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2005 Grand Banks 49 Eastbay SX w/Side Door

Virginia Beach, Virginia


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While all of the Grand Banks Eastbay 49's have always been popular, "Arietta" is an ESPECIALLY FINE example of the more rare Salon Express (SX) model with the factory hard-back salon enclosure vs the soft enclosure found on the Hardtop Express (HX).  Even more rare and sought-after is the fact that she has the side door leading to the side decks at the helm- a feature that most cruising couples consider a "must-have" on any "DownEast" style cruising yacht.  Additionally, "Arietta" has recently received numerous key upgrades over the years, with some of the highlights including:
  • Awlgripped hullsides
  • Bow and Stern Thrusters
  • Upgraded 17.5 KW generator
  • Block Heaters Installed
  • Furuno Maxsea NavNet 3D w/East Coast Charts (updated) including Bahamas Explorer Charts
  • Caterpillar Digital Engine Displays
  • Installation of 1" of Soundown noise control insulation in salon beneath custom carpeting. (2016)
  • Two (2) STIDD Pedestal Chairs (2016)
  • Installation of Oceanair Blinds in all salon windows including the forward windshields.
  • All non-skid newly primed and painted (2019)
  • New aftercoolers (2018)
  • New cockpit cushions (2019)
  • Custom cockpit bimini (2017)
  • Power steering replaced (2018)
  • Custom HCM mattresses and bedding (2014)
  • New softgoods in salon and galley settee (fresh and modern upgrade 2016)
  • Salon/galley upgrade includes new Corinthian Marine Carpeting, Aquaweave with foam backing.
  • New entertainment systems (2 TVs and, KVH SAT TV, Bluetooth stereo)
  • All new house battery bank (2019) 
  • Blue Sea40amp Charger system for engines, stern thruster, and generator batteries with remote at helm (2016)
  • Magnum MS 2000 pure sine wave inverter/charger with battery monitor for the new house bank (2016)
  • GotW3 high speed internet router and wifi
  • New oil change system added (2014)
  • New window treatments in galley and heads (2020)
  • Fire Suppression System recertified (2019)
  • New exterior courtesy lighting (2020)
  • New Garmin aft-facing camera (2020)
  • Sirius satellite weather
  • July 2020 bottom paint and zincs
  • New water heater (2017)
  • And the list goes on and on and on....
Located at Bluewater of Virginia Beach at Long Bay Pointe Marina- 10 minutes from the Norfolk/Virginia Beach Airport!!

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Down East Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Bluewater Yacht Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $625,000
Boat Name: Arietta
Make: Grand Banks
Model: 49 Eastbay SX w/Side Door
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: GNDN0071I405
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 49 ft / 14.94 m
Length Overall: 49'9 ft / 15.16 m
Beam: 16 ft / 4.88 m
Max Draft: 4'2 ft / 1.27 m
Displacement: 48,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C-12
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 705hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1790
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C-12
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 705hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1790
Total Engine Power: 1,410hp
Cruising Speed: 25 kn
Maximum Speed: 30 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 835 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 176 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 80 gal


