Alexander Marine are pleased to have SOLD the Grand Banks 46 Europa 'Oasis' to the market as central agents.
Grand Banks are infamous for their timeless appeal and this charming Europa model is no exception. She has been lovingly maintained to a very high standard throughout. 'Oasis' is the perfect boat for weekends away in style and comfort and is well equipped with everything you need for extended getaways making her a respectable east coast cruising vessel around Australia's famous coastline.
Entering the boat from the cockpit, you step into a spacious and comfortable main saloon. Her décor offers a feeling of homeliness, a cosy space where you can easily imagine yourself relaxing with your feet up, engrossed in a good book while floating at anchor. The traditional brass lamp topped with nautical atlas lampshades add to the classic Grand Banks interior.
A credit to the current owners who have complemented this beautiful vessel with thoughtful home furnishings. The saloon is bathed in natural light coming through the Grand Banks signature windows enriching the natural patterns in the grain of the finely varnished teak throughout the cabin. There is an L-shaped settee surrounding a beautiful full sized teak dining table. Adjacent on the starboard side is a matching light grey upholstered lounge with perfectly placed scatter cushions giving the area an elegant and stylish statement. What makes this area even more special are the solid teak and glass sliding doors leading out into the cockpit. The double doors when fully opened enhance the spacious feeling at the same time inviting the outside in, a feature that resonates with those looking for an authentic on water lifestyle. Perfectly covered by the overhang of the flybridge above, keeps the elements out of the main saloon while leaving the doors open.
The indoor/outdoor connection allows for plenty of room for entertaining. Forward of the main saloon the L-shaped galley to port is equipped with Gaggenau 4 burner gas stove top and Panasonic convection oven as well as fridges and deep freeze. The position of the galley makes it possible for the host to be socially engaged with guests while cooking. It is often the simple things in life that can offer the greatest pleasures, and this is evident in the unique use of space in this functional galley with crockery, cutlery and glasses ingeniously hidden within the spacious benchtop. The galley up design is ideal for entertaining. Across from the galley to starboard is the lower helm station with a bench seat and magnificently glossed Grand Banks steering wheel, a traditional feature that always catches the eye of guests and will forever be admired by the captain. The helm station is well laid out with Raymarine electronics. Even from this lower helm position, there is great visibility and a pilothouse sliding door for the captain's easy access out onto 'Oasis's' wide walk around side decks. To assist with maneuverability, engine, bow, and stern thruster controls have been strategically placed to starboard in the cockpit. Stairs positioned on the centreline between the galley and the helm station lead down to the accommodation.
'Oasis' is a two-cabin layout with an immaculate teak bathroom and a separate shower stall. The master suite is situated forward and is fitted with a queen-sized island bed also the split ensuite arrangement is a unique feature in a vessel of this size. Natural light pours through the four large potholes and hatch overhead. The innovative use of storage space is again seen in the master cabin with plenty of drawers, shelving and cupboards including hanging space. A lovely additional feature is the inbuilt high gloss table and mirror which can be used as a private office or beauty space. Family and friends staying overnight will be comfortable in the guest cabin, decked out with two athwartships single beds. The clever installation of two large mirrors; a wide full-length mirror in the accommodation's foyer, and large half-length mirror in the guest cabin have more benefits than to check your reflection. These perfectly placed mirrors add glamor while maximising a sense of space in these smaller areas. Back up on deck,
'Oasis' is surrounded by wide walk around teak decks. Coupled with stainless-steel handrails all around the boat, provides ease when moving about the vessel in all weather conditions and an added element of safety. Her high gunnels are topped with varnished cap rails adding to her stylish appearance. From the cockpit, a solid set of stairs not a ladder! take you up to the flybridge where the captain has access to a full helm station with two very comfortable helm chairs. The panoramic views from up here are spectacular and will be a popular place for entertaining with seating for guests on the beautiful white lounges and wet bar to keep your drinks cool. Aft of the flybridge is a space for the centre console Brig tender with Honda 20hp 4 stroke and accompanying davit for easy launch.
The engine room is accessed via a hatch in the cockpit floor. Her twin Cummins 450 hp main engines offer reliable and comfortable east coast cruising. At the bottom of the stairs well-organised storage shelves. The current owner has made a place for everything. Entering the engine room, you appreciate the space to move for daily servicing and larger maintenance jobs. 'Oasis' is fitted with a Stellar Watermaker 80 I/hr, Onan 7 kva Generator, and a 50amp Electro battery charger. A special piece of equipment that could save your boat is the installation of a Zinc Saver Galvanic Isolator fitted to protect the boat from damaging electrolysis. Batteries are housed in protective and secured casings also fitted is the Aquadrive anti-vibration system coupled to the main engines.
To top off this impressive vessel, buyers take note 'Oasis' is Naiad fin stabilized which counteracts the tendency of a vessel to roll with an opposing righting motion this creates a smoother, more comfortable ride. 'Oasis' is a stunning and affordable luxury boating option.