Grand Banks

36 Sedan

$69,900 CAD

Vancouver, BC

Malaika is a true classic within the classic style. This Sedan model is only one of six made. Very rare, and very unique, in excellent shape, even award winning in a classic boat show. Sitting at a public dock there is no way one could even tell this hull and superstructure is wood. Any future owner can also buy the boathouse it has been in for the last several years or if not it still comes with a full canvas winter cover.  The sedan model layout is a 32 but only larger, and is the forerunner to the Europa design. 1973 was the transition year from wood to fibreglass, so this is one of the last wooden Grand Banks made.  This boat is a true jewel and must be seen to believe.  Great opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy our coast. 

To view this vessel or for additional information, please contact Bruce White, CPYB at (604) 687-8943 or (604) 220-8004 (mobile). Available seven days a week.

Location Vancouver, BC
Condition Used
Category Trawlers
Overall Length 36' 10"
Year 1973
Hull Material Wood
Hull Beam 12' 8"
Bridge Clearance 20'
Displacement 26,000 pounds
Displacement Half Load


fresh water 1 x 100 gal Aluminum
fuel 4 x 100 gal Steel
Elements of Malaika

This vessel is a standard production model, designed by Ken Smith. Her hull is a modified V, semi-displacement, with a hard chine aft. Classic Grand Banks construction, Malaika has all the fine woodworking expected of GB, inside and out, teak trim all properly finished, decks all watertight, and with a sedan you will have a spacious aft deck, cockpit, side decks and fore decks are easy to get around. Ladder to the spacious flybridge with room for extra tables and chairs or just storage for paddle boards or kayaks. The current owner has done a marvellous job of keeping this boat looking brand new. Original fuel tanks have been replaced, engines serviced regularly, bilge is dry and clean, no wood boat smell.

Stepping inside puts you into a large and open salon, galley and lower helm station, all finished with tasteful teak trim, headliner, counter space and two settees for your guests. The lower helm is well set up, great all around visibility, electronics to cruise the coast with assurance.,a side door on the starboard side. Last is the stairs forward to the one stateroom with a double bed on the starboard side, and to the heads with shower and vanity sink.

Throughout the boat there are plenty of cupboard space and storage for your personal needs. All woodwork is classic Grand Banks teak finish, all appealing to the eye and done with the utmost professionalism.

Throughout "Malaika"

Board through one of three gates, one on each side or one on the transom off the swim grid. you will Immediately notice the wide and safe decks, another Grand Banks trade mark, strong bulwarks and proper hand rails and handhold along the decks allows for safe movement outside while underway.

Large cockpit, your home on the water, enter the interior through a sliding door, once inside you see a large and spacious salon, lower helm, and galley, all bright and open with the help of windows all around, allows for all to enjoy the scenery, even on grey days

Twin settes allow for room to entertain your dock side guests. The starboard settee is also convertible into a double bed. Galley upgrades will also help in feeding all aboard. Plenty of storage in cupboards and drawers. 

Modern updates such as LED lighting contributes to plenty of light, both mood lighting or reading lights, that does not draw excessive power.


On the port side of the interior, with great counter space, and lots of storage.

  • Seaward 3 burner propane stove and oven with propane safety valve
  • Propane tank in dedicated locker, ventilated on flybridge connected by copper line
  • Adler-Barber 12V refrigeration
  • Built in ice box under settee for more storage
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Hot and cold running water
  • 10 gallon hot water tank via 110 V or engine loop
Upper and Lower Helm Stations

Upper and lower helm stations are both fitted with mechanical steering, operating through a chain and wire cable. Separate Morse throttle and shift controls for each engine, engine instrumentation including gauges for tachometer, temperatures, oil pressures, and battery voltage. The lower helm has hour gauges and ammeters for each engine.

Upper Helm

  • Lowrance LMS-525 GPS chartplotter
  • Cobra handheld VHF radio

Lower Helm

  • VMS Autopilot with remote controller, with plenty of cable to run to flybridge
  • Garmin GPS map 180
  • 5" Ritchie magnetic compass
  • Furuno 1731 radar, with closed scanner
  • Lowrance LMS52
  • Interphase Advantage Fishfinder
  • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF radio
  • 12V sound signal device
  • 3 x 12V windshield wipers (two currently without blades)
Main Deck

The aft cockpit is very versatile, with room for several chairs and a table. This is where you will probably spend a vast majority of your time. The teak decks are all in good condition, the opening to the lazarette is large for easy access to storage and the rudder posts and steering system, water tank is also located here, and there is a hot and cold shower for rinsing off after boarding from the beach. Easy steps to the swim grid for swimming or boarding the tender.

