Grand Banks

47 Heritage EU

$919,000 CAD

Vancouver, BC

Proud and attentive ownership resulting in a fine yacht that is in mint condition inside and out with fresh brightwork, and up to date service. Two cabin / two head layout Updated Furuno TZTs Great tender package Bow thruster Hydronic heat Winter cover

To view this vessel or for additional information, please contact David Worland, CPYB at (604) 687-8943 or (604) 787-7719 (mobile). Available seven days a week.

Location Vancouver, BC
Condition Used
Category Cruisers
Overall Length 50' 9"
Year 2008
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 15' 9"
Engine Power 1000 HP
Displacement 51,233 pounds
Displacement Half Load


Fuel Tanks 600 gallon
Water Tanks 260 gallon
Holding Tanks 77 gallon

Engine 1

Make & Model Cummins QSC 8.3
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Power 500 horsepower
Hours 1070

Engine 2

Make & Model Cummins QSC 8.3
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 2008
Power 500 horsepower
Hours 1070
Elements of Alekia

Presenting Alekia, a finely crafted and cherished 2008 Grand Banks 47 Europa. She was purchased new to a local client and after only one year, he upgraded, and the current owner acquired her. She has been properly serviced, and nicely updated. Conceived by designers and builders whose goal it was to modernize a renowned classic. Alekia offers rock-solid reliability, balanced by graceful lines and a gracious interior.

Remarkably efficient throughout her speed range, the GB 47 EU is capable of sustained cruising at over 20 knots to cover miles quickly, and quietly, when desired. The design offers the best of both worlds either as a leisurely 8 knot trawler, or as a 20+ knot sport cruiser, or somewhere in between, to suit your own cruising style. Detailed performance data can be found towards the end of this brochure.

The generous salon, cockpit, and flybridge can easily handle quite a crowd for entertaining, and the two stateroom / two head layout can comfortably accommodate four owners and guests overnight.

Quality, performance, sophistication, elegance, reliability, comfort; all synonymous with this and every legendary Grand Banks Yacht.

Throughout Alekia

The Europa design features the signature covered aft cockpit, and side decks. The salon, lower helm station and galley all on the main level, just above the water line, giving the yacht a very livable layout, an open feel, and outstanding ocean views at anchor and underway, both for the guests on board, and importantly, safe sight lines for the lower helm operator, building confidence.

Board from the dock or the tender to a solid and secure swim platform, then up two steps to the cockpit, or board to the side decks through the opening railings port and starboard.

Walk forward port and starboard to the side decks, on the same level, then up one step to the foredeck. Gently sloped stairs on the port side of the cockpit lead up to the boat deck and flybridge.

From the cockpit, enter the salon through large sliding door. Forward to port is the galley, with a thoughtful layout that offers surprisingly good storage and work spaces. The lower helm station is opposite the galley.

Between the galley and lower helm, descend four steps to the accommodations area with the guest cabin to starboard, guest and day head to port, and the huge master suite all the way forward

  • Exquisite teak cabinetry and joinery throughout with a hand-rubbed satin varnish
  • Teak and holly sole throughout the interior
  • Teak clad decks, swim platform, and flybridge
  • Vimar switches and receptacles
  • Hurricane hydronic central heat system with four zones for quiet efficient heat while at anchor away, with no need of the genset or shore power
  • The hurricane system also has a 110V heat element option, allowing use of the Hurricane with shorepower, rather than diesel fuel.
  • Separate AC electric base board heat, to run off shore power, or  enset
  • All opening windows, hatches and portlights have bug screens and privacy blinds or curtains
  • Sea-Fire carbon monoxide detectors
  • 110 VAC outlets throughout with GFCI protection
  • 3W SureCell cell booster, new 2020

Down four steps from the salon area to the accommodations area. To starboard is the guest cabin with head and shower stall opposite to port, and the master stateroom is forward, with ensuite head and shower stall. 

Master Stateroom

The owners’ cabin is forward, all finished in teak, and with a walk-around queen berth. Plenty of storage in numerous drawers, shelves and lockers, including a good-sized  cedar-lined hanging locker, and drawers under the berth.

