
hot and cold shower at transom
stainless steel mooring chocks and cleats
Flybridge and Upper Helm
The flybridge is easily accessed via the stairs from the cockpit. The companionway is protected by a sliding glass hatch to keep the aft deck dry in inclement weather. The flybridge itself is broad, open and spacious and features a comfortable L-shaped settee to starboard with storage under, a beautiful teak table, a smaller bench-style seat and wet bar to port, with room for the optional icemaker, Stidd helm seat is centerline, with a forward-facing bench to port and there is room for an optional companion Stidd seat to starboard if so desired.
Teak-rimmed stainless steel steering wheel
Stidd helm seat
Furuno NavNet V2 radar and chartplotting system with two screens
Simrad autopilot remote
Uniden VHF radio
rudder angle indicator
Kahlenberg air horn
trim tabs control
11' Boston Whaler with 25 hp Mercury outboard
canvas cover for dinghy
full bimini top
matching covers for helm, helm seat, settees, and table
Marquip 800 lb dinghy davit
L-shaped settee with storage under
teak table with stainless steel pedestal
large storage lockers under helm
The engine room is very workable and is accessed via a ladder from a hatch in the salon floor, or by lifting the flybridge stairway, which is on pneumatic tubes, revealing stairs leading the way down. It is well lit with both AC and DC lighting. These is plenty of space for all mechanical equipment, the furnace, genset, water heater, batteries, tools, spare parts and more, and still room to service all sides of the engines. The Caterpillar C-7 ACERT engines are turboed and after cooled, and electronically controlled for maximum fuel efficiency.
2700 RPM gives 18.4 knots
2400 RPM gives 15.1 knots
2200 RPM gives 13.1 knots
2100 RPM gives 12.7 knots
2000 RPM gives 11.6 knots
1200 RPM gives 8.2 knots
twin in-line 6 Caterpillar C-7 455 hp diesel engines with under 350 original hours (December, 2014)
dual Racor fuel / water separators to each engine
trolling valves on each engine
fresh water faucet in engine room
Reverso oil change system with quick connect fittings
dripless shaft logs
Delta-T air demisters to filter the salt and moisture out of the sea air as it enters the engine room, helping to keep the space dry and components more resistant to corrosion
baffled aluminium fuel tanks
20 US gallon hot water tank
carbon monoxide detectors in each cabin and salon
multi-zone Hurricane cabin furnace system with domestic hot water cross over
Village Marine water maker
Maxwell VC 1000 windlass
wired for electric downriggers
The electrical system is designed for reliability, versatility, and intuitive understanding.
9kW Onan generator in sound shield
single Racor to genset
alternators on each engine and genset
50 Amp shore power with fore and aft deck connections
shore power adapters
2 x 4D engine starting batteries
2 x 8D house batteries
1 x 2D genset battery
marine-grade tin-plated copper wire
Emergency battery paralleling switch
12V 80 Amp battery charger
battery condition monitor
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.