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Seafarer51' Grand Banks 1980

San Diego, CA


  • Yacht Details 51' Grand Banks 1980
  • Location San Diego, CA
  • Engines Lehman
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedNov 22, 2021
  • Asking Price$179,000
  • Cruising Speed8 kn
  • Maximum Speed
  • Max Draft 5' 1''

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Listed by Engel Volkers Yachting AmericasTHIS BOAT IS SUBJECT TO AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING AGREEMENT WITH ENGEL VOLKERS YACHTING AMERICAS 619.987.7331 AND IS NOT OFFERED FOR SALE BY DENISON YACHTING. Denison Yachting is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.

Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


  • Cruising Speed: 8 kn
  • Beam: 15' 5''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 5' 1''
  • Displacement: 60,000 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 3 x 1000|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 3 x 500|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 70|gallon
  • Single Berths: 5
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 2

Seafarer Yacht Description

Seafarer is a turnkey trawler offering comfort, stability, roominess, and complete, modern systems for extended cruising. If your plans include any significant distance cruising, this boat is fully stabilized (Naiads), which is a very big factor for anti-roll stabilization. The 49 offers two guest cabins forward, plus the spacious aft master with walkaround/centerline queen berth. The main solon features a custom leaf table and hideaway TV unit. The original GB table is in storage.Cap rails and transom (covered) are in excellent condition and the teak decks have been re-caulked, which is always a concern for a buyer.

Twin Ford-Lehman turbo 150 diesels for economy and reliability (8-1/2 knots cruise consuming 6 gph total), Naiad stabilizers, 2 freezers - 1 refrigerator (Cold Plate DC Compressor-driven) plus a standalone 110V refrigerator, an ice maker, 2500 watt inverter, Espar forced-air diesel heat and 3 Marine-Air reverse-cycle heat/air-conditioning units (zoned), 15 KW Onan Genset, fuel polishing system, dripless shafts and recent cutlass bearings, new Electro Guard corrosion control with galvanic isolation, 24 VDC Bow Thruster, 2019 West Marine Hypalon inflatable with 10 HP 4-stroke Honda OB, Switlik emergency Life Raft, Furuno GPS/Plotter, Furuno Radar, Autonav Auto-Pilot, Captain Navigation Software on tower computer w/flat screen display at lower helm, Interphase twin-scope sonar, EPIRB and loud hailer - these are just some of the many systems and accessories found on Seafarer.

Recent upgrades:
-Teak decks re-caulked 2020/2021- New Bottom paint at the end of 2019.
- New Sunshades, Bimini and canvas rail coverings 
- New windscreen on the fly bridge 
-A/C motor was replaced in 2019 as well as the 12v DC refrigerator motor in 2020.
-15 gal water heater replaced in 2020. 

Engines And Mechanical Systems

- Twin Ford-Lehman 150 HP turbo-diesels (Model 363TC, 6 cylinder)

Estimated hours at 3,800 each

Borg-Warner CR-2 transmissions (port trans rebuilt 2011)
New Heat Exchangers, both engines (installed 2015)
Top-end rebuild on both engines (Harbor Marine 2012) - installed new head gaskets, replaced head bolts with studs from Advanced Racing Products, cleaned heads, check for true and torqued to specs of 135 ft-lbs.
2006 work done - replaced existing House battery bank with 3 Rolls-Royce lead/acid 375 amp-hour 8D batteries - total of 1,125 amp-hours capacity. Replaced Start battery with 1 Rolls-Royce 8D 375 amp-hour battery. Replaced all existing DC wiring connecting batteries/alternators/starters/etc. with new 4/0 cables. Also installed new remote Blue Sea solenoids for battery control from the helm. Installed new Balmar MC-612 digital regulators along with Balmar Centerfielder. Installed new turbocharger blankets, fabricated by Advanced Thermal Products of Santa Ana, CA.
2002 work done - injectors serviced, new exhaust elbows, raw water pumps rebuilt, heat exchangers reconditioned, new raw water intake hoses and coolant circulation system hoses/clamps. New coolant water pumps installed, new head gaskets and head bolts installed, valves ground and valve guides replaced. ESI fuel polishing system installed.

15 KW Onan Generator - enclosed in aft section of engine room. Work done on this and related systems includes:
1999/2000 - installed new Heart Freedom 25 (2500 watt inverter) plus new Interphase Twinscope. Installed new Salzer Rotary switch in panel for Shore/Generator/Inverter switching. Installed Balmar large-frame alternator on starboard engine. Electrical work done by Seanet Electronics with mechanical and boatyard work done by Driscoll in San Diego. This boat has double 50-amp shore power inputs (100 amps total) on both starboard and port sides.
Installed new stainless steel generator exhaust elbow, fabricated by National Marine Exhaust in Marysville, WA (2012 by Harbor Marine)
Naiad Stabilizers - 1999/2000 work included removing these for full inspection/service, including replacing all seals. Done in San Diego by Driscoll.
- Driveshafts and related below-waterline systems

Electroguard Control unit (corrosion control) replaced, new shaft wipers installed on both port and starboard shafts (San Diego 1999). Includes galvanic isolator.
Pulled and reconditioned both shafts, installed dripless shaft seals, replaced all cutlass bearings, R&R props, aligned shafts with new DriveSavers (2011 by Harbor Marine in Everett, WA)
- Bow Thruster - 24 V-DC system.

Additional Equipment And Systems

Galley and Heads

Stainless sink - H/C pressure water on single lever faucet control with pull-out sprayer
20-gal stainless hot water tank, runs via 120 V-AC as well as from hot water heat exchanger on port engine
3-burner propane stove/oven
Large, well-insulated refrigerator and freezer
Standalone refrigerator (110V) and separate ice maker in main salon
Microwave (110V)
Cold-Plate refrigeration compressor replaced in 2000 with new 12-Volt DC unit by Fleming Marine in San Diego, powering 2 separate freezers and 1 galley refrigerator (all very well insulated)
SeaLand Vacu-flush freshwater toilets in forward and aft heads, installed by A-Z Marine in San Diego (1999/2000), with SeaLand macerator pump on 70-gallon holding tank.
Full bathtub/shower in aft head and large shower stall in main head.
- Heat and Air Conditioning Systems

Espar forced-air diesel heat, ducted throughout the boat
3 Marine-Air zoned reverse-cycle heat pumps for either heat or air conditioning
- Anchoring

Galley-Maid vertical capstan anchor windlass (24 V-DC)
Main anchor is a 30-kg Bruce with 250' chain and additional rode
12-Volt wash down system on foredeck
- Dinghy and Outboard

2019 West Marine RIB with 4-stroke Honda 10 hp outboard
12-Volt Crane/Winch to store/launch dinghy on top of aft cabin
6-person Switlik emergency life raft
Swimstep with good access from aft deck

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