Irwin Yacht Sales - Portland Office
909 N. Tomahawk Island Drive Suite 104
Portland, Oregon, US, 97217
Tel:(360) 901-1293
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1997 Grand Banks Skylounge

location icon Portland, Oregon
Year 1997
Length 66 ft


One of 2 in the world, Christina (71' overall) is a custom designed, joint effort, by the Grand Banks factory and a knowledgeable owner, to produce a perfect raised skylounge-pilothouse Grand Banks. Delivery was accomplished in 1998, with constant upgrades and improvements.

The massive interior includes a main deck galley forward, with wonderful visibility and port-starboard entry doors, three sumptuous cabins with a master aft, large salon with dining and entertainment facilities, as well as an office-desk area, and easy access to the aft main deck and cockpit.

The skylounge-pilothouse is accessed via a stairway forward to port of the galley and there are side deck access doors to port-starboard as well as a double slider entry door aft in the salon. A portable wing station can be used on the main deck both port and starboard.

The cockpit and stand up engine room are down short stairways from the salon, to starboard or port.

The skylounge-pilothouse features Stidd chairs and a large U shaped seating area w/table aft of the pilot seats. There is also a day head compartment and weather-plotting station.

Wide covered side decks and a vast bow deck, with cushioned seating area, complete the deck plan.

Condition of this yacht is perfect!

Equipment on this yacht is perfect and redundant.

A complete and detailed owner's manual is included along with appropriate factory manuals that cover every item aboard.

The vessel is stored in it's own boathouse, in a fresh water environment, and there isn't any visible corrosion! The boathouse is available with the yacht, subject to Columbia River Yacht Club membership application.

All items remaining onboard, are included in the sale. 

Please call Jim in advance for a viewing appointment.





Year Built 1997
Category Power
Length Overall 66 ft
Beam 18 ft
Max Draft 5'6 ft
Cabins 3
Double Berths 2
Construction Fiberglass
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 1,360 hp
Fuel Tanks 5
Fuel Tank Cap. 2,600 gal
Water Tanks 2
Water Tank Cap. 230 gal
Holding Tanks 2
Holding Tank Cap. 80 gal

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: MAN
Rope Cutter: true
Model: V814.6L
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 680hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 5 Blade, Bronze
Year: 1997
Engine Hours: 3500
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: MAN
Model: V814.6L
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 680hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 5 Blade, Bronze
Year: 1997
Engine Hours: 3500
Engine Location: Starboard


  • Desk 
  • Desk chair
  • L-shaped settee
  • Fold-out teak table
  • Uline icemaker
  • Occasional chair with foot rest
  • Bookshelf
  • Table lamps
  • Entertainment center
  • Storage
  • Private access to the master stateroom
  • Blinds
  • Drapes
  • Sliding door access to aft deck
  • Teak grab rail


  • GE electric stove and oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Side-by-side door refrigerator, 110VAC
  • Hood with vent and lighting
  • Corian counter-tops
  • Storage drawers 
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Prep sink
  • Dedicated storage for the portable wing station
  • Port and starboard doors to side decks
  • Breakfast bar with (4) stools
  • Overhead glass storage cabinets
  • Access to the guest staterooms
  • Access to pilothouse

Master Stateroom
  • Walk-round queen berth
  • Brass reading lamps
  • Dual nightstands with drawer storage
  • Under-bed storage
  • Hullside drawer storage
  • Table lamps
  • Desk with brass reading lamp
  • Opening port-lights with drapes
  • Head with Vacu-flush toilet, bathtub, shower, sink, fan, storage

VIP Stateroom
  • Walk around queen berth
  • Brass reading lamps
  • Dual night stands with drawer storage
  • Under-bed storage
  • Hanging locker
  • Opening port-lights with drapes
  • Hull-side drawer storage
  • En-suite head with Vacu-flush toilet, shower, sink, fan

Utility Room
  • GE Profile washing machine
  • GE dryer, 220VAC
  • Hot and cold water shut-off valves
  • Utility sink
  • Fan
  • Opening port-light with drapes

