A very comfortable, well maintained and much loved Grand Banks - a great sea boat and potential liveaboard.
Antifoul and Propspeed applied 2021.
The Grand Banks Classic 42 is in the tradition of the venerable trawler motor yachts which began production in the ’60s and have provided comfort and style to long distance and coastal cruising – economically. The sturdy carvel construction, deep water design, and long range capability offers her owner a complete cruising boat, ready for every adventure.
Built by American Marine, this very well-maintained mahogany, twin engine version has the Classic layout, with two doubles fore and aft, each with its own head and separated by the saloon. She’s an ideal vessel for a couple with children or guests, providing complete privacy to each.
With flybridge and duplicate helm station up top, you’ll have a full view of the whole of the boat and everything else around you, while the spacious saloon below also has an amazing 360 degree visibility from the helm station and saloon through the Grand Banks-signature large windows. Out on deck, the GB tradition continues with wide walk-around decks protected by her generous bulwarks and sturdy railings. She has been repowered with reliable, rugged Ford Dover engines to provide years of dependable and economical service. She is easily managed and provides comfortable cruising even in challenging seas.
California Dream’n has a host of upgrades and extras, including Genset, Takacat.
Grand Banks 42 Classic
Displacement power boat.
2 x double berths (fwd and aft) + 1 x single aft cabin
American Marine, Hong Kong
Possibly at Whangaroa
Num. of engines
2856 Port, 2887 Stbrd
Ford Dover (installed by Moon Engineers)
Power per engine
130 hp x 2
2423 Litres in steel tanks
Shaft - Borg Warner Velvet Drive
4 blade fixed
Mahogany (not glassed)
Single Skin Carvel
Voltage system: 12 and 240V. Batteries 2 x start and 4 x 6V house, Shore power and EWOF. Battery charger, alternators, solar panels (240W).
Stereo, speakers, TV
908 Litres in SS tanks
Hot and Cold Pressure from Heat Exchanger + hot water cylinder heated by engine and electrics.
Headroom 1.97M, 2 x double berths (fwd and aft) + 1 x single aft cabin
X 2 (one electric, one manual), Holding tank 60 L, Macerator.
X 3 (one cold in cockpit)
Oven, stove 4 x burners. Filtered water tap, Microwave.
X 2 Electric 12V)
1 x 12V
VHF fixed, VHF Handheld
Navigation and Electronics
Echo sounder, autopilot, GPS Chart plotter, radar, depth sounder, fish finder, magnetic compass + plus hand held.
Ground Tackle and anchors
New 30kg Excel Anchor – 80 metres of 10mm chain.
Maxwell 2200 series.
Epirb (current), Flares UTD, Bilge Flood Detector, 2 x bilge pumps and alarms, 3 x fire extinguishers, 2 x life jackets
Upgrades: Solar panels, Hard top (2018), Rails around boarding platform (2019), boarding platform and ladder, some tools.
Underwater valves and skin fittings replaced with marine grade plastic.