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2001 Grand Banks 42 Classic

Baltimore, Maryland


Vessel Will Be on Display At Trawlerfest Bay Bridge on Sept 29th through October 1st!

Thousand Hour CAT Service just performed and boat has been thoroughly gone over by Grand Banks Certified boatyard!

Owner is in process of having all interior seating upgraded to Ultra-leather along with new upholstery for all other soft goods including the V-berth, chairs, cabin curtains, flybridge cushions, etc.!


"Promises" is an impeccable example of one of the most highly regarded cruising yachts ever made.  She is hull #1461 of a grand total of 1,560 Grand Banks' 42s made since production first began in 1965.  Kept predominantly on the brackish waters of the Chesapeake Bay her current owners purchased "Promises" from us back in 2007.  They have maintained the boat with an open checkbook, have full records and she is ready for her next owner to get right on board and enjoy!  Please feel free to email me for a pdf of her logbook so you can get a sense of how she was consistently cruised, maintained and never left sitting idle!

Powered by the twin 375hp CAT 3208TA's, "Promises" benefits from the most preferred engine package for those seeking reliability, economy, and the flexibility to actual pick up and run if weather or scheduling dictate the need.  At 34,900lbs she cruises quite efficiently and comfortably between 8 and 12 knots and at wide open throttle she will see speeds reaching 16 knots.

"Promises" has seen continuous annual updates and additions to her inventory throughout her lifetime and she is well equipped with a full list of cruising, comfort, and safety features. She if outfitted for the serious cruiser with watermaker, large battery banks, massive anchor and chain ground tackle, and a fiberglass bottomed tender.  She is perfect for cruising from the Exumas to Maine and is ready to go now!   

100% Available for Co-Brokerage with Selling Brokers Bonus Available!  Contact Chuck Meyers for Details!


Navy Point Marine Inc. is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Bluewater Yacht Sales-Baltimore Office.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Promises
Make: Grand Banks
Model: 42 Classic
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 42 ft / 12.80 m
Length Overall: 43'3 ft / 13.18 m
Waterline Length: 41'1 ft / 12.52 m
Beam: 14'1 ft / 4.29 m
Max Draft: 4'2 ft / 1.27 m
Displacement: 34,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208TA
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 375hp
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208TA
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 375hp
Total Engine Power: 750hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 271 gal


Boat Class: Trawlers, Motor Yachts, Pilothouse


The owner of "Promises" has contracted a professional canvas and marine interior company to recover the interior salon and v-berth cushions (upgrading to an Ultra-leather), replace the interior curtains, replace the exterior textaline window covers and re-do all of the flybridge cushions.  Work is slated to be done in September of 2016!  

