Grand Banks

36 Classic

$137,500 CAD

Sidney, BC

This fine vessel is a perfect example of why Grand Yachts Inc is always proud to list and sell these classic GBs. Robust construction, handsome lines, legendary finishing, and thoughtful installations.   The preferred single engine is very economical to run, with plenty of space in the engine room to access all sides and for other installed systems. Fuel tanks, window frames, and teak decks are all in very good condition. C'est La Vie has the rare, and useful, port side door to the salon, and extensive optional teak finishing throughout her interior. She had been well-loved, and is ready for her next owners. Grand Yachts Inc is pleased to present this boat at our Port Sidney Marina sales dock in Sidney, British Columbia.

To view this vessel or for additional information, please contact Kyle Timol, at (250) 656-8909 or (778) 325-7975 (mobile). Available seven days a week.

Location Sidney, BC
Condition Used
Category Trawlers
Overall Length 36' 4"
Year 1982
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 12' 4"
Engine Power 120 HP
Bridge Clearance 16'
Displacement 23,300 pounds


fresh water 1 x 240 gal
fuel 1 x 400 gal
holding 1 x 30 gal

Engine 1

Make & Model Ford Lehman 2715-E
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 1982
Power 120 horsepower
Hours 5000
Propeller Type 4 Blade, Bronze

In production from 1965 to 2004, the Grand Banks 36 Classic is world renowned as an efficient, dependable tri-cabin motor yacht. Owners are known to have great pride in their GBs, and by and large, they are well cared for. This vessel is a prime example, having lived protected in a boat house most of her life, and seasonally, under winter cover by her current owners since 2014. 

With proven high resale values year after year, a well-kept Grand Banks of any vintage is a smart cruising investment.

Elements of C'est La Vie

Shining gel coat, near-perfect teak decks, window frames and fuel tanks in top condition, this 1982 belies her age and is worth serious consideration by the most discerning GB enthusiast.

In addition to her condition and classic appeal, of particular note in this GB 36 is the port side salon door to the side decks. This feature is usually only seen in 1988 and newer GB 36s. It is extremely rare in this vintage, and is highly preferred to access the side decks and the flybridge without transiting or disturbing the lower helm.

The original owners of this vessel are to be commended on their choices and attention to detail: In addition to the port side salon door, there are optional extra teak treatments throughout the yacht that one rarely sees in most other Grand Banks 36 of this vintage:

  • Solid teak valances over every window, even in the heads
  • Solid teak-slatted walls in both cabins
  • Extra teak trim and framing around ceiling lights, mirrors, and cabinets
  • Extra teak cabinets in the galley
  • Teak rimmed steering wheel (in lieu of the standard teak spokes)
  • All salon and aft cabin bulkheads are finished in teak, as are most of the surfaces in the forward cabin

The interior teak finish is a Grand Banks trade mark, with all joinery, fashioned by master craftsmen, are still in top condition, finished in warm, hand-rubbed satin varnish. There is a removable carpet covering (and protecting) the parquet teak floor.

Like the gleaming exterior, and the sumptuous yet subdued interior, the engine room almost shines. It is very neat and well organized.

Throughout C'est La Vie

Board through opening gates in the railing to port, starboard, or aft. Note the signature wide safe side decks, doors to the interior port, starboard and aft, and port steps up to the flybridge and upper helm.

The Grand Banks 36 Classic set the standard for the tri-cabin layout with the guest cabin and private head forward, the owner’s cabin and private head aft, and the salon, lower helm and galley in between, surrounded by large opening windows.

The engine, genset and other systems are located under the salon floor, in a well-insulated, ample machinery space.

There are two central furnace systems installed on board C’est La Vie: a conventional Espar forced air diesel fired furnace, and a Webasto hydronic diesel fired furnace. The Webasto is plumbed throughout the aft cabin, underneath the berths, providing warm dry heat throughout, with near-silent operation, and with the added bonus of keeping moisture out of the enclosed spaces.


This is a spacious two-cabin and two-head design with the guest cabin forward, and the owners’ cabin aft. Each cabin has a private ensuite head and shower, plenty of natural light and ventilation, and tremendous storage.

Owners’ Cabin Aft

  • All surfaces are finished in teak, no painted surfaces
  • Double berth to starboard, and single berth to port with plenty of cabinetry throughout
  • Opening windows with bug screens
  • Opening door to the aft deck with folding teak ladder and bug screens
  • Storage in numerous drawers and shelves, and the largest hanging locker you can imagine
  • Overhead LED lighting plus two reading lights
  • Hydronic heat with plumbing beneath the berths 

Owners’ Head Aft

  • Basin with storage locker underneath
  • Opening window for natural light and fresh air ventilation
  • Integrated shower with protective curtain, over teak grate base
  • Electric marine toilet
  • Heat outlet

Guest Cabin Forward

  • Double V-berth
  • Overhead LED lighting plus two reading lights
  • Storage in six drawers, lower locker, and another very large hanging locker

Guest Head Forward

  • Basin with storage locker underneath
  • Opening window for natural light and fresh air ventilation
  • Integrated shower with protective curtain, over teak grate base
  • Electric marine toilet
  • Heat outlet

Steps up from either cabin to the salon. The starboard door from the salon to the side deck is standard, and as mentioned, the port door to the side deck is notable. This optional port side door gives safe and easy passage to the flybridge.

