1983 Grand Banks 42 Classic

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Yacht Overview

Make: Grand Banks

Model: 42 Classic

Year: 1983

Length: 42′

Located In: Stuart, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8592510


The Grand Banks 42 Classic is arguably the world’s most iconic coastal cruising yacht. The legendary tri-cabin cruiser was originally launched in wood in the 1960’s. Over 1550 GB42’s of various configurations were built before the model was retired. This GB 42 Classic has been lovingly maintained and refit with most significant systems replaced including new fuel tanks, Lugger engines and Twin Disc transmissions. After some twenty years of cruising the Bahamas, this owner knows what he is talking about when he says “INDEPENDENCE is ready to cruise to the Bahamas tomorrow, she needs nothing.”

Full Specs

Boat Name



LOA: 42
Beam: 13.58 ft
Maximum Draft: 4.17 ft
Displacement: 34,000 lb


Engine Brand: Lugger
Engine Model: John Deere
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 170|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Lugger
Engine Model: John Deere
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 170|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (271 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (540 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (60 Gallon)


Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

INDEPENDENCE Specifications


Step into the Salon through the port midship door. The salon features a large L-settee and teak coffee/dining table to starboard; this settee converts to an additional berth. The galley is to port and forward across from the lower helm to starboard. Just aft of the galley on the port side is the salon's entertainment center with TV, Stereo and DVD player. 

Stairs lead down to the private master stateroom located fully aft. Upon entry, you will find a large hanging locker directly to port and a single berth just aft with storage below and aft. A queen berth is to starboard with three (3) storage drawers below. In between these two berths is a vanity/desk and set of six (6) storage drawers. The en suite head and stall shower are to starboard just forward of the queen berth. A full length mirror is on the forward bulkhead next to the stairs. Aft is a door to the exterior deck.

The VIP guest stateroom is fully forward down a few steps. This stateroom features a V-berth with insert, storage drawers below the berth, reading lamps and a spacious hanging locker to port. The VIP guest head and shower are located to starboard and accessible from this stateroom and also from the companionway. 

The Guest Stateroom is to starboard with twin berths, nightstand/cabinet, reading lamps and storage drawers.


  • Replaced fuel tanks with 1/4" aluminum
  • Replaced engines with 170hp Lugger
  • Replaced transmissions with Twin Disc Model XXX
  • Replaced shafts, bearings, stuffing boxes, exhaust hoses
  • Replaced plumbing system
  • Re-wired 12vdc system
  • Replaced fuel lines and hoses; added dual Racor filter system
  • Removed all anti-foulant, added epoxy barrier coats, applied new paint
  • Replaced three HVAC units
  • Replaced Holding Plates (refrigerator and freezer)
  • All through hull fittings replaced
  • Two new Victron inverters
  • Added Davit system for tender/outboard
  • Replaced windlass with Maxwell 3500 Windlass
  • New Spectra Newport Watermaker
  • Added Flybridge Frigibar refrig/freezer with dedicated battery bank/charging
  • New Garmin Chartplotters
  • New Garmin Radar
  • New Airmar Weather Station System
  • New Entertainment System including 4K TV
  • 6 Trojan L16 Batteries, New 2021
  • Teak decks recaulked/reconditioned
  • New electric oven
  • New Isotherm hot water heater


  • Gel-coated fiberglass exterior
  • Hand-laid fiberglass

Aft Deck/Cockpit

  • Extended Teak Swim Platform
  • Transom freshwater Washdown/Shower with retractable hose, hot/cold
  • Large Lazarette storage area
  • Lazarette hatches (hinged) rebuilt with new marine-grade plywood, epoxy sealer, and new teak decking
  • Teak Transom & Decking
  • Teak transom boarding steps
  • Ladder to flybridge, molded fiberglass
  • Rail gate
  • Scuppers, stainless steel


  • Alarm panel, engine temperature & oil pressure
  • Full Instrumentation Panel
  • Teak Steering Wheel
  • Compass
  • Teak Decking
  • Electronics locker
  • Outlets 12V DC
  • Venturi windshields
  • Rail around flybridge windshields, stainless steel
  • Safety rails, stainless steel
  • Tender, 11' Caribe w/Yamaha 25hp 2-stroke OB
  • Bimini top with 4 sided Eisenglass enclosure
  • Seats with all new cushions
  • Storage boxes under seats with teak grating
  • Canvas covers for exterior

Exterior Equipment

  • Entry gates, transom & sidedecks
  • Air horn
  • (2) Anchors, Bruce Plow & Danforth S22 as spare
  • Anchor chain locker, divided for rope & chain
  • Anchor platform, fiberglass, with pulpit & washdown
  • Bow pulpit rebuilt with solid teak
  • Anchor windlass locker, fiberglass
  • Bulwark caps, teak
  • Chocks & Cleats, stainless steel
  • Deck fills, diesel fuel & water, stainless steel
  • Decking, teak on front & sidedecks
  • Engine room vents
  • Exterior windows scraped/primed/painted
  • Flagstaff holder, bow
  • Salt water outlet, forward
  • Navigation lightboards, teak
  • Powder-coated Mast & 8’ Boom, hinged, aluminum
  • Rail gates, port & starboard
  • Safety rails on main deck, Teak
  • Skylight hatch
  • Teak Flagstaff, bow
  • Stanchions, stainless steel
  • Step plates at rail openings
  • Storage box on foredeck
  • Toe rails
  • Vents for fuel & water tanks
  • Waste pump-out deck fittings, chrome
  • Windlass, horizontal, rope/chain, three-station, 12V
  • Window frames, teak
  • Windshield, center opening
  • Windshield wipers w/washdown

