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1988 42 (ft.) GRAND BANKS Classic

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 99208

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
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Model Year
42 (ft.)
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General Details

The 42' Grand Banks Classic is one of the most successful boat designs ever produced, and Mr. Master is one of the nicer examples on the market. Meticulously maintained by her owner and kept in covered storage, this boat shows very well. Many recent upgrades make this one of the best values for a 42' Classic.

Notable features and Upgrades include:

  • Upholstery in Salon (2010)
  • Sunbrella Canvas extrior window coverings(2010)
  • Garmin 4212 (2010)
  • Furuno Autopilot (2010)
  • New House batteries
  • Bottom job(September 2012)



Main Deck Salon
Mr. Master has a combined salon, galley and lower helm. The helm, forward to starboard has an attractive instrument cluster, and teak-rimmed wheel. At the helm is a doorway to starboard decks, where a teak holder for portable VHF radio is mounted. Aft of the door is a dry bar with hinged top, and three teak drawers beneath. The bar contains a U-line icemaker with a filtered water supply and a teak panel door to match the yacht interior. Along the starboard side to aft bulkhead is a large L-settee, with storage beneath and teak air conditioning vent above.The interior uphosltery was new in 2011.  The teak drop-leaf table can seat six for dinner. The salon is well lighted by overhead teak rimmed fixtures and additional directional lighting is provided for reading. Tinted windows are protected by screened canvas which snaps to exterior window frames, with blinds that are attractively outlined by navy blue curtains. There are navy blue accents throughout the yacht, in pillows, curtains and bed covers. Other decor adding to the pleasant atmosphere aboard includes polished brass barometer and Chelsea clock. Forward to port is the galley followed aft by a door leading to port decks, a port side settee, and a teak freezer cabinet in the port aft corner. The combination of starboard and port settees provides a cozy feel to the salon, and TV cable connections for the Quasar TV/VCR, located at the top of the freezer, provide entertainment options dockside or while underway.
The galley runs along the port side of her salon, beginning with dish lockers beneath a hinged counter forward. The electric stove and oven are forward, covered with hinged countertop when not in use. There is a teak drawer beneath to store cookware. Next aft is a stainless steel sink, with utility locker and four drawers beneath. At the end of the counter, just forward of the portside door is a teak and stainless refrigerator with the holding plate refrigeration. The microwave is above the refrigerator, beneath Grand Banks dish locker with adjustable shelves. Galley windows are curtained and have new window blinds. Inboard at the lower helm, within easy reach, is a locker with teak door, hinged at the bottom, to hold trash from the galley until it can be properly discarded. The icemaker is nearby in the dry bar, and the serving table just steps away. The holding plate freezer aft to port completes the galley inside the cabin, but there's more -- a Frigibar refrigerator (or freezer) on the flybridge. Grunert Holding Plate freezer Princess electric 3 burner stove w/oven Pressurized fresh water system Single full-size stainless steel sink Grunert Holding Plate refrigerator General Electric microwave oven 12 gal Raritan R12 water heater
Fly Bridge Helm
 Since she is protected from inclement weather by a large enclosure (2004) her twenty-four mile radar is located at the upper helm and can be used at night and for foul weather running. She has independent VHF, and autopilot, depth and speed instruments at each helm, and intercom at each station. Navigation includes back-up, interfaced to autopilot, while the GPS plotter serves as the primary nav. aid to the helmsman. Depth digital readout is enhanced dramatically by the graphic display of the video fishfinder. There is a hailer speaker located forward under the flying bridge overhang. In addition, the flybridge helm has controls for trim tabs, engine synchronizers, engine start-stop, and windlass. There is a visual alarm panel located within easy view to monitor critical engine parameters, bilge pump action, and alert to engine room lights in use.   Garmin 4212 chart plotter, speed, depth,and radar (2010) Foruno selflearning autopilot (2010) Icom M100 VHF radio Trimble NT100 GPS Icom M-100 hailer  
Master Cabin
Mr. Master has a queen island berth in her aft cabin. As you enter through double solid teak doors, you first encounter the portside head. Moving aft are windows with mini-blinds at the top, and teak book and magazine shelves beneath. Just below is a teak counter, above a six drawer bureau. As it reaches the aft bulkhead, the counter becomes a comfortable writing desk, with seating a vanity stool below. At the aft bulkhead moving inboard is a nightstand with three drawers beneath, just to port of the berth. To starboard is a bedside table with four drawers beneath, and a teak counter runs forward along the starboard cabin side. Teak panels have been hinged to provide access for additional storage beneath the counter. Cable TV connection is at the forward counter top for bedtime television viewing. There are five large drawers beneath the berth for additional storage, including a special, wide chart drawer. At the forward starboard corner of the master suite is the separate shower. Just inboard is a 3/4 night-lighted hanging locker with louvered doors for ventilation. Above the hanging locker the top is fiddled to contain pocket change or other small items, and a teak framed mirror is mounted at the forward bulkhead.
