Essex Boat Works, LLC

1995 Grand Banks 42 Classic

  • 42 ft
  • Trawler
  • Essex, CT, US

Yacht price :



RECENT PRICE REDUCTION, Owner wants offers!
The Grand Banks 42 Classic essentially defined what has become a hugely successful category known as the classic trawler yacht. "RAMBLER" is hull no. 1316 of over 1,500 that were built beginning in the 1960's and uninterrupted over forty years through 2006. The yacht is built on the classic trawler layout with master cabin with en-suite head aft, salon, galley and helm amidships over the engine room and guest cabin with head forward. She offers lower helm station with Fly Bridge with helm station. She is built on a semi displacement hull which is easily driven for optimum economy and range yet capable of speeds in the upper teens when needed. She is built on a beefy hand laid solid Fiberglass hull with coring in the hull and superstructure where applicable. Grand Banks Singapore yard is known for top quality construction and engineering and perhaps the finest teak interior joinery available anywhere in the world.
"RAMBLER" is seriously for sale, she's had just two owners and is professionally maintained by one of New England's leading yards.
Recent "CAT" Engine Survey and Oil Samples available upon request. 


Basic Information

Grand Banks
42 Classic
Essex, CT, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Ken Smith
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Dimensions & Weight

42 ft - 12.8 meter
43 ft 3 in - 13.18 meter
14 ft 1 in - 4.29 meter
Draft - max:
Bridge Clearance:
22 ft 6 in - 6.86 meter
Dry Weight:
34000 lbs


Caterpillar 3208TA 375hp
Cruise Speed:
15 MPH
1024 MI
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
375 (Individual), 750 (combined)
Max Speed:
23 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
600 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
265 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
30 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Arrangement Plan
This GB42 Classic offers the most popular two stateroom, two head layout. Upon entering the vessel from either port or starboard doors, you arrive on the main deck with galley on the port side and helm to starboard. Aft of the helm on the starboard side is an L-shaped sofa with teak oval table with drop leafs and storage. Across to port is the entertainment center with TV, DVD and Receiver and a double settee which converts to a single bunk. The master is down and aft and the guest stateroom is forward. Each of the master and guest cabins have en-suite heads w/ showers. The salon is spacious and airy with excellent ventilation and visibility. There is a bar with icemaker, glass and bottle storage. The decor is dark green Ultra Suede with classic GB beige curtains.
The interior is finished in varnished Teak joinery and parquet soles.
The galley has a custom L-shape as opposed to the straight single counter. This creates valuable additional counter space. The Kenyon electric stove was refurbished in 2013. There is a Princess Microwave, and U-Line icemaker. The refrigeration boxes are stainless steel lined and insulated refrigeration box by Grunnert as well as a stainless steel lined and insulated freezer box by with Grunnert holding plates. There is a stainless steel sink w/ Brita water filter system. Storage space is more than adequate.
Aft and below three steps is the master stateroom, which is full beam. There is a centerline island queen bunk. Hanging lockers are cedar lined. The GB signature aft companionway provides added natural light and ventilation.
The guest cabin is forward with v-berth and filler cushion. There is a large hanging locker and numerous drawers and lockers. The en-suite head includes shower and Sealand Vacuflush head. There's a deck hatch with screen and good natural light and ventilation.
The bridge offers excellent visibility, seating and storage. 

  • Furuno 24 mile radar w/ 10" display
  • Garmin 710 GPS Color Plotter (FB) (new 2005)
  • Furuno NavNet VX2 color plotter/radar (FB) (new 2005)
  • Robertson AP300 AP (Dual)
  • learn M126 DSC VHF (2) (Dual)
  • Dataline waypoint position indicator (Dual)
  • Dataline speed/tern/depth w/ bronze transducer (Dual)
  • Dataline analog wind (2) (Dual) ( Inoperative Masthead unit)
  • Dataline data box
  • Co2 Alarms
  • High water alarms
  • ACR RCL 100 remote spotlight 
  • Loudhailer w/ horn
  • Trim Tabs

  • 24v/50 Amp Shore power w/ 50' cord w/ bow and stern hookups
  • 12v/dc Ship's power
  • 3- 8D batteries (new 2011)
  • Battery charger (new Xantrex 2012)
  • AC/DC distribution panel
  • Navigation lights 12v/DC
  • AC & DC outlets throughout
  • Marine Air/heat units (3 zone)
  • Vacuflush Heads
Note the Sea Recovery water maker seen aboard is inoperable.

  • Twin CAT 3208 TA@ 375 HP each
  • Twin Disc 2:54: 1 gears
  • Onan 8.0 Kw Genset (3,000 + hours)
  • Oil Change System
  • Recent "CAT" Engine Survey and Oil Samples available upon request.

Hull & Deck
All of the vessels Teak window and door frames were painted 2017.
  • Teak decks
  • Mast w/ boom and winch
  • Avon RIB w/ 15 HP Yamaha
  • SS chocks for tender
  • Teak hand rails and cap rails as well as teak varnished transom
  • Navy Bimini Top (Sunbrella)
  • Full enclosure FB
  • FB weather cloths Lofrans anchor windlass w/ bow and helm controls
  • Fortress anchor w/200' chain
  • Plow anchor w/ 200' rode
  • Canvas covers for all varnished rails as well as transom
  • Spare props & Parts
  • Bottom aggressively sanded and faired, Paint refreshed (2014)

Owner's personal belongings, art work, tools, loose galley items. Any item not stated in the listing inventory should be considered excluded. 

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.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing.

Basic Co Brokerage Power is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Essex Boat Works.


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Essex Boat Works, LLC

Essex, CT, US

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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.(6784194)