Engine Room/Mechanical Equipment


  • Steering, dual station

  • Drip pans under engines
  • New Engine raw water intake strainers, Groco
  • Engine start-stop controls at gen & main VDC panel at lower helm
  • Engine room lights, 120VAC & 12VDC
  • Exhaust system, sea-water cooled
  • Fuel manifold system
  • Fire Extinguishing system with automatic and manual discharge
  • Water tanks, marine aluminum
  • Separating filters, fuel-water
  • Water/gas separator installed on gen's exhaust system
  • Raw water closed cooling system w/heat exchanger
  • Sight gauges on fuel tanks
  • Groco, Paragon 12VDC Freshwater System w/accumulator tank
  • Fresh water outlet in engine room
  • Propellers, bronze 3-blade
  • Propeller shafts, Monel
  • Rudders, fiberglass
  • Struts, bronze with bearings
  • New Seacocks on all thru-hulls below waterline
  • Bilge pumps, (1) Rule 1500 on a pump cycle counter, (1) Jabsco 1750 alarmed, (1) manually operated 12VDC sump pump switched from engine room or salon, (1) 1750 alarmed auto bilge pump (in lazarette)

Electrical Equipment

  • Northern Lights 12kW Generator; 4,000 hours as of 10 Nov 2022
  • 5kW Sea Power engine driven generator
  • (2) 8D Gel Batteries, 12V DC in fiberglass boxes
  • 4D Battery, 12V DC in fiberglass box
  • Sentry 40-amp Battery Chargers, automatic
  • Battery selector switch
  • 50-Amp 240V AC Shorepower with 110V AC Service throughout
  • MarineAir Air Conditioning with Reverse Heat
  • Main salon A/C replaced with Dometic Vector Turbo 16k BTU
  • Master stateroom A/C replaced with Webasto FCF Platinum 10k BTU
  • (2) Alternators, each engine has large 225-amp Alternator
  • Bonding system + whole boat has SSB ground plane installed
  • Cable, tinned-copper
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Circuit breakers on all circuits
  • Engine room blowers, 12V
  • Engine room lights, 12V and 120V
  • Freshwater system, pressurized, 12V
  • Generator amp and volt meters
  • Ground fault circuit interrupters
  • Holding tank with pump out, 12V
  • Indicator light, bilge pump and audio alarms
  • Indicator light, reverse polarity
  • Navigation lights, 12V
  • Shorepower inlets, AC, bow & stern
  • Spreader lights on mast, 12V
  • Water heater, 120V & plumbed into engine


  • L-Settee to starboard (converts to additional berth)
  • Teak Yacht Table, starboard
  • Straight Settee to port
  • (1) Teak Arm Chair
  • Vizio Flatscreen TV
  • Bar Cabinet, dry, teak
  • Stereo Cabinet / Bureau, port, teak
  • Wiring for stereo speakers
  • Hatches to engine room
  • Doors, port & starboard

Galley, Port

  • Grunert Sea Frost Refrigerator/Freezer
  • 12oV, under counter U-Line Icemaker
  • New electric oven
  • Exhaust blower, 12V
  • Formica Countertop
  • Sink w/single lever Faucet
  • Teak dish locker with adjustable shelves
  • Teak drawers
  • Overhead condiment locker
  • Garbage bin, fiberglass

Helm Area

  • Alarm panel, engine temperature & oil pressure
  • Instrumentation panel
  • Steering wheel with teak rim
  • Compass
  • Control panel, AC/DC
  • Teak electronics locker
  • Indicator light, reverse polarity
  • Outlets, 12V DC
  • Windshield wipers/washer, 12V


  • Full Instrumentation: tachometers, water temp, volt meters, oil pressure, engine synchronizer system, VDO gauges; analog gauges with alarm
  • New Garmin Chartplotters 

  • New Garmin Radar 

  • New Airmar Weather Station System 

  • New Entertainment System including 4K TV

Master Stateroom

  • Queen berth to starboard
  • Single Berth to port
  • Bronze reading lamps
  • Hanging lockers
  • Teak Bureau with drawers
  • Teak vanity/desk with chair
  • Mirror, full length
  • Door to cockpit

Master Head

  • New Dometic freshwater head 
  • Indicator light, holding tank
  • Teak Gratings
  • Countertop & Sink
  • Teak Towel rack
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Exhaust blower, aft head
  • Shower stall, separate, aft head
  • Shower pan with drain pump

VIP Guest Stateroom, Forward

  • V-Berth
  • Drawers under V-Berth
  • Bronze reading lamps
  • Teak Bureau
  • Hanging locker, half-size
  • Mirrors

VIP Guest Head

  • New Dometic freshwater head
  • Teak Gratings
  • Teak Towel rack
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Exhaust blower, aft head
  • Separate, aft head Shower w/pan & drain pump

Guest Stateroom

  • Twin berths, side-by-side
  • Storage drawers under berths
  • Nightstand with cabinet

Interior, throughout

  • New interior paint throughout, 2021
  • AC Outlets, GFCI
  • Teak & Formica Bulkheads
  • Teak Parquet Sole, Recently Refinished
  • Teak Grab Rails
  • Teak Gratings in Lazarette & Engine Room
  • Headliner replaced with panels throughout
  • Curtains, lined
  • Teak Valances
  • Indirect Lighting throughout, 12V
  • Numerous Hatches & Portlights for natural ventilation


  • 11' Caribe Tender w/Yamaha 25hp 2-stroke OB
  • Extensive inventory of spares (props, pumps, fans, etc.)


Owners' personal belongings.  A complete list will be provided upon request.


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.