POWER BOAT GUIDE DESCRIPTION
Long esteemed for her exceptional cruising comfort, few yachts in her class can compare with the timeless elegance of the Grand Banks 49 Classic. Depending on the layout, she offers spacious accommodations for the cruising family or as many as three couples. The standard three-stateroom interior with galley up includes a spacious master stateroom aft with walkaround queen bed and two guest staterooms forward with athwartships single berths in the starboard cabin and V-berths forward. (An alternate two-stateroom layout with the galley down has a booth dinette in place of the third stateroom.) The starboard lower helm has a deck access door, and 360-degree salon windows pro- vide panoramic views of the water. The standup engine room of the 49 Classic (with space for a washer/dryer) is accessed via hinged companionway steps that lift and lock in position. Interior woodwork is satin-finished teak with hardwood parquet flooring throughout. Originally powered with twin 120hp Lehman diesels, later models came with Cat diesels from 210hp (11–12 knots top) to 435hp (17–18 knots top). A popular—and expensive—yacht in her day, about 125 Grand Banks 49 Classics were built.