• 46'
  • 2002
  • Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
  • $399,000



  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: GRAND BANKS
  • Category: Trawler
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 2002
  • YearBuilt: 2002
  • 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: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 46' 0" (14.02m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 14' 9" (4.50m)
  • Min Draft: --
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  • MFG Length: --
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  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: --
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 600 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • 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: 3126B
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Additional Notes about SOFT LANDING:

SOFT LANDING is a superbly well-kept example of this popular Grand Banks Classic model. She has had both money and attention lavished on her by her knowledgeable owners over the past few years and it shows. She is presently one of only a handful of 46’ GB Classics in the market. Not too large for owner operation, but conveniently larger than its 42’ junior version, she is a modern 2002 model with many timely updates and upgrades (please see the listing information details for a complete list). The Caterpillar 3126 main engines are both economical and reliable (allowing cruising speeds in the low to mid teens) and the proven hull is stable, soft riding, quiet, and extremely sea worthy for extended cruising in comfort and style. The elegant teak interior finishes and fine teakwood cabinetry coupled with a practical, spacious, and functional layout provide both privacy and luxury to the owners and their guests.  

Unfortunately, after many hours of cruising enjoyment, health reasons are forcing the owners' change in lifestyle and motivating their desire to sell at a very attractive price. They will listen to all reasonable offers. SOFT LANDING will not disappoint even the most knowledgeable Grand Banks aficionado. Easily inspected, she is ready to take her proud next owners to the cruising destinations of their dreams. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Vessel Walkthrough

Soft Landing is a custom Grand Banks 46 Classic galley up. The vessel has a very special layout, that makes her ideal for two cruising couples and can accommodate young children as well with two extra berths, one in each stateroom. She has lots of floor space, much more ventilation than usually found on boats of this type and tons of storage space. 

The galley on port has been extended all the way forward and includes two under counter refrigerators, lots of counter space and abundant drawer and cabinet storage. 

A lower helm station is on starboard and offers an adjustable two person helm bench seat. 

The saloon has three Hunter Green upholstered Ultrasuede settee’s plus two teak armed dining chairs that pull up to a large fixed dining table with drop-down leaves. There is also an entertainment/office area on the port aft bulkhead with slide out computer desk. 

Forward and four steps down is the guest “suite” with lots of storage and floor space. This area normally offers two cabins but has been reconfigured into one spacious stateroom with an enlarged V-Berth forward and a child’s berth over the additional hanging locker aft. The aft bulkhead has a separate flush mounted freezer and large doored storage locker. The guest head is en-suite and has a stacked separate washer and dryer and hanging “wet” locker. 

The Master Stateroom is aft and has the split berth plan with a large double berth to starboard and large single berth to port. This opens up the middle floor space for dressing, yoga or space for playful grandchildren. There is a very large bureau aft and a walk-in hanging locker. The head is en-suite and has a separate stall shower. 


  • L-settee upholstered in Hunter Green Ultra suede with corner end table top
  • Port single settee with lift-up hinged back for easy storage access
  • Custom pull out computer desk – stores away inside port aft cabinet
  • Teak fixed dining table with hinged lift-up leaves with bar storage drawer and labeled plastic containers
  • (2) large drawers under starboard settee
  • (2) Hunter Green Ultra suede upholstered armed dining chairs
  • (3) Grand Banks directional reading lights – stainless steel
  • MarineAir reverse cycle air conditioning digital control
  • (5) large windows with (3) openings
  • Teak overhead hand grab rail
  • Teak end table
  • 12V corner overhead fan
  • Intercom system
  • Small sole hatch with lift out tray designed to be used as a recessed "dust pan"


Entertainment center on aft port with:

  • Custom pull out computer desk
  • Drop-down Samsung 27" LED TV mounted on custom fold-up bracket
  • Panasonic 4 head Hi Fi stereo Omnivision
  • VHS player combined with DVD player
  • Clarion stereo with single CD player
  • Clarion 6 disc CD player
  • (2) Clarion overhead mounted speakers
  • Custom book shelf
  • Teak louvered doors with (2) built in pull out drawers
  • Drawer for remotes, etc.
  • Sony Digital SAT receiver
  • KVH TracVision G4 Sat TV system
  • Hi-Gain cellular phone antenna with booster
  • KVH Tracphone 252
  • KVH Trac Net 2.0 wireless network Internet/Email (underway or at anchor)


