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Northwest Yachts

Anacortes Marina
United States

Fax:  360-299-1489

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Grand Banks

Grand Banks

Known globally as a manufacturer of meticulously crafted fiberglass powerboats for experienced owners, Grand Banks is a leader in diesel-powered craft for long-range cruising. The builder’s Heritage line has been ranked as one of the most popular trawler series in the world for more than 50 years. The Eastbay series is credited with redefining the lines and features of modern Downeast cruisers. The Aleutian range of raised pilothouse models was designed to satisfy the demands of Grand Banks owners who want a larger and more luxurious yacht. Manufactured in Singapore, each model series combines state-of-the-art equipment with superior construction techniques and seaworthy hulls designed by top naval architects. Those characteristics are coupled with terrific lines that while modern, remain steeped in a classic nautical tradition.

1974 Grand Banks Alaskan


Anacortes,WA,United States

Anchor Platform
Portuguese Bridge Storage
Buell Horns
Starboard Side Deck
Port Side Deck
Rod Storage
Cockpit Storage
Cockpit Storage
Lower Helm Station
Helm Joinery
Helm Joinery
Overhead Instrument Console
Helm Seat
Helm Chair for 2
Dish Storage
Galley Storage
Glacier Bay Refrigerator
Glacier Bay Freezer
Trash Compactor
Lower Passageway Forward
Master Berth Storage
Master Berth
Lower Passageway Aft
Asko Washer and Dryer
Storage Under Stairs
Guest Stateroom
Galley Joinery
Dinette 2
Salon Fwd
Salon Aft
Dinette 3
Custom Lighting Fixture
Beautiful Parquet Flooring
Salon Port Side
Salon Port Side
Dickinson Stove
Commissioning Plate w/ Clock and Barometer
Salon Seating Starboard
Entertainment Cabinet
Salon Aft Port Side
Engine Room Forward
Port Engine
Starboard Engine
TRAC Stabilizer
Engine Room Aft
Torrid Water Heater
Hurricane Hydraunic Heater
Battery Bank
HRO Watermaker and Trace Inverter
Engine Room
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Price Reduced to $249,000

Sapphire is unlike any other Alaskan 45 you will ever find.  Built by American Marine in 1974, her original owner completely "gutted" the original interior and replaced it with a customized teak interior, constructed to the highest yacht quality finish.  There are many unique features to Sapphire.  Among them are:

  • Custom joinery
  • Incredible storage
  • TRAC stabilizers
  • Wesmar bow thruster
  • Electro-hydraulically operated radar arch
  • Nick Jackson electro-hydraulic davit
  • Custom bow pulpit and windlass deck
  • Hurricane hydronic heating system
  • Asko washer and dryer (separate units)
  • Dickinson Alaskan stove in salon
  • HRO watermaker (600gpd)
  • Separate 50 gallon fresh water tank for drinking water
  • Torrid water heater (12gal)
  • Glacier Bay cold plate refrigerator and freezer
  • Seafreeze freezer
  • King size berth
  • Vaccuflush toilet
  • 500 Gallons of fuel
  • Spares....spares....and more spares....

This vessel is boat house kept and in impeccable condition.  She is ready for a summer of cruising.  

Boathouse may be available for sale as well.  Call for details.

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Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Wood 
Beam 16 ftMax Draft 5 ft 
Engine Make John DeereEngine Model 6404D 
Engine Year 1974Fuel Capacity 250 gal 
Length at Waterline 45 ftLength Overall 51 ft 
Holding Tank Size 78 galWater Capacity 270 gal 
Number of Engines 2    

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Anacortes Marina
United States

Fax:  360-299-1489

Hull and Deck

Wood hull with teak decks in excellent condition

Maxwell 2500 windlass with capstain

Low profile Nick Jackson 1500lb hydraulic/electric davit

60lb CQR - 300' chain

66lb Bruce - chain and rode

Custom SS and teak bow anchor pulpit

Aluminum radar arch raises and lowers electro-hydraulically



Wesmar bow thruster

Trac stabilizers

ZF Mathers electronic controls

Engine synchronizers

Borg Warner transmission

Powerline 190 amp alternators

Groco oil change system

Dual Racor filters

Floscan meters

Halon system



Northern Lights 8kw genset (1387 hours)

Trace inverter

(4) - 8D AGM house batteries (new)

8D AGM engine start batteries (new)

(2) Group 31 batteries for bow thruster

(2) Group 31 batteries for windlass

Dedicated charger for windlass and bow thruster battery banks


Galvanic isolator

Electronics and Entertainment


Furuno GPS Chartplotter (2)

Furuno radar

Raytheon radar

2 radar chart overlay

Raytheon V850 Sounder

Comnav autopilot

PowerMax dual cellular antenna amplifier

Single side band



Plumbing and Heating

HRO watermaker (600 gal/day)

50 gal drinking water tank isolated to watermaker

Hurricane hydronic heat

Dickinson Alaskan stove in salon

12 gal. Torrid water heater

Asko washer

Asko dryer

Deck washdown bow and stern (fresh and salt)


Force 10 three burner propane stove

Glacier Bay refrigerator/freezer

Microwave/convection oven

Sea Freeze freezer (lazarette)


Master Stateroom 

  • King berth 
  • 2 closets
  • Abundant storage

Guest Stateroom

  • Twin berth
  • Closet
  • Storage



Vaccuflush toilet


Updates 2012

Bottom paint

Bow thruster solenoid wiring

New water pump - old one rebuilt for spare

Watermaker serviced

New batteries - house bank, bow thruster, windlass

New charger for forward battery banks

Link battery monitor 

New VHF antena

Bilge counter

New AC compressor, new Cold Plate

Exterior painting

Serviced all engines

Heat exchangers between Hurricane and engine

New variable fan switches for forward stateroom heaters


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

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Call Peter Whiting for more information or to make an appointment to inspect the vessel.