Forward Stateroom
  • V-Berth
  • Drawer storage
  • Hanging locker
  • Brass reading lamps
  • Opening port-lights with drapes
  • Chain locker access
  • Head with Vacu-flush toilet, shower, sink, fan
  • Linen closet

  • Twin Stidd helm seats with removable custom lambswool covers
  • Teak wheel
  • U-shaped dinette with teak table
  • Storage drawers under dinette
  • Teak grab rail
  • Chart table
  • Stairwell access to galley
  • Teak and fiberglass sliding door access to boat deck
  • Day head with Vacu-flush toilet, sink, vanity and fan
  • Naiad stabilizer controls
  • Bow thruster controls
  • Port and starboard engine pyrometers 
  • Sea Recovery watermakers w/ remote monitors
  • Telcor shaft RPM counter
  • VDO tachometers
  • Trolling valve switch
  • Forward windlass up/down controls
  • Auto Anchor 500 digital chain counter
  • Windshield wipers
  • (8x) variable speed defroster fans with built-in heating elements
  • 24 VDC outlet


Engine room & mechanical


  • Engine block heaters with ambient air thermostat for control of block heaters
  • Trolling valves on engines
  • Mathers electronic engine control system, with control heads at Pilothouse and at (2x) portable wing stations
  • Automatic and manual bilge pumps in four pump zones:
  • Lazarette bilge pumps (1 manual pump and 1 automatic pump)
  • Aft bilge pumps (1 automatic pump)
  • Midship bilge pumps (1 automatic pump, 1 manual pump)
  • Forward bilge pumps (1 automatic pump, 1 manual pump)
  • Aft deck sump pump (located in lazarette)
  • (2x) shower sump pumps
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Vacu-flush head system with separate holding tanks; on / off power switches for heads at each head
  • Fresh cold water faucet at engine room
  • Fresh water pump
  • Fresh water expansion tank with pressure gauge and bleed valve
  • (2x) fresh water 18-gallon hot water heaters (AC) with built-in heat exchangers so Webasto furnace can also heat the water
  • Hot water system configured with (2x) circulation pumps, which continuously provide hot water to all hot water faucets, excluding Pilothouse head
  • Dual Racor fuel filters on both engines and both generators
  • Knecht fuel filters for both engines
  • Single Racor fuel filter and Spin n' Grin spin-on fuel filter for the  Webasto furnace
  • Racor vacuum gauges at Pilothouse helm (main engines)
  • Cruise-Air reverse cycle tempered water system for AC and heat, with (2x) chillers and (7x) air handlers located as follows: Pilothouse, galley, salon fore and aft, master stateroom, mid stateroom and forward stateroom.
  • Webasto DBW-2020 hot water furnace, distributes to heat exchanger radiators and to heat exchangers within the hot water tanks. (4x) heat zones as follows: Pilothouse, salon, master stateroom and forward mid stateroom (also controls fwd stateroom heat)
  • (2x) Sea Recovery SRC-800A reverse osmosis watermakers (33GPH each)
  • Muffler temperature gauges
  • Oil change pump out system for engines, generators and transmissions
  • Telcor shaft RPM counter (located outside of engine room door)
  • Central vacuum system with (6x) hose inlets throughout boat
  • Port and starboard bilge fans, 24VDC
  • (2x) engine room exhaust fans, 110VAC
  • Lazarette fan



