43' 3" (13.18m)

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FOREVER - 1980 43' 3" GRAND BANKS 42 Classic
Stamford Connecticut
$99,000 USD

The 1980 43' 3" GRAND BANKS 42 Classic FOREVER is a yacht for sale located in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.The FOREVER is a 1980 Grand Banks 42 Classic Trawler. She's powered by two FORD LEHMAN Model 2715 120 HP diesels that were rebuilt a few years ago. The FOREVER also has the optional "single large berth" for the Master Stateroom aft & with an Entertainment Center in the Salon, port side. With over 300 Grand Banks 42 Classics produced since the 1970's, it is clear that the GB 42 is .. and has been .. one of the most popular power cruising yachts ever designed & produced. All of the FOREVER's original side & bridge deck teak has been removed and the area refinished with an attractive Light Tan AWLGRIP painted finish for the nonskid surface areas. Her FORD LEHMAN engines were both completely overhauled and now have only some 800 hours logged since the work was accomplished. The yacht presents herself very well being neat & clean and with continuing updates regarding her inventory and maintenance. For clients looking for a "step aboard & go" yacht of this type, well, here she is! The Owners have decided to sell the FOREVER after enjoying the past several years since their purchase cruising the East Coast from FL to MA. Given her details and excellent price point, both interest and viewings are certainly to be encouraged. 

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LENGTH 43' 3" (13.18m)
BEAM 13' 7" (4.14m)
MX SPEED 11 Knots 13 MPH
LOCATION Stamford Connecticut United States
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Hull, Deck & Flybridge
  • WHITE Gelcoat topsides finish
  • BLACK Boot-top (note: AWLGRIP paint finish) 
  • BLUE Bottom paint
  • Protective long-run keel for running gear & rudders
  • Rub rails, full-length w/ bronze striker plates, port & starboard
  • Rub rails, secondary, amidships aft & lower on hull w/ bronze striker plates, port & starboard
  • Swim platform, teak
  • Swim ladder, folding, stainless steel (note: integral to the swim platform) 
  • Teak steps built-in to Transom for hand rail gate to Cockpit / Aft Deck access
  • Teak on Transom 
  • (2) Rudders, bronze 

The FOREVER has had all her external teak decking removed, to include the side decks, Bridge & Cockpit and redone with a Light Tan AWLGRIP finish.
  • Bow pulpit, stainless steel
  • Cap / toe rails, teak w/ stainless steel striker plates
  • Safety rails, teak w/ stanchion supports
  • (3) Gates in safety rails, amidships port & starboard & at Transom
  • Grab rails, stainless steel (note; new replacements, 2017) 
  • (8) Hawses, bronze, in bulwarks for dock lines
  • Chafe plates at hawse locations, bronze 
  • Fore deck hatch, teak-framed, opening w/ fitted Blue SUNBRELLA cover (note: for Fore Cabin) 
  • Entry door to Aft Cabin from Aft Deck / Cockpit area, Bi-Fold teak & overhead hatch & both w/ Light Tan SUNBRELLA cover
  • Large Lazarette locker in Aft Deck / Cockpit
  • Deck gear box, large (note: mounted on Aft Deck, starboard side)

The Grand Banks 42 Classic has an aluminum mast w/ boom that can be folded down for a reduced waterline height of 14' vis about 22' 7" "mast up". The Bimini Top must be folded down to achieve this reduced dimension as well. The mast was intended for use with a steadying sail but that feature was rarely employed for the GB 42's. Now it functions well as a radome mount, for flag & pennant halyards, the spreader / deck lights and so forth. 
  • Access to Flybridge via (3) steps w/ safety rails, stainless steel (note: newer steps added during time of the deck refit work) 
  • Helm Station, Upper
  • Complete engine controls & instrumentation
  • Engine Alarm Panel (note: include oil pressure, engine & gearbox temperatures)
  • Wheel steering, cable / wire
  • Teak wheel, Destroyer-type, spoked w/ stainless steel rim
  • Bridge seating cushions have upgraded Marine-grade Vinyl & DRIFAST foam cushion inserts
  • Custom covers for Bridge seating cushions and the Helm Station console area
  • Mast, aluminum w/ boom (note: mast hinged for easy lowering & raising) 
  • Venturi / spray windshield, heavy-duty PlexiGlass
  • Safety / grab rail, stainless steel
  • Air horn, single trumpet

