NEW LISTING – 1991 Grand Banks 36 Classic ‘ISABELLA’
Mark Cameron Yachts are delighted to have been appointed to act in the sale of the 1991 Grand Banks 36 Classic ‘ISABELLA’.
One of the original Grand Banks model line up the Grand Banks 36 has definitely secured its status as a modern classic with over 1200 examples leaving the factory during a production run which spanned decades. The semi-displacement design has earned an enviable reputation over the years for being extremely seaworthy and stable making her ideal for coastal and offshore cruising.
ISABELLA is much loved and cherished example of the Grand Banks 36 Classic. With her current owners for almost 20 years she has been lightly used, wintering ashore for 6 months of the year. She has enjoyed professional maintenance and routine upgrading throughout this ownership. Now reluctantly offered for sale she boast a comprehensive inventory including highlights such as:
Original white gelcoat finish to topsides and superstructure, freshly polished for 2022 season.
Under water hull coated with epoxy primer, fresh antifouling applied for 2022 season
Twin Cummins 6BT-5.9 marine diesel engines, 210hp @ 2,600RPM each
MLS fuel purifier filtration systems with duplex primary filters fitted for each engine
Fisher Panda 6 marine diesel generator, 5.6Kva, 3000 RPM, less than 50 hours run since fitted
‘There’s a gentle almost imperceptible, transition from slow to full speed. It is all remarkably efficient, with no planing hump to breach, nor any burying of the stern. As it accelerates, great cylindrical walls of water begin to peel from its bows, while the water astern becomes a boiling cauldron of froth and bubble. No spray comes aboard, though, as it’s turned away by the roll of the topsides and projecting gunwale strip. Teak-capped bulwarks run the full length, also. From flybridge helm station, with it’s large timber-spoked wheel, it feels as thought you’re commanding a Navy destroyer……
On reaching your destination, you’ll appreciate the many ‘proper little ship’ features that the 36 has to offer. Big stainless steel fairleads and cleats; wide sidedecks and high guardrails; capstan winch that self feeds the anchor chain into an under-deck locker……….
Down below, in the warm and cosy cabin, is where the 36 shines. While it lacks the spaciouness of modern american cruisers, Grand Banks have employed this layour for decades and perfected the design and finish to a fine art…’
Mark Rothfield – Grand Banks 36 Review, May 2011. www.yachtandboat.com.au
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