42' Grand Banks Classic 1979



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42' Grand Banks Classic 1979 Sun Gypsy


The Owners of Sun Gypsy just completed a 2 year Loop. Prior to starting the loop the owners spent $70,000+ upgrading Sun Gypsy to insure maximum comfort and worry free cruising.

In April 2017 - Owner's had the following work completed at the yard:

  • Bottom sand blasted and sanded
  • New barrier coat
  • Two complete coats of bottom paint, a third around the boot stripe and in about two feet
  • New boot stripe
  • All thru hulls and shut off valves serviced
  • Rudder logs repacked
  • Shafts and cutlass bearings checked (new with 800 hrs of service)

Previous Re-Fit included the following:

Re-Built Lehman 120s - current hours 830, Prop Shafts replaced, Props, Cutlass Bearings - modified packing to introduce cool water ahead of cutlass bearings, all bilge pumps replaced, teak decks removed and deck resurfaced, new Dinghy Davit with winch, Davit Bases installed on both sides, custom built Swim Platform, new Mast for Electronics and much more!

If you are ready for cruising, so is Sun Gypsy!

PACUYS - AYS would love to guide you through a personal showing of this 42' Grand Banks Classic 1979. This yacht for sale is located in St. Petersburg, Florida and priced at $99,900. For a showing please contact us by filling out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly!



Grand Banks



Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



14' 1"

Engine Details:

Ford Lehman 2715E

Engine 1:

828.00 HRS 120.00 HP

Engine 2:

828.00 HRS 120.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

325 GAL

Water Capacity:

270 GAL


Sun Gypsy is a classic Grand Banks 42 in good condition. She offers fuel efficient Ford Lehman 120 hp main engines, Kohler generator, bow and stern thrusters, custom davits, swim platform and much more. The sellers have completed the Loop and are offering Sun Gypsy for sale. She is great Loop boat and is ready to go again!

Entrance into the salon from either port or starboard doors, you will find the salon to be light, open and welcoming. Just inside the port door aft is a large full standing refrigerator with a food prep counter and storage cabinets. Further aft is the master stateroom. A large L shaped settee with a folding teak table is on the starboard side of the salon. Forward of the settee is a microwave cabinet with storage, starboard door and the inside helm is just forward of the door. The Guest cabin is forward of the salon.

Salon Headroom is 6'6"

Forward Cabin Headroom is 6'10"

Aft Cabin Headroom is 6'4"

Sun Gypsy offers the classic Grand Banks full beam aft master stateroom with ensuite head and stall shower, and a guest stateroom forward with a V berth and an ensuite head.

The large salon has been professionally painted white above the chair rail to provide a light and airy environment. The cabin sole is the classic teak parquet flooring. The headliner (insulated and replaced in 2014) is white with lights and a teak handhold the length of the salon for safety while underway. The galley is to port and the L shaped settee (new cushions 2014) with a large folding table is to starboard with the inside helm forward. Opening windows, large windshield, entry doors on both sides with screens provide a lot of natural light. All windows and doors have removable sun screens installed on the exterior. All the interior windows have custom shades that can either be pulled down or pulled up allowing privacy while maximizing the natural light.

The galley on the 42' Grand Banks is located on the port side of the salon and has been complete remodeled.

Large Double Stainless Steel Sink with multi spray faucet and small cutting board

Filtered Water System with dispenser at sink

Three Burner Amana Propane Stovetop

Splash Guard above cooktop with vent

Galley storage includes; 3 pullout wire baskets, under counter pullout 13 gal. trash bin, 5 pullout drawers under counter next to sinks, 2 opening doors with 2 large wire pull out baskets under cooktop for dish rack storage and pots/pans.

Summit Commercial Refrigerator with freezer/icemaker large stand up model

Large custom cabinet with bar and or food prep space and built in under coffee maker

Overhead cabinet with door and shelves for cups and glasses

Under cabinet storage with sliding door and pull down drawer with storage for dishware

Under cabinet storage also includes two opening doors with storage for bottles and two pullout drawers for silverware/utensils.

Custom Microwave cabinet (starboard side) for GE Profile Microwave and Convection Oven with 3 drawers, one pull down door with storage and a large opening door and 2 shelves

There is large built in L-Shaped seating with an expandable dining table and built in bottle/ magazine storage below. With the table sides down there is plenty of room to move around between the table and the seating. The seat cushions are a very pretty tan tweed and were replaced in 2014. Under the starboard side of the settee are 3 drop down doors with pullout plastic bins for easy access to the storage are, no need to remove all the cushions to get to the storage areas. There is a large storage area under the "L" aft area of the settee with access from the top and a small pull down drawer at the end of the settee.

