Grand Banks 42 Motoryacht for sale

Helsinki, Finland, Scandinavia

Listed price €349,000 EUR

Tax Paid / Included

Grand Banks 42 Motoryacht - 1996 Grand Banks 42 Motoryacht - ISLAND - for sale
General information
Grand Banks 42 Motoryacht
Used power boat for sale
£295,099 GBP | Listed price €349,000 EUR
Price comment
Great spec, GB42 Motoryacht with stabilisers
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Kenneth Smith
Length overall
13.17 metres
Length waterline
12.53 metres
4.25 metres
1.27 metres
20,000 kg
Helsinki, Finland, Scandinavia

About this Grand Banks 42 Motoryacht


Very nicely presented ‘Motoryacht’ version of the iconic Grand Banks 42 semi-displacement motor yacht. Huge inventory including hydraulic stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters, Onan generator and so on.


ISLAND is a fine example of this well-known, long-range cruising vessel, with a comprehensive amount of fitted equipment she is ready to go anywhere. For someone looking for a distinguished, long range motor yacht, this lovingly maintained is a great option.

The Grand Banks 42 is a sturdy and safe cruising yacht for the whole family with the best seaworthiness in her class. With a variety of cabin styles available, ISLAND is the more desirable ‘Motoryacht’ version which benefits from a large full-beam master cabin aft with bunks to port and starboard and separate shower and heads compartments.

An absolute plus is the modern floor plan, where the open kitchen, living room and helm seat are all in the same space, allowing the whole crew to spend time together driving, socializing, cooking or even watching TV. You can have your own peace in three separate cabins, each with its own doors. The large flybridge for up to ten people to enjoy a trip and even grill.

Thanks to fitment of powerful and reliable Caterpillar 375hp engines, ISLAND boasts a top speed of up to 19 knots from her semi-displacement hull form, although at a more leisurely 8-12 knots cruise, she will sip as little as 17 litres of fuel per hour. Fin stabilisers take care of stability at all speeds and bow and stern thrusters make closer-quarters maneuvering stress and hassle free.

As with many yachts based in the northern part of Scandinavia, ISLAND spends very short seasons afloat, with the rest of the year spent tucked away ashore in a heated storage shed, ensuring that her level of wear and tear sits fall below those sitting in all-weathers further south.

ISLAND’s specification highlights include:

• Twin Caterpillar 3208TA 375hp engines with less than 2,000hrs run since new

• Hydraulic bow and sternthrusters

• Fin stabilisers

• Onan generator

• Mastervolt inverter

• 2x Eberspacher diesel heating systems

• Raytheon/Autohelm electronics with chart plotters, open array radar scanner and autopilot

• Electric heads plus holding tank

• Gas BBQ on flybridge

• Whirlpool electric galley

• Large capacity fridge


There comes a time in every boaties life that the youthful need for speed and owning a vessel that’s capable of getting from Point A to B in no time flat, fades. It gives way to a more sedate need for life’s little luxuries and being able to take in the scenery as opposed to watching it flash by…

… Unlike some boat manufacturers that include the bowsprit and swim platform when sizing their boats, which means a ‘so-in-so’ 42 footer may really only have a waterline length of about 37 feet, the Grand Banks 42 has a waterline length of 42 feet, which equates to almost 50 feet overall. That makes for a lot more usable interior space and use that they have.

And apart from all the beautiful teak joinery and panelling, lavish suede upholstery and quality fittings, one of the biggest drawcards for this new owner was the immense aft stateroom. Not only is it spacious, but with the new owner being 6′ 2″, the 6′ 4″ head height’s a real bonus.

So what’s the Grand Bank’s story ? These boats are built at two factories in Johor Bahru in Malaysia, where around 14,000 employees produce around 160 boats per year… Another plus for this boat builder is the fact that no two boats are the same, Grand Banks is a semi-custom builder. For example, even though this hull has been around since the 60s and was reworked in the mid-1990’s, it is still regarded as a new boat...

The joinery and panel work in both staterooms is superb. Grand Banks actually owns its own teak plantation in Burma to ensure a reliable supply of timber for its boats. So what does this mean to prospective new owners ? Uniformity. The woodwork on each boat is all cut from the same teak tree. The timber colour remains uniform throughout the boat…

Seated at the lower helm station the skipper gets excellent 360-degree views.. Up on the flybridge… there is two heavily padded seats at the helm, so the skipper and his companion can still enjoy each other’s company when underway. Because of the large amount of room on the flybridge, this area becomes an ideal area for alfresco dining, while the aft deck is large enough to be used as a dance floor.

