40' (12.19m)

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1997 40' GRAND BANKS Cruising Yacht Eastbay 40 Sedan Annapolis Maryland United States
$265,000 USD

The 1997 40' GRAND BANKS Eastbay 40 Sedan Express Cruising Yacht BLUE HERON is a boat for sale located in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Over three decades of quality boat building by Grand Banks brought us the Eastbay line of fast and elegant Downeast cruisers.  With a modified deep-vee hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt and Associates and twin Caterpillar 375 hp engines, Grand Banks Eastbay 40 Blue Heron cruises comfortably at 20-23 knots in a variety of sea conditions.  Her layout represents the best combination of options available including the desirable down galley, island double master berth, and two single berths in the guest cabin.  The beautiful teak interior includes ample storage and comfort, as well as being upgraded with the best refrigeration available.  Grand Banks Eastbay 40 Blue Heron has been stored indoors over the winters, and carefully maintained and upgraded by the skilled craftspeople of The Oxford Yacht Agency at Dickerson Harbor. If you are looking for eye-catching beauty, comfort, and a fast and safe ride, Blue Heron delivers! Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this 1997 40' GRAND BANKS Eastbay 40 Sedan Cruising Yacht Express BLUE HERON yacht for sale in Annapolis, Maryland, USA today!

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LENGTH 40' (12.19m)
BUILT 1997
BEAM 13' 2" (4.01m)
MX SPEED 27.00 Knots
LOCATION Annapolis, Maryland, USA
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Vessel Layout


The Eastbay cockpits are deep, with teak over fiberglass deck and large lazarette lockers.  Facing aft, the transom door on the starboard side opens out to the teak swim platform.  Mounted above are custom stainless steel dinghy davits which hold the West Marine inflatable with a Torpeedo electric outboard motor.  Below the davits is a freshwater outlet, a plus hot and cold shower outlet, and a life ring.  Facing forward, there are bench seats that face aft on either side of the sliding door into the saloon. The cockpit seats are built-in, with ample storage beneath, teak decking, and cushions. On either side of the seats is the teak decked steps to the main deck. 



The side decks are wide, with stainless steel handrails along the cabin sides and stainless steel safety rails along the shear. The toe rail is well maintained varnished teak, and the hardware is of high-quality stainless steel preferred by Grand Banks. The decks are painted with Awlgrip and non-skid. There is a door to the helm station from the starboard side deck, and a door into the saloon from the port side deck.  A  Danforth anchor is mounted on the starboard cabin top, with chain and rode stowed in one of the two large foredeck lockers.  The stainless steel anchor platform has a Maxwell anchor windlass and an Ultra Stainless plow anchor.  The exterior varnish has been well maintained.



Entering the saloon through the aft sliding door, there is ample headroom. An "L" settee is to starboard, with a teak GB drop leaf table.  There is bottle storage beneath the table.  The settee has gas assisted lifting sections for easy access to the storage beneath the seating.  To port of the entry door, there is a custom teak bookcase, and along the port side, there are 2 GB chairs that one can pull up to the table and a custom teak entertainment center.  Forward of the chairs is the door to the port side deck.  Forward of the door is a chart table/breakfast bar, open to the galley below. The optional teak and holly cabin sole stretches the full length of the saloon, and below as well. The helm station is on the starboard side, forward of the settee.  The entire saloon and helm station are surrounded with large windows allowing for good visibility in all directions.  The four large side windows open for fresh air,  there are 2 overhead vents forward, plus the center windshield opens.  Air conditioning is supplied to the main cabin by one of two 16,000 BTU reverse cycle ac units.