  • Furuno FR-8100D radar with 6.5' open array [primary]
  • Furuno 1751 radar with 2' open array [backup]
  • Comnav Mariner X2 AIS Class B transceiver
  • Comnav Model 2001 autopilot with main display at pilothouse, with handheld remote (model 211)
  • Autopilot remote controls at each wing station, model TS-201
  • Autopilot interfaced with SI-TEX chartplotter
  • SI-TEX Trawl Plot 12SD chartplotter
  • Conventional magnetic card compass
  • Datamarine International Offshore 3000 depthsounder with display at pilothouse and remote display at master stateroom
  • Furuno model FCV-381 fishfinder
  • Interphase SE-200C forward looking sonar system
  • Comnav Navigator G2 GPS Compass system [primary]
  • Northstar GPS 941XD GPS Navigator, pilothouse [backup]
  • Northstar GPS-941X GPS Navigator, master stateroom [backup]
  • Datamarine Navigator 3200 knot meter
  • (2x) ICOM M126DSC VHF radios with Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
  • FLIR thermal imaging system
  • Maximum Criterion air temperature instrument (indoor and outdoor air temp)
  • Analog rudder angle indicator
  • Datamarine DCW360 wind speed and direction instrument
  • Onboard camera system with cameras at the following locations: aft, engine room, FLIR
  • Big Bay Technologies DIBM 12.1 color 12.1" LCD flat panel monitor for the onboard camera system; located at Pilothouse
  • Video processor for aft camera
  • Aiphone intercom system with handsets at: Pilothouse, galley, salon, master stateroom, engine room and cockpit
  • Raytheon 430 loudhailer w/horn aft and forward
  • KVH satellite TracPhone with INMARSAT Mini-M satellite telephone
  • Telcor seawater temperature gaug


Alarms are visual and audible, except where noted:

  • Bilge pump indicators (visual only)
  • Bilge high water alarm 
  • Engine alarms: coolant, engine oil, water temp
  • Engine fire alarm
  • Fresh water overfill alarm system (audible only)
  • Fuel overfill confinement tanks
  • Fuel filter water separator alarm (visual only)
  • All audible alarms ring at Pilothouse and Aft Deck


Home electronics---entertainment

Satellite system: KVH TracVision 4 Satellite TV tracking antenna system

Main Salon:

  • Automatic one-touch TV lift
  • 26" Toshiba 26AV502R 720p HD LCD TV mounted on telescoping adjustable mount within lift
  • BluRay/DVD player
  • DirecTV satellite TV receiver
  • VCR
  • Sony stereo with AM/FM
  • Sony 5-disc CD player
  • Sony cassette player
  • Sonus power amplifier
  • (2) pairs of speakers

Master Stateroom:

  • Fusion model AV600G stereo (AM/FM/CD/DVD)
  • 12VDC audio power amplifier
  • (1) pair of speakers with audio control

VIP Guest Stateroom:

  • (1) pair of speakers with audio control (driven by master stateroom audio)
  • Toshiba 22LV610U Combo 22” 720p LCD HDTV with built-in DVD
  • TV has access to DirecTV satellite receiver programming

Fwd V-Berth Stateroom:

  • (1) pair of speakers with audio control (driven by master stateroom audio)
  • Toshiba 19LV610U Combo 19” 720p LCD HDTV with built-in DVD player
  • TV has access to DirecTV satellite receiver programming

Galley, Pilothouse and Aft Deck:

  • Each area has 1 pair of speakers with independent volume control



  • Batteries, House Bank: (36x) 12VDC type D31M Optima Blue Top deep cycle batteries (75 A/H) wired in series/parallel to provide 24 VDC (total capacity 1350 amps/hours)
  • Batteries, Starting Bank: (6x) 12VDC type D31A Optima Yellow Top batteries (wired into 3 pairs, 1 pair for port engine, 1 pair for starboard engine and 1 pair for both generators)
  • Pro Mariner 24-Volt Alltech Series model Promatic 21-3 battery charger (engine batteries)
  • (2x) Pro Mariner 24-Volt Elite Series model Promatic 21-3 battery chargers (back up for house batteries, which charge off Trace Inverter battery chargers)
  • Statpower 12-Volt model Truecharge 10 battery charger (generators)
  • (2x) Newmar 50amp 24VDC to 12VDC converters (for electronics and Glendinning Cablemaster)
  • Newmar 35amp 24VDC to 12VDC converter (for Webasto diesel furnace)
  • Digital amp hour counter display for house batteries, at pilothouse
  • (2x) 20kW Fischer Panda generators
  • Fischer Panda generator remote interface at main salon
  • AC power frequency meter for generators, located in the engine room
  • (2x) Trace SW4024 4kW inverters (primary + backup)
  • Mastervolt 24-4000 220VAC 4kW inverter (dedicated supply for Grunert Sub-Zero freezer on aft deck)
  • Inverter remote control panel at main salon 24VDC panel
  • Glendinning Cablemaster shore power cord retractor, operated by toggle switch and/or remote control 
  • (2x) 50amp 220V AC shore power inputs, located aft at the port and stbd side of the cockpit
  • (2x) 12kW isolation transformers, one for each shore power cord input
  • Shaft grounding brushes, port and starboard
  • Interior lighting: 24VDC
  • Aft deck flood lighting: 24VDC
  • Engine room lighting: 24VDC and 110VAC
  • Fan for house battery bank
  • AC and DC panels in Salon



