This Boat is Off Market

  • Off Market
  • $89,900  originally $129,000
  • Power / Trawlers
  • Grand Banks / Classic
  • 1981 / Used
  • 43' / 14'
  • 1980 Detroit 4-53
  • 1980 Detroit 4-53
  • 140 hp
  • 600 hrs
  • Diesel
  • 3 Blade Propeller

Trawlers 1981 Grand Banks Classic listed by Sarasota Yacht & Ship (Off Market)

  • Last advertised price $89,900
  • Powered by twin Detroit 4-53 / 140 hp / 600 hrs
  • Off Market / since Mar 20th 2020

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AN ICONIC BOAT that needs no introduction, the Grand Banks 42 is easily the most successful trawler design ever produced. Although called a trawler, the Grand Banks does not have a trawler hull. Rather, she rides on a semi-displacement hull with a tall bow, hard chines, and a full keel which gives her a moderate 42 of draft. One of the most desirable features of the Grand Banks 42 is her roomy full teak interior.

  –  FREE AT LAST is powered by twin 140hp, 4-cylinder two-stroke Detroit Diesels Model 4-53. She has approximate range of 1200 miles at 8 knots.
  –  600 hours since major rebuild on both engines, all records available.

  – Current owners purchased her in 2010 and have completed numerous updates since taking ownership.
  – Her side and deck teak have been removed and a she features a light tan AWLGRIP painted non-skid surface. Fly bridge deck remains teak. Additional update information listed below.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Free at Last

LOA: 43 ft 3 in
Beam: 14 ft 1 in

Total Power: 280 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Detroit
Year Built: 1980
Engine Model: 4-53
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 600
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 140 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Detroit
Year Built: 1980
Engine Model: 4-53
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 600
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 140 HP

Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2


Length Overall............ 433
Length WL.................. 411
Beam.......................... 141
Draft............................. 42
Weight ........................ 37,400#
Clearance, Mast.......... 226
Fuel...............................600 gals.
Water............................265 gals.
Waste............................50 gals.
Hull Type....................Semi-Disp.

Lester Power Davit: 1

Number of cabins: 2

Number of Heads: 2

Propulsion and Tankage

  – Twin Diesel Inboard
  – Engine make: Detroit Diesel (4-53N)
  – Engine Model No. 5042-6000 P, 5042-4000S
  – Engine Hours: 4200, 600hrs. since rebuilds , completed 2014
  – Horsepower: 140 ea.
  – Propellers: Two Bronze, 3--Blade 28x18
  – Glendinning engine synchronization
  – Fuel: Two (2) Coated Steel 600 Gallons
  – Potable Water: Two(2) Coated Stainless Steel 265 Gallons
  – Waste: One (1) Plastic 50 Gallons
  – One (1) 12 gallon water heater

Vessel Walkthrough


There are two staterooms one forward V berth and master stateroom located in the aft section each having ensuite heads. The master stateroom has separate shower with electric head.

Main cabin features:

  – Queen berth
  – Plentiful storage drawers, hanging locker and built-in corner desk/owners station.
  – Cruisair reverse cycle heat and A/C
  – Parquet sole
  – Mirror
  – En-suite head with sink on vanity and separate walk-in shower
  – ITT Industries Jabsco, model 37010-0090 compact size, macerator
  – Splendid Washer/Dryer

Main Salon

The main salon is amidships and has both a port and starboard door. The lower helm is to starboard. Galley is forward in the salon and to port.

  – Lower helm station to starboard forward: wheel steering w/teak spoked wheel, complete engine controls, Garmin 7212 electronics and instrumentation.
  – Door to starboard.
  – L shaped settee w/ folding dinette table.
  – Parquet sole throughout
  – Beverage bar
  – Teak finish throughout
  – Cruisair Reverse cycle heat and A/C-12KBTU
  – Upgraded LED lighting

Forward V Berth

  – Ensuite head
  – Reverse cycle heat and A/C
  – Hanging locker/storage


  – U-line Ice maker
  – Range Oven Combo
  – Refrigerator
  – Freezer
  – Stainless Steel Sink


  – Soft Bimini top - Newly installed
  – Helm station with complete engine controls
  – 7212 Garmin
  – VHF radio
  – Compass
  – 7212 Garmin
  – New stereo with Alpine speakers
  – Engel 80 qt. refrigerator

Deck equipment

  – Lester Power Davit ball screw jack and gas spring(cylinder system)
  – Bow anchor pulpit with claw anchor
  – Lewmar Windlass foredeck: Model H3 Gypsy/Drum , Power :12DC, Watts 1000, electric
  – 2013 Bullfrog Boats 10 Tender, Four Stroke 15 HP Tohatsu, Alum bottom, manual tilt start

Electrical System

  – 12VDC electrical system
  – Westerbeake Generator 1200hrs. New 6/20/2014
  – 50 amp shore power cord

Engine Room

The engine room is located under the main salon:

  – (3) Racor fuel filters 75/900MAX (2), 500MA (1)
  – Lifeline batteries : 2 ea. 8D AGM, 1 ea. 4D AGM, 1 Grp 27 AGM
  – Xantrex battery charger, model Truecharge 40+ 40 amp 12vdc
  – Inverter: Xantrex: PROsine 2.0 , 2000 watt
  – Reverso Pumps: Marine Fuel polisher with digital timer
  – 2 ea fuel tanks 300 gallon each.
  – HVAC: 2 Dometic Corp- Cruisair ,
  – 12,000 BTU Main Salon air (Cruisair)
  – Spectra Catalina 300 MPC 5000 water maker-(owner reports will need rebuilding due to not being properly pickled.)
  – Davison marine oil change system

  – Jabsco Fresh water pump 12vdc/3.5 gpm
  – 3M under sink water filter
  – Fireboy-Xintex, Inc. Halon 1301 system, Mod 70CG




  – (2) Garmin 7212
  – Auto Pilot

Auto Pilot


  – TV in Salon
  – New Stereo on Flybridge w/ Alpine speakers


  – WiFi


2011 Re verso Fuel Polisher

2013 New Windl ass

2013 Spectra Catalina 300 water maker

2013 New Garmin Package including 7212 chart plotters , autopilot, redundant at both main helm and flybridge.

201 2 New Tra c V ision - Satellite TV System

2014 Teak Railings and transom freshened.

2014 New Generator 15kw Westerbeke 1200 hours

2016 New salon AC unit

2016 New Swim platform installed with stainless steel unde r slung ladder

2018 New bottom paint and zincs

2019 new radio replacing fusion radio and connected to Garmin system

2019 replaced saltwater wash down pump

2019 Wave WIFI extender


Galley Pots, Pans, Dishes, Silverware, Glasses, Etc.

Electrical cord converting one 50 amp to two 30-amp connections

All Tools, miscellaneous nuts and bolts, and other non-specific hardware kits

Personal Belongings

Ditch Bag

All inflatable Life Preservers

Portable VHF Radio

Two Walkie Talkies

Magna Grill (New).


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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