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2003 Grand Banks Eastbay 43

Cataumet, Massachusetts


SPIRIT is currently under agreement.

SPIRIT is an excellent example of the Grand Banks Eastbay line of yachts. She has been meticulously maintained under her current owner in a premier New England boatyard. 

The design firm of C. Raymond Hunt conceived the Eastbay 43 which is a proven seaworthy hull design. When combined with an extensive equipment inventory and maintenance regime, SPIRIT can support comfortable and safe long-term cruising.

Often termed a “gold-plated flybridge yacht with timeless Downeast styling.” It rides on a modern, deep-V fiberglass hull with propeller pockets to reduce draft.” 

If a Grand Banks Eastbay Flybridge is in your future, SPIRIT, should be at the top of your list.


The vessel has sleeping arrangements for up to four, with three in two private cabins and the fourth with the inclusion of the salon dinette converted to a bunk. There is a guest / day head with a shower, and the forward master stateroom has its’ own private head. The interior includes enlarged windows for greater visibility, teak crafted valances and moldings, a teak and holly cabin sole throughout with blue ultra-suede upholstery. Climate-controlled with reverse-cycle air conditioning and heat to allow for an extended northern cruising season.

Master Stateroom

Located forward, with a centerline berth which is slightly lower than the standard configuration. The master stateroom has ample storage in the way of drawers and lockers above and outboard. Two cedar-lined hanging lockers are aft to port and starboard. Wall-mounted chrome reading lights, stereo control and speakers. Stainless steel opening portholes and a large overhead hatch, all with screens to provide light and ventilation into the cabin.


Ensuite from the master stateroom is the owner's head with Corian-topped vanity and sink. Freshwater toilet, and ample storage lockers. Opposite to starboard is a separate guest / day head with freshwater toilet and shower. Both heads have stainless steel opening ports with screens for light and Dorade vents for ventilation.

Guest Stateroom

Aft and to starboard, opposite the galley is the guest cabin with one single berth. The upper bunk has been removed with a custom shelf forward (original upper bunk could be reinstalled). Drawers for storage below the lower bunk, cedar-lined hanging locker forward, and four-drawer bureau aft.  A sliding pocket door provides privacy. Stainless steel opening ports and a large overhead hatch, all with screens provide light and ventilation.


A U-shaped to port galley is a few steps down from the main salon. Complete with an abundance of storage lockers both above and below the Corian countertops. Forward is the dual basin stainless sink. Outboard is the Force 10 three-burner propane cook top and stove. A Sharp microwave convection microwave is located in the aft upper cabinet. Forward port corner is a cavernous top loading storage bin. The outboard aft counter contains a custom top load refrigerator / freezer and additional front-loading refrigerator. Directly opposite the galley is a locker for a pantry. Opening portholes and a large overhead hatch, with screens, provides generous light and ventilation.

Main Saloon

The main salon can be entered from the aft via the cockpit or through the starboard side door at the adjacent to the lower helm. To starboard is a 7’ settee with an insert to create an additional bunk, there is storage beneath, and custom varnished double folding leaf table. Opposite to port are two swiveling barrel chairs, with a tambour door entertainment center between. Forward and to port is a navigation table with a high-backed bench passenger seat. Opposite is the lower helm station with a high-backed seat and footrest. The salon cabin sole is finished in varnished teak and holly and has access hatches to the engine room below.

All Salon upholstery is covered with an attractive blue ultra-suede upholstery. There are large tinted sliding windows in the salon with curtains, and screens.


Sole is laid teak over fiberglass with three opening hatches to the lazarette storage area.  Built-in steps port & starboard for access to the side decks and a starboard side transom door to the teak swim platform.  A hot & cold shower is fitted into the transom. This entire area can be covered with a custom removable awning.


Accessed from a ladder on the starboard forward side of the cockpit. The flybridge helm offers full instrumentation and navigation equipment, as well as excellent visibility. Two Pompanette swiveling helm chairs and a bench seat aft with storage beneath. A Bimini top with front and partial side enclosure for the flybridge and the fabric is in white Stamoid. The radar mast has a tabernacle for lowering when a reduction in air draft is needed.