  • Force 10 Marine LPG range with (4) burners and oven
  • (2) Grunert holding plate refrigerators – 110 volt
  • Grunert holding plate freezer in forward stateroom – 110 volt
  • U-Line refrigerator/ ice-maker under helm seat
  • (8) Galley drawers
  • (3) custom slide out drawers above counter top
  • Vented doored cabinet for microwave (removed) or toaster oven
  • (2) drop down dish lockers
  • Oversized single stainless steel sink
  • Grohe faucet
  • Sea Gull II water purification system
  • Slide out “bread board”
  • (6) large drawers
  • Tip-out trash container
  • Shelved cabinet under sink
  • Exhaust fan vented to outside
  • Custom manual can crusher
  • (2) large opening window with screens and shades


  • (2) – person adjustable teak helm bench with lift-up teak footrest
  • Teak Grand Banks steering wheel
  • Garmin 4212 GPS/radar/depth combined unit flush mounted in swivel himalaya
  • Simrad AP 20 autopilot
  • (3) Simrad IS15 NMEA repeaters – displays depth, speed, temperature, heading and GPS information
  • Richie Powerdamp Magnetic compass
  • Sidepower bow thruster control
  • Morse electronic engine controls
  • Fireboy auto/manual fire control system
  • Xintex propane/CNG S-2A Fume Detector and control system
  • VDO engine gauges
  • VDO rudder angle indicator
  • Grand Banks windlass control panel and breaker
  • Bennett trim tab controls
  • DC fan
  • Chart light
  • (3) windshield wiper/washer controls
  • Sea Recovery water maker auto flush control system
  • Furuno NavTec NX 500 Weather Fax (aft cabin)
  • Grand Banks alarm panel with bilge pump monitors
  • Engine synchronizer switch
  • Comptank fuel/water/voltage monitor


  • Onan 9 kW generator in sound shield
  • Trace inverter/charger control panel
  • Professional Mariner DC voltage monitor
  • Heart Interface Link 20 battery status monitor for inverter batteries
  • (3) MarineAir air conditioning units with reverse cycle heat, remote mounted compressors in engine room for quieter operation
  • 50 amp power
  • 110V AC
  • 12V DC
  • Charles AC voltage surge suppressor
  • NAV PAC  DC voltage surge suppressor


  • V-Berth forward on raised platform with drawer and reach-in storage under berths
  • Framed mirror on forward bulkhead
  • Anchor locker cabinet door
  • (2) custom teak shelves mounted on forward hull side “ceiling”
  • (2) smaller custom teak shelves mounted aft on aft hull side “ceiling”
  • (2) Grand Banks adjustable reading lights – stainless steel
  • Smaller full length cedar lined hanging locker forward
  • (2) DC fans
  • (2) hatches with Ocean Air shade/screens
  • Full length beveled mirror – teak framed
  • Built-in ladder (flush mounted) for access to child’s berth over second large shelved hanging locker with (5) stacked drawers
  • Grunert holding plate freezer built into aft bulkhead
  • Large doored storage area in companionway on port
  • Engine room access door – access also through salon sole hatch
  • (3) opening stainless steel ports with shades


  • Vacuflush fresh water toilet with on/off switch
  • Separate stall shower with teak grate and sump pump
  • Tankwatch 4 holding tank level monitor
  • (2) teak framed beveled mirrors
  • DC fan
  • Opening stainless steel port with shade
  • Whirlpool separate washer and dryer in stacked cabinet
  • Shelved wet hanging locker with teak grate and drain, articulated makeup mirror
  • Overhead hatch with OceanAire shade/screen
  • Faux marble counter and sink
  • Grohe faucet in shower (handheld) and at sink
  • Acrylic Bi-fold shower door



  • Double berth on starboard with full size chart drawer and (2) large drawers underneath
  • Single berth on port with full size chart drawer and (2) large drawers underneath
  • Full length teak framed beveled mirror on forward bulkhead
  • Large bureau with (5) large drawers center aft
  • (2) night stands each with (3) drawers inboard of berths
  • Very large spacious dressing area between berths
  • Large walk-in hanging locker with (2) louvered doors.
  • Built-in storage cabinets on port length of full size berth
  • (2) DC fans
  • (7) opening stainless steel ports with shades


  • Large separate stall shower with teak grate and sump pump
  • Acrylic bi-fold shower door
  • Grohe fixtures in shower (hand held) and at sink
  • Faux marble counter and sink
  • 12V exhaust blower
  • Air conditioning vent
  • Custom teak toothbrush/soap/shelf
  • (3) large drawers
  • (2) doored reach in storage cabinets
  • Large teak framed beveled mirror
  • DC fan
  • Articulating make-up mirror
  • Vacuflush fresh water toilet with on/off switch
  • Tankwatch 4 holding tank monitor


