The EASY RIDER is a 1993 model GRAND BANKS 42 Classic trawler. Produced by AMERICAN MARINE LTD of Singapore, the EASY RIDER is Hull 1280. She has the modified GB 42 hull for an enhanced volume that was introduced in 1991 and the Factory Option CATEPI LLAR 3208TA engines that are rated at 375 HP. With these engines, she'll cruise in the 14-15 knot range and has a top end at W.O.T. at some 17-18 knots.
The EASY RIDER has the preferred "Island Berth Aft" and the "Salon Helm Seat" GRAND BANKS optional interior layout features that were available for the GB 42 Classic in this model year. Lightly used over the past (30) years, she has only some 1670 engine hours logged to date! Her overall condition, to include her teak decks, is judged to be above-average for a yacht of her vintage. There are no leaks in evidence below and that's a huge "plus" for yachts of this level of quality interior joinery.
The EASY RIDER is in the process of being prepped for her Spring Commissioning. The work includes, but is not limited to, fresh bottom paint & zincs, exterior cleaning & waxing, teak deck cleaning, interior detailing and exterior varnish work. The exterior "May, 2023" photos show her just prior to the efforts that are now underway.
The EASY RIDER is offered for brokerage sale this Spring as the Owner's plans for her use have changed for 2023. Clearly well-maintained and now in the process of being commissioned for the 2023 Season, she's nicely-priced for a quick sale. Appointments to schedule a viewing for the EASY RIDER are certainly encouraged for clients who are in the market for a better example of this classic cruising yacht.
The GRAND BANKS 42 is constructed with a solid hand laid-up laminates of alternating layers of fiberglass woven roving and mat. There is an extended keel assembly for enhanced tracking stability and protection for the yacht's running gear.
For the 1991 model year, the GB 42's hull was slightly modified to provide additional interior volume. The LOA was increased to 43'3" from the prior 42'7". The beam was increased to 14'1" vis the prior 13'7".
The overall topsides finish for the EASY RIDER is well above average if not "superior".
The EASY RIDER has the standard GRAND BANKS teak decking. The decks have been well-maintained and are in well-above average condition for a yacht of her vintage.
The yacht's Factory Option Stainless Steel Package is all of the preferred 316-grade for enhanced strength and corrosion-resistance.(note: package for cleats, deck fills, hawses, striker plates, scupper drains, hatch hinges & latches, gates hinges & latches, dinghy supports)
The GRAND BANKS 42 Classic has an aluminum mast w/ boom that can be folded down for a
reduced waterline height of approximately 14' vis about 22' 7" "mast up". The Bimini Top must be folded
down to achieve this reduced dimension as well. The mast was intended for use with a
steadying sail but that feature was rarely employed for the GB 42's. Now it functions well as a
radome mount, for flag & pennant halyards, the spreader / deck lights and so forth.
Accessible via (2) steps on the port side of the superstructure from the side deck to the Aft Deck area and thence via (3) steps to the Flybridge.
The Upper Helm Station is located forward and to starboard.
The EASY RIDER has the optional "Island Berth Aft" (the "walk around bed") layout that includes the separate Head & Shower areas.
The Salon has the optional fixed Helm Station Seat along with the "oval" vis "square" table.
The Galley is to port and is the standard "straight" configuration.
There is a Settee aft of the Galley .. past the port side door Salon entrance .. and a storage cabinet is located on the port side aft.
These are the more popular GRAND BANKS 42 Classic interior layout option as offered in this production timeframe.
Lower Helm Station
The Lower Helm Station is located in the forward section of the Salon, starboard side. The EASY RIDER has the GB Optional Helm Station Seat. layout. The is a separate entrance / access door to the side deck area provided to starboard.
Fore / Guest Stateroom
The Head is located to starboard and the storage lockers are located to port.
The Fore / Guest Stateroom is accessed via (3) steps down from the Salon.
Aft / Master Stateroom
The layout features the "Island Berth" setup with a "Queen" size berth that is accessible from both the port & starboard sides.
The Head is located to port and forward and the dedicated Shower area is located to starboard & forward.
The Aft / Master Stateroom is accessed via (3) steps down from the Salon.
The Galley is located on the port side forward in the Salon area.
The GRAND BANKS 42 Classic has a (50) USG holding tank. The system has a macerator pump, There is a "Y" valve system for overboard discharge (note: where permitted).
The Head compartment is located on the starboard side of the Fore / Guest Stateroom. The entry is provided via a door.
Aft Head & Shower
The Aft Head compartment is located in the Aft / Master Stateroom, port side forward.
The Shower is located on the starboard side & forward.
All Head & Shower surfaces are finished with a WHITE laminate with teak trim.
Navigation & Performance
The GRAND BANKS 42 has both a 12 VDC Ship's Service and a 220 VAC Shore Power systems.
The AC & DC electrical panels are located on the starboard side of the Helm Station area.
The EASY RIDER is powered by the Factory optional twin CATEPILLAR 3208TA V-8 FWC Marine Diesels that provide 375 HP at 2800 RPM's. With these engines as installed, she'll cruise at 14-15 knots and has a top end at W.O.T. at 2,600 RPM's of approximately 17 knots. At 1600 RPM.s, the EASY RIDER will cruise at 12 knots.
The Engine Room is accessible via a large hinged hatch in the Salon sole amidships as well as a entrance door located under the stairs (note: they lift up & can be latched) in the Fore / Guest Stateroom.
The GRAND BANKS 42 Classic has a fiberglass bow pulpit with an integral teak & stainless steel supports. The bow anchor rollers are stainless steel. The anchor rode is led fair to the anchor windlass. There are (2) deck hawse pipes for (2) anchor rodes for the (2) anchors that can be deployed on the bow pulpit.
The canvas pieces are all Dark Blue SUNBRELLA
The yacht's dinghy is moved via the crane that has an electric motor with a hand-held remote control. (note: see "Aft Deck")
For more information regarding the EASY RIDER and to make an appointment for a viewing, please contact her Listing Broker, Randy Altemus of Brewer Yacht Sales, Stratford CT via cell "203 512 0847" or by email at "raltemus(at)breweryacht.com".
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