  • Dimmable overhead lighting, courtesy lighting, and two reading lights
  • Natural light and ventilation via three opening port lights and one large opening overhead hatches, all with bug screens and shades or curtains 
  • Inner spring mattress
  • Dressing mirror

Owners Head

The spacious owners’ private head is ensuite to the stateroom, and features a sizeable shower stall.

  • Black granite vanity with under-mount sink and designer faucet
  • Storage above and beneath vanity 
  • SeaLand Vacuflush electric freshwater marine toilet
  • Opening port light and overhead hatch
  • Exhaust vent
  • Tankwatch holding tank monitor

Guest Cabin

The guest cabin is to starboard of the accommodations hallway and features two single berths, both with inner spring mattresses, and both with large storage drawers underneath.

  • More storage in cedar-lined hanging locker
  • Custom teak shelving
  • Overhead lighting, and two reading lights
  • Natural light and ventilation via an opening port light and an opening overhead hatch, both with bug screens and shades / curtains

Guest Head

Private guest head to port of the accommodations hallway, and across from the guest cabin.

  • Separate shower stall
  • Black granite vanity with under-mount sink and designer faucet
  • Teak storage lockers under vanity
  • SeaLand Vacuflush electric freshwater marine toilet
  • Opening port light
  • Exhaust vent

To port of the salon is an L-shaped settee with storage underneath. To starboard is a straight settee, in lieu of two loose teak chairs. The starboard settee conveniently lifts up in four separate sections, revealing more storage, and the two outer sections of the settee separate, and can slide out from the wall to join the dining table.

The starboard settee is flanked by teak end tables; the forward one contains the large bar cabinet and has ample glass and bottle storage.  

The centrepiece of the salon is a classic Grand Banks hi-lo teak table, with folding leaves. The table converts quite easily from a cocktail / coffee table to a dining table.

  • Sony Bravia 32” TV
  • KVH Satellite TV system, new 2017 (subscription and receiver box required for new owner)
  • Pioneer stereo
  • Opening vent in forward windshield on electric actuator
  • Hidden sliding screen door to aft deck
  • Soundown insulation in the floor
  • Overhead teak handrail

The L-shaped galley layout is elegant and functional and features sumptuous granite counter tops, an electric cooktop, and stainless steel sink. The fridge and freezer each have teak doors adding to the elegant, clean design. A remarkable amount of storage with drawers, cupboards, a slide out pantry, overhead lockers, and inventive inside corner storage racks.

  • Black granite counter tops
  • Princess Gourmet three-burner electric stove top
  • Toshiba microwave oven
  • Waeco 12VDC refrigerator (4.5 cu ft) with teak paneling
  • Waeco 12VDC freezer (2 cu ft) with teak paneling
  • Large stainless steel sink with cutting board covers
  • Opening screened window next to stove top
  • Exhaust fan
Lower Helm Station

To starboard, opposite the galley, is the lower helm station with Stidd seat, a flip up teak step, storage drawer under floor, and door to the starboard side decks.

  • Navigation and communication electronics, detailed below under that section 
  • Stidd seat finished in leather
  • Custom teak binocular holder next to helm seat
  • Electronics console wrapped in Ultra-leather
  • Cummins electronic gear / throttle controls with trolling valves
  • Cummins SmartCraft engine monitoring
  • Bow thruster control
  • Genset control and monitoring panel
  • Windlass controls
  • Trim tab controls
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Air horn control
  • Remote fire suppression system


Upper Helm Station
  • Navigation and communication electronics, detailed below under that section 
  • Cummins electronic gear / throttle controls with trolling valves
  • Cummins SmartCraft engine monitoring
  • Bow thruster control
  • Windlass controls
  • Trim tab controls
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Indicator lights for bilge pumps, engine exhaust temps, generator status, and engine room lights
  • Battery parallel switch

The flybridge is accessed via gently sloped stairs from the cockpit, through a sliding hatch. It is an eminently comfortable space for operating or entertaining or lounging at anchor.

Three seats face forward, with the operator’s Stidd helm seat on the centreline with excellent access to the helm, engine controls, and navigation equipment, a second optional Stidd seat to starboard for the mate, and a bench seat to port, with storage under.

