Grand Banks

49 Classic

$289,000 CAD

Sidney, BC

  This 1986 Grand Banks Classic underwent a complete renewal by Delta Marine Services in 2006. Some of the many new installations were Naiad stabilizers, dripless shaft seals, water maker, interior headliners, engine block heaters, granite counters etc.etc. See full specifications for the complete list. This vessel is fully equipped and priced to sell.

To view this vessel or for additional information, please contact Robb Butler, CPYB at (250) 656-8909 or (250) 589-6044 (mobile). Available seven days a week.

Location Sidney, BC
Condition Used
Category Trawlers
Overall Length 50' 6"
Year 1986
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 15' 5"
Engine Power 750 HP


fresh water 1 x 500 gal
fuel 1 x 1000 gal
holding 2 x GRP

Engine 1

Make & Model Caterpillar 3208 TA
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Power 375 horsepower
Hours 5500
Propeller Type 4 Blade, Bronze

Engine 2

Make & Model Caterpillar 3208 TA
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Power 375 horsepower
Hours 5500
Propeller Type 4 Blade, Bronze

Grand Banks built 125 of these 49’ Classics over the years. At 60,000 plus pounds, it is twice the volume of a GB42. Loaded with 750 hp and 1000 gal diesel tanks, it is robust, stable and powerful. The stand-up engine room makes routine checks a pleasure. The Scatra Drive units dampen down vibration. Bronze stanchions and hawse pipes etc. were chrome plated, adding a contemporary look.

In 2006 “Cabaret” underwent an extensive renewal at Delta Marine Services, the authorized Grand Banks Service Centre, and no expense was spared. The result is a thoroughly updated yacht that stands ready for comfortable, reliable, luxurious extended cruising.


The salon features original custom work by Grand Banks and later upgrades. The optional L-shaped galley, double helm seat with footrest and dutch doors either side, a salon table with wide drop leaves There is a marvellous drop down chart table overhead for course planning.

  • SIG diesel bulkhead heater
  • Overhead hand rails, and vertical hand holds at the helm seat and galley
  • Two salon doors, to either side deck
  • Bar storage at port starboard door
  • Opening windows all around, with sun screens on salmon door window
  • Lower, centre windshield opens for ventilation underway or at anchor
  • Shades on windows
  • Reading lights
  • L-settee with storage below
  • Clock, Barometer and Thermometer
  • Vimar plugs and switches


  • Clarion M475 stereo c/w ClarionDC625 CD changer (speakers throughout)
  • 20" Sharp Aquos TV
  • Power Acoustic DVD/CD/MP3 player (at the helm overhead)

The original vessel order included the L-shaped counter, overhead dish lockers, which includes a paper towel holder, extra counter lighting, and an exhaust fan. The overhead locker houses a SS microwave and includes extra cupboards for condiments. The lift up plate storage area is vast, as shown in the photos, and across there is a garbage locker. Note that there are two fridges: that facing the galley and the top loading unit. In the corner of the "L" is a second access by door on the salon side.

• Granite countertops (2006)

• Double Stainless steel sink, with single lever faucet, c/w sprayer (2006)

• Hot and cold pressure water

• Inside temperature gauges on the doors of each fridge.

• Force 10 propane stove and oven, with 2 propane tanks in a flybridge seat locker,

and galley solenoid switch

• Large built in SS lined fridge (teak locker style door)

• Top and side load fridge

  • Extensive storage


Lower Helm


  • (2021) Blus Sea Systems 110 VAC master distribution panel, DC panel,  Inverter panel , generator control panel
  • Full engine instrumentation
  • Teleflex hydraulic steering, teak wheel
  • ZF MMC electronic throttle and gear controls, c/w synchronizer
  • Naiad stabilizer control panel
  • Auto-Anchor windlass control, with chain counter
  • Bow and stern thruster controlsIndicator panel with lights to indicate bilge pumps running, genset on, engine room lights on
  • Remote control for thrusters
  • Horn button
  • Instrument light switch, with intensity control
  • Bennet trim tab control, with level indicators
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Windlass main control switch and Davit main control switch
  • Manual release for engine room fire suppression system
  • Speaker volume controls
  • Three pantographic wipers with intermittent speed control and auto park feature
  • Defrost fans
  • Windshield washer control
  • Overhead light switches, including red night light control


