SOLD | 1993 Grand Banks 42 Classic

(SOLD) 1993 Grand Banks 42 Classic

Price just reduced from $269,000!

Do not miss the opportunity to own this beautiful Grand Banks 42 Classic!BreakAway is a roll-stabilized trawler with modernized radar, chart plotters, radios, and autopilot to enable precise, relaxing, and worry-free navigation to the destination of your choice.  Large house batteries and a 3KW inverter facilitate a quiet, comfortable evening at anchor in the creek of your choice, or use the 8KW generator to run up to 3 air handling units to warm or cool while underway, at anchor, or at the dock. An ice maker, freezer and refrigerator compliment the plush salon and galley.  She sleeps four easily with two staterooms and two heads, and can accommodate two more in the Salon. Her key features include:

  • Twin 300hp. CAT engines with 2,661 hours, offering a cruising speed of up to 11 knots, and a maximum speed of 14 knots.
  • Meticulous maintenance records from both the current owner of 14 years and the previous owner.
  • 8KW Onan genset
  • NAIAD ship roll stabilizers
  • 4 x Odyssey 215 Ahr AGM batteries
  • 2 x 100 amp and 1 x 50 amp Mastervolt battery chargers (recently installed)
  • Xantrex battery monitoring system
  • Xantrex 3KW inverter

Her transom was recently stripped completely and was painstakingly refinished.  This type of detail is reflective of the care and feeding by the current owner, and she shows extremely well.  I have not seen another 1990s era GB-42 Classic in this condition in many years.  She must be seen to be fully appreciated! 



•Garmin GPSMAP 7612xsv Chartplotter on Bridge

•Garmin 5212 Chartplotter at Helm

•Garmin 624xHD2 Radar

•Simrad AP21 Autopilot with Maratron High Accuracy Solid State Compass

•Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF – Bridge

•Standard Horizon GX1600 VHF – Helm

•Raymarine Speed, Depth, Wind speed

•AIS integrated with Bridge VHF


Other Notable Features:

•Engine Synchronizer

•Automatic Fire Suppression System

•Vacuflush heads both fore and aft

•11 ft Achilles RIB Dinghy with 15 hp Yamaha

•Powered winch to raise and lower dinghy

•Powered winch to raise and lower mast

•High pressure raw water washdown pump at bow

•Underwater stern lights

•SeaGull IV water purifier plumbed to galley sink

Please be sure to click on the Full Specs tab for a thoroughly detailed listing of her gear and equipment!


  • Manufacturer:Grand Banks
  • Model: 42 Classic
  • Year: 1993
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: North Beach US
  • Vessel Name:Breakaway
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Ken Smith
  • Make:Caterpillar
  • Model:3116
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:2661
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:300|horsepower
  • Total Heads:2
  • Length:42 ft
  • Beam:14.08 ft
  • Draft - max:4.17 ft
  • Bridge Clearance:24 ft
  • Fuel Tank:300|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:88|gallon
  • Holding Tank:300|gallon



Vessel Details & Walkthrough

The Classic Grand Banks 42 - there is good reason these vessels have been so successful over the years - they offer a stout, seaworthy vessel with a very functional and livable layout, which proves why owners tend to keep & enjoy them for a long time.  "Breakaway" is a beautifully maintained example, having had excellent care from her owners over the years, and she presents very well.  Owners are retiring from cruising and enjoying their boat, and they want to see her go to a good home!

Starting on the bridge deck, she offers great sight lines for easy passage on the water, while keeping her captain and crew in comfort in her spacious seating configuration, including the optional rear L-shaped settee with varnished Grand Banks grate table.  Full vessel command is afforded the helmsman, with controls and monitoring of all ship systems close at hand.  Storage below the seating affords secure places for stowing all of your gear.  The bridge is also a very popular place for entertaining, and she offers plenty of room for all of your family & friends. 

Stepping down a few steps brings you down to the area of the deck where the dinghy is kept secure but at the ready,  The Achilles's RIB dinghy and Yamaha outboard are mounted in a set of custom chocks, and launching and retrieval is easy with the recessed electric winch.  Opposite the dinghy is the grill - always a great spot for preparing the evenings' meal. 

Once down the final steps to the main deck, you will note that there is a solid teak rail and ample handholds to keep you aboard on those less than perfect days on the water.  A large bow sprit with double anchor rollers and hawsepipes for rode storage make anchoring simple and easy.  Retrieval is via the electric windlass, and high-pressure washdown ensures that you are able to keep everything tidy.  Moving aft brings you to the forward storage locker & seat with attached fender storage.  Transiting down the side decks, you notice that your footing is secure and uncluttered.  The aft deck affords an enormous lazarette storage area with access to the three water tanks, storage for lots of gear, and access to the steering system.

Stepping inside via the starboard side door, you are brought in to the warm and inviting teak interior.  Lower helm station is to starboard with a fixed seat well positioned.  Mini-bar with ice maker below is behind the helm seat.  Opposite to port is the L-shaped galley which would make any chef proud.  Lots of storage space, functional counters, propane stove & oven, electric microwave, DC refrigerator and separate freezer, stainless steel sink with faucet and even a filtered water system are all close at hand.  Moving aft brings you into the main salon which has a large L-shaped settee to starboard with storage below.  A fix mounted drop-leaf table separates the opposite straight settee with storage below.  Port side access door is accessible between the settee and the aft end of the galley.  Entertainment center is aft to port. 

