"SANDY ISLES" is truly a"Turn Key" Luxury Cruising Trawler. A great value in today's market. Many recent major upgrades have substantially increased the utility and added to the value of this upgraded cruising trawler. An excellent example of the world class quality and meticulous attention to details and perfection of the vessels built in Singapore by American Marine PTE LTD . She is outfitted with high end state of the art equipment , well maintained and has several well executed custom and factory installed features. Really a very remarkable Cruising Yacht.
Through a process of evolution and owner feedback, the Grand Banks 46 Motoryacht was developed for those wanting extra outdoor lounging space as well as an expanded master stateroom. This 46 provides a generous accommodations plan for those who still want to captain their own boats. The 46 Motoryacht is available in a three cabin, galley-up layout or an optional two cabin, galley-down arrangement. This latter option offers an open and spacious galley, separate from the main saloon without isolating the cook. The expanded main saloon is devoted to dining, lounging, and entertaining. There is also room for an optional stacked washer and dryer forward, an added convenience while on extended cruises. The wide walk-around decks make getting around the outside of the boat both safe and comfortable. The safety rail-enclosed aft sundeck nearly doubles the outdoor sunbathing, lounging and entertainment area. Outside storage is abundant, utilizing two aft deck boxes, built-in locker seats on the bridge, and a forward deck box. An optional flybridge L-shaped settee provides even more storage and another lounging and entertainment area. While the Motor Yacht arrangement does not readily accommodate a dinghy on deck, many owners elect to install davits on the aft deck or a dinghy bracket system on the swim platform. There is also some very high end davit systems which can be mounted to the transom. The large master stateroom contains a queen-sized, walk-around bed, a separate head and shower area, a large hanging locker, built-in bureaus, and a beautiful vanity desk. As with other Grand Banks 46 models, the Motor Yacht can be powered by a number of diesel options providing cruising speeds between 8 and 14 knots with top speeds up to 18 knots.
The guest cabin is fully forward and entered from the companionway through a hinged teak paneled door. The V-berth is quite large and has teak planked ceilings above on both sides, a large storage area beneath and large drawers at the foot of the berth. There is a large hanging locker, opening ports with fabric accordian blinds, chain locker access, brass reading lamps and overhead lights. A large opening hatch above the bed provides egress to the forward cabin top. Digital A/C controls are installed in this cabin.
Moving aft into the companionway to starboard there is a laundry room with stacking washer and dryer, overhead lights and double teak louvered doors. Next to starboard is the head and separate shower space. A cultured marble wash basin sits in a cabinet with storage above and below the counter. The electric marine head is a Vacu Flush unit. Opening port lights with fabric accordian blinds are provided one each in the head and the shower. An electric exhaust fan, & overhead lighting fixtures are installed. There is also a hinged opening deck hatch above the head space. The shower has a vinyl curtain and a teak grating for the shower floor and covers the automatic shower sump pump. The entry door is paneled teak.
Portside in the companionway is the well-equipped galley which features two Grunert cold plate refrigerators with teak doors, heavy latches & hinges, stainless steel interiors & shelves and temperature controls. A Grunert freezer is mounted flush beneath the countertop & has a removable hatch.
There is a a double stainless steel sink with high faucet and separate covers with cutting boards. An electric glass cooktop is in the countertop. A large Combination Microwave Convection oven is below the cooktop. An opening port with accordion blind is above the countertop. A hinged opening deck hatch is in the overhead above the galley. A large in-counter dry storage area with a removeable cover is accessed from the countertop. just forward of the cook top. There are ample storage cabinets, countertops, drawers and dish and glassware storage. The galley is open above and takes full advantage of the natural light provided by the large windshield panels. The teak companionway stairs can be raised to provide access to the engine room. These stairs provide access to & from the galley & forward accomodations & the spacious saloon.
