NEW LISTING—Preliminary Specs
IN TRANSIT TO OUR BELLINGHAM DOCKS IN EARLY SEPTEMBER
Minnow is a fine, late-model example of the 36 Europa in the classic Grand Banks tradition and the only "wide-body" Europa currently available in the continental U.S. The Europa model has always been one of the more popular layouts for Pacific Northwest cruising with the well-protected side decks and the spacious covered aft cockpit—an elegant all-weather extension of the salon. Her practical layout, sturdy fiberglass construction, and long range capability all add up to a complete cruising boat. The Grand Banks semi-displacement hull design, with a fine entry forward, hard chines aft, and a full keel has been proven on waters around the world. Her single diesel allows her to cruise reliably and extremely economically at 8 knots. In production since the 60s, the Grand Banks 36 was redesigned in the late 80s giving the proven Grand Banks semi-displacement hull a longer waterline and an increased beam. Absolutely perfect for the cruising couple, Minnow offers ample living space for those extended cruises through the islands, up the Sunshine Coast and beyond.
Carefully maintained and thoughtfully updated, pride of ownership is evident throughout. Minnow offers an extensive list of equipment—Raymarine, ComNav and Icom headline the list of professional electronics that will deliver you to that remote anchorage. Once on the hook, enjoy the independence allowed by her propane stove, diesel-fired hydronic furnace, 5KW genset and inverter. All of this combines to make her a very inviting seaworthy vessel that feels comfortable and cozy while providing all the capability required to explore remote ports-of-call.
Access to the cockpit is gained via port and starboard side gates or through the optional transom door from the extended swim platform. Crossing the cockpit and entering the salon, the interior beckons with the warmth, elegance and attention to detail for which Grand Banks has become justifiably renown. Generous windows, a GB trademark, and warm lighting bathe the teak and custom upholstery day or night, providing the perfect venue for entertaining. Grab a sundowner and that nice salmon filet from today's catch and step back out to the cockpit for al-fresco dining and where you will find easy access to the generous upper deck where one can enjoy ample seating and the BBQ ready to fill the anchorage with the smells of the fresh catch, the sounds of laughter and pleasant conversation. As the day winds down, the stateroom with island berth welcomes you for a good night’s rest. It doesn't get any easier or more relaxing.
This vessel has cruised extensively throughout the NW, is well-equipped for PNW cruising and is ready to head north.
Step aboard Minnow through the convenient transom door into the spacious cockpit with complete enclosure. A wide teak/glass sliding aft door welcomes you into the Salon. Here find the L-settee to port with the teak yacht table. To starboard is a custom table for two and two armchairs, offering a very accommodating arrangement for entertaining friends.
Moving forward, the lower helm is to starboard with a custom helm seat and door to the side deck to provide quick access for line handling. The U-shaped galley is opposite and open to the Salon, making an inviting space for a chef to create and entertain.
Further forward and down 4 steps, Minnow offers the coveted Master Stateroom layout with an island berth. The stateroom includes ample hanging lockers and drawer storage. Aft to port is the head compartment with a separate private shower compartment.
Topsides is a spacious flybridge with a canvas bimini for the seating and helm areas as well as stowage for the dinghy with Roskelley-Olson crane for deployment.
All personal property is excluded unless specifically identified and included in the sale agreement and listing specifications. Personal property refers to all items not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, furnishings, and recreational or entertainment items. Advertisements, marketing materials, and/or other photography may depict the vessel with personal property, however, such personal property is excluded unless otherwise specifically included as provided herein.
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.
These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumption, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as other representations noted on the listing brochure.