Stepping down a few steps aft brings you to the large master stateroom with island queen berth and en suite head and separate shower compartments.  There is ample storage throughout to store all of your wares for a long cruise, including a hanging locker forward with automatic illumination.  Head is on the forward port side and features a vanity & WC.  Starboard side is the dedicated shower.  Lots of windows allow for a warm feeling of natural light throughout.

Once back in the main salon, the guest stateroom is accessed via stepping down several steps forward of the galley.  Once there you will find a large V-berth, ample drawer storage below the berth, a huge hanging locker space, and a large head with shower to starboard.  This stateroom would be an ideal place to allow your guests to retire, relax & unwind after enjoying their time aboard with you.As always, please let me know if you have any specific questions.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Main Salon

Comfortable and bright with a classic old-world feeling best describe the main salon of this Grand Banks 42.

  • Teak cabinetry
  • Stunning teak & holly sole throughout
  • Bar cabinet with glass and bottle storage is aft of the helm seat with a U-line ice maker below
  • L-shaped settee with storage below to starboard
  • Straight settee is opposite to starboard with lift-up storage access below
  • Grand Banks fixed teak table with two drop-leafs
  • Overhead teak grab rail on centerline
  • MarineAir reverse-cycle A/C & Heat
  • Storage drawers under port and starboard salon entry doors
  • Window mini-blinds
  • Window lined drapes
  • Panasonic LCD TC-L26X1 26” TV with Sony Blu-ray player
  • West Marine WM7000 AM/FM/CD/USB & Bluetooth to iPhone/Pad
  • Stereo speakers in the salon and aft stateroom

Bridge Deck

  • Navy Sunbrella bimini with 3-sided enclosure
  • Stainless steel handrails w/ Navy Sunbrella weather protection
  • Forward and rear-facing bench seats with cushions on both port & starboard sides with storage below
  • L-bench settee with cushions and storage below
  • Grand Banks teak grate table
  • Teak decking in very good condition
  • Superwinch AC 1500 (AC powered) winch for raising/lowering mast
  • DC powered winch for raising/lowering the dinghy into the water
  • Two aluminum propane tanks for galley supply mounted under the port seat
  • Ritchie compass
  • West Marine WM7000 AM/FM/CD/USB & Bluetooth stereo with built-in speakers
  • VDO gauge package: tachometers, volt meter, oil pressure, water temp gauges
  • Engine alarm panel & bilge pump indicator lights
  • Morse engine controls
  • Glendinning engine sync control
  • Trim tab controls
  • Naiad stabilizer controls
  • Simrad autopilot controls
  • Horns - both air and electric
  • Windlass control

Lower Helm

  • Ritchie compass
  • VDO gauge package: tachometers, volt meter, oil pressure, water temp gauges
  • Engine alarm panel & bilge pump indicator lights
  • Morse engine controls
  • Glendinning engine sync control
  • Trim tab controls
  • Naiad stabilizer controls
  • Simrad autopilot controls
  • Horns - both air and electric
  • Windlass control
  • Window wiper control
  • AC/DC panel


"Breakaway" features a comfortable L-shaped galley opposite the helm, and includes the following:

  • Stainless steel sink with single level faucet
  • Seagull IV microbiological water purifier system with spigot plumbed to galley sink
  • Princess 3-burner propane stove & oven
  • Samsung Princess MW4510T 1.15 KW microwave oven
  • Sea Frost 12V DC front loading refrigerator with temp. gauge
  • Sea Frost 12V DC freezer with temp. gauge and both top & side-loading capabilities/access
  • Custom galleyware storage overhead, forward, and drawers
  • Formica counters
  • Electric exhaust fan with stainless steel hood over stove
  • Pantry storage

Master Stateroom

The master stateroom in the Grand Banks 42 offers several different layouts, but this layout is one of their most popular as it offers a very functional use of the available space aboard.  Her island berth offers easy ingress and egress from either side, lots of opening windows allow for great natural light, and there is ample storage throughout.

  • Island queen centerline berth with inner spring mattress with foam top
  • Teak dresser with a total of six drawers in the aft port portion of the stateroom
  • There are three drawers under the berth
  • On the starboard side, there are three additional drawers
  • A large hanging locker is in front of the berth with automatic lighting
  • Beveled mirror
  • Teak & holly sole
  • Several storage lockers under the sole
  • Mini blinds
  • Lined drapes
  • 2 x GB LED reading lights
  • 2 x Overhead LED lights
  • 2 x 110V AC outlets (one aft on each side)
  • Rear companionway (no steps) with screen
  • 3 large windows allow for lots of natural light
  • Cruisair reverse-cycle A/C & Heat

Master Head

Head & Shower are split aboard Breakaway, offering flexibility in being able to use each separately.

