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42' Grand Banks 42 Classic


ABOUT TIME is a lovely Grand Banks 42 Classic that is new to the market in beautiful condition. She is an outstanding example of this timeless Ken Smith design. This specialized, long-range Grand Banks is powered by a single Caterpillar 3208 turbo 300HP engine for ultimate simplicity and economy.  The addition of her 24 volt bow thruster insures easy maneuvering in tight quarters against wind and current.  With only 1263 hours on her genset and 5300 on her fuel efficient 3208 Caterpillar Diesel, two private staterooms and two heads she makes an excellent affordable family cruiser.

The Grand Banks 42 Classic is one of the most popular trawler designs ever produced. Known for it's timelessly handsome style, sea kindly ride and solid construction, few trawlers, if any, are more recognizable or in greater demand than the Grand Banks 42 Classic. The quality of the joiner work on the Grand Banks has become the benchmark for this class of yacht.

ABOUT TIME is a quality Grand Banks offering. Call today to view this fine yacht In Harbor Island, San Diego


  • Make: Grand Banks
  • Model: 42 Classic
  • Year: 1984
  • Length: 42ft
  • Name: ABOUT TIME
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: San Diego, CA
  • Category: Power
  • Class: Trawlers
  • Designer: Ken Smith
  • Builder: Grand Banks Yachts - Singapore
  • LOA: 42.58 feet
  • LWL: 41.08 feet
  • Beam: 13.58 feet
  • Max Draft: 4.17 feet
  • Displacement: 37400 pounds
  • CruisingSpeed: 9 knots
  • MaxSpeed: 11 knots
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Caterpillar
  • EngineModel: 3208 Turbo
  • EngineYear: 1984
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 5300
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 271 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Single Berths: 1
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 2

Additional Descriptions

Accommodations / Overview


The spacious main salon of the Grand Banks 42 combines the activities hub, entertainment center and main living area. This is truly a multipurpose salon with facilities for family dining around the teak yacht table and settee. The fully equipped galley to port and the complete lower helm station is to starboard. The companionway leads forward to the guest stateroom. The galley is complete with stove, oven, broiler, refrigerator, stainless steel sink, teak counter and exceptional cabinet storage. The helm station has all controls and complete dual engine instrumentation. The ship's circuitry is all controlled by means of the circuit breaker panel adjacent to the helm station. This area also contains built in chart storage compartments and excellent shelf space. There is immediate access to the side deck from the helm station through the starboard doorway. Just aft of the door is a teak bar cabinet. Looking aft in the main salon you see the long "L" shaped settee with teak table. The companionway leads aft to the master stateroom. To port is the optional entertainment center with abundant counter and storage space. The main salon like the entire boat displays the famous Grand Banks joinery work in golden Burmese teak. Parquet soles, fine furniture and cabinets, paneling and trim are all blended with modern decorator fabrics to achieve a classic yacht look. The master stateroom measures a full 11'2" x 12'8" and features a double berth to starboard and a chest of drawers with a washer/dryer to port. There is an exceptional amount of built in storage, teak bureau, bookshelves, hanging locker all in teak. The adjoining owner's private head compartment is complete with sink, counter, marine head and a large separate shower stall. The engine room provides plenty of working space and room for additional equipment besides the engine and standard 4.5 kw generator. The forward stateroom has accommodations for two in a spacious V- berth and features its own private head compartment complete with stand-up shower. Her luxury accommodations, sturdy fiberglass construction deep water design and long range capabilities all add up to a complete cruising boat. She accommodates five adults in three cabins and cruises in style and comfort. Her economical single caterpillar diesel engine provide dependable fuel saving power. The Grand Banks 42 has become an outstanding and durable value in the yachting world. The spacious flybridge seats 10 people, has full instrumentation and controls and watertight storage under the seats.

  • Webasto Central Diesel Heating System
  • Fresh Water electric heads
  • High Capacity water heater
  • 24V Bow Thruster

The up-galley is a pleasure to work with large windows flooding it with natural light and bringing in the nice water views. The galley features a Princess 3 burner stove with oven / broiler, Cold plate refrigerator/freezer and an Magic Chef microwave oven. The galley has ample counter space and abundant storage in drawers cabinets and cubbies. There is a large  stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressure water.

Deck & Hull Equipment

 â€¢  Avon 9.5' RIB dinghy with 8 hp 4-stroke Honda outboard •  60 Lb Danforth Anchor (mounted & ready on the bow)  â€¢  40 Lb Danforth Anchor (stowed in the lazarette for use as a stern anchor)  â€¢  Simpson Lawrence "Sealion" Electric Anchor Windalass  • Bimini Top  •  Weather Skirts  â€¢  Deck chairs  â€¢  Mast with boom for steadying sail   â€¢  Deck lights

Electrical System

The yacht is fitted with a 12 volt DC shipboard system and a 110 volt AC power system via either the 30A shore power cord or the on-board Generator. Circuit breakers are provided for branch circuit protection for both the AC and the DC systems. There are AC voltage and amp meters provided. All wiring is marine grade copper strand that is well secured.

•  Northern Lights 4.5 KW Generator in a sound shield enclosure  â€¢  Heart Interface Inverter / Charger  â€¢  Two (2) 8D Batteries (house)  â€¢  One (1) 4D Battery (starting)  â€¢  Circuit breakers for AC & DC power  Engine Hrs 1,263

Additional Features


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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

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