The Grand Banks 32 is one of the most charming designs ever built. A true blue water pocket cruiser that was in many cases simply overbuilt for most recreational boaters. The materials, engineering and experience that went into each 32 Grand Banks reflect a superior craft in virtually every way except speed. The GB 32 was introduced in 1965 originally built from wood in Hong Kong. In 1973 the GB 32 transitioned into fiberglass starting with #427 after production moved to Singapore in 1969. Grand Banks retired the 32 in 1993 after building 862. This Thirty-Two is hull #634 and was originally sold new by Stan Miller Yachts in Long Beach, Ca. The boat appears to have only had three registered owners however it had been in a partnership for nearly 30 years. The benefit of the partnership in this case is that all records are clear and the running hours (5485) have been documented since 1990. The interior was refinished three years ago & looks excellent. Having the interior completed she represents a very good candidate for additional improvements. The Sunbrella "Pacific Blue" exterior canvas was replaced in 2010 and looks very good. New aluminum fuel tanks were installed in 2013.
Fresh Water: 110
The forward stateroom with full headroom has a generous hanging locker and drawer space. The "V" berths can accommodate two persons in comfort. An optional filler piece can be added to make it into a big single bunk. The light and airy toilet compartment has plenty of storage space and is equipped with stand-up shower, basin with hot and cold water and Raritan electric head. Teak parquet cabin soles throughout. Main saloon has more than ample storage and counter space in its' modern, efficient galley. L- settee and beautiful teak table is located just behind the helm-seat. The straight settee to port offers excellent seating and storage or converts to an over & under bunk configuration. Newer blue upholstery in main saloon and V-berth. Stereo with 2 speakers in saloon.
Sleeping accomodations for six
One of Lehman's most popular diesels, this 380 cubic inch engine is conservatively rated at 120 horsepower at 2500 rpm. This engine has a long history of thoroughbred performance, beginning in 1958 as the Ford Dagenham diesels. Also contributing to the popularity of this engine are the same high performance, high economy features which characterize all Lehman Power diesel marine engines.
The 6 cylinder four cycle design, high compression ratio and overhead valves assure clean burning, odor free combustion at all times. The resulting maximization of fuel economy and dependable performance have established this engine as a "pacesetter" among commercial operators, and a favorite of boaters.
Underlying its rugged performance is its rugged construction... a deep, rigid block. The crankshaft is equipped with large diameter crankpins and main bearings. Four-hole injectors are fed by an efficient Simms piston type fuel injection pump which is driven by camshaft gearing. This eliminates the exposed auxilery drive shaft and couplings used in earlier models.
No compromise has been made in the design and construction of the Grand Banks 32 which incorporate well thought-out safety features to add to your cruising confidence. These features include dependable mechanical steering with emergency steering capability, automatic alarms for engine oil pressure and water temperature, circuits, seacocks on all thru hull fittings below the waterline, automatic bilge pump and hand bilge pump located for quick access from the helm. In addition , life rails and grab rails are provided all around the cabin and flybridge. Three-ply safety glass is used throughout. The engine room is ventilated by electric blowers, the bilge is protected from engine oil by molded fiberglass pan, each fuel tank is fitted with a safety ball shut off valve. All thru hulls, underwater running gear, tanks and deck fills are copper bonded and connected to a single point at the engine frame. With 110 gallons of water and 250 gallons of fuel in her tanks you can remain away from civilization for weeks at a time. This 32 has been owned by a series of very knowledgable yachtsman who have taken excellent care of all service items. Complete Pacific Blue Sunbrella canvas covers for varnished teak handrails/ caprails and windows. The original gelcoat of the hull and bulwarks looks good. This is truly a sweet little boat that will not last long.
Long Beach - Newport Beach - San Diego - Seattle