The Eastbay 38' Express represents a wise decision in today's market. With a timeless appearance, modern performance and unmatched quality there's no better choice in the Express market.
The 38' Express was the first model of the very successful Eastbay series introduced in 1994 from Grand Banks. This handsome Eastbay is equipped with numerous custom features that truly enhance the ownership and operation of an extremely well-designed and proven performer. With a custom designed Barrett top and enclosure, 420hp Caterpillars, Onan generator & Heart inverter you will be hard pressed to find a better equipped or maintained Eastbay 38' currently on the market.
For accurate information regarding the performance, operation or maintenance on the Eastbay series please contact your knowledgeable Grand Banks dealer for additional details.
Step aboard the 38 Eastbay from the swim step onto the beautifully maintained yacht. Down below the quality and tradition of Grand Banks is clearly evident. To port is a well equipped galley complete with a three-burner stove and microwave oven, a large stainless steel sink and same customized heavy duty refrigerator that has become such a popular feature on the Grand Banks cruisers. With an abundance of storage cabinets and counter space, one can create a gourmet meal as easily as a light snack. A built-in exhaust fan and overhead hatch add to the open, fresh air atmosphere of the galley. Adjacent to the galley is a dining area featuring a beautifully crafted teak table surrounded on three sides by a comfortable settee. The table can be lowered to create a double berth for overnight guests. Built-in teak bookcases, storage compartments and special lighting fixtures provide a warm and cozy yachting environment. A large head with a wrap-around shower is assessed through a sliding teak door. Featuring a large; molded sink and vanity with storage compartments, the head is bright and well ventilated with its own opening port. The forward stateroom is the traditional V-berth style & bi-fold door providing comfort and privacy for the cruising couple. The berths are surrounded by storage compartments, and there is additional storage below the bunk arrangements and in the hanging locker. On deck, the Eastbay shows its cruising heritage. The varnished toerail highlights her traditional lines. Wide, side decks and sturdy stainless steel grabrails provide a sense of security when going forward to handle lines or the anchor. Safety at sea continues to be a part of the Grand Banks tradition. A stainless steel windshield frame and stainless steel radar archthat support the bimini top.
Down below the quality and tradition of Grand Banks is clearly evident. To port is a well equipped galley complete with a three burner stove and oven, a large stainless steel sink and the same customized heavy duty Grunert refrigerator and freezer that has become such a popular feature on the Grand Banks cruisers. With an abundance of storage cabinets and counter space, one can create a gourmet meal as easily as a light snack. A built in exhaust fan and overhead hatch add to the open fresh-air atmosphere of the galley.
Adjacent to the galley is a dining/saloon area featuring a beautifully crafted teak table surrounded on three sides by a comfortable settee. The table can be lowered to create a double berth for overnight guests. Built in teak bookcases, storage compartments and special lighting fixtures provide a warm and cozy yachting enviornment. There is also room for a concealed High Definition flat screen Samsung television and Bose surround stereo system.
Hull color is off white with a gold cove stripe. Teak cockpit with the entire walk-around fiberglass decks & stainless "all-around" handrails, swimstep, fresh water shower and saltwater washdown in cockpit, black Sunbrella Bimini top enclosure has zip out windows with bonded window enclosure wrap-around. All cabin windows have screens. Maxwell stainless electric anchor windlass, Bruce anchor with 300' chain.
Estimated Speed & Fuel Consumption curves were provided from American Marine (S) Pte Ltd. June 1996. Test boat had 4 persons aboard calm sea conditions DIA 25" X 29" Pitch 5 bladed propellers. Half fuel, full water.
2800 RPM, 31 knots, 46 gallons per hour, range 246 miles
2700 RPM, 30 knots, 40 gallons per hour, range 275 miles
2600 RPM, 29 knots, 35 gallons per hour, range 303 miles
2500 RPM, 28 knots, 32 gallons per hour, range 320 miles
2400 RPM, 27 knots, 27 gallons per hour, range 365 miles
2300 RPM, 25.8 kts, 24 gallons per hour, range 393 miles
2200 RPM, 24.5 kts, 21 gallons per hour, range 426 miles
2100 RPM, 22.8 kts, 18 gallons per hour, range 463 miles
Seatrial Performed September 23rd, 2019
2750 RPM, 28.8 kts,
2400 RPM, 26 kts,
2200 RPM, 23.3 kts,
2000 RPM, 20 kts,
1800 RPM, 17 kts,
1600 RPM, 14 kts,
1400 RPM, 12 kts,
1200 RPM, 9.6 kts,
1000 RPM, 8.1 kts,
800 RPM, 6.5 kts,
700 RPM, 5.9 kts, idle
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