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42' Grand Banks 42 Classic


WANDERER 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 twin Caterpillar 3208 Naturally Aspirated 210HP engines for ultimate effeciency and economy.   With her fuel efficient 3208 Caterpillar Diesels, 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.

WANDERER is a quality Grand Banks offering. Call today to view this fine yacht In Emery Cove Yacht Harbor, Emeryville, CA.


  • Make: Grand Banks
  • Model: 42 Classic
  • Year: 1986
  • Length: 42ft
  • Name: WANDERER
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Emeryville, 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: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Caterpillar
  • EngineModel: 3208 Natural
  • EngineYear: 1986
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 3673
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Caterpillar
  • EngineModel: 3208 Natural
  • EngineYear: 1986
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 3669
  • 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 this 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 centerline queen bed and a chest of drawers with a hanging closet 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 engines and an 8kw 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 caterpillar diesel engines 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
  • VacuFlush heads
  • High Capacity water heater
  • Sea-Tel Satelite TV Antenna
  • Rescue Raft
  • Live Bait Tank
  • 7.5 Cu Ft Freezer on Flybridge

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 Seaward Princess 3 burner stove with oven / broiler, Cold plate refrigerator/freezer and a GE 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, Spectra Watermaker, Ultraviolet water filter.

  • Two Grand Banks under cabinet Refrigerators, one Freezer and one Refrigerator
Deck & Hull Equipment
  •  Avon 8' RIB dinghy with 15 hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard •  
  • 30 KG (66 LBS) BRUCE Anchor (mounted & ready on the bow)  â€¢  
  • 40 Lb Danforth Anchor (stowed in the lazarette for use as a stern anchor)  â€¢  
  • Loftrans Electric Anchor Windalass  •
  • Full Enclosure Flybridge Top  •  
  • Weather Skirts  â€¢
  • Deck chairs  â€¢  
  • Mast with boom for steadying sail   â€¢  
  • Deck lights -
  • MAGNA Barbecue on aft deck
  • Mesh window covers for windshild
  • Full Winter canvas for teak rails
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.

  • ONAN 8KW Generator in a sound shield enclosure  â€¢
  • 50 Amp Shorepower Electric Service 
  • Heart Interface Inverter / Charger  â€¢  
  • FOUR (8) 8D Gel Batteries (3 house 1 Starting)  â€¢  
  • Circuit breakers for AC & DC power 
  • Garmin GPS 50
  • Robertson F100 Autopilot (2)
  • Landmark Depth Sounder
  • Lamdmark Knot Log
  • Furuno 1700 Radar w/24" Dome
  • Raymarine Radar-GPS -Fish Finder
  • Kenwood AM/FM/CD with sub woofer
  • Icom IC-M127 VHF Radio
  • Glendinning twin engine sync
  • Shakespeare TV Antenna
  • Lorance  GPS Fish Finder

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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