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1978 Grand Banks Classic Trawler

US$ 149,900*
Interested in this boat? Tel: 727-939-5857
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Twin / diesel
Located In:
Gulfport, FL
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 149,900 Tax Paid 
ISABELLA is unequivocally one of the nicest Grand Banks 42 Classics on the market among those that were built between 1978 and 1988, and by far the best equipped, updated, and maintained that the Listing Broker has seen on the market in the last 15 years. Every "typical" objection that most buyers have about these Classic and well-respected models has been "remedied" or updated since 2004; including but not limited to:
  • Main Deck Teak Decking Removed, Core Repaired, Non-Skid and Awlgrip Paint applied.
  • Black Iron Fuel Tanks Removed and ABYC Certified Aluminum Tanks Installed (588 gal.)
  • Repowered with Efficient T/Cummins Diamond Series 6BTA5.9M2 Diesels @ 220HP.
  • Generator Replaced with a Northern Lights 7.5 kW Diesel in a Sound-shield.
  • All Countertops Replaced with Granite Counters in Galley & 2 Heads.
  • Top-loading Refrigeration Replaced with 2 Front-loading 12V/120V built-in models.
  • Double Bed in Master SR Replaced with a King Bed & Custom Teak Frame with Custom Storage Drawers Below.
  • Water Capacity Increased with a Village Marine-Tec NF200 100+ gal./day Watermaker.
  • Hull, Decks, Flybridge & Superstructure Painted with Awlgrip/Awlcraft.
  • Mast Shortened to Max. 19 ft. Bridge Clearance & Hinged when lower clearance is required such as for the Great Loop.
  • Exterior Varnished Teak Cap Rails & Hand Rails Protected with Sunbrella Covers.
A Few of the Additional upgrades in the last few years include Professional Interior & Exterior Design improvements in tropical and neutral colors:
  • Custom 3-Position Levelor Fabric Window Accordian Blinds on all windows.
  • Designer Vinyl Faux-Grass Wall-Covering.
  • New Sunbrella Cushions & Backrests on Flybridge Seating.
  • New Sunbrella Bimini
  • New Innerspring Mattresses, Memory-Foam Toppers & Linens.
  • Galley & Head Faucet & Shower Fixtures Upgraded.
  • Raritan Lectra-San Toilet System in Master Head.
  • Dometic Full-Size Freshwater Quiet-Flush Electric Toilet in Guest Head.
  • Dinette Upholstery Replaced & Teak Storage Access Doors Added Below.
  • Electronics Upgraded with Garmin HD Radar, Two Garmin Color MFDs & Autopilot.
  • New Ritchie Compass on Flybridge.
  • Upgraded Most Light Fixtures to LED, including Recessed Salon Ceiling Lights & Nav Lights.
  • Installed 12V LED lights in many cabinets and storage lockers
  • Installed Rear-View and Engine-Room Cameras with Color Display.
  • New Custom Teak Doors for Galley (port) and Master State-room.
  • New Engine Motor Mounts.
  • Props Tuned and Balanced.
  • Engine-Room Lighting Fixtures Added.

A recent survey by a well-respected SAMS Certified Surveyor is available to purchase and nearly all of the surveyor's recommendations have been remedied. If you are looking for a cruise-ready turn-key classic trawler that has been professionally upgraded and maintained by knowledgeable owners with an open-checkbook; look no further and schedule a personal inspection today. This one is sure not to disappoint the most discriminating of buyers.

Lee Messina is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker, (CPYB), licensed and bonded in Florida since 2004; and one of only 150 CPYB brokers in Florida, and only one of approximately 500 in North America. A boater since childhood in CT, Lee has had a diverse and successful career as a Manager and Principal in Education, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, and the Marine Industry. Lee's experience "messing about boats"for all his life, racing and cruising a variety of racer/cruiser sailboats in major bluewater regattas, as well as his experience big game fishing offshore on his family's sportfish yachts has given him the skills and knowledge to help a wide range of Buyers select their next yacht, and help Sellers to prepare their yachts for sale at maximum value. You will be well-served by his commitment to professionalism and ethics; as well as his philosophy of practicing "win-win" negotiations on behalf of each of his clients. Additionally, Lee has built a lifetime of loyal and satisfied clients by developing personal relationships that last far beyond the closing of each yacht sale. Satisfied clients lead to referrals and Lee's inventory of yacht listings and buyer's he represents as their Buyer's Broker are a testament to his practice of always doing what it is best for each of his clients.

Please contact Lee Messina, CPYB (941-350-9020) at (941) 350-9020

Interested in this boat? Tel: 727-939-5857


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