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Old 04-28-2013, 12:49 AM   #1
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34 to 38 Grand Banks Convertible.

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:24 AM   #3
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Are you wanting a "Laguna"? I don't believe there is another convertible style GB boat in that size range.
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More like a 36 Sedan or Europa. With a usable cockpit, not an aft cabin.
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More like a 36 Sedan or Europa. With a usable cockpit, not an aft cabin.
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I agree. I love the GB36 Europa!!! They ain't cheap though!!!
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There are no Grand Banks in 34' or 38' sizes. Not counting their current lineup which use different hulls and are made to go fast, the traditional GB lineup consisted of 32, 36, 42, 46, 48, 49, and 52 foot boats. (I'm not counting the three 66' flops they made).

There are no GB models I'm familiar with that were called "convertibles." The GB Classic is a tri-cabin, the Sedan is a fore and main cabin only configuration, the Europa is a Sedan with covered side and aft decks, and the Motoryacht is a Classic tri-cabin with a full-width aft cabin, a configuration other manufacturers sometimes refer to as a sundeck.

In popularity from greatest to least (which also indicates the relative numbers made), it goes Classic, Europa, then a big gap to Motoryacht, and then an even bigger gap to Sedan. This is in the sizes from 36 up to 52. All GB32s were made as Sedans.

With a tiny handful of exceptions all GB32s are single engine boats. The GB 36 and 42 were available from the outset as single or twin engine boats although twins outnumber singles in both models, particularly in later years. So far as I know the GB46, 48, 49, and 52 were only ever made as twins.
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Thanks, a wealth of knowledge.
A 36 it is.
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Marin, I do believe there were some 36ft sedans that were not Europas...they were rare but I have seen them....I think!
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You are correct, John. I've seen one GB36 Sedan for sale in our marina in years past. It was and is the least popular configuration for any of the GB models except the 32 which was the only configuration available for that model. As I recall the GB36 Sedan with a brokerage in our marina took a year or more to sell.

Besides the unpopular configuration (for a GB) the owner had finished the teak deck in Cetol which was failing badly and fast as it tends to do on a deck. The deck looked absolutely hideous but the owner refused to have it professionally stripped. The deck alone turned off most of the few people who were interested in this boat until most of the Cetol had weathered off at which point that and the fact that the owner dropped the price by twenty or thirty thousand finally got the boat sold.

I have never seen or heard of a GB42 Sedan although American Marine may well have made a few in that configuration.
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I have never seen or heard of a GB42 Sedan although American Marine may well have made a few in that configuration.
I just saw one on Yachtworld. I'd include the link normally but am out and about on my iPhone and haven't the time. Interesting looking boat though, kinda like a 32 on steroids.
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What vintage and $ point?
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As long as it's not wood, I'm up for anything. Lost Shaker of Salt sounds like a name for a 900 HP Hatteras.
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Not yet! A 700 HP Carver for now but moving in that direction!!
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There was a model they called a 42 Sportfisher also but I dont know how many were made. I have never seen one for sale either. Back in the early 70's they did make a model named a Laguna which looks like a sportfish boat and not a GB trawler at all.
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The Sportfish as I recall was a Sedan configuration with a larger aft deck. But I could be mistaken on that.

The American Marine Laguna was a line of planing boats with no relationship to American Marine's Grand Banks line at all. It was a pretty nice looking boat for that type but the gas "crisis" of the early 1970s killed it off. The idea of a fast planing boat resurfaced many years later in the form of the Eastbay.

Photo is a 1974 American Marine Laguna.
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I've seen a mid 90's 40' Eastbay that was nice, more of a trwler look than a sportfish but I think it qualifies as a conertible and a good all around design, a good climb to the flybridge but a lower station as well, twin diesel cats so would run well, where will you be running her?
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I had a "sportfish" woody, Had twin Cat 3208's. Basically a Europa with the side and
backdeck overhands trimmed
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I've seen a mid 90's 40' Eastbay that was nice, more of a trwler look than a sportfish but I think it qualifies as a conertible and a good all around design, a good climb to the flybridge but a lower station as well, twin diesel cats so would run well, where will you be running her?
It was a 43 and they are NOT CHEAP!!! But fine boats indeed! ANd if price is no object with the OP, that is his answer!!!

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