Used Grand Banks Yachts for Sale

Since 1956, Grand Banks Yachts has earned a loyal following around the world for their handmade craftsmanship, distinctive good looks, and tried and true all-weather capabilities. In each of their yacht lines, they've sought to capture the spirit of a nautical ideal – and combine it with state-of-the-art equipment, meticulous craftsmanship, and superior construction techniques. The result is an unparalleled cruising experience, and the genuine joy of owning a Grand Banks. SYS Yacht Sales offers used Grand Banks Yachts for sale worldwide, including Grand Banks Eastbay, Aleutian, Heritage models and more! Don't see the vessel you're looking for here? Contact our experienced yacht brokers for assistance, we look forward to helping you find the yacht that's right for you! Learn More about Grand Banks

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  • Year: 2008
  • Current Price: US$ 895,000 
  • Located in Portland, ME
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel
  • YW# 4184-3539684
  • Courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS

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The Eastbay 47 is a wonderful study in proportions, lines, form and function.  Even though it is arguably the most handsome yacht Grand Banks and Hunt Associates has ever designed, it's outstanding performance may even be more impressive than it's looks!  It leaps up onto plane (with no trim tabs needed), leans into turn with just finger-tip steering, and cuts through a head sea delivering a soft landing.  It weighs in over 50,000 lbs, offers a spacious 2 cabin two head accommodations, yet still boasts a nimble and thrilling ride.

Becoming the new owner of an Eastbay 47 is an exciting experience but the opportunity to own an example like Persistence rarely hits the market place.  She has benefited from thoughtful and fastidious owners, as well as light use.  She is one of the last hulls built, has all the right options, but more important, offers an incredible amount of value added during a recent thorough and comprehensive refit.   This collaboration of efforts between the current owner and Front Street Shipyard, one of the finest yards on the East Coast, has resulted in a turnkey yacht.  

Below, find a partial summary of upgrades.  (Don’t mistake this list as repair list.  This includes only upgrades and proactive preventative maintenance).

  • Install Seakeeper 9 and associated sound deadening in the engine space
  • Generator replaced with new Onan 17kW to accommodate the Seakeeper electrical demand
  • Upgrade generator control to Auto Start
  • Single Stidd at Lower Helm replaced with Double Stidd 
  • Complete refit of electronics suite in both the lower helm and the fly-bridge including:
  •          (4) Garmin 8617 MFD
  •          Phantom Radar
  •          New GPS, Sounder, AIS
  •          Garmin Reactor Autopilot offering Autoguidance, point and click route generation and             tracking
  • Expert installation including a custom black acrylic dash at the flybrdige helm and a teak, factory looking installation at the lower helm.
  • Awlgrip Flag Blue hull, includes long boarding for an exceptionally fair, smooth finish ($70,000)
  • Custom folding transom mounted bench seat to better utilize cockpit space 
  • Upgrade to a Mach 5 110V water pump
  • New 5 port oil exchanger pump
  • Replace unreliable Computank system with a Maretron Tank monitoring system
  • New inverter with complete charge control and monitoring
  • New icemaker in the salon
  • New heads and associated plumbing
  • New trim tab plates and cylinders
  • New hot water tank
  • New motor to Increase speed of engine hatch lift
  • Strip exterior bright work, improve any defects in the teak, new varnish
  • Reef and re-caulk seams in teak decking, and sand to remove any raised grain
  • Sandblast bottom and re-new bottom paint
  • Renew prop speed on running gear
  • New upholstery for flybridge and salon, including Stidds, and new sheets and mattress toppers for the berths
  • Replace all bilge pumps, shower sumps, any hoses that are deficient, service seacocks, replace cockpit faucets and shower heads in cabin, even new CAT display covers.

The current owner’s goal was to do anything and everything to provide a turn key yacht to provide he and his family problem free use and cruising.  He left no pump un checked or system un-inspected!    Persistenace is a very, very special vessel.  Although the owner poured his heart, soul and balance sheet into the refit, his plans have changed making this amazing opportunity available.

Easy to see at our dock in Portland, Maine, just 15 minutes from the Portland International Airport.  With the equipment list, condition and price, Persistence is sure to be attractive to the market.  Don’t delay!




SYS Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by DiMillo's Yacht Sales.
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Established: 1956
Located: Singapore and Malaysia
Construction: Fiberglass
Category: Trawlers, Downeast, Pilothouse

Brand History:

Grand Banks Yachts began its journey in 1956 as American Marine, Ltd. Founder Robert J. Newton and his sons, John and Whit, were running a custom boatyard on Junk Bay in Hong Kong, building heavy sailboats and big motor yachts to designs by the world’s top marine architects – Sparkman & Stephens, William Garden, Nat Herreshoff, Ray Hunt and others. Today, this design is recognized around the world as the Grand Banks Heritage Series, an iconic design built first of wood and then, beginning in 1973, of fiberglass at a new factory in Singapore.

Today, Grand Banks offers a choice of models in three distinctive series: The Heritage Series of iconic trawler-style yachts; the Eastbay Series of Down East cruisers; and the Aleutian Series of bluewater raised- pilothouse yachts.

In each series, Grand Banks has sought to capture the spirit of a nautical ideal – and combine it with state-of-the-art equipment, meticulous craftsmanship, and superior construction techniques. It is the reason Grand Banks yachts have become such icons around the world, and why they continue to meet the high standards of discerning, demanding boaters today.

Buying a Grand Banks: We offer used Grand Banks Yachts for sale worldwide, including Grand Banks Eastbay, Grand Banks Aleutian, Grand Banks Heritage models and more! Contact our sales professionals for immediate assistance.

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