The Grand Banks Eastbay 49 is a top-quality hardtop express whose elegant appearance and meticulous construction represent the ultimate in classic American yachting. A handsome yacht with a long foredeck and traditional Downeast styling, she’s built on a modified deep-V hull with a short keel and prop pockets for reduced draft. In the Eastbay’s elegant two-stateroom, two-head interior—a blend of hand-rubbed teak cabinetry, a refinished teak-and-holly cabin sole, Corian counters and custom hardware, her spacious semi-enclosed helm deck (where guests will certainly prefer to congregate) provides comfortable air conditioned or open air seating for a small crowd. The beautifully finished molded hardtop is an integral part of the design, and access to the engine room is through a hinged section of the cockpits bench seat. Additional features include wide side decks, a power-assisted center windshield panel, transom door and a teak swim platform. The large engine room is a plus with easy cockpit access and access between engines near helm.
Twin Caterpillar 660 hp Cat 3196TA diesels will cruise this 49 Eastbay about 24 knots (around 28 knots top) and her bow thruster (installed 2014) makes docking a breeze. Both Engines have been upgraded with new style turbos, coolers updated and replaced injectors, etc. Air conditioning upgraded with new fans and new duct work, new salon condenser unit as well as new refrigeration condenser. Call today for more information.
Upgrades completed September of 2016:
New FLAG Blue Hull Paint
Teak decks replaced in cockpit including steps
New Bottom Paint
New outside and inside upholstery
New Interior Curtains
New Forward fuel tank w/upgrades over factory
New Headliner throughout
New Bilge Pumps and added pump forward
New Salon and Cabin A/Cs
NewDuct Work throughout
Reefers and Freezer Condensing Unit new
New EZ-2-CY hard enclosure
All new start and house bank batteries replaced
Teak cabin sole refinished inside
Dual Garmin 7212s installed at helm
Engines and generator serviced
Great Opportunity as change in owners plans dictates sale
Great for Cruising to the Bahamas or Points Beyond!
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This is one of the best-priced and best equipped upgraded 49 Grand Banks Eastbays on the market today. Carefully maintained and full of upgraded equipment, Moon Goddess is ready to cruise the Bahamas and the Florida Keys in classic styling and ultimate comfort. Recently added is a bow thruster, cockpit cover as well as satellite KVH TV. In the engine room, there are numerous upgrades, such as a Delta T system, isolation transformers, and numerous other electrical upgrades that make this a unique Eastbay. The Eastbay 49 represents the highest quality of the express cruisers, with a Ray Hunt designed deep V hull that navigates offshore well, yet only draws 4’1” for island cruising. The meticulous Grand Banks construction combines traditional downeast styling with the amenities and attention to detail that produces an elegant and luxurious boating experience. The 49’s rich interior features hand-rubbed teak cabinetry, Corian counter tops, 2 staterooms and a spacious salon with a refinished teak and holly cabin sole.
Unlike other Grand Banks Eastbay Yachts on the market, this is a rare express version that allows the captain and crew to experience boating in a true yachting fashion, without the boxed-in feel of an enclosed salon. The helm station features best-in-class dual Garmin touch screen electronics, Fusion satellite/iPod radio, Standard Horizon VHF, Robertson autopilot, B&G depth sounder, and remote windlass controls for easy piloting. On the bridge there is also luxurious, voluminous (newly upholstered and air conditioned) seating that is combined with an ice maker, bar area and dining table to provide an ideal entertaining ambiance either around the helm station or in the stern. This is the ultimate handsome yacht for family cruising or single handed venturing, as Moon Goddess is easy to handle and fuel efficient. The extensive deck space, thoughtful features and spacious cockpit make this boat a pleasure to handle. Numerous added features will enhance your cruising and ownership experience.
The helm area combines as an upper salon layout which features a port side u-shaped settee around a teak table with folding leaves. Along the starboard side of this area is a double helm seat and teak cabinet storage. Just aft is a straight settee and to port is a matching double helm seat and cabinetry. The expanse of windows brings light and views pouring into the large area. A U-line ice maker is in the starboard aft corner.
Below deck, the layout offers two staterooms, including the forward master with en-suite head and shower stall. To port is the guest stateroom with one double bed and hanging locker space, across from a starboard-side guest head. Completing the lower deck layout is a U-shaped galley to port with reefer style fridge and freezer, Opposite to starboard is a u-shaped settee for dining or relaxing and a hand-made dinette table which is a signature of all Grand Banks yachts. In this case, a dinette table offers folding leaves, tall bottle storage, and reversible felt-lined cup holders that turn over to elegantly nest flush to the surface.
This system provides for (3) Battery Banks, dedicated (during normal operation) as follows:
The two battery chargers are multi-step."New Mar" (60 plus amp) dedicated multi-step charger for the ship’s service batteries and (1) “Existing” (40 amp) multi-step main charger are dedicated to the main engine and generator starting batteries.
