42' Grand Banks 1984



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42' Grand Banks 1984 DECOY








The Grand Banks 42 Classic is the most successful trawler design ever produced. With her long keel, hard chines and a deep forefoot the 42 Classic  ranks among the most comfortable and seaworthy cruising yachts in her class. Decoy is ready for long range cruising and is comfortable in remote areas for extended stays.  She has been fresh water kept  for the last 10 years and it shows.

Outfitted with all the options including inverter, solar panels,electronics and the  popular Ford Lehman 135 HP engines that sip fuel for the economy minded. Leave on DECOY today for your trouble free extended Bahama trip, Florida Keys or the Great Loop (Bridge clearance Mast up antennas down 22'. The mast will fold down  giving clearance for the Great Loop.)

The loving care and recent upgrades make this classic the one you will want to see. Her knowledgeable owner has maintained DECOY beyond the average and it shows. Read full specs for the entire scope of Decoys condition and improvements. 



Grand Banks


42 Classic

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:

12 KTS

Range NMI:



13' 7"

Engine Details:

Ford Lehman 2725E 135 HP

Engine 1:

1984 4700.00 HRS 135.00 HP

Engine 2:

1984 4700.00 HRS 135.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

600 GAL

Water Capacity:

265 GAL


  • ICOM M80 VHF marine radio
  • ICOM M125 VHF marine radio
  • Garmin Chartplotter/Depth/GPS 551 (upper helm)
  • Garmin 7 inch Chartplotter/Depth/GPS (salon)
  • Furuno 48 Mile Radar
  • Datamarine Offshore depth finder
  • Datamarine speed / log
  • Loud hailer
  • (2) X Danforth Constellation 5" Compasses
  • Rayline electric searchlight
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Bell
  • Horn

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. This stateroom features a choice of several layouts with a double berth to starboard and a single berth to port being standard. 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  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. . Ideal for a couple with children or guests, she cruises economically at 9 knots

The Classic offers two staterooms, separated by the main saloon and galley. 

    • Prefered Ford Lehman 135 HP diesel engines 
    • 4700 original hours (low hours for Lehman engines) Maintained in excellent condition.
    • New Aquamet 22 shafts
    • New Tides Marine flat seals (dripless shaft seals)
    • New aluminium fuel tanks (600 Gallons) All new plumbing very professionally installed.
    • Glendinning synchronizer
    • Borg Warner Velvet drive transmissions
    • Engine room blowers
    • Generator engine rebuilt, 350 hours.
    • Fuel tank sight gauges
    • Racor fuel filters
    • High water bilge alarm
    • Seawater wash down pump (2017)
    • "Drive Saver" couplings installed.
    • Neat and clean engine room

  • Aft cabin with twin beds and access to aft deck.
  • 10,000 BTU AC in aft cabin(2017)
  • Electric fresh water head with separate stall shower.
  • Main salon with custom L shaped couch that converts to a bed. 
  • 16000 BTU AC in main salon. (2017)
  • Fully equipped galley with Gunart  holding plate refrigeration and freezer. (recently serviced)
  • Forward V berth with wet head.
  • 5000 BTU AC in forward cabin
  • 2 Carbon Monoxide monitors
  • Sharp 30" Flat screen TV
  • Toshiba video player
  • Sony cassette, AM/FM radio stereo system

  • Ideal electric windlass with upper, foredeck and lower controls. New 2013
  • 1 Delta  45 Lb anchor with 300 feet of 3/8 Chain
  • Teak decks recently refinished  sanded rebeded, new screws, bungs and recalked.
  • Full canvas sun covers on all hand rails
  • Three sided enclosure on Fly Bridge
  • Two solar panels mounted on frames.
  • Mast & boom: 12 V DC Electric winch with 1/4 inch cable for small boat loading. 500 LB capacity
  • Bimini top rubber impregnated Sunbrella, isen glass and stainless framework 3 sides.
  • Bridge clearance mast up and antennas down 22'6".  Hinged Mast folds down for lower bridge clearance. 
  • Dingy: 2007 Walker Bay Genesis Center console 10'6" with 2007 15 HP Johnson 4 stroke. Trailer not included

  • Westerbeke 7.7 Kw with rebuilt engine (2010) now showing 350 Hours (7/18), 
  • Trace 2500 Watt inverter
  • 2X120 volt AC 30 Amp electric connections located fore and aft.
  • Sentry 20 Amp battery charger. 
  • Solar panels, 135 Watt with Blue Star regulator 
  • (6) AGM 6 volt group size 31 House and inverter.
  • (1) AGM group size 4D Generator start battery
  • (1) port and (1) starboard AGM group Size 8D engine start batteries

  • Princess 3 burner electric stove with oven.
  • Emerson microwave
  • Grunert Holding Plate Refrigerator built in
  • Grunert Holding Plate Freezer built in
  • Icemaker
  •  Stainless sink
  • Trash receptacle
  • 10 gallon water heater 120 Volt with heat exchanger to port main engine
  • Galley Maid 12 Volt water pressure pump system
  • SeaGull under sink water filter system at galley sink
  • Good storage with fold down dinnerware storage. 

  • New aluminium fuel tanks total 600 Gallons (2017) exceptionally nice installation with new plumbing, fittings and hoses. 
  • Sight gauges.
  • 3 water tanks total 265 Gallons, Aluminium
  • 30 Gallon black water tank with deck pump out and macerator. (new 2017)
  • Tank Sentry holding tank level system by Headhunter INC installed.

  • RARITAN electric fresh water flush toilets in both heads
  • Type III no discharge holding tank, "Y" valve, deck pump out, macerator discharge (2017)
  •  Black water 30 gal fiberglass holding tank.

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

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.

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