Hull is white Gelcoat with Gold Cove and Claret Red Boot stripe. Molded laminated fiberglass deep V hull Divinycell foam core above the waterline. Molded fiberglass balsa cored painted non-skid deck.  Fiberglass flybridge. Teak and Thyokol overlay in the cockpit. Satin varnished teak interior and cabinetwork with solid teak & holly cabin sole. Stainless bow platform with integral anchor roller with 2 extra stanchions forward. Solid stainless steel safety rail from bow to just forward of the cockpit for added. Wide side decks for safe movement from aft to the bow.



  • Yanmar 6LY2A-STP (Engine 1)



Less than 2000 hours

440 hp


  • Yanmar 6LY2A-STP (Engine 2)



Less than 2000 hours

440 hp

  • Bennett Trim Tabs
  • Crossover Fuel Filter System for each engine
  • 12v DC REVERSO oil change system
  • Glendinning Electric Single lever control's at the lower and flybridge helms with a second non integrated Morse Control as back up (lower helm only).
  • Two (2) Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning units - 16k forward and 16k in Salon
  • Computank
  • Spare set of propellers
  • Additional insulation has been added in all areas
  • Salt water wash down for Anchor


  • Glendinning Cable Master Shore Power cord System with 60' Cord
  • A/C & D/C ships electrical system
  • Four (4) 8D AGM, 12 volt – Engine starting and ship’s service
  • Two (2) 8D AGM, 24 volt – Bow thruster
  • One (1) Group 24, 12 volt – Generator starting
  • Onan 9kW generator w/sound shield – 969.9 Hours
  • Trace Inverter SW2512-250W 100V/60HZ
  • Emergency Bilge pump


Electronics and Navigation


Lower Helm

  • Garmin GPSmap 7612 GPS/Chartplotter/Radar
  • Garmin 4212 plotter
  • Simrad AP22 Autopilot
  • Icom IC-M602 with mike next to Helm 
  • Garmin  Speed
  • Garmin  Depth
  • Flow Scans
  • Bennett Trim Tabs
  • Maxwell Windlass Control
  • Computank
  • Pro Mariner Battery Tester
  • Trace Inverter
  • Raymarine Wind and Speed
  • Xantrex Link 20
  • Interphase Forward Sonar
  • Glendinning Controls

Flybridge Helm

  • Garmin GFS Map 9608 GPS/Chartplotter/Radar
  • Simrad AP22 Autopilot
  • Garmin Speed & Depth
  • Icom Commander VHF Mike/Controller
  • Trim Tab Control


Upgrades – Under Original Owner



  • Replaced fuel feed lines on both engines.
  • Replaced fuel lines between secondary filters and engine.
  • Replaced raw water hose on port engine. Removed, cleaned, tested and re-installed alternator.
  • Removed, unwrapped, repaired, insulated and replaced port exhaust riser.
  • Installed new 100A battery charger to improve speed of charge while dockside.
  • Replaced 0-60A meter at helm with a 0-100A meter to be consistent.
  • Upgraded wire size to handle additional current. Installed battery mate to split the 100A output between three banks with zero voltage loss.
  • Remove port side midship berth bunk. Install shelf at forward end and integrate with hanging locker top. Fabricate and install new fiddle. Trim out back of shelf to hide old holes.
  • Install cleats on main salon bunk to set bunk extension on. Make bunk extension with fold down support leg.
  • Removed the forward scoops on the engine and AC raw water intakes. Cleaned and replaced scoops. Starboard side driveline --> (1.) Removed propeller to inspect cutlass bearing; (2.) found worn cutlass bearing- removed and replaced; (3.) re-aligned and coupled engine; (4.) installed spurs and propeller.


  • Install Garmin GPS Chart Plotter.
  • Removed, installed, insulated and ran exhaust riser for starboard engine.



