Essex Boat Works
9 Ferry Street
Essex, Connecticut, US, 06426
Grand Banks 46 Classic-stabilized - main image

1998 Grand Banks 46 Classic-stabilized

location icon Boothbay, Maine
Year 1998
Length 46 ft
RECENT PRICE REDUCTION OF $36,000.00 now asking $259,000.! "BROWN EYED GIRL" is "STABILIZED" and equipped with CAT 3126-420hp engines with low hours offering superior performance and comfort. Plan your inspection soon!
The Grand Banks 46 Classic is attractive for many experienced  cruisers. She offers plenty of interior space, yet easily manageable for a crew of two. This 46 is the galley-down arrangement with one forward stateroom with en-suite head. In the salon, comfortable seating with storage lockers frame a built-in teak table for a secure environment  underway or at anchor. The lower helm station provides a comfortable operation in foul weather. The large owner's aft cabin is arranged with a walkaround, queen-sized berth and lots of storage and locker space. Master head to port with Vacuflush toilet. Stall shower is a separate compartment on the stbd side. The forward guest stateroom has a V-berth that converts with a filler to a full beam queen sided berth. Guest head and stall shower are accessible from the stateroom and the galley area. Wide, walk-around decks and aft cockpit allow for the crew's safe, secure movement while at sea and during docking. There are storage locations in the large cockpit lazarette, in the FB seat lockers and in the forward deck locker for fenders, cleaning supplies, a dinghy, an outboard motor, power cables, dock lines, and more. The engine room, with over five-feet of headroom, has ample space for the generator, refrigeration compressors, and air conditioning equipment. The engine room is large and well thought-out. Engines are twin turbocharged Cat diesels delivering cruising speeds from 8 to 14+ knots with top speeds to 18 knots.


Year Built 1998
Category Power
Length Overall 46 ft
Beam 14'9 ft
Max Draft 3'11 ft
Cabins 2
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID GNDF0200A898
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 840 hp
Cruising Speed 13 kn
Maximum Speed 18 kn
Range 1,299.23 mi
Fuel Tanks 2
Fuel Tank Cap. 630 gal
Water Tanks 2
Water Tank Cap. 300 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 80 gal
Dry Weight 37,900 lb
Displacement 37,900 lb
Bridge Clearance 23'6 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar
Model: 3126
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 420hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 1998
Engine Hours: 2114

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar
Model: 3126
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 420hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 1998
Engine Hours: 2114
  • Frigoboat dual  refrigerators
  • Frigoboat countertop chest freezer
  • Rival microwave oven
  • Force 10 propane 3 burner range/oven
  • Whirlpool washer and dryer
  • Ice maker in salon
Electronics & Helm
Lower Station:
  • RayMarine C120 chart plotter and radar
  • Garmin GPS Map 4212 with HD Radar
  • Simrad Autopilot (2018)
  • KVH Gyro-Trac sat receiver (system is incomplete and inoperable)
  • Remote control searchlight
  • West Marine 580 VHF 
  • Icom VHF (2018)
  • Raytheon Tri-Data
  • Key Power Hydraulic Thruster joystick control
  • Naiad Stabilizer Control panel
  • Intercom (Inoperable)

Fly Bridge station:
  • RayMarine C120 chart plotter and radar
  • Garmin GPS Map 4012 
  • Simrad Autopilot (2018)
  • Remote control searchlight
  • West Marine 580 VHF
  • Icom VHF
  • Raytheon Tri-Data
  • Key Power Hydraulic Thruster joystick control 
  • Naiad Stabilizer Control panel
  • Icom AC-M605 VHF (2018)
  • Intercom (Inoperable)
  • 50 amp shore power with connections on bow and stern
  • 50' and 25' 50 amp shore power cables
  • Smart Y 30amp (2) to 50amp 
  • Charles 50 amp battery charger
  • Port and Stbd 12v 8D AGM batteries for house and starting
  • 12kw Onan genset in a sound shield with 1460 hours
  • Genset has a stand alone group 27 starting battery
  • Switchable AC amp and volt meters
  • Professional Mariner battery test monitor
  • Frigoboat 12v DC Refrigerator and freezer systems
  • Overhead cabin lighting
  • Reading lights over all berths
  • Xantrex digital battery monitors for both battery banks
  • 12v DC power ports
  • Sharp salon TV with SONY surround sound stereo (Inoperable)
  • Twin 420 HP Caterpillar 3126ta - Inline 6 cyl 4 stroke diesel engines
  • Main engine aftercoolers serviced July 2016
  • Walker airseps
  • Twin Disc transmissions
  • Fiberglass water lift mufflers
  • Niad hydraulic stabilizers (serviced 2018)
  • Key Power Hydraulic bow thruster
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • Bronze sea strainers for main engines
  • Engine alarm panel for temp and oil
  • 3 windshield wipers
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer
  • Engine room lights
  • Lazarette lights
  • VDO engine gauges
  • Tank Tender monitor
  • Trim Tabs with electronic displays
  • Sea-Fire automatic fire extinguisher
  • 3 Zone reverse cycle air conditioning with digital controls
  • Seaward stainless steel water heater with heat exchanger from engine
  • Groco domestic water pump with expansion tank
  • Propane gas solenoid valve control
  • Morse engine controls
  • Oil change system plumbed to main engines and genset
  • Grand banks fuel manifold
  • Vacuflush toilets
Hull & Deck
  • Naiad Stabilizers with controls at both helm stations (serviced 2018)
  • Teak Decking 
  • Teak hand rails
  • Cap rails (stripped to natural finish 7/1/2021)
  • Sunbrella covers for varnished rails
  • Sunbrella covers for all hatches, exterior doors and seating
  • Sunbrella Flybridge cover covers entire bridge coming and most seating
  • Aft deck shower
  • Mast with boom, control lines led to starboard side deck
  • 4 Blade bronze propellers
  • Bright varnished teak transom
  • Swim platform and ladder
  • Transom door
  • Throwable life ring
  • Switlik MD-2 6 person capacity life raft (needs re-cert)
  • Lofrans "Tigres" 1200 watt - 12v windlass with both capstan and chain gypsies and remote
  • 2 anchors - Rocna with with all chain rode and Delta with chain & nylon rode
  • Anchor wash down
Items excluded from the offering are Avon Tender, Owners personal belongings, loose galley and other items, tools, art work, Folding Teak Tables in cockpit, Oil painting aft to port in salon. Items seen aboard but not stated in the listing 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.