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47 Classic 2007

FIRST LIGHT - $639,000

Sales Rep: Julee Jackson
Phone: 772-473-1768

FIRST LIGHT is a 2007 model Grand Banks 47 Classic that has had incredibly good care and shows beautifully.  FIRST LIGHT offers the popular mid-ship galley forward that is two steps down from the salon yet still a part of the salon area. The VIP stateroom and head are forward and Master stateroom is aft with an en-suite head.  Both have separate stall showers.

FIRST LIGHT is up to date both cosmetically and mechanically and has many upgrades from previous and current owner.  She offers:

New Garmin electronics at lower and upper helms New 'glass cockpit' installed on Garmin plotters for integrated engine gauges, autopilot, engine room and aft camera displays New Polycarbonate enclosure on flybridge New upholstery on flybridge STIDD chair New canvas exterior teak rail and exterior hatch covers Tracvision HD SAT TV with (2) receivers so different channels can be watched in master and salon 1,000 hour engine service performed 25 hours ago Dinghy, aluminum and 15 HP outboard

FIRST LIGHT is on the Florida West Coast near Sarasota and easy to see.  She is one of the nicest GB 47's to come on the market and is priced fairly.

Manufacturer's Description

The Grand Banks 47 Classic has been redesigned from the keel up, starting with a modified deep-V planing hull designed to accommodate today's powerful engines. Outstanding performance at any speed means that you can swiftly expand your cruising horizons, or journey efficiently all day at a more peaceful pace. Overall, the 47CL looks and feels much bigger, brighter and roomier than any boat in her class. Accommodations take advantage of every inch, affording a luxury of space - and style - to her owners. The result: the next generation of the Heritage Series, and a dream fulfilled for those who seek to cruise comfortably and confidently in Grand Banks quality.


The starboard side door offers entry to the lower helm area.  The aft cabin top to port has an entry door to the salon down three interior steps. To port is a high quality leather Ekornes reclining chair and ottoman. To starboard aft, is an L-shaped settee with teak hi-lo table. Forward of the settee is teak cabinetry with glass and bottle storage. Further forward to starboard is the lower helm station with a 36” wide STIDD helmseat. The fully equipped galley is to port and down two steps with a completely open overhead for easy interaction with guests in the salon area.

The private full-beam master stateroom is aft and down three steps with an island walkaround berth, beautiful teak cabinetry both port and starboard with ample storage drawers, a vanity/writing desk aft and port and cedar-lined hanging locker forward and port. The private en suite master head is forward and to starboard with full stall shower, sink, countertop, storage and head. 

All the way forward is a VIP guest stateroom with Island berth and storage drawers below the berth. The guest head can be accessed from the forward stateroom or from opposite the galley.

The flybridge is very large with full instrumentation and STIDD helm and companion seats, at her leftline helm station. There is a large entertaining area with L-settee, teak table and built-in wetbar.


Grand Banks has a reputation for building high quality, well built boats that will last generations.  FIRST LIGHT is the first of the Sparkman Stephens planing hulls this next generation of Grand Banks was built on.  Sparkman Stephens is a venerable iconic brand, same as Grand Banks and both are well deserved for the quality build and performance.  

Bootstripe, painted Awl-Grip Watertight Bulkheads  Epoxy barrier undercoat Full length keel, extends below running gear Gel-coated fiberglass exterior Gel-coated fiberglass w/cross-linked PVC foam core for deckhouse and bridge Hand-laid fiberglass Hull structural grid, fiberglass and foam Hydrex resin skin coat in hull lamination Molded quarter guard with stainless steel rubrail Solid fiberglass hull below and cored hull above waterline
Cockpit / Aft Deck

FIRST LIGHT has flush decks that provide huge aft lazarette storage and ease of going forward and aft.  Full teak decks are in beautiful condition and are glued, not screwed in place.  They also provide a cooler non-skid surface in tropical climates.

