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MEI LEE IS AVAILABLE FOR CO-BROKERAGE
The Grand Banks 42 Motoryacht has been decades in the making. In production since the 60s, the original Ken Smith design has been amended and updated with the practical input of owners. The experience gained since the laying of the first GB 42 keel in 1966 is reflected in each example. Her practical layout, sturdy fiberglass construction, deep water design, and long range capability all add up to a complete cruising boat. The Grand Banks semi-displacement hull design, with a fine entry forward, hard chines aft, and a full keel has been proven on waters around the world. Twin diesel power will deliver economy at hull speed. The bulwarks surrounding the wide main deck are capped with a sturdy teak safety rail providing safe movement from bow to stern for those on board. Ideal for a couple with children or guests, she cruises economically at 9 knots.
By shifting the house aft and raising the side decks aft, as compared to the Classic, GB gained enough interior space in the Motoryacht to provide increased living space with a spacious, full-width stateroom aft, and two staterooms forward. Out on deck, the raised side and aft decks provide a second alfresco living space over the aft stateroom in addition to the spacious flybridge deck. Access is much more elegant with proper stairs from the forward decks to the aft deck and continuing up to the flybridge. Between her welcoming decks, spacious salon and 3-stateroom layout, the Motoryacht is an excellent vessel for entertaining family and friends.
Mei Lee is available for co-brokerage
Mei Lee is a well-maintained up-galley 42 Motoryacht. Still owned by her original owners, Mei Lee was ordered by a buyer who was not able to take delivery. While in Singapore touring the GB factory, her current owners saw her in the yard and made arrangements with Bob Livingston, then CEO of GB, to purchase her on the spot. They requested that the factory make some thoughtful modifications to meet personal preferences and had her delivered to San Diego where they enjoyed her for 9 years. In 1992, they brought her up the coast on her bottom to her home of Olympia where they lived aboard her during cruising season. This has been a second home for her owners and their love of and devotion to her is evident. After 32 years of ownership, they have decided it is time to leave the boating life and pass on the stewardship pif Mei Lee to the next owner. Step aboard and let her show you that pride of ownership. She's a lovely yacht with an amazingly spacious interior in an easily-manageable length.
Mei Lee welcomes you aboard by way of the traditional Grand Banks side gates or from the swim-step via a ladder and steps to the spacious aft deck. She features the optional Grand Banks 42 Motoryacht up-galley, three-stateroom layout. The interior offers the warmth of fine custom fabrics and hand-crafted teak cabinetry, furniture and parquet flooring for which Grand Banks yachts are renown.
The forward guest stateroom includes a generously-sized 6' long v-berth with filler cushion, a hanging locker, plus 2 banks of drawers. Under the berth there is a large amount of additional stowage which, combined with the locker and drawers, provides abundant stowage for long-range cruising. Below the berth can be found a set of blank varnished name boards and a boom crutch. Two brass reading lamps, a beautiful hanging lantern, overhead lighting, 2 operable portlights and a screened overhead hatch brighten the space.
Next aft, the guest stateroom to port offers a tapered double berth with the optional storable canvas bunk berth, a teak-framed mirror, 2 operable portlights, hanging locker, a spacious 4-drawer dresser and stowage drawers beneath the berth. Under the berth behind the drawers is additional stowage space.
The guest head compartment features a full vanity, shower and Groco Type K bronze electric head with household-size bowl and a teak-framed mirror.
To starboard and just aft of the guest head is 3'x3.5' storage room with two enclosed lockers for dry good stowage. A 120 volt outlet, built-in grated deck and sump drain makes this space ideal for a washer/dryer and wet stowage. The space is brightened by a portlight.
Up 3 steps, with more stowage beneath, the main salon has the L-galley to port, the traditional GB L-settee to starboard facing the GB folding-leaf yacht table with bottle/book stowage beneath and a pair of GB dining side chairs. Opposite is a buffet/entertainment/stowage cabinet containing a receiver and amplifier feeding the speakers mounted throughout the boat. Also in this cabinet is a Norcold refrigerator.
A portable GB helm seat can be secured at the well-equipped helm station. Owner and guests enjoy cocktail hour service from the dry bar located between the helm seat and settee. The spacious salon features amazing 360 degree visibility from the helm and salon through the Grand Banks-signature large windows. The lower helm station has easy access to side decks and great sight lines.
Aft and down 3 steps, again with additional stowage beneath, the spacious (11'x12') full-beam master stateroom features an island queen with a writing desk/vanity with vanity stool to port and a teak-framed mirror. The ensuite head compartment to port features a Raritan Elegance macerating head, vanity with stowage drawers, a teak-framed mirror, and a spacious medicine cabinet. A separate shower compartment with bench and large stowage locker is to starboard. There is ample stowage including a 6-drawer dresser, 3 deep under-berth drawers and a chart drawer. There are also 2 sliding-door cabinets ideal for linens plus 2 night stands with drawer and cabinet flanking the berth. Overhead light fixtures, 2 brass GB reading lamps, 2 mounted 120 volt table lamps, operable windows, an overhead hatch and a portlight in the shower compartment provide ample light, day or night.
As you look through the photos, notice the custom factory-installed options such as additional hand-holds located at strategic locations throughout the cabins, the added privacy door for the forward cabins, the custom microwave cabinet and drop-down dish stowage and the storage room—perfect spot for a washer/dryer if desired.
The galley is located along the port side of the salon, opposite the lower helm station and provides generous storage and meal preparation area for the cruising chef. Custom factory options include drop-down dish stowage above counter and a custom microwave cabinet.
Mei Lee's helm stations offer reliable electronics.
Whether cruising, on the hook or dockside, Mei Lee has an electrical system that lets you enjoy all of your shipboard equipment.
Entering through the Salon floor hatches, one is greeted with a clean and orderly machinery room.
Solid fiberglass semi-displacement hull with stub keel and hard chine deliver excellent fuel economy combined with superior sea keeping abilities.
Owner reserves the right to retain the 4 small and 1 large Nepalese rugs, pending final negotiations.