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2001 43' Grand Banks Eastbay 43HX

$ 349,900 USD

Rowayton, CT, US

1306 Main Street FL 34236 Sarasota, FL USA


Grand Banks 43' Eastbay 43HX

Please enjoy your review of "GRAY AREA" a nicely cared for GB Eastbay 43 Hard Top. She's Hull No. 39 of the series, built by Grand Banks and designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates. A comfortable cruiser built on a Modified Deep V hull capable of  cruising speeds in the 25kn range with top speed near 30 knots. She was stoutly built to the industries highest standards with solid Teak joinery and quality components throughout. This is the sought after single cabin layout with spacious master cabin, island queen berth with large separate head and shower compartments. The lower dinette can accommodate overnight family or guests.
Her salty Downeast good looks will make you proud and turn heads in any harbor!

Highlights include:
  • New exterior upholstery 2023
  • 1000 hr. engine service 2023
  • Brightwork varnished 2023
  • Air Conditioning in cabin and pilothouse
  • Generator
  • Updated Electronics
  • Quality construction
  • C. Raymond Hunt Associates design

Engines (2)

  • Make Yanmar
  • Model 6CXH-ETE 420
  • Fuel diesel
  • Type Inboard
  • Total HP840
  • Total Hours 2946
  • Year 2001


SYS Yacht Sales 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.

SYS Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Essex Boat Works.


  • Category Power
  • Condition Used
  • Hull Material Fiberglass
  • Make Grand Banks
  • Model Eastbay 43HX
  • Boat Name GRAY AREA
  • Length Overall 43'
  • Model Year 2001
  • Beam 13' 4''
  • Max Draft 3' 8''
  • Fuel Tank1 x 450|gallon
  • Heads 1
  • Single Berths 2
  • Max Speed 28 kn
  • Cruising Speed 24 kn
  • Length 43'
  • Length at WaterLine 39'
  • Holding Tank 1 x 30|gallon
  • Fresh Water 1 x 110|gallon
  • Deadrise 18 °
  • Displacement 29,000 lb
  • Drive Type Direct

Full Details

The helm station is comfortable standing or seated with excellent 36- degree sightlines. Instruments are flush mounted in the console and overhead panels. Opening sliding side windows aid in communication to crew and dock staff and add ventilation. The center windshield panel opens for more air flow. There's abundant seating in the pilothouse including the optional extended port side L-Settee. A Teak table enables dining in this wonderful space.
  • Alarm panel, engine temperature and oil pressure 
  • Chart locker, teak
  • Compass
  • Companionway sliding hatch, FRP 
  • Companionway doors w/ lock set 
  • Control panel, AC/DC, salon area
  • Cover for console and steering wheel 
  • Gas cylinder storage
  • Helm outlet, 12 volt 
  • Helm seat - Pompanette (2)
  • Indicator light, bilge pumps
  • Indicator light, reverse polarity 
  • Instrumentation panel
  • Rudder angle indicator 
  • Steering wheel, Stainless steel
  • Windshield wipers/washer, 12 volt
  • Halogen lights, (4) white and (2) red
  • Helm console
  • Hatches w/ stay
  • Headliner, hi-gloss varnished teak 
  • Opening Forward Windshield
  • Overhead electronics locker w/ removable panel
  • Side opening sliding glass ·
  • Stainless steel post sides, 2 each
The U-Shaped galley down to port is convenient and functional in a seaway. Plenty of lockers, drawers and top load storage for extended cruising.
  • Countertop, Corian
  • Drawers
  • Condiment locker, overhead 
  • Exhaust blower, 12 volt 
  • Faucet, single lever 
  • Lockers - dry storage 
  • Microwave oven 
  • Cooktop, Princess 3 burner 110v AC
  • Refrigerator/freezer, Isotherm 12 volt/110V
  • Freezer additional in cockpit seating
  • Sink, stainless steel, w/ teak cover 
  • Waste basket
This versatile space adjacent to the galley to starboard  is comfortable for lounging, dining and can accommodate overnight guests. Meal service for six is convenient to the galley just a few steps away same level.
  • Dinette/settee, L-shaped
  • Engine room hatch locking device 
  • Portholes, stainless steel 
  • Reading lamps, chrome plated 
  • Steps, teak w/ non-skid 
  • Stereo with speakers
  • Teak table, hi-lo and maple inlay
This preferred layout offers a large master cabin with island queen berth and abundant floor space and storage.
  • Berth - Island Queen
  • Bureau
  • Hanging locker - cedar lined 
  • Mattresses, HMC custom
  • Mirror, Teak frame
  • Overhead opening deck hatch
  • Portholes, stainless steel 
  • Reading lamps, chrome plated
This preferred layout offers separate large head compartment to starboard and separate large stall shower compartment to port with abundant storage.
  • Bi-fold Acrylic shower door 
  • Countertop and sink, Cultured marble 
  • Exhaust blower, 12volt
  • Faucet, single lever 
  • Indicator light, holding tank 
  • Mirror w/ Teak frame 
  • Portholes, stainless steel
  • Toilet, marine Toothbrush holder
  • Towel rack, stainless steel

