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Eden's Gate II 43' Grand Banks 43 Europa 2014

$ 1,095,000

"Eden's Gate II" is one of the most customized 43 Europa's that Grand Banks has ever crafted.  Built to a knowledgeable yachtsman's specifications this original owner boat has always seen professional care and benefits from the continual light use of cruising here on the Chesapeake Bay.  The boat truly shows in magnificent condition and her list of options and customizations set this boat far apart from any other 43 Europa with features to include:
  • Upgraded Cummins QSC 8.3L 550hp Engines
  • Seakeeper M8000 Gyro Stabilizer System
  • Custom Made Composite Yacht Hardtop w/ LED Lighting
  • Bow Thruster, Pods and Skyhook
  • Upgraded Stidd Seating at Upper and Lower Helms
  • Top of the Line Custom Installed Electronics Package 
  • Opening Salon Windows with Phantom Screen & Shades at All Doors
  • Extended Swim Platform and Teak Deletion on Transom and Decks
  • Upgraded Appliances Throughout
  • Custom Sound Insulation
  • And much, much more!
The list could continue on and is illustrated further in the full specifications of this listing.  Again a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a like new condition Grand Banks Europa that has all of the features and customizations to make her the ultimate cruising yacht in this size range!

Conveniently located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor just minutes off of I-95 and only 20-25 minutes away from Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport. Please contact listing broker to set up an appointment to see this very special yacht today!
United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Bluewater Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 1,095,000
  • Builder:

    Grand Banks

  • Model:

    43 Europa

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Baltimore, Maryland, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 43 ft in
  • Display Length: 43 ft
  • Beam: 15' 8"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 200 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 582 gals
  • Engine Details: Cummins QSC 8.3L
  • Engine 1: 2014 540.00 HRS 550.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2014 540.00 HRS 550.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:
The Grand Banks 43 Europa offers a two stateroom, two head arrangement with a large salon, galley up, huge flybridge and spacious cockpit.  The side decks are wide and covered and boarding is a breeze either through the port and starboard side midship gates or the transom door which leads one from the oversized teak swim platform into the covered cockpit.   The flybridge is accessed via a stairway and the amount of built in seating, wetbar and full featured helm with two Stidd chairs is unmatched in boats of this size.   The custom hardtop provides a minimal amount of canvas and forward curtains cut down on the breeze for piloting from above even in less than perfect weather.
Entry to the cabin is via an oversized sliding door and the owner of Eden's Gate added not only phantom roll away screens but also phantom roll away shades to both the salon and pilothouse doors.  The salon feels open and bright thanks to large side windows that open as well as a three panel windshield with power vented center panel.  Storage is abundant throughout the boat including deep drawer storage below the salon settee's, cabinet storage everywhere you look in the galley and both locker and drawer storage in the staterooms.
Both helms feature a top of the line electronics package custom designed and blue printed by Mid Shore Electronics in Maryland.  Dual touchscreen Garmin displays, Garmin Open Array 72NM radar, Garmin color sounder, SAT Weather, AIS, SAT Radio, Engine Room, Backup and FLIR Cameras, Color Seakeeper Displays, Dual Vessel Views at each station and more!
  • Optional Opening Salon Windows with Screens
  • Custom Retractable Screen Doors at both Salon and Lower Helm Door
  • Custom Retractable Shade Doors at both Salon and Lower Helm Door
  • Optional Black Textaline Exterior Window Covers
  • Grand Banks Curtains in Salon and Portlights
  • Overhead Hatchs Have Rollaway Shade and Screens
  • Custom Hull Side Sound Insulation Around Owner's Cabin
  • Custom Fresh Water Manifold with Additional 1/2" Ball Valve At Every Fresh Water / Hot Water Outlet
  • Custom Labeling of all Freshwater Output and Supply Lines
  • Water Heater (220V)
  • (2) Salon Air Conditioner/Heat at 16kBTU per Unit
  • (1) Master Stateroom Air Conditioner/ Heat at 10kBTU
  • (1) Upgraded Guest Stateroom Air Conditioner/Heat at 10kBTU with Additional Ducting to Utility Room
  • Custom Windshield Defrosting System
  • (4) Custom Additional DC Power Outlets on Each Side of Master Berth, Guest Stateroom, and Salon
  • Custom Additional AC Power Outlets in Salon
  • Custom Stidd 500W (36" Wide) Electric Helm Seat with Custom Stidd Foldable Mounted Foot Rest
  • (2) Vitrifrigo SW180RFX Drawer Type Refrigerators in Galley
  • (1) Vitrifrigo C35BT Freezer Chest in Utility Room
  • (1) Splendid TVM63X Dryer in Utility Room
  • Custom Additional Teak Hand Grip At Galley For Ease of Access To and From Utility Room
  • Custom Master Berth Gas Lift Assist For Storage Access
  • Custom Frosted Glass Door in Master Shower
  • Custom Additional Port Light added to Guest Stateroom
The owner of "Eden's Gate" wanted to have a complete and comprehensive electronics package installed stateside and chose to have the system designed, blue printed and installed by Mid-Shore Electronics in Cambridge.  The boat was taken to their facility and with no expense spared the owner came away with one of the best electronics packages (components, layout, wiring, etc.) that you will find in any boat including that of much larger yachts.  The Airmar transducer was shipped to the Grand Banks factory ahead of time for a factory thru-hull installation and Grand Banks also custom built the lower teak helm station or "himalaya" to specifically accommodate dual 15" Garmin displays.
  • (2) Color Seakeeper Control Displays, one at upper and lower
  • (4) Garmin 8215 Color Touchscreen Displays, dual screens at upper and lower
  • Garmin BlueChart g2 Vision Software for East Coast
  • Garmin GMR604 xHD 72 Nautical Mile (6kw), 4 Foot Open Array Radar
  • Garmin GSD24 Color Sounder Module
  • Garmin Remote Controls Built Into Stidd Armrest at Upper and Lower Stations
  • Garmin GXM52 XM Satellite Weather/Music Module
  • AIS 600 Class B
  • (1) Garmin GHS 20 Wireless VHF Radio 
  • (2) 8' Galaxy 5225XT, 6DB Antennas
  • (4) Garmin GHS 10 VHF Radios w/ Full Control Remote Mics with Display, two each at upper and lower stations
  • (2) Garmin GMI 20 Marine Instrument Displays
  • Newmar NavPac NP-12 & NMEA 2000 (2nd Back Bone)
  • Airman Bronze Transducer
