DESCRIPTION & DETAILS
Alexander Marine Australia/Grand Banks Yachts Queensland are pleased to present this 2000 Grand Banks 49 Eastbay HX 'Sonsie' to the market as central agents.
'Sonsie' is a well presented timeless downeast style sedan motor yacht - built to a standard only Grand Banks has mastered. Expect to be impressed with what you see when you step onboard.
Access to her teak laid cockpit is via her wide teak hydraulic hi/lo swim platform. At the front of the cockpit against the open bulkhead ( HX ) arrangement, you will find an aft-facing seat. Engine room access is possible from the cockpit via a centreline lift up hatch arrangement. The entirety of the cockpit is protected from the elements by way of her custom lightweight stainless awning with a rear shade mesh curtain.
Guests will find it easy to move from the cockpit up onto her wide walk-around side decks, which are perfect for young and old crew members. Her side decks are freshly non slip coated combined with natural teak toe rails.
Just a few steps up from the cockpit you enter her spacious bridge deck, immediately welcomed by Grand Banks flawless timberwork and craftsmanship. Her bridge deck is light, bright and breezy with her 360 degrees wrap-around glazing featuring an electric opening centreline windscreen panel and selected port and starboard opening saloon windows for incredible ventilation. Don't worry - if you are more the air-conditioning type - we have that covered as well! To port you will find an L-shaped settee and hi/lo dining table. Adjacent to starboard is a bench style settee and a front opening drinks fridge.
For the skipper, the helm is positioned to starboard and is fitted with a late model touch screen Garmin electronics package with a comfortable double helm seat to reel in the miles. The navigator also enjoys large helm seat to port. 'Sonsie' has enjoyed considerable electrical upgrades including lithium house batteries, and a high end battery management system during her current ownership period.
Access to the lower deck galley and twin cabin accommodation layout is via a centreline staircase from the bridge deck. To port you will find a U-shaped galley which features a network of overhead cupboards, Corian bench tops, two under bench refrigerators, Miele 3 burner induction cooktop as new also coupled to the lithium/inverter package and a Sharp microwave oven.
Her accommodation layout is a spacious twin cabin arrangement. The master is located in the bow and features an island double bed, twin bedside reading sconces and 12v fans, Kogan 19" TV, and an ensuite with separate shower stall. Her midship guest cabin is to starboard and features athwartship twin single bunks and reading sconces.
'Sonsie' is powered by Twin Caterpillar diesels at 660hp each permitting an impressive sprint speed. For ease of docking she is equipped with a Side-Power bow thruster.
She has just been antifouled and had prop speed applied to her running gear. Her hull and topsides have also been polished and waxed.