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1997 Grand Banks 42 Classic

Stamford, Connecticut


The gold standard in trawler yachts, the 42 Grand Banks Classic deserves its solid reputation for seaworthiness and spacious elegant accommodations.This 42 takes it up a notch with Wesmar stabilizers and is ready for many more years of comfortable cruising. Please call for showing.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Grand Banks
Model: 42 Classic
Year: 1997
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Designer: Ken Smith
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: GDDD13495697
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 43'3 ft
Length Overall: 43'3 ft
Beam: 14'1 ft
Max Draft: 4'2 ft
Dry Weight: 34,000 lb
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3116
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 300hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1997
  • Engine Hours: 2921
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3116
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 300hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1997
  • Engine Hours: 2923
Total Engine Power: 600hp
Cruising Speed: 8.69 kn
Maximum Speed: 14.77 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 265 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Trawlers


Jeff Scanlan


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

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Grand Banks 42 Classic has been decades in the making. The original Ken Smith design has been amended and updated with the practical input of her owners. The experience gained since the laying of the first GB 42 keel in 1966 is reflected in each one commissioned today. Her practical layout, sturdy fiberglass construction, deep water design, and long range capability all add up to a complete cruising boat. The Grand Banks semidisplacement hull design, with a fine entry forward, hard chines aft, and a full keel has been proven on waters around the world.  

The flybridge is easily accessible from the main deck and offers excellent 360-degree visibility when underway or maneuvering dockside. A pair of back-to-back double seats provide generous seating for eight with watertight storage beneath the seats. The bridge console has full instrumentation with handy storage for large items below. The steering wheel is handcrafted teak.

The standard electric windlass, mounted on a dual roller anchor platform protected by a stainless rail, helps make the anchoring process as simple as possible. The location of the shore power inlets, at the bow and stern, makes power connections possible without boat position being a problem. The foredeck storage locker is great for lines and the large lazarette aft provides convenient storage for a variety of cruising gear.

The focal point of the Grand Banks 42 Classic is the deckhouse. The spacious main saloon measures 14-feet, 8-inches by 10-feet, 4-inches and combines the activities hub, entertainment center, and main living area. Forward is the fully equipped galley to port and the complete helm station to starboard.

The companion-way forward leads to the guest stateroom with V-berths and a roomy head with its own shower.

The galley is complete with a range - oven, refrigerator, stainless steel sink, cutting boards, and excellent storage in several cabinets.

The helm area features a full width overhead electronics locker and a flip up storage compartment for manuals and navigational tools. Just aft of the starboard door is the dry-bar cabinet. Looking aft in the saloon, you can see the long L-shaped settee with a teak yacht table.

The aft stateroom displays beautiful teak joinery. Parquet soles, built-in furniture and cabinets and hand-crafted moldings are blended with modern fabrics to create the traditional yacht look. All layouts have exceptional storage in hanging lockers, bureaus, and below-berth drawers. A large, flat chart drawer is standard in each layout. The private owners head has a separate stall shower and good storage for towels in several cabinets.

The engine room in the 42 Classic is special. With working space outboard of and between both engines there is plenty of installation space for essential gear. The standard 8-KW generator comes with a sound shield for quiet operation.

The exterior of the hull and deckhouse on the GB 42 is smooth gelcoated fiberglass. Teak decking is laid over the fiberglass on the main deck and flybridge. The bulwarks surrounding the wide main deck are capped with a sturdy teak safety rail providing safe movement from bow to stern for those on board.

The Grand Banks 42: In production since the 60s, her hull was redesigned in the early 90s giving the proven Grand Banks semi-displacement hull a longer waterline and an increased beam. Ideal for a couple with children or guests, she cruises economically at 9 knots, yet 17 knots is typical with optional engines. 

