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Tranquillus – 42′ GRAND BANKS CLASSIC

United States

2024 Seasonal Rates

*Flotilla rates vary from rates below.

SeasonDatesRates /wk
High SeasonJune - September$5,900
Mid SeasonApril - May & October$4,897
Low SeasonNovember - March$4,720
Tranquillus Cabins: 2 Sleeps: 4 Engine: Twin See available dates


Tranquillus is a Grand Banks 42 Classic, an iconic coastal cruiser
ideally suited for Puget Sound, the San Juan and Gulf Islands, and beyond. The
unique layout with both a double bed and single berth in the aft cabin makes
this a great vessel for families and groups of friends. The aft cabin also
features a leather recliner and footstool. The forward V-berth accommodates
two comfortably as well. Each cabin includes a head with shower. The main
salon is open and spacious and provides plenty of light and 360 degree
visibility. The upper deck is partially covered with a canvas bimini, ensuring
your comfort rain or shine. Walk-around decks with high bulwarks featuring
teak cap and hand rails allow you to move about the vessel safely and easily.

The galley is well equipped, with a 3 burner propane stove, microwave, Jura
coffee single cup machine (ground and whole bean options), and table settings
for 8 people. An Espar forced air diesel furnace provides heat when needed.

Recent upgrades include new Masterflush electric toilets and dedicated 40
gallon holding tanks (one for each head), a new dinghy with a 9.9 hp Mercury
electric start outboard and electric davit for easy launching, two single
kayaks, new Fischer Panda genset, addition of an iPad Air to the electronics,
new Garmin auto-pilot, and new bottom paint. The 325 gallon fuel tanks were
both cleaned in 2021. Finally, state of the art electrical and battery
management systems help ensure a carefree cruise. Come experience Pacific
Northwest cruising on this tried and true classic trawler!

Download Tranquillus’s operating manual

+ Sleeps: 4
+ Staterooms: 2
+ Quantity: 2, Masterflush new in 2021
+ Showers: 2
+ Stove: Force 10 gas 3 burner with oven.
+ Refrigerator: Yes, 2 Nova Kool units
+ Freezer: Yes, small freezer within fridges, and 1.4 CF Isotherm drawer freezer (new in 2022)
+ Ice Maker: No
+ Microwave: Yes
+ Watermaker: No
+ Yacht Table: Yes
+ V Berth Insert: Yes
+ Washer & Dryer: No
+ Helm Seat: Yes
+ Bimini: Yes
+ F/B Table: No
+ BBQ: Yes, Magma Propane Grill
+ Cooler: Yes
+ Saltwater washdown: No
+ Freshwater washdown: Yes
+ Kayaks: Yes, 2
+ Swim platform and retractable swim ladder
+ RIB: 10' Highfield Classic - New in 2022
+ OUTBOARD: 9.9 Mercury with electric start - New in 2022
+ Davit: Yes, electric - New in 2020
+ VHF Radio: Standard Horizon
+ Chart Plotter: GARMIN
+ Apple iPad
+ Depth Sounder: GARMIN (2)
+ Radar: GARMIN
+ Autopilot: GARMIN
+ Computer Navigation: No
+ Rudder Angle Indicator: Yes - at bottom of Autopilot displa
+ AM/FM/DVD Stereo w/ Bluetooth: Yes
+ Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth portable speaker
+TV with DVD and adapters for iPhone and Android devices
+ Intercom: No
+ 12 Volt Lighter Outlet: Yes, and USB sockets at main helm and fore and aft cabins socket
+ AIS Class B: Yes
+ Maritron Tank Monitoring System for holding, fuel, and water tanks
+ Engines: Twin 120 hp Lehman
+ Cruising Speed: 7-8.5 knots
+ Max Speed: 10 knots
+ Fuel at Cruise: 3.0 - 5.0 gallons/hour
+ Bowthruster: No
+ Trim Tabs: No
+ Stabilizers: No
+ Genset: Yes, Fischer Kubota 5 KW - New 2022
+ Inverter/Charger: MAGNUM 2812 Pure Sine Wave
+ Back-up Battery Charger: PRO NAUTIC
+ Electric Anchor Windlass: Yes, Lewmar
+ WA Parks Annual Moorage Permit included
+New for 2024
--New house and start batteries
--New tachometers, voltmeters, ammeters at main helm
--Wakespeed External Regulators
--Balmar SG200 Battery Monitor
--Rebuilt Starboard transmission and damper plate
+New for 2023
--Isotherm drawer freezer - 1.4 CF
--New Graco raw water strainers - main engines and generator
--New fresh water pressure pump
--Exhaust system: new exhaust elbows, hoses, and mufflers
--Raw water pumps on main engines
--Main engine water hoses
--Main engine heat exchangers
--Main engine oil coolers
--New Microwave
--Blue Tooth Bose Soundlink Plus Speaker - (suggest downloading
--Bose Connect app to your phone)
--New AGM/Gel House and Start Batteries installed
--Wakespeed external regulators installed on main engines
--New Sienna electronic tachometers at Main Helm
--New Aggregator installed on fresh water system
--New Balmar SG200 battery monitor for house bank
+New for 2022
--Jura automatic coffee machine - uses whole beans or ground coffee
--Bottom paint
--Fischer Panda 5KW Generator
--Apple iPad linked into boat electronics
--Custom instrument console at main helm
--Fireboy fire suppression system
--Leather recliner chair and footstool in aft cabin
--Garmin auto-pilot, including new hydraulic pump
--Highfield dinghy and electric start motor
--New high capacity Balmar alternators on Starboard engine
--New stop solenoids for the main engines
--New helm seat
--New sink faucets in both heads
+New for 2021
--New MasterFlush electric heads
--Two 40 gallon holding tanks for maximizing your time on the hook!
--Stationary bike available upon request.
--New davit and electric winch
--New loud hailer
--WA Parks Annual Moorage Permit included
--Combined dinghy cradle and kayak rack with 2 kayaks
--New high capacity Balmar alternator on Port engine
+2019 Updates:
--New Espar diesel furnace
--New Garmin MFD units at helm and flybridge
--New fuel lines, fuel filters/water separators, and primer pumps
--New dedicated engine and generator start batteries
--New upholstery throughout
--New memory foam toppers on bunk mattresses
--New Pure Sine Wave Inverter/Charger
--New IsoTransformer
--New SmartPlug 30A Cord-set
--New Magnum Battery Monitor.
--New Bimini and FB dodgers
--LED lighting throughout interior and exterior
+2018 Updates:
--New stainless steel propeller shafts
--New dripless thu-hull
--New fresh water pump
+ Daily Damage Coverage: $130/day OR refundable Security Deposit: $6,500






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