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1997 Grand Banks 42 Motor Yacht

Westport, Connecticut


Roundabout is a beautiful example of the storied building quality of Grand Banks, and has been upgraded year-end and year-out by her knowledgeable owners. The 42 with her two staterooms and two full heads with stall showers,is the most popular trawler of the Grand Banks line, and the Motor Yacht is the model of choice for people looking to live aboard and do extensive cruising.  Because of the unique layout of the 42 Motor Yacht, Roundabout has a down galley larger than the Classic, and a master stateroom that rivals the 46.  The Cat 3208 TAs, 375HP, are by far the most popular engine package.

Since 2013, among other upgrades, all of the exterior canvas has been replaced by beige Sunbrella , all flybridge cushions are new, the windows (26) were all removed and lightly tinted glass was installed, all window tracks are new stainless steel, and the frames were Awlgripped.  The mast and boom have also been recently powder coated.

Roundabout is now in her slip after making the Great Loop, much of which is fresh water.  She must be seen to be appreciated. 

Basic Boat Info

Price: $295,000
Boat Name: Roundabout
Make: Grand Banks
Model: 42 Motor Yacht
Year: 1997
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 43 ft
Waterline Length: 41 ft
Beam: 14 ft
Bridge Clearance: 25'1 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208TA
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 375hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade
  • Engine Hours: 3715
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208TA
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 375hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade
  • Engine Hours: 3718
Total Engine Power: 750hp
Cruising Speed: 8.5 kn
Maximum Speed: 16 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 237 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal


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


Diana McCabe


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

Vessel Walk-through

Enter the main salon through either the starboard or port side door.  On the starboard side of the salon is the lower helm, and aft of the door is a dry bar, the L shaped settee covered in dark green Ultrasuede, and the teak drop-leaf hi-lo dining table.  Opposite to port is a large teak cabinet with sliding tambour doors behind which are shelves and drawers.  Above the cabinet is a flat screen TV, and forward of the port door is a club chair in matching green Ultrasuede.  Opposite the helm to port is a teak countertop overlooking the galley with two Grand Banks steel and teak swivel chairs.  

Forward and down three steps is the open down U-shaped galley.  Opposite the galley is the forward head with a stall shower.

Next forward is the Guest cabin with a large V-berth (with insert), hanging locker, and abundant storage.

Aft of the salon and down three steps is the spacious Master Stateroom with a walk-around centerline queen berth, end tables, double hanging locker, and a split head with the shower to starboard and the head to port.  The combo washer/dryer is behind louvered teak doors.

Roundabout has reverse cycle air-conditioning and heat throughout the boat.



The salon has teak parquet floors throughout, Hunter Green Ultrasuede upholstery, and golden Burmese teak.  The starboard side features the lower helm, exit door, dry bar, built in end table, L settee with hi-lo solid teak table.  The port side features the breakfast bar overlooking the galley, exit door, teak entertainment center/cabinet with tambour doors, and a 32" flat screen TV mounted on the aft port bulkhead.

  • All windows (26) were removed and replaced with lightly tinted glass
  • All new S/S window tracks
  • All window frames repainted with Awlgrip
  • Screens are available for all windows
  • Dry bar with 4 drawers
  • Settee end table with 3 drawers
  • Two swivel stainless steel and teak chairs 
  • One club chair with built-in storage
  • Large opening windows on all 4 sides
  • Hi-lo teak dining table with two storage areas and 4 cup holders
  • Path & Seems Tide Clock and Thermometer
  • Skyscan Atomic Clock and Thermometer
  • Three brass reading lights and overhead lighting
  • LED lighting behind teak valances
  • Panasonic 32" flat screen TV
  • Entertainment center with storage, Sony DVD, Alpine CD/AM/FM
  • Dedicated 16K BTU reverse cycle air conditioning
Master Stateroom

Down three steps from the salon with walk-around center line queen bed.  Built-on night tables flank the bed.  There is a split ensuite shower and head compartments.

  • Splindide Comb-O-Matic washer/dryer behind louvered doors
  • 16K reverse cycle air conditioning
  • 12 storage drawers
  • Large chart drawer under berth
  • 2 brass reading lamps plus overhead lights
  • 6 opening ports with screens and lined drapes
  • Overhead hatch with screen
  • Double door hanging locker with beveled mirror above
  • Aqualarm raw alarm panel for generator and air conditiong
  • CO alarm
  • Ensuite shower with teak grate and teak seat
  • Opening port with screen in shower stall
  • Corian vanity top with molded basin and two drawers
  • Vacuflush marine toilet
  • Large built-in medicine cabinet
  • Tankwatch holding tank monitor
Guest/Day Head

The guest/day head is opposite the galley.