  • Teak cabinetry
  • Solid teak parquet soles
  • Lined drapes
  • Formica topped bureaus
  • Chrome Grand Banks reading lights (LED bulbs)
  • Standard Grand Banks settee upholstery
  • (6) Lift-up settee seats w/storage under
  • (2) person settee on port w/storage under
  • Starboard L-settee has corner table/storage and seats 4
  • (2) Teak upholstered arm chairs
  • Bar cabinet with glass and bottle storage
  • Upgraded Cantalupi LED overhead lighting (mixed white & red for night vision)
  • Indirect rope lighting under valences
  • Stereo cabinet with Sony AM/FM/CD player and (6) speakers (New 2009)
  • TV & phone outlet
  • Fixed Yacht table with bottle storage
  • 110V AC outlets added
  • MarineAire Air-conditioning with reverse cycle heat
  • Insect screens for all salon windows except forward galley port window
  • Parquet sole and Gelpro basket weave comfort mats
  • Lined drapes
  • U-line icemaker
  • Flat Screen TV with ipad hookup
  • Brass clock and barometer
  • Teak overhead grab rail
  • Roll-up mesh bug screens for both side doors and front centerline window
  • Salon Doors Removed and Reconditioned with New Varnish (Winter 2014)
  • Overhead storage cabinet
  • Corian countertop
  • Grohe single lever faucet
  • Corian sink with Corian covers and cutting boards
  • Sharp R330C Microwave oven
  • Seward (4) burner range and oven
  • Grunert holding plate refrigerator (new 500 pump July 2015)
  • Grunert holding plate corner freezer (new 500 pump July 2015)
  • Temperature gauges for refrigerator and freezer
  • (5) drawers
  • Paper towel holder
  • 12v exhaust fan over stove
  • Sea Gull water purifier
  • Soap dispenser
  • Pantry
  • Parquet sole and Gelpro basket weave comfort mats
Master Stateroom
  • Island Queen centerline berth
  • Sony Bravia 19-Inch LCD Digital Flat Screen TV
  • Teak bureau with (3) drawers
  • (6) additional storage drawers under centerline berth
  • Beveled mirror
  • Parquet sole
  • Lined drapes
  • Custom large hanging lockers against port hull side
  • Upgraded Cantalupi LED overhead lighting
  • (2) chrome reading lights
  • Hela Fans Installed in Master Cabin next to reading lights (Great for sleeping at anchor & not running the generator) - 2015
Aft Head
  • Grohe single lever faucet
  • Vacuflush head-fresh water
  • New Vacuflush Pump and Duck Bills Installed (2015)
  • Reversible magnifying mirror hard mounted
  • Molded Corian sink and counter
  • Beveled mirror
  • Abundant reach-in cabinets and drawers
  • (2) teak towel bars
  • Separate shower on starboard
  • Sump pump
  • Teak grating sole
  • Port light and hatch
  • Grohe shower faucet
  • Holding Tank Monitor
Guest Stateroom
  • (4) drawers under V-berth
  • Hanging locker with cedar lined wood
  • (2) chrome reading lights (LED Bulbs)
  • Parquet sole
  • Filler Section for V-Berth (Larger Sleeping Area) (Custom Made January 2011)
  • New MarineAire Unit (Installed May 2011)
Guest Head
  • Vacuflush toilet w/fresh water
  • New Vacuflush Pump and Duck Bills Installed (2015)
  • Teak grate
  • Sump pump
  • Grohe shower faucet
  • Shower curtain
  • Beveled mirror
  • Reversible magnifying mirror - hard mounted
