Story? Every boat has a story. About a designer's vision. A builder's craft. The history of ownership. Some stories are of little duration and of little interest. Some are painful, and involve trails, even tribulations.
This yacht has a wonderful story.
The current owners purchased the boat nine years ago after an exhaustive hunt for an exceptional Bayliner 5788. They admired the fine lines, well known quiet ride, and responsive handling. They knew the perfectly proportioned layout was ideal for their family’s need and their joy in entertaining: a salon, galley and flybridge with space to stretch out, live and enjoy guests; a commanding pilothouse and upper helm for runs in any weather; three fine cabins topped off by a sumptuous master stateroom; and smooth, exhilarating performance from an exceptional power package. Previously, they had enjoyed bringing up the feel, finish and systems of their past Bayliner, a 4788 pilothouse. They relished the idea of fine bones, great value, and an opportunity to gradually turn the larger model into their own, very special, very refined yacht - she was to be “their last boat.”
Their yacht would incorporate ideas from the later Meridian version of the same design, would reflect their taste in decor, their focused attention to details, their demand for quality finish and equipment, and their desire for luxurious surroundings and the very best of below deck big yacht systems. The question from those watching the story of this yacht gradually unfold over the years was; why would someone put some much thought, work and money into a value boat? “To create and ultimate yacht for our needs,” was the answer. Is there more to do? Nothing urgent! We invite you to explore the photos with care, and review the overview section “Throughout This Yacht” for full specifications. Please call to arrange a viewing. She is for sale. The next chapter of this wonderful story can be yours!
Please contact the listing brokers for more information or to schedule a viewing:
Brian Kell at 604-328-3611 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
David Rankin at 604-813-2409 (email@example.com)
The 5788 was the flagship of Bayliner, as was the later version, the Meridian 580. Known as a value priced vessel, the model earned respect for:
We normally describe finish and systems that run through a boat - such as the joinery style, or the notion of heat and air conditioning being available throughout. For electrical systems as an example, we might simply say “DC and AC lights and power points throughout,”. With Grantham's Landing, we wanted to express more about what has been done to the boat in general terms, perhaps with reference to the standard Bayliner in comparison. The perspective is implied above in the introductory description: value boat, good bones, systems due for renewal or can be strengthened and dramatically improved by material, finish, technology and brand. With the following comments in mind you will find that the entire DC wiring system has been replaced from the panels back to the power sources to contemporary large yacht standards to achieve: the highest level of safety, efficient charging, new age batteries, redundancy, serviceability, convenience of use, all taking advantage of current technologies in an elegant install. The design of the system involved days of planning with Pacific Yacht Systems and weeks of their work. Instead of simply strapping up cables to the engine room deck head and running them behind a panel on the bulkhead in question - a wire nest as before - a conduit was laid beside a stringer, and new cables pulled. Elegant, out of the way, shorter runs, protected cabling - as it should be. A row of battery switches neatly labeled show clearly where power is routed to, this allows it to be safely shut down for service of that sector as need be. There are two inverters - both function as chargers to supplement output, one functions as and inverter, the other a standby in case the first malfunctions. The electrical story goes on, and on, and into the AC system as well.
Other work performed throughout the Grantham’s Landing:
On the outside, the general replacement of plastic exterior fittings with those made from stainless steel - such as drain covers, drain outlets on the side of the hull, vent covers, etc. The paint over of a black stripe on the side of the house and of the “air intakes” clean up the lines. New, substantial cleats - the details add up incrementally to ownership value.
In the lazarette, a custom built sound shield was built for the 15Kw genset - a fine piece of gear with proper quick releases for service access - and a water separator fitted. An air compressor to power an outstandingly loud boat horn, and pump up water toys for the kids. All through hulls serviced, hoses replaced, bonding wires secured.
