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Old 06-27-2017, 07:22 PM   #1
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Grand Banks Alaskan 49

My wife and I are going to sell our 1972 Grand Banks Alaskan 49. She's been well cared for, and we love her, but we're wanting to get a sailboat that we can do some longer distance cruising in.

Work done or parts added in Sept-Nov 2016 (accomplished by Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-Op):
Lifeline 8d batteries (x6),
160 amp balmar alternators (x2) with external regulator.
New blue Seas panel
New wiring through out (removed all the old retired in place stuff too)
LED lighting in engine room
Removed complete coolant system from both engines cleaned/repaired/reinstalled.
all new sound dampening and wood trim throughout engine room.
Hull painted with Brightsides (Blue Glow white)
New seam compound in a significant portion of the topsides.
Repositioned engine thru-hulls for better access.
Fresh bottom paint
Much of the existing waterlines were replaced with PEX tubing.

She also had a significant rebuild in 2010-2012 (by Sunnfjord Yachts), at that time the following was added:
Electric heads,
Twin ford 2715E engines (~1100 hours on them now) With all new fiberglass exhaust.
Onan 9.5 Generator (~300 hours I think now)
all horizontal surfaces have fiberglass on them; no teak decks.
Diamond Seaglaze windows and doors
LED lighting in Saloon and Pilothouse
Raymarine e12 with open array radar
Galleymaid windlass (I added a 105lbs Mantus Anchor last summer).
Custom radar tower and windlass box.
New Aluminum Fuel and Stainless Water tanks
New water system (heater, pump, accumulator tank, etc)
New Upholstery
New Headliner
New Props/Shafts/Couplings/Cutlass Bearings and PYI dripless shaft seals.

In April I installed a Steelhead Marine 600lbs electric-hydraulic davit.

Those are definitely only partial lists.. It's actually really hard to think of everything that's been done off the top of my head haha. Anyway, the pilot house was painted last spring and the bulwarks and cabin sides were painted this month. We're currently working on refinishing the brightwork.

When I added the Davit, I bought a new Highfield 310AL and a 2012 Suzuki 15hp. I wasn't planning on selling this with the boat, but I might reconsider with the right offer.

She is currently kept in a covered slip. We also have a full canvas cover that extends nearly to the waterline.

Asking $190k. Located in Port Orchard, Washington. We may also consider trade for a center cockpit Sailboat in the 45-50' range.




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Old 06-27-2017, 07:32 PM   #2
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New electrical panel

Aft Pilothouse

Main Cabin

Double bunk in main cabin with storage below and foam mattress.

Main head with separate shower

FWD v-berth with 4 bunks and hanging locker

FWD head with fresh white paint and new granite countertop

Wraparound galley with granite countertops

Galley - Spacious, lots of storage, and engine room access

Fullsize refrigerator


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Old 06-27-2017, 07:43 PM   #3
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Oh man this is one beautiful boat . Good luck with the sale . I won't be able to get this one off my mind for a while .
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:47 PM   #4
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Lovely! That's a grand example of the real thing.
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Oh my.......
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:40 PM   #6
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:52 PM   #7
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Wow indeed, absolutely exceptional
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:56 PM   #8
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She is a beauty.
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:23 PM   #9
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Absolutely beautiful.

That just HAS TO BE an Art DeFever design from when he designed for Grand Banks?

Do you know?
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:13 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone.

Art Defever designed the Alaskan 46, but another guy drew the lines of the 49. He essentially just stretched the 46 into the 49, so in a round about way, the 49 is a Defever design.
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Beautiful beyond words. That boat seems flawless.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:43 PM   #12
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A story you may all want to read!

The Birth of Grand Banks - Waggoner Cruising Guide

Is she a wooden hulled vessel?
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:04 PM   #13
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Yes, she's wood. Yakal frames with mohagany planks and bronze screws. All horizontal surfaces have fiberglass overlay. No real decks.
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Old 06-28-2017, 07:29 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Blinkerfluid View Post
Yes, she's wood. Yakal frames with mohagany planks and bronze screws. All horizontal surfaces have fiberglass overlay. No real decks.
That's supposed to read "No Teak Decks". Thanks autocorrect
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Wow as a phrase does not do it justice.
When you say she is wood, do you mean a wood hull ? And has it been fiberglassed in ?
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:53 AM   #16
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She has a traditional carvel planked hull. Only the horizontal surfaces (which are made of marine plywood) have fiberglass over them to cut down on maintenance. You wouldn't want fiberglass over the planking on the hull; since the planks tend to work while the boat is underway, the fiberglass would delaminate from the planks if you tried to cover them.
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She's beautiful. Someone will be very fortunate to bet her master. We have an Alaskan 46 the Defever and Fleming cut there teeth on and we love her. Best of luck.
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:06 PM   #19
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One other thing I forgot to mention we had done when she was out of the water in the fall was having new rudder post supports fabricated.

Also, To get a little more traffic for the boat, we're starting to think about listing her with a broker. I'd really rather not waste the 10% on a broker, so if someone out there is kicking around the idea of getting more info on our boat, please start a dialogue with us. I think Monday we're going to start looking for a broker we like.
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Great boat. I know there are some that would take on an old woodie, but I never would for a number of reasons. But I do hope you can get a good price, you have obviously invested much time., love and money. She deserves another owner who will carry on and get the same pleasure as a result.

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