The 42 Europa perfectly accommodates a cruising lifestyle and there are countless attributes that contribute to its reputation as one of the most reliable, high-quality yachts designed and built for this purpose. With its distinctive fashion plates adjoining the decks from an extended roof line, she gives owners the advantage of protection from the elements while handling lines or moving about. Her spacious salon opens into the protected cockpit area, there is a generously proportioned fiberglass stairway for easy access to the bridge and convenient dinghy storage. This only the beginning of why this model is known for its welcoming nature. She symbolizes the utmost level of craftsmanship, beauty and performance including the trademark touches like the liberal use of teak both inside and out.
"OVERTURE" is a superbly outfitted and professionally maintained vessel. Equipped with Twin 330 Diamond Series Cummins with fuel crossover system for each engine, Onan 8 KW Generator, AC/Heating, and Underwater Lights.
Recent upgrades include new electronics, and new canvas.
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Most striking is the spacious climate controlled salon that opens directly to a protected cockpit area. With the double sliding doors open, the main living area naturally expands to the outside world. Here, under the protective roof, is the perfect place for your favorite teak or wicker yacht furniture. The roof also extends over the side decks to provide additional protection from the sun or rain, making the Europa especially attractive for the tropics or where the weather is often wet and damp.
Down below the Europa offers two private staterooms both are air conditioned (reverse cycle heat or air) and one large head with a separate stall shower with teak grate floor. The luxurious owner's stateroom is forward and features queen size island bed. A large opening Bomar hatch ensures excellent ventilation, especially when at anchor. The port side guest cabin is offered with double berth and an upper single berth and is complete with a hanging locker.
The "user friendly" AC DC electrical system is color coded and numbered to enable an installer or repair person to add equipment or trace down a electrical challenge easily.
The AC/DC panel is located at the lower helm, making it very easy to access and the panel has breakers and a reverse polarity indicator.
The Grand Banks 42 Europa is a stunningly handsome boat with ideal proportions. The history of the 42 Europa began very quietly in the late 60's with the development of the Sedan configuration of the 32, 36 & 42. By using the 42 Sedan as the basic deck layout (and a few inches to lengthen the salon) the overhangs were added to the sidedecks and cockpit thus transforming the sedan into the Europa. The 42 Europa was introduced in 1971/72 with limited production. Initially the Europa was up against a very popular Tri-Cabin or Classic design that was dominant in the 70's and 80's and because of this the Europa sales were slow in the beginning however the few that were built have always been highly sought after on the used market. It's interesting that many 42 Europa owners were previous GB Thirty-Two Sedan owners that just wanted a bigger version of there beloved little GB and the 42 was a logical step. The 42 Sedan/ Europa sales were quiet in comparison to the Classic throughout the 70'& early 80's and it was eventually put on sabbatical in 1991. Then in 1992 the NEW 42 hull was re-introduced with six inches wider and longer hull #1204 was launched however the Europa would not be ready until 1997 with #1376. With a 6" wider & longer hull, molded fiberglass stairs to flybridge, a standard island bed in the master stateroom and a transom door. Numerous other improvements were built in the new model and propelled the Europa design to the top of the fleet for the last ten years.
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