Ian McGhie
Stan Miller Yachts
245 N. Marina Drive
Long Beach, CA, US
Office: 562-598-9433
Mobile: (562) 505-3502

1995 Grand Banks 49 Motoryacht
Boat Type: Cruiser Address: Marina Del Rey, CA, US Price: $449,500


Simply put this is the best built and equipped aft cabin motoryacht currently on the market. This very capable Lugger powered offshore cruising yacht is in beautiful condition and ready for her next voyage.

The Grand Banks 49 Motor Yacht can be distinguished from the original 49 Classic by her raised aft deck platform (the Classic has full walkaround decks and a trunk cabin profile). "ANAM CARA" is a one-of-a-kind 49' Grand Banks and is a must see. She was originally built for a cruising couple with live aboard capabilities and occasional guests. She has been continually upgraded to the highest of standards, with recent service to all machinery, including Northern Lights generator. The down galley & convertible dinette arrangement located below allows for a more spacious main salon. The full beam luxurious master stateroom gives her a notably roomy interior but also benefits from a wonderful entertainment platform on the aft deck just a few steps down from the flying bridge. This along with the power, sturdiness and comfort that makes her a Grand Banks, only adds to any owners experience.


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Grand Banks Vessel Name: ANAM CARA
Model: 49 Motoryacht Boat Type: Cruiser
Year: 1995 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Power Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Marina Del Rey, CA, US Designer: Ken Smith
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 49 ft - 14.94 meter Draft - max: 5 ft 1 in - 1.55 meter
LOA: 56 ft 2 in - 17.12 meter Bridge Clearance: 26 ft 3 in - 8 meter
Beam: 15 ft 5 in - 4.7 meter Dry Weight: -


Make: Lugger Engine Type: Inboard
Model: L-6125A Drive Type:
Engine(s): 2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 3049 Horsepower: 460 (Individual), 920 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 12 MPH - 10.43 KTS Max Speed: 17 MPH - 14.77 KTS
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 1000 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: 50 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 525 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 2 Crew Cabins: 1
Total Berths: 2 Crew Berths: 1
Total Sleeps: 1 Crew Sleeps: 1
Total Heads: 2 Crew Heads: 1
Captains Cabin: -    


Vessel Walkthrough

As you enter the vessel, either midship starboard or from the rear raised deck, you are welcomed into a warm roomy salon with custom teak tables, seating in a dark blue leather, two custom barrel chairs, and a custom built entertainment center. Forward to port and down three steps you have the open and airy U-shaped galley with custom built-in refrigerators and freezer, and to starboard is the cozy raised dinette that also converts to sleep an additional two. Aft of the salon and down three stairs there is a private office space and walk in closet. There is also a complete lower helm with a custom folding helm seat to starboard, all combining to make the interior of this vessel an inviting area for enjoying the family or entertaining guests.

Forward you will find the guest stateroom with large V-berth (84" long x 34" wide) and custom bedding & window treatments. There are plenty of bookshelves, drawers, hanging lockers and extensive underfloor storage. The guest stateroom also has a private head with separate stall shower, Corian countertops, a vanity mirror and built-in electric hairdryer.

The Master stateroom has a comfortable queen berth (81" x 61") with a custom mattress and bedding, two night stands and a TV and stereo system and a 12,000 BTU reverse cycle air-conditioning and heat unit. You also have plenty of storage space and a hanging locker. The private Master ensuite head has a large stall bath/shower, Corian counters, vanity mirror, built in hair dryer and a tub. The washer/dryer is conveniently located in the side lockers.

The vessel also has the comfort of heat and air conditioning thru out. With stand up headroom in the engine room with excellent light, ventilation and access to all machinery with designated space for tools and additional spare parts.


The salon can be accessed by either the aft deck which is the preferred "protected" entrance while in rough seas or from starboard entry via the side deck at the helm station.

The Salon has been completely remodeled with new teak paneling and has a telescoping TV in a custom entertainment center. There are two custom stools, with added storage under the cushions, two custom barrel chairs and custom woven shades. The salon area is also equipped with a DirecTV satellite receiver and a Denon 7 channel sound stereo receiver with sub woofer and a Sony CD/DVD player.