  • Teleflex hydraulic steering with wheel
  • ZF MMC electronic throttle and gear controls, with synchronizer
  • Full engine instrumentation, horn button, engine start and stop, AC and DC power points
  • Auto anchor windlass control with chain counter
  • Bow and stern thruster controls
  • Trim tab controls with level indicator
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Naiad stabilizer control
  • Clarion stereo remote control
  • Acrylic canvas full bridge enclosure with removable panes
  • Custom S/S radar arch c/w deck lights
  • 2 x Sea-Tel satellite receivers on arch (requires subscription)
  • Custom dash set nav instruments up at a proper viewing angle
  • Glass faced locker in bridge cowl provides storage for cruise guides, charts, binoculars etc.
  • Storage deck box with teak lid
  • Life sling system
  • Klegenber horn trumpet
  • Steps lead down to the bridge deck, and to the side deck
  • 12 VDC crane powered with 1200 lb motor
  • SS fender holders for 4 large fenders
Main Deck and Hull

Main and flybridge decks are teak clad fibreglass. The decking was removed and replaced as part of the 2006 Renewal, as a preventative measure. The hull is solid hand laid fibreglass, a hard chine, semi-displacement form with a long full foam filled and sacrificial keel, providing excellent prop protection.

Note as follows:

  • Naiad stabilizers with oversize 7.5 sq ft. fins (an upgrade in 2006)
  • Side Power bow and stern thrusters with wireless remote
  • Twin 4 blade props, with two spare props in the lazarette
  • 60lb CQR c/w 170' x 3/8" chain with bitter end attached by 6' of rode.
  • Spare anchor rode is located in anchor locker ready to deploy. Spare anchors include 60 lb. CQR and 35 lb Danforth stern anchor
  • Ideal reversible 12V windlass capstan and wildcat (re-built 2023)and Auto-Anchor windlass controls and cable counters installed in the wheelhouse and command bridge.
  • Extended teak slat boarding platform with swimming ladder and ladder to aft deck
  • Teak handrails on main deck and s/s safety railings elsewhere
  • Salt water wash down forward. Fresh water outlets forward
  • Nick Jackson transom davits for inflatable
  • Caribe CL13 RIB with seating and centre consul wheel and controls, c/w 40hp Honda four stroke outboard. There is a start battery and a Hummingbird depth sounder.
  • Small 12VDC warping winch on side deck
  • Note: chrome plated bronze stanchions and hawse pipes adding a contemporary look
  • Kuuma bbq
  • The vessel is Canadian Coast Guard small vessel safety equipped
Electronics and Navigation

The electronics were laid out in 2006 and upgraded in 2009, with a view to safety and redundancy. The gear was and remains solid top drawer brand name equipment, professionally installed. The systems make sense, are all at hand, and provide a complete picture of vessel position and progress. Interfaces are complete for GPS/VHF/Chart plotter/radar/pilot.

  • 6" Danforth magnetic compasses (each helm)
  • ComNav autopilot at lower helm, and wired remote at flybridge helm. The lower helm also features a wired remote so the helmsman can sit back in the helm seat, holding the pilot for quick course changes.
  • The Furuno screens at either helm can display radar, chart plotter, video depth display, and various reading of course, course over ground, depth, etc.
  • Furuno 48" open array radar, 48 mile range
  • Furuno sounder unit, feeds both displays
  • Furuno RD-30 depth sounder, redundant sounder unit display at lower helm
  • Uniden UM525 VHF radio with DCS, fybridge
  • Uniden ES UM525 VHS at lower helm, with DCS
  • Furuno NavNet C-Map NT Max VX2 chart plotter, one each helm
  • Furuno GP32 WAAS GPS
  • Intercom connect the two helms
  • AIS transceiver linked to Furuno network
  • 6" Danforth compass
Electrical System

The electrical system from Grand Banks is robust, well designed and executed - a standard of the industry.

