Grand Banks

42 Classic

$375,000 CAD

Vancouver, BC

 Have you been patiently waiting for that particularly special Grand Banks 42 Classic to become available? This could be the one... Mint condition inside and out? Yes - shed-kept! Reliable engines?  Of course! With new Cummins in 2011, now with 1500 hours Exterior brightwork?  Gleaming! Gel coat? - Brilliant! Teak decks?  Exceptional! Bow thruster? Naturally! Stabilizers? Yes! Good tender package?  12' Novurania on electric / hydraulic Seawise

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 Flybridge
Overall Length 45'
Year 1990
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 14' 1"
Engine Power 420 HP
Displacement 37,400 pounds


fresh water 1 x 280 gal
fuel 1 x 600 gal

Engine 1

Make & Model Cummins 6BT5.9-M
Fuel diesel
Year 2011
Power 210 horsepower
Hours 1490

Engine 2

Make & Model Cummins 6BT5.9-M
Fuel diesel
Year 2011
Power 210 horsepower
Hours 1490

Welcome Passage (name reserved) is without question the very best equipped 1990's vintage Grand Banks 42, in the best condition, in the Pacific Northwest, possibly in North America.

It is clear once on board that the current and previous owners have had exacting standards. Outstanding improvements include newer power, stabilizers, Novurania centre-console tender package, electric SeaWise system, custom stainless steel kayak mounting bracket, upgraded electrical system, a custom hydraulic power mast to drop it for boathouse stowage, and the list goes on. 

Welcome Passage has been kept in a boathouse since 2008. Her brightwork is excellent, and the gelcoat is brilliant. 

If you want an outstanding vintage Grand Banks, you simply must consider this magnificent example.

Elements of Welcome Passage

The Grand Banks 42 Classic's timeless lines and strong reputation, demonstrated by resale value, makes it a smart investment in cruising. Welcome Passage (name reserved) is an elegant yacht, hand-built in the traditional method by skilled craftsmen, balancing rugged construction with fine finishing. The seaworthy hull form is proven, and as one gains experience on board, the feeling is built up; one of respect and security. This design set the standard for almost four decades. It is intelligent, well-proportioned, and provides a fine sense of comfort, style and practicality. Peace of mind comes from smart equipment choices, access for maintenance, and tested installations yielding remarkable reliability.  

In production from 1966 to 2005, with over 1,550 hulls built, the Grand Banks 42 remains the most successful trawler design ever produced. The 42 Classic is a model often copied, but never duplicated. It is a magnificent example of how Grand Banks Yachts has blended thoughtful design, safe passage making, comfortable living, and exquisite craftsmanship. Relax in comfortable spaces inside, with full views of the harbour when the weather is cool or when privacy is desired. Or in the open areas of the flybridge on warm days at cruise or at anchor.  There are signature GB pieces throughout Welcome Passage, including the teak steering wheels, teak bar, the classic and functional yacht table, teak handrails, and teak parquet floors. Since new, Welcome Passage has had caring owners, who have, kept on top of maintenance, and updated systems. She has been sheltered in a shed much of her life - since 2008.

Throughout Welcome Passage

Grand Banks' textbook tri-cabin layout provides a versatile separation of spaces between owners and guests; with the owners' cabin aft, the guest cabin forward, and the living space between. This classic layout is well-suited for a cruising couple, with ample room for guests. Boarding port or starboard is an easy step up with foot holds and handles in just the right places. And from the stern, the wide swim platform, perfectly situated to get in and out of the tender, has teak steps up to the afterdeck.  

Enter the salon though side doors from the port or starboard side decks. The helm is forward to starboard, the bar behind that, the galley to port, the guest cabin forward, and the owners' cabin aft. There is liberal use of hand-selected teak throughout the interior, hand-built by some of the best craftsmen in the business. The finish is a soft, satin varnish. 

  • Hurricane central hydronic heat system with three-zone control



The owners' cabin is aft of the salon, down a few steps, and is closed off with solid teak doors with raised panel. It features a queen-size walk-around berth (80" x 60"). Starboard of the bed is the night table and storage lockers. To port is another night table vanity with bench, more storage drawers. Forward in the cabin, at the forward bulkhead, are two hanging lockers. 

Storage abounds in numerous lockers and drawers all around the cabin and under the berth, including a drawer for storing charts flat.