The owner has made a special way to carry his Walker Bay sailing tender: It sits on the swim grid and is pulled up by the bow to stand horizontal, and attaches to the boat with some special pieces of wood. Very unique to this boat. Both side decks leading forward are wide and protected by high bulwarks and hand rails, which lead you all the way forward. The foredeck is also in good condition, the windlass with the anchoring system is easy to deploy and retrieve. 

  •  Lofrans Horizontal anchor windlass with integrated chain pipe
  • Bruce 33 lb anchor with all chain, approx  250 ft
  • Spare Danforth in lazarette with 250' anchor line
  • 5 x 10" bronze cleats. two at stern two midships and one forward.
  • Bronze fairleads through the bulwarks
  • Fender Racks on the flybridge
  • Anchor wash hose bib lies next to the winch. 
  • Forward trunk cabin has a Perspex hatch for escape or air flow
  • Walker Bay tender with sail package, mast and performance sails
  • 2 hp Honda outboard
Electrical System

DC System 

  • Davidson 4 x 8D batteries, total approx 500 Amp/hours, provides 12V through a spark proof selector switch
  • House distribution through protected individual circuit breakers
  • All wiring is plastic coated copper wire
  • 1 Magnacharge 8 D engine start battery
  • All batteries are properly contained in covered containers in engine compartment
  • All batteries charged by 12V alternators on each engine 
  • Lewco battery charger

AC system 

  • 30 Amp shore power through main breaker and individual breaker panel switches
  • Wire is plastic coated copper and all circuit are protected by breakers
Plumbing Systems
  • Electric marine Head
  • 60 gal holding tank,  with macerator pump for discharge
  • All through hulls are cast bronze  with lever ball valve sea cocks. No visible signs of electrolysis. Head discharge, head Intake, holding tank discharge.
  • Domestic water: Aluminum tanks, 100 gallons in lazarette, distributed via plastic piping to a Sure-Flo 12V supply pump
Engines and Mechanical Systems
  • Twin Ford Lehman 27E 6 cylinder 120 hp engines, fresh water cooled
  • Velvet drive A57-71G reduction gears
  • Port engine # 3/326626, gear # 4384, ratio 2.10.1
  • Starboard engine # 3/326325, gear 2502, ratio 1.91.1
  • Engine mounts are steel with flexible bushings bolted to heavy S/S beds
  • 1 1/2" shafts 
  • 3 blade bronze propellers; Sartrboard is 24x17, and port is 24x18. The difference is to compensate for the difference in transmissions ratios
  • Original fuel tanks replaced, now with 4 welded steel tanks, approx 100 gal each placed outboard and aft of engines stacked 2 per side
  • Racor fuel filters, fed by copper fuel lines copper lines to each engine
  • Engine space is clean and bright
  • Two bilge pumps; Rule 12V DC, 2000 GPH with auto float switch, and one Whale hand pump
Miscellaneous Information

For a wooden boat this model shows no signs of any deterioration, in fact, she won a best in show at a wooden boat festival. If you like wood or have always wanted a wooden boat than this is what you need.  On top of that you are getting a Grand Banks, one of the finest builders of wooden boats ever.  A very large percentage of the wooden boats they built are still around and been enjoyed by their owners. 

  • Hull construction: 1 1/4" Philippine mahogany planks over frame of Yacal wood   frames, at 12" centres
  • Decks are marine grade plywood substrate with teak decking applied over. Decking is Thiokol sealed, evidence of proper ongoing careful maintenance
  • Cabin superstructure is fibreglass over plywood, with no lamination deficiencies
  • Wooden window frames are all hard, and retain paint, no signs of rot or softening
Boat house

The boat is currently in a private boat house in Lynnwood Marina in North Vancouver, this house is also available to buy, and moorage would be transferable. The owner would sell each separately but reality is it should go wit the boat, where it really belongs for winter protection.

  • House is 24' x 50'
  • Clearance is 19' 8" with a curtain
  • Inside space is 16' x 48'
  • The styrofoam flotation has been replaced and encased in plastic tubs to meet environmental  regulations
  • 110V power for shore cord, or lights
  • Storage shelves and bench.
  • All in All in good condition.  Buying the house would be under separate agreement, and the asking price is $75,000
  • There is no sales tax on boathouse but there will be a transfer fee paid to the marina for the purchaser to maintain the moorage

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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Call us at (604) 687-8943 or (250) 656-8909. Don't feel like talking? You can contact us using the form below.

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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