VIP Forward
Mr. Master offers the classic GB guest cabin forward with large V-berth accommodations, opening screened windows and overhead hatch, large hanging locker, and drawer storage beneath the berth. The cabin has its own dedicated air conditioner, brass reading lamps over the berth, and an overhead 12v light. She has the added attractive custom book shelves and fitted bed covers to complete the cabin. As in other Classics, access to the yacht's anchor locker is just forward of the berth.
VIP Head
Within the guest cabin is a combined head/shower with marbled countertop and integral sink, large curtained shower, and Microphor china toilet, part of the sophisticated onboard sanitation system. A solid teak door separates head and sleeping accommodations. Opening curtained window provides ventilation for the shower, and electric sump pump beneath the teak shower grate disposes of gray water through the drain. Numerous drawers and lockers are available to store toiletries, a mirror is provided, and the head is well lighted by an overhead fixture.
Mr. Master has an Onan 8.5Kw generator ( 1800 Hours), 2 new (4/2011) batteries for engine starting and house power, and a new (4/2011) separate isolated battery for genset starting. Shorepower connectors for 220v 50 amp service are located fore and aft on the main deck. A battery status monitor is located at the lower helm, as are meters to measure current draw and voltage levels in the 110v systems, and remote controls for the Sentry battery charger. The owner has remoted genset gauges to the lower helm, allowing the operator to troubleshoot (or prevent trouble) without entering a hot engine room. The genset is mounted athwartship in the engine room to provide unparalleled access for service. 220v AC electrical system 8.5 kw Onan generator with 1701 hours (3) batteries w/parallel switch 12V DC electrical system Smart battery charger (new) Dockside electrical cables fore and aft outlets 450w Inverter (4/2011)
Engine Room
engine room can be reached via a door from the forward cabin, or through hatches in the salon sole. Sound reducing and thermal insulation is applied throughout the engine room, though Joyful's naturally aspirated V-8 engines run quietly. These engines tolerate high rpm running and provide economical cruise at displacement speed of 9 knots. Engine cooling systems were serviced and risers replaced in these lightly used engines in 1997. There is a small fan installed to improve the working environment, and 12v lighting is installed throughout. There is ample storage for spares forward of the engines, and all onboard spares are included. Miscellanneous Mechanical & Engine Equipment: Three air conditioner compressors provide 34,000 BTUs of cooling. The sanitation system is customized to include the Microphor system, where waste is broken down by a proprietary process, until safe to discharge, and automatically released. The engine room also carries a conveniently installed new oil change pump, plumbed to engines and genset. Engine Room, Below Deck: Marine Air 34,000 BTU air conditioning Groco oil transfer system Glendinning Dual Station engine synchronizers (2) electric & 1 manual bilge pumps Morse engine controls (5) raw water sea strainers (2) PAR bilge blowers Halon 1301 Fireboy fire extinguisher
On deck
Forward is an anchor platform rigged to carry two anchors, with CQR and Fortress installed. The windlass handles both chain and rope, which can be raised or lowered by foot pedals at the bow, or controlled at either helm. There is a hot and cold water shower located at the transom. Teak decks are lighted with courtesy lights port and starboard, and protected by stainless steel handrails. Teak cap rails are varnished, with  canvas covers to prolong varnish life when the yacht is stored. There is a deck box forward to house anchoring tools, flanked by a stainless rail to store fenders, and dockside connector for power, cable TV and telephone. Cleats are bronze.Exterior Windows have covers as well. The aft exit from the MSR to the aft deck is protected by Sunbrella canvas. The main deck aft offers deep lazarette storage beneath large teak hatches. Tiller arm is provided for emergency steering within the lazarette. Steps built to the teak transom lead to Joyful's teak swim platform with stainless/teak swim ladder. Freshwater shower aft Teak and Stainless Steel davit Nissan 5 hp, 1996 dinghy engine Lofrans windlass Danforth anchor w/150' 5/8 rode Boat US 1994 9' inflatable dinghy Freshwater wash down system
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.
Master Head
The island bed layout offers a head to port and separate shower starboard at the forward end of the cabin. The head to port contains a Microphor china toilet, faux marble counter with integral sink and vanity with numerous drawers and lockers. There is a mirror with adequate lighting above, and a curtained, opening screened window. Louvers have been added to the door to enhance ventilation. The shower is a separate compartment protected by solid teak door, with internal lighting, a window for ventilation, and a storage locker with 2-3 shelves.