Cabaret was re-wired in 2021 with new Blue Seas master distribution panel breaker panels for DC, AC, Inverter.

AC power is provided by shore connection, by an onboard diesel fired generator and by a powerful inverter. DC power is provided by battery banks - a house bank, start banks, generator start bank which in turn are charged by the charge side of the inverter (with back up battery charger in case of inverter failure) and alternators on the engines.

  • Westerbeke 20 kw diesel generator (2229 hrs) in a sound insulated chamber aft in the engine room, fresh water cooled 
  • New batteries installed 2021
  • 6 x 6 VDC 360 amp/hr
  • 12V 4D generator cranking battery
  • 12V 8D port engine cranking battery
  • 12V 8D starboard engine cranking battery
  • 30 amp shore power service to electrical panel c/w circuit breakers and night light
  • Several shore power cords on board to adapt to different available outlets
  • 2021 Xantrex 3000 Watt continuous inverter/ with 6000 watt surge rating and 15- ADC charger mode
  • Engine bank battery charger 
  • Bonding system c/w sacrificial zinc anodes and corrosion monitor
  • 100A galvanic isolator
  • Air Conditioning 1 x 12,000 BTU, 2 x 16,000 BTU reverse cycle
  • Block heaters
  • Central Vacuum system
Engine Room and Mechanical

The stand-up machinery space is well ordered, with excellent access to components. 

Twin 3208 TA 375 hp diesels. Hour meters replaced 2021. Approx 5,500 hours.

ZF Electronic shifters with engine synchronizer

The vessel cruises at about 9.5 knots at 1800 rpm and burns about 10 US gph at that speed. She tops out at about 12.5 knots at 2,600 rpm

  • New exhaust manifolds x 2 (2011)
  • Dual Racor fuel filters for mains c/w vacuum gauge
  • Lube oil change electric pump system
  • Scatra thrust vibration reduction system (this unit interrupts the prop thrust that drives the vessel at the shaft, and through a large bearing puts it directly into the hull allowing for the use of vibration damping soft motor mounts and a reduction of the the critical alignment of the engine and shafting)
  • 2" S/S shaft, 2 piece c/w shaft brushes for bonding
  • Dripless shaft seals
  • Twin disc MG507 gears
  • Stone 30x27 4 blade props 
  • Westerbeke 20 kw diesel generator (2229 hrs) c/w external Racor filter
  • Bilge pumps, Rule 3500 gph automatic in forward sump, Rule 2000 gph in engine room. Manual Whale Pump set high, with pump control lever accessed from salon.
  • A fresh water connection is provided at the raw water intakes of the main and generator engines providing for a fresh water flush. 
  • Torrid hot water tank, AC heated
  • HRO Seafari water maker c/w oil water separator filter and commercial pre filter. 
  • Diesel fired Espar D8 furnace, hot air system with thermostat
  • Fridge compressors are air and raw water cooled units, providing efficient heat extraction even when the engine room is hot.
  • Marine Air compressors (three units) for reverse cycle air conditioning system
  • Auto In Control Systems fire suppression tank
  • Fuel manifold
  • Groco Bronze through hulls, valves and glass and bronze sea strainers
  • Teak work bench with locking drawer at entrance to genset "room" and sink, with hot and cold pressure water with storage locker at forward end of engine room
  • Side power emergency shut off switches for thrusters
  • NuTone vacuum cleaner canister
  • Engine room extraction fans, lighting, sight gauges, engine start, stop and instruments
2006 Renewal by Delta Marine Services

In 2006, new owners acquired Cabaret, and they commissioned comprehensive updates to be completed at the Delta Marine Services, the Authorized Service Centre for Grand Banks.

