Used Grand Banks 42 Classic Trawler Boat For Sale 75 pictures

United Yacht Sales presents this Trawlers 1974 Grand Banks 42 Classic boat for sale.

  • This Grand Banks 42 Classic offered at $119,000
  • Powered by twin John Deere 404 DF-02 / 5800 hrs
  • The boat located in New Bern, North Carolina (map below) and ready for viewing
  • The listing has been updated and on a market since Apr 17th 2021

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Free Spirit is a production built twin diesel screw trawler constructed of fiberglass, designed with curved stem, semi displacement underbody with full length keel, transom stern with varnished teak overlay, recessed weather decks, raised trunk cabins forward and aft, raised wheel house through amidships with flying bridge atop. The hull is of solid hand laid fiberglass construction from a female mold utilizing woven roving, stranded mat and polyester resin through-out. The semi-displacement hull underbody showing a full length keel providing good propeller protection, bow thruster tunnel forward, twin rudders, and hard chines. The hull is reinforced by a framework of longitudinal and transverse corded stringers, main engine bed logs, structural bulkheads and interior joinery, all of which is bonded to hull. The hull topsides are finished with white gelcoat with red boot stripe in well maintained condition with only minor scrapes and abrasions. Molded rub rails are provided at shear, fitted with bronze strikers. Lower rub rail extends from aft of amidships to stern with bronze striker. The transom is fitted with a teak swim platform with teak steps at transom and retractable stainless steel re-boarding ladder with teak treads, in good condition. Platform is supported by (4) four substantial bronze brackets, through bolted to transom. Weather decks are cored fiberglass overlaid with teak, all teak decking was reportedly replaced in 2015-16 installed with “West Epoxy” and screws, and like new. Weather decks are encircled by raised gunwale with a teak cap. Stainless steel bow rail extends back to bright finished teak handrails fitted in atop bronze stanchions, boarding gates are provided port, starboard and at transom. Bow with teak pulpit with single bronze anchor roller, 12 VDC anchor windlass well secured, bronze hawse pipe with cap over anchor locker. Side decks extend alongside cabin with handrails fitted adjacent at cabin sides. Scuppers are provided in deck aft, with freeing ports amidships. Bronze hawse holes and bronze mooring cleats are provided forward, amidships, and aft in raised gunwales. Superstructure has forward cabin trunk with escape/ ventilation hatch atop. Wheelhouse is octagonal forward with three windows fitted with nylon covers, center window is hinged for ventilation. Cabin sides have fixed windows. Cabin entry doors are provided port and starboard. Aft deck accessed via teak steps, with teak overlay atop trunk. Flying bridge is encircled by raised fiberglass cowl with welded aluminum handrail forward with a venturi windshield and new teak decking. Bridge deck is sheltered by a stainless steel framed canvas bimini top with isinglass curtains forward , upper deck encircled with stainless steel rails fitted with canvas courtesy cloth. Engine controls are on center. Fore and aft facing seats with vinyl covered closed foam cushions are provided port and starboard forward over storage. Timber signal mast on hinged base is aft with timber boom and spreaders, stainless steel standing rigging, spreader lights, anchor light, and radar attached. Stainless steel safety rail is well secured with stairs provided aft.


With a rope locker access at bow followed next aft by forward berthing cabin with V-berth, hanging locker, drawer storage, fixed windows, and overhead escape/ventilation hatch. Next aft to starboard is enclosed head compartment with white formica bulkheads, vanity with mirror, molded countertop with sink and faucet fixture, ample storage over and under, handheld shower fixture over teak grate. Next aft up three steps, with engine room access door under is the main saloon with lower helm to starboard with engine controls, monitoring systems, electronics, and electrical distribution panels. To port is inline galley with twin stainless steel sinks, 3 burner propane stove top, microwave/convection oven under, top load deep freezer to starboard below settee, new upright refrigerator/freezer, formica counter tops, and ample storage. Saloon, as all interior spaces, is fitted out in all teak veneered plywood and solid teak trim for bulkheads and furnishings, padded white vinyl overheads with teak hand rail, upholstered curtains, teak parquet flooring throughout, upholstered L-shaped seating with storage and freezer under, teak double drop leaf table, and ample lighting. Aft cabin with companionway to port, enclosed toilet compartment to starboard with vanity, shower/tub outboard, cabin with double berth to starboard, small berth/settee to port, ample drawer, locker, storage. Companionway aft provides access to stern deck with steps, sliding hatch, and doorway. Ventilation to interior space provided via opening doors, large forward saloon window, overhead escape ventilation hatch, and aft companionway. Machinery space and bilge spaces are accessed via flush fit plates in sole throughout vessel. Cabin spaces with ample storage, flush fit bilge access plates, adequate heating and cooling in all spaces, good lighting AC and DC, good ventilation, food preparation area well laid out with adequate appliances for food preparation, clean up, and storage. Head compartments with well secured marine toilets, vanities with sinks and faucet fixtures, showers with drains to remote pumps, found clean and well maintained.


