Essex Clarke & Carter
Burnham Yacht Harbour
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, GB, CM0 8BL
Tel:+44 (0)1621 785600
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1993 Grand Banks 32 Classic

location icon Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
Year 1993
Length 32 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Grand Banks

We are pleased to offer an extremely rare and very desirable twin-engined example of the Grand Banks 32 Classic, a premium quality compact trawler yacht from the legendary Grand Banks yard. Offering spacious accommodation both on deck and below, a high-quality traditional fit-out, excellent sea keeping, and sensible economy ideal for extended cruising. Sovereign has a great inventory including heating, recent navigation equipment, solenoid activated engine cooling seacocks, and is fitted with bow and stern thrusters for easy handling. Presented in very good condition for her year, recently antifouled and ready to enjoy, early viewing is highly recommended!

Viewing by appointment only via our Essex office +44(0)1621 785600


Year Built 1993
Category Power
Length Overall 35'6 ft
Beam 11'6 ft
Max Draft 3'9 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 177.50 hp
Cruising Speed 8 kn
Maximum Speed 10 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 961 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 416 L
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 60 L
Displacement 7,711 kg
Bridge Clearance 11'6 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Ford Sabre
Rope Cutter: true
Model: Lehman
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 90hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Engine Hours: 1400
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Ford Sabre
Rope Cutter: true
Model: Lehman
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 90hp
Type: Inboard
Engine Hours: 1400
Engine Location: Starboard

The high quality teak interior offers comfortable accommodation with up to 5 berths in 2 cabins and full standing headroom (apx. 6'3") throughout. 

FORWARD CABIN: Fitted with a large V-berth (an infill to form a double could be created if desired), hatch to foredeck and excellent storage in various drawers, shelves and hanging lockers.

HEADS: Located to starboard with a Jabsco marine toilet (new 2015) with Seasmart anti-odour system, wash basin, shower area and excellent stowage. Served by a holding tank with macerator for overboard discharge or deck pump out facility. 

SALOON: Steps lead up to the light and comfortable wheelhouse saloon which consists of a helm position and L-shaped settee (suitable for use as an occasional single berth but could easily be adapted to improve berth size) to starboard with an adjustable folding leaf table, the settee berth to port also pulls out to form a small double berth. Easily accessed storage is provided in lockers beneath the settees, drawers and a drinks cabinet whilst an LCD TV provides entertainment.

GALLEY: Linear galley area forward to port, equipped with a Nelson Spinflo two burner gas cooker with oven and grill beneath a lifting work top to maximise space and practicality. A stainless steel sink (filter fitted to coldwater supply), Engel fridge with freezer compartment, cooker extractor fan and ample storage with dedicated crockery space complete the well proportioned galley.

ENGINE ROOM: Easily accessed via lifting sections of the saloon sole, well laid out and presented engine bay offering good access to all systems, with built in lighting and power for convenient maintenance. 

GENERAL EQUIPMENT: The interior is finished with high quality cabinetry and parquet floors, all in excellent condition, and fitted carpets are also included (new 2017 and unused). The oatmeal upholstery (new 2010 and supplied by Grand Banks) is in superb condition and has complimenting curtains and blinds throughout. There is a pressurised hot and cold water system via a large calorifier to the galley and heads, and a holding tank for the heads. An Eberspacher diesel fired warm air heating system provides heating and had a major service/overhaul in 2009. 

EXTERIOR: The Grand Banks 32 offers excellent external space thanks to a large aft deck with hinged cockpit table and removable deck chairs, together with a surprisingly large and comfortable flybridge (new seating 2010), offering ample seating and external entertainment space. Wide, safe decks, deep gunnels, all-round rails with gates, and a large aft lazarette make this a very practical motor yacht ideal for comfortable long term cruising.

