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Beneteau
2003
50' GRAND BANKS
"DUET"
Location:
Essex, Connecticut
Price:
$549,000.00
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Northrop and Johnson
(954) 522-3344


 
NOTABLE FEATURES: 
“DUET” has the right balance of desirable engines, layout, features and options and has been maintained and regularly updated by knowledgeable owners. 
  • CAT C-12 Engines
  • Optimum Layout, 2 Cabins, 2 heads with stall showers, large salon U-settee with table
  • Watermaker, Washer/Dryer
  • Grunert Holding Plate refers w/ freezer
  • 13kw Generator w/ Inverter
  • Satellite TV & Radio, Satellite Phone
  • Updated electronics, TV’s and AV
  • AwlGrip Flag Blue Topsides
  • Tender w/ outboard and  removable St. Croix davits

In shed at Essex Boat Works, 9 Ferry St, Essex CT. Notify Bob Jarrett 24 hrs. in advance of showing 860-460-4985 bob.jarrett@northropandjohnson.com



Notable Features
“DUET” has the right balance of desirable engines, layout, features and options and has been maintained and regularly updated by knowledgeable owners.

 

• CAT C-12 Engines

• Optimum Layout, 2 Cabins, 2 heads with stall showers, large salon U-settee with table

• Watermaker, Washer/Dryer

• Grunert Holding Plate refers w/ freezer

• 13kw Generator w/ Inverter

• Satellite TV & Radio, Satellite Phone

• Updated electronics, TV’s and AV

• AwlGrip Flag Blue Topsides

• Tender w/ outboard and  removable St. Croix davits

Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
Manufacturer/Model/Designer
- Manufacturer: GRAND BANKS
- Model: Eastbay HX
 
Dimensions/Weights
- Length: 50' 0"
- Max Height: 0
- LOA: 49.9166' 0"
- LWL: 45.6666' 0"
- BEAM: 16' 0"
- DRAFT: 4.3333' 0"
 
Engines
- Engine(s): C-12
 
Tankage/Capacity
- Fuel: 760 Gal
- Water: 175 Gal
- Holding: 60 Gal
 
Construction
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
 
Additional



Vessel Overview
The Grand Banks Eastbay 49 is arguably the most successful big traditional express ever presented to the market with over 100 sold during a ten year production run. The model spawned numerous competitive offerings none of which eclipsed this success and led to the Eastbay 54 and 55 which come from the same mold. Although most current offerings have a fully enclosed the pilothouse these and many experienced owners seek the wonderful open air environment of the soft back HX model. The C. Raymond Hunt deep vee design is unsurpassed and effectively executed by one of the worlds most experienced and highest quality builders in Grand Banks. This boat was built in the Singapore yard by the companies most experienced craftsmen. She is in the middle of the production run with over 50 built before her so the learning curve was at the highest. The C12 engines are current in the CAT series and superior to the earlier offered power in this model. She cruises effortlessly in the mid 20 knot range with good economy for a planning vessel of this size and displacement. Top speed of nearly 30 knots comes in handy when outrunning storms or darkness.

“DUET” has had extremely experienced owners that have spared no expense to keep her current and properly maintained. Having provided them with seasons of carefree and enjoyable cruising they offer the boat for sale in order to dedicate more time to local sailing.




Layout & Arrangement
This yacht is a hardtop express cruiser and features a large cockpit, partially enclosed pilot house and lower deck with a unique two cabin, two head layout with galley and dinette. The Master is forward with an island queen berth and en-suite head with separate stall shower. There is a guest cabin aft to port with athwartships twin berths, hanging locker and TV. The guest head is opposite the guest cabin and features a modified separate stall shower arrangement. This custom arrangement enables the guest head stall shower without the normal reduction of the large salon U-dinette to the smaller L-settee commonly found with two shower stalls.

The down galley has beautiful Corian countertops with upscale fiddle moldings, side by side under counter refrigerator with Grunert holding plate. Top load freezer, Princess 3 burner Ceran flush surface stove with oven.  Lots of counter surface and storage space plus it’s more functional in a seaway compared to many designs.

