When Grand Banks decided to offer an alternative to its line of stately trawler yachts with a smaller, swifter and more manageable alternative, they certainly hit the mark. Grand Banks owners wanting a swifter GB loved the boat, and a whole new group of boaters also soon discovered the quality feel of Grand Banks yachts.
Beagle is a nicely appointed and lightly used hardtop express. The deep V-hull and flared bows give her a nice, dry motion under way. With her twin Caterpillar 3208s rated at 375 HP each, there’s ample power for getting to cruising grounds quickly.
|Name of vessel||Beagle|
|Model||Grand Banks Eastbay 38HX|
|Engine model||(2) Caterpillar 3208|
|Fuel tank capacity (gallons)||344|
|Water tank capacity (gallons)||95|
|Holding tank capacity (gallons)||30|
The interior was designed around complete comfort for a couple. The stateroom forward has spacious berths port and starboard with ample storage for a couple’s personal gear for a long cruise.
The head is to port and features a separate show stall with a Grohe telescoping shower head. The toilet is a Vacuflush and there’s also a macerator.
The galley is to port, and features a 3-burner Princess stove and microwave oven. There’s plenty of counter space, a dry locker and a 3.1 cubic foot Norcold refrigerator. Opposite the galley is a dinette that seats four easily and can convert to a double berth for guests.
• Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning, and built-in electric heater
• Vacuflush Head
• Stall shower
• Grohe telescoping shower head
• Corian countertop
• Princess gimbaled 3-burner stove
• Sony/Sirius XM MEX-MX120BT 60 watt stereo
• Norcold DE 441 AC/DC refrigeration
• Princess Microwave w/ turntable
• Powered vents over stove and in head
• Electric hydraulic hatch lift
• (2) Caterpillar 3208 TA 375 BHP, 1892 hours as of 5/18
• (2) 24 x 28 four blade bronze propeller
• (2) Norscott Seals
• (2) Racor 900MA fuel filters
• Westerbeke 7.6 kW diesel genset in sound shield, 618 hours
• Glendinning synchronizer
• Wesmar bow thruster
• Groco Oil Change system
Electronics and Navigation
• ICOM IC-M127 VHF
• Northstar 952x chartplotter
• Brookes and Gatehouse depth
• Simrad Robertson AP11 Autopilot
• Ritchie compass
• Furuno Navnet Radar
• 50A 125V Shore Power
• (3) 8D wet cells and a wet cell generator start battery
• Promatic 50-3 Battery charger
• Teak swim platform and ladder
• Maxwell Windlass
• Delta anchor 32#
• 5/16″ chain with 3/4″ nylon rode
• ACR RCL 100D spotlight
Miscellaneous and Safety
• St. Croix davits with 8:1 purchase
• 11.5′ Aqua Pro aluminum bottomed RIB w/15 hp Yamaha
• (3) Rule 12VDC submersible auto/manual bilge pumps
• Fireboy MA2-600 FE241 engine shutdown and auto fire suppression
• Fireboy/Xintex fire alarm
• Sunbrella helm deck window cover screens
• Slant back cockpit cover
Manufacturer Provided Description
Overall, the sight lines and protection offered by the hard top design helm deck is hard to beat, a fact that’s of special interest to those who are dedicated to all-weather fast cruising. Many owners also praise the 38 Eastbay HX’s all-important design extra: the versatile helm deck. Should one choose to close-off the helm deck with an optional back drop sliding canvas, the usable amount of living space expands greatly. As for traditional craftsmanship, the exceptional attention to detail so apparent in each Grand Banks-crafted, C. Raymond Hunt-designed yacht, is easy to see from the high-quality finish on the interior of the hard top, to the teak decking in the cockpit, helm area and cabin sole, all is as you would wish from one of the world’s leading yacht makers. Below deck, the quality and care with which the 38 Eastbay HX is constructed continues to be clearly evident. To port, a well-equipped galley as well as generous storage and counter space makes onboard living a pleasant cruising experience. Across from the galley is a dining/salon area that features a handsomely crafted teak table surrounded on three sides by a comfortable settee. The forward stateroom is a traditional V-berth style. Overall the GB 38 EB HX is a solid long-term investment for those who desire solid robust construction blended with both speed and comfort.
Courtesy lights, 12 volt Decking, teak, epoxy bonded Freeing ports Fresh water wash-down, fitting Hatches, teak, hinged w/gas cylinder lift-ups Scuppers, stainless steel Seat/storage box, molded with cushions Soft patch for fuel tank inspection, aft Swim ladder, fold-up, stainless steel w/teak Swim platform, teak 12 slats Transom door, hinged Transom shower with retractable hose, hot/cold.
Owner’s Stateroom: Berth, V-berth Bureau with drawers Hanging locker with lined cedar wood Mattress, 6′ foam Mirror, with teak frame Head/w stall shower: Exhaust blower, 12 volt Faucet, single lever Mirror w/teak frame Shower with drain pump, 12 volt Sink, cultural marble built in to counter top, marine Vac-Flush toilet, toilet paper holder Toothbrush holder Towel rack, stainless steel