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32' Grand Banks 32


BARBARY GHOST is a classic.  The Grand Banks 32 was in production for three decades. When the last one was splashed in 1996, 861 of these venerable cruisers had been built. They were initially built of wood but transitioned to fiberglass construction in the mid-1970s. Little changed during their production run, and from a distance it?s difficult to tell a well-cared-for wooden model from a later fiberglass boat.

  • Make: Grand Banks
  • Model: 32
  • Year: 1971
  • Length: 32ft
  • Name: Barbary Ghost
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Berkeley, CA

Barbary Ghost

  • Category: Power
  • Class: Cruisers
  • LOA: 32 feet
  • Beam: 11.5 feet
  • Displacement: 19500 pounds
  • CruisingSpeed: 8 knots
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Ford Lehman (Rebuilt)
  • EngineModel: 2714E 6 cylinder
  • EngineYear: 2015
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 800
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 120 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 120 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Double Berths: 1
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

General description

The Grand Banks 32 Sedan is known as one of the most popular small trawlers ever made and for good reason.  She is a charmer with a bright roomy interior and rugged enough for offshore work.  The Single Lehman diesel cruises comfortably at 8 knots and provides the fuel efficiency for extended cruising.

BARBARY GHOST is accessed on either side, to the large and clear aft deck.  There is a ladder on the port side leading to the flybridge, which has seating added behind the upper helm station. The helm is on starboard side, and there are forward facing bench seats with lockers.

The entrance to the main cabin is from the aft deck trough a sliding door. There is a L shaped settee and folding dining table on starboard, followed by the lower helm forward.

On port side, where typically there would be a settee berth that converts to a bunk bed, the area has been modified to a counter with storage beneath.  The galley is forward of that. 

Stepping down forward into the private forecastle, there is a large V-berth up font, and a private head on starboard and a large hanging locker on port.

  • American Marine Ltd Manufactured in Hong Kong
  • Sawn mahogany frames, floors and stringers
  • Carvel planked hull with sawn mahogany
  • Bronze fastners
  • Decks are teak over plywood on sawn mahogany beams
Bottom paint and haul out
  • New bottom paint was applied during a haul out and inspection in February 2018.
Engine and mechanical

The diesel engine is a rebuilt Ford Lehman 120hp 6 cylinder model 6D380 which was purchased from Bomac Marine and installed by KKMI Richmond in October 2015.  This engine is identical to the original engine installed in boat.  It has a fresh water cooling system and Werner transmission.  The prop was replaced with new in 2015. The engine provides a cruising speed of 7.5 knots and consumes less than 2 gallons of diesel per hour.

Known deficiencies
  1. Port side fuel tank disabled; pitting and collapsed baffle
  2. Hot water heater disconnected and probably non-op
  3. Refrigerator non-op
  4. Horn non-op; hand-held air horn used instead
  5. Auto pilot non-op
  6. Minor ATF leak on transmission likely due to cracked seal after July 2019 engine realignment
  7. Tachometer and engine hours at lower helm non-op
  8. Propane oven non-op (4 burner range operational)

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.

Broker Details

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales
415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office
3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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