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52 Europa 2000

BLUE GILL - $695,000

Sales Rep: Steve Fithian
Phone: 954-383-1999

BLUE GILL is an incredibly well cared for Grand Banks 52 Europa in excellent condition! With her fantastic three stateroom, two head layout with large covered aft deck and spacious flybridge. She is powered by twin CAT 3208's with 435hp each and features an engine room with stand-up headroom and so much more!

BLUE GILL has been highly updated and carefully serviced to keep her in pristine condition in every way. She will not last long on the market. Call today for all the details!

Now located in Fort Lauderdale and easy to see!

BLUE GILL Specifications


The large covered aft deck is a spacious area and very comfortable for several deck chairs and a table with staircase to the flybridge forward to port with new Sunbrella Bimini top on a double stainless steel frame. The Novurania 400DL RIB tender is located at her transom on a Freedom hydraulic dinghy lift so it’s just a push of a button to launch and retrieve her.  She also is equipped with a Marquipt 800-lb. davit located to aft on the flybridge. Forward there is an expansive L-settee to starboard with a beautiful GB teak table. Her helm is left with a Pompanette helmseat and an additional seat is to port. Aft and to port is a GB custom L-settee just forward of the davit. All flybridge cushions and covers are new March 2021.

Enter the salon from the large covered aft deck either through the wide sliding aft deck doors or via forward port and starboard pilothouse doors at the helm. The bright and open salon boasts teak parquet floors and a richly-upholstered L-settee new March 2021 with teak yacht table with built in cup holders to starboard. To port is a straight settee. All seating features storage beneath and the interior has received new upholstery in Dec 2020. A custom corner entertainment system cabinet is at the aft bulkhead. Moving forward, her large well-equipped U-shaped galley is to starboard opposite the port dinette area. The galley offers an abundance of storage with features such as overhead lockers that drop down for plate and glass storage.

The lower helm features a full suite of electronics (repeated on the flybridge), large integrated chart locker, lefted Pompanette helmseat and comfortable double guest seating to port and starboard with footrest. To port of this helm station is a companionway to access the three Staterooms below.

Down the companionway to port of the lower helm is access to the Staterooms and Heads.  Head below to the landing and aft is the private and voluminous full-beam Master Stateroom with queen island berth bordered by night tables with reading lights. There is a straight settee to starboard and built-in vanity and storage drawers to port. Large hanging lockers are positioned on both port and starboard. The en suite Master Head has the VacuFlush toilet and sink to starboard and a separate shower on the port side.

The VIP Guest Stateroom forward features a V-berth with filler/insert so it can be one huge berth or separated easily into two singles. There are built-in drawers, night tables and reading lights. There is plenty of storage throughout with integrated cabinets, drawers and a custom cedar-lined hanging closet. Natural lighting is provided through portholes with an overhead hatch. Shades are installed on all portholes and hatch.

The second Guest Stateroom with athwartship oversized double berth to starboard also has a cedar-lined hanging locker and additional storage. The shared Guest Head is to port with stall shower.

Open the large hatch on her aft deck and you have a perfect storage space. On the port side are the full-size separate washer and dryer units. Moving forward is her engine room access. Once through the entry door, you have full stand-up headroom. Everything in this area is easy to get to and in impeccably nice condition.

There is an extensive spare parts kit onboard with almost anything anyone would want to have onboard for long-term cruising. A full inventory will be provided upon request.

BLUE GILL is an incredibly well cared for Grand Banks 52 Europa. The boat has been highly updated and carefully serviced to keep her in pristine condition in every way.


