Marine Group - Emerald Coast
4851 Wharf Parkway, Suite D-224 P.O. Box 650
Orange Beach, Alabama, US, 36561
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2003 Grand Banks Eastbay HX

location icon Orange Beach, Alabama
Year 2003
Length 49 ft

2003 Grand Banks Eastbay HX w/Twin Caterpiller C-12, 700 HP-each


February 4, 2020 - Boat was sea trialed with Owner and Broker.

Broker Comments:  I was very impressed how quiet she was at all RPM'S. Also was impressed how flat she ran, most especially coming "out of the hole", I never lost sight of the water in front of me and at 5' 6" I am built low to the ground.  She had no problem turning her full RPM'S  and was exceptionally smooth at 26 knots and climbing! Very, very impressive boat and in awesome condition! Seller just dropped the price a third time....has his eyes on a smaller boat....first come, first serve! Please call on me direct if I can answer any questions.    

Owner will consider trade.



Year Built 2003
Category Power
Length Overall 49'11 ft
Beam 16'4 ft
Max Draft 4'4 ft
Cabins 2
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID GNDN0063F303
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 1,400 hp
Cruising Speed 22 kn
Maximum Speed 28 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 760 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 196 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 84 gal

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar
Model: C-12
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 700hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 5 Blade
Engine Hours: 1720
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar
Model: C-12
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 700hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 5 Blade
Engine Hours: 1720
Engine Location: Starboard

Perhaps the nicest 49 Eastbay HX available in the country and for all the right reasons starting with her C-12 Caterpillars, her floor plan below with a twin berth guest stateroom and the washer/dryer rare layout.  Close to a perfect 10 as they come!!  The previous owners had an amazing love affair for this boat and it shows!  And top her off with an impressive list of factory custom upgrades simply not found on others.  She's fresh, totally serviced and ready to fulfill her next owner's dreams!


Let's start right here:1st thing you notice is a custom 316 grade stainless steel framed cockpit sunshade, fixed-made to go wherever.  Great to keep the sun and rain out of the whole cockpit!  Teak deck, side steps going forward, giant center lazarette with stainless hydraulic gas struts.  Custom aluminum mounted bracket for up to an 8 HP outboard for your Dinghy.  

A large transom door access to the swim platform, below the platform is a Freedom Lift which was new in 2009 ($35,000), max lifting is 800 lbs.  She is remote controlled lift, and the lifting arms are removable when not in use-very nice feature!

Other features include:

  • Cockpit seating facing aft w/cushions in the shade! Complemented with designer cushions and throw pillows
  • Glendinning shore cord retractable system
  • Dockside phone and TV cable
  • Dockside water w/pressure regulator
  • Cockpit shower w/hot & cold fresh water cockpit camera system
  • Cockpit camera system
  • 2 cockpit hella/quartz lights w/dimmers
  • 6 stainless steel folding cleats - perfect for dingy and bumpers
  • Stainless swim ladder that folds flat on deck


Helm Deck

Up two steps through a custom fiberglass half door features EZ2CY enclosures including an amazing 90 degrees Lexan corners.

To starboard is the helm station w/controls, gauges, and CAT screens- all built in teak console.  Above are three separate panels w/more electronics.  To port is a custom chart flat, top-loading stowage locker and a complete dry bar below.  There are two forward facing double helms, custom teak companion seating covered in ultra leather w/stowage lockers below.

The entire helm deck flooring is covered in thick sundown laminated lead/foam noise reduction padding with tan carpet above - Super nice feature!!

Overhead is a solid fiberglass factory hard top w/360 degrees visibility and all high quality glass.  The glass is coated with aviation grade V-Cool film.  It reduces glare, UV factor, and keeps a huge amount of the heat outside!  Forward centerline vent, 3 overhead hatches w/screen and side sliding glass windows make this helm a breeze come true!

Without an issue in 2012, the owner had all of the windows removed and re-bedded including the factory seam supporting the entire hard top!

Other helm deck features:

  • 2-12,000 BTU A/C units
  • Weems & Plath quartz marine clock and barometer in brass cases
  • 3 Windshield wipers w/fresh water
  • Power control search light
  • Water maker remote control and monitor
  • Video monitor linked to sonar and camera system in cockpit and engine room
  • Standard CMP 25 watt VHF radio
  • ICOM M604 VHF
  • Ritchie magnetic compass
  • Glendinning electronic controls/synchronizer
  • Simrad AP-22 auto pilot
  • Rudder dial indicator
  • SIdepower electric bow thruster
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Furuno 1934C 64 mile radar
  • Furuno chart plotter w/Navnet C-Map
  • Garmin 5212 touchscreen GPS/Plotter (2009)
  • Computank electronic tank gauges for both fuel and both water tanks 2009-2011, spare sensors on board
  • Maxwell anchor windlass w/power breaker and remote control
  • Caterpillar ECM readouts (2) display all functions of engines including: load, history, fuel burn, range, and low idle RPM in docking 
Bow Deck and Equipment
  • Fresh water hose bib for wash downs with stainless ball valve; in starboard locker connected to deck side water
  • Maxwell electric anchor windlass, foot button controls
  • Bruce 20 KG (44#) galvanized plow anchor
  • 300' anchor chain marked at frequent intervals
  • Salt water chain wash down with dedicated heavy duty "Headhunter" Xcaliber pump
  • 5 blade propellers, computer balanced (2018)
  • 5 blade propellers, computer balanced (2018) spares
  • Full length "Sumbrella" toe-rail covers
  • White vinyl sun covers for side and forward windows
  • White "Sumbrella" covers for each hatch
  • White vinyl covers for inside of all EZ2CY enclosures
  • Mint green hull sides, white boot stripe
Below Features
  • Teak and holly decks throughout
  • Furtherest forward is the owners stateroom featuring a center-line queen walk-around island berth with stowage below.  Cedar hanging locker, teak bookshelves and a chart drawer compliments the hull sides, 15" Sharp LCD flat screen TV, Separate A/C system
  • Private ensuite head to port includes separate stand-up shower stall, sea land vaccu-flush fresh water electric head, stainless steel sink w/Corian counter tops
Guest Stateroom
  • To port features upper and lower twin berths
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • 2 Stainless ports and an overhead hatch w/blackout shade and screen
  • 15" flat screen TV

Opposite to starboard is the guest head with:

  • Separate shower stall
  • Fresh water head
  • Stainless Sink
  • Corian counter tops

Washer and separate dryer are located in the companionway locker- the best layout offered.

Galley and Dinette


To port is the galley, starboard is the dining salon.

Galley features Corian counter tops with teak varnished fiddler rails, with an impressive amount of stowage above and below counter.

Features include:

  • 2 top loading sliding drawer units: one refrigerator, one freezer
  • Top loading 12 VT chiller compartment that can be used as a refrigerator or turned down to freeze
  • Princess 3 burner ceramic top stove with oven below
  • Sharp convection microwave oven
  • Seagull carbon filtered drinking water spigot


  • Tan ultra leather u-shaped dining settee to starboard w/full stowage below seating
  • A Hi-Lo teak pedistal table with deep leaves and inset stowage compartments
  • Entertainment center forward includes:  20" Sharp LCD flat screen TV, Stereo, DVD, DirecTV from Sat TV
Mechanical - Engine Space

2 Caterpillar C-12, 700 HP each w/ZF gears.  Port engine 1700 hrs, majored by Caterpillar in 2012 at 1200 hrs.  Starboard engine 1720 hrs

  • Delta T engine room exhaust vents
  • Flexible "Quiet Ride" engine mounts
  • 2 "Shaft Shark" shaft line cutters
  • Duel Racor fuel filters for both Mains and single Gen-Set
  • 12VT oil change system
  • Custom fuel polishing system
  • 4 Cruise air reverse cycle A/C units, 48,000 total BTU
  • Sea Recovery Aqua Matic 1400-2 water maker, 60 GPH Unit w/auto flush and remote monitoring at helm 2009; Unit was pickled, drained, and flushed on 02/10/2019, plus unit has 20 original hours.
  • Dual fresh water pumps, hard plumbed with valves and breaker switch to change on the go; spare third pump onboard
  • Hot water heater, 20 gallons 110 VT and runs through engine heat exchanger - NICE!!!
  • Dripless saft seals
  • Spare props are 5 blade, 5 blade props on shafts
  • Westerbeke 12.5 diesel gen-set 1900 hrs, sound shield; Rebuilt w/sounddown material (2011)
  • Mastervolot mass "Combi" 12/4000 watt inverter/charger (2010)
  • Masterbuilt 12/130 Amp alternator, original onboard as spare 
  • 2 Kyocera KD-135 watt solar panels on cabin top linked to electrical system (2009)
  • 6 Mastervolt high efficiency AGM house bank batteries, total Amp 1,200
  • 2 HD-Gel cell 12 Vt engine start batteries
  • 1 HD-Gel cell 12 Vt Gen-Set batteries
  • Dedicated 12 Vt 180 Amp battery for bow thruster with separate charger
  • All light fixtures converted to LED fixtures and bulbs
Broker Comments

February 4, 2020: Boat was sea trialed with owner and broker.

I was very impressed how quiet she was at all RPMs. Also impressed how flat she ran, most especially coming "out of the hole".  I never lost sight of the water in front of me and at 5'6" I am built low to the ground.  She had no problem turning her RMPs and was exceptionally smooth at 26 knots and climbing!  Very, very impressive boat and in awesome condition!  Seller just dropped the price a third time; has his eyes on a smaller boat.  First come, first serve!  Please call me direct if I can answer any questions  Jim Greene @ 251-747-0468.



The Company 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

For more details and to schedule a viewing, contact the listing broker Jim Greene at (251)747-0468.