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New England Yacht Partners
SPIRIT is currently under agreement.
SPIRIT is an excellent example of the Grand Banks Eastbay line of yachts. She has been meticulously maintained under her current owner in a premier New England boatyard.
The design firm of C. Raymond Hunt conceived the Eastbay 43 which is a proven seaworthy hull design. When combined with an extensive equipment inventory and maintenance regime, SPIRIT can support comfortable and safe long-term cruising.
Often termed a “gold-plated flybridge yacht with timeless Downeast styling.” It rides on a modern, deep-V fiberglass hull with propeller pockets to reduce draft.”
If a Grand Banks Eastbay Flybridge is in your future, SPIRIT, should be at the top of your list.
The vessel has sleeping arrangements for up to four, with three in two private cabins and the fourth with the inclusion of the salon dinette converted to a bunk. There is a guest / day head with a shower, and the forward master stateroom has its’ own private head. The interior includes enlarged windows for greater visibility, teak crafted valances and moldings, a teak and holly cabin sole throughout with blue ultra-suede upholstery. Climate-controlled with reverse-cycle air conditioning and heat to allow for an extended northern cruising season.
Located forward, with a centerline berth which is slightly lower than the standard configuration. The master stateroom has ample storage in the way of drawers and lockers above and outboard. Two cedar-lined hanging lockers are aft to port and starboard. Wall-mounted chrome reading lights, stereo control and speakers. Stainless steel opening portholes and a large overhead hatch, all with screens to provide light and ventilation into the cabin.
Ensuite from the master stateroom is the owner's head with Corian-topped vanity and sink. Freshwater toilet, and ample storage lockers. Opposite to starboard is a separate guest / day head with freshwater toilet and shower. Both heads have stainless steel opening ports with screens for light and Dorade vents for ventilation.
Aft and to starboard, opposite the galley is the guest cabin with one single berth. The upper bunk has been removed with a custom shelf forward (original upper bunk could be reinstalled). Drawers for storage below the lower bunk, cedar-lined hanging locker forward, and four-drawer bureau aft. A sliding pocket door provides privacy. Stainless steel opening ports and a large overhead hatch, all with screens provide light and ventilation.
A U-shaped to port galley is a few steps down from the main salon. Complete with an abundance of storage lockers both above and below the Corian countertops. Forward is the dual basin stainless sink. Outboard is the Force 10 three-burner propane cook top and stove. A Sharp microwave convection microwave is located in the aft upper cabinet. Forward port corner is a cavernous top loading storage bin. The outboard aft counter contains a custom top load refrigerator / freezer and additional front-loading refrigerator. Directly opposite the galley is a locker for a pantry. Opening portholes and a large overhead hatch, with screens, provides generous light and ventilation.
The main salon can be entered from the aft via the cockpit or through the starboard side door at the adjacent to the lower helm. To starboard is a 7’ settee with an insert to create an additional bunk, there is storage beneath, and custom varnished double folding leaf table. Opposite to port are two swiveling barrel chairs, with a tambour door entertainment center between. Forward and to port is a navigation table with a high-backed bench passenger seat. Opposite is the lower helm station with a high-backed seat and footrest. The salon cabin sole is finished in varnished teak and holly and has access hatches to the engine room below.
All Salon upholstery is covered with an attractive blue ultra-suede upholstery. There are large tinted sliding windows in the salon with curtains, and screens.
Sole is laid teak over fiberglass with three opening hatches to the lazarette storage area. Built-in steps port & starboard for access to the side decks and a starboard side transom door to the teak swim platform. A hot & cold shower is fitted into the transom. This entire area can be covered with a custom removable awning.
Accessed from a ladder on the starboard forward side of the cockpit. The flybridge helm offers full instrumentation and navigation equipment, as well as excellent visibility. Two Pompanette swiveling helm chairs and a bench seat aft with storage beneath. A Bimini top with front and partial side enclosure for the flybridge and the fabric is in white Stamoid. The radar mast has a tabernacle for lowering when a reduction in air draft is needed.
Hull is white Gelcoat with Gold Cove and Claret Red Boot stripe. Molded laminated fiberglass deep V hull Divinycell foam core above the waterline. Molded fiberglass balsa cored painted non-skid deck. Fiberglass flybridge. Teak and Thyokol overlay in the cockpit. Satin varnished teak interior and cabinetwork with solid teak & holly cabin sole. Stainless bow platform with integral anchor roller with 2 extra stanchions forward. Solid stainless steel safety rail from bow to just forward of the cockpit for added. Wide side decks for safe movement from aft to the bow.
Less than 2000 hours
Less than 2000 hours
Electronics and Navigation
Upgrades – Under Original Owner
Upgrades – Under Current Owner