Grand Banks 42 Classic

Grand Banks 42 Classic

Longboat Key, FL, US


Grand Banks 42 Classic

Longboat Key, FL, US$99,000

“First Light” is a 1979 Grand Banks 42 Classic, #636. She’s a veteran of the Great Loop and more recently, a 4,000-mile cruise from the West Coast of Florida to New England and back. She has had many upgrades as well as all routine maintenance of systems, and is ready to go again.

If you’re looking at an older trawler and know what to look for, First Light checks the most important boxes:

  • Repowered with rebuilt 120-hp Ford Lehman diesels. Dependable workhorses with thousands of hours of life left.
  • Original teak decks professionally removed, reglassed and refinished. Old teak decks jeopardize the integrity of the deck core, are heavy and unsightly if not meticulously maintained.
  • Original mild steel fuel tanks, widely known to fail, replaced with aluminum tanks

Other upgrades include: 

  • New Raritan Lectra Scan Type 1 MSDs in both heads. (2021)
  • New AC electrical panel and associated wiring, including major DC equipment such as engine grounds, generator, and bow thruster at a cost of $30,000 plus. (2021)
  • Paint decks and flybridge. (2022)
  • Varnish transom and other exterior teak. (2022)
  • Peeled one layer of glass to remove small blisters, dried hull laminate and applied barrier coat at Yacht Solutions, Cortez, Florida. (2019)
  • Replaced two 8D house batteries. (2022)
  • Installed isolated battery for bow thruster. (2022)
  • Installed all new flybridge canvas and vinyl. (2021)


  • Customized galley with household-type refrigerator, pop-open cabinet doors, double sink and new fixtures, etc. LPG stove top and GE Profile microwave and convection oven.
  • Up-down blinds in saloon mounted inside valences.
  • New upholstery, custom berth covers, etc.
  • Custom fiberglass swim platform
  • Custom flybridge instrument box
  • Props and prop shafts replaced.
  • Crane to launch dinghy from aft cabintop 
  • New mast for electronics


Boat Name: First Light

Make: Grand Banks

Model: 42 Classic

Year: 1979

Condition: Used

Category: Power

Construction: Fiberglass



Length Overall: 12.8

Beam: 14.17 ft

Max Draft: 4.17 ft



Engines: 2

Engine #1 Specs:

Make: Ford Lehman

Model: 2715E (rebuilt engines 2012)

Fuel: diesel

Engine Power: 120|horsepower

Engine #2 Specs:

Make: Ford Lehman

Model: 2715E (rebuilt engines 2012)

Fuel: diesel

Engine Power: 120|horsepower


Fuel Tanks: 4

Fuel Tank Capacity: 100|gallon

Water Tanks: 2

Water Tank Capacity: 135|gallon

Holding Tank Capacity: 35|gallon


Boat Class: Trawlers, Motor Yachts, Aft Cabin


Ryan Miller

Phone: 401-835-0069




Entrance into the salon from either port or starboard doors, you will find the salon to be light, open and welcoming. Just inside the port door aft is a large full standing refrigerator with a food prep counter and storage cabinets. Further aft is the master stateroom. A large L shaped settee with a folding teak table is on the starboard side of the salon. Forward of the settee is a microwave cabinet with storage, starboard door and the inside helm is just forward of the door. The Guest cabin is forward of the salon.

  • Salon Headroom is 6'6"
  • Forward Cabin Headroom is 6'10"
  • Aft Cabin Headroom is 6'4"


The large salon has been painted white above the chair rail to provide a light and airy environment. The cabin sole is the classic teak parquet flooring. The headliner (insulated and replaced in 2014) is white with lights and a teak handhold the length of the salon for safety while underway. The galley is to port and the L shaped settee (new cushions 2014) with a large folding table is to starboard with the inside helm forward. Opening windows, large windshield, entry doors on both sides with screens provide a lot of natural light. All windows and doors have removable sun screens installed on the exterior. All the interior windows have custom shades that can either be pulled down or pulled up allowing privacy while maximizing the natural light.


The galley on the 42' Grand Banks is located on the port side of the salon and has been complete remodeled.