The saloon has large opening windows on three sides and there are entry doors port and starboard with glass panes. The forward windshields are three large panels above the galley and at the helm. A large breakfast bar overlooks the galley and can also be used as a chart/navigation table. There are two lovely teak & stainless swivel stools placed here. To starboard is the fully equipped helm station featuring a hand tooled ships wheel and a magnetic compass. A full array of high quality marine navigation and communication equipment is installed in the raised custom helm cabinet and in a teak overhead panel above the windshields. Micro Commander Electronic Controls at the Saloon helm and flybridge helm operate the throttles and shifters for both engines and have automatic throttle synchronizing feature. A full array of switches are placed on a vertical panel to the right of the ship's wheel. A hinged door just above the companionway steps gives access the the full AC & DC electrical distribution panels with circuit breakers. A separate circuit breaker panel above the helm handles the electronic equipment.
A beautifully crafted teak built-in helm seat upholstered in dark green Sunbrella fabric has an Ice Maker and provides comfortable seating and excellent visibility . Placed at the back of the helm seat is a custom teak book case/storage unit followed by the large L-shaped settee with a built-in corner table & forward-facing single seat section. The settee seats can be lifted up or removed to access large storage areas. A teak drop leaf hi-lo cocktail table is placed in front of the settee. Opposite are two teak dining chairs. In the aft corner is a teak TV cabinet with sliding doors. A flat screem TV sits atop the cabinet. Inside the sliding teak doors is a custom wine bottle rack.
The beautifully crafted teak furnishings in the saloon are covered in dark green Ultra Suede material. The helm seat and dining chairs have matching dark green Sunbrella fabric. All the soles throughout the vessel are beautiful teak parquet. The window treatments are high quality fabric accordion blinds and installed on the port, starboard and aft windows in the saloon. Artificial lighting is provided by overhead fixtures and brass reading lamps. Generous natural light is provided from the large windows and windshields. Textaline white mesh canvas covers are fitted to all the saloon windows, windshields and entry door panes on the exterior. These can be snapped on or off and stowed when underway.
The beautifully appointed aft cabin is entered through double teak doors and down a teak stairway. There are cabinets port and starboard with teak counter tops and multiple drawers. The island queen size bed has a night table on each side with brass reading lampss above. Non opening port lights are installed in the transom above the head of the bed. Opening ports starboard, port and in the head and shower spaces are fitted with high quality fabric accordian shades as are the port lights above the bed. The head is in a separate room portside forward in this cabin and has a cultured marble sink and Vacu Flush marine head. The shower is in a separate room on the starboard side. The head and shower rooms are provided with teak panel doors. A hanging locker with a TV shelf and flat screen TV is provided between the companionway and the shower room. Custom stainless steel hand rails with padded grips are mounted at the foot of the bed for safety when moving about while underway. These are easily removed and stored beneath the bed. A large opening hatch is installed in the overhead to for egress to the aft deck.
Other notable features in the interior include: Teak Parquet soles in all cabins * Finely turned teak furnishings, doors, hatches, cornices, cabinetry & drawers * Overhead DC lighting fixtures with diffuser panels and remote switches * brass reading lamps * opening windows & ports * Corian & Cultured Marble countertops & basins * High quality faucets * high quality soft goods * fiberglass entry doors with teak interior panels * high quality hardware * safety glass cabin windows * conveniently placed teak hand rails * easy access to all fixtures & appliances * multiple storage areas beneath furniture, beds& hatches *
The navigation and communications equipment units are mounted at the lower helm station in the custom teak console and above the windshield in a teak panel. On the flybridge the equipment is pretty much duplicated as the helm station in custom built cabinets. There are detailed photos of these items included in this descriptive listing.
The center piece of the navigation system is the Garmin 4212 system which includes two large color displays, one at each helm station. Highly Detailed chart information and radar imaging is displayed on these large color screen units. These are fully integrated systems and provide cutting edge navigation, communication, information and safety displays. Two High Quality Standard VHF transceivers with volume and channel selectors on the microphones are provided, one at each helm. A Raytheon Single Sideband Transceiver for very long range radio communication is provided on the bulkhead beside the saloon helm seat. The tuner for the SSB is mounted beneath a seat on the flybridge. Long range voice and data transmission is handled by a Imarsat Sailor satellite system with a portable handset for multi-station calls. The Autopilot is a Raytheon Ray Pilot is interfaced with the Garmin system & has controls at both helm stations. An AM/FM/CD stereo is mounted at the flybridge helm station with weather proof speakers mounted on the console and aft. Flat screen TV sets are installed in the saloon and in the aft and forward cabins . All three TV receivers are connected to Satellite Intel I-3 system with two Dish receivers.