  • Cultured marble vanity top with molded sink
  • Beveled mirror in tweak frame
  • Vacuflush marine head
  • Screened overhead hatch
  • Screened window with lined drape
  • 2 drawers and 4 storage compartments
  • Stall shower with teak grate
  • One storage compartment and two teak shelves in shower
  • Screened window in stall shower
Guest Cabin

Comfortable guest cabin is forward and features a large v-berth with filler cushion.

  • 6 drawers beneath v-berth
  • 6 drawer hi-boy style teak bureau
  • Floor to ceiling beveled mirror in teak frame
  • Large hanging locker with teak louvered door
  • Two brass reading lights and overhead lights
  • 12K BTU reverse cycle air conditioning
  • Overhead large screened hatch
  • 2 screened windows with lined drapes
  • Teak vanity stool

The galley is to port, down three steps from salon, and open overhead.  The galley is U-shaped with Corian counters, and is separated from the salon by the breakfast bar.  It is well lit with two opening ports, a large overhead hatch and plenty of lighting.

  • Corian countertops with a back splash
  • Double s/s sink with single lever faucet
  • Eye level flush mounted microwave
  • 2 Grunert holding plate refrigerators
  • 1 Grunert holding plate freezer
  • Tilt away garbage bin
  • 4 teak drawers beneath sink
  • 4 teak drawers beside refrigerators
  • Lare in-counter storage area
  • 3-burner electric range with oven/broiler
  • 5 custom teak dish storage racks
  • 2 tip-out sink storage compartments
  • 3 double door storage compartments
  • 3 exterior mounted temp gauges

Lower Helm:

  • Raymarine E-120 GPS, Charplotter and Radar
  • ICOM IC-M126 VHF
  • Cetrek Combo depth and speed
  • Aqualarm raw water alarm for engines, generator and air conditioning
  •  Ritchie 5" compass
  • ACR spotlight controls
  • Robertson-Simrad autopilot
  • Glendinning Synchronizer controls
  • Windlass controls
  • Trim tab controls
  • High water alarm
  • Two battery monitors


  • Raymarine E-120 GPS, Chartplotter, Radar, Depthfinder
  • ICOM M59 VHF
  • Ritchie 5" compass
  • Robertson AP22 autopilot
  • Windlass controls
  • Trim tab controls
  • Glendinning Synchronizer controls


  • Inverter/charger
  • Panasonic 32" Flat Screen HD TV
  • Alpine CDM 7861 CD/AM/FM
  • Sony DVD player
  • Twin Caterpillar 3208TA, 375HP diesel engines
  • Onan 8KW generator in sound shield
  • Sea Land 8 gal water heater
  • 3 Marine Air Reverse Cycle Air conditioning units
  • Eight 6-Volt batteries
  • 1 4D battery
  • Bronze sea strainers
  • 4 bladed propellers 
  • Fuel selector manifold
  • 3 Racor fuel filters
  • Grunert holding plate system
  • Vacuflush sanitary system
  • 110V fluorescent and 12V engine room lights
  • Oil change system for engines and generator
Exterior, Aft Raised Deck and Flybridge

Side deck gates at both port and starboard permit access, along with a ladder from the swim platform to the aft raised deck.  Stairs from both side decks allow access to the aft deck and to the flybridge via steps from the aft deck.

  • Extended teak swim platform
  • S/S and teak swim ladder
  • Hot and cold aft deck shower
  • S/S dinghy davits
  • Teak decks
  • 3 boarding gates
  • Optional S/S trim package
  • S/S rub stripes  on forward hand and cap rails
  • Double anchor platform
  • Lofrans duel windlass with 3 control stations
  • 45LB  CQR with 250' color code chain rode
  • 55H Danforth with chain and rope rode
  • Courtesy lights in side deck steps
  • Polished S/S Grand Banks boarding plates at gates


  • Forward and aft facing bench seats at helm and companion seat
  • L-settee with Teak Grate Table on Flybridge
  • All cushions on bench seats and settee are new 
  • Storage with teak grates under all bench seats and settee
  • New full length beige Sunbrella bimini
  • New Sunbrella bimini enclosure
  • New Sunbrella weather cloths for flybridge and aft deck
  • Newly powder coated mast and boom
  • Hatch covers
  • Spreader lights
  • 3 deck boxes
  • Step box
  • Hand held fire extinguishers
Additional Equipment
  • Nisson 5HP four stroke outboard on custom mount
  • Avon 8' roll-up inflatable dinghy
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 Diana McCabe at 203-247-7808 for more information and/or to make arrangements for boarding.

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