42' Grand Banks Classic


Last Updated: 2024-02-06

LEONORE is a very clean and well maintained 1998 Grand Banks 42' Wide-Body Classic. In mid 1991 around hull number 1206 Grand Banks Yachts added a foot of length and a foot of beam to their most popular line of 42 series yachts creating what is referred to as the "Wide-Body" model. The extra space from the enlargement of the hull size is incorporated in the interior leading to a much more spacious feel.

These yachts rarely come on the market and when they do they tend to sell quickly. Hull number 1385 is a lovely yacht that is absolutely turn-key and ready to enjoy immediately.

Notable features include:

  • 2019 AB Inflatables Nautilus DLX Center Console Dinghy w/ Yamaha 40 hp Outboard Engine.
  • L-Shape Flybridge Dinette option
  • Updated Flybridge upholstery
  • Nice canvas and isinglass enclosure for flybridge
  • Rail Covers, Dinghy Cover and Hatch Covers
  • Updated interior upholstery 

In 1963, noted naval architect Ken Smith designed a semi-displacement, aft-cabin, diesel cruiser for American Marine that would go on to become the first Grand Banks trawler and create an entirely new segment in the recreational marine industry.  An enduring design that remained in production for more than 40 years. The 42 was the most popular of the series with more than 1550 hulls launched in a variety of configurations. LEONORE is a prime example of GB's blend of art and engineering. Constructed on the second-generation hull that was slightly longer and wider that the original version, she is unquestionably the best of the breed.  Outfitted and professionally maintained with the care and respect due a classic, LEONORE is ready to provide new owners with years of enjoyment on the water.

Opportunities like this do not come around often. Don't wait on this one! Call today to inspect this fine yacht!

She is lying in a beautiful slip at the desirable Marin Yacht Club in San Rafael, CA. The slip is available separately for a reasonable price. Marin Yacht Club is a gated and secure 20+ acre facility with Clubhouse, Recreation Center, Tennis & Pickle Ball Courts and a Swimming Pool. Membership is required and live aboard is not permitted.

Make: Grand Banks
Model: Classic
Year: 1998 Length: 42ft

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: San Rafael, CA

  • Category: Power
  • Class: Trawlers
  • Designer: Ken Smith
  • Builder: Grand Banks Yachts
  • LOA: 43.25 feet
  • LWL: 41.08 feet
  • Beam: 14.08 feet
  • Max Draft: 4.17 feet
  • DryWeight: 37400 pounds
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Cummins Diesel
  • EngineModel: 6BT5.9M
  • EngineYear: 1998
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 3400
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Cummins Diesel
  • EngineModel: 6BT5.9M
  • EngineYear: 1998
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 3400

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 265 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 2

Additional Descriptions

Accommodations Overview

Boarding LEONORE is safe and easy through the gated railings on either side or from the wide swim platform. Her protected side decks are easy to navigate and safe for children and pets. The main salon is entered through port or starboard side doors. The main salon is a bright and airy space with deep windows and custom designer curtains on all sides. The salon is arranged with a luxurious L-shaped dinette aft to starboard. Forward of the dinette is a dry bar with an ice maker below and a lower helm station with a comfortable captains chair. All upholstery is brand new in luxurious white Ultra-Leather.

The private master suite is found aft and down three steps. Featuring a queen-sized walk-around master berth. There are a number of hanging lockers, dresser and and cabinet storage spaces. The master stateroom features a split head arrangement with the vanity and ensuite head to port and a walk-in shower compartment to starboard. There are doors to access to the aft deck which flood the stateroom with natural light and ventilation.

Forward and three steps down is the private guest stateroom with a large V-berth, hanging locker, abundant drawer storage and separate guest head with shower and a VacuFlush fresh water head. Teak staving lines the hull and provides insulated warmth.

The interior is finished in beautiful satin-varnished teak and fine fabrics, offering warmth and comfort that is unique to Grand Banks. Onboard mechanical systems include the finest equipment like VacuFlush fresh-water heads and Grohe faucets and fixtures. The galley is a chefs dream with two separate refrigerators and and a large deep freezer. There is a four-burner propane stove with an oven and broiler. Countertops are Corian and the sink is stainless steel.

The entire interior is heated by a diesel-fired Espar Central Diesel Heating System, making cruising or cold wether nights comfortable and pleasant.