Back-up or emergency operator selected charging capability for all batteries from either of the chargers, fed by either of the AC power sources (shore / generator) via the board. All chargers are the multi-step, battery temp. sensing type, adjustable to battery manufacturer charging standards for AGM batteries.
In addition, each bank is charged by a dedicated main engine driven alternator (existing 105 AMP), normally one alternator will charge the ship’s service bank and the other, the main engine and generator starting batteries respectively. Alternators are fitted with Balmar multi-step, battery temp. sensing, voltage regulators, adjustable to battery manufacturer charging standards.
Addition of a paralleling (push and hold) switch, will provide for emergency main engine starting, from all banks in the event of starting battery failure.
In an emergency, battery selector switch settings will be able to provide for emergency ship’s service power from the starting batteries and charging of all batteries by either battery charger.
The existing 40 amp multi step adjustable charger is dedicated to charging both main engine and generator starting batteries receiving power from shore tie or generator, via the board.
A Balmar multi step Series IV voltage regulator with battery temp sensing / adjustable for AGM standards etc. has been added to the existing 105 amp alternator on the port main engine and will charge the main engine batteries.
In the event of an alternator failure, the second Diode on the operating alternator could be connected to provide alternator charging for all batteries.
AC ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ADDITION:
An isolation transformer has been installed in the “hot” legs of the AC shore power system, and when added to the existing galvanic isolator in the ground leg would totally isolate the vessel’s AC equipment from possible shore power problems, while preserving safety grounding in the event of a fault aboard. The system will also offer capability for some operator set voltage adjustment, in the event of low voltage encountered at some docks.
Words cannot describe the ease and comfort of piloting Moon Goddess, which can spin on her own axis and handles the roughest of seas. The openness of this express allows the captain and crew to enjoy a truly pleasurable on-the-water experience that enclosed cabin models miss. Yet, the hardtop and 270 degrees of windows protect the crew from the elements and provide unlimited visibility that other boats lack. On top of the helm station are a pair of Lewmar Plexiglas opening hatches which combine with an electronic opening front window to provide plenty of cool breeze for the cockpit inhabitants. All of the owner’s manuals are on board in neatly organized 3 ring binders. The decks of the cockpit are protected by thigh high bulwarks. In the port and starboard forward corners are teak overlay steps to the side decks. Located to starboard is a set of teak steps to the cockpit seating area.
Centerline is a lift up bench seat into the after part of the engine room. Flush in the deck are three hinged and gasketed hatches to the cockpit bilge, in which the spare parts, life raft, and fenders are stored. Starboard side aft is an opening bulwark door to the teak swim platform. Port side forward is a 50-amp 120/240-volt single phase shore power cord on a Glendinning electric shore cord reel. Starboard side forward is a pair of dockside telephone and CATV jacks.
Bolted to the transom is an open gate teak swim platform on stainless steel brackets with a folding stainless steel swim ladder port side. Port side aft is a freshwater hot and cold shower station. Because the hull is tunneled, Moon Goddess can access shallow waters that many boats her size miss.
The cockpit seating area is protected overhead by a fiberglass hardtop with highly visible three-panel windshield forward and sliding windows port and starboard. The cockpit seating area has beautiful teak accents, handrails and deck that add an old-world traditional style to this modern classic. Across from the helm station is a built in bar, with built-in storage, cutting table and glass holders. A glass covered chart storage cabinet is above the counter for easy access and use. The captain’s bench seat includes a series of three pull out drawers, whereas the crew’s bench seat has a new U-line icemaker underneath. Bench seats have extensive available storage, easily accessed by varnished framed doors. The main electrical panel is easily accessed next to the helm station where fuel, water and electrical gauges are well placed.
The painted nonskid decks of the foredeck and side decks are protected by a low varnished teak toe rail with a welded stainless steel bow rail with extensions down the side decks port and starboard. Seen in the varnished teak toe rail are stainless steel fairleads, which lead to bolted stainless steel cleats on the port and starboard side decks and the bow. Seen all the way forward is a bolted stainless steel anchor pulpit with dual stainless steel rollers. Housed in the anchor pulpit is a stainless 45-lb. CQR anchor shackled to a reported 150' of 3/8" G40 galvanized steel chain and 100' of Yz" anchor
rode. The anchor is hauled by a Maxwell anchor windlass and line handling capstan controlled via a pair of flush footswitches located aft of the anchor windlass or via rocker control at the helm. Port and starboard of the anchor windlass are a pair of flush storage lockers with spare storage line. Inside the starboard side storage locker is access to the chain bin.
On top of the forward housetop are (3) Lewmar anodized aluminum Plexiglas hatches to the interior and a pair of stainless steel dorade boxes. Also bolted on top of the
forward housetop are stainless steel handrails. Flush in the starboard side side deck is a stainless steel waste pump out fitting, a stainless steel water fill, and a stainless steel diesel fuel fitting.
