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1987 Grand Banks 42 Motoryacht

Lyme, Connecticut


New Flybridge Cushions 6/23/21

This is a must see Grand Banks 42' Motoryacht. She has been constantly upgraded and maintained by knowledgeable, caring owners. She offers newer electronics at both helm stations, new aluminum fuel tanks (2005), bottom peeled and all blisters removed (2003), and is in excellent condition.

"Beryl W" is a 3 stateroom galley up that has always been in private ownership and never been in charter.  She offers 3 staterooms plus utility room with separate washer/dryer and guest head with separated stall shower.  Aft cabin has an island queen berth with split head on port and shower on starboard.  Yearly service includes all filters and oil changed, transmission oil checked and changed if necessary, coolant, impellers, and fire suppression system certified.

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Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Beryl W
Make: Grand Banks
Model: 42 Motoryacht
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: GNDD0999E787
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 42 ft
Beam: 14'1 ft
Max Draft: 4'2 ft
Bridge Clearance: 24 ft
Dry Weight: 34,000 lb
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 1
Twin Berths: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Lehman
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 135hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1987
  • Engine Hours: 4500
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Lehman
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 135hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1987
  • Engine Hours: 4500
Total Engine Power: 270hp
Cruising Speed: 8.69 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 240 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Trawlers, Motor Yachts


David Pugsley
Yachts New England


Yachts New England
250 Hamburg Rd
Lyme, Connecticut, US, 06371
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Grand Banks 42 Motoryacht has been decades in the making. The original Ken Smith design has been amended and updated with the practical input of her owners. The experience gained since the laying of the first GB 42 keel in 1966 is reflected in each one commissioned today. Her practical layout, sturdy fiberglass construction, deep water design, and long range capability all add up to a complete cruising boat. The Grand Banks semidisplacement hull design, with a fine entry forward, hard chines aft, and a full keel has been proven on waters around the world. Single or twin diesel power will deliver economy at hull speed and provide higher cruising speeds when larger than the standard engines are chosen. Many power options are available. The exterior of the hull and deckhouse on the GB 42 is smooth gelcoated fiberglass. Teak decking is laid over the fiberglass on the main deck and flybridge. The bulwarks surrounding the wide main deck are capped with a sturdy teak safety rail providing safe movement from bow to stern for those on board. The Grand Banks 42: In production since the 60s, her hull was redesigned in the early 90s giving the proven Grand Banks semi-displacement hull a longer waterline and an increased beam. Ideal for a couple with children or guests, she cruises economically at 9 knots. The Motoryacht provides increased living space with a spacious, full-width stateroom aft, and two additional staterooms forward. A galley-down layout with one forward stateroom is available. The aft sundeck expands the outdoor living area and provides room for stowage.

Engine Notes

Top speed of boat: 10 knots

Vessel Walkthrough

This is a three stateroom, galley-up vessel. The saloon is entered from side doors on both port and starboard. The saloon offers an L-settee, yacht dining table with (2) pull-up teak dining chairs, bar with icemaker and comfortable barrel chair. The Island galley offers holding plate refrigerator and corner reach-in freezer, Formica counters, electric range and many drawers and cabinet storage. A lower helm is across from the galley. Down several steps forward is the Port guest cabin with double berth and a V-berth cabin forward. There is also a guest head with a separate laundry center aft. The master cabin is aft of the saloon. It offers a queen berth, vanity/desk, split head on port and shower on starboard.

