Stan Miller Yachts

1984 Grand Banks 42 Classic Stabilized

  • 42 ft
  • Trawler
  • Puerto Vallarta, MX

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There's tremendous value associated with this 42' Classic specifically because of the beautiful condition, newer equipment and overall cleanliness and upgrades throughout. She is ideally suited for a cruising couple looking to get away for months at a time or a last minute weekend trip to the islands.
Features include Naiad Stabilizers, Cruise Air Conditioning, 8kw Onan MDKD Generator, 12 gallon per hour SEA Recovery Water Maker, Sea Tel Satellite TV, Ariston Washing Machine and 4-Kocera 140 Watt Solar Panels. The fuel and water tanks were replaced 6 years ago and the lower decks are fiberglass.
Compare this Classic to virtually any other blue water cruiser in this price range and you will soon discover that this has everything you're looking for and more!
When comparing used 42' Grand Banks to other well regarded cruisers keep in mind that over one thousand five hundred Forty-Two Grand Banks were built over a 40 year span. This may not sound earth shattering to some but in the market of cruising power boats it's legendary. Many of these 42's are still actively cruising today and will be for another 40+ years. There are numerous reasons why Grand Banks have been so successful throughout the world; many people believe the quality and attention to detail has been a significant factor. Others state the efficiency and design characteristics are fundamentally perfect and then there are those who will simply say CLASSIC. Whatever your opinions are of the GB legacy you owe it to yourself to look closely at this well cared for yacht.


Basic Information

Grand Banks
42 Classic Stabilized
Puerto Vallarta, MX
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Aussie Made
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Hull Material:
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Hull Color:
Ken Smith
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Dimensions & Weight

42 ft - 12.8 meter
46 ft 9 in - 14.25 meter
13 ft 7 in - 4.14 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft 2 in - 1.27 meter
Bridge Clearance:
22 ft 6 in - 6.86 meter
Dry Weight:


Lehman SP-135 2725E
Cruise Speed:
10 MPH - 8.69 KTS
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
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Fuel Type:
135 (Individual), 270 (combined)
Max Speed:
12 MPH - 10.43 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
600 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
300 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
40 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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The Grand Banks 42 Classic is regarded by many as "the perfect" vessel for those choosing to live a cruising lifestyle. The original design by Ken Smith has been amended and updated throughout the years of production (1966 to 2006) with the practical input of her proud owners. The experience gained since laying of the first keel is reflected in each one ever commissioned.

The Grand Banks semi displacement hull design, with a fine entry forward, hard chines aft and a full keel, has been proven on waters around the world. A semi displacement hull strikes a good balance between a full displacement and planing hull. The keel provides good directional stability at all speeds, and when running at hull speed it is as stable and as economical as a most full displacement designs. The key advantage to the semi displacement hull design is that when enough power is applied, this hull will achieve more lateral stability.

The Classic is legendary for her incredibly sensible approach to cruising. Everything about her was designed to enhance the cruising experience. From her wide, walk around decks to her convenient dinghy stowage, to her large aft lazarette and wide teak swim platform, the Classic makes cruising safer, easier, and more enjoyable.


One of the most outstanding design features is her spacious aft cabin which is separated from the rest of boat. This master stateroom offers a level of privacy that is unusual on boats of this size. Complete with a private head and separate stall shower, the aft cabin offers the convenience and comfort of a queen size berth.  A large hanging locker has space enough for the captain's and mate's clothing and a dresser with drawers, counter top space and shelves provide a truly surprising amount of stowage.
The forward stateroom is complete with head, shower, hanging locker and an abundance of drawers and shelves, making it a comfortable, livable area. Locating this guest stateroom at the opposite end of the boat from the owner's cabin, the Classic's layout offers the ideal solution to cruising with guests and family members.
Dining entertaining and relaxing couldn't be more enjoyable when the crew and guests gather in the Classic's main salon. Whether at anchor, in a marina, or underway, the main salon offers a wonderful view of the world outside. Two doors, one to port and one starboard, provide easy access to the decks, and the large side windows slide open for plenty of cross ventilation. The L shaped settee area features a beautifully crafted teak yacht table, another Grand Banks signature of quality. 
The adjoining galley is fit for a gourmet chef and includes an electric 3 burner stove & oven, microwave,  and twin refrigerator/ freezers with a solid teak doors. The amount of counter space, dish stowage, and shelving rivals many larger vessels.
The spacious flybridge is where you'll find everyone, including the captain and guests, when the weather is fair. Driving the boat from the upper helm area is a dream, thanks to the excellent visibility and well thought out navigation station. Built in seating, featuring stowage underneath. At anchor the bridge is the perfect height to view other boats and the surrounding scenery, making it the popular gathering place for friends, family and guests.