The master stateroom offers two custom full twin size berths with 10" sleep number mattresses and 6 pull out drawers (3 each side) for storage. Large custom desk to accomodatecomputer, printer, scanner, Direct TV, DVR, TV and storage with 3 small and 3 large under counter drawers.

Reading lights and fans are located above both berths

Large windows on each side with custom honeycomb blinds which pull up or down for privacy and natural light

Carpet on the sole and custom bedspreads provide a cozy feel to the area

Full length Mirror

Ensuite Head has a vanity with large built in sink, cabinets above, below and outboard of the sink provide great storage

Ensuite head has been painted with a porcelain type product which is very durable and looks like new!

Electric head with a Lectrasan Waste System

Stall Shower with towel rack and shower curtain

The guest stateroom forward offers a v-berth with insert (New 2014), large overhead round opening port with screen.

Two fixed ports, port and starboard with honeycomb blinds

LED reading lights


Large hanging locker

6 opening drawers under berth

Teak book shelf


A/C Vent with control panel

Anchor locker access

Large hanging locker with sliding doors

Ensuite head with large vanity, built in sink, storage above and below

Opening port with screen

Electric head with Raritan Purasan EX sanitation system

The lower helm is located forward in the salon on the starboard side near the access door to the side deck for easier docking and line handling.

The flybridge offers a full console forward


Dual Morse Engine Controls

Engine Guages (X2); Tach, Oil, Temp, Amps

Thruster Controls - Side Shift

Built-in Laptop Holder

ENGLE Cooler/Dry Box secured on flybridge deck with hose for drainage

Benchseats with storage underneath and cushions replaced (2014)

Waterproof Speakers (4)

110V Outlet

4 cup holders

Full Canvas Enclosure with Eisenglas (New 2014

Fiberglass Hull and Fiberglass Decks (No Teak Decks!)

Custom Built Swim Platform is the entire width of the stern for easy access from either side at fixed docks.

Mast for Electronics - Pivots and can be lowered easily for more clearance at low bridges

Electric winch for Dinghy with Davits on both port and starboard sides of deck

Electric Windlass - Lofrans Tigress 1,000 watt 12v with foot controls (New 2014) feeds chain directly into chain locker below decks with access from Guest Cabin

Polished Bruce Anchor (40 lb.) with chain

Rubrail replaced in 2014 with Stainless Steel

Teak handrails around exterior with canvas covers

Two teak steps up to the deck

Three teak steps to the flybridge with handrails on both sides

Large opening doors aft deck with access to below decks and storage area

Gunnel at aft gate has been lowered

Ample side decks for easy line handling

Sun screens with snaps on all fixed windows and opening ports

6 Bronze cleats

8 Bronze chocks


Simrad AP 24 Integrated Auto Pilot

Chartplotter - Garmin 4210 GPS

Chartplotter and Sonar - Garmin 541S

VHF - Icom M504

Handheld VHF

Standard Horizon Depth Sounder

Kenwood Commander Stereo

Water proof Spealers


Remote Control for Simard AP 24 autohelm located on Fly Bridge

Garmin 4000 Series Networked Electronics

Chartplotter - Garmin 4208

Radar - Garmin

Sonar - Garmin

VHF Radio

XM Weather

Kenwood AM/FM/CD Sirius Stereo

Speakers in Salon

30" Flat Screen TV mounted with a rotating bracket for storage when not in use

120v AC Shorepower System with Circuit Panel at lower helm

12v DC Battery System with Circuit Panel at lower helm

2 x Deka 908D house/start batteries

1 Rayovac Ultra-Pro 4D Generator Battery

2 x Group 31 Batteries

Kohler Diesel Generator

Xantrex Truecharge 2 40 amp battery charger

Blue Seas Battery Monitor (2015)

Raritan 12 gal. Water Heater

Cruiseair Reverse Cycle A/C and Heat System (2 x 16,000 BTU units)

2 X Ford Lehman 2715E Diesel Engines (approximately 830 hours)

Dahl Fuel Filters

4 Aluminum Fuel tanks

Borg Warner Gearboxes

2 X Leece-Neville BRG2010A Alternators

Bow Thruster

Stern Thruster

Bilge Pumps

The current owner of Sun Gypsy since 2005 has continually improved the functionality of this vessel with a major 2 year re-fit which was completed in 2014. While enjoying the Loop and living aboard the owner's "tweaked" and maintained the systems to insure maximum safety and comfort. The new owner of Sun Gypsy will enjoy the benefits of owning a yacht that has been loved and well cared for by knowledgeable owners.

All our listings are available for co-brokerage on a 50-50 commission split agreement when the selling broker shows the listing and attends the survey. If the selling broker requires a courtesy showing and we are available to conduct a courtesy showing on our listing, the co-brokerage commission split is 60% listing commission and 40% selling commission. If the selling broker does not attend the survey, the co-brokerage commission split is 70% listing commission and 30% selling commission.

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

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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