One of the many outstanding features of all Grand Banks models is the design of the decks and the safety railing systems. The side decks are wide and well protected by varnished teak hand rails and toe rails forward, port & starboard and aft. These railings are mounted on stainless steel stanchions. Hinged gates in the railing provide for boarding from either side of the vessel and at the stern from the raised sundeck. The varnish is protected by custom canvas covers on all railings. The foredeck, side decks and aft deck are covered with teak planking with black Thiacol caulking.
On the foredeck there is a storage box and a large fiberglass bow pulpit with stainless railings. The substantial pulpit carries two CQR anchors, one with chain rode and one with nylon rode. These are handled by a LoFrans Tigress windlass with chain cathead and capstan spindles. The drive motor was recently replaced. There are foot switch controls for the windlass and switch controls at both helm stations. Shore power connectors with buss fuses are mounted at the aft base of the pulpit. There are two 50 amp connectors, one forward and one aft. One 50 amp 50' shore power cord is provided. Mounted in the bulwarks are stainless steel hause holes and heavy stainless steel cleats for bow and spring lines. Mounted at the aft corners of the aft deck are two large stainless steel bollards for stern lines. Stainless steel filler caps are mounted port & starboard on the side decks, a filler cap for the potable water and for the holding tank pump-out are also deck-mounted.
Built-in stairs port and starboard aft on the side decks lead up to the spacious aft sundeck. Two fiberglass dunnage boxes are mounted port and starboard. One has the shower faucets and connector for hand-held wand, the other has shore power connectors. Both boxes have hinged lids to access storage. The 12' AB R.I.B. Dingy is powered by an 18 h.p. Nissan 4-Stroke outboard motor which is painted white to match the dingy, and full cover which protects the entire dingy and motor. The dingy is carried on Heavy Duty Jackson Davits mounted to the transom with heavy mounts which provide for safe launch & recovery of the dingy behind the swim platform. Hardware is provided to hold the dingy steady while hanging in the davits. A hinged gate in the aft railing and a stainless ladder provide access to the swim platform and dingy when deployed. This is a very high quality heavily constructed stainless steel transom ladder with teak treads mounted on each stainless steel step. The bottom four steps are equipped with a cleverly designed latch mechanism which allows the lower section to slide down to serve as a swim ladder. There are additional custom stainless steel railings on the aft deck to provide for additional safety when moving from the top of the port and starboard side decks to the stairs leading from the aft deck up to the flybridge.
The flybridge area is spacious and lovely. There are two modular units with cushions for back to back seating for the helmsman and seven adults. These units have removeable seat bottoms which access large storage areas with teak grating beneath the seats. There is also an L-settee to starboard which seats four and there is a teak hatch cover table on a pedestal in front of the settee. Storage is provided beneath the settee. There are two additional folding deck chairs for seating on the flybridge or aft deck. The entire flybridge area is well protected by a large white Sunbrella top suported by a custom frame professionally constructed using welded marine aluminum. The flybridge deck is fiberglass painted in buff color awlgrip nonskid paint. The entire forward portion of the flybridge has a fiberglass cabinet which carries the helm station equipment and electronics. Two sliding doors to port in the cabinet provide access to a large storage area and access to electronic equipment. The entire flybridge perimeter is protected by stainless steel railings and fiberglass superstructure. There is a clear Lexan venturi windscreen supported by stainless steel tubing atop the forward console protecting the forward seating area.
The engine room occupies the entire space directly below the saloon and is entered by raising the forward companionway stairs and opening a hinged paneled teak door. One hinged hatch in the saloon opens to provide access to the engine room from the saloon. There is a safety strap to hold this hatch open and there are two steps on a stainless steel post for secure foot steps below this hatch in the engine room fore ease of entry and exit. Two large hatches in the saloon sole can be removed to allow for standing upRacor in the engine room and easier access to the engines. There is a teak grated space from the entry to the generator between the stringers and covers the bilge area. The grates are removable for access to the bilge pump and for cleaning.
