On her second owner, this stabilized Grand Banks 46 Europa has been maintained in pristine condition and given numerous upgrades. These beautifully built boats offer a superb cruising platform with their commodious two stateroom two head layout, spacious salon and galley, and generous flying bridge space. The principle upgrades are highlighted below but there are a number of others. Her first seven years were spent in fresh water in the Great Lakes stored 8 months a year in inside heated storage and her current owner has had the same use profile in New England (taken south two winters total). She is in spectacular condition, maintained by:
New Stratoglas on Canvas Enclosure
Brightwork stripped and refinished
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Accommodations for four in a two stateroom, two head (both with stall showers) layout. The interior is a full satin finish varnished teak in the salon and master stateroom, and varnished teak trim on white flat panels in the fore and aft companionway, guest stateroom, and heads. This lovely Grand Banks 46 Europa is fitted with varnished teak and holly soles throughout. There is an abundance of natural light and ventilation with the Salon surrounded with windows (four of them with sliders with screens), six large stainless steel ports and three hatches, again, all with screens. When natural ventilation is not enough, three reverse cycle (heat and cool) air conditioning units will keep the boat comfortable in a wide range of conditions. Artificial lighting is equally well thought out as natural lighting is with overhead recessed 12 Volt lighting throughout and swivel style brass reading lamps at the berths and settees. Headroom throughout is 6'-6" or better.
Starting forward is the Owner's Stateroom featuring an island queen berth below which is extensive storage in two deep cargo drawers and further storage accessed via the gas assist lift on the aft end of the berth. Outboard the hull is sheathed in varnished teak ceilings and other joiner work that includes two lockers and a five drawer bureau aft and to port, and small desk and hanging locker aft and to starboard. A TV cabinet is above (no TV).
The Owner's Head accessed from the stateroom is aft and to port and features a Vacuflush W.C., Corian Vanity and sink, and separate stall shower draining to a separate sump with pump.
Aft off the companionway to port is the Guest Stateroom with athwartship single berths fore and aft with drawer storage under. A lined hanging locker is outboard between them. Opposite to starboard is a Guest Head fitted with Vacuflush W.C., Corian vanity and sink, and stall shower compartment.
Up four steps to the Salon, Galley and Lower Helm, The Galley is first to port with Corian counter tops and Corina undermount sink. Fitted with the optional overhead dish compartments there is an abundance of storage with several additional lockers and a set of drawers. Chilled food stuffs are handled in a front load Grunert 110 Volt refrigeration box and top load Grunert freezer. Cooking is done from the 3 burner force 10 propane stove with oven installed new in 2016.
Opposite to starboard is the Lower Helm with full vessel controls, adjacent side door, double helm seat with chest of drawers under and electrical distribution panels within arm's reach.
The aftermost portion of the house is devoted to the Salon with L-Settee to port plus a bureau with storage aft. The L-Settee is fitted with the optional pneumatic struts to lift, with one finger, each section to access storage. This Grand Banks 46 Europa is upgraded with the optional high/low teak table for dining. Opposite are two barrel chairs between which there is an entertainment console and forward most is a bureau which houses a "dry bar" and the ice maker. The Salon is an attractive blue Ultra-suede.
The Grand Banks 46 Europa layout does a wonderful job bringing the outdoors in, both with the extensive windows in the Salon but also with the double sliding doors from the Salon to the Aft Deck which immediately adjoins. This full width space has plenty of room for deck chairs and below there is immense storage capability in a lazarette farthest aft with what is often referred to as a "garage" just forward with space for gear and some auxillary systems.
Wide side decks with bulwarks with the preferred stainless safety rails lead fore and aft while a proper staircase (with storage under) leads from the Aft Deck to the Flying Bridge. The Flying Bridge is fitted with the optional L-Settee with storage under and teak grate table. This along with the companion double fore and aft facing bench seats (with storage under) and a deck chair or two allows the hosting of a dozen people at once. Room for dinghy storage aft.
Set up for coastal cruising with a full suite of electronics at both helm stations.
Flying Bridge Helm
Caterpillar 3126B, fresh water cooled, 450 HP diesels turn 28x29" 4 bladed propellers on 2" shafts through ZF 2.5:1 reduction gears. Cruising speed of 15-16 knots. Engines have been maintained at the same meticulous level as the rest of the yacht, receiving continuous updates per Caterpillar recommendations, including new after-coolers in 2012.
Wired for 12 Volt DC service and 110 Volt AC Service. A Westerbeke 12.5KW generator showing 1283 hours as of date of listing handles the heavier loads while a Mastervolt/Victron 3000 watt inverter can handle lighter loads when the generator is not desired.
12 Volt DC:
110 Volt AC:
Solid fiberglass hull with molded in plank lines, spray rails, and stainless capped rub and quarter rails, finished with white gel-coat, in excellent condition, and Navy Bootstripe. The bottom is finished with a hard ablative green antifouling.
Above the rail of the newer Grand Banks 46 Europa, some varnished teak has been done away with, thereby mitigating ongoing maintenance, now principally the varnished teak cap rail and brow on the house as well as the teak overlay on the transom. White gel-coated fiberglass house with a 9/16" thick teak deck overlay on the main decks in excellent condition showing virtually no or very little wear. All of the fiberglass surfaces are kept nicely waxed.
This incredible Grand Banks 46 Europa has been under current ownership since early 2012. In the off season she has been stored in inside heated storage eight plus months per year though she was taken to Hilton Head last winter. The level of maintenance conducted on this yacht is seldom seen; she is impeccably clean! While you often hear the euphemism that you could eat out of the bilge on this boat, you literally can! All of the maintenance has been pro-active, as a showing will prove.
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.
Lower Falls Landing
106 Lafayette Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096