Hull & deck equipment
  • Teleflex single station power-assisted steering system
  • Aquadrive shaft system
  • Shaft spurs
  • Trim tabs
  • Naiad fin stabilizer system, with 9 sq ft fins and duplex engine-driven hydraulic pumps
  • Hydraulic bow thruster
  • Buell double trumpet air horns
  • Lofrans 15971 windlass with foot switches at bow, 24VDC
  • Anchor and rode
  • Fresh cold water faucet at bow
  • Fresh cold and hot water faucet at aft deck
  • Raw water wash down outlets at bow and cockpit
  • ACR spotlight (ACR-100) with twin bulbs, with control pad at Pilothouse
  • (2x) portable wing station controls, each includes: Mathers MMC engine control head and control button; ComNav autopilot jog/steer control; ComNav rudder angle display; bow thruster control
  • Forward wing control stations, port and starboard [receptacles for 2x portable wing station controls]
  • Aft wing control station, port and starboard [receptacles for 2x portable wing station controls]
  • Teak cockpit decks
  • Fiberglass side and foredecks
  • Varnished teak transom
  • Teak swim platform
  • Varnished teak caprail
  • Varnished teak brow
  • Stainless steel hardware, chocks, hawsers, cleats
  • Stainless steel handrails
  • Stainless steel fender racks on bow

Boat Deck:

  • Marquipt 1000/1500 hydraulic davit
  • Novurania 14' tender
  • Ideal refrigerator freezer, deck box style, 110VAC
  • 406 mHz EPIRB emergency beacon
  • Givens Buoy 6-person life raft
  • Fiberglass decking
  • Stainless steel safety rails
  • Ladder access to top of pilothouse, for antenna access
  • Floodlights

Aft Deck and Cockpit:

  • Two Corian-topped tables at aft deck w / filler insert
  • Bench seating at aft deck
  • Removable crab pot puller - mounts on deck. Includes special high current 12 VDC plug at aft deck
  • Cockpit fish cleaning station in cockpit
  • Maxwell 800 windlass with foot switch - cockpit
  • (4) 12VDC outlets for powering fishing reels
  • Rod holders
  • Dedicated storage for portable wing station 
  • Grunert deep freezer w/seating cushion
  • 24VDC fan (directs heat from engine room into aft seat box, for drying)
  • Floodlights
  • Engine room access
  • Glendinning Cablemaster system
  • Lazarette hatches: Bennett electric/hydraulic lift system
    • 14’ Novurania & equipment as follows;
    • 50HP Yamaha four stroke outboard
    • Digital depthsounder and digital compass
    • Furuno FCV620 fishfinder
    • Standard Horizon 155C GPS chartplotter
    • VHF radio
    • Electric spotlight
    • Bilge pump
    • Batteries: (3x) 12V group 27AGM batteries
    • Racor fuel/water separator 
    • Spare, portable gas container with built-in gauge
    • Outlets for reels and crab trap puller (12VDC)
    • Rod holders
    • Arch with GPS antenna, spotlight and VHF radio antenna
    • Fire extinguisher





Any and all personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed and included in the listing specifications reference above. Personal property may be all equipment or gear that is not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, Direct TV Receivers, recreational equipment, tools, and personal appliances. Pictures may depict owners personal property and are not meant to convey these items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Irwin Yacht Sales 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

 Jim Taylor    Cell 360-901-1293

Irwin Yacht Sales-Portland/Seattle

909 N Tomahawk Island DR. Suite 104

Portland, OR 97217

503-381-5467 Office

 Whether Buying or Selling---I Work For You !!

Contact Jim Taylor for an appointment or questions C: 360-901-1293