Head Compartment:

  • Molded Corian sink & counter
  • Beveled mirror
  • Single lever faucet
  • Vacuflush toilet
  • Holding tank monitor
  • Overhead LED lights
  • Window with curtain
  • Ceiling vent with solar fan
  • Vent for A/C & Heat
  • 110V VAC GFI outlet
  • Spacious storage in both cabinets and drawers
  • Mini-blinds
  • Drapes
  • Teak & holly sole

Separate shower:

  • Dedicated shower compartment with ample space and natural light from the opening window
  • Teak grate base plumbed to a dedicated sump pump
  • Overhead LED light
  • Teak towel bars

Guest Stateroom

  • Large V-berth with filler platform
  • 6 drawers under berth
  • Large hanging locker
  • 2 GB Chrome reading lights
  • LED overhead light
  • MarineAir reverse-cycle A/C & Heat
  • Teak & holly sole
  • Storage under the sole
  • Access door to front of engine room behind steps
  • Access to chain locker forward

Guest Head

  • Molded Corian sink & counter
  • Beveled mirror
  • Single lever faucet
  • Shower with circular curtain and teak grate base plumbed to a dedicated sump pump
  • Vacuflush toilet
  • Overhead lights
  • Window with curtain
  • Ceiling vent with solar fan
  • Vent for A/C & Heat
  • 110V VAC GFI outlet
  • Spacious storage in both cabinets and drawers
  • Rear access to the electrical panel


  • Garmin GPSMAP 7612xsv chartplotter (bridge)
  • Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF & hailer/speaker on bow (bridge)
  • AIS integrated with bridge VHF (bridge)
  • Raymarine ST-60 speed, depth, & wind speed/direction (bridge)
  • Garmin 5212 chartplotter (lower helm)
  • Standard Horizon GX1600 VHF (lower helm)
  • Garmin 624xHD2 radar (both)
  • Simrad AP21 autopilot with Maratron high accuracy solid state compass (both)
  • Shakespeare TV antenna on top of mast


  • 12V DC Ship's electrical service
  • 50A AC Shore electrical service with ability to plug in on either the bow or stern
  • Phone cable connections with ability to plug in on either the bow or stern
  • Onan 8KW genset with sound enclosure and 1,310 hours at time of listing
  • 4 Odyssey PC1800 215 Ahr AGM batteries - two port, two starboard
  • 1 Odyssey PC-2150 amp hour genset starting battery with 1150 CCA
  • Xantrex Link 20 battery monitor for house batteries
  • 2 x 100 amp Mastervolt battery chargers - one for each house bank
  • 1 x 50 amp Mastervolt battery charger - for starting battery
  • Xantrex Pro 3000W inverter

Engines & Mechanical

  • Meticulous maintenance logs convey!
  • Twin 3116 CAT 300hp. diesel engines (2,660 & 2,661 hrs at time of listing)
  • Twin-Disc transmissions with a 2.47:1 ratio
  • Walker Airseps on each engine
  • 1000W block heaters on each engine
  • 2" Aqualoy shafts
  • Packless Sealing System dripless shaft seals
  • Spurs line cutters on each shaft
  • 4 x Racor fuel filter/water separators for main engines with vacuum gauges - one primary and one backup for each engine
  • Racor fuel filter/water separator for generator
  • Fuel manifold with isolation abilities for all
  • Fuel sight gauges for each tank
  • Naiad ship roll stabilizers - recently serviced
  • Glendinning engine RPM synchronizer
  • Fireboy fire suppression system in engine room
  • Overhead LED lights in engine room

Deck Equipment & Extra Gear

  • Bow pulpit with stainless steel and teak rails
  • 2 Anchors - 1 45 lb CQR w 150+ ft of chain; 1 Danforth with nylon rode
  • Lofrans Tigres electric windlass with controls at helms and foot controls in bow
  • Raw water washdown at bow - JABSCO Par-Max Ultra High pressure 7.0 GPM washdown pump
  • Foredeck storage locker with gel-coated top, fitted cushion, and integrated fender storage
  • Mast & boom
  • Spreader lights to illuminate aft deck
  • Superwinch AC 1500 power winch to raise and lower the mast
  • Magma propane grill
  • Attachment & controls for rear cockpit shower
  • Teak swim platform
  • Underwater stern lights
  • Emergency tiller
  • Two teak Grand Banks chairs (for interior use)


  • 2008 Achilles RIB dinghy with 15hp. Yamaha outboard.  Both have had light use and have kept kept covered when not in use.
  • Custom chocks for secure deck storage
  • Powered winch to launch and retrieve dinghy

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. Single or twin diesel power will deliver economy at hull speed and provide higher cruising speeds when larger than the standard engines are chosen. Many power options are available. 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 choice of several layouts with a double berth to starboard and a single berth to port being standard. All layouts have exceptional storage in hanging lockers, bureaus, and below-berth drawers. 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, she cruises economically at 9 knots, yet 17 knots is typical with optional engines. The Classic offers two staterooms, separated by the main saloon and galley. A variety of layouts are available including an aft cabin with an island double bed.

DisclaimerThe 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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