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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates and built to the industry's highest standards by Grand Banks, the Eastbay 40 takes cruising to the next level. Boosting a tasteful salon, galley, and helm on a single level, designed with luxurious cruising accommodations below in two separate cabins. This fast cruiser combines a beautiful Downeast appearance with a state-of-the-art hull form below the waterline. A modified deep-V provides cruising speeds of around 20 knots with a top speed of 25 knots, all while maintaining comfortable sea-keeping behavior.
Currently in the water on her slip and can be seen by scheduled appointment.
Solid fiberglass hull below the chines to the keel, closed-cell foam coring above for weight and noise reduction. Partially cored fiberglass house and decks with traditional teak overlay in the aft cockpit and stepping platforms. Expansive side decks with high stainless steel safety rails fore and aft. Varnished teak toe rails and brow. The cockpit is laid teak with access hatches.
Hull: Dark Green Awlgrip
Covestripe: Goldleaf EB style stripe
Bootstripe: Double White
Decks: Moondust Awlgrip
Bottom: Green (Micron CSC)
Varnished teak interior upper and “Herreshoff style” below, with a varnished teak & holly sole. Cloud Nine accommodates up to six in the two-stateroom galley-up configuration. Natural light and ventilation courtesy of the abundance of windows, (4) of them sliding, (6) opening ports, and (3) deck hatches for the cabins- all with screens.
Stepping through the sliding centerline door, in the Salon, there is an L-shaped settee to starboard which converts to a double berth, drop face lockers with storage beneath. To port is a fixed bureau with a TV, and moveable chair.
To port is the Galley with a front access large door refrigerator and freezer. The countertops are tan-speckled Corian. Pull drawers for cutlery, etc are below the sink. There is a large forward-facing ceiling-hung cabinet for dry storage as well.
The Lower Helm is to starboard with double bench seating and storage below. Hinged door access to starboard side deck. Which can stay open while underway.
Down 3 steps is the Guest Stateroom to port with over-under single bunks, an aft bureau with a mirror, and a hanging locker. To starboard is the Head, which features a separate stall shower compartment aft, A Vaccuflush toilet, and a laminate top vanity with a sink and storage drawers. Forward is the Master Stateroom, featuring a newly fitted centerline queen mattress, step-ups to port and starboard, and ample storage surrounding. On the aft port bulkhead is a makeup station with a mirror, lighting, and drawers.
Owner's reported fuel burn:
Cruising: 15kts @ 2000rpm burning 18gph
Open: 25kts @ 2800rpm burning 38gph
A summary of maintenance done between 2020-2022:
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