  • L-settee upholstered in original Grand Banks fabricreupholstered 2019 sumbrella matching
  • Barrel chair with storage under cushion upholstered in same settee fabricchair is original 
  • (2) Teak upholstered arm chairs (made by Grand Banks)
  • Oval dining teak table with bottle storage under table top, end drawer and built-in compartment
  • Teak parquet sole recoated 2020
  • Brass clock and barometer
  • (2)  Overhead lights with switches
  • Teak bar cabinet with (4) pull-out drawers
  • U-line ice-maker new 2014
  • (5) windows - (4) open with screens
  • Drapes for all windows new 2020 sumbrella matching
  • Air-conditioner with reverse cycle heat
  • Small brass lamp
  • (2) Sony overhead stereo speakers
  • Cable TV connection
  • Headliner replaced in saloon and galley - 2005
  • KVH Trav Vision M3 SAT TV system.  Saloon, Master Stateroom TVs, and Flybridge plotter are connected to SAT system  Flat screen TV in custom TV cabinet
  • L-galley
  • Single stainless steel sink
  • Delta faucet
  • Off-white Formica countertops
  • Princess (3) burner electric stove with oven
  • 12-volt exhaust fan
  • Princess microwave
  • Holding plate refrigerator - operates both air and water cooled
  • Holding plate reach-in corner freezer - operates both air and water cooled
  • (5) storage cabinets with adjustable shelves
  • (3) compartmentalized dish storage - forward bulkhead
  • Tip-out trash compartment
  • (4) pull-out drawers
  • (2) Overhead lights
  • (3) opening windows with curtains
  • Center opening windshield ICOM Submersible Plus Command Mic III VHF intercom/radio new 07/07
Lower Helm
  • Furuno Navnet VX2 C-map NT Max 64 mile Radar/GPS/Plotter/Depth - new 7/07
  • ICOM IC-M604 VHF radio - new 7/07
  • Simrad AP-25 autopilot - new 7/07
  • Danforth battery condition gauge & battery selector
  • Volt & amp meters
  • Morse twin gear and throttle controls
  • Ideal windlass control
  • Windshield wipers (3) controls with washers
  • Danforth compass
  • Alarm panel with Engine water temp, and Engine & gear oil pressure, Transmission oil temperature, Bilge Pump and Engine Room Lights On
  • VDO RPM, Amps, Temperature, Oil Pressure, Engine Hour gauges
  • Teak ships wheel
  • Fire extinguisher
  • 12 volt and 110 volt circuit breaker panels
  • 2 prong 12 volt plug in
  • Glendinning synchronizer control 
  • Horn button
Port Guest Cabin
  • Double berth against port hull side
  • Teak cabinet with (4) drawers
  • Teak-framed mirror
  • Teak parquet sole
  • Brass reading light
  • (2) opening windows with curtains
  • Teak louvered hanging locker
  • Overhead opening hatch
  • Teak fiddled book shelf
  • (1) large pull-out drawer
  • (1) overhead light
Laundry Room
  • GE full-size washer with hot/cold water shut-offs
  • GE full-size vented dryer
  • Teak grated sole with sump
  • (2) reach-in cabinets with adjustable shelves
  • (1) overhead light

           (1) opening window with curtains

  • (2) electrical shore power adaptors stored under steps
  • (3) teak steps with opening lids for storage
  • Teak parquet sole
  • Louvered teak door with hatch slide shutting off galley/saloon
  • Electrical battery disconnects for (3) batteries under top step
  • Stainless steel spacer used for aligning shafts
Forward Cabin
  • V-berth, insert, and storage under
  • (2) adjustable reading lights
  • (2) opening windows with curtains
  • Teak louvered door hanging locker with fiddle around top
  • Teak locking entrance door
  • Opening hatch
  • Access to anchor locker
  • Air-conditioning with reverse cycle heat - new 7/07
  • Fiddled book shelf
  • Teak parquet sole
  • (6) pull-out drawers
  • (2) overhead lights
Forward Head
  • Faux marble countertop with molded sink
  • Electric head new 2015
  • Teak framed mirror
  • Separate stall shower with teak grate over sump pump
  • Overhead opening hatch
  • (3) reach-in cabinets for storage
  • Teak parquet sole
  • (1) opening window with plastic curtain
  • Fabric shower curtain
  •  Handheld shower head
Master Cabin
  • Double teak doors going into cabin
  • Queen island berth with storage under
  • Large louvered door hanging locker
  • Teak framed mirror
  • Overhead opening hatch
  • Chart drawer under berth and (2) opening drawers
  • Queen headboard
  • Vanity/desk with stool and opening drawer
  • Bureau with (4) pull-out drawers and (2) reach-in doors
  • TV cable connection
  • Fire extinguisher
  • (4) fiddled book shelves
  • Teak parquet sole
  • Air-conditioning with reverse cycle heat - new 7/07
  • (6) opening windows with curtains
  • (2) night cabinets with reach-in storage and (1) drawer each
  • (1) overhead light
  • (3) adjustable brass reading lights
  • (2) sole hatches for additional storage
  •  Flat Screen TV
Master Head
  • Electric macerating porcelain toilet replaced 2015
  • (2) teak framed mirrors
  • (2) reach-in storage cabinets
  • (2) pull-out drawers
  • Faux marble countertop with molded sink
  • (1) opening window with curtain
  • Teak parquet sole
  • (1) overhead fluorescent light
  • Teak double towel holder
  • Separate stall shower with teak grate over sump pump
  • Handheld shower head
  • Large shower reach-in storage cabinet
  • Opening window in shower
  • Shower overhead light
Engine Room
  • Twin Lehman 135hp diesel engines with approximately 4500 hours as of 5/2021
  • Fuel manifold system
  • Aluminum fuel tanks, primed & Awlgrip painted holding 290 gallons each - new 2005 - patterned after original GB tanks, not multiple tanks baffled together.
  • 8KW Westerbeke generator - flushed out 2018
  • Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauges
  • Hot water heater
  • Halon fire suppressant system
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer
  • Saltwater washdown pump
  •  Updated sea water intake hoses
  • (3) batteries (2 mains & house-8 D's) generator 4-D  
  • Teak grating over bilge
  • (3) coolant overflow tanks - mains and generator
  • Stainless steel cable steering
  • (2) 12 volt overhead lights
  • Algae - X biological fuel magnets
  • Fresh water flush for engines and generator - 2002
  • Shaft Flex couplings replaced - 2002
  • New copper/nickel heat exchangers installed - 1998, removed and cleaned out 2020
  • (2) stainless steel exhaust cooling elbows and exhaust hoses installed - 1998
  • New engine mounts -1996
  • All through-hull valves and strainers serviced/rebuilt - 2014
  • Refrigerator/freezer compressor unit replaced - 2006
  • Large inventory of spare parts, pumps, belts and hoses
  • 3 Water tanks with manifold system
  • Manual bilge pump - overhauled 2003
  • New AirCon cooling water pump, auto shutdown switch
  • Holding tank with macerator
  • Xantrex C5012 12V amp smart battery charger - 2012
  • Transmission oil coolers
  • Cutlass bearings replaced 2011
  •  High water alarm with loud audible warning - 2008
Flybridge Helm


