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GRAND BANKS Eastbay 38


1996 • 38' (11.58 m) • Cruiser
United States

$174,000 USD

The Eastbay 38 is the all-round perfect cruising boat for a couple, even with a small toddler. For the folks that want a handsome, superb riding, strongly built cruiser with Downeast styling, with exceptional accommodations, and let;s throw in a good click of speed, the Eastbay 38 fits the bill.


Vessel Information

Model: Eastbay 38
Model Year: 1996
Type: MotorBoat
Category: Cruiser
Sub Category: Express
Condition: Used

LOA: 38' (11.58 m)
Beam Feet: 13' (4.01 m)
Draft Feet: 3' (1.02 m)
Engine Info: 375 HP, Twin, Inboard, Diesel, CAT
Staterooms: 2

Location: Newport, Rhode Island United States
City: Newport
Country: United States


The Eastbay 38 is the all-around perfect cruising boat for a couple, even with a small toddler. For the folks that want a handsome, superb riding, strongly built cruiser with Downeast styling, with exceptional accommodations, and let's throw in a good click of speed, the Eastbay 38 fits the bill.

Built by Grand Banks and designed by C. Raymond Hunt, the pedigree of this boat stands tall. The hull is a modified deep-V with a transom deadrise of 20 degrees; ideal balance of style and performance. Throw in the reliable Cat 3208TA diesels with 375 Hp each, and you have a boat that can easily cruise between (slow) 8- 9 kts. up to 15- 24 kts. (fast) and has a max speed of 28 to 30 kts. depending upon weight and sea conditions. With a short keel, the boat tracks beautifully and produces a easily appreciated dry ride even in a chop.

Maneuverable side decks with a spacious cockpit, comfortable pilothouse with dinette and table and accommodations below offering a large, well designed galley, a convertible settee and table for inside dining and a occasional double berth, a head area with shower and then a Master Stateroom forward with full sized vee berth with a filler making for a huge bed.

Repainted, this EB 38 is sharp with its Emerald Green hull, white non-skid decks and custom stretch soft top over a solid aluminum frame. Swimstep aft and easy access to the lazarrette and power hatch to engine compartment.

We welcome you visit to inspect this pedigree, Downeast Cruiser with high gloss varnished rails keeping the heritage of the Grand Banks history. Classic, economical and comfortable = Pride of Ownership.

Layout & Accommodations

Upon entering the Eastbay 38, you will see the typical, high quality craftsmanship associate with the Grand Banks name. Solid teak interior with exceptional joinerwork. Plenty of hatches, portholes and windows to flood the boat with natural light.

Down about 4 stairs (with storage underneath) you step into the galley on port and the dining area, table and convertible settee on starboard. Electrical panels are on the back side of the helm station above. Galley is U-shaped and has ample storage and counterspace. Dinette is large, open and easily will seat 4 people for a dinner. Upholstery is a ultra suede tufted Emerald Green and there is a natural colored carpet lying over the teak cabin sole, which is in excellent condition.. 3 overhead hatches and 6 opening ports provide excellent ventilation. The EB 38 can sleep 4.

Going forward the head and shower are on port with a pocket door and then storage lockers on starboard. Electric head with a holding tank. Large mirror and overhead lighting. Forward is the Master Stateroom with a full beam V-Berth and a filler if wanted to create a massive bed. I counted 8 cabinets and 6 drawers for storage. Overheads are covered with a light vinyl and the sides are all covered with a richly stained teak.

Helm station in the pilothouse area is well designed. Visibility is 100% & 360 degrees.

Captains chair for the helm and L shaped settee on port with a table. Also on port is a chart storage compartment that also serves as a chart table. This area has a rigid aluminum frame that supports a tightly stretched top with side & rear window panels of clear acrylic. There is also an ice maker available. All rear & side panels can be easily rolled up for openness. Headroom is 6' 5". Front window shield has an opening center section with 3 different stops for ventilation when underway or at anchor.

Large cockpit with teak sole allows for outdoor seating or entertaining and when the weather closes in or there is a chill in the air, all occupants can easily move inside into the heated or air-conditioned pilothouse which has full enclosure.

