Grand Banks 42 Europa

199,500 Tax Paid | Falmouth United Kingdom


  • Make Grand Banks
  • Model 42 Europa
  • Year 1988
  • LOA 42ft/13m
  • Class Heavy Displacement
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Engine Twin Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Flybridge
  • Berths 5
  • Cabins 2
  • Ancasta Ref 39628
  • Name Grand Dream


The Grand Banks 42 Europa is in a class of it's own, superb build quality and timeless design.
Engineered and built for a lifetimes use, this boat despite it's years is still very much in it's infancy.

Classic Caterpillar 3208NA V8 diesels with just 3300 hours, these engines have just been 'run in'. Frugal fuel consumption using 2.5 Litres a mile at 8 Knots, these engines will run and run and run. The current owner's engineer continues to be amazed by the zero use of oil and fluids over a seasons use.
Fully serviced including all anodes, these engines are in phenomenal condition and have thousands of hours ahead of them.

She runs an Onan 6KW generator with just 800 hours that is almost silent when running, very useful as she is fully electric ( oven, hob & hot water ) which makes life onboard completely effortless.

The boat has a feeling of superb quality, totally robust yet exceptionally light and 'airy'.
In addition to the spacious saloon it links, at the same level via sliding doors, to a wonderful aft deck that can be made totally sheltered and becomes a second saloon. In addition to the two generous living spaces the boat has an enormous fly bridge with simply 'acres' of space all laid to teak that's in the most perfect condition.

She has enjoyed a totally privileged life spending the first thirty years of her life mostly in fresh or 'brackish' water, and every winter in covered storage heated to 70 degrees. The previous Dutch owner used her very lightly, plugged into shore power and cruised the inland waterways of Holland.

This boat is of simply exceptional quality throughout from the beautiful parquet floors, to the depth and quality of all the materials used.

She is very reluctantly for sale by the current owner who for 'two pins' would wrap her up on the hard whilst he completes another major water based challenge.

Contact Lee Bal at Ancasta's Mylor & Falmouth offices for further details
M 07854 779798



Flybridge Motor Yacht
Built in 1988 by Grand Banks Yachts SDN. BHD. in Malaysia
HIN No. GNDD1056F888

GRP hull, deck and superstructure
Interior repainted 2017
White hull with keel
Full teak laid on the aft deck, side decks, flybridge and bathing platform.
Bronze portholes
Twin rudders

LOA: 45'3''/13.8m
BEAM: 13'9''/4.20m
DRAFT: 4'3''/1.30m
DISPLACEMENT: 38,580lbs/17,500kg
*All figures are approximate

Antifouled (Spring 2022)
Underwater and Engine anodes ( Spring 2022)


SLEEPS FOUR IN TWO CABINS ( Saloon in addition )
Blue stripped fabric upholstery to cabins and saloon - New 2020
Teak joinery and panel work throughout.
Interior re-paint 2020
Parquet floor throughout - revarnished 2020
Kabola B12 diesel hot water heating system via radiators to all cabins, saloon & galley
HiFi & TV system in Saloon
Adjustable blinds to saloon
LED lighting throughout - 2020

The master cabin is located at the forward port side of the boat, well appointed cabin with double berth, hanging locker, drawers, full height radiator and large mirror
Re-upholstered including a new headboard - 2020

The guest cabin is forward with two single V berths, hanging locker and drawers beneath berths, full-length mirror and radiator. Access to the anchor locker & bowthruster from this cabin.
Re-upholstered 2020

The day heads with electric W.C., sink and separate shower cubicle with teak grate floor are located forward to starboard.

Teak helm console to starboard side opposite galley. Fully equipped with side access starboard side deck

Galley is midships to port with large "L" shaped work top, cupboards including high level, drawers giving ample storage plus an opening worktop with large inset sink with mixer tap, Fridge/freezer , Siemens electric steam oven and AEG electric 4 'burner' hob with matching worksurface closure.