Main Salon
  • Doors from both port and starboard sidedecks
  • Starboard side, L-shaped settee and folding teak yacht table with bottle storage below
  • Port side, occasional chair, entertainment cabinet
  • Dry-bar forward of starboard settee with bottle storage and U-Line ice maker below
  • Teak soles throughout boat
  •  Weems & Plath brass clock and barometer
  • Curtains and blinds on all windows.
  • Reverse cycle heat/AC
Lower Helm Station
  • Lower helm station is to starboard in the salon and has adjacent side door
  • Features a full width overhead locker and two flip-up storage compartments
  • Full complement of navigation electronics (detailed separately)
  • Captain's seat is just forward of the bar.
Guest Stateroom and Head
  • Located forward via companionway from the salon level
  • V-berth, custom linens included
  • Hanging locker to port
  • six deep drawers under berth
  • Additional storage under v-berth
  • (2) screened opening ports and large overhead hatch
  • Stand-up shower in head
  • VacuFlush head
  • Vanity with mirror 
  • Storage drawers and cabinet in head
  • Screened opening hatch in guest head 
Master Stateroom and Head
  • Located aft and down from the Salon level 
  • Queen island berth
  • (2) Hanging lockers
  • Exceptional storage in built-in desk, dresser and below-berth drawers
  •  (3) windows and half door to cockpit
  • TV and DVR player
  • Separate shower to starboard
  • Head, sink and vanity to port
  • VacuFlush head
  • Tankwatch III holding tank monitor 
  • Reverse cycle heat/AC
  • (2) Alpine speakers
  • Electric three-burner stove and oven
  • Grunert refrigerator and freezer - New 2015/Serviced 9/22
  • Single large undermount Stainless sink
  • Corian counter top
  • Ample drawers and cabinets for provisions, dishes, flatware including overhead dropdown storage for dishware. Some dishware included.
  • Galley exhaust vent
  • Large pullout cabinet for galley waste
Decks, cockpit and swim platform
  • Wide side decks; port and starboard door into main salon
  • Teak decks, including on flybridge
  • Teak swim platform
  • Swim ladder on platform
  • Access to cockpit from main stateroom
  • Flybridge easily accessible from main deck; 360 degree visibility
  • Two back-to-back double seats on bridge, seating eight, generous storage below
  • Teak table on bridge
  • AC inlets forward and aft
  • Fresh water shower in cockpit
  • Anchor pulpit with double rollers
  • Lofrans Tigress windlass
  • (2) anchors on double rollers
  • Danforth anchor with chain and rode
  • Plow anchor with all chain
  • Spare Lewmar plow anchor w/chain and rode in lazarette
  • Chocks for inflatable
  • Large storage lazarette in cockpit
  • Storage cabinet in bow with teak decking lid
  • Canvas covers for windows, upper helm station, teak bridge table, master stateroom door from cockpit
  • (10) dock lines in bow cabinet 
  • (10) lines in lazarette
  • (4) large fenders
  • (2) small fenders 
  • Twin Caterpillar 3116TA engines -2921 hours port, 2923 hours starboard
  • U-Lube oil change system
  • Twin Disc transmissions
  • Wesmar Roll Fin stabilizers
  • Sidepower bow thruster w/dedicated battery
  • Glendinning Synchronizer
  • Dometic reverse cycle heat/AC - (3) units-all serviced 9/22
  • Boat Leveler Trim Tabs
  • SeaStar hydraulic steering
  • AC/DC breaker panels at lower helm: One 50amp DC main breaker; One 50amp AC main shore service breaker
  • DC and AC volt meters, and DC and AC Amp meters on the panels
  • Guest battery selector switch/master at panel
  • (2) 8D and (1) 4D deep cycle batteries for house and mains - new 7/22
  • Group 27 genset start battery - new 9/22
  • Dedicated battery forward for Sidepower bow thruster
  • Sidepower bow thruster
  • Boat Leveler Trim Tabs
  • 50 amp shore cord with inlets at bow and stern
  • Magnum Energy pure sine wave inverter/charger
  • Magnum Energy remote control at lower helm
  • Onan 8Kw generator w/sound shield
  • (3) Dometic reverse cycle heat/AC units: Salon and both saterooms-new water pump and full service all three units 9/22
  • Grunert cold plate refrigeration-new 2015/serviced 9/22
  • VacuFlush toilets
  • Tank Watch holding tank indicator
  • Sealand macerator pump
  • Drain and sump pump
  • Freshwater heater
  • Freshwater pump
  • (2) bilge pumps (forward engine room and aft cabin
  • Exalto wipers
  • Lofrans Tigress windlass
  • Air horn
  • Interior and exterior lighting, reading lamps throughout boat
  • AC outlets and DC plugs



Electronics and Entertainment


  • Furuno MDP-149 NavNet - radar/chart display
  • B&G Network VHF speaker
  • Shipmate VHF
  • B&G Network Depth
  • Windlass controls
  • SeaHail Hailer
  • ITTJabasco searchlight control
  • SidePower bow thruster control
  • Robertson AP3000X auto pilot
  • Interphase Probe - forward scanning depth display
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • FM, AM, CD -JVC - KD 5580
  • (2) Sony speakers
  • Ritchie compass


         Lower Helm

  • Furuno radar/chartplotter display as on bridge
  • B&G Network - VHF and speaker, depth, GPSplus
  • Trim Tab controls
  • Alarm panel, Stop/Start and synchronizer controls
  • Searchlight controls
  • Bow thruster control
  • Windlass controls
  • Auto pilot controls
  • Magnum Energy inverter controls and battery monitor
  • Ritchie compass
  • Rudder angle indicator


        Salon Entertainment

  • Samsung flat screen tv
  • Alpine radio/cd player
  • Alpine 6-cd changer
  • Coby DVR player
  • (2) Alpine speakers



Safety items
  • (9) PFDs
  • (1) 20" ring buoy
  • (3) Type A hand-held fire extinguishers
  • (1) Type 10 dry chemical fire extinguisher 
  • First aid kits
  • Ship's bell
  • Flares

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

Please call Jeff Scanlan for additional information. 203 984-3479

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