The Grand Banks 42 Classic is produced with a high-quality teak interior that is finished with a satin varnish application. The Grand Banks yachts are rightfully renowned for the overall quality of build over the years and the FOREVER certainly adheres to that tradition. 
The FOREVER has the Factory Optional Interior layout with the double berth aft to starboard along with the desk / vanity and storage on the port side aft. There is also the Factory Optional Entertain Center to port vis the standard settee arrangement. 
  • Varnished teak interior furniture w/ satin varnish finish (note: throughout)
  • Teak Parquet soles (note: throughout) 
  • VKOOL tinted Salon windows (note: sections slide open for ventilation)
  • (2) Salon doors for side deck access, port amidships & starboard at the Lower Helm Station
  • Newer overhead vinyl liner throughout (note: w/ LED lighting)
  • Salon "L" shaped settee w/ dinette table, movable (note: to starboard)
  • Entertainment Center, port side (note: Factory Option) 
  • Salon custom-fitted carpet, newer & full-size (note: removable & installed to protect the Parquet sole)
  • Newer custom cushions & fabrics throughout, Blue Fabric 
  • Cushions, 6" foam throughout
  • Oyster White curtains for Salon
  • Cultured Marble countertops, Blue Fleck 
Lower Helm Station
  • Wheel steering w/ teak spoked wheel
  • Complete engine controls & instrumentation
  • Engine Alarm Panel (note: include oil pressure, engine & gearbox temperatures)
  • Windshield, (3) sections (note: center section opens / swings up for ventilation) 
  • (3 Windshield wipers (note: (2) drive motors replaced, 2018) 
  • (3) Covers, internal, for windshield
Fore Cabin
  • Large "V" berth w/ removable filler section
  • Hanging locker
  • Overhead hatch for ambient light & ventilation
  • (2) Opening ports 
  • Curtains for ports, Oyster White
  • Blue Fabric for cushions
  • Custom bedding, floral print blue / yellow / white
  • (2) Teak magazine / book racks (note: mounted forward on Coachroof bulkhead) 
Aft Cabin
  • Factory Option feature with the double berth offset to port & the desk / vanity located port side, aft (note: berth measures 54"w x 78"l) 
  • (6) Drawer dresser storage chest, built-in
  • (2) Hanging lockers
  • Desk / vanity w/ storage (note: located port side)
  • Teak chair for vanity / desk w/ Blue Fabric upholstery 
  • Opening portlight windows (sliding), port & starboard
  • Curtains for portlights, Oyster White
  • Custom bedding & coverlets, Blue / White pattern
  • Cushions / mattress, 6" foam
  • Custom-fitted carpet, Blue & White pattern, removable (note: protects teak Parquet sole underneath) 
  • Stairs for Aft Cabin entrance / exit to Aft Deck, (3) steps, teak, swing up / down
  • Bi-Fold doors for Aft Cabin Entrance w/ folding overhead hatch 
  • (2) Screens for Aft Cabin entrance, teak-framed 

The Grand Banks 42 Classic Galley is located in the Salon, port side amidships & forward.
  • ENO Stove, (3) burner cooktop,  propane (note: new, 2019) 
  • TRIDENT MARINE Electric remote propane gas shut-off solenoid control panel
  • Microwave oven
  • NORCOLD Refrigerator, dual voltage 12VDC / 110 VAC
  • NORCOLD Freezer, dual voltage, 12VDC & 110VAC
  • ICERETTE Icemaker
  • Pressure hot & cold water service w/ single sink, stainless steel
  • Cultured Marble countertop, Blue Fleck 
  • Exhaust blower
  • Galleyware

The Grand Banks 42 Classic has  two Heads, fore & aft. Both are ensuite to their respective Cabins.
  • (2) SEALAND (DOMETIC) VacuFlush marine toilets, electric flush (note: both new, 2018) 
  • Holding tank w/ macerator, capacity 50 USG 
  • (2) Showers w/ teak grates (note: Aft Head stall shower, all refurbished, 2017 & Fore Cabin shower w/ overhead ring & curtain ) 
  • Vanities & storage underneath w/ hot & cold pressure water service 
  • Cultured Marble sinks & countertops, Blue Fleck
  • Exhaust blower (note: for Aft Cabin Head) 

