1998 Grand Banks 46 Europa

Summer Wind

YACHT DETAILS: 1998 Grand Banks 46 Europa








Deltaville, VA
$489,000 USD
46 ft
14.75 ft
14.58 ft









(1) 600|gallon
(1) 300|gallon
(1) 50|gallon

Superb, stunning, sublime.
Summer Wind is cruising ready, having just completed half of the Great Loop. Built in Singapore to exacting specifications, the Grand Banks Europa is a real head-turner.  Sea-kindly and powerful with twin Caterpillar 3208 engines, this vessel can take you anywhere in any conditions.  Summer Wind has spent most of her life in the North East, which means a short, 4 to 5 month sailing season, and covered winter storage. That, combined with fastidious owners, makes for a boat that ‘stands out in a crowd’.  

This Grand Banks Europa 46 is currently on the hard in Mathews, Virginia.  It is a 2 cabin-2 head vessel with galley up. The lower helm station has excellent visibility and access to the starboard side deck through a swing door.  The spacious salon is light and well ventilated thanks to large windows all round. Easy access to the salon from the cockpit as well as through the door at the lower helm,  create good flow.

High bulwarks make the lower decks safe in a seaway. Steps from cockpit to flybridge are solid and gently angled, making them easy to navigate. The flybridge has a helm station forward, and seating for a large party, with a teak table at the rear and spray cloths attached to the stainless steel lifelines. A large bimini provides shade over the forward area and has an eisenglas enclosure.  The dinghy sits on chocks on the aft upper deck; an 800# crane is positioned on the starboard side of the aft deck, so dinghy deployment & stowage is simple.  

Meticulous maintenance is evident when you lay eyes on this boat. 
In the past year, Summer Wind has had extensive updates which include:
Bottom Painted ((1/20)
New Batteries (8/20)
Fire Suppression Systems updated(8/20)
All new Garmin Electronics (9/20)
Brightwork stripped and refinished (9/20)
New Racor Gauges (10/20)
Shaft Seals replaced (1/21)
MagnaSine 2800W Inverter (12/20)
New Vacuflush tank, pumps, hoses, macerator pumps (11/20)
Headthruster 11GPH fresh water pump (11/20)

Notable features are as follows:
Twin Caterpillar 3208 Turbo Engines – 435 HP – +/-1470 hours
Westerbeke 8KW Generator – 484 hours
Aquadrive Propeller Shaft Drive system
Glendinning Engine Synchronizer
Bennet Trim tabs
Quick 800lb Hydraulic Dinghy Lift
8′ Zodiac RIB
Yamaha 8HP 4-Stroke Outboard
Reverse Cycle Marine Aircon/Heat (3-zone)
Teak cap rails & stainless Steel safety rails
Separate sliding screen door

If you want to pack up and get going, Summer Wind is the ride to your next (winter?) adventure. 

Interior Accommodations

The salon is most easily accessed from the cockpit through a large sliding door with storage cabinets immediately to port and starboard. An L-shaped settee to port is part of the dinette. The sturdy teak table, with drop down leaves screwed into the floor with butterfly screws.  To starboard is a straight settee with storage beneath and an icemaker and wet bar forward.

The parquet floor is in outstanding condition. Large floor hatches between helm and galley provide access to the engine room.

The lower helm station is to starboardDrawers below the seat provide added storage and a swing door gives the captain access to the side deck.  Instruments and engine controls are within easy reach/visibility – either on the dashboard, overhead or on either side of the wheel.  

The spacious galley is port forward.  A counter, with overhead cabinets, divides it from the dinette.  Sink and stove are outboard with further storage in the dashboard which opens up, making use of the space below. 

Between the helm and the galley, step down to the sleeping quarters and heads.  To port is the guest cabin with 2 single bunks, each with lockers below and a closet between them. To starboard is a head with washer-dryer unit (washer needs work), basin, storage, Vacuflush head (new tanks, pumps & hoses 11/20) and shower. 

The master cabin is in the bow and is well appointed with remarkable storage capacity.  The centerline berth has steps on each side  and storage drawers below.  The head is to port and has a Vacuflush head (new tanks, pumps & hoses 11/20) & separate shower stall. A tall ‘chest of drawers’ is forward of the head.  To starboard are cavernous lower and upper closets as well as more drawers. An overhead hatch and opening portlights provide light and ventilation.  

