1997 | 38' 0" GRAND BANKS
SOUTHERN ACCENT is hull #48 of the Eastbay 38 Series from Grand Banks. The 38 was the first of the Eastbay models introduced by Grand Banks in 1993. One of the best running hulls ever designed by Ray Hunt she was an overnight success and spawned an entire series of Eastbays from the venerable builder of the finest Trawler Yachts in the world at that time. Her soft ride at any speed is now legendary and the benchmark for speed purposed Downeast style yachts.
Eastbay was then, and in many respects still is, the yardstick for the breed because in the Eastbay 38, Grand Banks was able to combine elegant looks, speed, cruising comfort and exemplary interior woodwork, all in a hull designed by an industry legend. In its Singapore and Malaysia factories, Grand Banks turned out about 140 Eastbay 38's from ’93 through 2005 when she was replaced by the EB 39, a slightly longer, 1 inch wider hull which carried less fuel. The consensus among the Downeast yachting crowd is the 39 never lived up to her older sister’s performance and comfort standards as far as ride and efficiency.
Owned by a gentleman who purchased her from a knowledgeable and experienced yachting couple and then spared no expense in renewing and updating her, SOUTHERN ACCENT has been maintained in top condition. From her 18 degree deadrise deep-V bottom to her Flag Blue hull to the Oyster White superstructure with recently redone Moondust contrasting non-skid decks she glistens even on a cloudy day. Her stainless steel safety and hand rails are polished and her raised teak toe rail is varnished to perfection. She is cool and comfortable even on the hottest of days beneath her cockpit extended cover, on the custom air-conditioned PH helm deck or below in the roomy salon, galley and cabin spaces.
Prior to the very recent ownerships she was kept in a covered slip at one of the oldest and finest boatyards in the country with an open checkbook policy toward maintenance.
SOUTHERN ACCENT is offered for sale due to a sudden change in the owners cruising plans and represents a unique opportunity to own a legend at an affordable price. As previously stated no expense was spared while preparing her for a year and a half dream journey. All work was completed and she was cruised for a few months before the change in plans.
Whether your dream is to do the Great loop, cruise the US coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Maine discovering quaint harbors and hidden coves or to explore the Bahamas, Exumas and Down Islands, SOUTHERN ACCENT is standing tall and at the ready. A QUICK SALE IS DESIRED!
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