Specifications

Name: QUICKSTEP
Builder: GRAND BANKS
Model: 49 Classic
Length: 49' 0" (14m)
Beam: 15' 0" (4.57m)
Year Built / Refit: 1980
Speed: 7 / 9
Engines: 2 x Caterpillar 3208-TA
Staterooms: 2
Flag: US
 
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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. QUICKSTEP offers spacious accommodations with a 3 stateroom/2 head layout.

Overview

Long esteemed for her exceptional cruising comfort, few yachts in her class can compare with the timeless elegance of the Grand Banks 49 Classic. With her 3/2 layout with galley up, 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 provide panoramic views of the water. The stand-up 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 120 hp 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.

Accommodations

Starting forward on board QUICKSTEP,  one finds a VIP stateroom and twin guest stateroom that share a very comfortable head with separate shower stall  located on the port side of the hallway.  The VIP has an insert to create a rather large berth plus a hanging locker and lots of storage. A large deck hatch complete with screens plus opening port lights provide good ventilation., The guest cabin and the head also have opening port lights for ventilation.

Ascending 3 steps, one is in the pilothouse/galley area of QUICKSTEP.  The galley is to port. The helm is starboard and features a truly traditional wooden steering wheel that will make you feel like you are on the adventure of a lifetime.

The entire main deck is finished in satin varnished matched teak wood.  This combined with the highly varnished teak parquet flooring found throughout QUICKSTEP creates an elegant look.  The true surprise on this lovely sea going home is the fireplace located to port just aft of the galley.

Dual side doors make QUICKSTEP very easy to access and helps out with short handed docking as well.

The salon has seating with storage and an hi-low table located to starboard.

Continuing aft, one descends to the master suite.  A queen island berth with a dedicated exit aft to the deck, hide away stairs, large hanging lockers, built in dresser, and opening port lights make this a private owner's sanctuary. The en suite head has a bath tub/shower combo.

 

Galley

As a broker, I hear quite often how our sea going chef's feel like mushrooms in the dark with a galley down.  On board QUICKSTEP, one will not hear that from the chef as her galley is located forward on the port side.  Tremendous views are available just to be savored like a fine wine.  No one will hear about a lack of storage either.  Originally, the GB49 was designed, with the idea of cruisers spending long periods of time on board therefore, an abundance of storage was built into her from the beginning plus ample counter space and everything within easy reach.

  • 3 burner Galley Maid Empress stove with oven
  • SS sink mounted port side out board.
  • SS Grunert refrigerator and chest freezer.
  • Panasonic Microwave
  • Broan Trash Compactor.
  • Black & Decker SS toaster oven
  • Oster SS toaster

Engine Room

The engine room on board QUICKSTEP is located beneath the main salon. There is an entrance from below the galley stairs to the lower deck as well as thru several deck hatches.  No crouching tigers on this yacht, the engine room has full standing head room. This area is quite large housing not only the standard mechanical equipment one expects on a well founded yacht, but also a work sink and a Kariba washing machine.

  • Twin Caterpillar 3208 TA's  Port 3670hrs.  New starboard engine has 1460 hrs.
  • Morse controls which are mechanical lever/ cable type
  • Adjustable engine mounts
  • Jabsco 12v blowers are located in the aft engine room/ generator room.
  • Fuel priming handles-located on the secondary fuel filter heads.
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer 
  • 20 gal. hot water tank, engine heat exchange and 120v 
  • Fresh water Pump
  • Air conditioning pump
  • Grunert refrigeration
  • Bronze thru hulls
  • Prop shafts are 2" Stainless Steel with hex nut packing glands
  • 2 x Steel fuel tanks, located outboard (P & S) complete with sight gauges
  • 2 x Racor 900's fuel filters in addition to the standard Cat fuel filters.
  • 500 Racor for genset. 

Electrical Equipment

  • 12v DC, 110v AC service
  • 50 amp shore power service
  • 2 x 112v alternators which are engine mounted and belt driven.
  • AC breakers located at the lower helm.
  • Various 110v outlets are located in strategic places throughout QUICKSTEPS.
  • Voltage, amp analog meters are in the main electrical panel for the AC systems.
  • Analog DC voltage meter is also located on the main panel.
  • 12v outlets are located at pilothouse and bridge helms,starboard forward in salon and port aft salon.
  • Promariner, ProNautic 1250 12v/50 amp battery charger
  • 16kW Northern Lights PX-316K1 - 1025 hrs.

Remarks

QUICKSTEP  is a beautiful example of one of the most successful models( 125 built) that Grand Banks, American Marine has built in their 60 years of building ship like trawlers.  With her semi-displacement hull, stabilizers and shallow draft, she is a proven world class cruiser known for incredible sea keeping abilities even in really nasty weather. 

QUICKSTEP'S
 classic lines make her a true head turner in any port.  She has a traditional 3 stateroom, galley up layout that is so conducive to 2 couples cruising or the family with kids. She has benefited from knowledgeable owners who have maintained her well.  A life style change in her owner's plans means that someone will become the next owner of this iconic trawler.