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Polar Star is a gorgeous example of this venerable cruising classic. Inside and out, this boat exudes "pride of ownership. The interior shines with attention to detail including recent paint. The exterior gelcoat sparkles in contrast to the nicely finished brightwork. Extensive recent upgrades include new fuel and water tanks. All maintenance is up to date. If you are looking for a "ready to cruise" Grand Banks 32, look no further. Polar Star is available for viewing on our sales dock at Port Sidney Marina now.
Location Sidney, BC
Condition Used
Category Flybridge
Overall Length
Year 1977
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 11.5
Fuel Capacity 250
Engine Power 120.0
Engine 1 Make & Model Ford Lehman 2714E
Engine 1 Type Inboard
Engine 1 Fuel diesel
Engine 1 Year 1977
Elements of Polar Star

Polar Star is a charming and well-kept vessel that shows care and attention throughout.  Recently repainted in and under the V-berth and the lazarette, her storage areas and mechanical areas are as clean as the rest of the boat.   

Her interior upholstery, curtains, trim and woodwork are all above average condition.   Her engine room is spotless and well-organized with new fuel and water tanks and upgraded electrical systems.  Her exterior gelcoat is in excellent condition.  The foredeck teak has been replaced and all teak decking has been refastened and re-caulked.   The flybridge deck is fibreglass with recent Kiwi-grip non-skid paint.

Polar Star is unusual in that she is equipped with a 5 KW Northern Lights generator with only 540 hours.   Equipped with a Webasto diesel furnace, reasonable electronics and an excellent autopilot, she is ready to cruise.

Polar Star comes complete with customized manuals, operating and service instructions and detailed maintenance logs dating back to 2004.   Evidence of thorough and professional maintenance abounds.


Enter the spacious and bright salon from the hinged cockpit door in the cockpit.

  • L-shaped settee to starboard with fold-out table
  • Settee to port facing table
  • Dining table collapses to create double berth to starboard
  • Bulk storage under starboard settee
  • Custom storage drawers under port settee
  • Upper cabinet on port side with teak book shelf
  • Lower cabinet forward on starboard side withy drawers
  • Venting windows with exterior screens
  • Overhead hi/lo light plus brass LED reading light

Located forward, to port, the galley offers 360 degree visibility and features:

  • Princess 3 burner electric stove and oven
  • Refigerator (replaced in 2015)
  • Stainless steel sink with single lever hot / cold water
  • Separate faucet for filtered drinking water
  • Overhead light and venting windows
Lower Helm

The lower helm is situated forward to starboard and features:

  • Helm chair with matching recent upholstery
  • Storage under helm seat
  • 120 Volt and 12 Volt electrical panels adjacent to helm
  • Full engine instrumentation and Morse cable controls
  • Windshield wipers plus washer controls
  • Sony AM/FM/CD stereo system
  • Teak magazine rack and teak beverage holders
  • Weems and Plath clock and barometer in O/H panel

The forward stateroom is accessed down the forward companionway and includes:

  • Teak door and hatch for complete privacy
  • Forward V-berth with filler panel to create large double
  • Large hanging locker to port and storage under berth
  • Overhead hatch & teak bookshelf above V-berth
  • Carbon Monoxide alarm
  • 2 Brass LED reading lamps

The head is located forward to starboard with easy access from the master cabin.

  • Raritan manual toilet with Y-valve & holding tank
  • Vanity with stainless steel sink and hot and cold water
  • Shower controls and shower curtain
  • Teak grate floor (recently refinished)
  • Teak towel ring and mirror
  • Holding tank with deck pump out & manual overboard pump
Engines and Mechanical

The engine room and machinery space is located directly below the salon and is accessed with 4 lift-up hatches.   This clean and tidy space features:

  • Ford Lehman 120 hp. naturally-aspirated diesel engine
  • Dual Racor primary fuel filters
  • Borg Warner "Velvet Drive" gears
  • Dripless shaft seal on 1.5" stainless steel prop shaft
  • 4 blade bronze prop
  • New style exhaust down riser with water lock muffler
  • Stainless steel hot water tank
  • New Aluminum Fuel tanks and new water tank (2016)
  • Webasto diesel forced air furnace (in lazarette)
Electrical System

Polar Star features professionally-upgraded 120 Volt and 12 Volt electrical systems and panels.   Some of the features include:

  • Northern Lights 5 KW generator with 540 hours
  • Shoreline system with Galvanic Isolator
  • 50' Shorepower cord (30 Amp) with adaptors
  • Xantrex Tru-charge 40 amp battery charger
  • Rewired house and start battery systems
  • House bank:  3 - 800 CCA AGM batteries
  • Start battery:  31 Series (flooded)
  • Generator battery:  24 series (maintenance free)
  • Bonding system rewired (shaft brush wired to bonding)
Electronics and Navigation