Courtesy lights Hatches, teak, pneumatic lifts Stairs to flybridge with teak steps Swim ladder, undermount Teak swim platform Hot/Cold transom shower with retractable hose Teak transom steps
Exterior Equipment

FIRST LIGHT has had many upgrades to her exterior equipment as listed below.  

Tender: 2017 model 10' AB Inflatable AB10AL with Yamaha 15hp outboard Steelhead Davit 800-lb. Crane with stainless steel tube/davit base with custom stainless cover bracket Spare lines "Whistle Toot" on flybridge bow Custom full-length Bimini top, optional upgrade NEW polycarbonate enclosure on flybridge Canvas exterior covers for Flybridge, settees and winch NEW Textalene mesh and solid blue window covers for lower windshield, forward side windows and door window NEW canvas teak rail and exterior hatch covers NEW 60-lb. Ultra Anchor, stainless steel with 250’ stainless steel HT chain NEW Delta stainless steel anchor Fresh water outlet at bow to wash anchors and chain Anchor chain locker, divided for rope & chain Anchor chain locker, self-draining Anchor platform, fiberglass with pulpit, double stainless steel rollers Bulkwark caps, teak Chocks and mooring cleats, stainless steel Deck box, forward deck, molded fiberglass Deck Fills; diesel fuel, water and waste pump out Deck hatch for fuel tank inspection Decking, teak, epoxy bonded aft, side and forward deck NEW Dinghy chocks, integral reinforcement Engine room vents, Delta T air demisters Flagpole with holders, bow and stern Foredeck lockers, port and starboard Fresh water washdown Grab rails, stainless steel Lazarette, enlarged Liferaft, Switlick Hard Case with stainless steel mounting bracket Custom Mast, Awl-grip finished Navigation light boards, teak Non-skid, Fwd cabin top and aft cabin top Radar bracket (radome type) Rail gates at port, starboard and aft Rubrail, stainless steel striker plate on fiberglass Safety rails, stainless steel w/ intermediate ½” OD tube Skylight hatches with screens and blinds in cabins Step plates at rail gate openings Transom planking, varnished teak Windlass, horizontal, chain rode, DC Windows, tempered glass, fritted, bonded, flush installation (frameless) Windshield, left opening with stainless steel frame and electric actuator, tempered glass Switlik 6-person emergency lift raft - not renewed

FIRST LIGHTS flybridge is large and very welcoming.  There is a large L-settee with dining table aft and on starboard, with straight settee and cabinet on port.  The bimini is full length and offers protection from both the sun and rain.  The new polycarbonate enclosure protects from wind and cold,  The dinghy davit swings forward and tucks into a recess in the flybridge molded starboard side providing very convenient out of the way storage.

Custom Sunbrella Full Bimini top finished in "Navy Blue" STIDD Admiral Slimline Low Back Helmseat with deluxe chrome package Steering wheel, stainless steel, teak-rimmed Electronics console, molded fiberglass Locker for under console storage L-Settee, molded fiberglass Fabrics for seat cushions, vinyl Custom Sunbrella canvas covers in "Navy Blue", NEW 15 April 2018 Teak Table, with extending fold-up leaves, drink holders and stainless steel pedestal Benchseat, integrated Wet Bar with freshwater Sink and Icemaker Compass with light Courtesy lights Stainless steel railing around flybridge/windshields Teak Decking, optional upgrade
Engine and Mechanical Equipment

The engine room has just been detailed and is clean and tidy.  There is almost full head height with teak grating over the bilge,