  • Twin 450 hp Caterpillar 3126B engines
  • ZF 280A transmissions
  • Aqua Drive anti vibration drive system
  • Aqualoy 22 high strength shafts
  • Dura Max dripless draft seals
  • 4 Blade Nibral props
  • Spur line cutters
  • Dual Racor 75/900 max fuel filters on mains
  • Dual Racor 500 filters for generator
  • Sea Recovery 800 GPD water maker
  • Reverso oil change system for mains and generator
  • 9 kW Onan generator with sound shield
  • Pathmaker Auto Battery switching
  • AGM 8-D batteries
  • Grunert holding plate refrigerator/freezer compressor
  • Force 10 stainless steel 18 gallon hot water heater with engine manifold system
  • Fireboy Clean Agent Fire Control System
  • Professional Mariner Promatic 50-3 battery charger
  • (2) 12K BTU and (1) 16K BTU MarineAir air conditioner compressors
  • Bilge Buster Ozone air treatment system
  • 110 V Florescent AC lighting
  • DC lighting
  • (4) DC fans
  • Whale Gusher emergency bilge pump
  • Off-set fuel fills mounted at top sides of fuel tanks
  • Tanks are in excellent condition and tops are visible


  • Garmin 4212 GPS/radar/depth in custom fiberglass
  • (3) Simrad 1515 Multi Display units Himalaya
  • Simrad AP20 autopilot
  • ICOM IC-M127 VHF radio
  • Airphone Intercom system
  • Richie Powerdamp compass
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Sidepower bow thruster
  • Morse Electronic Engine control with synchronizer
  • (2) Jensen stereo speakers
  • Computank tank monitor with alarm
  • Fireboy engine shut down
  • Stainless steel ship’s wheel
  • Custom chart box to protect charts
  • Double STIDD helm chair with canvas cover
  • Fore and aft port bench seats
  • Aft facing starboard bench seat behind STIDD
  • Frigibar refrigerator/freezer with cushion
  • Canvas Bimini top and weather cloths
  • Special rig for easy lowering of mast to Bimini height to get under low bridges
  • Custom mast height of 21’ above waterline
  • Teak deck


  • Boss 12’ tender with center console
  • Yamaha 25 hp 4-stroke
  • Marquipt 800 lb Davit
  • Custom stainless steel rails
  • Fiberglass deck storage box
  • Aluminum propane tank with cover
  • Lofrans Tigres 120 W windlass (3) stations upper & lower helms, flybridge
  • (2) heavy duty stainless steel double anchor rollers
  • 44 lb stainless steel Bruce anchor (3/8 BBB chain to rope rode)
  • 55 lb stainless steel Delta anchor (3/8 BBB all chain rode)
  • 50 amp power service fore and aft
  • Cable/phone inlet fore and aft
  • Fresh water washdown – fore
  • Salt water washdown – fore
  • Freshwater cockpit shower, hot and cold
  • Loudhailer
  • Oversized stainless steel cleats
  • Deck courtesy lighting
  • 50’ power cord – 50 amp
  • Rail guard

NEW and SERVICED 2014-2015

  • All Caterpillar service points are up to date:  port and starboard after coolers replaced 2014
  • All A/C units recently services
  • New Water Heater installed- 2015
  • Genset major service 2014– 1500 hours presently
  • Halon fire supression system serviced and certified 2015
  • All new head system sanitation hoses and head seals replaced with odor safe hose; new macerator pump
  • New windlass foot swtiches
  • Watermaker serviced
  • New high water alarm system installed
  • Icemaker serviced
  • (2) New Standard Horizon VHFs with new Shakespeare antennas
  • All new  exterior cushions and canvas
  • All galley refrigerators and icemaker serviced and repaired
  • Flybridge Frigibar unit re-built ($5,000)2015
  • Original 12V interior lights replaced with new LEDs throughout
  • New freshwater system pump
  • New A/C in forward stateroom
  • All new Fusion 700 stereo system with AM/FM, CD/DVD with iPod dock with 4 speakers (2 in salon, 2 in Flybridge) and Flybridge remote control
  • All new porthole gas struts
  • New exterior boat seating cusions and canvas
  • Inflatable tender fully serviced including new steering system, battery, bilge pump and panel, navigation and anchor lights and Yahama engine serviced
  • New dinghy cushions
  • New extreme bright work canvas cover
  • Shaft spur cutters fully reconditioned
  • Galley propane stove fully serviced 2015



SOFT LANDING was initially built by a very experienced yachtsman that added many custom features not found in other Grand Banks.  These were done to make her the ultimate cruising yacht for a couple with adult children.  She has two “suites” each designed for a family of three.  Her galley up is well thought out and offers tremendous storage as does the saloon's arrangement of settees.  Her entertainment center is compact and extremely well designed offering a fold-out computer desk and drawers.  

The engine room has been detailed, the engines have been serviced and are up to date with CAT recommended maintenance. She's been waxed, varnished, cleaned and she's ready for her next owner.  This vessel is one of a kind and well thought out.



The owner's personal effects are excluded from the sale.