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1995 Grand Banks Eastbay

Branford, Connecticut


This classic Eastbay 38 model, designed by C Raymond Hunt Associates and built by Grand Banks, has been owned for the last 10 years+ by an exceptionally experienced yachtsman. 

  •  Fiberglass hard top added aftermarket with Sunbrella Toast full enclosure, vastly improving ventilation in helm deck
  • Aftermarket helm deck L settee added vs standard bench seat 
  •  New Raymarine auto pilot
  • New Raymarine Axiom chart plotter
  • 2022 new house and generator batteries
  • Windlass replaced 2019
  • Recent Smart charger replaced original
  • V-berth with insert making the MSR roomier; salon settee coverts to double berth
  • 4KW Onan generator
  • Reverse cycle heat and air

Seller retiring from boating and seriously offers Encore for sale. 

Basic Boat Info

Make: Grand Banks
Model: Eastbay
Year: 1995
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: GNDH0026G595
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38 ft
Waterline Length: 34 ft
Beam: 13'2 ft
Max Draft: 3'10 ft
Displacement: 25,900 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 375hp
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 375hp
  • Engine Location: Port
Total Engine Power: 750hp
Cruising Speed: 21 kn
Maximum Speed: 28 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 360 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 90 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 32 gal


Heads Count: 1
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Downeast, Cruisers


Diana McCabe


Petzolds Norwalk Cove Marina
48 Calf Pasture Beach Road
East Norwalk, CT, US, 06855

Walk Through

Encore sleeps 4:  2 on V-berth (with insert) in Master Stateroom and 2 on convertible U-settee in Salon.  The MSR features plenty of storage in lockers and drawers, and lots of light and ventilation from the stainless steel opening ports and large Lewmar overhead hatch.  Aft to port is the head with a VacuFlush toilet and shower with wrap-around curtain.  

The main salon is next aft.  There is a full U-shaped galley to port with cabinets above and below the counter tops.  The galley features a three burner propane stove/oven, front opening Grunert 110 refrigeration system with large holding plates, and a large stainless steel sink. Opposite is the U-shaped settee surrounding a high-low teak table, which converts to an ample double berth.

There is reverse cycle air-conditioning throughout, and the bulkheads, furniture and sole are all beautiful, rich, satin-finished teak so typical of Grand Banks.

Up 3 steps from the interior leads one to the helm deck.  The helm, with its pedestal seat and array of electronics, is to starboard, and the aftermarket, very comfortable removable L-settee is to port.  The helm deck has a Sunbrella Toast enclosure attached to a custom fiberglass hard top which protects the crew from the sun and rain, while also providing for ventilation.  Down one steps leads to the cockpit where there is an aft facing bench seat, and a transom door leading to the teak swim platform with its beefy ladder. The cockpit features a hot/cold fresh water shower to rinse off after a swim.


Raymarine Axiom Chart Plotter with Navionics chart clip (new in 2022)

Garmin 3210 Chart Plotter with radar

Raymarine auto pilot (new in 2022)

Auto helm Tridata depth sounder and speedo

Ritchie Compass




Electrical Equipment

12V/110V system, selector switch and circuit breakers

New 2021-22 house and generator batteries

4KW Onan generator: 2021 overhaul of genset, injectors replaced, fuel pump rebuilt

110V shore power provided by two 30amp cords (2022)

12V system with two group 24 batteries in parallel (2022)

Smart charger to replace original

Volt and Amp meters

Two 90 amp alternators

Marine Air 16 BTU AC

Engine room blowers

Engine room lights

Navigation lights

Fresh water system pressurized

12V outlet at helm

Electric air horn 

Mechanical and Plumbing

Twin Caterpillar 3208 TAs, 375HP:

Aside from standard annual maintenance:

  • Starboard engine remanufactured (long block) in 2016
  • 800 hrs since rebuild
  • Stbd engine exhaust elbow replaced
  • Port engine 3650 hrs
  • Port engine turbo removed and seals replaced in 2022
  • Port engine new starter motor in 2019
  • After coolers scheduled for service winter 2023='24

Two Racor fuel/water separator /filters

Internal sea strainers on each engine

Fresh water cooling

Kobelt engine controls

Bennett Trim Tabs

12V engine oil change system

Sealand VacuFlush toilet

Macerator pump

Tank Watch III

Bronze seacocks

Seaward 12 gallon water heater

Three automatic bilge pumps and one manual bilge pump

Hydraulic steering

Bronze rudders

Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning



Hull and Deck

Flag Blue hull

White cove and boot stripes

Green bottom paint

Bruce 33lb anchor on bow roller

Recent windlass (2017) with up/down controls at bow and helm

175' of 5/16 chain

Stainless steel bow and side rails

Varnished teak toe rail and eyebrow

Stainless steel grab rails and safety rails

Stainless steel opening ports in cabin sides

Fiberglass custom hard top with Sunbrella Toast enclosure

Center windshield opens for ventilation

Windshield wipers and washers on starboard and port windshield

Teak sole in helm deck

L-settee (removable) in helm deck

Pedestal helm seat

Engine room access through helm deck hatch with gas struts

Double varnished teak doors and slider to interior 

Hinged awlgripped aluminum radar mast with deck lights

Aft facing bench in cockpit

Three large hatches for storage in cockpit sole

Hot/cold cockpit shower

Cockpit transom door

Teak swim platform with hinged ladder 

Additional Equipment

Three fenders

Four dock lines

Seven life jackets

Manual Whale pump

One hand Beckson bilge pump

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.
Additional Contact Information
For more information text or call Diana McCabe at 203-247-7808