Three steps up from the lower deck is the salon and pilot house area. To Starboard is the helm station with double bench seat. Adjacent to Port is a companion double bench. Each seatback can flip forward converting the forward facing seats to aft facing into the living space for additional casual seating. This seating allows two couples or a family to be fully engaged in the cruising experience. There is a companion Raymarine E-80 radar/plotter unit in the overhead console with remote touch pad console interfaced for the navigator. The aft area of the helm deck offers L-and straight settees with large Teak table creating a fabulous indoor-outdoor entertaining area. The enclosure easily opens and secures to the overhead for this open-air experience or can be fully removed. This space is air conditioned and heated to maintain comfort in extreme temperatures.

The large cockpit supports outdoor enjoyment for the whole crew with aft facing double bench seat to port and additional free standing chairs. Access to the side and foredecks is easy allowing crew to safely move about the entire boat. The transom door opens to the large Teak swim platform where St Croix removable Stainless Steel davits are configured to easily handle the tender.




Interior Features
• Satin finish Teak interior 
• Teak & Holly cabin soles
• Corian Galley and Head Counters
• Bulkheads, white laminate
• Cabin doors w/ hi Quality SS lock sets
• Cabinet furniture, teak faced and solid Teak
• Drawers, teak faced with solid wood sides, drawer slides 
• Fabrics, Ultraleather other quality fabrics
• Grab rails, Teak
• Hardware, stainless steel 
• Headlining, vinyl; Hull ceiling, teak varnished
• Lighting, Halogen, 12 volt, reading lights at berths and seating locations 
• Portholes, stainless steel with White exterior trim rings and screens
• Deck hatches Stainless Steel w/ integral Ocean Aire hatch Insect and solar screens  
• Curtains or blinds on many windows and ports




Salon
• Large U-Settee with storage
• Teak Leaf Table with magazine and bottle storage in base
• TV Cabinet w/ Flat Panel TV, Surround Sound DVD  concealed by Tambour door
• Outboard storage lockers and bookshelves
• Bar cabinet, teak with bottle and glass compartments  
• Co2 Monitor
• Cordless phone wall mounted




Galley & Domestic Sy
• Countertop, Corian w/ custom fiddle detail, hinging top load access lids (2)
• Refrigerator (2) with GB Teak clad door exterior, Grunert holding plate 110v/AC 
• Top Load freezer Insulated SS lined w/ Grunert holding plate
• Microwave oven – convection range/oven, electric 110v/AC
• Ceran Flush Cook Top Flush mounted 110v/AC w/ oven
• Sea Recovery Ultra Whisper Desalinator 600GPD / 25 GPH
• Washer/Dryer Combo vented (engine room)
• Pull out waste basket beneath sink, recycling bin under steps
• Overhead and under counter dish Lockers, condiment locker, drawers, food stores 
• Faucet, single lever
• Sink, double stainless steel with Silestone cover 
• Exhaust blower, 12v/DC




Master Cabin
• Island Queen Berth, drawers and storage beneath 
• Outboard lockers
• Fwd. locker bulkhead Teak
• Bureau with drawers 
• Hanging lockers ((2) Cedar lined w/ automatic lighting
• Mattress w/ custom bedding
• Mirror, full length beveled glass with teak frame 
• Deck hatch w/ Ocean Aire blinds
• Co2 Monitor




Master Head
• En Suite - separate stall shower, bi-fold Acrylic shower door
• Countertop Corian, Stainless Steel sink, cabinets, drawer 
• Exhaust blower, 12 volt 
• Faucet, single lever Grohe
• Mirror w/ Teak frame 
• Toilet,VacuFlush marine, vacuum flushing 
• Toilet paper holder 
• Toothbrush holder 
• Towel racks




Guest Cabin Port
• Athwart ship twin berths w/ drawers beneath
• Hanging locker with lined cedar wood 
• Mirror beveled glass, Teak frame 
• TV bulkhead mounted
• Opening ports (2) deck hatch (1)
• Pocket door
• Co2 Monitor




Guest Head
• Separate stall shower w/ Bi-fold Acrylic shower door, tile floor
• Countertop Corian w/ Stainless Steel sink
• Exhaust blower, 12 volt 
• Faucet, single lever Grohe
• Mirror w/teak frame 
• Toilet, VacuFlush marine, vacuum flushing 
• Toilet paper holder 
• Toothbrush holder 
• Towel rack 
• Cabinets, drawers