Epoxy undercoat

Gel-coated fiberglass exterior Hand-laid fiberglass Painted Boot-top

EXTERIOR EQUIPMENT Air horn Anchor, Port – Galvanized Bruce SL/Claw 66-lb. with 200’ 3/8” S/S chain Anchor, Stbd – Galvanized CQR Plow 75-lb. with 100’ 3/8” S/S chain and 100’ 5/8 nylon 3-strand rode Anchor, Additional – Fortress FX-37 aluminum sand anchor Anchor chain locker, divided for rope & chain Anchor platform, fiberglass, with pulpit Anchor windlass locker, fiberglass Ball valves on thru hull above waterline, bronze Bow pulpit with dual anchor rollers Canvas Covers, Sunbrella – Flybridge helm, seating, tender & windlass; Tender Chocks and cleats, stainless steel Courtesy lights, side decks Deck fillers, diesel fuel and water, S/S Engine room vents EPIRB, ACR GlobalFixPro Cat II Flagstaff holders, bow and stern Fresh water outlet, fwd Grab rails, stainless steel Inspection deck plate for fuel tanks, port & stbd Liferaft, Revere Offshore Elite, 6-person inflatable Navigation light boards, Teak Mast, hinged, FRP – supports radar & bracket, anchor/steaming lights, windex array, SAT TV receiver dome & remote GPS antenna Rail gates at port and starboard Safety rails on main deck, stainless steel Stanchions, stainless steel Step plates at rail gate openings Vents for fuel and water tanks Waste pump-out deck fittings, stainless steel Lofrans Falkon Windlass, horizontal, rope/chain, three-station, 12V/1500W Window frames, Teak

AFT DECK Staircase to flybridge, molded fiberglass w/louvered door for storage inside Rail gate Safety rails, Teak or stainless steel Sliding hatch to F/B with Teak frame Swim platform, extended, Teak Swim ladder Transom, Teak Transom door Transom shower with retractable hose hot/cold Novurania 400DL RIB tender with Yamaha 50hp outboard motor

FLYBRIDGE Alarm panel, engine temperature and oil pressure Compass Deck - main in Teak, side and rear in non-skid Electronics locker Chart Locker Helmseat High Water Alarms, Rule Instrumentation raised dashboard, fiberglass Outlet, 12V DC
Rail around flybridge windshield, stainless steel Safety rails, stainless steel Seats with cushions, port & stbd Settee-L with cushions and Hi-Lo table, Aft Steering wheel, Teak with stainless steel rim Storage boxes under seats with Teak grating Storage locker moulded behind L-settee Windshield

LOWER HELM Alarm panel, engine temperature and oil pressure Chart locker Chart reading light Compass Control panel, AC/DC Doors, Port & stbd Electronics locker Helmseat High Water Alarms, Rule Instrumentation panel Outlets, 12V DC Settee & table, raised Steering wheel with rim, Teak Windshield wipers/washer, 12V

ELECTRONICS/NAVIGATION (2) Hydraulic Assist Steering Systems, Teleflex Capilano – (1) at each helm Autopilot, Simrad RPU300 12V/hydraulic pump – controls at each helm Trim Tabs, Bennett – toggle control panels at each helm Bow Thruster, Side-Power SP-155-TCI, 20hp/24V – joystick panels at each helm Stabilizers, Naiad, 24V, 1250psi, digital MultiSeaII – controls at each helm Compass, Ritchie PowerDamp+ – (1) at each helm Simrad AP20 Autopilot – (1) at each helm Big Bay 17” chart plotter – (1) at each helm ICOM IC-M422 VHF at Flybridge Horizon VHF – (1) at each helm Simrad IS15 depth display – (1) at each helm Jabsco remote searchlight control – (1) at each helm Garmin GPSmap5215, 15” – (1) at each helm Furuno GP 36 GPS at Lower Helm Simrad IS15 Wind Display control at Flybridge Garmin gWind Windex/anemometer array at Flybridge Garmin GND10 Instrument/Display interface switch box Garmin GSD-22 Depth Sounder Processor at Lower Helm Garmin HD 64-mile radar – (1) at each helm FireBoy Xintex FR-1000 CO monitor display at Flybridge ITT Searchlight joystick control panel at Flybridge Bennett Trim Tab control toggle panel at Flybridge Rule high bilge-water audible alarm at Flybridge Computer with Captain’s Software at Lower Helm Maretron Engine Data/NMEA Network Interface Blink Video System with (2) Blink two-lens cameras