The main galley is forward and to port along the main cabin. Just behind the salon entry side door is the refrigerator/freezer and additional storage.

  – Formica countertops with fiddles
  – Double stainless steel sinks with faucet
  – Seaward (3) burner propane stove top with fold down cover and cutting board
  – Seaward remote propane solenoid control
  – Norcold refrigerator with freezer
  – Sea Frost cold plate top loading freezer under starboard settee with compressor in engine room
  – Kenmore Elite microwave/convection oven
  – Galley exhaust fan
  – Ample drawer and cabinet spaces
  – Lift-top plate and cup storage cabinet


Main electrical panel in cabinet at lower helm.

  – 12-volt DC and 120-volt AC power
  – Power distribution panel with circuit breakers
  – Phasor (Kubota) 8.5 kW generator, fresh water cooled, 1200 hours
  – (2) 30-amp shore power cords with 50-amp splitter
  – Xantrex True Charger 40 amp battery charger
  – Xantrex Pro 1800 watt inverter with control at lower helm
  – Xantrex battery monitor at lower helm
  – (3) 8D AGM house batteries
  – (2) Group 31 AGM starting batteries
  – Group 31 AGM bow thruster battery
  – All batteries in fiberglass battery boxes and plastic trays
  – GFI protected receptacles
  – Cruise Air Systems reverse cycle marine heat and air conditioning with SMXii controls
  – CO2 detectors

Deck and Hardware

  – Teak Bow pulpit with single stainless steel anchor roller
  – Primary CQR 35 lbs. anchor with chain rode
  – Secondary Danforth 35 lbs. secondary anchor with chain and rope rode
  – Ideal CHWSO 12-volt electric windlass with chain gypsy, foot and helm controls
  – Teak railings and cabin trim
  – Teak name boards with navigation lights
  – Port and starboard boarding gates
  – Stern boarding gate
  – Swim platform with folding swim ladder
  – Teak decks are redone and beautiful
  – Sunbrella tan bimini top with three side enclosure on bridge
  – Sunbrella tan hatch and teak railing covers
  – Folding mast with boom for launching the RIB
  – Teak RIB chocks mounted on deck on aft cabin top
  – Steps to aft deck and flybridge deck
  – Stainless and bronze deck hardware
  – Dedicated fiberglass propane locker mounted on bridge deck


Bridge Helm:

  – Ritchie Powerdamp compass
  – Garmin GPS Map 5212 color chart plotter and radar display
  – Garmin 24-mile radar dome mounted on folding mast
  – Garmin 200 VHF radio
  – Standard Horizon remote microphone from lower helm VHF radio
  – Vetus bow thruster control

Lower Helm:

  – Danforth Constellation compass
  – Garmin GPS Map 5212 color chart plotter and radar display
  – Garmin 24-mile radar dome mounted on folding mast
  – Standard Horizon Quantum GX2360S VHF radio with DSC
  – Raymarine ST-40 Tri-Data display
  – Standard Horizon HX280S hand held VHF radio with charger
  – Stainless steel remote spotlight
  – Vetus bow thruster control


Main engine room is easily reached through removable salon hatches allowing one to be removed for fluid and engine checks or several for complete engine room access. You can also remove the steps to the guest cabin and enter through an opening door.

  – John Deere 135 hp diesel engines, fresh water cooled, with 5800 hours and well maintained
  – Velvet Drive marine transmissions
  – Stainless steel 1.5” shafts with Algonquin bronze lip seals installed in 2014
  – (3) bladed, bronze 26 x 18 propellers with spare set of propellers secured in lazarette
  – Full engine instrumentation at helms, RPM, oil pressure, volts and water temp
  – Morse stainless steel engine and throttle controls at both helms
  – Beautiful wood steering wheels at both helms with cable and quadrant steering
  – RACOR primary fuel filters with vacuum gauge

Brokers Comments

A beautiful fiberglass GB 42 that shows pride in ownership and is ready to leave for a cruise tomorrow. Reliable John Deere engines and upgrades as needed. Do not miss this one!

Easy to see in New Bern, NC with jet service via American (CLT) and Delta (ATL).

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

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Approximate boat location – New Bern, North Carolina

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United Yacht Sales

(772) 272-1792
/ Stuart, FL

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