|Engine 1 Make & Model||Ford Lehman|
|Engine 1 Type|
|Engine 1 Fuel|
|Engine 1 Year|
|Engine 2 Make & Model||Ford Lehman|
|Engine 2 Type|
|Engine 2 Fuel||diesel|
|Engine 2 Year|
The Union Steamship Company's SS Cardena was a sturdy 226' pasenger and cargo ship that served BC coastal communities from 1923 to 1958. As a boy, with his grandfather, the previous owner of Cardena sailed on the SS Cardena a number of times, and named this GB 42 in honour of those memories.
The SS Cardena was named after Cardena Bay on the south shore of Kennedy Island, at the mouth of the Skeena River, which in turn was named after García López de Cárdenas, an early Spanish explorer of the New World.
Prior to moving to Singapore and now to Malaysia, the original Grand Banks shipyard was on Mok Cheong Street in Honk Kong. In English, Mok Cheong translates to "a factory that works on wood". In 1962 American Marine Ltd built custom wooden yachts by such high profile designers as Sparkman & Stevens, William Garden, Nat Herreshof, Ray Hunt and others. In 1963 Robert Newton's company built Spray a 36' vessel that evolved into the Grand Banks 36 Classic. Custom yacht building gave way to the production of Grand Banks 36, and soon after, the Grand Banks 42.
A total of 1,559 GB 42s were built, the first 352 of wood. GB 42 hull number 1 is reportedly still in service, now plying the waters around Sweden as a commercial dive boat.
53 years young, Cardena is hull 8 and was built in 1965 at the Hong Kong yard. Since new, Cardena has always been kept in the Vancouver area, carrying her owners in a style still popular today for its practicality and dependability.
What a wonderful opportunity to continue the legacy, and contribute to the longevity of a classic wooden Grand Banks Classic!
Cardena has been nicely cared for, and recent work includes a refit of; her foredeck, transom, bulwarks, teak decks, window frames, fuel tanks, and planking, all refit as necessary, and her engines were rebuilt, for future decades of continued reliability.
The classic tri-cabin layout features the owners' cabin aft, guest cabin forward, and living space in between.
The owner's cabin is aft of salon and down a few steps on the port side. This cabin features a large double berth to starboard with drawers underneath. The double berths in two pieces and is currently set up as two twin beds. It can be reverted back to a double (actually almost a king) berth. There are reading lights, a bureau of drawers, and a large hanging locker.
There is a private companionway up to the aft deck, and opening windows for natural light and ventilation.
The aft cabin also has its own private head, Sealand Vaccuflush toilet, shower stall, and a vanity with storage.
The forward cabin is down a few steps forward of the salon. There is a double V-berth, hanging locker, bank of drawers, and a private ensuite head with Sealand Vaccuflush toilet, shower. vanity and storage.
Flooring in the salon and aft cabin is parquet teak in very good condition.
The living space is bright, spacious and airy. This particular GB 42 features a unique layout with the aft cabin access further to starboard than others, allowing for a larger L-shaped settee aft and to starboard in the salon. As expected, the ubiquitous GB bar is to starboard and there are large opening windows and a teak door to the port side deck.
The galley is forward and to port, and is L-shaped.
The lower helm is to starboard, with a teak door for quick access to the starboard side deck. There is lots of room to organize all nav and communication equipment.
The flybridge is accessed via teak stairs with a stainless hand rail. There are bench seats facing fore and aft with storage underneath, and lots of room to lounge and entertain.
The vessel's electrical needs are supplied via a rather large 12VDC battery bank. While at dock, the 110VAC shorepower system keep the batteries charged. While away from dock, the batteries are charged via large alternators off each engine. The 110V system can also be is powered via the 3kW inverter, all controlled through breakers and switches
The engine room is spacious, with ample room to service the engines and other systems. It is also very well insulated and pleasingly quiet, with low vibrations throughout the boat. Power is via the economical and eminently dependable twin Ford Lehman 120 hp diesel engines. These engines are known for strong power through the lower end of the torque curve, perfectly suited for displacement boats, and with its external components, are very easy to service.
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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Disclaimer: 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 investigatge such details as the buyer desires validated. Price, if shown, may not include applicable state or government fees, taxes, destination charges, preparation charges, or finance charges (if applicable). Final actual sales price may vary depending on options or accessories selected. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, manufacturer revision, or withdrawal without notice.