The saloon is midships to Port with "L" shaped settee, drop-leaf table with drinks cabinet below, triangular teak TV/Hifi cabinet, drinks cabinet. Full width glazing with double sliding doors onto large full bean cockpit

Good sized deck with ladder access to the bathing platform. Wash down & water facilities and rear shore power connection.
Two teak topped deck boxes ( Potentially available )
Access to large full beam lazarette.

Full beam, houses heating boiler system, with shelving and stowage including tool chest.

Steps up from aft deck to the flybridge with superb outdoor living space. There is not only a complete helm station with all the appropriate navigation and instruments, but a spacious entertaining and lounging space with aft-facing seating under the bimini, as well as a 'Boom crane' system for dinghy launch and fly bridge storage

Wide walk-around decks, with tall railings and a sturdy gunnel, to ensure safety and confidence while moving around the boat, even during rough weather. Effortless boarding and line handling, there are gate openings port, starboard and aft.


Engine service (April 2022)
Including all fluids may 2021;
- coolants (Caterpillar specified)
- oils
- engine
- gearbox
- anodes
- all anodes, both engines
Engine hours approx. Port:3320 Starboard:3320

Shaft drives
Four blade bronze propellers - New 2020 ( old available )
PropSpeed applied to 'props and shafts' - Spring 2022
Rope Cutters on both shafts - New 2020

Trim tabs (dual station)
Vetus bowthruster

32mm Halyard soundproofing throughout entire engine room, ceiling and bulkheads
Sound absorbing foam on both steel fuel tanks
Additional silencers on exhaust system

AC and DC systems control panels located beneath main helm
Onan 6KW generator - 795 Hours as of May 2022
12v electrical system
240v shore power
240v outlets
USB outlets
Mastervolt 2KW invertor

New house batteries
House A - Leoch 220aHr, AGM - New 2020
House B = Leoch 2 x 220aHrs AGM - New 2020

New generator starting battery
60aHr - New 2020

Engine alarm panel with warning lights

Mastervolt Smart charger - New 2020
Capable of charging 3 battery banks
- House A
- House B
- Generator
- (bow thruster has independent charger)

Battery management system - New 2020
measures condition of;
- House battery bank A
- House Battery bank B
- Generator Battery
- Bow Thruster battery

Solar panels fitted - New 2020
- 2 x 75W (150w) Port
- 2x 75W (150W) Starboard
- MPPT solar regulator
- charging both House A and B

Fuel capacity 600gals/2,250ltrs ( Theoretical range range of 720 nautical miles based on 80% use and 8 knots )
Water capacity 271gals/1,010ltrs
Hot water 9gals/40 ltrs

TANK GAUGES - New 2020
Tank tender system -
- 4 readings
- Fuel - Port
- fuel - Starboard
- Water - port
- water Starboard

Pressurised hot & cold water
Water heated with 240v immersion or calorifier

*All figures are approximate


Steering compass
Garmin 1020 Multifunctional Display ( Lower helm ) - New 2016
Simrad CP31(Lower helm )
Raymarine smart pilot autohelm with wireless remote
Sailor Compact PT2047 VHF
VHF second station
AIS send and receive

NASA - New 2020
- Clipper wind speed and direction

Deck 2 way Tannoy system with sounder

On Board Wi-Fi - New 2020
- Digital Yacht
- receiver and transmitter
- sim card needed

Twin Anchor with double roller
Rocna 33kg Anchor
new stainless swivel
Chain and warp
Electric windlass with foot controls

Three windscreen wipers with washer
Hot and cold water transom shower
Stainless steel swim ladder
Clock and Barometer
One-piece bimini (flybridge)
Boarding ladder
Flybridge cushions

- new covers for screens - 2020
- Port - 2020
- Starboard - 2020
- Windshield - 2020
- new top deck complete Winter cover - 2020
- new fender covers - 2020

Stainless steel railings on aft deck and flybridge with teak handrails and opening side rail access
Auto bilge pumps
Seacocks, all serviced or replaced where necessary - 2020
6-man cannister liferaft (needs service) with stainless steel mounting bracket
Navigation lights
Deck lights and spreader downlights

Tool chest
- 9 drawer tool chest

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