The 42′ Grand Banks trawler is a true “Classic”, the standard for all other designs that followed.

This “Salish Trader” is in excellent condition. She was very well maintained by her former owner over twenty years and spent all of those years under cover in cold, fresh water. She has only 1,650 hours on her twin Lehmans and also has an Onan 7.5kw genset.

The interior finishes are excellent and the cabinetry is first-rate.  She shows very little wear to her interior which was thoroughly deep-cleaned again last month.  The ample dining settee was recently in a plush off-white and all of the bunk mattresses have been recently recovered in a pleasant plum fabric.  The white vinyl flybridge cushion set is in very fine shape.

The boat was hauled for a hull survey in May 2011. While on the hard she got new bottom paint and zincs, the flybridge deck and boat deck were repainted as well.  The exterior bulwarks have been refinished and the cap rail and handrails varnished in summer 2011 also.

During the recent great summer weather of August and September our crew devoted close to 800 (!) man-hours to a total refinish of the house and inner bulwarks.  That work is complete and she looks absolutely beautiful.  She got two coats of Interlux gloss white topcoat and four coats of varnish on the trim work.  The new exterior photos taken last week (Oct. 2012) are shown below – although you have to see it for yourself.  If you were aboard the boat earlier, then you owe it to yourself to take another good, long look at her.  We’re proud of the results and happy to know that another one of these wonderful Grand Banks trawlers has now received the kind of attention they deserve.  If you’re serious about owning a 42′ —  you’ve got to see this one now.

“Salish Trader” is an exceptional example of this aft cabin design.  She would make a great liveaboard for a couple as well as a fabulous cruising boat for the beautiful Northwest late summer and fall days ahead. Join the NW Grand Banks Owner’s Association – the largest in the country – and start your summer plans right now!

Short term partial financing may be available for well-qualified clients.

Please call David Wallace at 206.225.3360 or email [email protected] to inspect this boat.


Photo Gallery: 42′ Grand Banks 1970


Full Specs: 42′ Grand Banks 1970

  • Year: 1970
  • Located in Seattle, WA
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel
  • Builder: Grand Banks
  • Designer: Ken Smith
  • Flag of Registry: United States
  • Hull Shape: Semi-Displacement


  • LOA: 41 ft 10 in
  • Beam: 13 ft 7 in
  • LWL: 40 ft 6 in
  • Maximum Draft: 4 ft 2 in
  • Dry Weight: 34000 lbs


  • Engine Brand: Ford Lehman
  • Engine(s) Total Power: 240 HP
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct Drive
  • Propeller: 3 blade propeller
  • Cruising Speed: 8 knots
  • Maximum Speed: 10 knots
  • Engine Hours: 1650


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (130 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 4 (150 Gallons)
  • Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic


  • Number of single berths: 1
  • Number of twin berths: 1
  • Number of double berths: 2
  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Number of heads: 2
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Electrical Circuit: 12V

Outside Equipment/Extras

  • Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
  • Electric windlass

Helm and Electronics

  • Morse engine controls at upper and lower helms
  • Jastram hydraullic steering system
  • Com-Nav 1001 autopilot
  • Datamarine 3000 Digital depth sounder
  • Garmin GPS Map 200
  • West Marine model 600 VHF
  • iCom VHF
  • Furuno 1720 radar
  • Two Ritchie compasses
  • Hamilton rudder indicator
  • NW charts and cruising guides

Galley, Salon, Accomodations

  • Magic Chef four burner propane stove
  • Frigibar Stainless lined reefer and freezer
  • Norcold reefer and freezer
  • Four cubic ft lined icebox in settee
  • Double stainless galley sink
  • Wellbilt Microwave
  • Toaster, Dishes and silverware, Pots and pans
  • Newly recovered dining settee seating
  • Custom built-in bar with storage
  • NEW Webasto DDW 2010 Hydronic heater
  • Dickinson Radex hot water forced air heater
  • Sharp TV/VCR in salon
  • Cybernet Marine AM/FM/Cassette stereo in the salon
  • Chelsea “Boston” ship’s clock and barometer
  • Fwd head with shower
  • Twin forward vee berths
  • Jabsco 37010 electric toilets
  • Master head with tub and shower
  • Master stateroom stbd twin and port single berths
  • Newly recovered berth mattresses and cushions fore and aft
  • Seaward 23 gln. hot water tank


  • Sillinger inflatable with 8hp Mercury outboard
  • 3,000 lb. Davis Powerwinch boom winch with 1×19 cable
  • CQR bow anchor, 45 lbs with chain and 5/8″ nylon line rode.
  • McMurray windlass and wildcat
  • Teak swim platform
  • Mooring lines and fenders
  • Newer canvas covers for flybridge seating and console
  • Magma Stainless propane grill

Machinery and Electrical

  • Twin Lehman mains, model 270 with 120hp
  • Borg Warner Velvet-drive gearboxes
  • 24′ LH 16′ three blade props on 1 1/2″ shafts
  • Two new spare props
  • Onan MDJE 7.5kw genset, FWC, with sound shield
  • 50 amp shore service with shore power cord
  • Three 8-D house and start batteries
  • New West Marine 40 amp charger
  • Engine spares, lubricants, filters and pumps

Special Owner Terms

This Grand Banks is advertised with special owner terms.  She is one of our charter fleet boats and will be going to her new owners through a bare boat charter program with an option to purchase.  The Foundation will consider providing financing through the duration of the charter to qualified individuals, as necessary, who are able to provide a substantial initial payment upon charter hire.

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.