  • custom bookshelves for all ship and system documents, and cruising guides
  • overhead lights, and reading lights
  • companionway to the after deck, with fold-away stairs
  • opening windows with screens and custom curtains

There is a private ensuite head with marble surfaces, quiet Tecma fresh water macerating toilet, basin with storage, and a separate stall shower.

The forward guest cabin is ahead of the salon, also down a few steps. There is a large V-berth with insert, hanging locker, drawers, overhead hatch, opening port lights, reading lights.

A second private guest ensuite head with basin, shower, quiet Tecma fresh water macerating toilet, and storage lockers.


The salon is an open place to entertain, or to just sit and watch the world go by through expansive windows with 360 degree visibility.

The large windows are sized and situated for all aboard, whether sitting our standing, to enjoy the ocean vistas. On the starboard side, there is an L-shaped settee with extra thick upholstery, storage under, and a proper teak Grand Banks yacht table with storage.

Across and to port is a lounging settee, just aft of the port side door to the side decks. Tucked under the table are two GB chairs to draw up for entertaining a slightly larger crowd. 

There is the ubiquitous and necessary GB bar with bottle and glass storage, all finished in hand rubbed teak. Newer salon upholstery and window treatments, updated LED lighting.

The port settee has an extension providing an additional berth.


The galley is to port, forward of the side deck door. There is plenty of work space for preparing meals, ample and efficient storage, and is handy to the salon and helm. Abundant natural light, ventilation, good storage, and generous preparation space makes the galley a delight to work in.

  • Force 10 propane 3-burner stove and oven, 2014
  • exhaust fan
  • deep double stainless steel sinks
  • Grunert 12VDC stainless steel lined fridge with custom stainless steel roll out trays
  • Grunert 12VDC stainless steel lined freezer 
  • propane solenoid
  • large dry goods storage area under main salon settee for extended times aboard
Lower Helm

The helm is directly opposite the galley, just forward of the salon, and operator and guests can be nicely engaged with each other. Welcome Passage's helm not only has the highly desired bench seat option, it was customised by Delta Marine to be double wide, and is plenty comfortable for two. Quick access to tend to fenders and lines through the starboard door immediately adjacent to the helm. 

The helm station has the complete set of engine and navigation systems. All controls and instruments, detailed in those sections below, are neatly laid out and in easy reach, along with the AC and DC systems control panels. 

  • teak steering wheel with optional teak rim
  • Morse gear and throttle controls
  • bow thruster control
  • Naiad stabilizer controls
  • Bennett trim tab controls with indicator lights
  • Newmar intercom to flybridge deck
  • AC and DC panels
Flybridge and Upper Helm

Steps up from the port side deck lead to the flybridge with superb outdoor living space. The upper helm station to starboard with a bench seat, and all the appropriate navigation instruments and controls. There are two aft and forward facing settees, and the optional L-settee with teak table, also done by Delta Marine.

  • Morse throttle and gear controls
  • bow thruster control
  • teak steering wheel with optional teak rim
  • Newmar intercom to lower helm
  • two navy Sunbrella biminis over entire flybridge, in fore and aft sections, both convertible
  • storage under all benches, settees, and in the cowl
  • navy Sunbrella lee cloths
  • Magna propane BBQ
  • Yeti cooler, Coleman cooler
  • two folding chairs
Exterior Decks

Grand Banks yachts are designed for active, involved, and self-sufficient boaters. GBs have wide walk-around decks, with tall railings and a beefy gunnel, to ensure safety and confidence while moving around the boat, even during rough weather. For effortless boarding and line handling, there are gate openings port, starboard and aft. As noted, there are port and starboard doors from the side decks to the salon and lower helm, as well as a door from the master stateroom to the after deck. Movement throughout is unencumbered and flowing.

The teak clad decks provide a superior nonskid surface, and Welcome Passage's are in excellent order. All the teak trim is in as good condition, and all exterior brightwork is outstanding, built up every two years with numerous fresh coats of varnish. Window tracks and frames show no signs of moisture ingress or leaking. 

