Lady Clare is an "original" all-fiberglass Grand Banks 42 Classic trawler powered by twin 120 horsepower Ford Lehman diesel engines providing economical (3.5 GPH @ 8 kt) and trouble-free cruising. Quite possibly the most "period correct" 42 Classic available. Owned by the same owner for 39 years she is a tremendous value and is ready to provide new owners with years of cruising enjoyment.
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The Grand Banks 42 Classic is regarded by many as the perfect "cruising lifestyle" boat and the semi displacement hull design and a full keel has been proven on waters around the world. The spacious salon provides a comfortable relaxation or entertainment area, with additional dining facilities around the teak yacht table (a Grand Banks trademark). There is a fully equipped galley to port and a complete helm station to starboard. Another known Grand Banks standard is the beautiful teak joinery which they are known for all over the world.
These customary features of quality and dependability combined with reliable electronics and equipment afford you a superior cruising ability without skimping on the comforts you expect from a Grand Banks.
Lady Clare is a first-generation all-fiberglass tri-cabin design with guest quarters forward featuring a v-berth and dedicated head, and master stateroom aft with ensuite head that includes a private bathtub and shower. Berthing accommodations are separated by the salon, galley and lower helm station to provide privacy for two or more couples while cruising.
Onboard systems have been continuously updated and include new wiring, electrical distribution system and lighting throughout, Raritan toilets in both heads. Her interior features satin varnished teak cabinetry and flooring beneath the custom carpet accented by brass lighting fixtures that add warmth and charm to the classic interior. Finally, her galley is designed with a serious cook in mind. Equipped with separate cold plate refrigerator and freezer, electric stove and microwave oven, she leaves little for the cook's wish list.
Solid hand laid laminated fiberglass hull construction with an estimated thickness of over an inch thick below the waterline. The simulated carvel planking or grooved hull sides were intended to give the fiberglass hulls the appearance of their mahogany predecessors. The construction is all fiberglass including the house, superstructure and decks with teak planking overlay.
The spacious main salon of the GB 42 combines the activities hub, entertainment center and main living area. This is truly a multipurpose salon with facilities for dining around the teak yacht table and settee. The fully equipped galley area is to port and the complete helm station is to starboard with complete dual engine instruments. There is immediate access to the side deck from the helm station through the starboard door and just aft of the door is a teak bar cabinet.
Looking aft in the main saloon you see the long L-shaped settee with the yacht table. The companionway leads forward to the guest's stateroom and aft to the main stateroom. To port is an additional bench seat, counter and extra storage space. The spacious flybridge has full instruments and controls and watertight storage under the seats.
Belowdecks are the mechanical spaces, home to the twin Ford Lehman diesel engines as well as all of the onboard support equipment. The electrical system is fortified with both an Onan diesel generator and dedicated battery banks. This is an extremely clean engine room. The fuel tanks appear to be very sound and the bilges are spotless and dry. This is one of the cleanest engine rooms you will find in this price and vintage.
Lehman pioneered the marinization of engines as far back as 1932. By 1980 the Lehman Econ-O-Power trademark was recognized and respected by boat builders and owners throughout the world. For over 50 years, Lehman had been an organization of dedicated boatmen with a keen appreciation of the proper specification and operation of marine power. The compact design of Lehman Econ-O-Power diesels with special monobloc cast iron exhaust manifolds has shell type tubular heat exchangers and coolers for streamlined appearance and long lasting operation. The Lehman Econ-O-Power engine is built using a Ford engine as the "base" unit. Lehman manufactured and provided the "conversion" equipment... those parts that are needed to adapt the Ford engine to marine use. One of Lehmans' most popular diesels, this 380 cubic inch engine is conservatively rated at 120 horsepower at 2500 rpm. This model engine has a long history of thoroughbred performance, beginning in 1958 as the Ford Dagenham diesel. Also contributing to the popularity of this engine are the same high performance, high economy features which characterize all Lehman Power diesel marine engines.
The four cycle design, high compression ratio and overhead valves assure clean burning, odor free combustion. The resulting maximization of fuel economy and dependable performance have established this engine as a "pacesetter" among commercial operators, and a favorite of boaters.
Underlying its rugged performance is its rugged construction...a deep, rigid block. The crankshaft is equipped with large diameter crankpins and main bearings. Four hole injectors are fed by an efficient Simms piston-type fuel injection pump which is driven directly by camshaft gearing. This eliminates the exposed auxiliary drive shaft and couplings that were used in earlier models. Lehman diesel marine engines turn counter-clockwise (viewed from the stern of the boat facing forward). Borg-Warner transmissions offer positive acting, smooth dependable performance under varied loads.
Fresh-water cooled exhaust manifold with patented mono-block design allows lower overall engine height. Heavy, cast-iron construction for long life and dependability
12 volt starting motor
55 amp alternators with integral solid state voltage regulator and automatic oil pressure switch (for energizing or disconnecting the system on engine start-up or shut-down).
Gear driven raw water pump, constructed of bronze with ball bearings for dependability and longer service life. Rubber impeller for maximum water flow.
Flexible fuel supply line prevents fuel supply line from breaking
Spin-on, disposable-cartridge oil filter is easily accessible and easy to replace
Pressurized cooling system
Efficient fresh-water cooling through shell and tube-type, copper heat exchanger- with pencil zincs for corrosion resistance. Horizontally mounted to eliminate sediment build-up, with access covers for quick cleaning. No aluminum to rot or disintegrate.
Efficient oil cooling system
Flat-type oil sump
Secondary fuel filters
Racor water separators
These estimates cannot be guaranteed due to load factors and sea conditions 1750 RPM is the suggested cruising rpm
No compromise has been made in the design and construction of a Grand Banks 42 which incorporates the well thought-out safety features to add to your cruising comfort. These features include dependable hydraulic steering with emergency capability, automatic alarms for engine oil pressure and water temperature. Even a reminder light that shows the engine room lights are on. Circuit breakers protecting all electric circuits, sea cocks on all thru fittings below the waterline, automatic bilge pumps and hand bilge pump located for quick access from the salon. All hoses below the waterline are double clamped for safety. In addition life rails and grab rails are provided all around the cabin and flybridge. Three ply laminated safety glass is used throughout. The engine room is ventilated by electric blowers; the bilge is protected from engine oil by molded fiberglass drip pans; each fuel tank is fitted with shut off valves. All thru hulls, underwater running gear, tanks and deck fills are copper bonded and connected to a single point at the engine frame.