"Croatan Trader" is an extremely well kept and upgraded Grand Banks 49 that's new to the market. The owner of 13 years brought her down to Florida in late January 2016 (700 miles) and has put her on the yard at the first-class American Custom Boat Yard in Stuart, Florida. She is a turn key vessel and is conveniently located to head to the East Coast or west to the Gulf Coast via the Okeechobee Waterway. She had a recent bottom job in Beaufort, N.C. in October 2015 where primary cutlass bearings were replaced as well. The salon sole was sanded and refinished in 2013. She is very clean throughout. Spacious and newly insulated (sound down) engine room with 6 foot plus head room. Large AGM House Bank (1200 ah), newer Xantrex SW Series Invertor/Charger, ONAN Genset and more.
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LOA: 58' Swim Ladder to Bow Pulpit
Max Draft: 5' 4"
26'6" normal operations
15'4" w/mast lowered into its crutch and bimini folded down
Engine(s): Twin Caterpillar Engines
HP: 375 each Engine (750 total
Cruising Speed: 9 knots at 1600 rpm
Max Speed: 12 knots
4 blade Props w/spares
ONAN 20kw MDL4 Genset
Racor Filters for Engines and Genset
Fuel: 1000 gallons (2x500 gallons)
Water: 530 gallons (2x265 gallon tanks)
Holding: (2) 40 gallons
Sleeps 6 owners and guests in 3 staterooms.
The first thing you'll notice when entering the saloon is the beautiful condition of the teak. The parquet flooring in the salon was sanded and refinished in 2014. Starting from the starboard side helm you have a dry bar and ice maker cabinet. This cabinet is configured to hold 9 bottles of liquor and also 9 bottles of wine. There is a utensil drawer over the icemaker and 2 supporting glass and chaser drawers in the helm seat. Aft in the port corner of the saloon is a wineglass locker. On the starboard side aft of the bar is a 9'x5' L-shaped settee. The settee is upholstered in dark blue buttoned ultra suede that's in great condition and is presently covered in white duck slip clovers. Underneath the settee are three large drop door storage lockers. In front of the settee is a 30"x45" two pedestal teak drop leaf high/low dining/cocktail tables. At the aft end of the settee is an end cabinet w/3 drawers and a Bose Surround Sound stereo system w/Aux Input for an iPod, etc. The Bose system has two separate speaker zones, the saloon and the flybridge. The Bose sub-woofer and amlifier are under the settee. Opposite the settee is custom cabinetry containing the 22 in Samsung television set, a tambour door for storage, 5 drawers and pantry closet. Custom draw drapes are on all saloon windows. Below the cabin sole on the ceiling of the engine room is Soundown to lighten the sound of the engines while running. The cabin sole has major maintenance hatches to the engine room.
Galley Configurations: Opposite the helm station and along the port side from the windshield aft is the galley. There is a lifting hatch dish-locker to the right of the Force 10 propane 3-burner stove w/oven and broiler. Below the stove is a custom pot locker drawer. Above the stove and counter is the optional Grand Banks overhead drop lockers for spices and dishes. The Formica counter is a large 16" X 19" stainless steel sink w/ American Standard faucet (2012) w/covering and cutting boards. There are 4 cutlery drawers and a large 12" X 23" X 18" deep pot drawer under the sink. Next is the 8 cu. ft. holding plate refrigerator and separate 5 cu. ft. freezer with Rich Beers compressor new in 2009. Over the counter is a two-sided locker w/DeLonghi Convection Oven. Opposite the galley at the helm console is a hinged garbage locker and additional cutlery drawer.
Aft of the Saloon, through double doors, down 4 steps, is the owner's stateroom. Featured is an off center to starboard walk-around full queen-sized bed. There are built in end tables w/4 drawers each port/starboard of the queen bed. In the port aft corner of the stateroom is a custom cabinet containing a Bendix combination washer/dryer w/soap locker. Along both the port/starboard sides are 3 large drawers and 3 hull access panels. Under the bed are 4 large drawers and a chart drawer. In the forward port corner is a large 3' X 4" hanging locker w/sweater shelves. There is exceptionally fine clothing storage in this stateroom; all drawer interiors are varnished. Additional finished trap linen storage is under the head of the bed. There is a 24" X 70" teak framed dressing mirror on the forward bulkhead. There is a hide-away set of companionway steps recessed into the aft bulkhead. The two-door companionway and hatch has wooded screens and a canvas dodger for rainy weather ventillation. The head is located ensuite forward of the starboard corner. The head contains an Atlantes Freedom model A8 electric toilet (2007) w// Electro Scan Marine Sewage Device (MSD) (2008) w/Y-valve for option to go overboard or to 40 gallon holding tank. The vanity is of black marble and Grohe fixtures. There is a teak framed dressing mirror, 3 drawers, 3 lockers, plus a full height linen closet in head area. The shower stall is 26" X 35" w/teak grates and electric sump pump.