At the helm station is the GB double helm seat with storage beneath.  The door to the starboard side deck is outboard of the helm.  This helm station was redesigned by C. Raymond Hunt and Associates for Grand Banks.  The new layout was so functional and pleasing that it became the standard for all Eastbay boats that followed.  The center windshield opens, there is an overhead vent, and windshield wipers and defrosters on all three windshields.  The following steering, controls, electronics, and navigation equipment are installed at the helm and in the overhead electronics locker:

Hynautics hydraulic steering

Glendenning engine synchronizers

Single lever throttle and shift controls

Bennett trim tab control with angle indicators

Spotlight control (2017)

Remote control for windlass

Furuno Radar

Garmin depth finder (2018)

Garmin plotter

SIMRAD autopilot (2018)

Standard Horizon hailer

Standard Horizon VHF radio (2019)

Ritchie compass



The U shaped galley is down three steps and to port.  The galley is open overhead to the saloon above.  There is ample storage all around this galley.  There is an upper cabinet and microwave oven above the Corian countertop on the aft side of the galley, with the stainless steel two drawer refrigerator below. The top-loading freezer is outboard of the fridge.  When facing the outboard end of the galley there are teak cabinets above the Corian covered icebox and storage locker.  The four-burner range/oven/broiler is in between, with a vent above the stove in a stainless steel backsplash and an opening port above.  There are upper cabinets to either side of the stove. The forward side of the galley holds the stainless steel sink in a Corian countertop, knife storage, upper cabinets, and drawers below.  A very functional galley with a lot of storage, there is even a "pantry" on the starboard side of the companionway.  Galley equipment includes:

Air-cooled 2 drawer refrigerator with stainless steel lined drawers and exterior.

Heavily insulated top-loading freezer

Microwave oven

Force 10 four-burner stove with oven and broiler

Exhaust vent

Opening port

Corian countertops

Stainless steel sink with Corian cover



Across from the galley is the guest stateroom. There is a hanging locker, four-drawer bureau, and storage beneath and behind the lower berth.  Accommodations for two were achieved by the design of a settee where the back hinges up to create a second single bunk.  The interior of this cabin also has the teak and holly cabin sole, teak joinery, dark blue Sunbrella upholstery, two opening ports, and an overhead hatch.



Forward of the galley and guest cabin, there is a shower cabin to starboard complete with sink, mirror, and storage.  The head is to port, also with sink, mirror, and storage.  Both areas have opening ports, overhead hatches, teak grating on the sole, and white Formica cabinetry with teak trim.  The head has a freshwater Sealand Vacuflush toilet.



Forward of the heads is the Owner's Stateroom, complete with an island double bed amidships. On either side of the bunk are teak "countertops" with teak airplane-style lockers above.  There is a hanging locker to port and a bureau to starboard, and four large drawers beneath the centerline berth.  The storage throughout this boat is well thought out and of high-quality teak joinery work.  There are opening ports and an overhead hatch for ventilation, and a separate 16,000 BTU air conditioning unit for the accommodations below deck.





Factory Options and Upgrades

Down Galley

4 Burner Force 10 propane stove with oven

Up to date Refrigeration: air-cooled stainless steel refrigerator with stainless steel lined drawers. (12v and 110v)

Heavily insulated top-loading freezer. (12v and 110v)

Island Double Berth in Owner's Stateroom with drawers beneath

New Fiberglass Water Tank

Sliding Door from the cockpit to Helm Deck

Double Helm Seat

Separate Shower

Blinds and Screens on (4) sliding Saloon Windows

Cockpit Awning

Propane BBQ Grill

Battery Charger/Inverter with Link 1000


Fiberglass dorade boxes with stainless steel dorade vents for helm deck

Custom stainless steel dinghy davits

Factory customized interior layout and cabinetry

Dual head with Vacuflush toilet

Teak shower bench

Teak and Holly cabin sole throughout the interior

Guest cabin with settee that converts to 2 single berths

Northern Lights 4.5kW generator

Espar 12 volt diesel furnace

Hull repainted with Awlgrip in 2012

Exterior brightwork stripped and recoated in 2012, with continued maintenance since

West Marine inflatable dinghy with Torpeedo electric outboard motor

Remote-controlled spotlight, new in 2017

Covers for teak toe rails

4-blade bronze propellers, 24.5 x 29, with Spur line cutters

Halon system in engine room

12 volt fans in helm deck, galley, and staterooms








Standard Equipment List


Hand laid fiberglass

Epoxy undercoat

Gel-coated fiberglass exterior


Twin Caterpillar 3208 TA engines with synchronizers

Manual bilge pump

Drip pans under engines

Engine raw water intake strainers with external scoops

Engine room freshwater faucet

Engine room sound insulation

Sea water-cooled exhaust system with mufflers

Flexible couplings with matching engine mounts

Fuel manifold system

Fuel tank with upper and lower automatic self-closing valves for sight gauges

Aluminum fuel tank

Freshwater outlets in engine room

Stainless steel propeller shafts (2018)

