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1976 Grand Banks Classic

San Pedro, United States


A beautifully appointed Grand Banks Classic, "Cielo" has been cared for consistently and it shows. Upgrades include new fuel tanks, rebuilt engines and transmissions, new flybridge enclosure, new radar and GPS and a new refrigerator/freezer, and there is an 11' Apex RIB with 20hp Yamaha mounted on bow davits. The sellers have a bigger boat and must now pass stewardship of "Cielo" to new loving owners. Call for your appointment to view!

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Cielo
Make: Grand Banks
Model: Classic
Year: 1976
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 45 ft
Waterline Length: 40'6 ft
Beam: 13'7 ft
Max Draft: 4'2 ft
Displacement: 34,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: John Deere
  • Model: 6 cyl Naturally Aspirated
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 135hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1976
  • Engine Hours: 2183
  • Engine Location: Center Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: John Deere
  • Model: 6 cyl Naturally Aspirated
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 135hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1976
  • Engine Hours: 2177
  • Engine Location: Center Starboard
Total Engine Power: 270hp


Fuel Tanks: 6
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 250 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Trawlers, Aft Cabin, Antique and Classics


Helen Kaz
The Shoreline Yacht Group


The Shoreline Yacht Group
Cabrillo Marina 210 Whaler's Walk, Suite 123
San Pedro, California, US, 90731


Entry doors on port and starboard lead into the salon, with the galley forward to port and the navigation desk/bar/icemaker to starboard. The salon is fitted with an L-shaped upholstered settee (storage below) and an adjustable table that converts with some cushions to a double berth. Across from the dinette are two upholstered chairs and the entertainment center with a VizioTV and Sony DVD player. Wraparound sliding windows offer 360 degree views with screens on the outside and blinds on the inside for privacy. 

The v-berth is forward, with an ensuite vacuflush head, vanity and shower. The locker on the portside of the stateroom is large enough to support installation of a washer and dryer, or provide extremely roomy hanging storage. Additional storge includes drawers below the berth and another hanging locker to starboard.

The master stateroom has been modified from the original configuration, and features a double bed set athwartships and a wall of storage drawers, shelving/hanging space, plus a TV across to port. There is a large walk-in hanging locker on the portside. The ensuite head has a vacuflush toilet, vanity, washbasin and a small tub with shower. The aft door/escape hatch leads directly to the cockpit.

Lots of light in this boat, with wraparound windows and opening hatches. The sole is traditional teak parquet in the salon, with carpet in the staterooms. Engine access is either via the hatches in the salon sole or the doorway under the forward stairs.

The fully enclosed flybridge is large and tastefully furnished, and provides a great outdoor gathering place for friends and family as well as cosy crossings to the island.


  • NEW Norcold AC/DC refrigerator/freezer
  • Seaward Princess electric 3-burner stove and oven with broiler
  • Microwave (in upper locker above forward companionway)
  • Keurig coffee maker
  • Double SS sinks
  • NEW aluminum fuel tanks 2016, 3 each side for a total of 600 gals
  • 250 gals of fresh water 
  • 40 gals holding tank
  • Twin John Deere naturally aspirated 6 cyl 135hp diesels were rebuilt approximately 2012, as were the transmissions. 
  • 7.5 kw Northern Lights generator, new approximately 2012
  • NEW aluminum fuel tanks
  • NEW 2021 Fantom radar including new dome, integrated with Garmin GPS 
  • Datamarine compass, knotmeter and log
  • Prop shaft synchonizer
  • Benmar Autopilot
  • Horizon VHF
  • 7.5 kw Northern Lights generator new approximately 2012
  • NEW batteries 6 x 6v Interstate deep cycle for house 
  • 1 8D battery dedicated  for starting engines 
  • Dedicated starting battery for the generator
  • Rebuilt  Xantrex inverter 2020
Additional Information
  • Bow davit system with 11' Apex RIB and 4-stroke 20hp Yamaha outboard
  • Plath electric windlass w/remote 2-station controller
  • 25kg Rocna anchor w/300' chain, no rode
  • Teak bow pulpit
  • Varnished, covered rails
  • Screens for all windows
  • Teak decks
  • Teak swimstep
  • New full flybridge enclosure
  • New hot water heater 2018
  • New macerator pump

The seller's personal property is excluded from this sale, including but not limited to the owner's tools and some of the personal decor items that are not permanently affixed to the boat. 


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.

Additional Contact Information

Contact Listing Broker Helen Kaz, for more information and to arrange your personal viewing: 310-254-4081

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