Stan Miller Yachts

1978 Grand Banks 36 Classic

  • 36 ft
  • Trawler
  • Long Beach, CA, US

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The Grand Banks 36' Classic was the model that began the GB legacy.

It should come as no surprise that one model would raise the bar so high and become the foundation for which thousands of boats would be produced. The reputation of the quality and performance generated owners throughout the world who would have nothing less.


Basic Information

Grand Banks
36 Classic
Long Beach, CA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Semi Displacement
Hull Color:
Ken Smith
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

36 ft - 10.97 meter
36 ft 4 in - 11.07 meter
12 ft 2 in - 3.71 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft 11 in - 1.19 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
26000 lbs


Lehman 2715
Cruise Speed:
9 MPH - 7.82 KTS
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
120 (Individual), 240 (combined)
Max Speed:
10 MPH - 8.69 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
400 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
170 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:



Electronics / Navigation
  • Furuno NAV Net radar
  • Garmin 172C GPS
  • Comnav 1420 Autopilot
  • Standard Horizon Quest X GX1500S VHF radio
  • Panasonic CQ-C5303U stereo
  • Ritchie Powerdamp compass

  • Norcold DC refrigerator
  • GE Microwave oven
  • Shipmate propane stove & oven
  • Stainless steel sink

Additional Information

The Grand banks 36' is going places. Capable of real deep water cruising, this boat is an all around seaworthy performer. Long keel, 23,300 lb displacement, hard chine and deep forefoot hull give you stability that has won the Grand Banks 36 a reputation for seaworthiness unmatched by any other boat. Besides giving performance to suit the most demanding yachtsman, the fiberglass Grand Banks 36 is luxurious. Teak joinery work by old world handcraftsmen gives a practical beauty above and below decks. The cabin soles are teak parquet throughout and the main decks are teak planked, and extensive locker and drawer space is handsomely made in golden Burmese teak. The well equipped galley is equipped with hot and cold pressurized water system. Whether you or your first mate are cooking for a whole crew or for an intimate dinner party, the three burner stove, oven, stainless steel sink, dish locker and electric refrigerator are conveniently situated. The salon is a spacious living area complete with a solid teak yacht table, L-shaped settee, bar cabinet and the helm station. The upholstery is tastefully selected to give a look of contemporary ambience. The port settee, located aft of the galley can be converted into a single berth. Take out the side cushion and this same berth can be extended into the aft cabin through an extension box where an adult can stretch and sleep in comfort. 3 ply safety glass ports all around provide full fore and aft visibility. The aft owner's stateroom has a big hanging locker and a large teak bureau with a big-drawer capacity. The adjoining toilet compartment is spacious and airy with full headroom. There is a shower with telephone-type shower head, large mirror and convenient storage space in the counter drawers and locker. The companionway in the aft stateroom leads to the aft deck. The forward stateroom also has a large hanging locker and plenty of storage space. Its adjoining toilet compartment has full headroom, a large mirror and shower. The long and wide flybridge has seating for six adults. Under the seats are teak slatted watertight stowage compartments. The flybridge offers a duplicate helmsman station with full instrumentation, venturi windscreen and extra stowage beneath the console. The forward housetop superstructure has been further lengthened to provide more interior forward cabin space. High bulwarks with sturdy teak handrails on the house sides, anchor platform with anchor roller and bow pulpit, teak swim step, transom boarding steps, wide side decks, aft port and starboard rail boarding gates are some of the features that add to the Grand banks 36. Whether you're motoring around the bay or you're hundreds of miles at sea, you'll appreciate her quiet twin diesel engines. These smooth, heavy duty engines will give you long-range economical operation.

Recent Updates
  • Repacked stuffing boxes with Gore packing
  • Replaced all impellers (mains and genset)
  • Replaced strainer baskets for mains
  • Exterior wax and detail

Replaced or upgraded over the years:

  • Battery charger (Xantrex)
  • Aft Head (Tecma)
  • Fridge (Nova Cool)
  • Electronics (Furuno, Garmin)
  • TV with antenna
  • Salon Upholstery
  • Fresh water pump

Ford Lehman 120 2715E

Lehman pioneered the marinization of engines as far back as 1932. By 1982 the Lehman Econ-O-Power trademark was recognized and respected by boat builders and owners throughout the world. For over 50 years, Lehman had been an organization of dedicated boatmen with a keen appreciation of the proper specification and operation of marine power.

The compact design of Lehman Econ-O-Power diesels with special monobloc cast iron exhaust manifolds has shell type tubular heat exchangers and coolers for streamlined appearance and long lasting operation. The Lehman Econ-O-Power engine is built using a Ford engine as the "base" unit. Lehman manufactured and provided the "conversion" equipment... those parts that are needed to adapt the Ford engine to marine use. One of Lehmans' most popular diesels, this 380 cubic inch engine is conservatively rated at 120 horsepower at 2500 rpm. This model engine has a long history of thoroughbred performance, beginning in 1958 as the Ford Dagenham diesel. 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 four cycle design, high compression ratio and overhead valves assure clean burning, odor free combustion. 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 directly by camshaft gearing. This eliminates the exposed auxiliary drive shaft and couplings that were used in earlier models. Lehman diesel marine engines turn counter-clockwise (viewed from the stern of the boat facing forward). Borg-Warner transmissions offer positive acting, smooth dependable performance under varied loads.

  • Fresh-water cooled exhaust manifold with patented mono-block design allows lower overall engine height
  • Heavy, cast-iron construction for long life and dependability
  • 12 volt starting motor
  • 55 amp alternators with integral solid state voltage regulator and automatic oil pressure switch (for energizing or disconnecting the system on engine start-up or shut-down).
  • Gear driven raw water pump, constructed of bronze with ball bearings for dependability and longer service life. Rubber impeller for maximum water flow.
  • Flexible fuel supply line prevents fuel supply line from breaking
  • Spin-on, disposable-cartridge oil filter is easily accessible and easy to replace
  • Pressurized fresh water cooling system
  • Efficient fresh-water cooling through shell and tube-type, copper heat exchanger- with pencil zincs for corrosion resistance. Horizontally mounted to eliminate sediment build-up, with access covers for quick cleaning. No aluminum to rot or disintegrate.
  • Efficient oil cooling system
  • Flat-type oil sump
  • Secondary fuel filters
  • Racor water separators
  • 1100 hours estimate

Safety Features

No compromise has been made in the design and construction of the Grand banks 36 which incorporates 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, circuit breakers protecting all electric 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 pans, 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 170 gallons of water and 400 gallons of fuel in her standard tanks, you can remain away from civilization for weeks at a time.



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