Pre-Owned Listing Details



Represented by: Chase Nielsen
Phone: 561-801-0594

This GB 42 Classic has been lovingly maintained and refit with most significant systems REPLACED including NEW FUEL TANKS, LUGGER ENGINES AND TWIN DISC TRANSMISSIONS.

The Grand Banks 42 Classic is arguably the world's most iconic coastal cruising yacht. The legendary tri-cabin cruiser was originally launched in wood in the 1960's. Over 1550 GB42's of various configurations were built before the model was retired. . After some twenty years of cruising the Bahamas, this owner knows what he is talking about when he says "INDEPENDENCE is ready to cruise to the Bahamas tomorrow, she needs nothing."

INDEPENDENCE Specifications


Step into the Salon through the port midship door. The salon features a large L-settee and teak coffee/dining table to starboard; this settee converts to an additional berth. The galley is to port and forward across from the lower helm to starboard. Just aft of the galley on the port side is the salon's entertainment left with TV, Stereo and DVD player. 

Stairs lead down to the private master stateroom located fully aft. Upon entry, you will find a large hanging locker directly to port and a single berth just aft with storage below and aft. A queen berth is to starboard with three (3) storage drawers below. In between these two berths is a vanity/desk and set of six (6) storage drawers. The en suite head and stall shower are to starboard just forward of the queen berth. A full length mirror is on the forward bulkhead next to the stairs. Aft is a door to the exterior deck.

The VIP guest stateroom is fully forward down a few steps. This stateroom features a V-berth with insert, storage drawers below the berth, reading lamps and a spacious hanging locker to port. The VIP guest head and shower are located to starboard and accessible from this stateroom and also from the companionway. 

The Guest Stateroom is to starboard with twin berths, nightstand/cabinet, reading lamps and storage drawers.


Replaced fuel tanks with 1/4" aluminum Replaced engines with 170hp Lugger Replaced transmissions with Twin Disc Model XXX Replaced shafts, bearings, stuffing boxes, exhaust hoses Replaced plumbing system Re-wired 12vdc system Replaced fuel lines and hoses; added dual Racor filter system Removed all anti-foulant, added epoxy barrier coats, applied new paint Replaced three HVAC units Replaced Holding Plates (refrigerator and freezer) All through hull fittings replaced Two new Victron inverters Added Davit system for tender/outboard Replaced windlass with Maxwell 3500 Windlass New Spectra Newport Watermaker Added Flybridge Frigibar refrig/freezer with dedicated battery bank/charging New Garmin Chartplotters New Garmin Radar New Airmar Weather Station System New Entertainment System including 4K TV 6 Trojan L16 Batteries, New 2021 Teak decks recaulked/reconditioned New electric oven New Isotherm hot water heater


Gel-coated fiberglass exterior Hand-laid fiberglass

Aft Deck/Cockpit

Extended Teak Swim Platform Transom freshwater Washdown/Shower with retractable hose, hot/cold Large Lazarette storage area Lazarette hatches (hinged) rebuilt with new marine-grade plywood, epoxy sealer, and new teak decking Teak Transom & Decking Teak transom boarding steps Ladder to flybridge, molded fiberglass Rail gate Scuppers, stainless steel


Alarm panel, engine temperature & oil pressure Full Instrumentation Panel Teak Steering Wheel Compass Teak Decking Electronics locker Outlets 12V DC Venturi windshields Rail around flybridge windshields, stainless steel Safety rails, stainless steel Tender, 11' Caribe w/Yamaha 25hp 2-stroke OB Bimini top with 4 sided Eisenglass enclosure Seats with all new cushions Storage boxes under seats with teak grating Canvas covers for exterior

Exterior Equipment

Entry gates, transom & sidedecks Air horn (2) Anchors, Bruce Plow & Danforth S22 as spare Anchor chain locker, divided for rope & chain Anchor platform, fiberglass, with pulpit & washdown Bow pulpit rebuilt with solid teak Anchor windlass locker, fiberglass Bulwark caps, teak Chocks & Cleats, stainless steel Deck fills, diesel fuel & water, stainless steel Decking, teak on front & sidedecks Engine room vents Exterior windows scraped/primed/painted Flagstaff holder, bow Salt water outlet, forward Navigation lightboards, teak Powder-coated Mast & 8’ Boom, hinged, aluminum Rail gates, port & starboard Safety rails on main deck, Teak Skylight hatch Teak Flagstaff, bow Stanchions, stainless steel Step plates at rail openings Storage box on foredeck Toe rails Vents for fuel & water tanks Waste pump-out deck fittings, chrome Windlass, horizontal, rope/chain, three-station, 12V Window frames, teak Windshield, left opening Windshield wipers w/washdown

