Friday, May 11, 2018

Grand Banks 42 CL Trawler for Sale


     Offered for sale is a special 1984 Grand Banks Classic 42 foot trawler.  Kindred Spirit III has been loved and cared for by the same owners for the past 12 years.  During that time, she has been continuously upgraded and maintained in Bristol condition.  Her captain, a retired engineer, made it his mission to make her the best 80’s Grand Banks on the water.  We believe anyone who examines her will agree that he has achieved his goal. 


     This trawler is equipped exactly as a serious passage maker would dream.

Two Ford-Lehman SP 135 engines known for their long term use



  • Updated Twin-Disc transmissions

  • Westerbeke 8kw Genset


  • Updated 12 volt refrigerator and freezer systems (the most energy efficient available)

  • Three updated Cruise Air reverse cycle A/C units

  • Updated GARMIN Autopilot system with wireless remote Island Time Wi-fi booster from Island Time


Engine Room

  • Kidde Engine Room fire extinguisher

  • Two Frig-a-Boat 12 volt compressors- one each for refrigerator and freezer

  • Batteries - Two 8D and one 4D

  • Xantrax 2,000 watt Inverter/Charger

  • Two Ford-Lehman SP135 Engines, 8,300 hours each   
     Fuel manifold and filters with vacuum gauges
Upgraded stainless steel engine exhaust elbows

  • Raritan Electric Water Heater with heat exchanger to take advantage of hot engine water when underway

  • Upgraded variable-speed domestic water pump

  • Two 300 gallon diesel fuel tanks

  • Westerbeke 7.7 kW genset, with carbon monoxide detector and shutdown relay 8,000 hours


  • Macerator pump

  • Two bilge pumps

  • 40 gallon black water holding tank

  • L-Shaped Galley with peninsula counter and built in Princess Electric stove/oven
Sharp Microwave Oven
5 cu. ft. Refrigerator
5 cu. ft. Freezer
U-line Ice maker



  • Vee-berth with updated Cruise-Air Reverse cycle A/C unit 


Upgraded lavatory and faucet


       Head/shower with Raritan Sea-Era Electric macerator head

  • Lower helm station 
Constellation Compass
Connections for the Garmin 3210 Plotter
I-com VHF Marine Radio
Blue Seas Systems Monitor

  • Salon featuring
Custom curtains made of Sunbrella fabric
Custom Upholstery with Sunbrella fabric 
Clarion/Bose Stereo system
Sharp flat screen TV
Updated Cruise-Air Reverse cycle A/C unit
Updated upholstery and curtains of Sunbrella fabrics



    • Aft Stateroom
  Centerline Queen Bed with Temper-Pedic memory foam mattress

                                       Hanging Locker 

Separate head and shower with Raritan Sea-Era Electric macerator head
Upgraded lavatory and faucet  
Updated Cruise-Air Reverse cycle A/C unit
Writing desk on port side aft

Main Deck
Three anchors: Bruce, Danforth, Fortress, all rigged and ready to be deployed.

 Ideal worm drive windlass

 Anchor wash down 

 Comfortable teak non-skid decks with no steps

 Teak deck maintenance up to date
 10 ft Caribe RIB Dingy w/ 9.9 HONDA outboard

  Dingy lift (12volt winch) mounted on boom

  New Custom Sunbrella dingy cover

  All rail and transom canvas covers

  Fenders and dock lines

  Magma LP Grill with cover

  Cap and handrails varnish in great shape

  Lazerette Storage and 265 gallon fresh water tank

  Extended swim platform

  Brightwork which always receives accolades from other boaters




  Extraordinary condition which makes her appear much younger than her age

This vessel is not a “project boat”, but one that is up-to-date and ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.  She is a classic beauty that was at the top of her class when built, and through dedication to her long-term care, remains there today. 

Fly Bridge
Recent professionally designed and constructed full enclosure using   
          Sunbrella fabric, Stratoglass windows, and Tenara 
         (Gortex) thread

    Danforth Constellation Compass

    Connections for the Garmin 3210 Plotter with AIS

      I-com VHF Marine Radio

                 Recent GARMIN Autopilot with wireless remote Garmin 3210 Chart Plotter with Radar overlay

* Fold down aluminum mast with crutch support

Price $ 169,900.

Contact Bill Bender (864)-386-1197, or e-mail:

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