  • Up galley in main salon forward to port
  • Corian countertops
  • Grunert Cold Plate Refrigeration in two separate Grand Banks refrigerators
  • Large top loading deep freezer
  • U-Line Icemaker
  • Stainless steel sink w/ Grohe faucet
  • Power vent above stove
  • Excellent storage
  • Large windows
  • Garmin GPS Map 3210 Chartplotter
  • Furuno 1932 Radar - 36 Mile w/ open array antenna
  • Furuno GPS Navigator
  • Raytheon Autohelm Autopilot at both upper & lower helm stations
  • Autohelm Tridata Depth & Speed Log at both upper & lower helm stations
  • ICOM IC M59 VHF Radios at both upper & lower helm stations
  • Digital Tachometers at both upper & lower helm stations
  • Fusion MS-RA205 Stereo System
Electrical System
  • Onan 8KW Generator with 1849 Hours
  • Xantrex 2000 Watt Inverter / Charger System
  • (3) 8D Batteries for house bank
  • (1) 8D Starting Battery
  • Professional Mariner 50 Amp Battery Charger
  • Dual 30 Amp incoming shore power receptacles on both bow & stern of the yacht
  • Power cord and adapter
Deck and Hull Equipment
  • Flybridge Canvas Enclosure w/ rail covers, hatch covers & dinghy cover
  • Full set of 70% Window Privacy Screens
  • 2019 AB 11' Nautilus 11DLX Rib Dinghy with 40 Hp Four Stroke Outboard Engine
  • Nick Jackson Electric Davit System
  • Custom cradle for dinghy on trunk cabin top
  • Lofrans Tigress Windlass
  • 45 Lb CQR Anchor w/ 300' of 5/16" High Test Chain
  • 38 Lb Danforth Stern Anchor with 220' of Nylon Rode
  • Electric Capstan Warping Winch on aft deck for Stern Anchor or dock lines
  • Stainless Steel Hawse Pipes on aft deck
  • (4) additional stainless steel cleats
  • Swim Platform
  • Swim Ladder
  • Assorted dock lines & fenders
  • Magma Stainless Steel Barbecue
Manufacturer Provided Description

The Grand Banks 42 Classic has been decades in the making. The original Ken Smith design has been amended and updated with the practical input of her owners. The experience gained since the laying of the first GB 42 keel in 1966 is reflected in each one commissioned today. Her practical layout, sturdy fiberglass construction, deep water design, and long range capability all add up to a complete cruising boat. The Grand Banks semi displacement hull design, with a fine entry forward, hard chines aft, and a full keel has been proven on waters around the world. Twin diesel power will deliver economy at hull speed. The flybridge is easily accessible from the main deck and offers excellent 360-degree visibility when underway or maneuvering dockside. A pair of back-to-back double seats provide generous seating for eight with watertight storage beneath the seats. The bridge console has full instrumentation with handy storage for large items below. The steering wheel is handcrafted teak. The standard electric windlass, mounted on a dual roller anchor platform protected by a stainless rail, helps make the anchoring process as simple as possible. The location of the shore power inlets, at the bow and stern, makes power connections possible without boat position being a problem. The foredeck storage locker is great for lines and the large lazarette aft provides convenient storage for a variety of cruising gear. The focal point of the Grand Banks 42 Classic is the deckhouse. The spacious main saloon measures 14-feet, 8-inches by 10-feet, 4-inches and combines the activities hub, entertainment center, and main living area. Forward is the fully equipped galley to port and the complete helm station to starboard. The companion-way forward leads to the guest stateroom with V-berths and a roomy head with its own shower. The galley is complete with a range - oven, refrigerator, stainless steel sink, cutting boards, and excellent storage in several cabinets. The helm area features a full width overhead electronics locker and a flip up storage compartment for manuals and navigational tools. Just aft of the starboard door is the dry-bar cabinet. Looking aft in the saloon, you can see the long L-shaped settee with a teak yacht table. The aft stateroom displays beautiful teak joinery. Parquet soles, built-in furniture and cabinets and hand-crafted moldings are blended with modern fabrics to create the traditional yacht look. This stateroom features a luxurious centerline queen size berth. There is exceptional storage in hanging lockers, bureaus, and drawers. The private owners head has a separate stall shower and good storage for towels in several cabinets. The engine room in the 42 Classic is special. With working space outboard of and between both engines there is plenty of installation space for essential gear. The standard 8-KW generator comes with a sound shield for quiet operation. The exterior of the hull and deckhouse on the GB 42 is smooth gel coated fiberglass. Teak decking is laid over the fiberglass on the main deck and flybridge. The bulwarks surrounding the wide main deck are capped with a sturdy teak safety rail providing safe movement from bow to stern for those on board. The Grand Banks 42: In production since the 60s, her hull was redesigned in the early 90s giving the proven Grand Banks semi-displacement hull a longer waterline and an increased beam. Ideal for a couple with children or guests, she cruises economically at 9 - 11 knots. The Classic offers two staterooms, separated by the main saloon and galley.

Additional Features

  • VHF
  • OVEN
  • TV SET
  • GPS


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.

Mark Miner

Yacht & Ship Broker

415-290-1347 - mobile
510-254-3665 - office

3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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    For additional information and viewing of this fine quality yacht please contact listing agent Mark Miner. I am always available on my mobile phone at 4152901347 or e-mail me at mark@rubiconyachts.com