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Grand Banks 55 Alaskan

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Boat REF# 146362
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.76m (55'0")
Year 1972
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 5
Engine 2 x Diesel 210hp, Caterpillar 3160 (3208) natural V-8 (1974)
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Grand Banks
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 8,181.6 ltr (1,800.0 G) Total - 6 Tanks
Water capacity 4,545.6 ltr (1,000.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 272.7 ltr (60.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 210hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar 3160 (3208) natural V-8 (1974)
Engine Hours engine1:   unknown    engine2:   unknow
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 18.2 ltr (4.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9.5 knots
Generator output 8KVA
Engine spares tick

She features an Outback true sine wave 2800 watt inverter, eight L-16 house batteries (new Fall 2008), two 8-D starting batteries (new Winter 2012) on an isolated charger, two marine deep cycle batteries to power davit (new Fall 2008) on an isolated charger. Engines charging as follows: 110 amp starboard alternator and a 150 amp port engine alternator.
• Shorepower via a 30/50 cable.

Extensive rewiring of DC and AC systems completed in 2009.

A note about the engines:
Actual engines hours are unknown, current hourmeters indicate 3,600 (P) and 2,500 (S) hours, but they are not the original meters. During Winter 2009, a significant maintenance upgrade was performed by NC Machinery with the objective of extending the life of the engines another 3000 plus hours. Work included replacing the raw water systems (new sea strainers, raw water pumps, custom made heat exchangers mounted off the engines), new engine mounts, new exhaust systems and rebuilt injector pumps. The engines operate with no apparent problems, run great and should survey well.


LOA 16.76m (55'0")
LWL 15.18m (49'10")
Beam 5.21m (17'1")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 41,270kg (90,999.9lbs)
Headroom 2.01m (6'7")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator Northern Lights 8 kw genset


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

1-1/2” mahogany-planked hull on yacal frames, with teak interior and trim.

Six fuel tanks totaling 1800 gallons.
Four water tanks totaling 1000 gallons.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 3
Shower 2
Heads 3 heads (Vac flush)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Bar Sink tick
Microwave tick

Three staterooms: master stateroom; second stateroom with two single bunks across from master; forward stateroom with full bunk+single bunk.

Two heads featuring a complete new vacuum flush system including a new 60 gallon holding tank, all new piping and hoses. The master head features a tub and the second head includes a shower. The third head in forward section has been removed however the sink remains. Note: The wastewater system is based on two separate vacu-flush systems emptying into one 60 gallon holding tank.

The forward cabin features space for a separate clothes washer and dryer, currently now used for storage however all wiring and plumbing remains in place for easy hook-up should you want to add appliances.

The bright pilot house features excellent visibility and includes a table and seating for four as well as a watch berth.

Galley : U-shaped galley with Corian counters and an extra-large Kohler sink. Princess 3-burner stove oven. Galley features a Sanyo microwave and Magic Chef fridge.

Heating System: the heating system was replaced in Fall 2009 and features a mix of passive radiators and fan units supplied by a 80,000 BTU Webasto boiler.
Note: The massive passive radiators retain heat well, reducing rapid-cycling and creating a home-like warmth. The heating system was enhanced to provide comfortable heating year-round in a live-aboard situation (even including a heated towel rack!)

There is a tiled alcove and chimney in the salon.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Echo sounder tick

Bridge Electronics:
Essentially all of the electronics were replaced in Winter 2009. Bridge electronics includes:
• Dell laptop with Fugawi navigation software and an xl9 Navionics Gold chip covering the BC coast.
• Furuno 1942 mk2 Open Array Radar
• ComNav 1420 autopilot (drive system and compass)
• Standard Horizon VHF, VLH-3000 Loudhailer
• Electronics also include: older perfectly working Furuno Color video sounder, a Standard Horizon depth gauge, rudder angle indicator, Floscans, Davis weather station. Additional Furuno 1820d chart-plotter as a back-up to the Fugawi laptop chart plotter.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Swim Platform tick

Electric Ideal windlass
2 anchors
(Bruce (60 kg))
76.20m (250'0") of chain
Zodiac 14 dinghy (2000)
25hp outboard, Tohatsu, Long Shaft (2009)
Vessel has a spare Bruce-style anchor and swivel plus two spare props.

Remote transmission controls in cockpit for tight backing maneuvers are a real plus.
Full canvas cover for bow area + canvas for side door (new in 2010)
New cutless bearings spring 2010.
A kayak rack is located on pilot house roof.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 Electric)

The original CO2 fire protection system was replace by two separate Fireboys: one for the main engine room and one for the lazarette.

Broker's Comments

The Grand Banks 55 Alaskan was built to be an exceptionally-capable long-range cruiser and a luxurious motor yacht. In short she was conceived to go to sea. Her traditional wheelhouse, bridge deck, walk around side decks, and spacious engine room helped to make her a vessel that would be well-suited for blue water cruising. The large wheelhouse is typical of this thoughtful design and includes a watch berth, chart table, full instrumentation and port and starboard doors to the protected bridge deck. A comfortable U-shaped settee with teak table creates a superb area for dining or socializing. A single level living area over 23 feet in length is formed by the main saloon, the galley and the aft cockpit, which is enclosed with isinglass. The bright cheerful galley features a large new sink, a three-burner propane stove with oven and a newer refrigerator with freezer. Numerous large lockers for storage are located throughout the boat. Joinery throughout was done in golden Burmese Teak. The large master stateroom features a walk-around queen-size bed, amazing hanging and storage locker space, en-suite head, shower and tub and heated towel rack. Tow additional staterooms and a second head with shower serve both guest cabins.

Seattle moorage is potentially transferrable.

With a range of well over 1800 nautical miles, where do you want to go? And with unbelievable interior space and accommodations, what more do you need to live aboard comfortably?
Recent price reduction, Now is the time to take action to own this vessel!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Grand Banks 55 Alaskan has been personally photographed and viewed by Randy Hacker of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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