There is an L-shaped settee aft and to starboard, wrapped around a varnished teak table, and with storage under. To port is a built-in storage locker with wet bar. This port locker is designed to fit an optional ice maker or bar fridge. Additional bench seat aft of the wet bar, again with storage under.

  • Stidd seats finished in leather
  • Navy blue sunbrella bimini, enclosed on three sides
  • Matching Navy Sunbrella covers for the settees, wet bar, table, and Stidd seats.
  • Optional stainless steel arch replaces the standard GB mast, for a cleaner, more modern look
  • Stainless arch folds down for boat house storage
  • Courtesy lighting
  • Huge storage under forward cowl


Exterior Decks

Board the boat from the dock to swim platform and through the transom door, or to the side decks with the removable side steps and opening stainless railings.

Signature Europa design with covered cockpit and covered side decks, all teak clad, and all in very good condition, with relatively minor cupping on the foredeck and foredeck hatches.

  • High bulwarks and railings for safety and security at sea
  • Opening railings port starboard and aft
  • Smartly placed stainless steel grab rails
  • Folding swim boarding ladder; stainless steel with teak treads
  • Storage in a broad and deep cockpit lazarette, a smaller cockpit locker, and three foredeck lockers
  • Ladder for cockpit lazarette
  • Courtesy lights
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Pop up cleat in swim platform
  • Salt and fresh water washdowns on the foredeck
  • Anchor platform with double bow rollers
  • Lofrans 1200 W electric windlass with two vertical capstans, deck controls, and upper and lower helm controls
  • Matching navy Sunbrella windlass cover
  • 20 kg (44 lb) stainless steel claw anchor with 91 m (300’) chain rode
  • Spare anchor
  • Extra large stainless steel cleats, accessed through beefy stainless fairleads, and set above deck level on the inside of the bulwarks, meaning no nasty toe stubbers on deck
  • Textaline window covers to front windows
  • Two folding teak chairs
  • Weber BBQ
  • Self-draining anchor locker
  • 2015 Seawind Intrigue 3.1m (10’ 2”) kayak with clear bottom viewing window
  • Bimini, flybridge seat covers, tender covers and railing covers new 2015
  • Chris Lohamn full winter cover, 2011
  • Last haul out and bottom service, April 2022
Boat Deck and Tenders

Just aft of the flybridge lounging area is the boat deck with tender, crane, hatch to cockpit, and deck space. The tender is mounted on stainless steel chocks.

The primary tender was purchased new in 2010. It is a Novurania 400 DL, featuring console steering and controls, seating for five, storage lockers, integrated fuel tank, teak clad decks, a stainless steel grab railing.

This tender cruises at 20 knots, allowing you to venture far and wide from an anchorage, really explore your surroundings, visit a town, then return to the boat and wind down at the end of the day's excursions.

  • Steelhead Marine WD 800 dinghy crane, refurbished 2019
  • Novurania 400 DL yacht tender with 50 hp Honda 4-stroke outboard
  • Tender wiring and bilge pumps replaced 2020
  • New tender battery, 2022
  • Raymarine Dragonfly 7 multi function chart plotter
  • Icom VHF radio
  • Teak steps on tender side tubes, for secure boarding

There is a near-new secondary tender included in the sale:  It is a 2021 roll up Zodiac Cadet 230 Aero with a 2021 Honda 2.3 hp outboard.  It stows neatly in the engine room.

Electronics and Navigation

The yachts’ original Raymarine system was replaced in 2016 with an all new Furuno NMEA 2000 TZT2 Time Zero Touch system.

Lower Helm

  • Two 12” Furuno TZT multi-function chartplotter screens, 2016
  • Furuno radar with NXT array, 2016
  • Furuno NAVpilot-711C autopilot control head, 2016
  • Furuno multi view instrument, 2016
  • Icom M506 VHF radio
  • Ritchie Powerdamp compass 

Upper Helm

  • Two 15” Furuno multi-function chartplotter screens, 2016
  • Furuno NAVpilot-711C autopilot control head, 2016
  • Furuno multi view instrument, 2016
  • Icom M506 VHF radio
  • Ritchie Powerdamp compass
Electrical System

AC and DC power services the vessel through circuit breaker panels with appropriate voltage and ampere gauges. 