Mechanical Systems

Located beneath the wheelhouse sole in an insulated engine room with LED lighting and extractors, twin Ford Sabre Lehman 4-cylinder 90hp diesel engines, naturally aspirated for simplicity and durability. Freshwater cooled via heat exchangers. Raw water strainers, Racor 500 MAM fuel filters (new 2017) and drip trays for each engine. Morse chrome dual twin lever controls (dedicated throttle and gear levers) at each helm with electric start. Shaft drive (1.5") with Ambassador Stripper rope cutters (new 2013) to 3-bladed 24x18 bronze propellers (new 2013) via Borg Warner 2.45:1 gearboxes. Twin rudders with wheel steering at both helms. Adjustable trim tabs. Full engine instrumentation including rev counters, oil pressure, temperature, amps and hour meters (one hour meter is not working) at the wheelhouse helm. At the upper helm are rev counters, oil pressure and engine temperature gauges. Solenoid controlled engine cooling seacocks for ease of use. Sleipner Sidepower bow and stern thrusters (stern new 2016) with fixed controls at both helms (new controls 2016).

The engines are clearly very well kept and have been regularly serviced. Current engine hours are showing at approx. 1400hrs running from new (only the port hour meter is working however the starboard engine is believed to be similar), equating to optimum usage of around 50hrs per season. The 900 litre fuel tank was topped up before winter and is still almost full, her owner has found that at 7kts she burns around 7 litres per hour in total. Some spares are included with the sale such as oil filters.

Electrical Systems

3 x 12v 180ah Yuasa heavy duty commercial batteries (2 x engine and dedicated domestic battery, new 2017/18) charged via engine alternators. Shorepower system with ring main, Sentry battery charger and immersion coil for water heating. Electrical control panel with circuit breakers located at side of helm position. Battery isolators.

Deck Equipment
  • CQR anchor with 10mm chain
  • Lofrans 1000w electric anchor windlass with controls at both helms and deck
  • Stainless steel stemhead fitting with roller
  • 6 x Large stainless steel cleats with fairleads
  • Teak taffrail with transom, port and starboard gates
  • Stainless steel pulpit and grabrails
  • Blue flybridge cover (new 2015), dodgers and window covers
  • Aft cockpit cover for winter protection
  • Aft mizzen mast in tabernacle with radar mount, lighting and deck crane
  • Removable teak cockpit table with folding chairs (new 2011) 
  • Stainless steel and teak bathing and flybridge ladders
  • Slatted teak bathing platform
  • 3 x Windscreen wipers with washers
  • Hot and cold deck shower
  • Fenders and warps
Navigation Equipment


  • Danforth Constellation steering compass
  • Garmin DSC VHF radio (new 2016)
  • Autohelm ST50 Tridata with depth, speed and log
  • Raymarine RL80C Pathfinder colour chart plotter with radar scanner
  • Garmin GPS 158i GPS navigation system (new 2016)
  • MLR FX312XC GPS navigation system
  • Raymarine ST6000+ autopilot
  • ICS Nav 6 navtex
  • Brass clock, barometer and hygrometer


  • Steering compass
  • Lowrance DSC VHF radio with Bluetooth (new 2017)
  • Shipmate DSC VHF radio
  • Autohelm ST50 Tridata with depth, speed and log
  • Lowrance Elite 4X HDI fish finder (new 2016)
  • Lowrance Elite 5M GPS chart plotter (new 2016)
  • Raymarine autopilot control handset
  • Navigation lights (LED bulbs 2017)
Safety Equipment
  • Automatic engine room fire extinguisher
  • Handheld fire extinguishers
  • 2 x Horseshoe lifebuoys with floating lights
  • Liferaft (new 2015, now due servicing)
  • Danbuoy
  • Radar reflector
  • Manual and electric bilge pumps
  • Searchlight

Grand Banks 32 built in 1993 by Grand Banks to their own design. White GRP hull, superstructure and decks with overlaid teak side decks, cockpit and flybridge sole. Raised bulwark with teak capping and rubbing strakes. Aluminium mizzen mast with radar tower and deck crane facility. High quality teak fit out throughout demonstrating excellent joinery and construction techniques. Large self draining aft cockpit.

In 2010 all old antifoul was removed and seven coats of epoxy applied, and her decks were also professionally reconditioned and refitted. She has been polished, brightwork attended to, antifouled, and recently relaunched for the 2020 season.


The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.