Polar Star features a functional set of electronics and navigation aids for comfortable and safe cruising, including:


  • Danforth 4" compass
  • Raytheon R20 Raster Scan Radar
  • Garmin 240 Fish Finder / Depth Sounder
  • Rudder position indicator
  • Holder for owner's I-pad
  • Icom M502 VHF radio with DSC
  • Simrad AP21 Autopilot with cable remote


  • Ritchie 3" Compass
  • Lowrance Elite 5 GPS Chartplotter
  • Rudder position indicator
  • Icom remote Smart Mic VHF

The classic Grand Banks 32 Sedan provides a spacious flybridge area, featuring:

  • Teak ladder from cockpit
  • Fibreglass deck with Kiwi-Grip non-skid coating (2017)
  • Forward and aft seating with storage below
  • Stainless steel railings with canvas panels sides & aft
  • Stainless steel framed bimini
  • Full upper helm with with instruments and controls
  • Large storage area under helm
  • Teak drink holders and binocular holder
  • Canvas helm cover plus full flybridge canvas cover
  • Powder-coated mast and boom, hinged at deck level
  • Block and tackle for lowering mast, plus mast stand
Boat Deck

Polar Star features the classic Grand Banks 32 deck plan with a large aft cockpit and protected, full walk around side decks leading to a functional foredeck area.   Features include:

  • Teak decking, including recently replaced foredeck teak
  • Teak handrails and caprails finished in Cetol
  • Bow pulpit w/ Ideal 12 V windlass w/ 2  foot switches
  • Rocna 15 kg. anchor with 180 ft. chain + 200 ft rode
  • Side boarding step stows in cockpit
  • Two side boarding gates plus aft boarding gate
  • 8 bronze hawse holes with cleats 
  • Tan mesh window covers (screens) for exterior windows
  • Blue canvas covers for all exterior windows
  • Blue canvas covers for handrails and caprails
  • Cockpit access to lazarette, housing generator & furnace
  • Teak swimgrid with davits for dinghy
Additional Equipment Included

A partial list of the extras that are included with Polar Star:

  • 9' Livingston fibreglass dingy w/ davits on swim platform
  • Recent Honda 2.3 hp. 4 stroke outboard on swivel bracket
  • 2 Spare Danforth type anchors with chain and rode
  • Grand Banks emergency steering tiller
  • Heavy Duty anchor bridle
  • Various electrical adaptors
  • Boarding ladder
  • Lifesling rescue system plus 3 additional life rings
  • Privacy panels for front windows (in addition to covers)
  • Spare lines and fenders
  • Current safety equipment and fire extinguishers
  • 2 boathooks and full compliment of cleaning equipment
  • Full spares kit for engine, generator & misc. 
  • Full set of manuals, specifications, maintenance logs
Recent Upgrades and Major Maintenance

Polar Star has enjoyed the dedication of her current owner and three previous owners, receiving continual upgrades and regular maintenance.  Polar Star has received annual polishing and waxing and exterior brightwork maintenance, along with mechanical servicing at regular intervals, but she has received mechanical upgrades, as well.  For example in 2004, all motor mounts were replaced; engine and shaft aligned; new cutlass bearings; prop tuned; and new flex plate.   Since then, there have extensive Racor filtering upgrages; new lift pump; oil lines and a Racor bypass system.   Some of the more recent upgrades and maintenance include:

  • New water tanks and water filtration system
  • New Groco 1000 strainers and ball valve shut-offs
  • New Teak foredeck
  • Transmission rebuilt (Sept. 2013)
  • Batteries replaced (2014)
  • New Exhaust downriser
  • New aluminum fuel tanks (Sept. 2016)
  • New stainless steel supports for swimgrid (Sept. 2016)
  • New exhaust hose on main (Oct. 2016)
  • New water temp gauge on flybridge (Oct. 2016)
  • New generator stainless mixing elbow (2017)
  • Renewed signboards and running lights (2017)
  • New Kiwi-grip on flybridge deck (2017)
  • Complete raw water cooling system service (June, 2018)
  • Bottom painted & zincs replaced (Sept. 2018)
  • Replaced fuel, oil and water hoses as required (2018)
  • Teak deck seams and fittings resealed (August, 2019)


No further servicing is required on Polar Star until Spring of 2020.

A full survey, mechanical inspection and oil analysis were conducted on Polar Star in August, 2017.    Copies of the Survey, Mechanical Report and Oil Analysis are available for review.


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.

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