Sailing yachts

Grand Banks 32

(REF: 18888)


  • Designer: Grand Banks
  • Builder: Grand Banks
  • Year: 1973
  • Location: Scotland
  • Length on deck: 32'2"
  • Beam: 11'6"
  • Draft: 3'8"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Grand Banks 32

One of the last of the Grand Banks 32 ‘Woodies’ this yacht is a well-presented example of the class on which the reputation of the legendary brand was built.

Boasting the same high-quality build and finish as her larger sisters. The GB32 is a desirable displacement cruiser that has proven to be stable, sturdy, safe and economical to run. With her current owners since 2002 she had an extensive restoration early in the ownership and a comprehensive annual maintenance regime ever since. Work carried out includes a structural restoration (2002-2005), full engine re-build (2004), new stainless steel fuel tanks (2004), duplex fuel polishing system (2004), webasto diesel fired, wet system heating (2013) and new upholstery (2016)

Wintered ashore in a shed annually since her restoration she has been launched and re-commissioned for the 2019 season.

Length on Deck                 32’2″

Beam                                    11’6″

Draft                                      3’8″

Displacement                    10,000kg




Hard chine carvel planked mahogany hull on Yacal frames.

Hull stripped back to bare inside and out and re-caulked in the refit.

Varnished mahogany transom

Yacht laid teak decks screwed over a marine plywood subdeck

High bulwark all round with varnished mahogany capping rail.  Stanchions with varnished mahogany capping rail.

Marine plywood superstructure finished in white gloss.

Varnished teak trim around the toughened glass windows




Small painted wooden mast and boom at aft end of the wheelhouse to carry lights and aerials.

Boom can act as a derrick crane for lifting a dinghy in and out of the water.



Single Ford Lehman 135hp 6cyl diesel.  Naturally aspirated and fresh water indirect cooling.

Complete engine rebuild in 2004, 1800hrs since rebuild.  Rebuild details available.

Engine full serviced April 2019.

Borg Warner Velvet Drive hydraulic gearbox with R&D flexible coupling and stainless shaft to a centreline 3 blade bronze propeller.  Spare prop with the boat.

Dual station engine controls for inside or outside helm position.  Cable steering on both helms with emergency tiller.

Twin stainless fuel tanks with a total of 740 litres capacity.  Fuel polishing system on each tank.

150ah 12 volt engine start battery (2014) and a 170ah domestic battery (2014).  Charged from large engine alternator or from 240 volt Sterling 20 amp battery charger.

Installed shore power system with sockets in the boat.




The Grand Banks 32 offers 3 berths with a double in the forward cabin and a single in the wheelhouse.

The finish inside the boat is as you would expect from Grand Banks. The joinery work is all of stout construction to a high standard. Surfaces are finished either in white paint or varnish with varnished trims throughout the living space finishing off the traditional appearance. Below the carpets in the saloon is the original teak parky flooring.

Description of accommodation from forward:

Forward Cabin – Two large single berths in V-layout. Infill section to create single large double bunk. Access to chain locker through bulkhead forward. Drawer storage beneath bunks. Hanging lockers aft of bunks outboard to port.

Heads – Accessed from forward cabin. Lying to starboard. Manual marine toilet outboard. Countertop and recessed wash hand basin along aft end of the compartment. Large mirror above countertop. Storage beneath the countertop aft and outboard.

Helm – Located to starboard side of deckhouse, forward. Dedicated helm seat. Raymarine plotter and VHF mounted in pod overhead. Engine instrumentation, controls and Navman plotter immediately forward of helm. Small chart working area inboard.

Galley – Linear type galley along port side of deckhouse forward. Cooker at forward end with fridge below after end of worktop. Stainless steel sink located centrally. Worktop infill in way of cooker. Crockery storage beneath worksurface forward of galley. Locker space beneath counter with additional glass storage in overhead locker aft of galley.

Saloon – Occupying the aft end of the deckhouse. New upholstery fitted in 2016. L-shaped settee and drop leaf saloon table to starboard. Bench type settee to port. Port settee backrest lifts up and secures to create two single, pullman style bunks. starboard settee converts to an occassional single berth.





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These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.



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