AC power is provided by 240/120V 50Amp shore connection, by the generator set, or, for lighter loads, by a 3,000 Watt inverter, powered by the house bank of batteries. 

AC power is distributed through a circuit breaker protected panel with switches to select the AC power input; either the fore or aft shore power cable, or generator or inverter power.

DC power is distributed through circuit breaker protected panels. There are two banks of batteries; the house bank for onboard systems, and a dedicated start bank for engine and genset starting; both with dedicated charging systems.

At sea, the batteries are charged by engine or generator driven alternators and while at a dock, by the inverters and chargers via shorepower.

  • 9 kW Onan genset with 326 hours, last serviced April 2022
  • House battery bank of AGM batteries, 1,600 Amp/hours total, new 2021
  • Engine start and generator start batteries new 2016
  • 3kW / 160 Amp Mastervolt combination charger / inverter for the house systems, new 2021
  • 75 Amp Mastervolt charger for the engine batteries, new 2021
  • Mastervolt EasyView5 remote battery monitor for all banks, new 2021
  • Charging alternators off each engine and genset
  • Aft 50 Amp shore power cable on electric Glendinning retrieval system 
  • Forward 50 Amp shore power connection
  • Battery parallel switches at each helm
  • Battery isolation switches in engine room
  • Galvanic isolator with ProMariner ProSafe 1 monitor
  • Extra 50 Amp shore power cord
  • Various shorepower adapters


Engines and Mechanical Systems

The engine room is accessed via a ladder from a hatch beside the helm, or by lifting the flybridge stairway in the aft cockpit. The space is organized and thoughtfully designed with easy access to all mechanical equipment, generator, batteries. There is plenty of room for additional storage, spare parts and tools.

The twin Cummins QSC8.3 500 hp engines are turbo charged, after cooled, and are electronically controlled common rail fuel injected engines. These engines provide excellent fuel economy, and with quiet and smoke free performance.  The superb engine room insulation, soft motor mounts and a shaft saver coupler contribute to a surprisingly quiet interior salon while underway

  • Twin Cummins QSC8.3 500 hp engines with approximately 1,070 hours
  • 1,000 major engine service completed by Cummins, April 2022
  • ZF 286A gears 
  • Dual Racor 751000MAX fuel filters to each main engine with valves and fuel transfer manifold
  • Separate Racor too the genset
  • Engine block heaters
  • Capilano Teleflex hydraulic steering
  • Bennett hydraulic trim tabs
  • Tides Marine shaft seals
  • Underwater exhaust discharge with idle bypass muffler 
  • Delta-T demister engine room ventilators supplying clean air to the engines, free of mist and salt
  • Soundown engine room insulation
  • Engine room fresh water faucet
  • AC and DC engine room lighting 
  • Automatic engine room fire suppression system
  • Reverso electric oil change system
  • Whale WF-2200 20 gallon hot water tank, new 2021
  • Groco strainers
  • Each toilet has its own vacuum generator
  • 34,000 BTU Hurricane furnace with 110VAC pump, furnace refurbished 2019, and recently serviced, April 2022
  • Variety of engine spares (filters etc)
  • Waste system refurbished with new vacuum generators 2021
Performance Data

800 RPM gives 4.4 knots boat speed, using 1.3 US GPH / engine, consuming 0.7 USG/NM (combined), 766 NM range.

1,000 RPM, 5.8 knots, 2.1 GPH, 0.81 USG/NM, 666 NM

1,200 RPM, 7.8 knots, 3.5 GPH, 0.96 USG/NM, 562 NM

1,400 RPM, 9.6 knots, 5.5 GPH, 1.20 USG/NM, 451 NM

1,600 RPM, 11.4 knots, 7.8 GPH, 1.41 USG/NM, 382 NM

1,800 RPM, 13.8 knots, 10.5 GPH, 1.56 USG/NM, 347 NM

2,000 RPM, 16.4 knots, 12.9 GPH, 1.60 USG/NM, 337 NM

2,200 RPM, 19.1 knots, 16.4 GPH, 1.74 USG/NM, 310 NM

2,400 RPM, 21.9 knots, 20.9 GPH, 1.93 USG/NM, 280 NM

2,600 RPM, 24.3 knots, 26.6 GPH, 2.21 USG/NM, 244 NM


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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