1972 Grand Banks 32 Classic
This is a highly desirable Great Loop veteran... having completed two Loops and is on the third. It has the comfortable ride of wood and the economy of a Grand Banks 32.
The Lucky Maru has been a 6+ year project of passion for wood boats, an investment of more than the selling price, and is in great cruising condition... this boat is one of the nicest examples of a classic wood trawler in the US. She just doesn't fit my current needs for live aboard.
The single Ford-Lehman has just over 6100 hours and the recent Blackstone oil analysis report states: This oil was in place almost as long as the universal averages interval for this type of engine, which is about 225 hours of oil use. Wear metals in this sample line up well with averages so no internal problems stand out. Mechanical parts are working well together, and there isn't any evidence of an issue in these results.
Dual Racor filters keep the fuel clean and the new American Tanks aluminum fuel tanks have replaced the old black steel subject to failure in these boats. Spare parts kit from American Diesel, a spare heat exchanger along with water pump, and extra filters are carried.
Running at 1250 RPM we have been averaging 6.65+ MPG while maintaining a ground speed of approximately 7.5 MPH. In addition, there is a spare 3-blade prop and emergency tiller.
Electronics include Garmin 942xs and 721xs chart plotters, HD18+ Radar, BT150 Sonar transducer, Standard-Horizon Matrix 2150 VHF/AIS and Standard-Horizon GX1400 radios, and rear facing camera interface.
This 1972 Grand Banks 32 "woodie" was stripped to bare wood, coated with CPES epoxy and then painted with Interlux Brightside, all brightwork has received a minimum of 10 coats of Epifanes Extra UV varnish.
In addition to refinishing, the windows were removed and new sliding channel installed... this Grand Banks 32 Classic is very tight and has no leaks. The boat is ventilated with a series of 12v DC brushless fans with those in the main salon venting cabin heat from the ceiling and thru the flying bridge lockers keeping them dry.
The decks are in excellent condition and any and all seams replaced with the Teak Deck Systems SIS 440 Caulking, the best product for teak decking seams.
The flying bridge has just received a coating of KiwiGrip anti-slip coating which makes the bridge much safer when the weather gets rough. And the high gloss varnished trim set to be reinstalled.
Ground tackle is a CQR 25 lb anchor with 150' 5/8 rode and 25' 3/8 chain - secondary is a Danforth with 150' of rode and 20' chain. In addition to renewing the boat there are new fire extinguishers and USCG approved 30" throwable life ring plus Plastimo Life Sling.
Interior cushions and exterior matching cushions are extremely comfortable, exterior window coverings and a full canvas flying bridge enclosure (in MN need to ship) is available.
There are a few things needed to get done as we left Duluth late such as reinstalling some of the trim including the newly refinished windshield mounts, install the refurbished engine room vents, and some bronze trim.
The dinghy is a refurbished "JollyBoat" (newer version is the Rigid Boat 8.5 Tender, Tiller Model: NO MOTOR $7,040) and is included in the sale.
This Grand Banks 32 is ready to continue the Great Loop in absolute comfort... due to the size she is easy to handle in the locks, cheap to slip at a marina, and totally comfortable whether in a slip, mooring, or anchorage. Lucky Maru is a proven performer... and ready for the next owner to truly enjoy and shows pride every place she's seen.
Thank you for looking, she is a beautiful example of the Classic 1972 Grand Banks 32 which from now on will only require keeping her that way.
NOTE: listed thru Neptune Yacht Sales
Ken Ferguson, 252-571-1581, email@example.com