Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
The Grand Banks Europa 46 is one of the most desirable models ever built by this quality shipyard; the two stateroom / two head arrangement with galley up and full walk-around decks is ideal for couples and families. Yanmar main engines are the preferred choice of power, highly efficient at displacement speed yet will deliver 20 knots when pressed. BLUE MOON has received superb care from her owners and is fully detailed and ready for her next adventure.
Customized (enlarged) owner's cabin
Upgraded hardware package
Proper stairway to bridge deck
Garmin radar / plotter at both helm stations
Varnish renewed 12/2020
Bow and Stern thrusters
Full sized washer & dryer
Easy maintenance engine room
Enduring Grand Banks quality
Sliding double teak and glass doors open to starboard, providing a clear opening of about 5 feet. Forward, and outboard of the lower helm station, a wing door leads to the starboard side deck. Three large, opening, screened windows provide additional natural light and ventilation. Sole is teak and holly, overhead is upholstered and has nicely grouped halogen lighting. To starboard are two barrel style chairs, and forward, a dry bar with ice maker. To port is an L shaped settee that will comfortably seat four, and aft, a built-in cabinet with drawers and cabinet storage provides an end table. The adjacent, teak, high-low table with folding top has an attractive holly inlay around the perimeter. The table functions well for dining and is properly secured. Features include:
4 Grand Banks reading lights
Halogen overhead lighting
MarineAir reverse cycle air conditioning with digital controls
Teak overhead handrail
The master cabin, located forward, is comfortable and well appointed. There is abundant light and ventilation with five opening ports including optional forward-facing port and a large hatch above the berth. All hatches have Ocean Air shade/screens. The center Island Queen berth was moved forward in the custom plan creating more floor space, giving this area a larger feel. Aft to port is a built-in four drawer bureau with a shelved cabinet below. To starboard is a similar arrangement with a large cedar-lined hanging locker.
Master Head The master head is located on the port side aft, en suite to the master cabin with Vacu-flush toilet, and vanity with Corian countertop and polished stainless sink with Grohe single lever faucet. The cross-cabin shower opens from the master, aft to starboard; and opens aft again into the guest head, starboard. This is a generous space with adjustable-height Grohe showerhead, a fully varnished teak shower grate and teak shower seat.
Down three steps from the main deck are guest accommodations. To port is the guest cabin with twin berths arranged athwartships and between the berths is a cedar-lined hanging locker with a teak, louvered door. There are 4 drawers under the forward berth and 3 under the aft. Cabin sole is teak and holly. Joiner work is finished in a high gloss varnish. Window treatments are beautifully done, the cabin is lit with overhead halogen lighting and reading lamps.
Guest Head and shared shower is across the companionway from the guest cabin with a Vacu-flush toilet which doubles as a day head.
The galley is located forward and to port side with Cameo White Corian countertops. The refrigerator is both front and top loading, freezer is top loading, both with SeaFrost refrigeration gear (new 2015). Doors are double gasketed. The Dual-fuel Seaward cooktop is concealed by a drop-down, stainless steel lined cover, including two electric and two propane burners, allowing food prep without generator. Below the cook top is a Sharp Carousel microwave oven. The sink is an under-mounted stainless steel unit with a Grohe fixture. Under the sink are three drawers and waste receptacle locker, and under the convection microwave is a deep drawer for pots and pans. Forward under the chart flat is dedicated storage for plates, cups, etc. Pantry storage is available in two teak, hanging cabinets above the refrigeration systems, and in the deep drawer under the adjacent helm seat.
The lower helm is forward to starboard in the main cabin. All controls, instruments and gauges are within easy reach, a large, bolstered helm seat provides excellent support for seated or standing operation. Wing door lets the skipper immediately onto the deck.
Bulwark doors enhance boarding convenience and safely. Sturdy stainless-steel handrails line side decks. Electrical service and water can be supplied fore or aft. Forward, on the anchor pulpit is a Lofrans 1200 windlass with dual stainless rollers. The vessel’s working anchor is a 60 lb. CQR on all chain rode along with a Danforth lunch-hook and nylon rode.
In the cockpit a large hatch with gas lifts accesses the lazarette, laundry (full size GE appliances) and engine room. Flybridge access is via a molded FRP stairway with sturdy hand rails and teak treads allowing one to ascend with a beverage in each hand.
Engine room access is via deck hatches in the deck house or through a door forward in the lazarette/equipment room. Twin Yanmar 6 CX-GTE 465 HP engines are the preferred power, she easily cruises at 17 knots. Aquadrive couplings reduce potential vibration. Fuel capacity is 900 gallons of diesel, 300 gallons more than the standard. At 10 knots, burn is one mile per gallon; at 6.5 knots efficiency is 1.5 miles on 1 gallon. Engine room is neat, clean and well organized and shows a high level of maintenance. Dual Racor filters are mounted inboard of the engines and easily serviced. The 9 kw Onan generator with hard sound shield is mounted aft to starboard.
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