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Grand Banks 42 Classic


Name: 42 Classic
Length: 42
Hull Type: Semi-Disp.
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 600 gals.
Model Years: 1975—2004
Draft: 4'2"
Beam: 13'7"/14'1"
Water Capacity: 265 gals.
Waste Capacity: 50 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
An iconic boat that needs no introduction, the Grand Banks 42 is easily the most successful trawler design ever produced. Although called a trawler, the Grand Banks does not have a trawler hull. Rather, she rides on a semi-displacement hull with a tall bow, hard chines, and a full keel which gives her a moderate 4'2"" of draft. The mahogany construction of the original Grand Banks 42 gave way to fiberglass in late 1973, and in 1991 (beginning with hull #1203) the hull was lengthened and widened a few inches to add interior volume, mostly in the forward stateroom and galley. One of the most desirable features of the Grand Banks 42 is her roomy full-teak interior. Although a galley-down layout was available, most were built with the galley forward to port in the salon, opposite the lower helm. The master stateroom is aft and came with a walkaround double berth (twin berths in early models) and split head and shower compartments. The forward stateroom has V-berths. A sliding door at the helm provides deck access, and full walkaround decks make getting around easy and secure. Among many engine options, twin 210hp Cat (or Cummins) diesels cruise at 9–10 knots, and twin 375hp Cats cruise at 14–15 knots.


Iconic double-cabin trawler (over 1,500 were built) is easily the most successful trawler design ever produced.


Several two-stateroom floorplans were offered. Highlights include full teak interior, port/starboard salon doors, wide side decks, roomy flybridge, protected prop. Note simulated lapstrake hull lines.


Mahogany construction prior to 1973. Hull was widened, lengthened in 1992 for larger galley, bigger forward stateroom. A truly great cruising yacht.


Twin 210hp Cats cruise at 10 knots; 375hp Cats cruise at 14-15 knots.

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