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2003 Grand Banks Heritage 46 EU

  • 46 ft
  • Harpswell, ME, US

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On her 2nd owner, this stabilized Grand Banks 46 Europa has been maintained in pristine condition and given numerous upgrades. These beautifully built boats offer a superb cruising platform with their commodious 2 stateroom 2 head layout, spacious salon and galley, and generous flying bridge space.  The principal upgrades are highlighted below but there are a number of others.  Her first 7 years were spent in fresh water in the Great Lakes stored 8 months a year inside heated storage and her current owner has had the same use profile in New England (taken south 2 winters total).  She is an spectacular condition, maintained by:

Stern Thuster

New Stratoglas on Canvas Enclosure

New Electronics

Brightwork stripped and refinished

Caterpillar MPDs

Much Much more, please read the full specifications for details!


Basic Information

Grand Banks
Heritage 46 EU
Harpswell, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight

46 ft - 14.02 meter
46 ft - 14.02 meter
14 ft 9 in - 4.5 meter
Draft - max:
Bridge Clearance:
23 ft 2 in - 7.06 meter
Dry Weight:
43000 lbs


Cruise Speed:
18 MPH - 15.64 KTS
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Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
Max Speed:
21 MPH - 18.25 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
600 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
300 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
58 gallons - 2 tank(s)



Vessel Walk Thru

Accommodations for 4 in a 2 stateroom, 2 head (both with stall showers) layout.  The interior is a full satin finish varnished teak in the salon and master stateroom, and varnished teak trim on white flat panels in the fore and aft companionway, guest stateroom, and heads. This lovely Grand Banks 46 Europa is fitted with varnished teak and holly soles throughout.  There is an abundance of natural light and ventilation with the Salon surrounded with windows (4 of them sliders with screens), six large stainless steel ports and three hatches, again, all with screens.  When natural ventilation is not enough, 3 reverse cycle (heat and cool) air conditioning units will keep the boat comfortable in a wide range of conditions.  Artificial lighting is equally well thought out as natural lighting is with overhead recessed 12 volt lighting throughout and swivel style brass reading lamps at the berths and settees.  Headroom throughout is 6'-6" or better.

Starting forward is the Owner's Stateroom featuring an island queen berth below which is extensive storage in 2 deep cargo drawers and further storage accessed via the gas assist lift on the aft end of the berth.  Outboard the hull is sheathed in varnished teak ceilings and other joiner work that includes two lockers and a 5 drawer bureau aft and to port, and small desk and hanging locker aft and to starboard.  A TV cabinet is above (no TV).

The Owner's Head accessed from the stateroom is aft and to port and features a Vacuflush W.C., Corian Vanity and sink, and separate stall shower draining to a separate sump with pump.

Aft off the companionway to port is the Guest Stateroom with athwartship single berths fore and aft with drawer storage under.  A lined hanging locker is outboard between them.  Opposite to starboard is a Guest Head fitted with Vacuflush W.C., Corain vanity and sink, and stall shower compartment.

Up 4 steps to the Salon, Galley and Lower Helm, The Galley is first to port with Corian counter tops and Corina undermount sink.  Fitted with the optional overhead dish compartments there is an abundance of storage with several additional lockers and a set of drawers.  Chilled food stuffs are handled in a front load Grunert 110 Volt refrigeration box and top load Grunert freezer.  Cooking is done from the 3 burner force 10 propane stove with oven installed new 2016.

Opposite to starboard is the Lower Helm with full vessel controls, adjacent side door, double helm seat with chest of drawers under and electrical distribution panels within arms reach.

The aftermost portion of the house is devoted to the Salon with L-settee to port with a bureau with storage aft.  The L-settee is fitted with the optional pneumatic struts to lift, with one finger, each section to access storage.  This Grand Banks 46 Europa is upgraded with the optional high/low teak table for dining.  Opposite are two barrel chairs between which there is an entertainment console and forward most is a bureau which houses a "dry bar" and the ice maker.  The Salon is an attractive blue Ultra-suede.

The Grand Banks 46 Europa layout does a wonderful job bringing the outdoors in both with the extensive windows in the Salon but also with the double sliding doors from the Salon to the Aft Deck which immediately adjoins.  This full width space has plenty of room for deck chairs and below there is immense storage capability in a lazarette furthest aft and, what is often referred to as a "garage" just forward with space for gear and some auxillary systems.

Wide side decks with bulwarks with the preferred stainless safety rails lead fore and aft while a proper staircase (with storage under) leads from the Aft Deck to the Flying Bridge.  The Flying Bridge is fitted with the optional L-settee with storage under and teak grate table, this along with the companion double fore and aft facing bench seats (with storage under)  and a deck chair or two allows the hosting of a dozen people at once.  Room for dinghy storage aft.

  • Fusion Stereo system AM/FM/Bluetooth, sub woofers, speakers in the Salon, Aft Deck and on the Flying Bridge 2016
  • 22" Sharp TV, DVD player
  • KVH Tracvision satellite receiver
  • Splendide combo vented washer dryer
  • Weems & Plath brass Clock, Barometer, Tide Clock
  • Weems & Plath brass oil lamp


Set up for coastal cruising with a full suite of electronics at both helm stations.