  • Replaced HVAC hoses under forward berth. Replaced seal on port hatch over galley.
  • Upgrade all bilge pump switches to ultra junior switches.
  • Replaced fuel tank level sight hose.
  • Removed, tested and reinstalled injectors on starboard engine. Replace port engine scoop.


  • Replace fresh water pump with accumulator (Groco Paragon JR. Water Pressure System 12V).
  • Install Shower Sump Pump.
  • Replace Hot Water Heater (Seaward S1200 SS Water Heater 11ga 120V).


  • Replace Thru Hull Ball Value.
  • Replace Cable Master Switch.
  • Install Garmin AIS (Garmin AIS600). Replace Stereo (Fusion AM/FM/CD Stereo w/IPOD Sirius).



  • Replace Deck Washdown Faucet. Reinforce Dinghy Davits. Replace Engine Room Lights with LED.


  • Replaced refrigeration thermostat.
  • Refurbish Teak Deck. Replace Door Hinges. Remove/Rebed 6 Portlights.



  • Replaced 5 AGM Batteries (four 8D and one 8A24). Replace TV Antenna & Amplifier.
  • Change Engine Heat Exchanger Gaskets & Hoses.
  • Service Oil Coolers, Aftercoolers & Heat Exchangers on both engines.
  • Install Dripless Duramax Stuffing Box rebuild kits.
  • Replace Cutlass Bearings. Replace Keys on Couplings.
  • Replace Shaft Nuts. Rebuild Drive Savers.
  • Install New Garmin Open Array Radar (GMR424xHD).
  • Make new Radar Bracket for new Radar.
  • Install New Garmin GPSMAP 7608 MFD.
  • Install New Transducer.
  • Install new Garmin GNX20 Instrument.
  • Install New Garmin GPSMAP 7612 Plotter at Lower Helm.
  • Replace Windshield Washer Solenoid.
  • Fresh Water Tank Sender replaced (Centroid Water Tank Sender CGWP-10.0-12v).
  • Replace LED Display on Computank (Fuel Tank Monitor).
  • New Sun Awning with Awning Pole.


  • Replace Port & Stbd Engine Mufflers & Hoses, Recondition Exhaust Risers.
  • Remove old hose from strainer to engine pump, cut new to length & install, reinstall chafe guard on both engines.
  • Replace Sound Shield on Generator.
  • Replace 2 Engine Room Lights.
  • New Hi Temp Marine Exhaust Blankets for Exhaust Risers.
  • Replace Float Switch for Shower Sump Box.
  • Replace a 6th AGM Battery (not replaced in 2015).
  • Replace Carbon Monoxide Detector.
  • Replace Glendinning Smart Actuator System on both engines.






Upgrades – Under Current Owner



  • Added bow thruster – 24



  • Decks non-skid redone with Awlgrip




  • Service Oil Coolers, Aftercoolers & Heat Exchangers on both engines.


Other Inventory

  • St Croix Dinghy Davits
  • Avon RIB Dinghy
  • 2020 6 HP, four stroke, Tohatsu motor
  • Three-sided Flybridge enclosure - Stamoid
  • Cockpit awning
  • 3 Anchors with chain and rode for each
  • Fenders with fleece covers
  • Docklines



  • Owner’s personal effects


Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: SPIRIT
Make: Grand Banks
Model: Eastbay 43
Year: 2003
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Grand Banks
Designer: C. Raymond Hunt & Associates
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: GNDM0070J203
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 43 ft
Beam: 13'2 ft
Max Draft: 3'8 ft
Displacement: 31,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: YANMAR
  • Model: 6LY2A-STP
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 5 Blade, Alloy
  • Year: 2003
  • Engine Hours: 1900
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: YANMAR
  • Model: 6LY2A-STP
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 5 Blade, Alloy
  • Year: 2003
  • Engine Hours: 1900
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 880hp
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 450 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 110 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Downeast, Flybridge


William Shaw
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New England Yacht Partners
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Tel:888 525 9457
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.

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

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