  • Halogen overhead lights
  • Molded Corian sink & count
Flybridge & Upper Helm
  • All Flybridge Cushions are to be Recovered by WeatherStopper Marine Canvas and Interiors - September 2016
  • Fore and aft facing bench seats (new foam inserts Feb 2015)
  • 6" added height to forward cushions
  • Storage boxes under seats with teak grating
  • Alarm panel, engine temperature and oil pressure gauges
  • Raw Water Flow Sensor between seacock and strainer (new 2011)
  • Compass
  • Teak decking
  • Venturi wind screen
  • Bimini - extended - Navy Sunbrella, Gore-Tex thread
  • Full enclosure
  • Raymarine E120 Chartplotter with SeaTalk High Speed Network
    • Two Engine Room Cameras (port and starboard view)
    • Salon Camera
    • Sirius Weather
    • AIS Class B Nauticast
    • Satellite TV on plotter (great for long runs)
  • Raymarine ST60 Plus Wind Vane System
  • Raytheon ST60 depth sounder (depth, SOG, temp)
  • Shakespeare antennas: 2 VHF, SSB, cell phone w/swivel mounts
  • New Simrad AP28 Auto Pilot with Rudder Angle Indicator, Wireless Remote Control, Autopilot pack with RC42N Rate Compass, RF300 Feedback & NMEA 2000 Network, HLD2000 & RPU160 Pump Motor with 12v Solenoid Valve ($6,600 for upper and lower helm- 2015)
  • KVH TracVision 4 satellite TV antenna w/(2) receivers and 2 TV units + Chartplotter viewable on Fly Bridge E-120
  • Panasonic stereo and speakers with IPOD cable
  • Bennett trim tabs and controls
  • Glendinning synchronizer
  • ICOM IC-M127 radio
  • SSB ICOM IC-M710 w/AT-130 auto-tuner, antenna, 2 dynaplates and copper ground plating
  • Raytheon RL80C w/4' open array antenna
  • Panish engine throttle and gears
  • Windlass control
  • ACR remote spotlight control
  • Mast and boom
  • Spreader lights w/ LED Lamps
  • Lewmar 2 speed winch on aft cabin top
  • Teak Flybridge Table Removed and Reconditioned (Winter 2014)
  • New Foam Inserts on Flybridge Cushions (2015)
  • New VHF Radio Antenna for Flybridge Unit (August 2016)
Lower Helm Station
  • Raymarine E-80 Chartplotter with SeaTalk High Speed Network
    • Two Engine Room Cameras (port and starboard view)
    • Sirius Weather
    • AIS Class B Nauticast
    • Satellite TV
  • Raytheon RL70C w/4' open array antenna
  • New Simrad AP24 Auto Pilot with Rudder Angle Indicator, Wireless Remote Control, Autopilot pack with RC42N Rate Compass, RF300 Feedback & NMEA 2000 Network, HLD2000 & RPU160 Pump Motor with 12v Solenoid Valve ($6,600 for upper and lower helms- 2015)
  • ICOM SSB IC-M710 w/AT-130 auto tuner
  • ICOM 127 VHF radio
  • New VHF Antenna (2015)
  • Raymarine Raymic remote second station VHF Radio & Intercom
  • Pactor III Mod 11E modem to hook up email over SSB
  • Newmar PI-10 Intercom System connecting the bridge, saloon & engine room
  • Davis Weather Monitor II (Outside Module Reconditioned April ‘09)
  • VDO Water Gauge (Sending unit replaced in Aug 2015)
  • Two (2) VDO Fuel Gauges (Port & Starboard Tanks)
  • Raw Water Flow Sensor between Seacock and Strainer
  • ACR remote spotlight
  • Windlass controls
  • Panish engine throttle and gears
  • Glendinning synchronizer
  • Ritchie compass
  • Heart 3000 Inverter w/1000 link (Replaced Inverter 2009)
