Grand Banks


$169,000 CAD

Sidney, BC

Island Drifter is one of the finest examples of the legendary Grand Banks 32 series.   Built in the last year of regular production, she boasts the latest refinements developed on this coveted cruiser.  More importantly, her condition reflects the fact that she has been boathouse kept since new.  Her gelcoat and brightwork sparkle and her interior indicates true pride of ownership.   Island Dreamer features a bow thruster, hydronic heat, extensive electronics and a rebuilt Lehman diesel engine.   She features soft engine mounts and shaft coupler, along with extensive acoustic insulation throughout the engine room, making Island Drifter the quietest GB 32 ever.   
Location Sidney, BC
Condition Used
Category Flybridge
Overall Length 32' 6"
Year 1988
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 11' 6"
Fuel Capacity 250 gallons
Engine Power 135 HP
Displacement 17,000 pounds

Engine 1

Make & Model Ford Lehman 2725F
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 1988
Power 135 horsepower
Hours 2908
Propeller Type 4 Blade, Bronze
Transmission Direct

Upon entering the hinged door in the cockpit, you will step into the salon with a settee to port and an L-shaped settee to starboard.   Forward to port is the classic Grand Banks galley. Opposite, to starboard, is the helm.   Forward from here is the companionway to the owner's cabin and head. 

Owner's Cabin

A companionway door and hatch offer complete privacy in the owner's cabin.   Features include:

  • V-Berth with 6 drawers built in
  • Large hanging locker to port with 2 louvered teak doors
  • Teak parquet flooring and teak trim throughout
  • Overhead hatch with screen
  • Venting windows on both sides
  • Overhead lights plus two LED reading lights
  • Heat controls for cabin and head

Accessed from the master cabin to starboard, the head features the following:

  • Fibreglass vanity with sink and storage
  • Jabsco manual toilet
  • Separate shower area with curtain
  • Large mirror over vanity

The salon is entered from the cockpit and offers 360 degree views with plenty of space for dining or entertaining.   Features include:

  • L-shaped settee to starboard with storage below
  • Traditional GB teak table with folding leaves and storage
  • Portside settee with storage below
  • Portside settee pulls out to form double berth
  • Parquet sole, teak cabinets, trim and valances
  • Overhead lights plus stainless LED reading lamp
  • Opening windows for ventilation all around
  • Hatches in sole offer access to engine & tank room
  • Vertical cabinet at fwd end of stbd settee with 4 drawers
  • Curtains for all windows behind teak valances

The galley is located forward of the salon on the port side.   It is bright, airy and efficient with the following features:

  • Stainless steel sink with hot / cold pressure water
  • 3 burner Princess propane stove with oven
  • Xantrex propane solenoid control with detector
  • Counter top hinges to cover stove
  • 12 VDC galley fan
  • GB stainless steel fridge (newer cold plate & compressor)
  • Vertical teak cabinet above counter plus lower cabinets
  • Overhead lighting
  • Venting window
Lower Helm

Lower helm is located forward of the salon on the starboard side and features:

  • Upholstered helm seat with storage below
  • Traditional GB bar cabinet located adjacent to helm
  • Cabinet above bar houses a depth sounder & VHF radio
  • Electrical panel is located adjacent to helm
  • Custom teak steering wheel
  • Full instrumentation including fuel gauge
  • Morse engine controls, bow thruster & windlass controls
  • Full array of warning lights for engine to starboard
  • Three windshield wipers with washers
  • 2 - 12 volt windshield defrost fans

The spacious aft deck is the signature appealing characteristic of the GB32.   This space is surrounded by waist-high teak rails, securely attached to the cockpit coaming.   This outdoor living area is on the same level as the salon, galley and lower helm.   One step up on either side to the full walk-around decks.   Features of this area include:

  • Teak decks in very good condition
  • Teak ladder to flybridge
  • Large cockpit hatches access the lazarette below
  • Access to long storage beneath side decks on both sides
  • Hinged teak rails provide dock access from both sides
  • Hinged rail & transom door provide access to swim grid
  • Custom hinged cockpit table stows away when not in use
  • Full bimini on stainless steel frame provides shelter
  • Hot and cold shower system
  • Freshwater washdown
Hull and Deck

The Grand Banks 32 is designed for safe movement about the outside decks with wide walkways on either side of the cabin, leading from the secure cockpit to the secure foredeck.   The robust mooring cleats, hawse holes and stanchions provide a rugged, durable and functional working deck area.   Features include:

  • Semi-displacement hull design with hard chines
  • Full keel design for excellent tracking
  • Stainless steel railings along cabin sides and trunk cabin
  • Solid teak rail at hip-height surrounds entire deck
  • Handrail supported by stainless steel stanchions
  • Fibreglass anchor platform with teak trim
  • Maxwell 12V vertical windlass with foot controls
  • Remote windlass controls at both helm stations
  • 20 kg. Bruce anchor with 250' of 5/16" G4 chain
  • Proper anchor lock on platform
  • Washdown spigot at anchor platform
  • Teak swimgrid access through transom gate
  • Seawise manual davit system
  • Avon 9' RIB with 2013 Yamaha 9.9 outboard

Up the ladder from the cockpit, one reaches the flybridge area offering tremendous additional outdoor living space.   A fully-featured second helm allows you to enjoy the view while underway on those beautiful summer days.   An abundance of seating allows family and friends to enjoy the view while underway or at anchor.   Some features include:

  • Fore and aft facing sets with storage below 
  • Forward storage under helm area
  • Propane locker includes 2 - 10lb. propane tanks
  • Full bimini plus wrap around canvas side panels
  • Teak decking in very good condition
  • Aluminum mast folds to permit boathouse storage
  • Upper helm features full instrumentation and controls
  • Bow thruster and windlass controls
  • Full array of engine warning lights
  • Stereo remote control plus stereo speakers
  • Large storage box aft for bulk storage
Engines and Mechanical

The Lehman 135 hp engine was completely rebuilt by Philbrooks Boatyard in late 2011 at 2450 hours following an engine overheating event.   While total hours are currently 2,908, the engine has only 460 hours since the rebuild.

Extensive work has been completed to make this the quietest Grand Banks 32 ever.   The engine mounts have been changed to "soft" mounts and the transmission is joined to the shaft using a "soft" coupler, virtually eliminating the typical engine vibrations in the boat.   The engine room has been treated to extra "Sound Down" insulation throughout.   The floor hatches have been treated with sound-proofing gaskets and even the water separator muffler has been treated with accoustic insulation.

Features include:

  • Ford Lehman (135 hp) engine (460 hours since rebuild)
  • Borg Warner gears with 2.5:1 reduction
  • 4 blade bronze prop and stainless steel shaft
  • 12 volt bow thruster with controls at both helms
  • Comnav Autopilot with controls at both helms
  • Maxwell windlass with controls at both helms
  • Hurricane hydronic furnace system 
  • Heat outlets in each cabin with separate controls
  • Hurricane hydronic hot water on-demand system
  • Fresh water system with Jabsco pump and accumulator
  • Manual Jabsco toilet with 30 gallon holding tank
  • Macerator and deck pump out system


Electrical System

110 Volt AC and 12 Volt DC electrical panel is located adjacent to the lower helm position.   Electrical equipment includes:

  • 30 amp shoreline system with inlets fore and aft.
  • 50 foot 30 amp shoreline cord
  • Victron 2500 watt inverter / 120 amp 3 stage charger
  • 110 volt outlets throughout incl. lazzarette & engine room
  • Start batteries:  2 - 6 Volt (May, 2019)
  • House batteries:  6 each 6 volt (May, 2019) 
  • Phoenix battery charge controller (OH at helm)
  • Xantrex Link battery monitor
  • Propane remote control and detector
  • Clarion AM/FM/ CD stereo - speakers in salon & flybridge
  • KVH  M3 satellite TV dome
  • Toshiba 24" television
Electronics and Navigation

Island Drifter is well equipped in terms of instrumentation and navigation equipment.   The list of equipment includes:


  • Danforth 4" Compass
  • Simpson Navionic computer chartplotter
  • Furuno 1751 radar with open array antenna
  • Raymarine 60 Series depth instrument
  • Comnav Autopilot controls
  • Furuno LS-4100 Echo Sounder
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio
  • Icom M55 VHF radio


  • Danforth 4" compass
  • Standard Horizon CP3001 chart plotter
  • I-Pad with charts inside sliding door
  • Raymarine 60 Series Depth instrument
  • Rudder position indicator
  • Comnav autopilot controls
Additional Included Equipment

Though possibly mentioned elsewhere in this document, the following is a list of equipment included with this vessel:

  • Avon 280 (9') aluminum RIB
  • Yamaha 9.9 hp. outboard (2013)
  • Canvas rail covers
  • Canvas covers for exterior windows

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.


All personal property is excluded unless specifically identified and included in the sale agreement and listing specifications. Personal property refers to all items not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, furnishings, and recreational or entertainment items. Advertisements, marketing materials, and/or other photography may depict the vessel with personal property, however, such personal property is excluded unless otherwise specifically included as provided herein.

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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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