Hoses, Valves and Pumps. Boring but important. Most hoses have been replaced with new, heavy duty hoses running off through hull valves, exhaust risers, bilge pumps, engine coolant fuel lines etc. The blue hoses are Trident, the best and most expensive hose available. Double clamped where required, and ends protected to save cut fingers. Notice the big, oversized Johnson Bilge pumps, in a pair in the bilge below the stairs, with one way valves to reduce back flow - these pumps vacate bilge water. There are eight, likely double the standard and each of greater capacity. The pressure water system is powered by a Headhunter pump with a spare if needed - and the deck outlet for and aft by a Johnson pump that will spray water 40 feet!
Small things make a big difference. The house sized barbeque built into FRP cabinets on the flybridge with a Waco freezer that slides neatly out on a custom rack. Galley storage has been increased by new cabinets overhead, install of special pullouts, and a new door to access space forgotten by the builder. Wood flooring and stairs to the pilothouse and flybridges and galley cabinets replaced or refinished to match, in a new darker tone. LED lighting with high end switches and thermostats and AC controls, all yacht gear. New appliances, all stainless steel to modernize the old white units to more current tastes. Custom etched glass panels - art. Modified cabinet for flat screen TV, and a power lift to hide it when not in use. Move a berth to improve walk around space. Install larger port lights of stainless steel to enhance the view, ventilation and light in the master cabin. Provide a hydronic furnace to heat zones in cool weather without the genset in play.
So it goes, the updating and improving continues throughout this remarkable vessel.
Access to Grantham’s Landing is accomplished two ways, by the broad swim step and through transom gates either side or by stepping off the dock directly through the custom starboard side gate and into the spacious cockpit. Large hatches access the huge lazarette, a sliding glass door to the salon, moulded steps to the flybridge, which when raised provide entry to the engine room. Step up to side decks on both port and starboard with good sized handrails leading to the forward deck, with two door access to the pilothouse, and a large foredeck with provision for a sun pad, chain locker deck access and a substantial anchor windlass. The vessel was hauled this spring, props serviced, bottom cleaned and hull paint as required.
The flying bridge is accessed from both the pilothouse or the molded steps from the aft cockpit. This space has been adjusted for the purpose of entertaining and enjoying time with family and friends. With no onboard tender (the owners towed a 16’ speed boat), the addition of a home sized barbecue, and repositioning of the bridge seats, the entertainment space has been extended back to the rear of the bridge deck. A large umbrella, with proper anchoring was added. Some back deck furniture completed the transformation, as has Deckadance deck covering and new upholstery. There is room for kayaks, paddle-boards, and other water toys. All of this can be returned to standard in the event new owners prefer to carry a tender aboard.
The upper helm station has a full set of engine instruments, navigation aids, trim tab buttons, bow thruster controls and remote anchor windlass controls are provided along with a digital anchor rode counter. There are two helm chairs and seating for up to six more people. Custom barbecue console with sink and portable freezer. Electric davit and space for suitable tender.
The pilothouse has large windows on three sides which provide excellent visibility and a bright interior. This space has been enhanced by a corian table top, the addition of a proper helm seat - a Stidd in rich black leather, and by the upgraded electronics, improved systems, electrical and system enhancements, refinished woods, lighting even etched glass doors on the electrical panels, and a new stainless steel hand rail on the steps. The pilothouse is the primary helm, and it is immediately apparent in the attention to detail, layout of controls and navigation electronics.
Side doors access both side decks (to port, a section of settee must be removed first) and steps lead to the flybridge. An array of controls, gauges, and navigation electronics (including GPS, radar, autopilot,VHF radio, video depth sounder and a large screen for displaying Navionics navigation software and camera images are impressive and thoughtfully laid out.
Behind the captain's chair is a large "L" shaped settee, that can easily seat four. Note the following:
Grantham’s Landing is a classic pilothouse design where the staterooms are accessed via a companionway forward and down from the pilothouse. At the bottom of the companionway is a foyer with doors leading into three staterooms, a fourth door opening to the guest head and shower, and a fifth door opening to a stacked washer and dryer. Forward find the generous VIP cabin, with direct access to the guest head to starboard with a sink, vacu-flush toilet and a walk in shower. Opposite the head on the port side is the guest cabin with cross over upper and lower bunks. Aft is the sumptuous, full-beam master stateroom with the queen sized bed lying athwartship. A dressing area with a sink is on the starboard side of the stateroom. The head with a separate full size bathtub, shower and vacu-flush toilet are directly aft of the dressing area. The headboard has been neatly modified and refinished to permit the berth to be shifted outboard, to increase the walk around access, like the Meridian 580.