  • Classic teak Grand Banks yacht table with fiddles, storage drawer, cubby on top ,and shelves under
  • L-shaped settee to starboard, and small settee to port, each with storage lockers under
  • Overhead LED lighting
  • Opening windows with bug screens
  • Victory brass clock and barometer
  • Classic teak GB bar to starboard with bottle and glass storage, and drawers underneath
  • Optional aft window on port side
  • Headliner in top condition
  • Solid teak hand rail along the ceiling

The galley is integral to the salon, allowing full engagement between cook and guests, and with great visibility and working surfaces

  • Princess Gourmet II 3-burner propane stove and oven
  • Nova Cool dual voltage refrigerator
  • Small pantry locker, dish locker, and extra (optional) overhead storage lockers
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Opening window
  • Propane valve to upper deck storage locker
Lower Helm

The lower helm is forward and to starboard of the salon, opposite the galley, with engine controls, gauges, instruments, and electrical breakers all close at hand. 

Visibility from the lower helm is outstanding, and the operator can easily see all angles when maneuvering in and out of the dock.

  • Opening vent window in centre front
  • Storage in captain’s drawer, and in lifting desktop 
  • Custom teak mounting for instruments
  • Defogging fan to front window
Flybridge and Upper Helm

The flybridge and upper helm is accessed via teak steps up from the port side deck with secure stainless steel railings for safety. The decks here are also teak clad, with no missing bungs, and with relatively flat Thiokol surfaces. 

  • Fore and aft facing benches; double wide on the starboard side, and single wide on the port side
  • Storage under these benches with propane on the port side, right above the galley
  • Storage also in the cowl, accessed by a double locker door to port
  • Stainless steel rimmed teak steering wheel
  • Engine controls and gauges
  • Sunbrella bimini on a stainless steel frame covering the entire flybridge
  • Sunbrella lee cloths for sun and wind protection, and privacy
  • Two Sunbrella bridge covers; one for the helm and cowl, and another larger one extending aft to cover the benches as well
  • Two folding teak chairs
  • Fresh varnish on all the flybridge area teak trim
Main Deck

The wide safe side decks are a hallmark of Grand Banks Yachts. The decks are clad in solid teak planking, all in excellent condition, with zero missing bungs, and with relatively flat Thiokol seams. All three opening gates in the railing open and close as easily and as securely as they should, meaning no railing distortion, even after 40 years.

  • 12 VDC Lofrans Tigres reversible windlass
  • 15 kg Rocna anchor with 250’ chain rode
  • Spare 15 kg Bruce anchor
  • Stern line electric windlass with fairlead 
  • Rail-mounted Dickinson propane BBQ
  • Painted white aluminum mast and boom, hinged to allow boat house storage
  • Sunbrella lee cloths for sun and wind protection, and privacy on the lower aft deck
  • Exterior window privacy covers
  • Fresh varnish on the transom and on the door to the aft cabin
  • Sunbrella forward hatch cover and windlass covers
Electronics and Navigation

Lower Helm

  • Garmin chartplotter
  • Standard  Horizon Maxi VHF radio
  • Datamarine Offshore depth sounder
  • Danforth compass
  • Morse throttle and gear controls
  • Clarion AM/FM CD DVD stereo system, speakers all around
  • Intercom to upper helm 

Upper Helm

  • Standard Eclipse VHF radio with DSC
  • Datamarine depth sounder
  • Danforth compass
  • Morse throttle and gear controls
  • Intercom to lower helm
Electrical System

AC and DC power services vessel through circuit breaker panels with appropriate Volt and Amp gauges. 110VAC provided by 30 Amp shore connection, by the 4kW generator, and, based on available house bank battery power, lighter loads through the inverter.

  • House / inverter bank: 6 x 6V deep cycle
  • 8D engine starting battery
  • Onan 4kW generator with 580 hours
  • 30 Amp shore power with Smartplug
  • Custom updated DC distribution electrical panel in engine room
  • Xantrex 2.5kW inverter / charger with remote panel at lower helm
  • Galvanic Isolator on shore power ground
Engine and Mechanical Systems

The Ford Lehman in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine has served many hundreds of GBs for many thousands of operating hours over many decades, giving reliable efficient service. This is a low rpm / high torque engine that is perfectly suited to this style of cruising yacht.

Care has been thorough and consistent under the guidance of the same  professional diesel mechanic.

The fuel management and distribution manifold was updated and customized in 2014.

  • Ford Lehman 2715-E; 120hp @ 2200 RPM
  • Racor 1000 RH primary fuel filter / water separator
  • Updated and custom fuel management and delivery system, including back up filters, designed to be switched over if needed, even while underway
  • Borg Warner 2:1 hydraulic reduction gear
  • Sight tubes to fuel tanks
  • 12V oil change pump
  • Stainless steel shaft
  • 4-blade bronze 21” x 16" propeller
  • Composite blade keel-hung rudder
  • Espar D4L forced air central heat system
  • Webasto Thermo Top hydronic furnace
  • Spare bronze propeller
Exclusions and 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 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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