The GB 46 Europa is known for its exceptionally smooth and quiet ride.
Why is LADY SUZANNE is worth close attention?
- preferred John Deere power -
- Naiad stabilizers -
- Aquadrive anti vibration system -
- Hurricane hydronic heat -
- New suite of Simrad electronics -
- flybridge hard top with full enclosure -
The Grand Banks 46 Europa has few peers when it comes to beauty, and fewer still in the areas of construction quality and design sophistication. She’s built on a semi-displacement, hard-chined hull with Smart spray rails.
Lady Suzanne is a particularly well thought out vessel. Her first owners ordered her new, after having ordered and owned three other new Grand Banks yachts. As expert GBers, they had unique insight into how best to outfit their new 46 Europa: they chose John Deere engines, known for their heavy robust design, quieter operation and ease of maintenance. They choose stabilizers for a supremely smoother ride, especially in a beam sea. They chose Aquadrive vibration dampening system for a more comfortable experience on board. They chose a hard top to the flybridge for increased living space, and protection from the elements.
And of course, they chose a GB, for dependability, fine finishing, and timeless style.
Lady Suzanne is well-optioned, straightforward, thoughtfully upgraded, comfortable, quiet, easily handled, and fully serviced.
Step aboard through opening stainless steel gates to the port or starboard side deck, or through the aft gate to the cockpit. The side decks and cockpit are covered and protected, a virtue of the Europa design.
From the spacious aft deck step through varnished teak double sliding doors to the salon, beautifully finished in hand rubbed satin teak, and with teak and holly sole. Note the large opening windows, all with screens.
The salon is open to the galley and lower helm, then down three steps forward to the accommodations area with the guest stateroom to port, private guest head opposite, and master cabin forward with private ensuite head.
Lady Suzanne features a two stateroom layout. Down from the salon, is the teak-finished hallway. The guest cabin is to port with two single berths running athwartships with teak storage drawers under. There is a hanging locker, shelves, reading lights and opening port lights with screens.
Opposite is the private guest / day head with large private shower stall, shared with the master.
Forward is the master stateroom with an island queen berth, hanging locker and bureau, private ensuite head with vanity, and private access to the shared shower. The overhead hatch and four opening port lights bring in lots of natural light, and all have shades and screens.
Both heads have freshwater Vacuflush toilets, Tankwatch 4 level monitor systems, vanity, mirror, storage, and opening port lights. The shower is large and also has an opening port light and storage lockers.
The teak doors from the cockpit lead to the salon. To port is the L-shaped settee with three storage lockers below, GB teak yacht table with fold out leaves, and storage below for books, magazines, and bottles, teak bureau. To starboard are two tub chairs and entertainment center, and there is the classic GB teak bar with built in U-Line ice maker.
Forward to port is the very well laid out L-shaped galley with black Corian counter tops, deep overhead provision cabinets, teak dish storage.
To starboard is the lower helm station which has an upholstered helm bench, side door, storage lockers, drawers, and teak foot rest. Note teak rimmed steering wheel.
All engine controls and instruments, and the navigation, communication and monitoring equipment is all very neatly organized. Further details below under “Electronics”.
On the port side of the cockpit, is the stairway to the flybridge with teak clad decks, also in top condition. The forward half of the flybridge is enclosed on all sides with a custom hard top created at time of commissioning by Delta Marine Service, the esteemed Authorized GB service Centre. The hard top has an opening hatch, and built-in overhead lights. The Lexan side and aft panels can slide open or closed with ease, or can be removed altogether.
There are two Stidd helm seats, engine controls and instruments, systems monitoring panel, and navigation and communication equipment. Further details below under “Electronics”.
The aft area of the flybridge is open to enjoy in fair weather. It has an L-shaped settee to starboard, with plenty of space for the addition of things like folding teak chairs and a table.
Aft of the lounging area is the boat deck with with a Steelhead SM 1000 R dinghy crane with power rotation, and the tender; an 11-foot Novurania RIB with GPS and depthsounder, 30 hp outboard, complete with matching cover.
The Europa style offers a large cockpit and wide side decks that are covered, protecting guests and crew during rainy weather.
Decks are natural teak, in excellent condition. Teak caprail and salon doors finished in high-gloss varnish, all hand rails and grab rails are stainless steel. Custom Sunbrella covers protect the teak finish from the elements.
There are boarding gates to the port and starboard side decks, and aft from the teak swim grid to the cockpit.
There is tremendous under-deck storage in a massive utility room / lazarette, and a locker under the molded stairs to the flybridge.
Ground tackle consists of 66lb stainless steel claw anchor with 250' of chain, Lofrans TG 10836 vertical windlass with dual capstans, foot switches, and remotes at both helm stations
A new comprehensive Simrad system was selected and installed by Pacific Yacht Systems in October, 2014. The system included:
Ship's systems are powered by AC and DC supplies through circuit breakers.
AC power is supplied via 50 Amp shore power while at the dock, and away from a dock, at sea or at anchor, via the genset or the batteries through the inverter.
DC supply is from the AGM batteries. These batteries are kept charged by alternators off the main engines or the genset, or through the charger while on shore power.
The engine room is accessed from the cockpit sole via the utility room. It has nearly five feet of headroom. Several engine options were offered over the years, and the original owners of Lady Suzanne smartly chose John Deere. These are rugged, dependable, commercial grade engines, known for quiet and smooth operation. Paired with the Aquqdive system, the engines transmit minimal vibrations outside the machinery space, resulting in a smooth, comfortable experience for owners and guests, improving dispositions, and reducing fatigue, especially during longer passages.
These particular engines are also known for a fairly steep and consistent torque curve, giving strong consistent power throughout the range, especially at lower RPMs, and thereby burning less fuel. Maximum torque is achieved at only 1900 RPM.
The engine room and lazarette are very clean and well organized. There is plenty of room to access and service all systems, and room for additional options as desired.
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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