  • Fresh Water Capacity:  265 USG w/ (2) aluminum tanks
  • Hot & cold pressure water service throughout (note: hot water supply from the HW tank or via the engines)
  • Fresh water outlets at Transom & Engine Room
  • Hot Water Tank:  SEAWARD 11 USG 
  • Fresh water system
  • (2) Bilge pumps, electric / automatic
  • (1) Bilge pump, manual 
  • (2) Shower sump pumps
  • Washdown pump 
Thru-Hull Fittings
The sea-valves are bronze seacock ball valves. All have intake strainers. 
  • (2) Air conditioning raw water intakes
  • (2) Engine raw water intakes
  • (1) Generator raw water intake
  • CRUISAIRE Reverse-cycle heat & air conditioning, (2) zones (note: newer unit for the Aft Cabin) 
  • For A/C units, raw water intake w/ screen & bronze seacock (note: condensate water drains overboard) 
  • HAIER Dehumidifier (note: installed in Salon, port side by the port Salon door)
  • (8) Interior fans throughout; (4) HELLA w/ (2) for Aft Cabin & (2) Salon and (4) COMFORT w/ (2) for Fore Cabin & (1) Fore Cabin Head & (1) Aft Cabin Head 
Lighting, Interior
  • Upgraded to LED throughout (note: for flush-mounted overhead units) 
  • (3) Reading lights w/ chrome finish; (2) for Fore Cabin & (1) for Aft Cabin berth
  • (5) Overhead lights; (5) for Salon w/ (4) medium & (1) large
  • (5) Overhead lights, LED & flush-mounted w/ (3) for Aft Cabin, (2) for Aft Head
  • (2) Overhead lights @ (1) each Head
Lighting, Exterior
  • Spreader lights on mast
  • Nav lights

The FOREVER has both a 12VDC Ship's Service and 120VAC Shore Power systems.
  • (8) Batteries, 12VDC; (4) Ship's Service, (2) Engine Start, (1) Generator Start & (1) Anchor Windlass (note: new, 2017) 
  • Shore Power w/ dual 30 AH Service, (2) 30 AH 50' cords
  • Battery charger, 40 AH (note: new, 2018)
  • Selector switches, Rotary-type
  • Reverse-Polarity Indicator
  • Sound box for genset
  • Hours:  4,500 (note: approximate)
  • Fuel pump, electric
  • Muffler, water lift type, fiberglass

The Comm & Nav electronics are duplicated for both the Upper & Lower Helm Stations. The Autopilot control panels are also installed at both Helm Stations. 
  • ICOM VHF (note: at Upper Helm Station)
  • STANDARD VHF (note: at Lower Helm Station)
  • (2) GARMIN 740S Chartplotter / GPS (note: 2011)
  • (2) GARMIN 942XS Radar & Radome (note: new, 2018)
  • (2) DANFORTH Compasses
  • RAYMARINE 7002
  • RAYMARINE RayPilot 65 Remote Control unit 
  • TV, 32" in Salon
  • TV, VISIO 27" w/ DVD in Aft Cabin
  • SONY Stereo, AM / FM / CD w/ speakers throughout 
  • HP OfficeJet 4635 color printer (note: located in Aft Cabin desk area, port side) 

The FOREVER has the standard FORD LEHMAN Model 2715 diesels that are rated at 120 SHP (shaft horse power), inline (6) cylinder & fresh-water cooled. She'll cruise comfortably at 8-knots at 1800 RPM's & burn about 4.25 GPH total (note: without the generator running). 
  • Fuel Capacity: 600 USG in (2) black iron tanks
  • Sight gauges for fuel tanks
  • Engines were rebuilt, 2014 (note: approximately 600 hours since rebuild logged at time of purchase in 2017) 
  • Engine Hours:  800 (approximate since rebuild)
  • Transmissions: BORG-WARNER twin disc w/ 2.03:1 reduction gearing 
  • (2) Propellers, (3) blade 24" x 18", bronze
  • Spare set of props
  • (2) Prop shafts, stainless steel
  • (4) Struts for shafts, "P" type, bronze
  • Shaft logs, dripless-type 
  • RACOR fuel filters
  • HALON Engine Room Fire Suppression System 
  • Engine room lighting (note: both DC & AC) 
  • (2) Engine room blowers
Maintenance & Improvements
  • (2) Engine room blowers (note: both new, 2018) 
  • Oil cooler (note: 2015)
  • Cutlass bearings (note: 2015)
  • Rudder bearings (note: 2015)
  • Fuel pumps (note: 2015)
  • Engine gauges upgraded or replaced (note: 2015)

Additional Inventory
Ground Tackle
  • IDEAL Anchor windlass, electric / mechanical (note: controls mounted near unit)
  • Claw-type anchor w/ chain & nylon rode
  • DANFORTH anchor w/ chain & rode
  • Teak bow sprit w/ integral roller, stainless steel 
Canvas (Marine Blue SUNBRELLA)
  • Bimini Top w/ stainless steel frame
  • Custom side deck awnings
  • Weather cloths 
  • Bridge storage cover from Helm Station to Bridge aft
  • Hatch cover
  • Covers for Aft Cabin entrance hatch (Light Tan SUNBRELLA) 
  • Carbon Monoxide detectors 
  • Fire extinguishers 
  • USCG Gear (horn, bell, PFD's .. no flares) 
  • Emergency tiller
  • Docklines
  • Fenders
  • (8) Rod holders

The 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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Randy Altemus
Brewer Yacht Sales
333 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, Connecticut,

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Brewer Yacht Sales