Nickel-aluminum-bronze propellers, dynamically balanced (2018)

Bronze rudders

Seacocks on thru-hull fittings

Racor fuel-water separating filters (rebuilt 2020)

Shaft logs with dripless shaft seals

Hydraulic steering

Stern gland/struts: bronze with rubber bearings

Throttle and gearshift controls


12v alternator each engine (starboard new-2019)

(3) heavy duty batteries with fiberglass boxes

Battery charger with remote meter

Battery selector switch

(3) automatic 12v bilge pumps

Bonding system

Circuit breakers

12v Engine room blowers

12v LED Engine room lights

Pressurized 12v freshwater system

Ground fault circuit interrupter

Holding tank with 12v pump-out

Lights on hardtop- (4) white

12v navigation lights

AC, 50 AMP shore power inlet

Tank gauges for fuel and water: remote 12v Centroid

TV/Phone inlet aft

Water heater (2015)

Stereo system with Bose speakers

Marine-grade tin-plated copper wiring


Kahlenberg air horn

Anchor chain locker divided for chain and rope

Stainless steel anchor roller platform

Zinc anodes

Bronze ball valves on thru-hull fittings below the waterline

Stainless steel chocks and cleats

Stainless steel deck fittings for water, fuel, and waste pump-out

Engine room vents

Flagstaff holders bow and stern

Teak flagstaffs bow and stern

Foredeck locker

Stainless steel grab rails and safety rails

Inspection deck plate for fuel tank

Non-skid paint on main deck

Aluminum instrument mast on hardtop

Heavy-duty vinyl rub rail with stainless steel insert

(2) Cockpit seats with storage boxes, molded, with cushions 

(4) Skylight hatches with screens

Varnished teak toe rail

Bennett trim tabs

Fuel and water tank vents

Vertical 12v windlass with dual station controls


Courtesy lights

Teak decking

Freeing ports

Freshwater outlet

Lazarette hatches

Stainless steel scuppers

Teak swim platform

Teak swim ladder

Hinged transom door

Hot/cold transom shower 


Alarm panel-engine temperature & oil pressure

AC/DC control panel


Overhead electronics locker

(4) sliding glass windows 

Helm seat

Bilge pump indicator lights

Rudder angle indicator

Stainless steel steering wheel with teak rim

Center opening windshield

(3) 12v windshield wipers/washers

Teak and Holly cabin sole

Teak yacht table

"L" settee


LPG control panel: 12v

Corian countertops

12v exhaust blower

Single lever stainless steel faucet

Microwave oven

12v top-loading freezer

Stainless steel sink 

Stainless steel porthole with screen

Teak and Holly cabin sole

Teak drawers and cabinets


(2) Cultured marble sinks and countertops

12v exhaust blower

Holding tank indicator light

Stainless steel porthole

Non-skid shower pan with 12v drain pump

Stainless steel towel rack


Bureau with drawers

Hanging locker with cedar lining



Stainless steel portholes with screens

Reading lamps

Teak and Holly cabin sole


Teak bureau

Storage shelf

Teak and Holly cabin sole

Storage shelf

Hanging locker


Formica bulkheads

Lined curtains

Teak grab rails

White headliner

12v halogen lighting

AC outlets

Screens on opening hatches and ports

Teak companionway steps with clear non-skid

Teak grating in the engine room and lazarettes
















Additional Equipment


(2) Marine Air 16,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning units - 1 for saloon and helm deck, 1 for below deck.



75 feet - 120v/50a power cord

Heart Inverter with Link 1000 control

Northern Lights 4.5kW generator

(3) 12v service batteries

(1) 12v 8D start battery with dedicated charger



(4) handheld fire extinguishers

Halon system in engine room

Seven PFDs

Life ring and throw cushion

Ditch bag containing a 406 EPERB, Standard Horizon submersible VHF radio with extra battery pack, Garmin handheld GPS, and an additional set of flares.






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Oxford Yacht Agency
3831 Trappe Landing Road Trappe, Maryland, 21673 USA

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