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    £ 162,134
    listed price: 185.000 €Vat Included / Paid

    Grand Banks - 46 Classic Hardtop for sale

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    Lovingly maintained and continually updated version of the Grand Banks 46 Classic in the same ownership since 1994. Configured with a 3-cabin, 3-heads layout below decks and a very practical hard-top over the aft deck, she is perfect for extended warm or cold waters cruising. Always skipper-maintained and always wintered under cover.

    Founded in 1956 the Grand Banks yard is still building yachts today. The 46 Classic was first launched in 1984, and with over 300 sold, and is one of the most iconic of all the Ray Hunt designs. Later referred to as the "Heritage" series, very little changed over the years the 46 Classic was in production, making older and updated yachts just as relevant as the later versions.

    ILLUSION is a great example of this very popular trawler-style yacht. In her current ownership since 1994, skipper maintained and stored under cover every winter, ILLUSION has also be continuously updated and has never wanted for anything. Fitted out with an enormous cruising spec, her highlights include:-
    GRP hard-top above aft deck
    3-cabin, 3-heads layout with full beam master cabin aft
    16kw Onan generator
    Twin battery chargers
    Hydraulic fin stabilisers
    Hydraulic bowthruster
    Raymarine instruments including radar chart plotters at both helms – from 2010
    VHF & SSB
    Electric galley plus dishwasher, ice-maker and washing machine
    Electric heads
    High-low hydraulic tender platform with RIB and 30hp outboard
    Recently replaced stainless steel fuel tanks
    Hydraulic passarelle
    KVH Tracision gyroscopic satellite TV dish with HD receiver and LCD TV


    Grand Banks Yachts began its journey in 1956 as American Marine, Ltd. Founder Robert J. Newton and his sons, John and Whit, were running a custom boatyard on Junk Bay in Hong Kong, building heavy sailboats and big motor yachts to designs by the world’s top marine architects – Sparkman & Stephens, William Garden, Nat Herreshoff, Ray Hunt and others.

    In 1962, they commissioned Kenneth Smith, another well-known marine architect, to design Spray – a 36-foot diesel powered cruising boat with humble, workman-like lines. A year later, inspired by Smith’s design, the Newtons left custom yacht building to focus on producing the first of a line of boats that would come to be known as Grand Banks.

    Today, this design is recognized around the world as the Grand Banks Heritage Series, an iconic design built first of wood and then, beginning in 1973, of fiberglass at a new factory in Singapore. The design was so successful, in fact that the general styling of the GB was seized by a score of other builders for fleets of look-alike yachts sold under dozens of names. None, through, could match the quality of construction for which Grand Banks is famed.


    RCD Status:
    Our understanding is that the vessel is exempt from the European Union’s Recreation Craft Directive as she was first placed into use within the EU prior to June 1998

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    Hull, deck & superstructure are of GRP.
    Teak laid to decks, quarter decks and Flybridge.
    Teak Bathing platform.
    Hardened glass glazing
    Semi displacement hull with centre skeg for stable running.


    Engine & gearbox:
    2 x Caterpillar 3208TA, V8 four stroke cycle diesels producing 375hp
    Freshwater engine cooling via raw water intakes and heat exchangers
    Twin lever Morse throttle and gear selectors with controls at both helms
    Twin Racor fuel/water filters
    Engine oil change pump

    Maintenance & Performance:
    Engine hours – approx. 2,545 as of January 2018
    Date of last engine service – winter 2017
    Cruising speed – approx. 8-8.5 knots
    Maximum speed – approx. 14.5 knots
    Fuel consumption at cruising speed – approx. 25 litres per hour at 8 knots

    Propulsion & Steering:
    Hydraulic steering system with twin rudder and rudder position indicator
    4 bladed propellers on stainless steel shafts with p-brackets
    Koopnautic hydraulic bowthruster
    Koopnautic Sea Rocq hydraulic fin stabilisers
    Trim tabs


    Voltage systems:
    12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shore power or generator.