There are wide walkways down each side of the forward stateroom roof that lead to another work-of-art ‘ the bowsprit, winch and anchor locker. It’s fully automated and finished in Burmese teak and highly polished stainless steel. Access to the roomy engine room is via a hatch and ladder beside the helm seat.

Because Grand Banks are built for the American market, the onboard wiring and plumbing is coded. The boat comes with an excellent manual outlining the procedures for regular maintenance, warranty requirements, fittings and their suppliers and plumbing, it even tells you how to remove the engines out. Everything about this engine room has been designed to make life easier for the skipper and any mechanic who may be required to work on the engines…

Out on the water the ride from this semi-displacement hull with her massive 28″ props was leisurely, stable and surefooted, but not slow, stable and surefooted. Top speed was 19.5 knots, but she’s probably capable of a tad over 20 knots with a clean bum. At 2000rpm she cruised along at 10 knots, 2200rpm put 14 knots on the GPS and at 2700rpm she hit 16 knots.

Acceleration was smooth from a standing start right up to ‘WOT’ and being a semi-displacement hull there was no transition onto the plane. The rudders on this boat seemed relatively small to me, but the hull reacted to the helm well, it tracked straight and those 28′ props aid manoeuvring dockside and at slow speeds. Weighing-in at around 16,000kg this boat is no lightweight, but it’s her weight and heavy chines that keep this hull so stable. She also has plenty of bulk below the waterline, so without the clears on the flybridge, which tend to act like sails, she isn’t too susceptible to the wind during closequarter manoeuvring….

The Grand Banks 42 Motoryacht is a boat designed for people who wish to enjoy cruising. The semi-displacement hull of every Grand Banks offers the best of both worlds, economical and comfortable cruising around 9 knots, with the ability to achieve planing speed with bigger motors fitted. According to the brochure the demands of many different cruising experiences as well as the wide experiences of so many owners has enabled Grand Banks to earn a reputation for being the choice of those who truly understand what it takes to go cruising. It’s all about economy, comfort and cruising in style. And that is an understatement when people start talking about the Grand Banks 42 Motoryacht.

Extracts from YachtandBoat – January 2004



Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

• Heavy weight, hand consolidated, single skin GRP moulding

• Simulated planking finish moulded into topsides.

• Moulded spray rails are fitted on the forward and aft quarters.

• Moulded rub rail along the line of the deck edge, capped with a stainless steel coping rail.

• Transom is finished with a varnished solid teak planking effect panel finished in varnish

• Topsides finished in original white gelcoat

• Teak bathing platform mounted on transom

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

• Heavy weight, hand consolidated, single skin GRP moulding incorporating decks and superstructure.

• Heavy weight, hand consolidated, single skin GRP moulded flybridge

• GRP mouldings finished in white gelcoat.

• Laid teak decks.

• Solid teak capping rail

• Stainless steel stanchions with tubular stainless steel guard rail running length of side deck.

• Stainless steel guard rail around access steps to flybridge

• GRP moulded seating units on flybridge

• Stainless steel guard rail around aft end of flybridge

• Alloy mast and derrick boom

• Perspex forward raked windscreen around flybridge


Engine & gearbox:

• 2x Caterpillar 3208TA 375hp diesel engines

• 8 cylinder, 4-stroke, turbo charged, indirectly cooled marine diesel

• Twin Disc hydraulic reversing marine gearbox

• Twin lever morse controls

• Throttle synchronization function

• Analogue gauges on panel to show RPM, Water Temp, Oil Pressure, Amps and running hours.

• Seawater cooled exhaust system

• Racor fuel and water seperators

Maintenance & Performance:

• Engine hours: approx. 1,980 hours as of Summer 2022

• Cruising speed: approx 8-12 knots

• Maximum speed: approx 19 knots

• Fuel consumption at cruising speed – approx. 17 litres per hour

Steering and Propulsion:

• Stainless steel propellor shafts

• Bronze A – bracket

• 4-blade, bronze propellers.