Across the front of the cockpit driving station is a three-panel windshield. The center
section is on an electric actuator opening outward. The port and starboard sections are each fit with an electric wiper and freshwater wash.The nonskid decks of the wheelhouse cockpit housetop are unprotected and are accessed via a pair of footholds along the front of the windshield and are fit with a pair of stainless steel grab rails. On top of the wheelhouse cockpit housetop is the following:
Moon Goddess is exceptionally easy to steer from her gorgeous teak helm. The steering system on board is Sea Star power assist steering with helm driven pump and PTO power assist pump off the starboard main engine. Cooler, reservoir, autopilot pump, and filter are all located in the engine room. All hoses were replaced in 2016.
The main salon consists of a large U-shaped bench seat with a varnished teak table with folding leafs, that has storage under the seats and table. Located across from the galley and a custom TV/DVD enclosure, the salon is roomy and well lit with numerous stainless steel portholes, lighting and a large deck hatch. The custom stereo system on deck also has two overhead speakers in the salon with a volume adjuster below. The settees have custom seat cushions and pillows that are tied in to the bright and energetic décor that exists throughout the boat.
The galley features spacious a Corian countertop with elegant hand-rubbed teak cabinetry and significant built-in storage. In the center of the galley on the port side is Princess 3-burner electric range and Sharp carousel convection/microwave oven that hides under a flip up Corian countertop. There are two robust built-in refrigerators with spacious shelving and a separate top loading built-in freezer for extensive cold storage. Moon Goddess comes ready for cruising with all the necessary appliances and utensils, such as Flavia Fusion Drink Station coffee maker (makes cappuccino, expresso and regular coffee/tea), blender, and toaster. The galley features a double stainless steel sink with hot and cold faucets and two built-in cutting boards. There is additional storage under the cabin sole as well as the stairways with lift up steps.
The master cabin features an island queen berth with extensive lighting and storage on each side of the bed, which is lit by stainless steel portholes on both sides and a voluminous Lewmar plexiglas hatch. On the starboard side is a cedar lined hanging locker and numerous storage drawers. Above the closet is a second entertainment TV/DVD/VCR ensemble that is tied into the KVH satellite system. The main head has a large enclosed shower with a teak grate floor, spacious vacuum head and various storage compartments. There is a full mirror opposite the queen berth as well as chart and other storage underneath. The master cabin is decorated in hand-rubbed luxurious teak with stainless steel fixtures.
In the center of Moon Goddess is the guest stateroom that is accessed via a sliding entryway door from the central passageway. The guest stateroom has a queen size berth in a fore and aft arrangement with storage above along the port hull side. The guest stateroom has its own cedar-lined hanging closet, Lewmar plexiglass hatch and 3 portholes. In addition, it has under berth storage, a nightstand and separate fan controls for the aft A/C system.
On the starboard side of the central passageway is the guest enclosed head with molded sink and countertop, medicine storage cabinets above and below, a vacu-flush toilet, a stainless steel framed opening port hole, dorade based circulation and a teak grate covered shower pan with telescoping shower.
Moon Goddess is very fuel efficient for her vintage, with an average consumption rate of 40-45 gph at cruising speed of 22 knots. This provides both attractive fuel economies and extended cruising range. In addition, the previous owner towed a 31 ft Contender to the Bahamas on numerous occasions, at 20 knots and 45 gph. The engine room is accessed via a flush hatch on electric hydraulic ram lift and remote cable pull lock centerline on the helm deck. Diamond tread steps are provided.
Additional access to the engine room is via a hinged seat on pneumatic ram assist and remote cable pull lock centerline forward from the cockpit. This space is partially insulated behind perforated vinyl and hard panels. It is fully painted and lit with AC fluorescent and DC overhead spotlighting.
The decks are removable open teakdunnage. Ventilation is provided via a Delta T 9" 12-volt DC electric fan and hull side vents with Delta T grills. Engine room bilge pumping is via a Rule 2,000-gallon per hour automatic/manual bilge pump with float switch and via a manual diaphragm bilge pump with strainer foot suction. There are also Rule 2,000-gallon per hour bilge pumps fore and aft as well. The manual bilge pump is located on the helm deck.
Major service to engines completed in late 2013. Turbos and injectors replaced with new style, all belts and hoses and all service related to Caterpillars 1000 hour recommendations.
The lazarette is accessed via (3) hinged hatches on pneumatic ram assist in the cockpit. The lazarette is fully painted and finished with open teak grate dunnage. The lazarette is protected via a Rule 2,000-gallon per hour 12-volt DC automatic/manual bilge pump with float switch. Located in the lazarette is the steering system, molded fiberglass cockpit fuel tank with sight glass, 12-volt DC trim tab pump and reservoir, and the main engine exhaust runs.
1306 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236