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2003 Grand Banks Europa 52

Norwalk, Connecticut


Sleeko is a beautiful example of the Grand Banks 52 Europa.  She has 2 staterooms and a head forward, and the master stateroom and en-suite head aft.  Her mechanical systems and electronics  have been inspected and updated annually, and she was fully surveyed May, 2019.  For most of her 15 off-seasons Sleeko has been stored in a heated shed in New England.  


  • Naiad Stabilizers
  • Bow and Stern Thrusters
  • Twin Cat 3126B 450HP
  • Two Westerbeke Generators
  • Raymarine Glass Bridge, FLIR and much more in updated electronics
  • Custom Fiberglass Hardtop
  • Three Staterooms and Two Heads
  • Available to be seen in Norwalk, Ct, after September 23, 2019


Down East Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Petzolds Norwalk Cove Marina.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $599,000 (Sale Pending)
Boat Name: Sleeko
Make: Grand Banks
Model: Europa 52
Year: 2003
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 52 ft / 15.85 m
Length Overall: 54'1 ft / 16.48 m
Waterline Length: 51'9 ft / 15.77 m
Beam: 15'5 ft / 4.70 m
Max Draft: 5'5 ft / 1.65 m
Dry Weight: 58,159 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3126B
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 450hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 28
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3126B
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 450hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1878
  • Engine Location: Port
Total Engine Power: 900hp
Cruising Speed: 10 kn
Propeller RPM: 1800
Maximum Speed: 15 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,120 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 520 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 80 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Trawlers

Walk-through, Systems and Equipment

SLEEKO epitomizes the classic trawler yacht, and and has a seaworthy design intended for extensive use. Grand Banks says they like to make dreams come true, not just sell boats... SLEEKO will do just that.

SLEEKO has a semi-displacement hull that can cruise economically at 10 kts, permitting you to meander, or say 15 kts, becoming a fast trawler to get you there quickly.  She also has a list of equipment to get you there in style and comfort: twin diesel engines, bow thruster, stern thruster, stabilizers, air conditioning, two generators, redundant electronics, three staterooms, two heads, and wonderful accommodations inside and out. 

The Grand Banks 52 has a large flybridge with a custom fiberglass hard top covering the seating area. The custom Stidd helm seat is centered with a matching custom seat to starboard. Guest seating is a bit aft to starboard with a three section teak table and opposite to port is a large teak trimmed cabinet/locker. There is a stairway from the aft deck to the port side of a flybridge.

The exceptionally large cockpit with its beautiful teak deck is covered by the extended flybridge overhang. The swim platform with its custom swim ladder becomes an extension of the aft deck. The side decks are wide and covered by the flybridge overhang running from the side doors all the way aft. The foredeck is also very accommodating with the large coach deck and bow sprit. Stainless steel side rails encircle the yacht, providing safe movement while underway. 

The yacht may be entered through the double teak tinted glass doors from the aft deck, or through port or starboard side doors. Entering from the aft deck, the fully equipped entertainment cabinet is to port, the L shaped settee is to starboard, and a comfortable overstuffed barrel chair is to port. The salon is carpeted, and the curtains, upholstery, and the carpet are tastefully done. Forward of the salon to port, and the stairway to the master stateroom, is the beautiful, round teak dining table with the four GB teak and upholstered chairs, in the lieu of the built-in dinette. The curved stairwell, accessing the master stateroom, also leads to a full-height door into the stand-up engine room. The fixed windows in the salon and galley are tinted to provide additional privacy and cooler temperatures. Additionally, there are mesh custom snap-on curtains from the pilot doors all the way aft of both side. 

The L shaped galley is to starboard forward of the salon, behind the helm seat, and opposite the round teak dining table. Behind the helm seat are two Sub-Zero freezer drawers, an ice maker, and 3 storage drawers. The drinking water in the galley and in the freezer/ice maker is supplied by G.E. Reserve Osmosis. 

The oversized helm was built to starboard, not centered as the 52 originally designed, and is a double seat. The door leading to the side deck is just aft of the helm seat. The teak instrument box was custom enlarged to better accommodate the navigation equipment. The large, center, forward-facing pilothouse window is electrically actuated for easy opening. The windows are covered with custom made duet shades.  