The chain locker access door is in the forrward bulkhead; the chain storage accommodates two separate rodes. Over the access door is a bookshelf w/fiddles and stereo speaker's w/volume controls. The v-berth is 30" X 82" w/drawers and a locker under. Aft to port is a hanging locker w/automatic light and aft of the locker, behind the stateroom door is an emergency ladder for the forward-screened hatch. To starboard is a deep 5-drawer chest. On the aft bulkhead is a 24" X 70" dresser mirror w/bookshelf w/fiddles over. Headroom is 7' 11". There are 12 volt reading lights at the head of each berth, plus two separate general lights overhead. The two 15" X 28" opening ports have matching drapes. The sole has a large storage locker.
Aft to Starboard is the 3rd stateroom with two single 29" X 75" berths w/4 drawers and 3 lockers. The forward bulkhead has bookshelf w/stereo speakers and volume controls. The single berth has 6 large drawers under the reading lamp. Outboard between the berths is a louvered door hanging locker w/automatic interior light. There are two 14" X 28" opening ports w/custom drapes and a screened 19" X 19" overhead hatch for natural light and ventilation. Headroom is 6' 10".
Aft to port is the forward head: The head is equipped with an Atlantes model A5 Electric toilet (2003) w/Electra Scan MSD (2012) w/Y-valve for option to go overboard or to 40 gallon holding tank. The vanity is outboard with off-white counter and molded-in basin. There are two drawers and two lockers. There is a 28" X 33" mirror on the aft bulkhead. The shower stall is 28" X 32" with teak grate and screened hatch. Headroom in the shower stall is 6' 5". Elsewhere in the head is 6' 10". Aft in the hallway are the 4 steps up to the Saloon. These steps pivot to provide the main access to the engine room. There is a door and sliding hatch at the top of the stairs, which provides ensuite privacy to the forward stateroom, office and head.
A custom hooded teak console directly behind the wheel console has replaced the overhead placement of navigation instruments, which is at a comfortable bi-focal elevation. The original center split window has been replaced by a custom one piece opening window w/1/2" safety glass to improve vision. The 3 windshield windows as well as all of the other windows in the main saloon have interior fabric shades for privacy and sunlight control. The 3 windshield panes have defrosters. The original Grand Banks bar/icemaker cabinet is aft of the helm next to the starboard door.
VEI Hi-Bright Computor Display for PC based Navigation System
ACR RCL point pad for masthead 4000 cp spotlight ('97);
Simrad autopilot controls
64 mi. Furuno FR 706112 raster-scan radar ('97)
ICOM IC-M402 VHF radio m/14' antenna
Autohelm multi-display speed and distance log ('97)
MAXSEA/Nobletec PC based computer GPS Navigation system w/ displays on Flybridge and Lower Helm. Wireless Keyboard, mouse 'n touchpad.
Simrad AP28 Hydraulic Auto Pilot (top 'n bottom control) installed 2011.
64 mi. Furuno FR 706112 raster-scan radar
Autohelm Depth displays (top 'n bottom)
ICOM VHF Radios (top 'n bottom)
ACR RCL point pad for Masthead 4000 cp spotlight
Lofrans windlass controls (top, bottom and on deck)
Heart Interface Link 2000 Control (lower helm)
Xantrex Invertor Control (lower helm)
Access to the engine room is via fold-up steps in forward compartment. New Sound Down insulation was installed in the Overhead of the Engine Room and Generator Compartment w/ONAN 20kw MDL4 Genset. At the stairwell is the light switch to 120-volt fluorescent lighting. Under steps going down are 2 lockers and access to the fwd water tank. A significant feature of the engine room is 6' 1" to 6' 5" headroom and ability to easily get around the twin Catepillar 3208 TA - 375hp each diesel engines, 750 hp total. Located on the fwd bulkhead on the stbd side is the Fireboy Model 200CG Halon fire extinguishing system, the hot/cold water wash basin, the drinking water filter, and the 10-drawer mechanics tool chest. Tools are included w/vessel.
Starboard side is the main 12 volt and 120 volt distribution panel followed by a 140 amp Xantrex 2500 SW Series model 2512MC Invertor/Charger (140 A max) for House Bank. Separate TruCharge 40A charger for Starting Batteries (2 engine, 1 genset).
Battery emergency parallel switches were relocated to forward part of engine room for easy access. Below the electrical panel are six (6) Energy1 AGM House Batteries (2012) for 1200ah total bank. Three (3) North Star NSP AGM-31M batteries (2012), one of each engine and generator start.
Port side fwd is a 20 gallon 120 volt electric hot water heater w/engine heat exchanger, a 16,000btu engine room A/C, a 16,000 but remote compressor for fwd saloon and 5 drawer 9 cu. ft. Craftsman parts cabinet (tools included). Outboard portside is a twin Shurhold fresh water pump w/accumulator tank. Jabsco model 1850 seawater wash down pump, Rich Beers refrigerator compressor and controls. Fwd to port engine is a Groco oil exchanger system which serves main engine, gen.,and freshwater hose bib. All Raw water thru-hulls are equipped w/Groco strainers and were replaced in 2007.