(2) Caterpillar C-9 Acert diesel engines at 503hp each, 2071 hours 1000 hour CAT maintenance done January, 2020, invoices can be provided After cooler cores replaced January, 2020 Morse control system electronic controls at both helms Sleipner Side-Power Bow Thruster with joystick controls at both helms Glendinning Synchronizers Bronze ball valve on thru hulls above waterline Bilge pump, manual Engine room faucet, freshwater Engine room sound insulation Exhaust system, water lift mufflers and transom corner outlet Fire extinguisher, with engine, generator, blower shutdown and override control Fire suppression system, automatic/manual in engine room Flexible couplings with matching engine mounts Racor Fuel Filters, water separators on each engine (duplex) and generator (single) Fuel tanks, aluminum, baffled Gas/water separator on generator exhaust system Propellers, nickel-aluminum-bronze Spare Props Groco Seacocks, Safety Seacocks on engine raw water inlets Groco bronze thru-hulls & strainers Rudders, bronze Shaft Shark line cutters Shaft log, dripless with spare seals Sole, engine room Steering, hydraulic Water tanks, aluminum painted Watermaker, prep only Engine spare parts Engine room detail, May 2020 Holding tank hoses all replaced with NEW
Electrical Equipment
Onan Generator 11.5kW E-QD Series with Soundshield, 220V Outlets and Switches: Vimar Exterior cable TV connection Additional 12V outlets MarineAir Reverse Cycle Air-conditioning/Heat, complete service all units, Summer, 2019 AC/DC distribution panels Additional eight (8) circuit breakers for electronics, DC Kahlenberg Air horn with fog horn controller, extended tank & compressor, tweet whistle Alarm and indicator panel, each station Alternator, each engine and generator AGM Batteries with fiberglass boxes, lids & straps, 2x8D engine starting, 2x4D house, 1x2D generator starting Promariner Protech 4 Battery charger Battery charger, automatic, 80-amp Battery condition indicator Battery disconnect switch Battery switch, emergency paralleling AGM Battery, additional, with fiberglass box, lid and straps, 12V Trace Inverter 2500W with dedicated 8D battery Bilge pumps, automatic, DC Bonding system Carbon monoxide detectors in sleeping areas and salon Engine gauges and instrumentation, CAT MAPD analogue Engine room blowers, DC Engine room lights, AC fluorescent lights with diffusers Engine room lights, DC Engine start/stop, twin station with synchronizer and slow-vessel-mode controls Entertainment system, CD/DVD player with speakers, Bose Exalto electronic touch panel switch Fresh water system, pressurized, DC Galvanic isolator with monitor Helm outlet, DC at each station Holding tank level indicators Holding tank, direct discharge with Y valve on all toilets, DC Icemaker, AC Indicator light, reverse polarity Navigation lights, DC Oil change kit, DC Outlets throughout, with GFCI protection Rudder angle indicator, DC Glendinning 50-amp Cablemaster Automatic Shore Power Cord System, inlets fwd and aft 25' and 50' additional 50 amp power cords for bow in service Tank gauges for fuel and water, with Computank Display Trim tabs, DC Water heater, 20 USG, AC Windshield wipers, DC with speed control, auto park and washers Wiring, marine-grade tin-plated copper
Helm Area

All Grand Banks have both lower and upper helms.  Below is standard equipment.

GB raised helm platform for incomparable visibility NEW Benchseat, May 2018 Compass Helm side door, fiberglass/teak, starboard Electronics console, wrapped with Ultraleather Electronics locker, overhead  Steering wheel, varnished teak with rim
Electronics and Entertainment

NEW Garmin electronics package in March, 2018.  Glass Cockpit option added January. 2020.  This allows display of autopilot and engine gauges on large Garmin screens.  Electronics duplicate at upper and lower helms.

Garmin Electronics package, NEW March 2018 (2) Garmin 8617 Chart Plotters, (1) at each helm Garmin GMI 20 Displays G-Wind System GSD24 Depth Sounder AIS 600 BB Transceiver GRM Phantom 18 Radar Garmin GHP Smart Pump Autopilot Satellite Weather (2) Ritchie Powerdamp Compasses Raymarine Hailer (2) Standard Horizon VHF's with command mic at 2nd station, NEW Sept, 2017 VHF 8-ft. digital Antenna, NEW Sept, 2017 Bennett trim tab indicators 12v plug-in Smart Pilot S3G with built-in Gyro C/W Course Computer, Rudder Feedback & Fluxgate Compass KVH HD SAT TV System, (2) receivers - (1) leased, (1) belongs to owner Sirius XM Radio, Fusion at upper helm Bose Stereo Sony Bravia TV Insignia 19” LED TV Westinhouse 24” LED TV  Bose sound system with (2) speakers with Bose sub-woofer 

The salon is large and spacious with comfortable seating in excellent condition.