The staircase to the two forward guest staterooms is on the center-line. These two staterooms sleep four people comfortably. The forward stateroom has a large V-berth with custom covers and pillows. Each berth has bookshelves, along with chrome reading lights. The lockers are cedar-lined and spacious. There is a clock and two stereo speakers. The cabin has an emergency safety ladder to the fore-deck. The second stateroom, to starboard, has twin berths with custom berth covers and pillows, a large mirror, as well as a 17" flat screen Samsung TV, which connects to the satellite communication systems. Each berth has chrome reading lamps, bookshelves, and a cedar-lined hanging locker separates the bunks. The ship's computer is housed under the aft berth (VEI computer, 2014). There is a custom ventilation system to dissipate the heat from the computer. Opposite to port, the full-sized guest/day head has a separate shower with a seat, a teak grate, and an electric toilet with its own holding tank. 

The master stateroom is wonderful. There is a queen size island berth with custom matching headboard, bed spread and pillows. The lockers are cedar lined and the bureau is oversized. This stateroom has eight drawers, two large hanging lockers, and two night stands each with a drawer. Storage is excellent. There is a desk in the forward port area of the master stateroom, and to starboard is the ensuite head, which has a separate shower stall, two mirrors, large vanity, and good ventilation. This is a proper master stateroom, and one to be thoroughly enjoyed. 

The teak interior bulkheads, cabinets and furniture have a satin finish, while the cabin sole is a gloss parquet. The 52 has eleven courtesy lights throughout the interior, as well as red lights for the night use. The headroom, wide beam, many opening ports and windows provide an open, bright, well-ventilated interior. Each TV has an individual direct TV receiver. There is an AGX 400 amplifier from TV to the flybridge speakers to transmit sound from the TV to the bridge VEI PC TV. There is much attention to detail.



- Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo XM system

- Ten speakers

- Samsung 17" TV

- Sony DVD




- Princess 3- burner glass top electric stove w/oven

- Sharp Carousel microwave oven

- Cruisinart coffee maker

- Sub Zero 700 series 110V two-drawer refrigerator 

- Sub Zero 700 series 100V two-drawer freezer w/icemaker

- Reverse osmosis drinking water

- Hot and cold pressure water

- Galleyware dishes 



  • SSB antennas
  • XM radio antenna
  • Two VHF antennas
  • ACR remote controlled search light
  • Running lights
  • Icom 602 VHF radio at both stations
  • Raymarine Glass Bridge w/HD radar (2017)
  • Raymarine Series E WIDE Screen Multi-function
  • Sirius Weather to Raymarine
  • Four Icom 30 watt ahiler
  • Icom 127 Command mic VHF in master cabin, mail salon, engine room
  • Icom 802 SSB at lower helm
  • Forward looking sonar 180 w/interface to VEI PC
  • Simrad AP20 autopilot 
  • Wavecall 3000 internet phone system w/Sea tel 3498 auto tracking
  • Dual station ACR spotlight
  • Ritchie compass at both stations Furuno 120 satellite compass
  • FLIR night vision camera
  • Four cameras: engine, stern, and main salon
  • VEI CTS computer with wireless keyboard
  • Battery chargers are 30, 40, and 60 amp
  • Three Charles Solid Power Smart Battery Charges
  • Cablemaster for 90' shore power cord
  • 50 amp shore power
  • 12/110V electrical systems
  • 7.6 KW Westerbeke diesel genset w/ sound shield in engine room
  • 20 KW Westerberg diesel genset w/soundshield in port lazarette
  • One VEI GPS antenna 
  • Two Furuno satellite antennas
  • Two antenna domes with Dana couplers
  • Direct TV antenna in port side in port side dome
  • 4 TVs:  Salon, MSR, V-berth, bunk room
  • Furuno Fax 30 antenna in starboard dome
  • Lightning arrestor on FB hardtop
  • Radar reflector on the FB hardtop
  • Dantronics antenna for local broadcast TV stations
  • Custom 5' flagstaff
  • Two Furuno 30 Multi-function displays 
  • Furuno depth & fish finder (2014)



The fiberglass hull and superstructure are white gelcoat. The exterior teak trim is varnished and in excellent condition (2019). The forward half of the side decks and the fore decks are off-beige non-skid. The aft portion of the side decks and the aft deck are teak over fiberglass, and in superb condition. The exterior has been beautifully maintained.

The overall length with the bow sprit and swim platform is about 59'.