• Spare propellers and spare propeller shafts

• Dual helm stations, cable driven steering system to GRP rudders

• Koop Nautic SeaRoq fin stabilisers

• Hydraulic bowthruster

• Hydraulic sternthruster

• Trimtabs with controls at lower and upper helms


Voltage systems:

• 12vDC primary domestic system with 220vAC via shorepower

Battery Banks:

• All batteries are contained within moulded GRP boxes

• 1x 12vDC engine start batteries

• 1x 12vDC generator start battery

• 3x AGM 12vDC service batteries

• Weems & Plath battery monitoring system


• Sentry 220VAC – 12VDC charger

• Switch between fully automatic or manual charging.

• Mastervolt 220vAC inverter


• Engine mounted alternators fitted to both engines


• Onan 6.5kw 220vAC diesel generator

Shore Power:

• 220vAC shorepower connection with connection points at bow and stern

• RCD protected system

• Reverse polarity indicator

• Ring main, battery charger, water tank heater

• AC Volt meter and ammeter.


Fresh Water:

• Pressurised hot and cold water system

• Mixer tap in galley

• Mixer tap in forward and aft heads

• Dedicated shower fittings in forward and aft heads

• Hot and cold water deck showers aft and bow

• Hot water provided by Isotemp calorifier, heated by engine or 220vAC immersion heater

Bilge Pumps:

• Manual Bilge Pump

• Electric Bilge Pump forward and aft – Warning light for when pumps are in operation with auto and manual switching.



• Twin diesel tanks

• Black iron construction, painted external finish.

• Approximate combined capacity 2,270ltrs

Fresh Water:

• Twin fresh water tanks.

• Stainless steel construction, painted external finish.

• Approximate combined capacity 800ltrs

Black Water:

• Single black water holding tank

• GRP construction

• Tank emptied by deck suction outlet or electrically pumped overboard

• Tankwatch III holding level monitoring system


Flybridge Helm:

• Raymarine RL80C colour GPS radar chart plotter display mounted within NavPod

• Raytheon open-array radar scanner

• Autohelm autopilot control

• Autohelm ST50 wind display

• Autumn ST50 rudder angle display

• Autohelm ST50 multi-repeater display

• Autohelm ST50 compass display

• Ritchie steering compass

Lower Helm:

• Raymarine RL80C colour GPS radar chart plotter display

• Autohelm ST7000 autopilot control head

• Autohelm ST50 rudder angle display

• Autohelm ST50 multi-repeater display

• Autohelm ST50 depth display

• Autumn ST50 GPS display

• Autohelm ST50 Speed display

• Autohelm ST50 compass display

• Steering compass

Communications Equipment:

• Shipmate RS8400 VHF with DSC

• Fastnet Radio GMDSS FMD50 marine radio decoder



• Whirlpool stainless steel 220vAC electric oven with 4-burner ceramic hob

• Waeco Cooolmatic front-opening refrigerator with temperature control

• Stainless steel sink with cold fresh water tap

• Isotherm stainless steel front opening refrigerator


• Tecma 24vDC electric heads

• Separate shower head with thermostatic control


• Deckhead lights throughout


• 2x Eberspacher diesel fired hot air cabin heating systems


• LCD TV in saloon

• Blaupunkt stereo system with speakers in saloon


Description of Accommodation from Forward:

• Up to 6 berths in V-berth owner’s cabin forward, double guest berth port amidships with further single to starboard and occasional berth in saloon.

• Full standing headroom heads compartment with shower

Accommodation Finish:

• Joinery work of classic Burma teak veneered plywood with solid teak trims and fittings

• All joinery work finished in a satin varnish.

• Teak strip planking to finish hull sides where visible

• Teak parquet style flooring throughout

• GRP moulded heads compartments with varnished teak trims.

• Carpeting

• Teak gratings in heads

• Heavyweight cloth upholstery in saloon

• White laminate counters at galley

• Synthetic stone counters in heads

• Curtains and retractable blinds

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

• Double cabin with twin V-berth forward with infill section to create double berth

• Access to anchor chain locker forward of bunks

• Storage locker below bunks centrally

• Storage drawers below aft end of bunk port and starboard

• Hanging locker aft of bunk to starboardwith countertop above

Forward Heads:

• Aft of forward cabin to starboard

• Inboard aft facing electric toilet located forward

• Shower stall/ standing area aft with teak sole grating

• Synthetic stone topped countertop outboard with inset wash hand basin.

• Storage locker and drawer below countertop, storage outboard of countertop

Double VIP cabin:

• Double cabin opposite to heads to port

• Vanity with drawer storage

• Hanging locker

• Full length mirror


• Linear galley to port side of deck house

• Whirlpool 220vAC ceramic stove and oven mounted forward with worktop infill piece to fit over cooker when not in use.