ENGINE & MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT Twin CAT 3208’s @ 435hp each with Twin Disc 5061A Gears 2:47-1. With 3450 hours as reported by owner 3-10-21 Bow Thruster, Side-Power SP-155-TCI, 24V Air Conditioning, MarineAir, (5) units Aquadrive anti-vibration system w/matching engine mounts (3) Bilge pumps, 2000 gph Whale manual diaphragm pump Drip pans under engines Engine raw water intake strainers Engine room sound insulation Engine start-stop at Lower Helm Exhaust system, sea-water cooled Fireboy Fire System (5) Fire Extinguishers – Galley, Salon, Master Stateroom, Engine Room & Flybridge Fresh water outlet in engine room Fuel filters, Racor Fuel manifold system Fuel tanks, mild steel, baffled Fuel tanks with upper & lower automatic self-closing valves for sight gauges Panish dual lever controls Propellers, bronze Spare Props Propeller shafts, stainless steel Rudders, fiberglass Seacocks on all thru-hulls below waterline Separating filters, fuel-water Thrust Bearings, Aquadrive Dripless Shaft Seals, Norscot Stabilizers, Naiad Steering, hydraulic Struts, bronze with rubber bearings Throttle and gear shift controls, dual station Trim Tabs, Bennett Central Vacuum System, Beam Water tanks, marine aluminum Water/gas separator installed on generator’s exhaust system Watermaker, FCI AquaMiser+, 600 gal/day, Upgrade Weems & Plath Brass Ship’s Clock & Analog Weather Station

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat Alternator, each engine Batteries, (5) 8D and (2) Group 27 (2) Battery chargers, Professional Mariner 50-amp Battery selector switch (4) Bilge pumps, automatic, 12V and (1) manual Bonding system Cable, tinned-copper Carbon monoxide detectors in Salon and Master & VIP Guest Staterooms Circuit breakers on all circuits Engine room blowers, 12V Engine room lights, 12V Fresh water system, pressurized, 12V Galvanic isolator Generator amp and volt meters Generator compartment exhaust blower, 12V Onan 21.5kW Generator with sound shield, diesel Ground fault circuit interrupters Holding tank with pump out, 12V Indicator light, bilge pump Indicator light, reverse polarity Inverter/Charger, Heart Freedom 15 Navigation lights, 12V Shore power inlets, 50-amp 220V AC, fwd & aft Spreader lights on mast, 12V Washer and Dryer, Whirlpool Water heater, Seaward 20-gal Zinc saver isolator

ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT TracVision KVH M5 Satellite TV Xfinity Pod WiFi Extender (4) Flatscreen TV’s with KVH control box(es) Flybridge Stereo – Fusion MS-AV600 with remote and (4) Fusion speakers Samsung 40” Flatscreen TV in Salon Intertek 32" Flatscreen TV in Master Stateroom (2) Samsung 19” Flatscreen TV in VIP and Guest Staterooms

SALON Salon door, Teak, double sliding, aft Settee, L-shaped to starboard Settee, straight to port Yacht table, Teak Samsung 40” Flatscreen TV Bar cabinet, dry, Teak Freezer, 120V Engine room hatches Hatches to engine room Icemaker, AC Ladder to engine room

GALLEY SeaWard Princess 2-burner cooktop Microwave/Convection oven, Sharp 120V (1) Refrigerator, Sea Freeze holding plate, 12V (1) Freezer, Sea Freeze cold plate/insulation box, 12V (1) Igloo upright Refrigeration, 120V (below counter) Dishwasher, GE Countertops, Corian Sink, Corian, large rectangle with deep well & retractable wand Faucet, Grohe, single lever Dish locker, overhead, Teak Drawers, Teak Garbage bin, fiberglass Overhang locker, Teak Exhaust blower, 12V (4) Outlets, GFCI dual 110V each

MASTER STATEROOM Full beam private Master Stateroom Berth, Island Queen Intertek 32” Flatscreen TV Bureau with drawers, Teak Hanging lockers (2) with lined cedar wood Mirrors Night tables Reading lamps Straight settee Vanity stool, Teak Writing table, Teak

VIP GUEST STATEROOM, Forward V-Berth with insert Samsung 19” Flatscreen TV Bureau Drawers under berths Hanging locker with lined cedar wood Mirrors Night table Reading lamps