The forward portion of the flybridge is covered by custom fiberglass hardtop on stainless steal frame. Sleeko has a complete, full, 4-sided new white enclosure. Flybridge lighting is excellent and includes two aft facing floodlights. The underside of the hardtop is Sea Breeze Blue. Grand Banks custom built the nav station: a custom designed 14' long X 78" high electronics box was built into the flybridge helm. All of the electronics equipment is enclosed and protected from the weather. The windshield is 16" tall, with extra stainless steel railing running fore and aft on both outboard sides of the flybridge with Sunbrella blue weather cloths attached. There is a 7' long deck box outboard of the rail to port and a 4' long fiberglass cabinet just aft of the L-settee.  Aft of this cabinet to starboard is the dinghy and lift.  To port is the stairway to the cockpit. 

- Bottom painted March, 2018 w/Hydrocoat

- Stern thruster

- Westmar electric bow thruster  

- Lofrans 12 V electric windlass

- Windlass controls forward and at both helms

- Two anchor roller chocks

- Two anchor rode deckpipes

- Delta 60 stainless steel anchor w/225' of chain

- Plowmaster 60 stainless steel anchor w/30' chain and 150' rode

- 9 stainless steel cleats

- 5 chocks in gunwale per side

- Stainless steel rails from bow to stern

- Fiberglass stairway w/stainless steel rails to flybridge from aft deck

- Port and STBD boarding gates w/GB step plates on each side

- One boarding gate at stern

- Marquip Tide Rise dock boarding ladder

- Swim platform with S/S and teak ladder

- Dual flagstaff and ensign

- Four ABC fire extinguishers

- Two automatic fire extinguishing systems

- Fenders, dock lines, boat hooks

- Zodiac 11.2 dinghy '06 on flybridge

- Johnson 15 HP outboard '06 on flybridge

- Marquipt 1000 electric/hydraulic dinghy davit on flybridge



- Flybridge canvas covers

- Eight life jackets

- 2 life rings with lines

- Ship's bell, 7" S/S

- S/S kalenberg triple trumpet horn

- First Aid kit

- Flare kit 

- 8 person Givens Life Raft

- Raymarine electronic MOB tags PFDs



The stand-up engine room is accessed through a full height door at the bottom of the stairwell.  Three florescent lights and four regular DC lights illuminate the large engine room making servicing and inspecting all of the systems a comfortable task. The well designed mechanical layout and wiring accessibility is a result of the construction and planning that Grand Banks has developed over many years of building the worlds finest trawlers. 

- Twin 450 HP Cat 3126TA diesels:  Port: 1,878 and Starboard:  28 since June, 2019.  Fair Haven Marina replaced the starboard engine in June, 2019.

- Dripless shaft seals 

- Westmar bow thruster (8D battery)

- Stern thruster (8D battery)

- Naiad stabilizers

- Westerbeke 7.6 KW generator in engine room

-Westerbeke 20 KW generator in aft lazarette

- Four Marine Air reverse cycle air-conditioning units

- Three electric bilge pumps

- Bennett trim tabs with gauges

- Windshield washers/wipers 

- Icom 127 Commandmic VHF radio in engine room and master stateroom

- Clock in engine room

- Engine room exhaust fans

- Teak grates in the bilges

- Dual Racor filters on each main engine 

- Transformer, isolation and electric booster

- Custom engine room work bench

- Reverso MX3 oil changing system

- Extra storage shelves 

- Spare parts

- Seaward S/S water heater 

- Computank Tank Tender with alarm 

- Lev-O-gage at lower helm

- VDO rudder indicator



-  Frigidaire washer and dryer

-  Carpeting and drapes (linen)

-  Clarion AM/FM/CD radio onn flybridge with 4 speakers

-  Clarion AM/FM/CD radio in master stateroom with 2 speakers

-  Panasonic intercom/phone system w/3 speakers

-  Round glass-top dining table with 4 matching chairs on aft cockpit



 A new 52 today would cost approximately $1.5M more than the asking price of Sleeko when custom features are included. Sleeko is a wonderful yacht, one that will always stand out from the rest. The custom features setting it apart include: the round dining room table instead of the dinette; pilothouse helm moved to starboard from the center; changing the passage to the forward sleeping cabins; modifying the galley with Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer drawers under the counter; and enlarging the instrument boxes at the pilothouse and flybridge helm stations. The electronic equipment was very well thought out and beautifully installed. She is indisputably the best of them all.  

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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