Pilothouse
• Double bench seats at helm & companion  w/ 2 drawers ea. flip backrests
• Helm Station w/ extensive Nav. instrumentation console mounted
• Electronics console Teak 
• Electronics locker, overhead & companion station
• Chart Box with Chart Light
• Steering wheel, Teak spokes and rim
• Companion chart table w/ wet bar and lockers 
• Side opening windows and canvas/isinglass side and aft curtains (new 2010)
• Opening center windshield panel
• Windows, side opening, sliding (2)
• L-Settee with Hi-Lo Teak Table
• U-Line 110v AC ice maker in cabinet
• Storage drawers in seat bases
• Wet bar, custom
• Overhead Teak handrails
• Overhead recessed Cantelupi lighting




Navigation & Enterta
• Raymarine E-120 (12" color display) Plotter / Radar / Sounder / Video
• Raymarine E80 with remote control pad (companion)
• Raymarine 4Kw Antenna w/4' Ant  
• Raymarine Raystar 125 (WAAS)  
• Simrad AP20 Autopilot
• VHF: ICOM M602 w/ Command Mic.
• Furuno RD30 digital multi display, depth finder
• Iridium Satellite phone
• Ritchie Compass  
• ACR RCL-100 Spotlight (helm and companion touchpads)  
• Navionics chart card NE & Canyons  
• VHF: Antenna and Mount  
• KVH Trac Vision M4 w/ DSS Receiver  
• Mast Mounted KVH Dome    
• 23" Samsung Flat panel LCD TV Installed in Salon  
• 17” Samsung Flat Panel TV Bulkhead Mount Teak Cabinet Port Guest Cabin
• Hughes Direct TV Receiver  
• AM/FM CD-DVD Player, Clarion 
• Bose surround sound w/ DVD player
• Bose Cockpit Speakers (2) Flush Mount
• Clarion speakers pilot house (2) salon (2)
• Sirius Weather




Mechanical & Systems
• Twin Caterpillar C-12 700 HP diesel engines with Twin Disc gears 
• Kobelt single lever shift/throttles
• Engine synchronizer integral in CAT electronic engine management
• Low speed idle switch
• Sleipner “Side Power” Bow Thruster 12v/DC
• Ball valve on all thru hulls above waterline 
• Bilge pump manual 
• Drip pans under engines 
• Dual Racor filters
• Engine raw water intake strainers 
• Engine room faucet, fresh water 
• Engine room sound insulation 
• Exhaust system, seawater cooled, with mufflers 
• Fireboy fire extinguisher, with engine shut downs, generator and override control 
• Fuel filters, Racor™ water separators on each engine (duplex) and generator (single) 
• Fuel tanks, Auxiliary FRP baffled fuel tank, Main FRP baffled 
• Gas/water separator on generator exhaust system 
• Propellers (2), 5 blade Nibral 
• Propellers (2) 4 blade Nibral (spares)
• Rudders, cast Bronze 
• Hydraulic assist steering
• Seacocks on thru-hulls below waterline, Bronze 
• Seacocks on engine raw water inlets 
• Shaft logs Duramax with drip less shaft seals 
• Shafts, stainless steel 
• Steering with power assisted hydraulic 
• Struts, Bronze with rubber bearings 
• Water tanks, Stainless Steel, painted
• Vacuflush Head systems (2) with holding tanks (all waste hoses replaced 2013)