GUEST STATEROOM, Starboard Double Berth Samsung 19” Flatscreen TV Bureau Drawers under berths Hanging locker with lined cedar wood Mirrors Night table Reading lamps

HEADS Exhaust blower, 12V Grating, Teak Indicator light, holding tank Shower with drain pump Shower stall separate with bi-fold door
Sink/countertop, cultured marble VacuFlush marine toilets Towel rack, Teak

INTERIOR THROUGHOUT Bulkheads, Teak and Formica Curtains, lined Grab rails, Teak Gratings in lazarette and engine room, Teak Headlining Lighting, halogen, 12V Outlets, AC Sole, Teak parquet Valances, Teak Windows, laminated safety glass

UPDATES/UPGRADES, as provided by Seller


01-12-17 Replaced 3 house batteries ($280 each), 2 starter batteries, 2 12-volt thruster batteries ($523 each), generator battery, dinghy battery 01-12-17 Acid flushed 5 AC units ($382) 01-16-17 Complete maintenance on VacuFlush system; New motor on starboard head; New valves, duckbills, etc.  01-19-17 Repaired tachometers (2) to enable engine hours to record  01-23-17 Annual maintenance/certification on Fireboy (date of manufacture 9-8-2000)  and 4 CO2 fire extinguishers.   02-03-17 Fix Fusion system on bridge and anchor light switch 02-06-17 Revere 6P Offshore Certified (Lifeline $856) 03-03-17 Bottom paint/zincs/etc. ($5,703)  Coral Bay Marina 03-03-17 Bi-annual maintenance on stabilizers ($1500) Stabilized Mar 03-03-17 EPIRB update; Good to 09/2021 ($460) Keys Electronics 03-06-17 Hot water tank hose connection leak repaired ($290 John Hall) 03-15-17 (3219) Replaced the 6 engine zincs; Lots of issues with pencil zincs swelling and breaking off during removal; Need to replace more often; Try every 4 months; Next change up 7-15-17 03-17-17 Full detail—compound, wax, teak, metal polishing. ($3600) Jolene.  $50 ft x 55, plus for hull and topside bridge area 03-24-17 Fiberglass repairs/selective painting ($1200 Ben Dill) 03-20-17 Watermaker; Installed new membrane.; New low pressure gauge;  ($600 SALT—Chris) 03-24-17 Dinghy Annual service ($1700 J&B Marine) 04-06-17 Dinghy Annual; Wiring; Lights; Sump pump; etc. ($1,736 J&B Marine) 04-07-17 Watermaker Membrane; LP Gauge; Filters ($600 SALT) 05-06-17 Spare Cat Seawater pump ($1,111.62 John Hall) 05-06-17 Spare Cat Alternator  ($341.41 John Hall) 05-06-17 Replace engine heat exchanger end caps ($60 John Hall) 05-06-17 Fill fuel tanks P=564   S=529 (Engine hours 3219) 05-11-17 Replaced Starboard Water pump as a precaution 05-17-17 Replaced GenSet Seawater pump ($500 J. Hall) 08-02-17 Replaced hot water heater ($1,716  Aquatech) 09-04-17 Teak deck refinishing/Repair ($11,175 Christian Mikkelsen) 11-06-17Replace Watermaker Membrane –ordered new solenoid                       ($430  SALT—Chris) 11-17-17 Replace G-Wind 12-09-17 Replaced all zincs 12-09-17 Varnished boat 3 coats  (Baldy $4200) Last time (01-16-16) 2 coats  $3600 12-17-17 Paint wings (4) cracking/discolored (Baldy $2300) 12-17-17 Dinghy won’t start; Water in tank; Cleaned injectors, replaced rusted engine/battery/throttle cables ($2000 J&B Marine)