  • Large Double Stainless Steel Sink with multi spray faucet and small cutting board
  • Filtered Water System with dispenser at sink
  • Three Burner Amana Propane Stovetop
  • Splash Guard above cooktop with vent
  • Galley storage includes; 3 pullout wire baskets, under counter pullout 13 gal. trash bin, 5 pullout drawers under counter next to sinks, 2 opening doors with 2 large wire pull out baskets under cooktop for dish rack storage and pots/pans.
  • Summit Commercial Refrigerator with freezer/icemaker large stand up model - 110v via Inverter
  • Large custom cabinet with bar and or food prep space and built in under coffee maker
  • Overhead cabinet with door and shelves for cups and glasses
  • Under cabinet storage with sliding door and pull down drawer with storage for dishware
  • Under cabinet storage also includes two opening doors with storage for bottles and two pullout drawers for silverware/utensils.
  • Custom Microwave cabinet (starboard side) for GE Profile Microwave and Convection Oven with 3 drawers, one pull down door with storage and a large opening door and 2 shelves


There is large built in L-Shaped seating with an expandable dining table and built in bottle/ magazine storage below. With the table sides down there is plenty of room to move around between the table and the seating. The seat cushions are a very pretty tan tweed and were replaced in 2014. Under the starboard side of the settee are 3 drop down doors with pullout plastic bins for easy access to the storage are, no need to remove all the cushions to get to the storage areas. There is a large storage area under the "L" aft area of the settee with access from the top and a small pull down drawer at the end of the settee.

Master Stateroom:

The master stateroom offers two custom full twin size berths with 10" Sleep Number mattresses and 6 pull out drawers (3 each side) for storage. Large custom desk to accommodate a nice desk work area and storage with 3 small and 3 large under counter drawers.

  • Reading lights and fans are located above both berths
  • Large windows on each side with custom honeycomb blinds which pull up or down for privacy and natural light
  • Carpet on the sole and custom bedspreads provide a cozy feel to the area
  • Full length Mirror
  • Ensuite Head has a vanity with large built in sink, cabinets above, below and outboard of the sink provide great storage
  • Ensuite head has been painted with a porcelain type product which is very durable and looks like new!
  • Electric Jabsco toilet with Raritan Lectra Scan Type 1 MSD waste treatment

  • Stall Shower with towel rack and shower curtain
  • A/C Vent

Guest Stateroom:

The guest stateroom forward offers a v-berth (New cushions 2014), large overhead round opening port with screen.

  • Two fixed ports, port and starboard with honeycomb blinds
  • LED reading lights
  • Fan
  • Large hanging locker
  • 6 opening drawers under berth
  • Teak book shelf
  • JVC TV/DVD Combo
  • A/C Vent with control panel
  • Anchor locker access
  • Large hanging locker with sliding doors
  • Ensuite head with large vanity, built in sink, storage above and below
  • Opening port with screen
  • Electric Jabsco toilet and Raritan Lectra Scan Type 1 MSD waste treatment

Lower Helm
  • Wheel next to starboard door for easy access docking and line handling
  • Shifters and throttles, start and stop
  • Engine gauges: tachs, amps, temperatures
  • Garmin 4208 chart plotter, sonar, and radar display
  • Jensen stereo with speakers in saloon and flybridge
  • ICOM VHF Command mic
  • AC (new) and DC panels
  • Generator heat, start, stop
  • A/C panel
  • Victron inverter/charger controls (also smart phone controls)
  • Victron BMS display
  • Backup Xantrex battery charger panel
  • Fiberglass Hull and Fiberglass Decks (No Teak Decks!)

  • Custom Built Swim Platform is the entire width of the stern for easy access from either side at fixed docks.

  • Mast for Electronics - Pivots and can be lowered easily for more clearance at low bridges

  • Winch for Dinghy with Davits on both port and starboard sides of deck

  • Lofrans windlass with 40-lb stainless steel Bruce anchor and chain
  • Lightweight (Danforth type) anchor and rope/chain rode
  • Solid teak cap rail and hand rails mounted on sturdy cast aluminum stanchions
  • Gunnel at aft gate has been lowered

  • Ample side decks for easy line handling

  • Sun screens with snaps on fixed windows and opening ports

  • 4 chairs on flybridge in addition to built-in seating

  • Life jackets under seating
  • 9’6” West Marine Hypalon dinghy (2022)
  • 6-hp 4-stroke Mercury outboard motor (2022)
Flybridge Helm
  • Garmin 4210 Chartplotter, sonar, and radar display
  • Simrad AP 24 autopilot
  • Icom M-504 VHF
  • Bow thruster control
  • 4 stereo speakers
  • Seating for 10
  • Engel cooler
  • Table
  • Full canvas enclosure (2021)
  • Ford Lehman 2715E diesel engines Hours:  Port - 1160, Starboard - 1194 (7/2022)
  • Kohler 9 kW generator with 3,900 hours (7/2022)
  • Lewmar bow thruster with isolated Group 29 battery
  • 1 8D isolated engine start battery
  • 2 8D house batteries purchased May 2022
  • Air Conditioning - The Salon unit is not functioning - The unit for both staterooms is functioning
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.customContactInformation

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