Electrical
• Generator ONAN 13.5KW with sound shield, diesel (2110 hrs)
• Inverter MAGNUM Energy (new 2012) 
• 12,000 BTU Marine Air reverse cycle heat/AC units (2)
• 16,000 BTU Marine Air reverse cycle heat/AC unit 
• AC distribution panels, 120 60 Hz /220 volt 50 Hz  w/ Indicator light, reverse polarity 
• Air horn, Kahlenberg dual trumpet w/ compressor
• Alternator, each engine, 12 volt 
• Alternator, generator, 12 volt 
• Alarm panel, single station, w/Engine Oil Pressure and Temperature, lights for bilge      pumps On, Generator On, Loss of Cooling Water, Engine Room Lights On 
• Batteries, AGM glass matte with FRP boxes, lids and straps, (2) 8D engine starting, (2) x 8D, house, (1) Group 27 Generator starting 
• Battery charger, automatic, 12 volt 40 amp 
• Battery condition indicator 
• Battery switch, disconnect 
• Bilge pumps (4), automatic,12 volt 
• Bonding system 
• Carbon Monoxide Detector in sleeping areas 
• Control panels, horn, anchor winch, trim tabs 
• DC distribution panels, 12 volt 
• Engine room Delta T blowers, 12 volt 
• Engine room lights, 12 volt and AC florescent lights 110V 60Hz 0r 220V 50 Hz 
• Engine gauges and instrumentation electronic 
• Engine start/stop single station 
• Extra16 position12 DC circuit breaker panel overhead panel
• Fresh water system, pressurized, 12v/DC, hot water heater 110VAC and engine circ.
• Fuel transfer pump, 12v/DC 
• Galvanic isolator 
• Helm outlet, 110v/AC and 12v/DC
• Holding tank discharge pump, 12v/DC
• Level indicator panel, holding tank 
• Navigation lights, 12v/DC 
• Oil change kit 12v/DC 
• Outlets, galley, engine room and heads, GFCI protection, 120v/AC 
• Rudder angle indicator, 12v/DC 
• Shore power inlet, AC, 50 AMP 120/240v/AC w/’ Glendenning Cablemaster 
• Tank gauges for fuel and water, 12v/DC Centroid™, with Computank Display
• Dockside water inlet
• Fresh water wash anchor locker
• Salt water wash anchor locker 




Exterior
• Companionway doors w/ slide hatch
• Anchor chain locker, self-draining 
• Anchor platform, single roller, stainless steel 
• Anodes, zinc, shaft and hull 
• Chocks and mooring cleats, stainless steel 
• Deck fills: fuel, water and waste pump-out plus optional direct hi speed fill neck on tank 
• Deck non-skid, side and forward cabin house deck and hardtop with painted non-skid 
• Dorade boxes, teak w/chrome vents 
• Engine room vents, Delta T Air demisters 
• Flagstaff holders, bow and stern Flagstaffs, teak, bow and stern 
• Foredeck lockers, port and starboard Fresh water faucet, inside forward deck locker 
• Grab rails, stainless steel 
• Mast, aluminum w/ custom mounts Awl Grip White
• Rubrail, heavy-duty vinyl with stainless steel insert 
• Safety rails, stainless steel with intermediate rail 
• Port and Stbd rail gate 
• Toe rail, teak varnished
• Trim tabs, Bennett
• Vents for fuel and water tanks 
• Windlass Maxwell 12v/DC,  w/ Bruce  60lb Anchor w/ 200’ chain rode
• Windows, tempered glass




Cockpit
• Aft facing double bench seat w/ storage
• Decking, teak, epoxy bonded
• Saint Croix removable Stainless Steel davits
• Tender 2008 West Marine 10’ inflatable w/  8 hp Johnson outboard 
• SS and Canvas Cockpit Awning
• Swim ladder, fold-up, stainless steel w/teak 
• Swim platform, Teak
• Transom door, hinged 
• Transom shower with retractable hose, hot/cold 
• Courtesy lights, 12 volt 
• Engine room hatch 
• Freshwater wash-down, fitting 
• Hatches (3) hinged w/gas assist cylinder lift-ups, stainless steel to lazarette 
• Scuppers, stainless steel (2), large freeing ports (2) 




Construction
• Hull topsides Awl Grip Flag Blue (2008) over factory CCP Flag Blue Gel Coat
• Superstructure White Gel Coat, Non Skid “Moon Dust” Awl Grip, Teak Cockpit Decking
• Boot stripe Vivid Red & cove stripe Gold painted Awl-Grip (2008)
• FRP composite PVC foam cored above waterline
• Hand laid fiberglass Hydrex resin skin coat in hull laminate, Gel-coat fiberglass exterior 
• Solid fiberglass hull below waterline
• Epoxy barrier undercoat, Micron CSC antifouling paint Green
• Hull structural grid FRP molded and foam 
• Molded quarter guard with SS rub rail 
• Teak Toe Rail Varnished




Remarks
“DUET” is a thoughtfully designed and exceptional example of the GB49 Eastbay HX. She has been professionally maintained by capable yards and authorized CAT Dealers, lightly used and shed stored off season. The broker strongly suggests your inspection if considering a boat of this type. 




Exclusions
Owner’s personal effects, artwork, tools, loose galley and general items. Any items seen aboard not specifically stated in this listing sheet should be considered exclusionary.

 
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