This yacht is a 1996 Eastbay Express currently listed for sale in Newport, Rhode Island. Our team at SI Yachts can answer all of your questions on this boat and research any additional information you might need. SI Yachts is the Northeast's most powerful brokerage firm and new yacht dealer for Viking, Valhalla Boatworks, Princess, Prestige, Absolute, and HCB Yachts.
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
The Eastbay 38 is the all-around perfect cruising boat for a couple, even with a small toddler. For the folks that want a handsome, superb riding, strongly built cruiser with Downeast styling, with exceptional accommodations, and let's throw in a good click of speed, the Eastbay 38 fits the bill.
Built by Grand Banks and designed by C. Raymond Hunt, the pedigree of this boat stands tall. The hull is a modified deep-V with a transom deadrise of 20 degrees; ideal balance of style and performance. Throw in the reliable Cat 3208TA diesels with 375 Hp each, and you have a boat that can easily cruise between (slow) 8-9 kts. up to 15-24 kts. (fast) and has a max speed of 28 to 30 kts. depending upon weight and sea conditions. With a short keel, the boat tracks beautifully and produces a easily appreciated dry ride even in a chop.
Maneuverable side decks with a spacious cockpit, comfortable pilothouse with dinette and table accommodations below offering a large, well designed galley, a convertible settee and table for inside dining and an occasional double berth, a head area with shower and then a Master Stateroom forward with full sized V-berth with a filler making for a huge bed.
Repainted, this EB 38 is sharp with its Emerald Green hull, white non-skid decks and custom stretch soft top over a solid aluminum frame. Swinstep aft and easy access to the lazarrette and power hatch to engine compartment.
We welcome you to visit this pedigree, Downeast Cruiser with high gloss varnished rails keeping the heritage of the Grand Banks history. Classic, economical and comfortable = Pride of Ownership.
Upon entering the Eastbay 38, you will see the typical, high quality craftsmanship associate with the Grand Banks name. Solid teak interior with exceptional joinerwork. Plenty of hatches, portholes and windows to flood the boat with natural light.
Down about 4 stairs (with storage underneath) you step into the galley on port and the dining area, table and convertible settee on starboard. Electrical panels are on the back side of the helm station above. Galley is U-shaped and has ample storage and counterspace. Dinette is large, open and easily will seat 4 people for a dinner. Upholstery is a ultra suede tufted Emerald Green and there is a natural colored carpet lying over the teak cabin sole, which is in excellent condition. 3 overhead hatches and 6 opening ports provide excellent ventilation. The EB 38 can sleep 4.
Going forward the head and shower are on port with a pocket door and then storage lockers on starboard. Electric head with a holding tank. Large mirror and overhead lighting. Forward is the Master Stateroom with a full beam V-Berth and a filler if wanted to create a massive bed. I counted 8 cabinets and 6 drawers for storage. Overheads are covered with a light vinyl and the sides are all covered with a richly stained teak.
Helm station in the pilothouse is well designed. Visibility is 100% and 360 degrees.
Captains chair for the helm and L shaped settee on port with a table. This area has a rigid aluminum frame that supports a tightly stretched top with side & rear window panels of clear acrylic. There is also an ice maker available. All rear and side panels can be easily rolled up for openness. Headroom is 6'5". Front window shield has an opening center section with 3 different stops for ventilation when underway or at anchor.
Large cockpit with teak sole allows for outdoor seating or entertaining and when the weather closes in or there is a chill in the air, all occupants can easily move inside into the heated or air-conditioned pilothouse which has full enclosure.
The Eastbay 38 has ample headroom in the salon, galley and dinette area. Headroom is good throughout the boat.
Length of V Berths 6'9"
Garmin GPS Chart Plotter
ICOM ICM-126 DSC VHF
Autohelm Tridata, Depth, Speed
Chart storage cabinet and work area
Because of limited usage and the benefit of low hours on this boat, there is not radar.
However, all of the wiring and chases are in place and a radar installation could be quite simple.
Boat has both 120V AC and 12V DC systems
Shore cable and 30 Amp AC
Northern Light generator with approx.1265 hrs.
Century 40 Amp battery charger
Full gauges for Amps, Voltage
Zinc saver galvanic isolator
Full electrical panels AC and DC
This EB 38 has the preferred power choice of the reliable Cat 3208TA diesels rated at 375 Hp each side. The hours are approx. 1875 hrs. (one will see that the Port engine has more hours, but it has been determined that the previous owner was in the habit of leaving the keys on. Since this owner bought the boat, there has been no reason to believe that the higher hours on the port engine are real). The gearboxes are Twin Disc with a 2:1 reduction.
Propellers are bronze 4 blade props at 25 x 29.
Single lever Kobelt controls at helm station
All diesels are fresh water cooled
Hynautics Hydraulic steering
Racor fuel filters/separators
Dripless shaft seals
Marine Air Conditioning Reverse Cycle with SMX II electronic controls
Hot water heater
Windshield washers & wipers
Cockpit hot & cold shower
Bennett trim tabs
Shut off valves
Full instrumentation at helm station
Groco SS-1250 sea strainers
Zinc Saver galvanic isolator system
3 Auto/Manual bilge pumps
Maxwell windlass with electronic controls
Fresh water washdown
The engine compartment is located below the pilothouse and is accessed via a hydraulic hatch. Short ladder to the space between the two Cat diesels with oil fluid dipsticks facing the centerline. Another set of mechanical gauges are mounted for easy sight reading. Strainers are forward in the engine compartment and accessible. The generator is mounted on the centerline between and aft of the gearboxes. Space allowance is there for access to outboard side of engines. Entire engine compartment is insulated. Decibal rating at helm station at 1500 rpm's (approx. 10 kts.) is 79.
The Galley is to port as you enter the salon area. U-shaped in design, it is an easy galley to operate in. Great ventilation via port, hatch and compaionway. Grunert cold plate refrigerator and freezer. 3 burner electric Princess stove. Microwave. Power vent over the stove. S/S sink with single lever faucet - hot & cold water. Corian countertops. Plenty of cabinets and lockers for storage. Ice maker. Good headroom.
Boat has polished stainless steel railings around the boat. Wide side decks for easy movement forward. Non-skid fiberglass decks. Bow pulpit with anchor chain roller of S/S. Stainless steel anchor with chain and rode. Maxwell electric windlass with controls at helm and on the foredeck. Fresh water washdown. Cockpit steps for safe and easy entry and boarding. Cockpit courtesy lighting. Navigation lights. Transom door to the teak swimstep, with ladder. Life jackets, fenders with covers and docking lines. Rod holders built in.
This Eastbay 38 Express with semi-solid top over the pilothouse area is a pleasure to show. We have known the owner since he bought the boat. His usage has been minimal. Boat is hauled each winter and dry-stored. We had a bit of some hull color discoloration in one spot and the boat was blended and repainted in that area; no evidence now exists.
With handsome gold cove stripe and white boot top, the Emerald green hull with bright work is a stunning looking yacht.
These EB 38's are a perfect answer for couples wishing to cruise. Dry, efficient and comfortable. Power and Motoryacht sea trials produced with this Cat 3208TA power package, max speeds of 33.5 kts. Always depending upon wight and sea conditions, we have seen 30 kts. several times. An efficient fast cruise is 16 kts. at approx. 1800 rpm's with a burn of approx. 15 gphr. The ride of this Hunt hull speaks for itself.
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