  • Cruisair air conditioning and reverse cycle heat
  • Marine Water Heater 20 Gal.
  • Wood Blinds
  • Bose Speakers

Deck & Hull

Solid hand laid laminated fiberglass hull construction with an estimated thickness of over an inch thick below the waterline. The simulated carvel planking or grooved hull sides were intended to give the fiberglass hulls the appearance of their mahogany predecessors. The construction is all fiberglass including the house, superstructure and decks with teak planking overlay.

  • 12' Caribe with 25hp Yamaha Outboard
  • Global Fix Pro EPIRB
  • Ideal Windless with 60lb CQR 300' BBB New Chain
  • Davit
  • Up grade on Swim Step 26" wide with Ladder
  • BBQ & 20 gal. propane tank
  • Naiad Stabilizers
  • Jabasco Deman Pressure Pump (Wash Down)
  • Sea Recovery Watermaker Aqua Whisper
  • Fiberglass non skid main decks (no teak)



  • Fuel & water tanks replaced 2012
  • Teak decks removed 2015
  • Naiad stabilizers 
  • Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper water maker

Electrical System

The electrical system found aboard Grand Banks is chosen by the engineering department for performance, quality, reliability, and ease of maintenance. Installation is done by professionals who are intimately familiar with the operation and service procedures. All the wiring is color coded and numbered at both terminals for easy identification for trouble shooting or when adding additional equipment. A well engineered distribution panel is divided into AC and DC service, with ample circuit breakers for existing and future equipment.

  • Onan 8kw generator 2172 hours
  • Heart Interface Link 20 Inverter
  • Out Back Inverter Charger
  • 4 Kocera 140 watt solar panels
  • TV Antenna
  • SeaTel Antenna control Panelarforth Compass D
  • Panelarforth Compass

  • ICOM IC-M710 MFHF Marine Transceiver
  • Single Side Band
  • Data Marine Depth Sounder
  • Northstar 951X GPS
  • Simrad Auto Pilot lower helm and flybridge
  • VHF Marine Radio
  • Furuno Nav-Net System 10 inch color display
  • 64 Mile radar with ARPA Vessel Tracking Charting System with 8 Navionics Gold Chart Cards
  • Integrated Color Video Cameras
  • Fish Finder
  • Engine Room Camera/Stern Facing Camera


Safety Features

No compromise has been made in the design and construction of a the Grand Banks 42 which incorporates well thought-out safety features to add to your cruising comfort. These features include dependable mechanical steering with emergency capability, automatic alarms for engine oil pressure and water temperature. Even a reminder light that shows engine room lights are on. Circuit breakers protecting all electric circuits, sea cocks on all thru hull fittings below the waterline., automatic bilge pump and hand bilge pump located for quick access from the salon. All hoses below the waterline are double clamped for safety. In addition life rails and grab rails are provided all around the cabin and flybridge. Three ply laminated safety glass is used throughout. The engine room is ventilated by electric blowers; the bilge is protected from engine oil by molded fiberglass drip pans; each fuel tank is fitted with shut off valves. All thru hulls, underwater running gear, tanks and deck fills are copper bonded and connected to a single point at the engine frame. An automatic fire extinguisher system is mounted in the engine room for added security.

  • EPIRB 406
  • Engine Room Fire Suppression System

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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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.