Irish Rover

  • 59'
  • 2007
  • Hampton, Virginia, United States
  • $1,395,000


Beautiful Grand Banks Ready For Her New Owner!

$100,000 Price Reduction! Current Surveys Available! Exterior brightwork  stripped and redone August 2016.

This Sparkman and Stephens designed Grand Banks is a remarkable and beautiful yacht in all conditions. "Irish Rover" is in excellent condition and equipped with all the best options including Naiad stabilizers. Truly the "proper yacht".

The owner of the "Irish Rover" has removed his personal effects and brought her for us to sell, as he has had a change of plans. She is ready for her new owner!

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: GRAND BANKS
  • Category: Cruiser
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 2007
  • YearBuilt: 2007
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: Yes
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 59' 0" (17.98m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 18' 0" (5.49m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 4' 11" (1.50m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 20 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 27 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 90,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 425 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 110 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,400 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: C-18
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Accommodations and Layout

This Grand Banks 59 Aleutian sleeps six in three staterooms and can accommodate additional guests on the pullout settee in the Salon. There are three heads and showers. Teak and holly soles throughout.


  • Bootstripe, painted Awl-Grip
  • Bulkheads, water tight
  • Bottom stripped and epoxy barrier undercoat - 2011
  • Full length keel, extends below running gear
  • Gel-coated fiberglass exterior - White
  • Gel-coated fiberglass with cross-linked PVC foam core for deckhouse and bridge
  • Hand laid fiberglass
  • Hull structural grid, fiberglass and foam
  • Hydrex resin skin coat in hull lamination
  • Molded quarter guard with stainless steel rubrail
  • Solid fiberglass hull above and below water line

Mechanical Equipment

  • Ball valve on thru hulls above water line, bronze
  • Bilge pump, manual
  • Engine controls, Morse KE-5, single lever, dual station, electronic, with engine synchronizers and hand-held remote
  • Engine room faucet, fresh water
  • Engine room sound insulation
  • Exhaust system, underwater outlet, custom outlet cowling and idle bypass muffler
  • Fire extinguisher system with engine shut downs, generator and override control
  • Fuel filters, Racor water searators on each engine (duplex) and generator (single)
  • Fuel tanks, aluminum, Baffled
  • Gas/water separator on generator exhaust system
  • Propellers, nickel-aluminum-bronze, dynamically balanced
  • Seacocks, Groco Safety Seacocks on engine raw water inlets
  • Shaft log, dripless with spare seals
  • Sole, engine room
  • Steering, hydraulic with power assist
  • Water tanks, aluminum painted

Electrical Equipment

  • AC/DC distribution panels
  • Air horn, Kahlenberg
  • Air conditioning, reverse cycle (4 units)
  • Alarm and indicator panel, each station
  • Alternator, each engine and generator
  • Batteries, AGM, with fiberglass boxes, lids and straps, 4 x 8D engine starting and bow thruster, 2 X 8D for house, separate starting battery for each generator
  • Battery charger, automatic, 12V 50 Amp
  • Battery charger, automatic, 24V 75 Amp
  • Battery condition indicator
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • Battery switch, emergency paralleling
  • Bilge pumps, automatic DC
  • Bonding system
  • Bow thruster, Sleipner Sidepower SP240TCI 24V
  • Carbon monoxide detectors in sleeping areas and salon
  • Smoke detectors in sleeping areas and salon
  • DC converters, 24-12V, 40 Amp
  • Engine gauges and instrumentation, CAT MPD electronic
  • Engine room blowers, DC
  • Engine room lights, AC fluorescent lights with diffusers
  • Engine room lights, DC
  • Engine start/stop, twin station with synchronizer and slow-vessel-mode controls
  • Entertainment system, CD/DVD player with speakers, Bose premium package
  • Fresh water system, pressurized, DC 
  • (2) Generators Onan with sound shield 21.5 kW e-QD series and 13kW with sound shield
  • Helm outlet, DC at each station
  • Holding tank level indicators
  • Holding tank, direct discharge with Y valve on all toilets, DC
  • Holding tank, gray water with discharge pump, DC
  • Icemaker, AC - 
  • Isolation transformer
  • Navigation lights, DC
  • Oil change kit, DC
  • Outlets throughout, with GFCI wor ELCB protection
  • Rudder angle indicator, DC
  • (2) Shore power inlets, 50 Amp aft, Glendenning Cablemasters with 75 ft. cable
  • Shore power inlet, forward, 50 Amp
  • Tank gauges for fuel and water, with Computank Display
  • Trim tabs, DC
  • Washer/dryer - Asko separate units
  • Water heater, 20 USG, AC
  • Windshield wipers, DC with speed control, 