L-Settee with storage beneath also used for dining Teak Hi-Lo Table Leather Ekornes reclining Chair with leather Ottoman Glass doored under counter bookcase on port NEW salon overlay carpet  Flatscreen TV in pop-up lift cabinet; hides TV when not in use Teak Bar cabinet with rack storage for glasses & bottles Door, fiberglass/teak, port aft Engine removal soft patch Ladder to engine room Steps, teak with non-skid Teak and holly soles throughout

The galley is located forward of salon and down two steps and is considered 'Mid-Ship'.  The steps lift up and offer abundant pantry storage for tall and bulky items.

Granite Countertops with backsplash guard Coolmatic Refrigerator with teak door Coolmatic Freezer with teak door Princess Seaward electric cooktop Sharp microwave/convection oven, with added ventilation & cooling done Sept, 2018 Electrolux Range Hood with vented exhaust fan Sink, stainless steel, oversized Faucet, single lever, pull-out head with hose Locker, overhead Pantry, under stairs (to salon) Curtains treated with fire retardant spray Galley ware to include wine glasses, dishes, flatware
Master Stateroom

The Master stateroom is aft with queen size berth, vanity and walk-in hanging locker.  There are two closing double teak doors that offer complete privacy.  The fore and aft staterooms provide complete privacy for each.

Full-beam Private Master Stateroom, located aft Island Berth with storage drawers below (2) Reading lights over berth (2) Night tables, integrated Bureau with drawers Large Cedar-lined Hanging locker Vanity/Writing desk  En Suite Head
Master Head

The Master head is ensuite with a large separate stall shower.  

Granite Silestone with undermounted Corian sink Exhaust blower, DC Faucet, single lever Separate Shower stall with Corian shower pan Shower with drain pump, DC Sealand Vacuflush head Opening port window Shower overhead opening hatch Teak framed beveled mirror
VIP Guest Stateroom, Forward

The VIP Guest stateroom is forward and offers a island berth with abundant hanging locker and cabinet storage.

Island berth Reading lights over berth Cedar-lined Hanging locker Storage drawers Opening ports/hatches Private entry to Guest Head
Guest Head

Guest Head is accessed privately from the Forward Guest Stateroom and also from the companionway opposite the Galley.  This is the larger of the two heads due to fold-up heavy thick glass doors that fold out and lock in place to form an enclosed shower.  Very ingenious way to provide a stall shower when you need it.

Granite Silestone with undermounted Corian sink Exhaust blower, DC Faucet, single lever Separate Shower stall with Corian shower pan Shower with drain pump, DC Sealand Vacuflush head Teak framed beveled mirror

Grand Banks is known for fine teak cabinetry and interior fit and finish, throughout the world.  First Light's interior shows light wear and has been well cared for.

Bulkeads, Formica, Teak Cabin doors with lock sets Cabinet furniture, Teak-faced Oceanair window shades Drawers, Teak-faced Grab rails, Teak Hardware, stainless steel and chrome Headlining, vinyl panels, removable Hull ceiling, fabric panel with Teak detailing Lighting, Xenon, DC Lights, reading at berths Outlets, AC Portholes, stainless steel and screens Sole, teak and holly Steps with clear non-skid Varnish, satin marine finish Teak and holly soles throughout

Owners' personal belongings, coffee maker, electric tea pot, tools.  A complete list will be provided upon request.  

Default Disclaimer

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.


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Julee Jackson

mobile - 772-473-1768        email - juleej@grandbanks.com 

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