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Liberte

  • 51.0833'
  • 2009
  • GRAND BANKS
  • Connecticut, United States
  • $795,000

ABOUT LIBERTE

This Grand Banks Heritage Europa 47 was originally custom built with many additional features and is the "Extended Cockpit model".  This is a Sparkman & Stephens designed Grand Banks 47, with the newer hull design, which is more stable, more efficient and more pleasant to be operating and riding on. The ride is remarkable (not to be confused with the older generations of Europa's).  Many subtle design features contribute to the low trim angle and excellent visibility. Distribution of weight, shallow prop tunnels, dual chine and flared bow, increased rake of the bow and shallower forefoot all make for a comfortable ride and easy entry of the hull in rougher waters.   This model also has a 15' 9" beam (older models had 14' 9" beam) and revised keel design. 

This newer GB EU 47 is solid fiberglass below the waterline and topsides are cored with Herex® cross-linked, closed-cell foam to prevent water intrusion. All coring is vacuum bagged to optimize strength. When manufactured, the bottom received a clear layer of gel coat and 3 layers of epoxy barrier coat, which reduces the chance of osmosis. Heavy duty stringers of molded fiberglass are bonded to the hull for additional strength and rigidity. 

This model is powered by twin Cummins QSC8.3 diesels rated at 550 hp each.  Brochure speeds offered by Grand Banks are 22 kts. @ 2600 rpm and 26 kts. @ 3000 rpm.  I have personally seen these speeds to be a reality (and greater) on a sea trial, when the yacht was purchased by the current owner. The current owner normally likes to slow cruise this boat, more in tune with displacement speeds.  This is a two owner boat, first launched in May of 2011 and then purchased in May 2013 by the current owner.

The interior layout is the two stateroom model, with island queen berth forward with ensuite head for the Master.  Guest cabin has twin side by side berths with day/guest head/ shower opposite. Ergonomic designing of the interior, re-fashioned flybridge and the extended overhead,10' aft deck/cockpit make for comfortable and easy living on board.   Galley is up.  Interior is hand-crafted teak paneling of classic styling.  Visibility is excellent from all helm stations and from the seats in the salon.

This was a custom ordered GB EU 47.  It has many features that the normal boat does not have, such as:  Onan 11.5Kw generator, Marine A/C in the forward cabin and the salon, Washer & Dryer, an additional Stidd Helm seat on the flybridge, upgraded designed extended cockpit and overhang, Force propane Cooktop, Salon starboard TV cabinet with pop-up entertainment center, Flybridge wet bar and Sleipner Bow Thruster.

Boats can be lucky.  This GB Europa 47 has had two fine owners that have both taken very good care of this boat.  It shows!  Annual preventive maintenance programs have kept this yacht both, looking and running, like a new boat. 

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: GRAND BANKS
  • Category: Trawler
  • Model: Europa
  • Model Year: 2009
  • YearBuilt: 2009
  • 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: 2/4 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 51' 1" (15.57m)
  • LWL: 44' 1" (13.44m)
  • LOD: 46' 10" (14.27m)
  • Beam: 15' 9" (4.80m)
  • Min Draft: 3' 10" (1.17m)
  • Max Draft: 3' 10" (1.17m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 22 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: 2,600 RPM
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 26 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: 3,000 RPM
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 51,233 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 260 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 77 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 600 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
  • State Rooms: 2
  • 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: Cummins
  • Model: QSC8.3
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

General Description

This Grand Banks Heritage Europa 47 was originally custom built with many additional features and is the "Extended Cockpit model".  This is a Sparkman & Stephens designed Grand Banks 47, with the newer hull design, which is more stable, more efficient and more pleasant to be operating and riding on. The ride is remarkable (not to be confused with the older generations of Europa's).  Many subtle design features contribute to the low trim angle and excellent visibility. Distribution of weight, shallow prop tunnels, dual chine and flared bow, increased rake of the bow and shallower forefoot all make for a comfortable ride and easy entry of the hull in rougher waters.   This model also has a 15' 9" beam (older models had 14' 9" beam) and revised keel design. 