Exterior Equipment

  • Anchor chain locker, divided for rope and chain
  • Anchor chain locker, self draining
  • Anchor platform, fiberglass with pulpit, double stainless steel rollers
  • Anodes, zinc, shaft and hull
  • Bulkwark caps, teak
  • Chocks and mooring cleats, stainless steel
  • Cleats, fender, pop-up
  • Decking, teak, epoxy bonded aft and cockpit
  • Custom dinghy cradle - 2012
  • Engine room vents, Delta T air de-misters
  • Flag pole with holders, bow and stern
  • Foredeck settee, molded with underseat storage
  • Fresh water washdown
  • Grab rails, stainless steel
  • Non-skid, Awlgrip, side and forward cabin house deck and hardtop
  • Portuguese bridge with lockers and access doors to forward deck
  • Rubrail, heavy-duty with stainless steel striker
  • Rubrail, stainless steel striker plate on fiberglass
  • Safety rails, stainless steel with intermediate 1/2" OD tube on flybridge and forward of Portuguese bridge
  • Skylight hatches with screens and blinds in cabins
  • Windlass, horizontal, chain rode, DC
  • Windows, tempered glass, fritted, bonded, flush installation
  • All exterior teak is bristol bright finished 
  • Factory molded fiberglass hardtop

Cockpit & Aft Deck

  • Courtesy lights
  • Dinghy cleats, pop up from swim platform, stainless steel
  • Hatches, teak, pneumatic
  • Ladder to lazarette
  • Settee, molded fiberglass with cushions and under seat storage
  • Stairs to flybridge with teak step treads
  • Stairs, molded fiberglass with teak steps to swim platform/cockpit deck
  • Swim ladder
  • Swim platform, molded fiberglass, teak deck as part of hull
  • Transom doors hinged
  • Transom shower with retractable hose, hot/cold


  • Bulkheads, applied trim and soft panel inserts
  • Bulkheads, Formica, teak, wallpaper
  • Cabin doors with lock sets
  • Cabinet furniture, teak
  • Draperies
  • Dimmer switch in salon
  • Drawers, teak
  • Fabrics/softgoods, customer selected from style guide
  • Grab rails, teak
  • Hardware, stainless steel and chrome
  • Headlining, vinyl panels, removable
  • Lighting, Xenon, DC
  • Lights, reading at berths
  • Lights, shaded reading lights at master stateroom
  • Outlets, AC
  • Portholes, stainless steel and screens
  • Sole, teak and holly
  • Steps with clear non-skid / Carpet pads on steps to below - New 2012
  • Varnish, satin marine finish
  • Window, euro panels

Master Stateroom

The Master Stateroom is amidships with queen size island berth on centerline, four large drawers underneath, and bulkhead-mounted lights on each side of berth. There is a desk to starboard with three drawers and one small drawer, with excellent storage found in four additional drawers, three lockers and, long and small cedar-lined hanging lockers to port and two cedar-lined hanging lockers to starboard. A Sharp LCD TV is located on the forward bulkhead, and an AM/FM/MP3 player portside aft. Three opening ports provide natural light and ventilation.

  • Berth, island queen
  • Bureau with drawers
  • Hanging locker, cedar-lined
  • Mattress, inner spring
  • Night tables, teak (2)
  • TV cabinet, recessed with jack outlet
  • Custom desk and GB stool arrangement on starboard side
  • Custom headboard over berth
  • Custom booksheld installation above the desk
  • Custom forward upper bulkhead with no padding just teak paneling

Master Head and Shower

The en-suite owner's bathroom is features Sileston countertops, an over sized stall shower with built-in seat, Sealand VacuFlush head, four lockers, one drawer, and one opening porthole.

