Grand Banks


$99,000 CAD

Sidney, BC

  "Akira" has been well maintained over the years. With her strong GB build, and updates, she represents exceptional value. There was a complete engine rebuild, new fuel tanks and a re-organized engine room. There are about 1200 hours on the rebuilt engine. The interior is tidy. Full Winter Cover included.Her single diesel engine makes her even more attractive. At 8 knots, she uses only 2 gallons per hour!

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 36'
Year 1977
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 12' 8"
Engine Power 120 HP
Displacement 26,000 pounds


Fuel Tanks 206 gallon
Water Tanks 77 gallon
Holding Tanks 25 gallon

Engine 1

Make & Model Ford Lehman
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 2012
Power 120 horsepower
Hours 1200
Propeller Type 3 Blade, Bronze
Transmission Direct

"Akira" is a Grand Banks 36 Heritage Classic.  The GB 36 has long been considered a model of perfection. One of the original trawler-style boats to hit the world market. Good, practical sea boats, classic, ageless looks. Perfect for our BC coastal waters.  Safe wide side decks, open and spacious flybridge, and when inside, plenty of all around visibility and bright daylight.

Two separate staterooms, one forward with its own heads and one aft also with its own heads, separated by the main salon which has seating for eight, dinette table for four, the lower helm station and a galley.

All finishings are done to high Grand Banks standards. 

The engine room is below the main salon and for this size of a boat is remarkably spacious. Here you will find many recent upgrades giving any new owner years of reliable engine service and worry free boating.

The flybridge has seating for four but also enough room for more tables and chairs to make a full day of enjoyment in the outdoors. 

Recently hauled, new zincs, current bottom paint

Salon and Galley

The SALON is very spacious with an open layout and large windows providing wonderous 360 degree visability. The "L" shaped settee very comfortably seats four adults.

The GALLEY is forward in the salon and features generous storage and counter space.

The LOWER HELM is forward to starboard and has a direct door to the starboard side deck.

  • cast Iron sink with hot and cold water and water filter system
  • barometer and ship's clock
  • Force 10  3 burner propane stove and oven
  • Whirlpool microwave / convection oven
  • Nova Kool refridgerator and freezer NEW March 2022
  • custom 12 volt DC freezer (in aft cabin locker)
  • Electric propane solenoid, 20 lb tank
  • Ample work space with generous storage and drawers

A feature of the GB 36 Classic is the large MASTER CABIN. It has a double bed to starboard, a single to port and lots of stand up dressing room in between. There are lockers and cabinets throughout, private head, vanity, and shower room, and private access to the aft deck. New head 2020.

The GUEST CABIN is forward with a vee-berth, a large hanging locker and private guest head and shower.

Heated throughout by a Westabo Air Top 5000 diesel burning forced air furnace, 17,000 BTU

Helm Stations

"Akira" is well equipped to take you cruising safely and confidently throughout the Pacific Northwest.


  • Raytheon R20XX Radar 24 Mile Range 2000
  • Garmin 720 GPSMAP touch screen chart plotter with depth sounder and electronic charts.
  • Autohelm ST 6000 Autopilot, interfaced to chart plotter
  • Westmarine 500DSC VHF
  • UNIDEN Voyager VHF submersible hand held
  • Danforth constellation compass
  • AMP-Hour +2 Battery monitoring system
  • Full engine instruments and Morse Controls
  • Water Counter -  fresh water capacity monitor.
  • Sony XRC C 2200  am/fm/cd Stereo with 10 disc cd Changer


  • Westmarine 500DSC VHF
  • Garmin 421S GPSMAP Chart Plotter with electronic charts
  • Morse Engine Controls  Full Engine instruments 
  • compass

The 110 volt system supplied by shore power or by the generator. The house 12 volt system is supplied by 700 Amps from the deep cycle golf cart batteries. All batteries are charged by the Xantrex Smart charger or by a 100 Amp engine driven alternator.

  • 3.0 KW Onan generator
  • ProMariner charger 2021
  • 30 Amp shore power
  • 12V and 110V breaker panels
  • Dedicated engine start battery, 8D  2021
  • Dedicated generator start battery, 12V 
  • House batteries: 6 golf cart, total 700 Amp/hours 2021
  • 100 Amp main engine alternator, self regulated
  • Xantrex 700 W inverter for charging personal electronics
Deck and Hull

Her hull and superstructure are handlaid fiberglass. Below water, sanded down to  to bare fibreglass, sealed with epoxy barrier coat, then hard bottom paint followed by ablative anti fouling paint, done in 2015.  

  • McMurray 12V electric windlass
  • CQR 33 lb anchor with 280ft chain
  • Caribe RIB 9ft Tender
  • 3.5 hp Mercury outboard
  • Weaver Davit System on swim grid
  • Stainless swim ladder, fixed to swim grid
  • Teak handrails and grab rails
  • Teak swim platform
  • Bimini sun shade on stainless steel frame
  • Matching flybridge tonneau cover
  • Matching lee cloths (wind dodgers) front window and door covers
  • White sun screen front windows and doors
  • Screening (insect) main door, aft hatch, and fo'c's'le hatch
  • Full winter cover
  • Magma Cabo stainless propane BBQ with 5lb tank
Engine Room

The engine room is well ordered and clean. When the engine was out for rebuild, the fuel tanks were replaced, the room was painted, electrical wiring ordered, new lighting, etc.

The main engine is the economical and reliable Ford Lehman 120 hp diesel. Re-manufactured by Industrial Engines in 2012.  When inspected, it was said to be in "benchmark condition".  She has been maintained to that same standard since.

  • Ford Lehman 120 hp diesel - 1200 hours since rebuild
  • 7.5 knots at 1600 RPM
  • 9 knots at 2000 RPM
  • Borg Warner Velvet Drive gear, Ratio 2.1:1
  • Racor fuel filters
  • 5 gallon hot water heater, heated from engine or 110V electric
  • numerous spare parts, including a propellor

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 Vancouver: 604-687-8943 or Sidney: 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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