The Eastbay 38 has ample headroom in the salon, galley and dinette area. Headroom is good throughout the boat.

Pilothouse 7' Salon 6' 6" Stateroom 6' 6" Length of Vee berths 6' 9"

Electronics & Electrical

Garmin GPS Chart Plotter Garmin Auto Pilot

ICOM ICM-126 DSC VHF Autohelm Tridata, Depth, Speed

Compass Chart storage cabinet and work area.

Because of limited usage and the benefit of low hours on this boat, there is not radar. However, all of the wiring and chases are in place and a radar installation could be quite simple.


Boat has both 120V AC and 12V DC systems.

Shore cable and 30 Amp AC. Northern Lights generator with approx. 1265 hrs.

Century 40 Amp battery charger. Inverter

Full gauges for Amps, Voltage. Full electrical panels AC and DC.

Zinc Saver galvanic isolator


This EB38 has the preferred power choice of the reliable Cat 3208TA diesels rated at 375 Hp each side. The hours are approx.1875 hrs. (one will see that the Port engine has more hours, but it has been determined that the previous owner was in the habit of leaving the keys on. Since this owner bought the boat, there has been no reason to believe that the higher hours on the port engine are real). The gearboxes are Twin Disc with a 2 : 1 reduction. Propellers are bronze 4 blade props at 25 x 29.

Single lever Kobelt controls at helm station. Bennett trim tabs

All diesels are fresh water cooled Engine alarms

Emergency stops Shut off valves

Hynautics Hydraulic steering Full instrumentation at helm station

Racor fuel filters /separators Groco SS-1250 sea strainers

Dripless shaft seals Zinc Saver galvanic isolator system

Marine Air Conditioning Reverse Cycle with SMX II electronic controls

Bilge blowers 3 Auto/ Manual bilge pumps

Hot water heater Maxwell windlass with elect. controls

Windshield washers & wipers. Fresh water washdown

Cockpit hot & cold shower

The engine compartment is located below the pilothouse and is accessed via a hydraulic hatch. Short ladder to the space between the two Cat diesels with oil fluid dipsticks facing the centerline. Another set of mechanical gauges are mounted for easy sight reading. Strainers are forward in the engine compartment and accessible. The generator is mounted on the centerline between and aft of the gearboxes. Space allowance is there for access to outboard side of engines. Entire engine compartment is insulated. Decibal rating at helm station at 1500 rpm's (approx. 10 kts.) is 79.


The Galley is to port as you enter the salon area. U- shaped in design, it is an easy galley to operate in. Great ventilation via port, hatch and companionway. Grunert cold plate refer and freezer. 3 burner electric Princess stove. Microwave. Power vent over the stove. S/S sink with single lever faucet - hot & cold water. Corian countertops. Plenty of cabinets and lockers for storage. Ice maker. Good headroom.

Deck & Miscellaneous

Boat has polished stainless steel railings around the boat. Wide side decks for easy movement forward. Non-skid fiberglass decks. Bow pulpit with anchor chain roller of S/S. Stainless steel anchor with chain and rode. Maxwell electric windlass with controls at helm and on the foredeck. Fresh water washdown. Cockpit steps for safe and easy entry and boarding. Cockpit courtesy lighting. Navigation lights. Transom door to the teak swimstep, with ladder. Life jackets, fenders with covers and docking lines. Rod holders built in.


This Eastbay 38 Express with semi-solid top over the pilothouse area is a pleasure to show. WE have known the owner since he bought the boat. His usage has been minimal. Boat is hauled each winter and dry-stored. We had a bit of some hull color discoloration in one spot and the boat was blended and repainted in that area; no evidence now exists.

With handsome gold cove strip and white boot top, the Emerald green hull with brightwork is a stunning looking yacht.

These EB 38's are a perfect answer for couples wishing to cruise. Dry, efficient and comfortable. Power and Motoryacht sea trials produced with this Cat 3208TA power package, max speeds of 33.5 kts. Always depending upon weight and sea conditions, we have seen 30 kts. several times. An efficient fast cruise is 16kts. at approx. 1800 rpm's with a burn of approx. 15 gphr. The ride of this Hunt hull speaks for itself.

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