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1988 Grand Banks 42 Classic

Whitehall, Michigan


With over 1500 delivered the iconic GRAND BANKS 42' Classic remains the most successful trawler design ever produced. Introduced in 1966, the original mahogany construction gave way to fiberglass in late 1973.

The GRAND BANKS 42's semi-displacement hull with it's long keel, hard chines and a deep forefoot, provides a level of stability and comfort seldom matched by other boats. Full teak interior with galley up at the port side forward, lower helm door to starboard & mid-salon door to port enhance ingress & egress to either side, a must when locking through or docking at a different port each evening.

Surrounded by large cabin windows, visibility from the lower helm is excellent in all directions. A 10' Hard Bottom Zodiac is stored in custom chocks on the aft cabin top, and there's plenty of flybridge seating aft of the helm. Additional features include an easily folded down mast/boom with crutch, aft cockpit for easy line handling or a couple of chairs & table for enjoying the sunsets, plus wide walk arounds that allow easy access to all four corners of the boat, a must for serious cruising.

Truly a couple's dream for extended cruising, day trips or taking a group of friends around the lake for sight seeing.

GRAND SLAM has had two loving owners, complete maintenance records, consistent oil analysis, detailed logs and more make this one of the finest GRAND BANKS 42' CLASSICS available. Life style changes make her available now.

A pleasure to show, a pleasure to own, a pleasure to sell, GRAND SLAM may be just the GRAND BANKS 42' you've wished for.


Basic Boat Info

Price: $179,000 (Sale Pending)
Tax Status: Not Applicable
Boat Name: Grand Slam
Make: Grand Banks
Model: 42 Classic
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: American Marine
Designer: Castro
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: GNDD1051E888
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 42 ft / 12.80 m
Length Overall: 42'7 ft / 12.98 m
Length Of Deck: 42'7 ft / 12.98 m
Waterline Length: 41'1 ft / 12.52 m
Beam: 13'7 ft / 4.14 m
Max Draft: 4'2 ft / 1.27 m
Min Draft: 4 ft
Displacement: 37,400 lb
Bridge Clearance: 22'6 ft / 6.86 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft / 1.93 m
Dry Weight: 37,400 lb
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpiller
  • Model: 3208N
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 210hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1988
  • Engine Hours: 4868
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpiller
  • Model: 3208N
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 210hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1988
  • Engine Hours: 4868
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 420hp
Cruising Speed: 10 kn
Propeller RPM: 1900
Maximum Speed: 19 kn
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 271 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Holding Tank Material: Aluminum


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Aft Cabin, Trawlers


Pier 33 is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Starboard Yachts, Inc..


Two staterooms complete with individual heads divided by a large salon equals a "tri-cabin motor yacht". One of the most famous layouts ever introduced. Whether a 36'er or a 49'er GRAND BANKS perfected the tri-cabin layout building thousands of them.

GRAND SLAM is the most popular of GRAND BANKS tri-cabins, the 42' Classic. 

A large salon that is accessible from the port side or the starboard side, essential for one couple handling of a vessel this size. 

At the forward end of the salon & down several steps is the forward "Vee" stateroom with loads of storage in drawers, cupboards & lockers. A private head makes this the best of both worlds, cruising with another couple in complete privacy or using this area for additional storage. 

At the stern is the master stateroom comprised of the "traditional" & most popular layout; a full size or double to starboard & an over sized single berth to port. This layout offers an abundance of space for drawers, lockers & cupboard plus a private head w/stall shower.

Salon space is used efficiently with a full lower helm area on the starboard (proper) side, the GRAND BANKS optional storage locker in front of the large L-lounge that accompanies the fold down teak table.

Opposite the lounge area on the port side of the salon is a corner entertainment system above the Grunert holding plate Freezer box.

There is another settee on the port side then a full door. 

The galley is opposite the lower helm on the port side. It features full salon views plus all the amenities; double SS sink, full 3 burner propane stove w/oven, microwave, storage in multiple drawers & cupboards. A real dream to use because you are not "down in a hole" but able to converse with guests while looking out doors.

All of the interior is based on a magnificent "teak parquet" cabin sole. It is gorgeous & can be covered as desired by throw rugs from "priceless Persians" (yes we've seen it) to department store look a likes that wear like iron & are washable.

In addition to the teak cabin sole GRAND BANKS has always been known for their teak panels & trim solids. This interior is magnificent!

Bright interior with loads of large windows that open with screens. Complete 360 degree visibility.


Galley is located on salon level with excellent visibility while preparing a sandwich for a quick lunch or dinner for six. The chef is always in the action.

Loads of storage in drawers, lockers & cupboards.

  • Dual SS sink w/hot-cold pressure water
  • 3 Burner Princess propane cooktop w/oven
  • Built in Microwave oven
  • Ice maker with inverter. Make ice at the dock or as you are cruising
  • Screened opening windows to let the heat out!
  • Grunert holding plate refrigerator w/exterior temp gauge
  • Lots of laminate counter top area for preparation. You cannot hurt these countertops!
Electrical System
  • Dual voltage electrical system w/large breaker panels for the 110 volt system & the 12 volt system
  • Fore & aft dual 30 amp 110 Volt cord connections; makes docking in any direction effortless
  • GRAND SLAM is equipped with an Inverter system that converts 12 volt (6 volt batteries connected in series for deeper cycle charge & capacity) power into 110 volt energy.
  • GRAND SLAM also has two high efficiency SOLAR PANELS, professionally installed port & starboard at the bridge floor level. These are completely out of the way yet function beautifully to charge the huge capacity house batteries.
  • Westerbeke 8kw generator, 1748 hours.
  • Complete 12 volt interior lighting
  • Complete interior 110 volt outlets for any plug-ins
  • Complete exterior Navigation lighting, anchor lighting
  • High amp alternator
  • Dual engine room exhaust fans
  • Three automatic high capacity bilge pumps
  • Racor engine & gen set fuel filters
  • Oil changing pump system
  • Fresh water pressure pump system to hot & cold
  • Hot water tank, powered up by 110 volt system or engine hot water while under way, you always have HOT water
  • Engine room fresh water outlet
  • Battery charger/Inverter
  • Spare Props, properly turned & ready for use
  • Cruiseair & heat, 2 units for complete cool or complete heat
Hull & Deck
  • White gel coat hull & superstructure in excellent condition
  • Natural teak non-skid decks
  • Swim platform w/safety ladder that folds deep into the water for easy swimming
  • Generous cockpit area with deep lazarettes for storage of additional lines, fenders, 2ndary anchor & rigging
  • Cockpit shower 
  • Fold down aluminum mast & boom, mast crutch. 
  • Mast has winch for easing Zodiac RIB into & out of water. 
  • Custom chocks for Zodiac on aft cabin top
  • Canvas is dark blue, in great shape, features; top, side curtains, weather cloths, aft companionway dodger, hatch covers, windshield cover, upper helm cover, bridge seat covers.
  • Wide walk around decks, w/SS rails
  • Bow pulpit with anchor rollers for two anchors
  • Lofrans Windlass w/dual rope & chain gypsies
  • Foredeck locker for additional storage & seating
  • Two compasses up & down
  • Garmin chart plotters
  • Radar
  • Autopilot
  • VHF Radios (2)
  • B&G Knotmeter, Depth & Log
  • Stereo
  • All electronics are in proper operating condition
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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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