This newer GB EU 47 is solid fiberglass below the waterline and topsides are cored with Herex® cross-linked, closed-cell foam to prevent water intrusion. All coring is vacuum bagged to optimize strength. When manufactured, the bottom received a clear layer of gel coat and 3 layers of epoxy barrier coat, which reduces the chance of osmosis. Heavy duty stringers of molded fiberglass are bonded to the hull for additional strength and rigidity. 

This model is powered by twin Cummins QSC8.3 diesels rated at 550 hp each.  Brochure speeds offered by Grand Banks are 22 kts. @ 2600 rpm and 26 kts. @ 3000 rpm.  I have personally seen these speeds to be a reality (and greater) on a sea trial, when the yacht was purchased by the current owner. The current owner normally likes to slow cruise this boat, more in tune with displacement speeds.  This is a two owner boat, first launched in May of 2011 and then purchased in May 2013 by the current owner.

The interior layout is the two stateroom model, with island queen berth forward with ensuite head for the Master.  Guest cabin has twin side by side berths with day/guest head/ shower opposite. Ergonomic designing of the interior, re-fashioned flybridge and the extended overhead,10' aft deck/cockpit make for comfortable and easy living on board.   Galley is up.  Interior is hand-crafted teak paneling of classic styling.  Visibility is excellent from all helm stations and from the seats in the salon.

This was a custom ordered GB EU 47.  It has many features that the normal boat does not have, such as:  Onan 11.5Kw generator, Marine A/C in the forward cabin and the salon, Washer & Dryer, an additional Stidd Helm seat on the flybridge, upgraded designed extended cockpit and overhang, Force propane Cooktop, Salon starboard TV cabinet with pop-up entertainment center, Flybridge wet bar and Sleipner Bow Thruster.

Boats can be lucky.  This GB Europa 47 has had two fine owners that have both taken very good care of this boat.  It shows!  Annual preventive maintenance programs have kept this yacht both, looking and running, like a new boat. 

Accommodations & Salon

LIBERTE' sleeps 4 in two staterooms, each with an individual basin / head / shower. Additional, occasional sleeping can be accommodated in the salon.  This is a Galley up floor layout.  

The Master Stateroom is forward with an island queen walkaround bed.  The head is ensuite and has a separate shower stall.   Cabin has 3 S/S opening ports and an overhead hatch with Oceanaire screen & blackout shade.  There is a Garmin remote digital display mounted for owner to monitor wind & depth.  Hanging lockers are cedar lined.  Plenty of storage in numerous drawers and lockers.   All cabin soles throughout the boat are teak and holly, varnished. Large mirrors are wall mounted.  All cabinetry is teak paneling with a classic design and designer fabrics.  Elegantly appointed.

The Guest cabin has two twin, side by side berths.  Cabinetry and soles are the same quality of the Master Stateroom, and Salon.  The head is across the hallway and has a separate shower stall.  Companionway down from the Salon to the sleeping accommodations is wide and the stairs are easy to maneuver with good grip handrails.

SALON

The Salon, because of the headroom and excellent windows, makes this 47 seem much larger.  The satin varnished teak interior cabinetry is stunning and has been well care for. One feature that everyone enjoys while on board is the extreme visibility from both the helm station and when sitting in the salon.   The large, frameless windows are strategically placed so that everyone can enjoy the sea view at all times. There are 3 sliding, opening windows along with an electric opening centerline windshield window.  Aft of the galley, on port, is an L shaped settee which has an option to be pulled out for an occasional double berth.  The teak salon table has a holly inlay with leaves that fold out. The entire table is an adjustable hi-lo table for dining or for cocktails.  This table could be moved to the aft deck for outdoor dining if so desired. 

There are two beautiful barrel chairs that swivel, to starboard.  They are upholstered in a durable blue ultra suede material.  Between them is the entertainment section / cabinet that houses the flat screen TV.  Settee and the drapes are all a neutral beige material.   Forward of the barrel chairs is a custom cabinet that has bottle storage and opposite is a smoked glass cabinet with 3 racks for glass stemware storage.   