Lower Helm

  • Garmin 7216 color radar/plotter/depth 2016
  • Garmin 4KW open array radar antenna 2016
  • Garmin Speed/Log 2016
  • Garmin Depth 2016
  • Icom M-602 VHF with AIS and Hailer with fog signals
  • Simrad AP 22 Autopilot
  • Interphase forward looking depth
  • ACR searchlight remote
  • Ritchie 6"
  • Horn
  • Double Pantograph windshield wipers with wash system
  • Wesmar Bow Thruster
  • Stern Thruster new 2016
  • Bennett trim tab, Windlass & other controls

Flying Bridge Helm

  • Garmin 7212 color radar/plotter/depth with high definition radar 2016
  • Simrad AP 22 Autopilot
  • Icom M-602 with Hailer and Fog signals AIS equipped 2016
  • ACR search light remote
  • Wesmar Bow thruster 13.5 hp 2009
  • Side Power Stern thruster 2016
  • Horn
  • Trim Tab, Windlass & other controls


Caterpillar 3126B, fresh water cooled, 450 HP diesels turn 28X29" 4 bladed propellers on 2" shafts through ZF 2.5:1 reduction gears.  Cruising speeds of up to 16.5 knots at 80% engine load. 2012 mechanical upgrades include new updated after cooler cores, cylinder head rebuilds with new intake and exhaust valves, new injectors.  Per the engine side survey when the current owner purchased the boat "the engines performed exceptionally well".  The current owner is employed within the "Caterpillar family" and the engines have been maintained to that level since.

The owner reports the following speeds/load/fuel consumption in his normal cruise range and generally runs at 12 knots or about 45% engine load

1725 RPM    34% load    12 GPH

2200 RPM    50% load    25 GPH

2500 RPM    65% load    34 GPH

  • Panish dual lever engine controls
  • 4 color Caterpillar MPDs (Marine Power Displays) 2013
  • Aquadrive couplings (remove and vibration and reduce noise)
  • Racor fuel filters
  • Fireboy engine room fire suppression
  • Duramax dripless shaft seals
  • VDO fuel gauges
  • VDO water tank gauges
  • Reverso oil change system for engines, gears, generator
  • 12 Volt engine room lighting
  • 110 Volt engine room lighting
  • Wesmar Stabilizer system
  • Wesmar Bow Thruster 13.5 HP 2009
  • Side Power Stern Thruster 2014
  • 3 Reverse Cycle Air Cond. Units (2 16KBTUs 1 12K BTU)
  • (2) Tankwatch holding tank monitoring systems
  • (2) Macerator pumps
  • 3 electric bilge pumps
  • 1 manual bilge pump


Wired for 12 Volt DC service and 110 Volt AC Service.  A Westerbeke 12.5KW generator showing 1283 hours as of date of listing handles the heavier loads while a Mastervolt/Victron 3000 watt inverter can handle lighter loads when the generator is not desired.

12 Volt DC:

  • Distribution panel with breakers
  • Volt & Amp meters
  • 3 8D AGM house/inverter batteries
  • 2 4D AGM engine start batteries
  • 2 8D AGMs thruster batteries 2016
  • 1 Group 27 lead acid generator start battery
  • 2 110 amp alternators

110 Volt AC:

  • Distribution panel with breakers
  • Volt & Amp meters
  • 50 amp shore power inlets fore and aft
  • 50' 50 amp shore power cord
  • Outlets
  • 20 Gallon Hot Water heater also engine supplied
  • Pro Mariner 50 amp battery charger
  • Mastervolt/Victron 3000 watt inverter/ 120 amp battery charger

Hull & Deck

Solid fiberglass hull with molded in plank lines, spray rails, and stainless capped rub and quarter rails, finished with white gel-coat, in excellent condition, and Navy Bootstripe.  The bottom is finished with a hard ablative green antifouling. 

Above the rail of the newer Grand Banks 46 Europa, some varnished teak has been done away with, thereby mitigating ongoing maintenance, now principally the varnished teak cap rail and brow on the house as well as the teak over lay on the transom.  White gel-coated fiberglass house with a 9/16" thick teak deck overlay on the main decks in excellent condition showing virtually no or very little wear.  All of the fiberglass surfaces are kept nicely waxed.

  • Stainless steel cleats, chocks and railings
  • Lofrans Tigress Anchor windlass
  • 65 lb Suncor Stainless steel anchor with 200' chain
  • Fresh water wash down forward
  • H&C transom shower
  • Teak swim platform
  • Fold down swim ladder
  • Brower Systems 1000lb electric davit
  • Full length bimini with 1/2 length enclosure all stratoglas new 2016
  • 12 Type I and Type II Lifejackets
  • 4 fire extinguishers
  • Lifring
  • Bell
  • 6 braided docklines and 3 large fenders with covers
  • Aluminum mast & boom with spreader lights
  • Courtesy lights
  • Varnished teak burgee and ensign staffs


This incredible Grand Banks 46 Europa has been under current ownership since early 2012.  In the off season she has been stored in inside heated storage 8+ months per year though she was taken to Hilton Head last winter.  The level of maintenance conducted on this yacht is seldom seen, she is impeccably clean!  While you often hear the euphemism that you could eat out of the bilge on this boat you literally can!  All of the maintenance has been pro-active, as a showing will prove.

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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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.