  • Fusion Marine DVD/CD, AM/FM/Sirius ready and iPod Stereo (upper)
  • Fusion Full Function Wired Remote
  • Fusion iPod Marine External Dock
  • Tracvision M3ST SAT TV
  • (3) Powder Coated, Color Cameras with 11 High Output Infra-Red LED's on Automatic Infra Red Sensor (Camera Locations: Aft Deck Overhang, Engine Room Looking Forward, Engine Room Looking Aft)
  • FLIR M-Series Color Infra-Red Camera with Joystick Control
  • Dual Station Stryker Searchlight 
  • Compass at Upper and Lower
  • Digital Anchor Rode Counter at Upper and Lower
  • Custom Mounted at Easier to Read Angle Dual Vessel View Displays at Upper Station
  • Dual Vessel View Displays at Lower Station
  • Custom Teak Helm "Himalaya" for Oversized Garmin Displays at Lower Station
  • Cummins Skyhook Activation
  • Zeus Joysticks at Upper and Lower
  • Bow Thruster Controls at Upper and Lower
The owner of Eden's Gate knew he wanted a gyro stabilizer and hardtop when he first started thinking about constructing a Grand Banks 43.  He also didn't want the added weight of these items along with other cruising equipment to effect the performance of the boat and its versatility to cruise anywhere from displacing speeds to over 20 knots.  With the help of Grand Banks (including that of Bruce Livingston) and Cummins engineering teams the solution was to go with the larger 550hp Cummins QSC 8.3L motors over the boats standard 480hp QSB 6.7L motors.  The larger block motors also don't have to work so hard for comparable horsepower resulting in added longevity.  Coupled with the Zeus pods, joystick and skyhook along with a factory installed bow thruster this package delivers all the power and reliability needed underway with the ease of maneuverability for docking, locks and bridges!
  • Upgraded Cummins QSC 8.3L Motors
  • Upgraded ZF 105S Transmissions
  • Upgraded Stringer and Structure for Engines and Seakeeper
  • Upgraded Dual Racor Filters with Pressure Gauges for Cummins
  • Upgraded Dual Racor Filters with Pressure Gauges for Generator
  • Generator Exhaust Vapor/Water Separator (no above waterline water discharge)
  • Custom Seakeeper M8000 Gyro Stabilizer System with color control displays at both upper and lower helms.
  • Custom Diamond Plate Top Surround/Box for Gyro in Utility Room with Sound Reducing Lining  
  • Greco G3 Oil Change System with Connections for Engines and Generator
  • Upgraded Onan Generator to 11.5kw
  • Sleipner Bow Thruster with Additional 8D AGM Battery
  • Upgraded Onan 11.5kw Generator in Sound Shield (900 hours)
  • 50amp Shorepower Service
  • Upgraded Glendinning Cablemaster with 75ft of 50amp Cord
  • Mastervolt Chargemaster 12/100-3 Battery Charger
  • AGM Lifeline GPL-24T Generator Battery
  • (2) AGM Lifeline GPL-4DL Engine Batteries
  • (3) AGM Lifeline GPL-8DL Service and Bow Thruster Batteries
  • Upgraded 50AMP Breaker for Electronics and Upgraded Wiring to Upper and Lower Helms
  • Stainless Steel Manson Supreme Anchor (similar to Rocna in design but a better grade of metal)
  • 200 feet of 3/8" American Made Anchor Chain
  • Saltwater and Freshwater Bow Washdowns
  • Dockside Freshwater Hookup with Regulator
  • UMT E800 Davit with Custom Chocks and Base Plates
  • Optional Flybridge Refrigerator at Wetbar
  • Optional Flybridge Sink and Faucet
  • Sunbrella Navy Blue Exterior Canvas Cover for Flybridge Helm, Steering Wheel, Helm Seats, Flybridge Table, Flybridge Settees and Wet Bar
  • High Gloss Teak Flybridge Table
  • Custom High Back Stidd 500H-2x2 Captain and Companion Flybridge Seats
  • Custom Composite Yachts Hardtop with Forward Curtains, LED Red/White Helm Lights and LED Blue/White Overhead Lights.  Custom Hardtop has Overhead Hatch and was Constructed With High Grade Stainless Steel Supports with all Welds Polished to High Gloss.  
  • Custom Hardtop was Built to Owners Request with No Exposed Hardware 
  • Custom Polycarbonate (EZ2CY equivalent) Flybridge Windshield Panels Conveniently Swing Up and Fasten to Hardtop for Easy Open Air Operation.
  • LED Spreader Lights 
  • Custom Extended Teak Swim Platform
  • Custom Aft Deck Teak Deck Deletion
  • Custom Teak Transom Deletion
"Eden's Gate" was one of the most thought out and customized Grand Banks that I have had ever had the pleasure to build and sell.  With several years of thought studying the 41 Europa the owner of this boat knew exactly what he wanted when the much improved 43 came out.   Engineering teams from GB, Cummins and Seakeeper all contributed to building this boat with the power and stability unmatched in any other 43 Europa.  Topped off with a one hundred thousand dollar plus electronics package done here stateside by a top of the line installer and a custom built hardtop with attention to detail right down to the polished welds, this is a one of a kind yacht! 
I visited the Grand Banks factory to inspect and sea trial this boat prior to shipping and we have detailed drawings and build pictures that I would be happy to share with any serious parties.


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