  • Bennett trim tabs and controls
  • Volt & amp meters
  • Battery tester
  • (2) prong 12v plug-in
  • 110 v plug-in
  • Village Marine water maker control panel
  • Generator hour meter
  • Halon system switch
  • Installed Wave WIFI Rogue Pro with Router (2016)
Electrical Equipment
  • Westerbeke 8KW generator in sound shield (1231 hours)
  • Generator sound shield removed and reconditioned including new Sound Down Insulation & Paint (2013)
  • Xantrex Freedom 30 Inverter & Charger (New June ‘09) with Link 1000 Monitoring System
  • 12v system
  • 110v system
  • Bow & stern 50 amp shore power inlets
  • Smart Plugs Installed on Bow and Aft 50 Amp Shore Power Outlets (2015)
  • TV & phone inlet at bow and stern
  • Computer jacks, upper and lower helm stations & Aft Cabin
Hull & Deck Equipment
  • Bottom Paint and PropSpeed Applied to Running Gear (March 2016)
  • Teak decking in excellent condition
  • Lazarette hatches with teak grates
  • Stainless steel hand rails
  • Teak cap rails (Varnished June 2016)
  • Swim ladder
  • Teak slatted swim platform
  • Teak transom with Canvas Cover (Reconditioned March 2016)
  • Teak transom boarding steps
  • Transom shower with retractable hose, hot and cold
  • Teak stern name board and hailing port board
  • Kahlenberg air horn (New 2009)
  • Hailer speaker (New 2009)
  • Rocna 40 (88 Lbs) with double swivels (New 2011) (Note: This is an oversized anchor for roughly a 60 foot boat.  Sleep easy in all conditions as this anchor has outstanding holding capabilities!)
  • Delta 55# (Stored in Lazeratte)
  • Bruce 44# anchor
  • Anchor chain locker
  • Anchor platform with pulpit, bow roller
  • Anchor windlass locker
  • Courtesy lights (LED bulbs)
  • Fresh water outlet & Sea Water Anchor washdown forward
  • St.Croix dinghy davit (removable)
  • Novurania 320TR, 10'5"
  • Honda 15hp 4 stroke, electric start (Lower unit rebuilt in June 2015)
  • New Dingy Cover (2015)
  • Lofrans Tigress windlass, 1000 watt, 12v
  • Emergency tiller
  • Installed Raw Water Anchor Wash-Down Spigot on Starboard Bow ($$$$) - (2014)
  • Powerful Jabsco Par-Max 7.0 GPM Ultra Pump makes frequent anchoring a pleasure! (2014)
  • Freshwater Wash-Down is still on Port Bow
  • Window Frames Sanded & Painted by Haven Harbour (September 2014)
  • Soda Blasted Bottom & Barrier Coat in 2014 ($$$$)
  • Bottom paint was stripped and soda blasted and four coats of barrier coat applies.  Hull was allowed to dry out for 3 months in Heated Dry Storage prior to barrier coating!
  • Two Coats of Micron CSC Green INT 5581G Ablative Bottom Paint applied
  • Aft Starboard Lazarette Deck Hatch Rebuilt (2014)
  • Re-bedded Fuel Fill and Deck Waste Fittings (2014) - "Promises" Fuel Tanks are Rust Free!
  • March 2016 Fresh Micron CSC Bottom Paint
  • March 2016 PropSpeed Applied to Running Gear
  • March 2016 All Zincs Renewed
  • March 2016 Full Wax and Detail
  • March 2016 Transom Sanded and Two Coats of Varnish Applied
  • August 2016 Teak Decks Gone Over By Haven Harbour and Bungs Replaced Where Needed.  Decks Are In Excellent Condition.
  • August 2016 Any Minor Gel Coat Nicks Repaired By Haven Harbour
Engine Room & Mechanical