   Fiberglass/teak sliding door w/ phantom screen      Starboard pilot door with screen

   Chrome plated salon reading lamps                       Retractable door screens

   Indirect lighting and overhead lighting                      Several storage lockers

   Teak bar and storage cabinets                               Teak & Holly cabin varnished soles

Galley

The Galley is L shaped and up (on deck) on the port side, opposite the helm station. Visibility to the water is excellent as is the ventilation. The galley is outfitted as a gourmet galley with black granite countertops.  

   Force 10, 3 burner propane cooktop with oven and broiler

   Microwave built in, overhead of counters, alongside drop-down cabinets for dishware

   Refrigerator built in under the counter, front opening, with teak door

   Freezer built in under the helm seat, with teak trim

   Stainless steel sink with single lever faucet and sprayer

   Teak cabinetry for condiments and galley paraphernalia, tools and dry storage

   Curtains are treated with a fire retardant

Electronics

This GB EU 47 has two helm stations.  Main station is below on the starboard side, with a pilot door for access to the side decks.  The upper station is on the flybridge with redundant controls.

Lower station has a double wide Stidd helm chair that is adjustable. Varnished 28" teak wheel, Cummins electronic engine controls, Sleipmer SidePower Bow thruster controls, Trim tabs, Digital engine instrumentation, Generator controls, Wiper panel, Radio communications, Computank monitor, compass and easy access to the Electrical distribution panel.

Upper Flybridge station has two Stidd helm chairs with mate's offset to starboard. Dual controls for all functions at the upper station.

  Garmin 7215 Chart Plotters (2)                    NEW Garmin Open Array Radar, July 2016

  Garmin Wind Sensor                                   Garmin Satellite Weather Receiver

  Garmin Auto Pilot 9 HP                               Garmin AP 21, Litre pump

  Garmin 2nd AP Control, Remote for bridge   Garmin GMI 10 Display Units

  Garmin VHF 300 w/ AIS, speaker                 Garmin GHS 10 VHF remote

  Garmin 95D 22 Digital Sounder                     Garmin B260 IKW Bronz transducer

  3 Garmin GC10 Cameras w/ reverse image   Garmin GMS Port Expander

  Entertainment System, Boss Stereo AM/ FM/ CD/ DVD

Mechanical - Engine Room

Twin Cummins QSC8.3 inboard diesels, direct drive, rated at 550 Hp each.  Hours are 1618 hours logged. 

Upgraded Onan 11.5Kw, Model MDKBM EQD Series, 60 Hz Generator with Sound Shield.

Marine Air Conditioning - Forward & Salon, Reverse Cycle w/16K BTU Compressors (2),   with Air Handlers in Forward, Guest cabins and Salon.

Sleipner SidePower Bow Thruster with 8D isolated battery.

  Engine Room Blowers                                   Engine Room Lights

  Battery Charger, automatic 12V 80 Amp        Engine Room water faucet

  Battery direct bilge pumps, auto / manual      Raw water intake strainers

  Glendinning Engine Controls                          Engine Room Sound insulation

  Racor Fuel Filters / Separators                      Groco Seacocks

  Hydraulic Steering                                         Engine Oil Change System

  Propellers Nichol/Bronze Dynamically balance  Cast Bronze Rudders

  Steelhead Marine SM800R Crane w/ SS dinghy chocks

  Windlass                                                        Seagull IV Water purification system

  Washer / Dryer unit                                        Zintex S2A propane monitor/ sensor    

  Fireboy® Fire Suppression System                 Tides®  Marine Shaft Seals

  ZF® Faster Propellers -  Bronze                      Lifeline®  AGM Batteries 

Tankage

    Fuel 600 US gallons        Water  260 US gallons        Holding Tank  77 US gallons

Electrical

Electrical System on the GB EU 47 is comprised of both AC and DC systems.

AC is 120 / 240, 60 Hz, with power from the Onan 11.5 Kw (upgraded model) and shore power cable.  AC power can also be generated via the Mastervolt 2000 watt Inverter.

DC power is supplied by batteries.  (2) 4D batteries for engine starting;  (2) 8D batteries for house bank; (1) 2D battery for generator start;  (1) battery for the bow thruster.  DC power can also be generated off the main engines and generator via alternators.

