Quality, style, and seaworthiness never go out of fashion. This well cared for Europa has been constantly upgraded and improved over the years and provides a bright future for her next owners. Naiad stabilizers, 8 kw Northern Lights generator, are just a few features that have been added to this dependable diesel cruiser over the last ten years. The closer you thoroughly inspect this boat the sooner you'll understand why Grand Banks yachts are the choice of knowledgable cruisers throughout the world.
Fresh Water: 270
The Europa layout offers the convenience of one-level living with a main salon that opens aft to a protected cockpit. The main salon provide panoramic views and fresh breezes. The high level of craftsmanship is evident in the exquisite teak joiner work and beautiful parquet flooring. The lower steering station on the Europa in comparison to other layouts offers the captain and crew much better unobstructed visibility fore and aft, the ideal location for running in bad weather. Both owners and guest cabins are located forward and share the private Vacu flush head and teak grated stall shower. The primary benefits associated with the Europa layout include a bigger salon-cockpit, longer flybridge and bigger engine room. The most obvious distinction of a Europa configuration is the overhang that provides shade and protection to both port & starboard sidedecks, windows and cockpit ideal for all-weather entertaining and cruising.
The U-shaped up galley located on the forward port side of the main cabin offers a terrific working space with an excellent view of the surroundings. Whether you're preparing a meal or cleaning up after a feast this galley will be appreciated with numerous upgraded items such as the custom installed trash compactor, generous counterspace and additional storage.
Signature Grand Banks features include wide, walk around teak decks, substantial bulwarks and sturdy safety rails. Grab rails are located wherever you need a steady hand. The ladder is designed for safe, easy use, even in a rough seaway. A sturdy extended swim platform offers convenient boarding or accessing a dinghy.
Serious cruisers appreciate the engine room dimensions on the Europa's, excellent because of the accommodating length, providing plenty of working space and room for both Ford Lehman engines, Northern Lights generator (2002), two 300 gallon fuel tanks, and Naiad Stabilizers. Fresh water pump and accumulator tank, hot water heater, three banks of batteries, and more than enough additional space for spare parts and tools. All systems are relatively easy to access for routine maintenance and inspection. There is also a freshwater washdown located on the forward engine room bulkhead perfect for rinsing out the bilges or topping off batteries. Beneath each engine is a stainless steel drip pan that prevents any leaking oil or fuel from contaminating the bilges.
Lehman pioneered the marinization of engines as far back as 1932. By 1980 the Lehman Econ-O-Power trademark was recognized and respected by boat builders and owners throughout the world. For over 50 years, Lehman had been an organization of dedicated boatmen with a keen appreciation of the proper specification and operation of marine power. The compact design of Lehman Econ-O-Power diesels with special monobloc cast iron exhaust manifolds has shell type tubular heat exchangers and coolers for streamlined appearance and long lasting operation. The Lehman Econ-O-Power engine is built using a Ford engine as the "base" unit. Lehman manufactured and provided the "conversion" equipment... those parts that are needed to adapt the Ford engine to marine use. One of Lehmans' most popular diesels, this 380 cubic inch engine is conservatively rated at 120 horsepower at 2500 rpm. This model engine has a long history of thoroughbred performance, beginning in 1958 as the Ford Dagenham diesel. Also contributing to the popularity of this engine are the same high performance, high economy features which characterize all Lehman Power diesel marine engines.
The four cycle design, high compression ratio and overhead valves assure clean burning, odor free combustion. The resulting maximization of fuel economy and dependable performance have established this engine as a "pacesetter" among commercial operators, and a favorite of boaters.
Underlying its rugged performance is its rugged construction...a deep, rigid block. The crankshaft is equipped with large diameter crankpins and main bearings. Four hole injectors are fed by an efficient Simms piston-type fuel injection pump which is driven directly by camshaft gearing. This eliminates the exposed auxiliary drive shaft and couplings that were used in earlier models. Lehman diesel marine engines turn counter-clockwise (viewed from the stern of the boat facing forward). Borg-Warner transmissions offer positive acting, smooth dependable performance under varied loads.
The electrical and mechanical equipment on a Grand Banks is chosen by the engineering department for performance, quality, reliability and ease of maintenance. Installation is done by professionals who are intimately familiar with the operation and service procedures recommended by the individual manufacturers.
To begin with, all wiring is color coded and numbered at both terminals for easy identification for trouble shooting or when adding additional equipment. A well engineered, in house fabricated distribution panel is divided into AC and DC service, with ample circuit breakers for existing and future equipment. A reverse polarity indicator warns of improper dockside connection.
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.