• Single stainless steel sink located centrally

• Worktop area aft of sink with glass storage rack across aft end

• Front loading fridge built in beneath worktop aft

• Selection of storage lockers and drawer beneath worktop in way of sink.

• Over head locker aft, above glass rack.

• Galley extraction fan


• To starboard side of deck house

• Starboard deckhouse door forward in way of helm station

• Inboard helm station forward.

• L-shaped settee aft.

• Counter top forward of settee with built in drinks locker.

• Centrally mounted double dropleaf saloon table

• Storage locker until outboard to port with port deckhouse door immediately forward

Lower Helm Station:

• Located at forward end of deckhouse to starboard.

• Large spoked teak wheel with engine dash panels immediately forward

• 12vDC and 220vAC switch panel

• Twin lever engine controls forward of wheel

• Worksurface for navigation forward of engine controls with plotter mounted outboard to starboard

• VHF, Autopilot, instrumentation switch panel, alarm panel and wiper controls all mounted overhead.

Aft Cabin:

• Master cabin with ensuite, accessed via companionway from saloon

• Single berths positioned to port and starboard

• Chart drawer and storage drawers between berths

• Selection of storage drawers and locker outboard port and starboard

• Twin hanging lockers

Aft Heads:

• Ensuite for aft cabin, located forward to port side of cabin.

• Inboard facing electric marine toilet located outboard

• Synthetic stone topped countertop with inset wash hand basin outboard

• Separate shower stall cabin opposite to starboard side of cabin.

• Dedicated shower fitting located on bulkhead


Deck Layout:

• GRP bowsprit forward with twin bow rollers mounted on sprit.

• GRP moulded bulwarks running around deck edge topped with a varnished teak capping rail

• Stainless steel stanchions mounted on capping rail supporting stainless steel grabrail running around boat.

• Spray dodgers fitting to stanchions and wrapping around aft deck.

• Guardrail gates port and starboard and centrally on transom.

• Stainless steel Panama type fairleads through bulwarks forward, midships and aft

• Stainless steel mooring cleats mounted on bulwarks forward, midships and aft.

• Anchor windlass mounted on elevated plinth adjacent to bow sprit.

• Walk around decks

• Stainless steel grabrails running the length of the coachroofs forward and aft of the deck house.

• Deck house access doors forward to starboard and aft to port.

• Access to flybridge via steps on port side of coachroof aft of deckhouse.

• GRP deckboxes on aft deck with stowage

• Teak dining table

Flybridge Layout:

• Accessed by steps up from port side of aft deck

• Teak decking to finish sole.

• GRP moulded bench seating to port and starboard sides with forward and aft facings seats.

• Fitted cushions for all seating.

• Storage lockers beneath both seating units

• Windscreen running around flybridge forward with integrated stainless steel grabrail.

• Flybridge helm station to starboard with varnished hardwood wheel fitted with stainless steel rim.

• Double lever morse controls for engines either side of wheel with dashboard located centrally.

• Switch panel for basic systems below wheel outboard.

• Navigation instruments

• Stainless steel grabrails extending full length of flybridge coamings before wrapping around aft end

• Spray dodger fitted around grabrails at aft end of flybridge.

• Gas BBQ


• Alloy mast and boom

• Stainless steel standing rigging

Canvas Work:

• Bimini for flybridge

• Canvas dodgers for flybridge

• Canvas flybridge table cover

• Blue canvas flybridge upholstery

Anchoring & Mooring:

• Twin stainless steel bow rollers

• 45lb CQR anchor with galvanised chain

• Electric Anchor Windlass – Lofrans windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum. Foot button controls on foredeck

• Warps and fenders


• Bathing platform mounted on transom stainless steel frame with teak grating top.

• Folding stainless steel swimming ladder mounted on bathing platform

• Stainless steel ladder from bathing plartform to aft deck


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:

• Steaming light

• Navigation lights

• Anchor light

• Spreader/mast mounted deck lights


Lying: Helsinki, Finland

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead broker: Matias Renlund – Grabau international (Scandinavia)

Tel: +358 406861501


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2x Caterpillar 3208TA 375hp
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
2,270 litres
Maximum speed
35 kph
Cruising speed
19 kph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
800 litres

Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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SO41 9BD
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