  • Countertop, Sileston with undermounted Corian sink
  • Exhaust blower, DC
  • Faucet, single lever
  • Shower stall, separate with fiberglass and Corian shower pan
  • Shower with drain pump, DC
  • Toilet, Sealand VacuFlush

VIP Stateroom

The Guest/VIP stateroom is located forward with a centerline island berth with two large storage drawers underneath. Bulkhead mounted lights are on each side of the berth, and there are three cedar-lined hanging lockers and four smaller lockers for storage. A Sharp TV is mounted on centerline and there is also an AM/FM/MP3 player. Two opening overhead hatches with screens and two opening ports provide natural light.

  • Berth, island with under drawer storage
  • Large hanging lockers, cedar-lined (port and starboard)
  • Mattress, inner spring
  • Numerous drawers and storage lockers

VIP Head and Shower

The en-suite guest bathroom features Silestone countertops, a stall shower, Sealand VacuFlush head, three lockers, one drawer and one opening porthole.

  • Countertop, Silestone with undermounted Corian sink
  • Exhause blower
  • Faucet, single lever
  • Shower stall, separate with fiberglass and Corian shower pan
  • Shower with drain pump, DC
  • Toilet, Sealand VacuFlush

Guest Stateroom

  • Twin single berths with under drawer storage
  • Hanging locker, cedar lined
  • Storage
  • Reading lights
  • Adjacent head with shower

Main Salon

The Main Salon is accessed via port and starboard wing doors as well as the large aft door, each with built-in retractable screens. Entering from the aft door you immediately notice the beautiful teak and holly cabin sole and teak paneling. There is a beige leather L-shaped settee with pullout berth and teak table with maple and burlwood inlay to port facing a teak entertainment center that houses a Sony flat screen TV on pop-up lift, Bose entertainment system and two beige leather barrel chairs. There is a bottle storage locker and an icemaker to port forward and built-in book shelves aft and forward

  • Bar cabinet, teak
  • Bookshelves
  • Chairs, barrel-style (2)
  • Doors, hinged, aft
  • Engine removal soft patch
  • Entertainment center
  • Settee, L-shaped with storage
  • Steps, teak with non-skid
  • Table, teak with maple inlay, compass rose
  • TV cabinet, flat screen pop-up lift
  • Salon table custom with inlay in center
  • Salon settee, pull-out berth
  • Salon Bose speakers installed recessed; wires to TV and Stereo locations, starboard side
  • Phantom retractable screen for main door to aft deck port and starboard doors (color bronze)
  • (4) 12V Independently fused Cigarette lighter type outlets installed, labeled as 12V Master, 12V PH, 12V FB, 12V Salon. Heavy gauge wiring provided to these locations
  • Granite on three head counters
  • Custom decor package

Galley and Dinette

Three steps up from the Main Salon is the Galley/Dinette area. The galley is on the port side with four Subzero refrigerator/freezer drawers, Fischer & Paykel drawer-style dishwasher, double stainless steel sink, Miele electric 4-burner electric cook top, exhaust blower, Sharp Carousel microwave/convection oven, granite countertops with a sink fill-in, which converts to a cutting board when turned over. There are two large overhead lockers, three overhead plate storage cabinets, three drawers and two lockers below the countertop. Opposite the galley is a large raised Dinette featuring built-in L-shaped seating with excellent storage underneath, and a dual leaf fold-out teak table that seats six.

  • Countertop, Silestone with backsplash guard
  • Curtains treated with fire retardant spray
  • Dishwasher, Fisher & Paykel single drawer
  • Electric cooktop and microwave/convection oven
  • Exhaust blower
  • Faucet, single lever, pull-out head with hose
  • Locker, overhead
  • Refrigerators (2) / Freezer (2), Subzero with teak front panel drawers
  • Sink, stainless steel double bowl with Silestone cover and teak cutting board
  • Galley countertop in Black Granite
  • Galley - oversized dish lockers
  • Galley Appliances: Cooktop - Miele model KM421; Kindred single S/S sink model KSS-4U; 1 unit Subzero 700 BR pull-out drawers refrigerator and 1 unit Subzero 700 BC pull-out drawers refrigerator/freezer; Sharp microwave oven


Moving forward is the Pilothouse/Helm with Stidd helm and companion chairs port and centerline, a teak chart table, compass with light, electronic circuit breaker panel, overhead teak electronics console and stainless steel teak-rimmed steering wheel.

