This GB54EU is the most highly customized Grand Banks 54 Europa, we've built. From her twin MAN 800 HP engines and both gyro and fin stabilization to her Twin Disc EJS joystick that combines hydraulic bow and stern thrusters, she is a joy to cruise and operate.
This GB54EU was built by a discerning multiple GB owner who paid special attention to every facet and detail in her planning and commissioning. A sampling of those upgrades and updates are:SEAKEEPER gyro stabilization, for zero and slower speeds WESMAR fin stabilization for faster cruising speeds TWIN DISC EJS joystick that combines hydraulic bow and stern thrusters for docking and side movement, similar to pod drives without the added hardware and maintenance WATER MAKER, reverse osmosis desalination system, 432GPD ENCLOSED, air-conditioned FLYBRIDGE with glass windshield and windshield wipers! Allows FB operation during storms in safety and comfort! GARMIN electronics, both upper and lower helms Aft deck docking station ZODIAC tender and Yamaha 40 hp motor Electric adjustable custom mattresses, master and VIP
And many more custom features shown throughout the listing brochure.
Her spacious covered aft deck offers built-in seating with large teak table, fiberglass locker with sink at starboard forward corner, storage in cabinet below and to starboard, an aft docking station complete with throttle and bow & stern thruster controls. To port is a staircase to the flybridge with large storage locker under the stairs.
Enter the salon via the aft door which has two (2) Phantom screens that pull together and fasten magnetically to allow for natural ventilation. The spacious Salon shows off her full 17' 9" beam with L-settee to port with teak storage drawers below and two (2) custom Stressless chairs to starboard. The port aft corner cabinet houses an icemaker (New Oct. 2019) and the Bose surround sound system.
One step up from the salon is the galley to starboard and dinette to port. There is a custom glass partition with lighted marine art etching to divide the galley from the salon. The U-shaped galley is fully equipped with Sub-Zero refrigeration, Granite countertops, large deep sink with Fisher Paykel dishwasher drawer unit below, microwave/convection oven, plentiful overhead galley dish locker storage, several cutlery/utensil storage drawers, glass storage, trash bin and Magic corner in the aft outboard galley section which creates a large easy-to-use storage space for additional pantry items. Additional Sub-Zero drawers are forward of the galley and another refrigerator (total of 3) with freezer below in the utility area. Opposite the galley is the L-shaped dinette to port with very comfortable seating and storage below all seating. There are also two custom movable teak chairs for the inboard side of the table.
The Pilothouse is forward of the galley/dinette with easy access to the sidedecks through both port and starboard doors, each with Phantom retractable screens. The lower helm station has two (2) STIDD helmseats, an oversized electronics console and chart locker to port. The extremely large windows provide an almost full 360-degree view and the position of the lower helm steering to her bow enables easy operation from the Pilothouse.
The foredeck offers custom integrated seating with table and storage below that holds all the cushions for this area or the standard Sunbrella covers. Just outboard are two large storage lockers. The stainless steel anchor platform accommodates dual anchors with two (2) storage lockers outboard; the starboard locker houses a freshwater washdown. This GB54EU features wide walkaround side decks and high stainless steel double rails for safety.
The Flybridge is accessible from the aft deck staircase to port. The Flybridge helm station has two (2) STIDD helmseats forward with an oversized electronics console, forward-facing bench seat to port and a large L-settee to starboard with a teak table. All flybridge seating has built-in storage below. This GB54EU features a Grand Banks custom factory-built enclosure. To the aft of the enclosed section, there are additional storage lockers and a wet bar area with refrigerator, sink, custom propane grill and designated storage lockers. The Steelhead crane/davit has a 1,000 lb. capacity for her 11’ 2" Zodiac Yachtline tender. Additional deck furniture or toys can easily fit in the tremendous space between the wet bar area and tender.
Her accommodations layout includes three (3) staterooms, two (2) heads with separate stall showers, utility room aft of the master and engine room access. The master stateroom is positioned amidships with an enlarged walkaround berth with storage below, nightstands and reading lamps on both sides of berth, large cedar-lined hanging lockers to aft, and additional storage lockers throughout. Custom-made storage is created under both the master and VIP berths by electric actuators that lift the mattresses to access storage under each berth. In the master, this custom feature also allows either side of the berth to lift the head or feet respectively. The private en suite master head is to port with a large Corian sink with storage below, two (2) lift-up storage compartments with mirrors on the undersides, a large medicine cabinet, and a large shower with integrated seat and tiled floor. On both hull sides of the master are two (2) large opening ports for natural ventilation and lighting.
