Grand Banks

Classic 42

$118,500 CAD

Vancouver, BC

Tahini is not just a yacht -- she's a treasured family member. This gorgeous trawler has been continuously owned by the same family since it first splashed in 1973 and has provided four generations of enjoyment for its owners. In return they have maintained this vessel rigorously and with great love and care.   From 1965 to 2005, more than 1,500 Grand Banks 42s were built, and Grand Banks established itself as the gold standard for pleasure trawlers. Hull #1 is reportedly still in service as a commercial dive boat in Sweden, a testament to the longevity of these ships. Tahini is hull number 312, one of the final wooden hulls produced, and a stellar example of this classic yacht.   Kept in a boathouse in the RVYC for its entire life, you simply won't find a finer example of a yacht that has proven itself perfectly suited for cruising the West Coast. Don't miss this opportunity to become part of the longevity and history of Tahini -- she's just getting started!    Easy to view in downtown Vancouver

To view this vessel or for additional information, please contact Steve Galloway at (604) 687-8943 or (604) 351-1439 (mobile). Available seven days a week.

Location Vancouver, BC
Condition Used
Category Trawlers
Overall Length 43' 3"
Year 1973
Hull Material Wood
Hull Beam 13' 11"
Engine Power 240 HP


fresh water 1 x 260 gal
fuel 4 x 120 gal
holding 1 x 50 gal

Engine 1

Make & Model Ford Lehman 2714E
Type Inboard
Year 1973
Power 120 horsepower
Hours 3655
Propeller Type 3 Blade, Bronze

Engine 2

Make & Model Ford Lehman 2714E
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 1973
Power 120 horsepower
Hours 3650
Propeller Type 3 Blade, Bronze
Elements of Tahini

Tahini is a classic yacht that exudes elegance and style, with sleek lines and beautiful woodwork that make her a head-turner on the water and the talk of any dock.


Recent work completed includes installation of a new Cummins 7.5 generator, Webasto diesel furnace, and Atwood hot water tank. The paint and brightwork are in immaculate condition, and the hull is sound and rot-free.


The interior teak and furnishings are in good condition, and an additional custom fridge has been added under the settee aft of the salon bar.


Tahini is ready to cruise tomorrow -- all she needs is you to take her out and enjoy her!


The 42 Grand Banks Classic Trawler is a traditional Tri-Cabin layout, with aft master cabin, forward guest accommodations, and spacious salon and galley in between.

You may board this vessel through two side gates or from the swim grid through a transom gate. The teak side decks are wide and secure with bronze stanchions and teak rails at a generous and safe height, and there are handholds located throughout. Inside the boat, there are doors on each side that lead to the main salon, which serves as the ship's heart. The starboard forward area of the salon contains the lower helm, while the port side forward has the galley. A built-in dinette table and seating can be found to the aft starboard, while additional counter space and storage is located to the port.


The guest stateroom is located forward and down, featuring a large V-berth, a forward head with a vanity sink, head, and shower, and ample storage in the form of drawers and a hanging cupboard. The master stateroom, located aft and down from the main salon, has double berths and numerous drawers. The forward starboard area of the master stateroom contains the head with a vanity sink and tub and shower stall, while a large closet can be found to the port.


The engine room is situated under the main salon and can be accessed through a door located under the stairs in the forward stateroom or a hatch in the middle of the salon. This well-lit room provides easy access to all corners and houses all ship systems.


The flybridge features two back-to-back banks of seats with storage underneath, a full helm station for sunny day cruising, and extra space for folding chairs and tables during happy hour.

Salon and Galley
  • Starboard L-shaped settee with storage underneath
  • 12 v. Danby fridge/freezer
  • Additional refrigerator/freezer in the starboard bench
  • Compressor for fridge/freezer under bench
  • Multiple life vests under bench
  • Satellite radio/CD/Bluetooth, subwoofer, 4 new speakers
  • New windshield wiper motors, wiper arms and blades
  • Large stainless sink
  • Ample storage and counter space
  • Teak cabinetry throughout
  • Teak parquet floors
  • Two opening side doors
  • Five opening windows
  • Soft head liner
  • Curtains on all side windows
  • Brass clock and barometer 

Aft Cabin

  • 2 large double berths
  • Thermostat for furnace
  • teak cabinet with drawers
  • hanging locker
  • head with separate shower stall and tub
  • vanity and storage
  • remote speakers
  • additional icebox

Forward Cabin

  • large V-Berth with conversion insert for double bed
  • large storage drawers and hanging locker
  • head with shower
  • new head macerator motor


Deck and Hull
  • Walk around teak decks
  • Teak railings and bright-work with varnish touch up in 2022
  • Upgraded stainless steel rub rail
  • Teak ladders and steps
  • Windlass
  • Anchor and 300ft of upgraded chain
  • Large lazarette on aft deck
  • Bottom paint and zincs 2021
  • Hull, topside painted 2021
  • Avon RIB tender with 15hp Yamaha outboard on davits with electric winch
  • Minto 9' sailing/rowing dinghy with new canvas cover
  • Folding mast
  • New canvas covers for bridge and benches
  • New seat cushions with leather
  • Liferaft
  • Autopilot remote station
  • Duplicate controls
Electrical System
  • Protect 1240 charger
  • 30 AMP shore power
  • New 110V / engine exchange Atwood hot water tank
  • 6 x 6v DC wet cell house batteries
  • 1 x 12v DC generator start battery
  • 1 x 12v 8D engine start battery


Electronics and Navigation
  • COMNAV 1101 Autopilot with command bridge repeater
  • New Eclipse VHF radio
  • Hummingbird depth sounder
  • Lowrance Global Nav 310 GPS receiver
  • Danforth Express 6" magnetic steering compass
  • New Raymarine multi-screen radar/plotter/sounder


Engines and Mechanical
  • Engine 1: 120HP Ford 2714E, 3650 hours
  • Engine 2: 120HP Ford 2714E, 3655 hours
  • Engines have had recent tune-up with valve adjustment
  • 2 x 3 blade bronze props
  • Borg-Warner Velvet Drive gear boxes
  • Onan 7.5kw genset (New 2020) with only 20 hours
  • Planar diesel forced air furnace with distribution box
  • Racor fuel filters
  • Updated thru-hulls
  • Bonding/grounding system installed
  • Fuel tanks surveyed in 2020, no issues

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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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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