Eric Horst
Bayport Yacht Sales
500 Piney Narrows Rd
Chester, MD, US
Office: (410) 643-8100
Mobile: (410) 212-5264

1978 Grand Banks 42 Classic
Boat Type: Trawler Address: Annapolis, MD, US Price: $99,900


~ NEW LISTING 6/25/2022 ~ SERIOUS SELLER ! ~This is Hull # 557
With over 1,500 delivered, the iconic Grand Banks 42 remains
the most successful trawler design ever produced.
in 1966, the original mahogany construction gave way to
fiberglass in late 1973. The GB 42's semi-displacement hull, with
its long keel, hard chines and a deep forefoot, provides a level of
stability and comfort seldom matched by other boats. Several full
teak interiors were offered during in the 42 Classic, all with the galley
in the salon and most with port and starboard deck doors.
Surrounded by large cabin windows, visibility from the lower helm is
excellent in all directions. A dinghy can be stored on the cabin top,
and there's plenty of flybridge seating aft of the helm. Additional
features include teak decks, fold-down mast and boom, and a small
aft cockpit for line handling. On the downside, the engine room is
a little tight. A wide range of engine options was available over the
years, with the enduring 6 cylinder Ford/Lehman 120 HP being the
standard in the earlier builds. 


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Grand Banks Vessel Name: Billingsley
Model: 42 Classic Boat Type: Trawler
Year: 1978 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Power Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Annapolis, MD, US Designer:
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 42 ft - 12.8 meter Draft - max: 4 ft 2 in - 1.27 meter
LOA: 42 ft - 12.8 meter Bridge Clearance: 22 ft 6 in - 6.86 meter
Beam: 13 ft 7 in - 4.14 meter Dry Weight: 37400 ft - 11399.52 meter


Make: Lehman Engine Type: Inboard
Model: Ford Drive Type:
Engine(s): 2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 1838 Horsepower: 120 (Individual), 240 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 10 MPH Max Speed: 13 MPH
Range: 1199 MI Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 600 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: 50 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 270 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 2 Crew Cabins: -
Total Berths: - Crew Berths: -
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: -
Total Heads: 2 Crew Heads: -
Captains Cabin: No    


  • Forward Stateroom with a V-Berth
  • Forward Head with Shower
  • Main Cabin has a Lower Helm to Starboard
  • Galley is to Port
  • 3 Burner Electric Range/Oven
  • Refrigerator and Separate Freezer
  • Counter top Microwave
  • "L" Shaped Settee to Starboard Aft
  • Original GB Drop Leaf Table and 2 Teak Chairs 
  • Aft Stateroom has Twin Berths
  • Aft Head with a Tub/Shower

Navigation Electronics
  • Flybridge Helm has a Large Garmin that is Chart Plotter and Radar
  • Smaller Garmin Screen is Networked and shows Depth, etc
  • Compass
  • VHF Radio
  • Lower Helm has a Large Garmin XSV Chart Plotter/Radar
  • Garmin Dome Radar
  • Garmin 7607 XSV as a Back Up unit that shows Depth etc
  • Garmin 421 used for Distance Log
  • RayMarine Chart Plotter as Back Up
  • (Unipas Auto Pilot shown in photos is INOP)
  • Compass

Deck Equipment and Mechanical
  • Onan Genset with 2072 Hours
  • Owner maintained 6 Cyl Lehman Diesels with under 2,000 Original Hours
  • Original Fuel Tanks - Reportedly in good condition (No Diesel Smell)
  • Teak Swim Platform (pending repair)
  • Lofrans Windlass and Plow Anchor
  • Mast with Custom Extended Boom to launch 9' Boston Whaler Tender w/OB
  • Bow Thruster

  • Boston Whaler Tender
  • 4 HP Evinrude Outboard

  • Seller's personal belongings and tools
  • 3 Name boards will be replaced prior to closing

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.

Additional Units Included
  • 1978 Boston Whaler Open Tender


Location Map

Eric Horst
Bayport Yacht Sales
500 Piney Narrows Rd
Chester, MD, US
Office: (410) 643-8100
Mobile: (410) 212-5264