Systems were either added, refurbished, or replaced. The objective was two-fold; to update the vessel to as near-new as can be accomplished, and to add significant options normally found on larger voyaging yachts.

The result is that Cabaret is an incredibly reliable, and luxurious yacht, capable of confident and comfortable extended cruising.

  • Exterior fiberglass surfaces wet sanded and polished to a high gloss. Blemishes filled and repaired.
  • Installed hull spray rails
  • Removed all exterior stainless steel fittings, clean polish to mirror finish or replace as required
  • Acid cleaned and sand blasted all exterior bronze and chrome finish all exterior bronze fittings. Use all new fasteners (same as original)
  • Boot stripe repainted, bridge repainted
  • Exterior teak decks replaced - installed to Grand Banks standard with 1/2" edge grain teak
  • Re-varnished exterior and interior surfaces of both salon doors
  • Removed boat deck pole davit, check operation, repaired sand blasted and powder coat white finish
  • All interior fittings removed, bronze fittings triple chromed, stainless steel fittings and railings polished, bronze rub strakes replaced with stainless steel. Davits and air intake grilles powder coated.
  • Window glass polished, track felts renewed, small port lights refinished and re-painted all exterior window frames
  • Removed swim grid from boat repair loose glue joints and refinish to new condition
  • Replace wiper motors and arms new Exalto motors and arms
  • Underwater through-hull fittings renewed, sea valves completely serviced, valves fitted to all discharges at waterline amidships, replace all hoses to thru hulls
  • Removed windlass, replace chain with 3/8 triple B, new gypsy, clean chain locker to new condition, treat first 100' with L.P.S. inhibitor and replace wash down spigots, installed dual chain station chain counters
  • Recondition aft lazarette, re-paint and re-gel coat all surfaces, clean and service steering system (removed rust and repaint), service rudder glands, checked all quadrant links and lock fasteners, upgraded wiring, ensured proper bonding, replaced exhaust hose clamps and checked condition of exhaust hose
  • Installed new force 10 three burner propane stove
  • New hot water tank
  • Re and re air conditioning units and refrigerator/freezer, replace coolant, replaced hoses.
  • New window coverings, seat covers and free standing chairs.
  • New S/sinks - galley both heads, new fixtures,
  • Granite counter tops galley and heads
  • Propellers and shafts balanced and trued, cutlass bearings renewed, 
  • Scatra drive saver system overhauled
  • New engine mounts fitted, 
  • Main engine exhaust hoses, couplings and clamps renewed
  • All main engine and generator accessories serviced or replaced: new silicone hoses and clamps, injectors, water pumps, etc. Turbochargers deemed serviceable.
  • Machinery painted. Fuel hoses replaced with USCG A1 hi-pressure flex lines. Fresh water flush systems upgraded. Heat exchangers and oil coolers serviced
  • Polished fuel tanks and improved fuel tank sight gauge system, flushed water tanks, installed tank tender systems
  • Extensive rewiring including switches, battery cables, battery switches, hi amp fuse or inverter/house.
  • Bonding system refurbished
  • All new navigation electronics with interfaces. (Comnav autopilot, new ICOM dual station VHF, Dual station Nav Net radar systems new antennas, depth sounders, cordless intercom system
  • Install shore internet system and satellite TV system
  • Service Espar and Dickenson
  • All pumps onboard replaced: water, sanitation, bilge, wash down, air conditioning, fuel for heater.
  • New dripless shaft seals
  • New Naiad stabilizer system
  • Water maker added
  • New interior headliners with new halogen lighting
  • Interior varnish redone (walls, trim, fiddles and floors) refinish painted surfaces in forward and aft cabins
  • Anchor windlass, tender motors refurbished
  • New shore power inlets
  • Salon helm console added for electronics
  • New engine block heaters

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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