Engine Room/Mechanical Equipment


Steering, dual station

Drip pans under engines New Engine raw water intake strainers, Groco Engine start-stop controls at gen & main VDC panel at lower helm Engine room lights, 120VAC & 12VDC Exhaust system, sea-water cooled Fuel manifold system Fire Extinguishing system with automatic and manual discharge Water tanks, marine aluminum Separating filters, fuel-water Water/gas separator installed on gen's exhaust system Raw water closed cooling system w/heat exchanger Sight gauges on fuel tanks Groco, Paragon 12VDC Freshwater System w/accumulator tank Fresh water outlet in engine room Propellers, bronze 3-blade Propeller shafts, Monel Rudders, fiberglass Struts, bronze with bearings New Seacocks on all thru-hulls below waterline Bilge pumps, (1) Rule 1500 on a pump cycle counter, (1) Jabsco 1750 alarmed, (1) manually operated 12VDC sump pump switched from engine room or salon, (1) 1750 alarmed auto bilge pump (in lazarette)

Electrical Equipment

Northern Lights 12kW Generator; 4,000 hours as of 10 Nov 2022 5kW Sea Power engine driven generator (2) 8D Gel Batteries, 12V DC in fiberglass boxes 4D Battery, 12V DC in fiberglass box Sentry 40-amp Battery Chargers, automatic Battery selector switch 50-Amp 240V AC Shorepower with 110V AC Service throughout MarineAir Air Conditioning with Reverse Heat Main salon A/C replaced with Dometic Vector Turbo 16k BTU Master stateroom A/C replaced with Webasto FCF Platinum 10k BTU (2) Alternators, each engine has large 225-amp Alternator Bonding system + whole boat has SSB ground plane installed Cable, tinned-copper Carbon monoxide detector Circuit breakers on all circuits Engine room blowers, 12V Engine room lights, 12V and 120V Freshwater system, pressurized, 12V Generator amp and volt meters Ground fault circuit interrupters Holding tank with pump out, 12V Indicator light, bilge pump and audio alarms Indicator light, reverse polarity Navigation lights, 12V Shorepower inlets, AC, bow & stern Spreader lights on mast, 12V Water heater, 120V & plumbed into engine


L-Settee to starboard (converts to additional berth) Teak Yacht Table, starboard Straight Settee to port (1) Teak Arm Chair Vizio Flatscreen TV Bar Cabinet, dry, teak Stereo Cabinet / Bureau, port, teak Wiring for stereo speakers Hatches to engine room Doors, port & starboard

Galley, Port

Grunert Sea Frost Refrigerator/Freezer 12oV, under counter U-Line Icemaker New electric oven Exhaust blower, 12V Formica Countertop Sink w/single lever Faucet Teak dish locker with adjustable shelves Teak drawers Overhead condiment locker Garbage bin, fiberglass

Helm Area

Alarm panel, engine temperature & oil pressure Instrumentation panel Steering wheel with teak rim Compass Control panel, AC/DC Teak electronics locker Indicator light, reverse polarity Outlets, 12V DC Windshield wipers/washer, 12V


Full Instrumentation: tachometers, water temp, volt meters, oil pressure, engine synchronizer system, VDO gauges; analog gauges with alarm

New Garmin Chartplotters 

New Garmin Radar 

New Airmar Weather Station System 

New Entertainment System including 4K TV

Master Stateroom

Queen berth to starboard Single Berth to port Bronze reading lamps Hanging lockers Teak Bureau with drawers Teak vanity/desk with chair Mirror, full length Door to cockpit

Master Head

New Dometic freshwater head  Indicator light, holding tank Teak Gratings Countertop & Sink Teak Towel rack Toothbrush holder Exhaust blower, aft head Shower stall, separate, aft head Shower pan with drain pump

VIP Guest Stateroom, Forward

V-Berth Drawers under V-Berth Bronze reading lamps Teak Bureau Hanging locker, half-size Mirrors

VIP Guest Head

New Dometic freshwater head Teak Gratings Teak Towel rack Toothbrush holder Exhaust blower, aft head Separate, aft head Shower w/pan & drain pump

Guest Stateroom

Twin berths, side-by-side Storage drawers under berths Nightstand with cabinet

Interior, throughout

New interior paint throughout, 2021 AC Outlets, GFCI Teak & Formica Bulkheads Teak Parquet Sole, Recently Refinished Teak Grab Rails Teak Gratings in Lazarette & Engine Room Headliner replaced with panels throughout Curtains, lined Teak Valances Indirect Lighting throughout, 12V Numerous Hatches & Portlights for natural ventilation


11' Caribe Tender w/Yamaha 25hp 2-stroke OB Extensive inventory of spares (props, pumps, fans, etc.)


Owners' personal belongings.  A complete list will be provided upon request.


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.


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