  • Furuno Navnet VX2 C-map NT Max 64 mile Radar/GPS/Plotter/Depth - new 7/07 in NavPod
  • ICOM IC-M604 VHF radio - new 7/07
  • Simrad AP25 autopilot - new 7/07
  • Danforth compass
  • VDO gauges duplicated from lower helm
  • Morse twin gears and throttle
  • Console cover
  • Clarion stereo - 2008
  • SAT TV received on NavNet screen  - 2008
  • Glendinning synchronizer
  • Alarm panel - same as Lower Helm
  • 2 prong 12 volt plug-in
  • AC volt meter indicating generator output
  • Stereo volume control
  • Engine start/stop panel
  • Windlass control
  • Horn button
  • Oversized cushion for helm bench seat
  • Teak grab rail
  • (2) stereo speakers


  • Bimini with full enclosure - new 2018
  • All curtains have "smile" zippers
  • Teak decking
  • Mast & boom rigged for sail
  • Steadying sail
  • Awlgrip painted VHF antenna mastsport side antenna new 2020
  • Ship's bell
  • 64- mile open array radar antenna - new 7/07
  • (2) spreader lights
  • Anchor and steaming lights
  • Propane gas BBQ
  • Weathercloth on bridge stainless rails
  • Tinted Lexan Venturi windscreen
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Coast Guard safety package
  • 110 volt outlet box
  • Canvas cover for Bridge helm and seat benches
  • GPS antenna - new 7/07
  • Storage under all Bench seats with teak slates to allow air circulation

           cup holder

Aft Deck


  • Gate to swim platform
  • (2) deck boxes
  • 50 amp electrical connection for shore power & 50' power cable
  • Transom hot/cold water shower
  • (2) oversized ship's cleats
  • Weather cloth
  • Flag mast and cover
  • Throwable life ring and holder
  • All weathercloth/dodgers replaced with new canvas 2005 on stainless rails - no lacing

          Stern light

Deck and Hull
  • Teak swim platform
  • Teak swim ladder
  • Transom cover on teak transom
  • Teak handrails with canvas covers
  • Teak cap rail with canvas covers
  • Bronze stanchions
  • Teak decks
  • Port and starboard side gates (2)
  • (4) oversized bronze cleats
  • Forward deck box for lines
  • Loftrans double windlass
  • Stainless steel bow railing
  • Bruce anchor
  • Danforth plow anchor and nylon rode
  • Burgee flag staff with cover
  • Fenders and lines, life jackets
  • (2) large finished fender boards
  • Hailer
  • Navigation lightsteak mounted
  • (4) teak grab rails with covers
  • Newly Awlgrip painted aluminum exterior window frames - 2007
  • 50 amp power connection - fore and aft
  • TV, phone connections - fore and aft
  • Saltwater washdown for anchors
  • Windlass controls forward, lower and upper helms
  • Windlass canvas cover
  • Bottom completely peeled, blisters removed, faired, 2 coats Interprotect 2001, 2 coats bottom paint
  • All vent covers Awlgrip painted - 2006
  • Complete records from last 2 owners
  • Cutlass bearings replaced - 2011
  • Both stuffing boxes repacked - 2011
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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