  • Shower pan, with drain pump and teak grating 
  • Shower stall, separate Compartment
  • Storage Lockers

The engine room is accessed by a pilothouse deck hatch and has good headroom and access to all components.
  • Twin Yanmar Turbo diesels 420 hp
  • Drip pans under engines
  • Engine raw water intake strainers w/ exterior scoops
  • Engine room faucet, fresh water
  • Engine room grating
  • Engine room sound insulation 
  • Exhaust system, seawater cooled, with mufflers 
  • Flexible engine couplings w/ matching engine mounts
  • Fuel tank, aluminum
  • Outlet in engine room fresh water 
  • Propeller shafts, Aqualoy
  • Propellers, Nibral 4 blade
  • Rudders, bronze
  • Seacocks on thru-hulls 
  • Separating filters, fuel-water
  • Shaft logs with dripless shaft seals 
  • Steering, hydraulic
  • Stern struts, bronze with rubber bearings 
  • Single station throttle and gear shift controls 
  • Water tanks, aluminum
The electrical distribution panel is at eye level in the lower salon area for easy viewing. Other electrical system monitors and panels are in this area as well. The systems are well engineered with wiring well organized, numbered and labeled.
  • Alternator, each engine, 12 volt
  • Battery (2), heavy-duty with fiberglass boxes 
  • Battery charger, automatic
  • Battery condition indicator 
  • Bilge pump indicator 
  • Battery selector switch
  • Bilge pumps (3), automatic, 12 volt 
  • Bilge pump indicator lights 
  • Bonding system
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector 
  • Circuit breakers
  • Engine room blowers, 12 volt
  • Engine room lights, 12 volt
  • Fresh water system, pressurized, 12 volt 
  • Ground fault circuit interrupter 
  • Generator, 8kw, Westerbeke
  • Navigation lights, 12 volt 
  • Shore power inlet, AC, 50 AMP
  • Tank gauges for fuel and water, remote
  • Water heater
  • Wiring, marine-grade tin-plated copper
  • Galvanic Isolator
  • Holding tank with pump out, 12 volt
  • Lighting w/ Vimar switches
  • Simrad EVO color Chart Plotter
  • Simrad Dome Radar
  • Raytheon RAY 220 VHF/Hailer
  • Raytheon RN 300 GPS
  • Furuno NX-300
  • ACL Remote Spotlight
  • Sony CDX 3600 AM/FM CD stereo
  • TV Master Cabin

The topsides, deck and superstructure are White gelcoat, nonskid decks are Awl Grip Moondance, cockpit and helm deck are Teak decking. Large cockpit hatches access the vast lazarette storage.
  • Air horn, Kahlenberg
  • Anchor chain locker, for rope and chain 
  • Anchor roller platform, stainless steel 
  • Anodes, zinc, shaft and hull
  • Ball valve on thru hull above water line, Bronze 
  • Chocks and mooring cleats, stainless steel 
  • Courtesy lights
  • Cover for companionway hatch to helm deck 
  • Deck fittings: diesel fuel/water and waste pump-out
  • Decking Teak on bridge deck, cockpit 
  • Engine room vents
  • Engine room hatch, gas cylinder supports 
  • Flagstaff holders, bow and stern 
  • Flagstaffs, teak, bow and stern 
  • Foredeck lockers
  • Fresh water outlet inside locker 
  • Grab rails, stainless steel
  • Main deck and cabin house deck, non- skid paint 
  • Rubrail, heavy-duty vinyl with stainless steel insert 
  • Safety rails, stainless steel
  • Scuppers on cockpit deck, stainless steel
  • Seat storage box, molded with cushions (2023)
  • Skylight hatches (3), aluminum
  • Sound insulation for engine room
  • Swim ladder, fold-up, stainless steel w/ teak treads
  • Swim platform, teak
  • Teak grates, engine room 
  • Toe rail, Teak
  • Trim tabs
  • Vents for fuel and water tanks 
  • Windlass, chain/rode, 12 yolt 
  • Aluminum mast
  • Non-skid paint on top of hardtop 
The large cockpit has transom door access to the swim platform, aft facing double seat with storage, deck hatches to lazarette storage. A good working cockpit for line handling, fishing or lounging on your teak furniture. Excellent access to the wide side decks make it safe to move around the boat even while underway.
  • Courtesy lights 
  • Decking, Teak
  • Freshwater, outlet
  • Hatches, hinged w/ gas cylinder lift-up 
  • Scuppers, stainless steel
  • Storage box/seat, molded with cushions 
  • Transom door, hinged
  • Transom shower, hot/cold
  • Cockpit Cover
The interior fit & finish is top quality in a Herrschoff style with white bulkheads and Varnished Teak trim and joinery.
  • Bulkheads, Formica,
  • Cabin doors w/ lock sets 
  • Cabinet furniture, Teak faced
  • Curtains, lined w/ Stainless steel curtain rods 
  • Headlining, vinyl
  • Lighting, 12 volt, halogen 
  • Outlets, AC 110v
  • Screens on opening ports, hatches
  • Sole, Teak parquet with a access hatches
  • Teak grates, engine room, cockpit lazarette

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