"Promises" benefits from an owner who firmly believes in fixing things prior to failure and is willing to spend the money to keep the mechanicals in top shape.  The boat sees at least one or more trip to Haven Harbour (a GB authorized service center) annually and the owner is always ahead of the curve with a punch list of items that he sees professionally completed year after year.  Haven Harbour has completed costly maintenance items such as the replacement of the dripless shaft seals, renewal of cutlass bearings and having the propellers being tuned.  They have also completed items such as replacement of all five AGM 8-D batteries, re-manufacturing and upgrading alternators, servicing/replacing of pumps,  rebuilding of the watermaker, adding an anchor washdown and much, much more!  The Caterpillars and Generator are also serviced and maintained professionally and receive proactive care just like the rest of the boat (Thousand Hour Service Just Completed!). These are just a few of the examples of outstanding care and good preventative maintenance that "Promises" receives!

  • Twin 375hp 3208TA Caterpillar engines - Professionally Serviced and Maintained - Currently at just over 2900 hours - Full Records Available and Up to Date on all Services
  • Prior to a recent trip (July & Aug 2016) from the Chesapeake Bay to Nantucket the owner had Alban Caterpillar onboard for a preventative check up.  Alban sea trailed the boat with the owner and completed a Blow-By Test at WOT with both motors coming out with good results.  Alban completed a preventative valve job on both engines and replaced all CAT Fuel Lines.
  • Upon completion of the Summer 2016 trip the owner took "Promises" back to Haven Harbour where the CAT 1,000 Hour Service was completed including additional preventatives such as: 
  • Heat Exchangers Cleaned (Aug 2016)
  • After Coolers Cleaned (Aug 2016)
  • Exhaust Cooling Jackets Removed, Acid Washed and Reinstalled (Aug 2016)
  • Entire Raw Water Cooling System Inspected from Thru Hull to Exhaust Exit (Aug 2016)
  • Engine and Engine Room Paint Touch Up (Aug 2016)
  • Engine Belt Guards Removed and Painted (Aug 2016)
  • Engine Mounts Inspected (Aug 2016)
  • Westerbeke Generator Fully Serviced (Aug 2016)
  • New Generator Exhaust Mixing Elbow Installed (Aug 2016)
  • Engine Room Detailed and New Imtra LED Lighting Installed in Engine Room (Aug 2016)
  • Port engine:  105amp Balmar alternator
  • Starboard Engine:  105 amp Balmar alternator - IG w/external Balmar MaxCharge MC612 regulator (Freshly Reconditioned in 2015)
  • Westerbeke 8kw generator in sound shield.  Sound shield removed and reconditioned in 2013. Exhaust elbow replaced with upgraded fiberglass elbow in 2015.
  • Manual bilge pump
  • 3 Rule bilge pumps
  • Whale Bilge IC Automatic Remote Mounted Bilge Pump (Mid-Bildge, New in August 2016).  Including New Hoses and Float Switch
  • Whale Bilge IC Automatic Remote Mounted Bilge Pump (Aft Bilge, New in September 2014)
  • Engine raw water intake strainers
  • Engine room sound insulation
  • SeaWater cooled exhaust system
  • Fuel manifold system
  • Seacocks on all thru-hulls below waterline
  • Kidde Fireboy Halon fire extinguisher system
  • 3 MarineAire remote air-conditioning compressors
  • Five (5) AGM 8-D's batteries 
  • One (1) Group 27 AGM battery for genset
  • General Ecology Seagull IV drinking water filter
  • Seaward 18 gallon hot water heater 
  • Galvonic isolator
  • 41 gallon holding tank w/tank monitor, odor filter and macerator
  • Xantrex Heart 30 Inverter/Charger with Link 1000 monitor
  • Kraus Naimer 65 amp bypass switch
  • 4 blade 27" x 26.3" props, (2) spare props in lazarette
  • Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauges mounted on top
  • (2) engine room blowers
  • Oil transfer system
  • Dripless Shaft Seals
  • Shaft Line Cutters
  • Mechanical oil pressure and temperature gauges added in engine room at the hatch door for both the engines and generator allowing for quick access and inspection
  • Village Marine 600 gpd water maker, auto flush (Complete Factory Reconditioned ($$$$$) during Winter 2011)
  • New Heavy Duty Paragon Jr. Freshwater Pump ($1700) installed in April of 2013
  • New Freshwater Accumulator  Tank Installed (2013)
  • Spare Paragon Jr Freshwater Pump (Reconditioned in June 2013)
  • Fuel Tank Site Gauges - Upgraded valves to ball valves and installed new site tubing (2013)
  • Installed Gulper Diaphragm Pumps in Mid and Aft Bilge Sections (2014)
  • Shaft Alignment Tested by Haven Harbor (2015)
Safety & Safety Gear
  • ACR Rapidfix 406 MHz EPIRB with GPS Interface Category II (Manually Deployable)
  • AIS Class B Nauticast (You can visit the website to track vessels underway with AIS)
  • 5:1 Lifesling Lifting Tackle
  • Throwable Lifesling 2 - with white stanchion aft-rail storage bag
  • MMSI Registration Number 338075038
Additional Items & Spare Parts
  • (2) coats of ablative bottom paint annually
  • Spare parts Including Spare Props in Aft Lazarette
  • Spare Paragon Jr Fresh Water Pump
  • Spare A/C Pump
  • Spare Refrigeration Pump
  • Spare Alternator (Fits existing brackets and same belts for easy interchange)
  • Spare Filters, Belts, Impellers, LED Bulbs, GB Clam Shells for Thru-Hulls, etc.
  • Continual upkeep of varnish and brightwork
  • Full Set of Manuals as well as Digital Scanned Copies  of Manuals
  • Full Detailed Log kept by current owner since his purchase in August of 2007
  • Email Listing Broker for a pdf file of the owner's log to see firsthand how this boat was consistently used and cared for.  She is truly turnkey and ready for your adventure.
Vessel Walkthrough

Grand Banks 42 layout: guest cabin forward with V-berth and en-suite head with shower.  The salon offers a straight line galley forward to port, lower helm opposite to starboard.  Aft of helm is dry bar with ice maker, a large L-settee with corner table top/storage and the classic teak GB yacht table.  Opposite the salon table, on the port side, is a 2-person settee with corner built-in freezer.  The aft cabin features a centerline island queen berth.  The head is a very functional “split-head” in that the shower stall is on starboard with head and sink to port.


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