  • Chart table, teak
  • Compass with light
  • Dinette, raised with teak table and settee
  • Doors, fiberglass/teak, starboard, port and aft
  • Electronics circuit breaker panel
  • Electronics console, overhead, teak
  • Electronics console, wrapped with ultraleather
  • Helmseat and companion chair, Stidd Admiral Low Back with deluxe chrome package
  • Staircase to forward cabin, teak with lighted steps
  • Steering wheel, stainless steel, teak rimmed
  • The Pilothouse/Helm port and starboard doors are equipped with retractable screens
  • Pilothouse L-Settee on standard raised pedestal with seatback cusions raised to window level and increased storage below
  • Pilothouse L-Settee has Ultraleather, same as Stidd chair
  • Pilothouse Admiral (500-200) 2x2 Stidd seat in Ultraleather
  • Pilothouse settee has large drawer at aft end with the wire as deep as possible at the aft end of the settee with wire basket for extra galley storage


The Flybridge with its fiberglass hardtop is accessed from the aft deck, up the fiberglass semi-circular stairway with teak steps. The helm is well-laid out with molded fiberglass electronics console including two Caterpillar information displays, two Raymarine E-120 displays, Naiad marine stabilizer display, autopilot, ICOM IC-M504 VHF, search light controls and bow thruster controls which are all at the captain's fingertips. A compass with light, teak-rimmed stainless steel steering wheel and Stidd helm and companion chairs complete the helm station.

Chart storage can be found both port and starboard of the helm, along with a built-in bench seat to port, facing forward. Immediately aft of the helm are two seating areas: 1) an L-shaped settee is starboard with a teak table and 2) a bench seat to port facing starboard also with a teak table. Continuing aft on the starboard side, there is a wet bar with stainless steel sink, electric Miele grill and a small Isotherm refrigerator/freezer. All the way aft is a 1,000 lb. stainless steel electro-hydraulic davit with hydraulic rotation.

  • Custom acrylic white name boards
  • Compass with light
  • Courtesy lights
  • Davit, electro-hydraulic, 1000 lb. with hydraulic rotation
  • Deck non-skid, painted Awl-Grip
  • Electronics console, molded fiberglass
  • Fabrics for seat cushions, vinyl
  • Helmseat, Stidd Admiral Low Back with deluxe chrome package
  • Radar arch, molded fiberglass
  • Railing around flybridge/windshields, stainless steel
  • Settee, molded fiberglass
  • Steering wheel, stainless steel, teak rimmed
  • Table, teak with stainless steel pedestal
  • Custom dinghy deluxe cradle
  • Flybridge - Wet bar with sink and refrigerator model Isotherm CR-42
  • Electric Miele Grill installed in the starboard aft molded locker
  • Second Stidd seat added to flybridge, starboard side - Admiral low back with deluxe chrome package in Almond Ultraleather
  • Custom flybridge 3-sided enclosure - EZ2CY 
  • (2) Six-person life rafts
  • RCL 100D searchlight

Deck and Hull

From the stern moving forward, there is a molded fiberglass swim platform with teak and removable U-stanchions and a built-in swim ladder that folds up under the platform when not in use. Stainless steel dinghy cleats pop-up from the swim deck platform. Three steps up, on either side of the platform, brinds you to the aft deck where there is built-in seating across the stern and two expandable teak tables. There is a small built-in storage locker forward to starboard with double opening doors. Forward to port is a built-in semi-circular staircase to the flybridge. Access to the engine room is from a door on the port side deck as well as a pneumatic teak hatch on the aft deck. Teak wing doors on each side of the aft deck lead to the full walk around side decks.

Walking forward, just forward of the helm, is a Portuguese bridge with great storage; access to the foredeck, and its comfortable port and starboard seating is through the double half doors. Anchor retrieval and deployment are via a Lofrans windlass for chain and rode with dual anchor mounting on the bow pulpit and foot controls to operate the windlass. There are fender and line storage lockers both port and starboard of the windlass.

