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1963 48ft. Grandy Merlineer $80,000 Gorgeous REFIT! SOLD

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This Grandy 48 is one of 3 left in existence today, and one of 12 originally designed to transport US Navy Crew from Seattle to Bangor in a War scenario.  As the State of Washington developed fast ferries, the need diminished for these vessels.  Many of the 12 fell into disrepair and were demolished, with the exception of a few.  R & D is one of the few.  She was purchased – one day from being crushed, and is now restored, a beneficiary of a complete refit.  No expense was spared in the process.  She was rebuilt from stem to stern – refastened, repowered, remodeled.  She has all new interior finishes including Wide Plank Mahogany and White Maple Sole, Custom Mahogany Cabinetry, new Electrical, new Generator and Inverter, new Electronics, new Appliances and new Upholstery to name a few.  On the exterior, she has a new Teak Cockpit and Swimstep, Custom Fiberglass Flybridge, Helm, Engine Controls, Navigation, Digital Gauges, Canvas and seating. In addition she was Repowered by Twin Detroit 671 TI 485’s, with Twin Disc Transmissions, DeAngelo Inconel Exhaust System, Capilano Hydraulic Steering, new Stainless Steel shafts, Bennet trim tabs and much, much more.  This boat is a RARE OPPORTUNITY, a true beauty!  She is a blend of excellent design and impeccable taste.  Please call to arrange viewing as she wont last long at this price.

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Show Participant 2019.


  • Vessel Name:  R & D
  • Located In: Port Ludlow, WA
  • Builder:  Grandy Boat Company, WA
  • Model: 48 Tri-Cabin
  • Year: 1963
  • LOA: 48 ft.
  • LOD:  
  • BEAM: 15 ft. 6 in.
  • Gross Tonnage: 35 Tons
  • Net Tonnage:  22 Tons
  • Hull Material:  Wood
  • Documented Vessel
  • Engines -2
    • Engine Brand:   Detroits (rebuilt 2014, installed 2015)
    • Engine Model:  671 TI  turbo diesel
    • Engine Type: Inboard
    • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
    • Engine Power:  (2) 485 hp
    • Engine Hours:  550 hrs.
    • 3 Blade Bronze props (2015) with spares
    • Capilano Hydraulic Steering


  • Master Stateroom – Walk around double – 2
  • Midships:  Pullman berth – sleeps 2
  • Saloon sofa: 1
  • Head: VacuFlush (Model 4800 TE new 2014)



The entire vessel interior has been gutted and rebuilt using Hardwood and Mahogany. High end finishes in the Galley and Saloon to include:

  • Perlick 48 Side By Side Reefer/Freezer (Model H2FRB)
  • Miele Full Size Convention Oven / Microwave
  • Miele Full Size Warming Drawer
  • 20 Gal Raritan Electric Hot water (new 2015)
  • Marco Hi Pressure Water Pump UP6E 6.9 gpm
  • Granite Counter tops
  • Stainless Steel undercounter mount sink
  • 2 Burner Propane stove
  • Wide plank Teak and Holly flooring throughout Saloon
  • Custom Sofa and new upholstery throughout             


  • 2 x Northstar 6100i 40 m Radar/Plotter/Sounder/GPS 2 x Northstar GPS Antenna
  • 1 x Northstar NS3300 Auto Pilot
  • 1 x Northstar Radar 4kw 48 NM Range Model NS 004791
  • 1 x Northstar 491 Echo Sounder / Fish Finder
  • 2 x Chetco Custom Touch Screen Engine Management Display
  • 1 x Kobelt Electronic Throttle/Gear Controls (With Plug for remote Control)
  • Flybridge Music by Clarion model CMD4A
  • 3 x ICom Handheld VHF model ICM36
  • 1 x ICom Flush Mount 25w VHF
  • 1 x Furuno SSB (model FS1503)
  • Saloon Music By Sony Surround Sound Home Theatre. (model Dav 1S10) 
  • 1 x Jabsco Spot Light with remote (Model 60020)
  • Aqualarm management system for Bilge and Overheat
  • Asus 28” Touch All-In-One PC Windows 7

2 x Detroit 671 TI rated to 485 hp each Current Injectors set 420hp
Rebuilt By Bobby Rowe’s Diesel Virginia Beach Va. (Mid 2014) 
Installed By: Waterside Yacht Work Marina Del Rey (01/2015)
Serial 6A-451494 and 6A-451531 Models 1063-3303 LH Rotation,
1063-5303 RH Rotation
De Angelo Inconel Exhaust System (new 2015)
Hours on Engines and gears approximately 550 hours since complete overhaul.
Break-in Oil Analysis report available for engines and transmissions
4 x Racor Fuel Filters with water separators  

Drives / Trim:  
Twin Disc Model NC-509 Gear Ratio 1.454 to 1 
Rebuilt 01/2015 
1 ¾ Stainless Steel Shafts
3 Blade Bronze Propellers (New 2015) Also have spare set
Capilano Hydraulic Steering
Bennett Trim Tabs and Controller. 

12V DC, 120v AC, 240v AC
Onan 8 kW Genset Model MDKD with 310 hours since new
Victron 12v 60 amp battery charger (new 2013)
Victron 5000 Watt Inverter (New 2013)
15 AGM Batteries (New 2016) (4 x Engines, 1 x Genset, 10 x House)  
Centrix Power Panel (New 2013)
Complete rewire (2012 thru 2013)
40ft 50 amp Shore Power Cord 120v 220v
40ft 30 amp Shore Power Cord 120v  


3 x Rule Bilge pumps 2500
1 x Rule Bilge Pump 12000
Engine room Automatic Fire Suppressant System
Gas Leak Detector System


  • Fuel: 950 US Gal Diesel (2 tanks Std & Port Cleaned & Inspected 2013)
  • Water: Portable 600 US Gal (In 5 New Plastic Tanks 2014)
  • Holding Black: 40 US Gal (New Plastic Tank 2014 )  

Aux. Equipment/ Ground Tackle

  • 1 x Lewmar Windlass (Model H3 12 V)
  • 100 Ft Chain
  • 200 ft Rope
  • West Marine 4 person Dingy with Honda 2 HP Outboard
  • 6 person Emergency Life Raft  


Broker Contact

  • Contact: Sandy Bakken
  • Office: 360.385.4000
  • Cell: 503.475.0619