  • Maxwell 2200 12V windlass with controls at upper and lower helms, 2014
  • 25 kg Vulcan Rocna anchor, 2015, with 325' chain
  • Bruce 20 kg spare anchor 
  • 400' 1/2" yellow poly shore line
  • three windshield wipers with washer, new motors and pantograph arms, 2019
  • saltwater wash down forward
  • hot and cold water shower on aft deck
  • stainless steel swim ladder, plus portable swim ladder
  • Sunbrella cover for handrails, cap rail, and all exterior brightwork
  • Sunbrella cover for upper helm area from frt of cowl to aft end of bench settees
  • Textaline Sunblocker exterior window covers
  • aluminum folding mast, raised and lowered with electric ram
  • Bottom stripped to gelcoat and epoxy barrier coat applied (2009)
  • custom teak Scotty mounts at the aft corners
  • Scotty 12V downrigger
  • Scotty 12V trap puller
  • electric Seawise dinghy davit system on the swim platform
  • 2008 12' Novurania MX360XT
  • Garmin plotter and sounder, 2019
  • 20 hp Tohatsu 4-stroke outboard, 2021
Electronics and Navigation

Lower Helm

  • Garmin 6212 multi-function chartplotter, 2014
  • Garmin 24HXD radar, 2014
  • Garmin GSD24 deptjhsounder, 2014
  • Furuno Navpilot autopilot, 2010
  • Icom M602 VHF with remote Command Mic
  • Icom M58 VHF radio
  • Raymarine Tridata
  • AIS receiver

Upper Helm

  • Furuno NavNet VX2 RDF-149 plotter, 2010
  • Furuno Navpilot autopilot, 2010
  • Raymarine Tridata depthsounder
  • Icom Command Mic VHF
  • Azimuth KVH-1000 digital compass
Electrical Systems

The AC and DC systems service the vessel through circuit breaker panels, which are well-organised and properly labelled. Batteries are charged via the alternators while underway, or by the genset or shore power as needed. Welcome Passage was conceived to be ”quiet boat" in that the genset is not needed for powering a cabin heat supply or for operating the propane stove and oven. The genset is ready as needed for higher power loads or battery charging when away from shorepower. Lighter AC loads are taken care of by the inverter. 

The electrical system was updated by Pacific Yacht Systems in 2018.

  • 8 kW Onan generator with Centek water lift muffler
  • genset sound shield
  • 90 Amp and 35 Amp alternators for the house and engine battery banks respectively
  • Magna Sine MS2812 2.8 kW inverter / charger, 2014
  • Magnum battery charger / inverter monitor and control for house bank, 2014
  • Heart interface Link 200 battery monitor for engine bank
  • Pro Marine three phase 40 Amp charger for engine bank, 2018
  • 6 x AGM deep cycle house batteries with 1,290 Amp/Hours, 2018
  • 2 x 8D start batteries (one or each engine), 2018
  • 1 x G27 AGM genset start battery, 2018
  • separate bow thruster battery in series with starboard start battery to deliver 24V to the thruster
  • 50 Amp shore connection at bow and stern
  • Galvanic isolator
Engines and Mechanical

The GB 42 boasts a spacious engine and machinery room with plenty of space for the engines, systems, spares, tools and room to work. Access through a hatch in the salon, or through the door under the stairs to the forward cabin.  Welcome Passage's engine room is clean and well ordered, brightly lit with both 12V and 110V lights. She has been maintained to the highest standards and all service is completely up to date. A very large section of salon floor opens up for better access to the engines if needed.

Re-powered in 2011 with factory refurbished Cummins engines.

  • twin 210 hp Cummins model 6BT5.9-M diesel engines, each with approximately 1,500 hours
  • Fuel burn is approximately 4.7 gph with both engines, genset, and stabilizers running
  • cooling system serviced regularly, last service with coils removed for cleaning was in 2017
  • Twin Disc marine gears
  • Shaft brushes
  • two x 300 US gallon fuel tanks
  • Naiad model 174 active fin stabilisers, with 6 ft2 fins, installed in 2010, seals last serviced in 2021
  • Side Power SP95 7” bow thruster, 2009
  • sight gauges to fuel tanks
  • Racor 900 filters for each engine, with vacuum gauges
  • Racor 200 to genset
  • simple intuitive fuel manifold
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Raritan hot water tank
  • Maxwell 2200 12V windlass, 2014
  • Maintenance and service records on board
  • numerous spares including spare alternator, spare waste system pump, spare bilge pump
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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