The twin Caterpillar 3208 TA engines are mounted with shock absorbing engine mounts on aluminum caps atop the stringers. The generator is mounted at the engine room aft bulkhead. Twin Disc Marine Gears with reverse gears are coupled to the engines and drive four-bladed propellers through 2" Aquamet shafts. The two original 300 gallon fuel tanks were replaced with two new custom built Aluminum tanks in 2007. They are connected to deck fillers port & starboard by heavy fuel proof rubber hoses.
The tanks have shutoff valves and are plumbed to provide for crossfeed and isolation of either tank. Both tanks have r
emoveable inspection ports. Both are connected to a fuel manifold which provides ball valves for shutting off fuel flow to the Racor water separator filters.
The five 8-D batteries are contained in individual fiberglass boxes with removable tops. These are maintained by two 40 amp engine driven alternators thru isolators and by an automatic battery charger. Lighting fixtures here are standard 12 VDC fixtures and 120 VAC flourescent fixtures.
Other significant equipment contained in the engine room include the following: 2 Spare propellers, Niaid hydraulic stabilizer system actuators, hydraulic oil tank & engine driven pump, Reverse Osmosis desalinator system, 12vdc potable water pump with filter, Air Conditioning compressors & cooling water circulation pump, Grunert Cold Plate compressors & cooling pump for refrigerators & freezer, 15 KW Onan generator contained in soundbox, VacuFlush pumps & macerator system including y-valves, holding tank & pump-out plumbing,
Electric lubrication oil pump in and out system connected to both engines and the generator, stainless steel water heater, Automatic fire supression system, Electronic control unit for Micro Commander throttle, shifter & synchronizer functions, large plexiglass & teak panel providing visibility & access to the 12 vdc wiring system, Racor water separator/fuel filters with replaceable filter elements, dual 12vdc ventilation blowers, Heart DC to AC Inverter with contained charger, Sentry 40 Amp automatic battery charger.
The engine hours are 3,496 Port & 3,552 Starboard. The engines have been well maintained. Each engine has a primary fuel filter in addition to the Racor filter system. Bypass lubrication filters are mounted on each engine. Engine driven bronze raw water pumps with 2" outputs move raw water through the heat exchangers for the engines & transmissions. The water exits into the exhaust elbows and through the exhaust hoses to the transom. The turbo chargers have inner and after coolers. These engines develop 375 h.p. at full power and have an expected life before overhaul of 10,000 to 12,000 hours with regular recommended service and maintenance.
The following items are recently completed:
Port Engine Raw Water Pump Replaced
Both Running Propellers Cleaned, Serviced & Balanced
Port & Starboard Aft Cutless Bearings Replaced
Antifoulant Bottom Paint Renewed
Shaft-Mounted Line Cutters Cleaned, Painted & Adjusted
Zinc Anodes Replaced
Air Conditioners Serviced Including Water Strainers
The design of the Grand Banks 46 Motoryacht provides not only for the typical spacious and dependable vessel of the 46 Heritage Classic model but additionally it provides a huge aft sundeck area which provides seating, easy access to the dingy launching system and to the spacious fly bridge. Another notable feature of this Unique Model is the full width aft cabin provided by the absence of the side decks and aft cockpit found on the typical classic model.
The spacious areas provided by the combination of the flybridge with easy access and visibility to the sun deck is very noticeable when one is relaxing on either of these areas. A panoramic view is provided at both areas and either location is a delightful place for relaxing, conversing or dining.
This vessel was designed and built to the highest standards for the purpose of providing a beautiful, capable and dependable cruising trawler yacht offering luxury and comfort in a modern yacht with traditional lines and qualities. "Sand Isles" has been equipped to suit the needs of the modern day cruising yachtsman with an eye toward safety, high tech high quality navigation and communication equipment, entertainment equipment, safety equipment and machinery. She competes well with much newer vessels.
1141 27th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960