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Downeast, Cruisers

The Grand Banks Eastbay 49' is arguably the finest and one of the most beautiful yachts to come from the boards of C. Raymond Hunt and Associates. Her design has defined the modern downeast cruiser, with most other builders trying to emulate the yacht since her introduction. Graceful sheer and moderate bow flare are reminiscent of Maine lobster boats, while her modified deep-V hull with computer designed lifting strakes are at the forefront of modern underbody design. Her twin 705 hp Caterpillar C12s engines (only 1790 original hours and services up to date) provide ample, reliable power and speed, and she cruises easily at 25 knots. The interior accommodations are well designed and provide a bright and airy ambiance. The galley like other living spaces is efficient with ample storage and top of the line appliances. Flawless joinery and elegant upholstery throughout have been refreshed and well maintained, and the vessel is professionally cleaned and managed. "Arietta" is modern, fast, dry, stable, and beautifully detailed, as one would expect in a Grand Banks yacht. This boat is in turn-key condition and will readily appeal to a discerning yachtsman. If you wish to cruise in luxury and turn heads in every harbor, "Arietta" should be at the top of your list!
General Layout
The yacht features a large cockpit with transom door to swim platform, enclosed pilot house with comfortable seating and entertainment center plus the sought-after starboard pilothouse helm door! Lower deck with two cabin, two head layout, galley and dinette. The Master is forward with an island queen berth and ensuite head with separate stall shower. There is a guest cabin to port with athwartships twin berths, hanging locker and storage drawers. The guest head is opposite the guest cabin and features a stand-up shower, sink with vanity, and Vacu-Flush head system. The galley has solid-surface countertops with moldings, twin under-counter Sub Zero refrigerator with additional top=loading freezer. Princess 3 burner electric stove with oven and broiler, and Sharp Convection Microwave. Lots of counter surface and storage space, including bottle storage,  and a very functional galley in a seaway. Three steps up from the lower deck is the pilot house area. To Starboard is the helm station with newly installed STIDD pedestal captain's seat, adjacent to Port is a second newly installed STIDD comapnion seat with chart table. The salon area offers a large L-shaped settee with electronically actuated High/Low Teak table, barrel chair and entertainment center creating a fabulous indoor entertaining space. The original high-gloss salon sole has recently been covered by a layer of "Soundown" and comfortable carpeting.  This space is air conditioned and heated to maintain comfort in varying climates.  Year-round boating at its finest!

The large cockpit supports outdoor enjoyment for the whole crew with aft facing double bench seats port and starboard. Access to the side and foredecks is easy allowing crew to safely move about the entire boat, and waist-high safety rails and well-placed exterior stainless handrails give the crew an extra measure of safety going forward and aft. The transom door opens to the large Teak swim platform where a Stainless Steel swim ladder which aids in boarding from the water.