    Battery Banks:
    3x AGM 190 Ah services batteries - 2011
    1x 120 Ah engine start battery - 2014
    1x 190 Ah generator start battery – 2014
    Battery parallel switch
    Battery monitoring system

    Charging / Inverter:
    Sentry battery charger with monitor panel at lower helm
    Victron secondary battery charger with monitor panel at lower helm

    Onan Cummins 16 Kw generator
    Generator hours – approx. 973 as of January 2018
    Date of last generator service – winter 2017

    75 Amp 12v (starboard engine) – 2016
    120 Amp 12v (port engine) – 2016
    Spare 75 amp alternator kept aboard


    Fresh Water:
    Pressurised fresh water system via 12vDC pressure pumps
    Hot water supplied via engine-driven calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element in 2x well-insulated hot water tanks

    Bilge Pumps:
    Forward and aft automatic electric bilge pumps with manual overrides
    Manual bilge pump in saloon

    Grey & Black Water:
    Macerator pump for electric heads


    2,000 litres of fuel capacity in two stainless steel tanks – recently replaced.

    Fresh Water:
    1,043 litres of fresh water capacity in two stainless steel tanks located forward and aft.
    Water tank gauges at lower helm

    Holding tank:
    60 litre holding tank for aft heads


    Lower Helm:
    Raymarine C80 colour GPS radar chart plotter - 2010
    Raymarine SmartPilot autopilot control with rotary control and joystick – 2010
    Raymarine ST60 Tridata display - 2010
    Raymarine ST60 wind display - 2010
    ICS Nav6 Navtex with NMEA - 2010

    Flybridge Helm:
    Raymarine C80 colour GPS radar chart plotter - 2010
    Raymarine ST600R autopilot control – 2010
    Raymarine ST60 Tridata display - 2010
    Raymarine ST60 wind display - 2010
    Steering compass

    Communications Equipment:
    ICOM VHF radio
    ICOM SSB radio
    Sea King intercom / loud hailer / fog horn system


    2x burner 220vAC electric hob
    National 220vAC combination microwave oven
    220vAC U-Line automatic icemaker
    12v/220v stainless steel front opening fridge
    Top-opening frige/freezer
    220vAC dishwasher

    Vacuuflush electric heads
    3x hot & cold pressurised showers
    220vAC washing machine

    Heating & Ventilation:
    Cruisair 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning system with 3x units – forward, amidships and aft.
    Philips LCD TV
    KVH M5 gyroscopic satellite dish with Wisi HD satellite TV receiver


    Summary of Accommodation:
    Three double cabins with three heads layout. Owner’s cabin aft. Twin forward hedas.

    Accommodation Finish:
    Classic teak joinery with extensive use of solid teak around edges.
    Teak parquet flooring
    Moulded synthetic stone counters in heads
    Laminate counters in galley
    Beige cloth upholstery in saloon


    Stainless steel guard rail with varnished teak capping rail
    GRP hard top for aft deck
    Antenna mast
    Hi-Low hydraulic tender/bathing platform
    Hydraulic passarelle

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    12vDC 1,500w reversing electric anchor windlass
    Anchor chain wash hose
    Anchor with 80m chain

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    Complete cover for Flybridge
    Covers for windows blue and white
    Upholstery covers

    Tender & Outboard:
    Pischel Bolero RIB with Yamaha 30hp outboard


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

    Life saving:
    Lifebuoy with light

    Lying San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
    Tel: - Phone number removed - Email: - Email address removed -
    £ 162,134
    Category:Motor Boats
    Sales status:available
    Manufacturer:Grand Banks
    Model:46 Classic Hardtop
    Mooring Country:Italy
    Year built:1991
    Length:14.2 m/47 ft
    Width:4.5 m/15 ft
    Draft:1.28 m/4 ft
    Engine manufacturer:2x caterpillar 3208
    Engine hours:2545
    No. of cabins3No. of berths7
    Waterline length13.65 metersTank capacity2000
    Max speed14.50Cruising speed8.25
    Designerray huntHull typegrp
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