All circuits are run through a Distribution Panel in the Wheel House area.  All circuits are protected with circuit breakers.  There are Vimar outlets and switches throughout the boat.

  Battery Charger  12V 80 amp             Battery disconnect switch bilge pumps

  Carbon Monoxide Detector                 Outlets protected with GFCI or ELCB protection

  Electric 20 gal. Hot water tank            Kahlenburg Air Horns

  Icemaker AC on Flybridge                  Shore Power inlet  50 Amp 

  CableMaster - Glendenning -75'         Splendide 2100 Washer Dryer Unit

  Refrigerator - Isotherm - Flybridge       Courtesy lights / Nav lights / Interior lights

Flybridge

The Flybridge area is again, very impressive.  The favorite spot on the boat for the current owner and his wife.  Two Stidd helm chairs in place; both are mounted on SS polished pedestals that adjust fore & aft and up & down.  Two large bench seats on port with bar, icemaker and storage in a cabinet between them.  Built in L shaped bench seat on starboard with a teak table. 

The helm station has a cleverly designed pop-up instrumentation panel to be used while underway, but can be stored away easily to protect it from the weather and sun. 

Custom Navy blue canvas bimini top is mounted on 1.25" polished SS tubing. Everything on the flybridge, including the Stidd chairs has custom fitted Navy blue covers.  Aft is the fold-down mast with Radar, antennas and instruments.  Aft of that is the Steelhead Crane and dinghy chocks for the AB 10VS 10' 6" inflatable, which can be launched easily by one person.

On Deck - Exterior - Cockpit

Upon boarding the new GB Heritage Europa 47, one immediately notices the extended aft deck and overhead, which enhances the yacht and its creature comforts.

Cockpit is 10' long and has ample space for dining, lounging and other outdoor activities. Whether you are dining or sitting in deck chairs, the space and the protection of the extended overhead is quite pleasant.  Another extreme feature of importance is the easy to maneuver staircase leading to the flybridge area.  (no steep ladders here).  The cockpit area has teak for its yachty appearance and for the non-skid characteristics, however the high quality teak is epoxied down and therefore no fasteners or bungs are necessary. There is good access to a large storage area below the deck hatch for sundry items needed when cruising and the flybridge stairs lift pneumatically to gain access to the engine room.   There is a aft deck shower, ACR EPIRB, Cablemaster, large SS 316 cleats and hauser ports. Off the swim step with 12 teak slats there is a swim ladder mounted. Access to the cockpit is made easy through a Transom door.  Rich teak, varnished coaming around the entire cockpit area.  The transom is teak with the name of the yacht and hailing port.  

  Windlass with remote control                            1 Quickline polished SS 60 lb. anchor

  SS Bow Pulpit and railings                                  with Ultra Flip SS swivel + 200' chain

  Double Bow rollers                                           Fresh water washdown

  Aluminum mast for radar on tabernacle             SS 316 mooring cleats and chocks

  Windshield center opening window- electric       Windshield custom cover - Sunsure

  Radar bracket                                                   Teak Navigation light boards

  Docklines and Fenders                                     Flag staff and ensign

  Self bailing anchor chain lockers                       USCG Safety Equipment 

  Required Fire extinguishers

Dinghy is a AB 10VS 10' 6" Inflatable with 9.9 Hp Honda outboard with electric start. Wichard lift sling for the Steelhead Marine SM800R crane. Custom dinghy cover.

Remarks

This Grand Banks Heritage Europa 47 is an eye catching winner.  Grand Banks has spent years perfecting this design.  Performance is exceptional.  My first sea trial had me wondering how they could have improved a great boat (the forerunner GB 46 EU) to this extent.  Carving through tight figure eights, the lean and list was minimal and the ride was soft and comfortable.  Adding in the amenities on board, and the long list of equipment inventory, complemented by the list of custom, upgraded features, this is a perfect owner operated boat for a cruising couple.   

The condition is excellent.  Truly a turn-key vessel and the only one for sale in the US.

Exclusions include personal belongings, tool kit, art work.  A detailed list will be provided before survey.

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