Interior Features:
  • Pilothouse Helm door starboard
  • Enclosed pilothouse, L-Settee w/ Teak high/low Table, Barrel Chair, pop-up TV
  • Satin finish Teak interior with high-gloss trim below
  • Teak & Holly cabin soles
  • Custom-fit carpeting in galley and companionway
  • Air Conditioning/Heat (4) 16,000 BTU units
  • Solid-surface Galley and Head Counters
  • Cabin doors Raised Panel Teak w/ hi quality SS lock sets
  • Cabinet furniture, teak faced and solid Teak
  • Drawers, teak faced with solid wood sides, drawer slides
  • Hand rails, Teak 
  • Hardware, stainless steel
  • Headliner vinyl
  • Lighting, Halogen, 12 volt, reading lights at berths and seating locations
  • Portholes, stainless steel with White exterior trim rings and screens
  • Deck hatches Stainless Steel
  • Ocean Aire blinds on all salon windows, including windshield
With the advent of the SX model the pilothouse / salon became fully enclosed, climate controlled and finished with an interior level of detail. This greatly enhanced the liveability vs. the earlier HX model. In addition, the area is "lockable"- electronics and other personal items are much better protected.
  • Enclosed Pilothouse salon
  • Twin STIDD pedestal seats (newly installed)
  • Custom carpeting installed
  • Companion Chart Table
  • Starboard helm station
  • Starboard Pilot House Door (rare)
  • L-Settee Starboard 
  • Barrel Chair
  • Entertainment Center with abundant storage
  • Vizio TV on electronic lift 
  • ElectricTeak Hi-Lo Table with flip up leafs
  • Ocean Aire blinds
  • Rare centerline salon door aft (like the Eastbay 54')
  • Center windshield opens via actuator
Electronics Package includes:
  • Furuno NavNet 3D system with 2 screens (radar/chartplotter/bottom machine)
  • Furuno RD-30 back-up GPS and multi-function
  • Simrad AP25 Autopilot
  • ICOM IC-M602 VHF
  • ACR remote spotlight
Other Helm Station Equipment:
  • Caterpillar Digital Gauges
  • Teak helm
  • Blue Sea battery charger system
  • Magnum Inverter system
  • Onan generator controls
  • Computank system (fuel level/fresh water level)
  • Fireboy fire suppression system
  • Engine synchronizer (either port or starboard)
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Windshield wipers with multi-speed and washers
  • Sidepower bow and stern thrusters
  • Sony stereo with Bose surround-sound speakers
  • Wireless internet
  • SAT TV system
  • Anchor windlass with helm and bow controls
  • Low Idle Switch
  • Rudder Angle Indicator
  • Horn
Galley Equipment
With the SX model the galley overhead opens up to the salon allowing natural light to flood in the lower spaces. It feels much more open and airy and allows the chef to interact with guests in the salon.  (Unlike the HX model)  The large U-shaped galley offers and abundance of counter space as well as storage in beautiful teak cabinetry and drawers.  On the inboard side forward is a glass-faced bottle storage cabinet, and the high-gloss teak and holly sole is protected by a custom-fit carpet.  The main galley equipment list includes:
  • Twin Sub-Zero under-counter refrigerators with freezer compartments
  • Top-loading additional freezer
  • Top-loading dry good storage
  • Princess 3-burner electric stovetop with conventional oven
  • Sharp convection microwave
  • Large sink 
  • Abundant drawer and cabinet storage
Lower Salon/Dinette
This space lies directly across from the galley making meal service a breeze and an alternative to dining in the main salon. There is a TV mounted in the adjacent bulkhead for entertainment in this space, a book-shelf, plenty of additional cabinet and drawer storage, and an overhead hatch and side portlights that allow for plenty of natural lighting. Some of the highlights include:
  • L-Shaped settee 
  • Teak Table w/ drop leafs
  • TV Cabinet w/ 24" TV with Teak Tambor enclosure
  • Bottle and stemware locker
  • Reading Lights, Overhead lighting
  • Opening Ports w/ drapes
  • Deck hatch with blinds and screens
Master Stateroom
The forward master cabin is quite large and includes a private ensuite owners head with separate stall shower. There are several opening ports and a large opening deck hatch for natural light and ventilation. The cabin is finished out in a satin varnished Teak with high-gloss trim, and provides excellent amount of storage lockers and drawers.
  • Island Queen Berth, (2) drawers and storage beneath
  • Teak hull ceilings
  • Forward locker bulkhead 
  • Overhead and reading lamps
  • Bureau with drawers (2)
  • Hanging locker, Cedar lined w/ automatic lighting 
  • Full-length mirror with beveled glass and teak frame
  • Separate Air Conditioning controls
  • Deck hatch w/blind and screen
  • Co2 Monitor
  • Master Head 
  • En Suite - separate stall shower, bi-fold Acrylic shower door
  • Solid surface Countertop  
  • Stainless Steel sink
  • Vanity with storage
  • Exhaust blower
  • Mirror w/ Teak frame
  • VacuFlush head system
  • Toilet paper holder
  • Towel Rack
  • Toothbrush holder
Guest Stateroom and Head
The Guest Stateroom is to port, with the guest head directly across to starboard forward of the lower salon.  This is a comfortable space which includes:
  • Athwart ship twin berths w/ drawers beneath
  • Custom bedding
  • Hanging locker with lined cedar wood
  • Mirror beveled glass with Teak frame
  • Opening ports (2) deck hatch (1)
  • Pocket door
  • Co2 Monitor
  • Air Conditioning fan control
  • Guest Head (Across)
  • Hand shower, drain w/ sump
  • Solid Surface Countertop 
  • Stainless Steel sink
  • Exhaust blower, 12 volt
  • Air Conditioning/heat duct
  • Vanity with storage
  • VacuFlush head system
  • Toilet paper holder
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Towel rack
  • Opening portlight
Mechanical and Electrical Equipment
  • Twin Caterpillar C-12 700 HP diesel engines 
  • Upgraded Onan 17kw generator (1540 hours total)
  • Twin Disk Gears
  • Panish Controls
  • Engine synchronizer integral in CAT electronic engine management
  • Low speed idle switch
  • Glendinning Cable Master with 75' 50amp power cord
  • Bow Thruster 
  • Stern Thruster 
  • Block Heaters installed
  • Ball valve on all thru hulls above waterline
  • Four (4) Electric Bilge Pumps
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Drip pans under engines
  • Dual Racor filters on main engines
  • Reverso Oil Change System
  • Engine raw water intake sea cocks w/ strainers
  • Engine room faucet, fresh water
  • Engine room sound insulation upgraded with "Soundown" in Salon
  • Exhaust system, seawater cooled, with mufflers
  • Fireboy fire extinguishing system with engine shut downs (inspected)
  • Gas/water separator on generator exhaust system
  • Propellers 4 blade Nibral
  • Rudders, cast Bronze
  • Seacocks on thru-hulls below waterline, Bronze
  • Shaft logs Duramax with drip less shaft seals
  • Stainless steel shafts
  • Steering with power assisted hydraulic
  • Bronze struts with rubber bearings
  • Stainless Steel water tanks
  • Vacuflush Head systems (2) with holding tanks
  • Hot water heater
  • Upgraded 17.5kw Onan Generator
  • Four (4)16,000 BTU Marine Air reverse cycle heat/AC units (2 in salon, 2 below)
  • AC distribution panels, 120v 60 Hz /220 volt 50 Hz w/ Indicator light, reverse polarity
  • Battery charger, automatic, 12 volt 40 amp
  • Battery condition indicator
  • Battery switch, disconnect
  • Bonding system
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector in sleeping area
  • DC distribution panels, 12 volt
  • Engine room Delta T blowers, 12 volt
  • Engine room lights, 12 volt and AC florescent lights 110V 60Hz 0r 220V 50 Hz
  • Engine start/stop single station
  • Extra 8 position12 DC circuit breaker panel overhead panel
  • Fresh water system
  • Fuel transfer pump
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Helm outlet, 110v/AC and 12v/DC
  • Holding tank discharge pump
  • Outlets, galley, engine room and heads, GFCI protection, 120v/A
  • TV & Phone Inlet
  • Fresh water wash anchor locker
Deck and Exterior Equipment
  • Custom cockpit bimini, removable
  • Anchor chain locker, self-draining
  • Maxwell Anchor windlass
  • Chocks and mooring cleats, stainless steel
  • Deck fills: fuel, water and waste pump-out 
  • Deck non-skid cabin house deck and hardtop with recently painted non-skid
  • Dorade boxes, teak w/chrome vents
  • Engine room vents, Delta T Air demisters
  • Flagstaff holders, bow and stern 
  • Foredeck lockers, port and starboard Fresh water faucet, inside forward deck locker
  • Grab rails, stainless steel
  • Mast, aluminum Awl Grip White
  • Rubrail, heavy-duty vinyl with stainless steel insert
  • Safety rails, stainless steel with intermediate rail and Port and Stbd rail gate
  • Teak Toe rail, hand rails, eyebrow, aft window frames, pilothouse doors (2) varnished 
  • Vents for fuel and water tanks
  • Windows, tempered glass
The cockpit is quite large, and is a perfect place for entertaining or enjoying the fresh air while underway.  She has a beautiful teak sole with three (3) large lazarette hatches, molded steps leading to the side decks, easy access through the transom door from the swim platform, and more:
  • Two (2) Aft facing double bench seats w/ storage beneath (new upholstery)
  • Teak sole- epoxy bonded so there are no fasteners
  • Swim ladder, fold-up, stainless steel
  • Teak Swim platform
  • Transom door
  • Transom hot/cold shower with retractable hose
  • Courtesy lights (new Halogen)
  • Engine room hatch- easy access
  • Scuppers, stainless steel (2), large freeing ports (2)
  • Rod Holders (2)
  • Custom cockpit bimini- intended for use while underway.
Construction Notes
  • Awlgrip Hullsides,  Flag Blue 
  • Superstructure White Gel Coat
  • Teak decking in cockpit
  • FRP composite PVC foam cored above waterline
  • Hand laid fiberglass Hydrex resin skin coat in hull laminate, Gel-coat fiberglass exterior
  • Solid fiberglass hull below waterline
  • Epoxy barrier undercoat, Micron CSC antifouling paint - Green
  • Hull structural grid FRP molded and foam
  • Molded quarter guard with SS rub rail
  • Teak Toe Rail Varnished
  • Non-skid repainted 2019
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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