Alexander Marine are pleased to have AGAIN SOLD the 2000 Grand Banks 49 Eastbay HX 'Sonsie'.
'Sonsie' was a well presented timeless downeast style sedan motor yacht - built to a standard only Grand Banks has mastered. You would be impressed with what you saw when you stepped onboard.
Access to her teak laid cockpit was via her wide teak hydraulic hi/lo swim platform. At the front of the cockpit against the open bulkhead ( HX ) arrangement, you would find an aft-facing seat. Engine room access was possible from the cockpit via a centreline lift up hatch arrangement. The entirety of the cockpit was protected from the elements by way of her custom lightweight stainless awning with a rear shade mesh curtain.
Guests would find it easy to move from the cockpit up onto her wide walk-around side decks, which were perfect for young and old crew members. Her side decks were freshly non slip coated combined with natural teak toe rails.
Just a few steps up from the cockpit you entered her spacious bridge deck, immediately welcomed by Grand Banks flawless timberwork and craftsmanship. Her bridge deck was 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 were more the air-conditioning type - we had that covered as well! To port you found an L-shaped settee and hi/lo dining table. Adjacent to starboard was a bench style settee and a front opening drinks fridge.
For the skipper, the helm was positioned to starboard and fitted with a late model touch screen Garmin electronics package with a comfortable double helm seat to reel in the miles. The navigator also enjoyed large helm seat to port. 'Sonsie' had enjoyed considerable electrical upgrades including lithium house batteries, and a high end battery management system during her previous ownership period.
Access to the lower deck galley and twin cabin accommodation layout was via a centreline staircase from the bridge deck. To port you found a U-shaped galley which featured 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 was a spacious twin cabin arrangement. The master located in the bow and featured 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 was to starboard and featured athwartship twin single bunks and reading sconces.
'Sonsie' was powered by Twin Caterpillar diesels at 660hp each permitting an impressive sprint speed. For ease of docking she was equipped with a Side-Power bow thruster.
She had just been antifouled and had prop speed applied to her running gear. Her hull and topsides had also been polished and waxed.