The bow pulpit is rigged to handle two anchors. The primary anchor is a 60# Bruce on 300' of high tensile 3/8" galvanized BBB chain rode and the secondary anchor is a 75# CQR on short run of 3/8" SS chain and 300 ft 3 strand rope rode. Both are on SS swivels and serviced by a Lofrans electric windlass. Windlass controls are located at the windlass, lower and upper helm stations. There is a wash down hose bib, hose and nozzle located at the bow pulpit. The pulpit handrails are stainless steel. Exterior teak is finished beautifully with Petite 2015 UV inhibitors varnish. The yacht has received maintenance coats twice a year to maintain the beautiful finish. Custom covers for the exterior teak and cap rails as well as transom and name board.
Aft is a 3-hatch lazarette. The lazarette is over 5' deep w/two levels. This area contains approximately 300 cubic feet of bulk storage. A bathing ladder from the main deck accesses the extended swim platform. This ladder can be extended 5' underwater. The aft cabin top stores a 2014 Apex Hypalon 10' RIB dinghy w/5 person capacity along with 9.9 hp Johnson Four Stroke outboard motor. The dinghy is launched by a Nautical Structure's 800# capacity, low profile electric davit w/remote control. Dinghy launch is an easy five minute single person process w/this fine system. The Bimini top is full length of the bridge and has U-zipped opening side curtains on 3 sides. The flybridge has port and starboard beige vinyl upholstered seating. In addition, a Stidd Series 1200 two person pedestal seat provides an excellent observation platform for navigating the boat.
She was recently hauled in Beaufort, N.C. October 2015 and received a fresh ablative bottom job. Also had 2 cutlass bearings replaced at that time. She previously had her bottom stripped and barrier coated at Osprey Marine Composites in Deal MD. Yacht is presently on the hard at American Custom Boats in Stuart, Florida for easy bottom inspection.
2014 APEX A-10 Hypalon RIB w/5 person capacity
Storage Locker in bow
Johnson 9.9 four stroke outboard
Dingy Mate Fuel Tank
Few boats today are so highly regarded as the Grand Banks 49 Classic. Her reputation for seaworthiness and dependability is the result of her proven design, rugged construction, and no compromise approach to quality. The GB49 Classic provides the comfort and space of a second home. Two different basic layouts and a number of options and custom touches are available. The galley down arrangement allows for an exceptionally large main saloon - with inside steering - ideal for large scale entertaining. The galley has an abundance of light and ventilation provided by the large opening port. The galley up layout provides an additional stateroom forward with twin berths. Some owners have this extra stateroom designed as a den or seaside office. The GB49 Classic is all Grand Banks, featuring forward and aft staterooms, dinghy storage, and a flybridge that provides commanding views. The real beauty of the GB49 Classic is her intelligent approach to cruising. Wide walk-around side decks, a heavy-duty anchoring system, convenient dinghy storage and launching, well designed storage compartments, and a sturdy swim platform all add up to cruising comfort and safety. Overall, the size and design of the GB49 is ideal for the captain who wants to run his own ship with only occasional crew. Her 60,000 lb displacement provides big boat performance and comfort, and her sensible design makes it possible for a couple to go off on their own for a voyage of a lifetime. GRAND BANKS 49: Serious cruisers throughout the world have chosen the GB49 to take them to faraway shores in comfort and style. With her generous displacement, there is enough stowage capacity for months of supplies and room to carry a variety of cruising gear. Her stand-up engine room is complete with a workbench area. At 9 knots, her cruising range exceeds 1,200 nautical miles. Based on the renowned Grand Banks semidisplacement hull design, the GB49 is most economical comfortably cruising at its hull speed of 10 knots. Faster cruising styles are also satisfied with a number of engine options providing cruising speeds of between 14 and 18 knots and top speeds of 22 knots. When throttled back, these higher horsepower diesels deliver excellent economy, giving the owner the best of both worlds: going fast or going the distance. For many owners, the spacious engine room with 6.5 feet of headroom and full hull width is one of the most attractive areas of the GB49. Here, routine maintenance and mechanical inspections are a pleasure to perform. Gone are the days of sore backs and hunching over hot engines. There is plenty of room to easily access all equipment including engines, generator, air conditioning, refrigeration units, through hulls, fuel filters, and more. A Grand Banks 49 was chosen by Sid Stapleton, editor of Motorboating & Sailing and author of The Power Book Bible, to take him on the voyage of a lifetime. His exciting adventure from Maine to Alaska on America's Odyssey, was chronicled in a series of magazine articles which are available upon request. Confidently handling 25 foot seas off Venezuela or providing the comforts of home in remote anchorages of Alaska, the GB49 has again proven to a most capable and dependable cruiser.
Call Listing Broker Kevin Welsh at 321.693.1642 to arrange a viewing of this 1988 Grand Banks 49 Classic in Stuart, Florida.
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