  • The short bowsprit has a double bow-roller with 2 anchors
  • Teak decking atop the bowsprit protects the fiberglass from damage by anchor chain
  • Fortress Anchor w/ chain & rode
  • CQR anchor w/ chain and rode
  • Lofrans Electric Windlass
  • Dual Shore power inlets below anchor windlass
  • Windlass switches (3 stations)
  • Anchor washdown faucet to starboard
  • S/S fairleads and cleats along lower bulwarks 
  • Teak side decks
  • Mesh covers, for all windows
  • S/S handrails on coachroof
  • Teak cap rails (stripped & varnished 9/20)
  • S/S hand rails from bow to stern atop cap rails
  • S/S handrails on interior walkway
  • S/S portlights
  • Covered side decks (keeps elements out of salon)
  • Hard top over cockpit
  • Stairs to upper flybridge, port cockpit
  • Storage beneath stairs.
  • Swing door to salon w/ separate sliding screen door
  • Teak swim platform
  • Swim ladder
  • Varnished teak transom (refinished 9/20)
  • Varnished teak transom steps (9/20)
  • Dual shorepower inlets on inner transom
  • Cockpit shower inner transom
  • Hatch in cockpit floor leads to large storage area with access to the engine room.

  • Teak flybridge floor
  • S/S railings with spray cloth
  • Sliding hatch at top of stairs
  • Dinghy chocks to starboard 
  • 8′ Zodiac w/ fibreglass floor (2008)
  • 8 HP Yamaha outboard
  • Quick 800lb dinghy lift on starboard overhang
  • Mast  with Radar & Antenna supports & anemometer
  • Teak Table Starboard aft
  • Settee starboard aft
  • Teak and fibreglass deck box port midships
  • Helm forward starboard
  • Instruments at helm
  • Storage beneath dashboard
  • Tinted Lexan windscreen
  • Dual seating port and starboard, faces fore and aft
  • Bimini over forward flybridge, w/ eisenglas enclosure
  • Twin Caterpillar 3208 Engines
  • 435HP 
  • Port – 1473 hours
  • Starboard – 1467 hours
  • Glendinning Synchronizers
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Aquadrive on each shaft
  • Shaft seals replaced (1/21)
  • Trim Tabs 
  • Walker Airsep air filters
  • Twin Racor filters for each engine
  • New Racor fuel filter gauges (10/20)
  • Cross over fuel system – controls on panel port aft
  • Westerbeke 8KW Generator (484 hrs)
  • Fire suppression system updated (8/20)
  • Aircon & Fridge Compressors  behind port engine
  • CruiseAir Reverse Cycle Aircon (3-Zone)
  • Vacuflush tanks &  pumps forward port & starboard
  • Wiring panel forward
  • Access ladder forward through hatch in salon floor
  • Access door aft through cockpit lazarette
  • 110V/12V System
  • Westerbeke 8KW Generator (484 hrs)
  • Shorepower plugs (2 each) Bow and Stern 
  • 50A Electrical cables
  • All new Batteries  (8/20)
  • MagnaSine 2800W Inverter Charger (12/20)
  • Promatic 50-3 Fast Charger
  • Galvanic isolator
  • 12 V outlets at both helms
  • 110V outlet on flybridge
  • Reading lights in cabins
  • Indirect salon lighting
  • Courtesy & Deck  lights (exterior)
  • Engine room fluorescent & incandescent lights 
  • Handheld spotlight
  • Samsung TV and VCR – Salon
  • 8 x Speakers – master stateroom, salon, cockpit and flybridge
  • Loud hailers w/ automatic fog horn signal
  • 4-Burner Princess Electric Stove w/ Oven
  • Counter hinges to cover stove top when stove is not in use/ opens up when in use w/ stainless steel reflector plate on under side
  • Grunert Polarmate below-counter refrigerator w/ freezer
  • Goldstar Microwave oven
  • Farmhouse sink w/ mixer tap
  • Corian counter tops
  • Storage:
    cabinets & drawers below counter level
    in dashboard
    overhead storage cabinets
    glass storage cabinet
  • Raritan Icemaker (starboard under dry bar)
  • EPIRB (8/20)
  • 2008 8′ Zodiac  Dinghy w/ fibreglass  floor
  • 8 HP Yamaha 4-stroke outboard motor
  • Fenders
  • Docklines
  • Life Jackets
  • Bed linens
  • Dishes and glassware

    The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

    Jon and Anne Hutchings
    YaZu Yachting
    Deltaville, VA 23043


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