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1985 Grand Banks 36 Classic Trawler

Cataumet, Massachusetts


FIDDLEHEAD is a very well-maintained 36' Grand Banks Classic. Her teak decks are in excellent condition, and her engine room shows very good housekeeping. Advancing age is forcing the sale of this iconic trawler. Please call us for your inspection and thank you for your interest.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Grand Banks
Model: 36 Classic Trawler
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Grand Banks (American Marine, Singapore)
Designer: Kenneth Smith
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 36 ft
Waterline Length: 35'2 ft
Beam: 12'2 ft
Max Draft: 3'11 ft
Displacement: 23,300 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 135hp


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Trawlers


Annie Gray
Gray & Gray Yacht Brokers, Inc.


Gray & Gray Yachts
36 York Street
York, Maine, US, 03909



  • Original white gelcoat topsides, blue boottop, green bottom
  • 2020 bottom painted.
  • Hull is hard-chined, deep vee configuration with full keel; protected prop via skeg and fiberglass rudder.
  • 2018 opened up seam in keel and filled hollow keel with foam and reglassed per boatyard and surveyor's recommendations.
  • Hand laid up solid fiberglass hull.
  • Moulded fiberglass susperstructure.
  • Teak exterior trim.
  • Teak decks over fiberglass, in very good condition
  • Lofrans Tigres anchor windlass, dual action.
  • S/S bow rail.
  • Teak swim platform with swim ladder.
  • Screens for hatches and opening windows in the pilothouse.



Fuel: 400 gallons in two mild steel tanks.

Water: 170 gallons in two S/S tanks.

Holding: 35 gallons in fiberglass tank with 12V macerator, deck pumpout or overboard discharge; 2018 flange at top of holding tank.



  • Single Ford Lehman 135 hp diesel, 6 cylinder, FWC, with approximately 6200 hours as seen on the meter.
  • Approximately 6200 hours as seen on the hour meter.
  • 2015 rebuilt transmission.
  • 2015 new 4 bladed bronze prop.
  • 2" S/S shaft.
  • Oil and filters changed every 100 hours.
  • Vetus bow thruster - upper and lower helms.
  • 2020 new belt.
  • 2020 new radiator neck cap and new expansion tank.
  • 2020 spare zincs.
  • 2020 new S/S exhaust elbow.
  • Morse throttle controls.
  • Steering by chain and cable with dual helms.
  • 2019 Racor fuel filter for engine and Racor 24T for Espar diesel heater.
  • 2019 new secondary fuel filter.
  • Cruising speed: 8.5 knots.
  • Maximum speed: 9.5 knots.



  • 12V DC & 110V AC electrical systems.
  • AC-DC circuit breaker panels.
  • Voltmeter and ammeters.
  • 2013 three 8D heavy duty batteries - two house and one engine start battery.
  • Sentry battery charger.
  • 2020 30 amp shore power service with shore 2 shore cords.
  • 100 amp Balmar engine alternator; 2020 rebuilt alternator with new Balmar voltage regulator.
  • Lighted alarm panel.
  • 100 amp Freedom inverter.
  • Electric bilge pump.
  • Espar diesel heater.
  • 2020 all light bulbs replaced with LED bulbs.



  • For 4-6 in two staterooms with ensuite heads, and an attractive, bright main salon finished in elegant varnished teak.
  • 2019 all interior walls painted plus new varnish.
  • 2019  added teak handholds.



  • The main salon has a starboard side door at the lower steering station to access the side decks.
  • 2020 new upholstery.
  • Aft of the helm is a bar cabinet, followed by an L-shaped settee, with storage under, and a new varnished teak dining table; new guest bench.
  • Opposite to starboard, is a port settee with storage under, and a side galley forward. The settees have upholstered cushions; curtains.
  • 2020 all light bulbs replaced with LED bulbs.



  • The galley includes an Adler Barbour refrigerator-freezer, a three burner LPG stove with oven, a S/S sink with faucet, hot and cold pressure water, and ample storage for dishes and food.



  • Down three steps from the salon is the owner' s cabin with a double berth to starboard, and a single berth to port, ample "moving around" space, a teak chest of drawers on centerline, drawers beneath each berth, and an enormous hanging locker.
  • An exit with removable steps is aft, to access the aft deck.
  • The ensuite head has a 2020 electric W.C., solid surface vanity with sink and handheld shower. Also, excellent storage.
  • 2020 all light bulbs replaced with LED bulbs.



  • Vee berths forward with shelves outboard, large hanging locker, storage under the berths. There is a teak parquet sole.
  • An overhead hatch and two sliding side windows provide plenty of ventilation and light.
  • Privacy door separates this cabin from the main salon.
  • The enclosed head has a sink, shower fixtures, and there is a manual Groco W.C.
  • 2020 new LED reading lamps (not installed).




  • 2015 Furuno 1750 radar.
  • 2014 Garmin740 GPS-Plotter.
  • Datamarine depthsounder.
  • Danforth compass.
  • Portable VHF radio with holder/charger.



  • Garmin 2006C Map.
  • Datamarine International offshore depthsounder.
  • Raytheon Ray 53 VHF.
  • Ritchie compass.
  • Cetrek 770 autopilot - not working-sold AS IS.
  • New 2020 helm seat – removable.



  • 35 lb CQR anchor with 125' chain, mounted on bowsprit roller.
  • 35 lb Delta anchor with 200' nylon rode and 30' chain - stored in lazarette as spare.
  • 2020 five gallon fresh water tank with spigot.
  • Large Igloo cooler.
  • Manual bilge pump.
  • 10 life jackets.
  • Tools.
  • 10 lb LPG bottle on flybridge.
  • Weems & Plath brass clock.
  • Barometer.
  • Manuals.
  • Anchor light – LED light bulb.
  • Saltwater washdown.
  • Life ring.
  • Horn.
  • Ensign & staff.
  • Aluminum mast and boom - mast drops down.
  • Blue bimini, repaired 2016.
  • Venturi.
  • Fybridge cushions, recovered 2020.
  • 2 windshield wipers.
  • 4 new fenders.
  • 2 folding chairs.
  • 2020 weather cover for upper helm wheel.
  • 2020 Fill in table between upper helm seats.
  • 2020 Fishing rod holder.
  • 2020 Moved holding tank discharge above waterline so it can be seen.
  • LED running lights.
  • Inflatable dinghy with bridle and tow lines.
  • 5 docklines.


COMMENTS: FIDDLEHEAD is a very well-maintained 36' Grand Banks Classic. Her teak decks are in excellent condition, and her engine room shows very good housekeeping. Advancing age is forcing the sale of this iconic trawler. Please call us for your inspection and thank you for your interest.



Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.


Additional Contact Information

Annie Gray is a longstanding YBAA member, offering 46 years of experience in assisting clients in the purchase or sale of high quality yachts of distinction.

Please call Annie at 207-363-7997 or on her cell at 603-498-3450.

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