Sale Pending

1990 Grand Banks 42 Classic

$ 249,000 USD

The Grand Banks 42 Classic is a beautiful example of one of the most popular, practical, and attractive trawlers of all time. The Grand Banks 42 Classic has long defined what many people think of when the term “trawler” is used and with good reason.

Always Boathouse Kept in meticulous condition by extremely knowledgeable yachtsman! (50' x 20' Boathouse also available to Purchaser).

Preferred twin Cummins 6BTA-5.9M1 250hp diesels
Onan 8kw genset
Upgraded Mastervolt inverter/charger

Upgraded Raymarine Axiom multi-function display (touchscreen gps/chart plotter, depth sounder, radar)
Robertson autopilot
Hurricane diesel fired hydronic furnace system with auxiliary electric heating option

Owners personal exclusion items:
2 kayaks, paddles and racks

*Please note this vessel is not marketed for sale while in Canadian waters.

*Listed in USD

LOA 43.25 ft
Beam 13.58 ft
Maximum Draft 4.17 ft
Dry Weight 34,000 lb
Hull Fiberglass
Heads 2
Double Berths 1
Cabins 2
Fuel 600 gallon
Water 268 gallon
Holding 35 gallon
Engines: 2
Engine Total Power: 500 hp
Engine 1
Engine Brand Cummins
Year Build 1990
Engine Model 6BTA-5.9M1
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Fuel Type diesel
Location Port
Engine Hours 4200
Drive Type Direct
Engine Power 250 horsepower
Engine 2
Engine Brand Cummins
Year Build 1990
Engine Model 6BTA-5.9M1
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Fuel Type diesel
Location Starboard
Engine Hours 4200
Drive Type Direct
Engine Power 250 horsepower


  • Twin 6BTA-5.9M1 250 HP Cummins diesel engines (4200 hrs)
  • AirSep air filter system
  • Twin propellers – 4 Blade 29” diameter x 24” pitch
  • Bennett Trim Tabs
  • Spur Line Cutters




  • Aft owner’s stateroom w/island queen bed
  • Desk with chair
  • Private head to port, stall shower to starboard
  • Forward stateroom has V-berth with separate guest head w/shower
  • Main salon settee to port suitable for bunk
  • L – shaped dinette to starboard w/stool seat suitable for bunk
  • L-shaped galley
  • Helm seat with bar/bottle storage
  • Teak parquet interior decks
  • Teak exterior decks
  • Cushions throughout interior seating and flybridge


  • Onan generator – 8kw, (1700 hrs)
  • 12vdc/110vac
  • Mastervolt 2500watt inverter/charger 100a w/control panel
  • Lewco Battery Charger – 40a
  • Batteries – House: 9 - 12v Geltech Group 27, Generator: 1 -12v Geltech Group 27, Engine start: 2 - 6v Geltech Group GC2
  • Isolation Transformer


  • RayMarine Multi Functional Display w/ Radar, Charts, Sounder, AIS, GPS (2020)
  • Glendenning synchronizer for engines
  • Garmin 182C GPS/Chart Plotters in pilothouse & flybridge
  • Simrad AP35 Autopilot
  • Icom IC M120 VHF radios – pilothouse & flybridg  
  • Standard Horizon GX2200 DSC radio, AIS
  • Transponder/receiver, GPS (2015)
  • Vesper XB 8000 wifi enabled AIS transponder/receiver, GPS (2016)
  • RayMarine depth sounder/log instruments – Pilothouse & flybridge (2021, 2022)
  • Furuno FCU 663 color fishfinder/depth sounder
  • Horizon LH-5 Loudhailer/fog horn/two way speaker
  • SeaCas AIS receiver
  • Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station / anemometer
  • Intercom system – pilot house, master stateroom
  • Sony – model MEX-M100BT multi function entertainment system w/speakers


  • Princess propane stove
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • DC powered refrigerator with freezer (2014)
  • Grunert AC large refrigerator or freezer
  • Trash Compactor
  • ITR Hurricane H2D hydronic heating system with aux electric  element
  • Pilot House ventilation system
  •  Loftrans Tigres windlass – 60# CQR anchor
  • 45# CQR spare anchor
  • Fortress FX37 anchor with anchor line
  • 200 foot tow line
  • SW anchor wash down system
  • Stern line and reel
  • Electric boat Davit
  • Avon 10’ RIB dinghy
  • Capac active protection electrolysis system
  • Vacuflush sanitary system – 2 heads, 2 pumps
  • Fireboy engine Halon & engine shutdown system
  • Trash compactor
  • U-Line Ice maker
  • Kayak racks for fly bridge
  • Full set of covers for all brite work
  • 2 Folding chairs, two folding tables
  • Pilot house windshield defrosters
  • Horn – 12v/air
  • Radar Reflector
  • Danforth 5” in pilot house and on fly bridge
  • Paper navigation charts, San Juan Islands to S/E Alaska + Pacific Coast California to Washington

Spare parts

Large number of spare parts including:

  • LH and RH propellors
  • 2 alternators
  • Starter
  • 2 FW pumps
  • SeaLand vacuum pump
  • 2  - macerator pumps
  • LO/SW cooler
  • Generator coolant pump
  • Engine Bilge Pump
  • Shower sump pump
  • 3/8” Chain Wildcat
  • 9 Quarts of Delo 400 oil for next oil change


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 semidisplacement hull design, with a fine entry forward, hard chines aft, and a full keel has been proven on waters around the world. 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. A large, flat chart drawer is standard in each layout. 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 gelcoated 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. The Classic offers two staterooms, separated by the main saloon and galley.