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Old 05-23-2014, 10:29 AM   #1
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GB motoryacht 36 & 42 info wanted

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In our on-going search for our next boat (which we think will be a Grand Banks) we have found the "motor-yacht" design which we like (even though we have not been on-board one yet). They seem to be pretty rare compared to the "classic" so we are trying to get some information about them. Does anybody know how many 36's and 42's "motor-yachts" where built? When did they start building this design? We would love to hear from owners regarding their thoughts on this lay-out. Shopping for a boat is part of the fun and we always figured that the more we know the better our final choice will be.
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
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Try this site. Grand Banks Owner's Resources all GB all the time.
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:10 PM   #3
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We considered a GB motor yacht way back when. It's GBs answer to the "sundeck". I personally like to be able to completely walk around the outside deck when underway and especially in close quarters.

If you look at the inside of the aft stateroom of the motor yacht, you'll discover that the width is the same as the classic except for the upper space of the cabin. It only allows more room for your upper body and head. The cabinetry takes up the same space. It's mostly an illusion! However, it does look larger.

The loss of a complete walk-around deck is a deal breaker, IMO. Good luck!
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:22 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure Northwest Explorations in Bellingham still has at least 1 42MY in their charter fleet. I have to disagree a little bit with Ray; at least on the 49MY we once chartered in SW FL, you still had walk around capability (something we really perfer too), you just went up a step or two. The MY also wipes out the cockpit (an issue for many) and so the MSR gains that space too. The MSR on the 49MY was quite noticeably bigger than on the 49 Classic we used to charter in the PNW, and it picked up a day head too. I have not cruised a 42 classic and MY, but have been aboard each and other than the day head, have the same observation.
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:46 AM   #5
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Try Julee Jackson 866-771-6918 John Shannahan 410 924 3258 Chuck Grice 757 482 6630
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:42 AM   #6
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Hi Ron
Can you tell me who these people are that you suggest I call?
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:46 PM   #7
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I managed a charter company for 15 years that chartered GBs and I owned a 42' MY style GB for several years. Personally I like the MY style over the classic for a live aboard. As George mentioned you can still walk all around the MY style you just go up or down 3 steps to do so. No big deal.

I would recommend you charter a few boats before you buy to see what fits your likes and dislikes. Jung charters here in Sarasota has a 42' GB MY they charter.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:19 PM   #8
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Hi Again; John Shannahan is President of the Grand Banks Chesapeake Bay G,B Club. Was a GB dealer and runs a nice yard on the east side of the Bay. Julee Jackson has sold more GBs vessels on the east coast then are in The Great PNW. She was with Hal Jones for years. Chuck Grice has a brokerage office at Atlantic Yacht Basin and maintains a large library of all well built vessels. So many of the old timers from GB are no longer on the docks.
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