I have decided due to the huge amount of interest and inquires but only one bid to re list with NO RESERVE, there is not another Alaskan for sale anywhere in the world for under $100k
Compassionately refitted and upgraded Grand Banks Alaskan 49. Lovingly restored between 2019 and 2021 and ready to go. A real cult classic from one of the most respected names in the business. 2-cabins, 2-heads layout. Its said that wood boats cruise more quietly and have better insulation. With her large salon and galley with home-sized appliances, multiple staterooms and heads, COHORTS is the lowest priced Alaskan on the market, a nice, classic live-aboard. She has been kept for decades in a covered boathouse and her bottom was done in 2019.
Founded in 1956 the Grand Banks yard is still building yachts today. The ALASKAN 49 was built by American Marine (Grand Banks) in Mahogany planking on Yacal frames and launched in 1974, and with over 300 sold, and is one of the most iconic of all the Defever designs. She recently completed a 600+ nm trip from the Chesapeake Bay to Savannah GA, Her long range and incomparable stability in a variety of sea conditions inspires the confidence to take her anywhere you want to go in style and comfort.
COHORTS is hull nr. 86 of this very popular trawler-style yacht. Restored under the current and previous ownership. Fitted out cruising spec, her highlights include:
• Mahongany planking on Yacal frames
• Hard-top above aft deck
• 2-cabin, 2-heads layout
• Onan 60 generator
• Inverter Waeco Perfect power
• Air conditioning system
- ENGINES: Engine 1-Make: Ford Lehman Model: 120
- Inboard Year: 1973
- Fuel: Diesel
- Hours: 6200
- Drive Type: Direct
- Engine 2-Make: Ford Lehman Model: 120
- Type: Inboard
- Year: 1973
- Fuel: Diesel
- Hours: 6280
- Drive Type: Direct Transmission:
- Ratio: 2:1 Ratio: 2:1
COHORTS benefit from a recent expenditure in the last three years with many works done:
• Wooden structure refitted
• Engine discharge
• All new through hulls, glassed, with new sea-strainers and seacocks
• New shore power electric wires, and inverter
• Overhauled engines and cooling system
• Extensive woodwork removing any and all wood rot
• Raymarine navigation instruments + VHF with AIS
Boat will need some TLC on the exterior please no crazy ball low offers
Grand Banks Yachts began its journey in 1956 as American Marine, Ltd. Founder Robert J. Newton and his sons, John and Whit, were running a custom boatyard on Junk Bay in Hong Kong, building heavy sailboats and big motor yachts to designs by the world’s top marine architects – Sparkman & Stephens, William Garden, Nat Herreshoff, Ray Hunt and others.
In 1962, they commissioned Kenneth Smith, another well-known marine architect, to design Spray – a 36-foot diesel powered cruising boat with humble, workman-like lines. A year later, inspired by Smith’s design, the Newtons left custom yacht building to focus on producing the first of a line of boats that would come to be known as Grand Banks.
Today, this design is recognized around the world as the Grand Banks Heritage Series, an iconic design built first of wood and then, beginning in 1973, of fiberglass at a new factory in Singapore. The design was so successful, in fact that the general styling of the GB was seized by a score of other builders for fleets of look-alike yachts sold under dozens of names. None, through, could match the quality of construction for which Grand Banks is famed.
I will deliver north or south on the ICW up to 100 miles at cost