VIP Guest Stateroom:
VIP Guest Stateroom:
The galley is stunning, and a feature part of the redevelopment of this remarkable yacht. It is very open to and a part of the bright, open salon/dining area. The typical white appliances have been brought current with stainless steel. New cabinets, matched in style, have been installed above the sink, tied to the other overhead cabinets to increase storage and visually connect cabinet elements. The cabinets generally have been refinished, in a darker, richer tone than original. The floor has been replaced in a blending wood, running through to the dinette, and up the stairs to the pilothouse, including the steps to the flybridge creating a modern yacht look and feel. This galley is a cook’s heaven with generous counter space, and big, clear windows, and modern appliances. A centre for family and guests with a dinette across that seats six in comfort.
At the base of the pilothouse stairs on the starboard side is a dinette that seats six comfortably. On the port side is the galley that features a propane stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave oven and full sized refrigerator with freezer. The counter top provides a large working space plus two deep stainless steel sinks and garburator.
Aft of the galley is the perfectly proportioned salon in largely original, practical finishes. The typical window mullions have been removed to dramatically enhance the views out the expansive side windows. The settee seats six comfortably plus there are two stools. The table height can be adjusted via an electric motor operated by a switch. On the starboard side of the salon there is a wet bar and entertainment centre. The tone is enhanced by a stunning etched glass door on the TV cabinet, behind which is the audio visual system. This cabinet has been modernized by an electric lift for the flat screen TV! All of the lighting is now LED, and multi-colour capability. The Vimar light switches and plates, modern digital AC controls and furnace thermostats all enhance the upgraded yacht feel of the space. The cockpit is accessed through a large sliding glass door.
Grantham’s Landing is powered by renowned, twin 610 HP MAN turbo diesel engines with approximately 1650 hours. The electrical system is powered by a 15 KW Westebeke generator, now housed in a custom fabricated sound box and with the exhaust routed through a water/gas separator to reduce sound levels to an absolute minimum.
Heating for the boat is provided by a 60,000 BTU diesel fired hydronic furnace. Separate digital thermostats are available in four zones for warm, drying comfort throughout the vessel. The water capacity is augmented by a new Rainman water maker capable of producing up to 25 gallons per hour.
Again, there are many detail upgrades and improvements in the engine room, noted below:
Navigation electronics were completely updated eight years ago, with new Raymarine equipment, including new factory dash panels for varied cutouts.
The electrical system has, for the most part, been replaced up to the panels. Pacific Yacht Systems was invited to help design and install a robust AC and DC system of current design built with redundancy in central components, and the latest in electrical technologies, and laid out for efficiency, ease of use, and total dependability.
240/120VAC power is distributed through a circuit breaker protected panel with appropriate volt and amp gauges, and switches for fore and aft shore selection and shore and ship power. AC power is provided by 240/120V50Amp shore connection, with a Charles isolation transformer to the panel, by a 15Kw diesel powered generator, and, for light 120VAC loads, by a Trace 4000 Watt inverter, powered by the house bank of batteries.
24/12VDC power is distributed through circuit breaker protected panels, one for 24VDC and the second for 12VDC, both with volt and amp gauges. There are two banks of batteries. The house bank is comprised of 8 x 12VDC batteries, linked in series and parallel to provide 800 amps at 24VDC. The start bank is comprised of, two for each engine, Deka Sea-Mate 8A27 batteries in series for each 24VDC starter. Each engine battery is remotely switched from the pilothouse.
The battery banks are charged by alternators on each engine with port and starboard intelligent alternator power distribution system. When AC is present, a Promariner battery charger charges the engine start battery bank and two Trace inverters with 125 amp charge capacity each, charge the house bank. Note that only one inverter puts out AC. It is wired to a switch and a simple hook up to replace the primary inverter in the event of failure.
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.
Artwork and some personal gear still to be removed and are not included.
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