01-18-18 Replaced AC controller with new Passport I/O on Mid-Salon Unit ($400  SALT—Chris) 01-11-18 Replaced Starter Batteries; AGMs ($1700 J. Hall) 01-11-18 Replaced ProMariner Starter Battery Chargers and 60 AMP Breaker ($800 J. Hall) 01-18-18 Replaced mid salon AC controller ($400) 04-23-18 Replaced Starboard engine impeller (eng: 3300 hrs) Water pump OK.  No leaks.  Impeller was OK too. (Hall) 04-28-18 Replace controller on mid salon AC (SALT $322) 05-07-18 Fireboy, extinguisher updates; Monroe County Fire Equipment )$338.63 Robert Dillon) 05-06-18 Replaced GenSet fuel pump (Hull) 05-08-18 Replaced Port leaking water pump. (Hall) 05-08-18  Replaced seawater pump assembly ($1,112 Hall) 05-08-18 Replaced generator impeller (Hall)  ­­­____hrs. 05-10-18 Full detailing/metal—1 step Vibra, 2-step Awesome Buff, 3 step Vitreo   ($3560 Jolene Durstin) 06-05-18 Dinghy annual maintenance (J&B $929)              06-13-18  (3334) Check all belts/replace eng rm light (Hall $1250) 06-27-18 Starboard prop bent from reef grounding (Rick Trout $200) 06-27-18 Grounding issue. Stablizer stbd hydraulic cylinder/rod assembly replaced to correct old cylinder leak. ($3454 Stabilized Marine) 07-10-18 Replace port head bellows (Chuck installed)  ($339 Nassau) 08-07-18 Replace AC Water Pump Assembly; Hole in housing (Hall $1,045) Entire pump replaced 9/23/15 for $1,500 by Hall) 08-10-18 Boat trailer 2 axles/1 tire/coupler (SE Trailer $1,348) 08-10-18 Replaced starboard head bellows/bought spare ($1900) Replaced gauges for both heads ($1500) (Key Boatworks Tom) 08-17-18 KVH Antenna fuse. (Seamark Electronics) 09-05-18 Air filter/gaskets/hoses—valve adj. clean/reseal trans coolers; Rebuild oil cooler (stbd) Change transmission oil. Flush engs (Diesel Doc $5,077.47---labor $3875) 09-05-18 New Robertson AP 20 Autopilot for Bridge ($1500 Motion Marine) Installed 10-26-18  Roballo troubleshooting; VHS/Starter battery connections loose; Battery and trim switches replaced (J&B $528) 11-19-18 Fireboy shutdown systems (Seacoast $3,100)


01-02-19 Promatic charger ($626) & other electrical (Hall $2,533) 01-03-19 Salon TV ($500) 01-09-19 Glasstech    Bottom Paint, etc. $7,193    Bent prop work $1,200    Underwater lights $2,190    Paint bottom stripe $1,20    Plus misc. electrical work; Total bill $21,070 01-09-19 Stabilizer Maintenance  Stabilized Marine ($1,250) 01-10-19 G3 Garmin Vision Map West Marine ($399) 02-01-19 New Salon AC Unit (SALT $605 + $2000+) 2-10-19 Battery isolator, switches, GFI's, etc. (John Hall $1310) 03-05-19 New Onan 21.5 MDKDR Generator (Ted Kaster $25,466.80)


02-01-20 Teak Refurbishing (Christain Mickelson $6,350) 04-06-20 Changed out all zincs—weren’t too bad 06-18-2020 Replaced 3 house batteries (John Hall $1,500) 07-15-20 Bottom paint/speed prop/zincs/grind & fill spots ($6,500). PPS shaft seals ($2,900), replace port cutlass bearing ($2,700), detail to rub rail ($900) -Total bill: $13,055.  11-18-20  Replace compressor in refrig (SALT $2,360)   12-15-20 Re-upholster interior (fabric $3000/labor $5,500)


01-12-21 BLUE GILL Dinghy - Replace worn steering cable, step pads and zincs.  (J&B Marine $1,100) 02-08-21 Sunbrella Bimini top, bridge chair, tables and cushions (Cover Emporium $7,000) 02-15-21 Strip bare and varnish back stern teak panel (Campbell)


Owners' personal belongings. A complete list will be provided upon request.


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.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing.


Contact Steve Fithian, Grand Banks Yachts Specialist, directly for all the details at 954-383-1999 or stevef@grandbanks.com

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