The VIP guest stateroom is forward with an island berth with storage drawers below, cedar-lined hanging lockers to both port and starboard, overhead hatch and two (2) large opening ports. The 2nd guest stateroom is located just aft and to port with twin single berths with storage drawers below each, cedar-lined hanging locker aft and an opening port. The guest head is located across the companionway from this stateroom and offers a stall shower, Corian sink with storage below and an opening port.
The utility room is accessed through the master stateroom and has a full-size Asko washer and dryer, additional large freezer and several oversized storage lockers and drawers. The full standing headroom engine room is accessed via the aft deck or the aft utility room and is extremely spacious to provide exceptional access to the engines and other systems.
Complete detail including hull and topsides waxed, cap rail varnish stripped and 10 coats applied, stern maintenance varnish applied, new bottom paint, Oct. 2021.Sunbrella "Tan" exterior Canvas, covers for FB helm and steering, (2) FB helmseats, FB table, FB settees, FB wet bar, & fwd (foredeck) deck table and settees Wing doors, full Perspex Frameless, port & stbd 2nd Anchor added Anchor chain locker with partition for rope & chain, self-draining Anchor platform, fiberglass pulpit, double stainless steel rollers for two (2) anchors Cap rail, varnished teak, Z-Spar 1015 captain's Varnish, 7 coats Cleats for mooring, stainless steel, fixed Courtesy Lights, Hella Marine LED Deck fills for fuel, water and waste pumpout; located at side decks Decking, side and forward decks painted non-skid, Awlgrip, "Moondust" Side Teak Decking at port & stbd sidedecks from cockpit towards shear break Forward Teak Decking at both chain locker hatch & surrounding areas towards cabin trunk Exterior lockers & settees matting with 3M 9100T Entrap, Z-web vinyl ridges, "grey" Flag poles, varnished teak with stainless steel holders at bow & stern Foredeck lockers, port & starboard Foredeck settee, L-shaped "dinette", molded fiberglass with cushions, table, storage lockers Freshwater washdown with quick disconnect outlet at bow Mast, Custom-designed fold-able mast with spreaders bar & support on top of flybridge hardtop Navigation light boards, varnished teak, port & starboard Port Light, one (1) each fixed port light at port & stbd of engine room; total (2) Radar bracket at fwd on top of flybridge hardtop for open array radar Rail gates, stainless steel, port & starboard Rubrail, heavy-duty vinyl, stainless steel insert profile Bow railing, Custom-designed with mid rail at fwd area only Grab rails, stainless steel Safety rails at flybridge, 1 1/8" diameter round profile stainless steel, with intermediate rail, on flybridge deck perimeter Safety rails at main deck & flybridge, Custom oval, stainless steel with intermediate rail Skylight hatches, Manship, stainless steel Step plates, chromed with casted "Grand Banks" name at rail gate opening, port & stbd Swim ladder, stainless steel, collapsible/sectional, mounted under swim platform Swim platform, teak Toe rails, teak; refinished & coated w/eight (8) layers of Awl-Grip, March 2020 Utility Room vents, natural ventilation, port & stbd Windlass, DC, horizontal, chain gypsy and capstan, three stations, Muir, Jaguar HR3SOOC Windows at hull sides, grey tempered glass, fixed, fritted, bonded in place Windows, grey tempered glass at salon sides, clear tempered glass at salon front, fritted, bonded in place
Full set of Garmin navigation chart chips cover the entire East Coast, Bahamas and Gulf Coast; purchased Nov 2018 and are in their original packets in the port helm storage area. Additionally there is a full set of navigation charts in the Guest Stateroom to port that cover the East Coast as well.
ADDITIONAL SERVICE PERFORMED1,000 hour MAN engine maintenance completed, June 2020 Full maintenance on Generator, June 2020 Bottom paint renewed, Oct 2021 WESMAR fin stabilizers serviced Nov 2021 Cutlass bearings at props replaced Nov 2021