Grand Banks 36 Classic

1973/36.83 ft/San Diego, CA

US$ 94,500US

Preservation is a very well preserved fiberglass GB36 classic.  She has had numerous upgrades over the past couple of years making her better than she left the factory in some regards.

  • Factory cable steering replaced with hydraulic steering ($17k, 2023)
  • Props balanced, new cutlass bearings
  • SIMRAD AP 44 auto pilot at both helms'
  • SIMRAD NSS evo3 plotter
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio with RAM
  • Quiet Flush head system w/38gallon polyethylene holding tank
  • SST fuel tank - replaced factory iron tanks

The improvements put into "Preservation" are what make this boat what it is....  you could start with a "fixer" and easily double the asking price of this boat!



Manufacturer Provided Description

An all round seaworthy performer, the Grand Banks 36 Classic is capable of real deep water cruising. Long keel, 26,000 lb displacement, hard chine, and a deep forefoot hull provide stability and seaworthiness.

High bulwarks with sturdy teak handrails, the mastery of beautifully carved teak scrolls, stainless steel stanchions and grabrails on the house sides, anchor platform with anchor roller and bow pulpit, teak swim platform, transom boarding steps, wide side decks, port, starboard and stern boarding gates are some of the features standard on the Grand Banks 36.

The flybridge offers a duplicate helmsman station with full instrumentation, venturi windscreen, and extra stowage beneath the console. The long and wide flybridge has seating for six adults. Under the seats are stowage compartments.

The fiberglass Grand Banks 36 is also luxurious. Teak joinery work by old-world hand craftsmen gives a practical beauty above and below decks. The cabin soles are teak parquet throughout. The main decks are teak planked. Extensive locker and drawer space are made out of golden Burmese teak. The saloon is a spacious living area complete with solid teak yacht table, L-shaped settee, bar cabinet, and the helm station.

Accessibility to the exterior and flybridge from the saloon is made easier with the presence of starboard saloon door. Full instrumentation and the electrical panel is neatly recessed into the helm station. A full width teak console above the helm station provides space to house an array of electronics equipment. The glass windows all round provide full fore and aft visibility. The well equipped galley comes with hot and cold pressurized water system, stove and oven, large stainless steel sink, dish locker and electric refrigerator are all conveniently located.

The master stateroom aft has a double berth at starboard and a single berth at port with generous drawer space below. The adjoining toilet compartment is spacious and airy with full headroom. The head and shower compartment has built in sink, head, large mirror, and convenient storage space in the counter drawers and locker.

The companionway in the aft stateroom leads to the aft deck. A neatly recessed stowaway teak ladder provides access to the aft deck via twin opening doors. The forward stateroom also has a large hanging locker and plenty of storage space.

Whether you are motoring around the bay or you're hundreds of miles at sea, quiet twin diesel engines are made quieter by the use of special engine room sound insulation. These smooth, heavy-duty engines provide long-range economical operation.

GRAND BANK 36: Successor to the wooden 36 introduced in the 1960s, these boats enjoy the improvements and refinements of over 30 years. Known for seaworthiness and a comfortable ride. The GB36 is a living legend that has been refined to perfection.

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.

Contact exclusive agent Tom Nuxoll for a boarding appointment or additional information.  619-507-5600 call or text!

Please allow my 35 years of experience and over 1300 sales benefit you in your next purchase or sale!


  • Model36 Classic
  • Model Year1973
  • LOA36.83 ft
  • Beam12.67 ft
  • Dry Weight26,000 lb
  • Engines Total Power240 hp
  • Number of Engines2
  • Engine BrandFord
  • Engine ModelLehman
  • Engine TypeInboard
  • Engine Power120|horsepower
  • Engine Fuel Typediesel
  • Fuel Tanks60|gallon
  • Holding Tanks38|gallon

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