Over the last 40 years Grand Banks has established a well earned reputation as an excellent coastal cruiser and Billy Bud is no exception. Equipped with a single Ford Lehman 120HP engine, she cruises comfortably at 8 knots and is capable of a maximum speed of 9 knots. Renowned craftsmanship with teak joinery, numerous factory options and a superb layout. Billy Bud offers an excellent opportunity to obtain the gold standard for "pocket cruisers". It's rather difficult to find a better configured or constructed thirty-two foot vessel for the recreational yachtsman.
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Entering the salon from the cockpit you’ll find an L-shaped settee to starboard and the standard Grand Banks yacht table in center. Opposite to port is a long straight settee that converts to a double berth. Forward to port is the galley with stainless sink, 3 burner Princess propane stove unit and storage. The helm is on starboard and includes an upholstered seat with more storage below and behind.
Down the steps forward is the master stateroom with a large V-berth, a huge hanging locker/ wardrobe and access to the head. It includes an enclosed shower, sink, mirror and Vacuflush toilet.
6'5" Salon headroom
6'9" V-berth length
Raymarine Depth, new
Lehman pioneered the marinization of engines as far back as 1932. By 1979 the Lehman Econ-O-Power trademark was recognized and respected by boat builders and owners throughout the world. For over 50 years, Lehman had been an organization of dedicated boatmen with a keen appreciation of the proper specification and operation of marine power. The compact design of Lehman Econ-O-Power diesels with special monobloc cast iron exhaust manifolds has shell type tubular heat exchangers and coolers for streamlined appearance and long lasting operation. The Lehman Econ-O-Power engine is built using a Ford engine as the "base" unit. Lehman manufactured and provided the "conversion" equipment... those parts that are needed to adapt the Ford engine to marine use. One of Lehmans' most popular diesels, this 380 cubic inch engine is conservatively rated at 120 horsepower at 2500 rpm. This model engine has a long history of thoroughbred performance, beginning in 1958 as the Ford Dagenham diesel. Also contributing to the popularity of this engine are the same high performance, high economy features which characterize all Lehman Power diesel marine engines.
The four cycle design, high compression ratio and overhead valves assure clean burning, odor free combustion. The resulting maximization of fuel economy and dependable performance have established this engine as a "pacesetter" among commercial operators, and a favorite of boaters.
Underlying its rugged performance is its rugged construction...a deep, rigid block. The crankshaft is equipped with large diameter crankpins and main bearings. Four hole injectors are fed by an efficient Simms piston-type fuel injection pump which is driven directly by camshaft gearing. This eliminates the exposed auxiliary drive shaft and couplings that were used in earlier models. Lehman diesel marine engines turn counter-clockwise (viewed from the stern of the boat facing forward). Borg-Warner transmissions offer positive acting, smooth dependable performance under varied loads.
No compromise has been made in the design and construction of the Grand Banks 32 which incorporate well thought-out safety features to add to your cruising confidence. These features include dependable mechanical steering with emergency steering capability, automatic alarms for engine oil pressure and water temperature, circuits, seacocks on all thru hull fittings below the waterline, automatic bilge pump and hand bilge pump located for quick access from the helm. In addition , life rails and grab rails are provided all around the cabin and flybridge. Three-ply safety glass is used throughout. The engine room is ventilated by electric blowers, the bilge is protected from engine oil by molded fiberglass pan, each fuel tank is fitted with a safety ball shut off valve. All thru hulls, underwater running gear, tanks and deck fills are copper bonded and connected to a single point at the engine frame. With 110 gallons of water and 250 gallons of fuel in her tanks you can remain away from civilization for weeks at a time. This 32 has been owned by a series of very knowledgable yachtsman who have taken excellent care of all service items. Complete Pacific Blue Sunbrella canvas covers for varnished teak handrails/ cap rails and white mesh window covers. The original gelcoat and teak decks are in very good condition. This is truly a sweet little boat that will not last long.
Besides giving peformance to suit the most demanding yachtsman, the fiberglass Grand Banks 32 is luxurious. Teak joinery work by old world handcraftsmen gives a practical beauty above and below decks. The cabin soles are teak parquet throughout and the main decks are teak planked, and extensive locker and drawer space is handsomely made in golden Burmese teak. The long and wide flybridge has seating for six adults. Under the seats are teak slatted watertight storage compartments. The flybridge offers a duplicate helmsman station with full insturmentation, venturi windscreen and extra stowage beneath the console. High bulwarks with sturdy teak handrails, handrails on the house sides, anchor platform with anchor roller and bow pulpit, teak swim platform, transom boarding steps, wide side decks, aft port and starboard rail boarding gates are some of the features that add to the Grand Banks 32.
2500 RPM 9.0 Knots 5.4 GPH 416 mile range
2200 RPM 8.5 knots 4.0 GPH 531.25 mile range
2100 RPM 8.3 Knots 3.4 GPH 610 mile range
1900 RPM 8.0 Knots 2.5 GPH 800 mile range
1800 RPM 7.8 Knots 2.1 GPH 928 mile range
1000 RPM 5.5 knots 1 GPH 1375 mile range
*Estimates cannot be guaranteed
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San Diego, CA 92106