  • Custom yacht mast with flag halyards, angled stainless steel mast with longer spreader for flag tie down
  • Canvas Package includes covers for flybridge seating; covers for aft deck seating (khaki colored); Portuguese Bridge seat covers; (2) Stidd seat covers; (1) Wheel cover; and covers for two teak custom tables
  • Custom teak separate tables in front of aft deck seating. Tables can be connected together to become one large dining area
  • Four varnish teak folding custom deck chairs with padded covers for aft deck
  • Aft deck - tables installed
  • Ladder from aft deck down to lazarette
  • 14' 2007 Novurania 430 DL tender with 60hp engine with full custom cover, GPS with depth, arch and spotlight
  • Custom tender cradle - New 2011
  • Epoxy bottom paint 
  • Spur marine line cutters 
  • White sun screens for all windows

Engine Room

  • Twin Caterpillar C-18 1000 hp engines
  •  805 hours on the engines (September 2015)
  • Twin Disc transmission
  • Fire suppression system upgraded to two bottles 
  • Oil change kit
  • Engine room camera system
  • Engine room painted white Awl-Grip throughout

Mechanical & Electrical

  • Stabilizer - Naiad 254 7.5 sq. ft. fins (Datum Control)
  • Aquamatic 900 GPD reverse osmosis watermaker
  • Engine room camera
  • Aftdeck view camera
  • Onan 21.5 kW generator with sound shield (656 hours 9/2015)
  • Onan 13.5 kW generator with sound shield (669 hours 9/2015)
  • Two Glendenning Cablemasters with 75' cable (in lazarette)
  • Six Underwater lights: Four at transom and one on each side just forward of transom 
  • Washer and dryer, two units: Asko Washer W-6021, Dryer T-711 230V/60hZ installed in day head with teak doors
  • Engine controls, standard Morse KE-5 controls with morse hand-held remote, three additional outlets and thruster wired to remote
  • Inverter - Trace 4000W 60HZ with remote panel and two AGM batteries
  • Second Glendenning Cablemaster with white cabling installed at same location as standard cord
  • All breakers for all electronics are located at Pilothouse electronic locker standard panel 8 circuit breaker : VHF Radio PH, VHF Radio - FB, SAT TV Ant, NAN Inst, Spare. 24V DC labeled: Radar, GPS, SAT Phone, Spare.
  • Seagull water filtration system installed and plumbed to ice-maker, galley sink and head sinks. Two filters required. Model Seagull IV - 2KB filters x 2 units
  • Additional shorepower inlet installed at the bow area to be used as a backup should Cablemaster become unoperational or when bow-in docking is necessary

Pilothouse Electronics

  • Custom electronics circuit breaker panel
  • ICOM 504 VHF
  • Upgraded electronics including Simrad AC42 autopilot, KVH Tracvision G8 antenna 
  • ICM802B SSB radio, 150W, HAM ready
  • Thermovision Mariner camera system with remote displays, infrared camera on flybridge facing forward, separate camera on aft deck facing aft and camera in engine room
  • Raymarine SR100 Sirius satellite weather service receiver
  • Two Raymarine E-120 displays
  • Raymarine Radar 10kW with 4' pathfinder open array antenna
  • Raymarine Chartnav
  • Raymarine GPS
  • Raymarine DSM300 fish finder
  • Raymarine ST 60+ tridata display
  • Autopilot
  • KVH Trackphone F77 handset
  • ICOM HF Marine ICM 802 SSB 150 watt HAM ready radio
  • (2) CAT Electronic system information displays
  • (2) Onan e-series system information displays at helm
  • Side power controls for bow thruster
  • Engine synchronizer controls
  • ACR search light controls
  • Computank display-tank gauge
  • Trim tab controls
  • 5" Ritchie Compass
  • Windlass control switch and breaker
  • Pump out controls for fresh, grey and black water tanks

Flybridge Electronics

  • ICOM 504 VHF
  • (2) Raymarine E-120 displays
  • Raymarine Radar
  • Raymarine Chartnav
  • Raymarine GPS
  • Raymarine Fish finder
  • Raymarine ST 60+ tridata repeater
  • Autopilot
  • (2) Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS sensors (one as backup)
  • ACR 19303 searchlight

Safety Equipment

  • 406 EPIRB with integral GPS
  • (2) Six-person life rafts, premium offshore canister with stainless steel cradle and hydrostatic release
  • (2) S.S. Plow anchors