Forward on the port side is a breakfast counter which faces the galley, and across to starboard is the lower helm station with a fold down helm seat and navy blue leather upholstered cushion.

  • 81.6" headroom in salon
  • Marine Aire Systems 28,000 btu air conditioning & heat
  • Solid teak parquet sole throughout
  • Bound & backed designer carpet
  • Designer retractable blinds
  • Leather settee


The significant advantages of a Grand Banks down galley is the generous working space with natural light and excellent of counter space. The refrigeration system is of the highest quality and big. With two Grunert stacked boxes in addition a top-loading Grunert holding plate freezer box cleverly hidden in the galley sole. A generous double sink, various cabinets of all sizes additional halogen lights in the overhead, built-in teak storage for glassware, a teak spice rack, 2 top loading dry lockers, and a pullout trash compartment.

  • (2) Grunert large upper/lower holding plate refrigerators & Freezer in floor
  • Force Ten propane 4 burner stove with oven
  • Custom installed Goldstar microwave oven
  • Intercom
  • Dish pantry locker
  • Large porcelain sinks with upgraded Grohe faucet
  • U-Line ice Maker
  • Central Vacuum System
  • AquaPurd inline water filtration system
  • Brewmatic built in coffee machine
  • Corian countertops
  • Black & Decker toaster oven
  • (2) 12V cooling fan
  • Whirlpool washer & dryer


The flybridge is large and entirely covered with an extended Bimini top with stainless frame. There is a Venturi windshield and a custom stainless radar arch, and plenty of seating on comfortable custom twin U-shaped settees. The tables are varnished teak as are the cup holders. There is a full-sized top loading freezer mounted and encased in an insulated thermal jacket, a large storage area underneath the dash and each settee, upholstered swivel Pompanette helm chairs, stainless steel rails including grab rails and deck level rope lighting.

Electronics & Navigation Equipment
  • Mathers Micro commander engine controls
  • 6" Danforth compass
  • Furuno 48 mile radar
  • SeaTreck Digital depth sounder
  • Furuno Color FCV 50/200 fathometer
  • SeaTreck Digital knot meter
  • Barometer
  • Garmin GMI-10 wind indicator bundle
  • SGC Multi Band SSB Radio
  • ICOM VHF M-127
  • ICOM VHF M-802
  • Garmin GMI-10 & GMI-20 displays
  • Simrad AP-28 autopilot
  • Furuno MFD 12 12.1 NAVNET 3D Multi function displays (2) 
  • Funruno NAV/Tec C Map System (as back up)
  • 4 station stereo with speakers on the FB
  • Radar Reflector
  • Satellite TV
  • Satellite connections
  • Furuno FA 50 Class B AIS System

Electrical System
  • 4 Life line 12v 8D batteries (house bank)
  • 2 Lifeline 12V 8D batteries (start bank)
  • 12V DC electrical system
  • 110V AC electrical system
  • Victron 12/50 battery charger
  • Headhunter X caliber fresh water pump with secondary back up pump
  • Seaward 19 gal hot water heater
  • 20kW Northern Lights M844L generator (5665 hours)
  • Dockside electrical cables
  • Magnum 2812 inverter / charger

Deck and Hull
  • 4 bladed 29" Diameter 27" Pitch Stone Marine bronze propellers
  • Aquamet 22 stainless steel propeller shafts 2" diameter
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Bruce with 5/16" HT chain
  • CQR Anchor (not rigged)
  • Fortress Stern Anchor (not rigged)
  • MAGMA stainless steel barbecue
  • (2) Yeti coolers
  • Swim ladder
  • Lofrans Falkon 12V Anchor Windlass (3 stations)
  • Dinghy Davit with 12V Winch Drive
  • 2001 Avon Seasport 360 DLX 40 hp Yamaha
  • Bow pulpit w/ rails
  • Spreader lights
  • Search lights
  • Docking lights
  • Navigation lights
  • Wesmar Bow Thruster
  • Wesmar hydraulic stabilizer
  • Bennett hydraulic V-351 trim tabs
  • Swim platform
  • Hot & cold stern deck shower
  • Freshwater wash down system
  • Fenders with lines
  • Personal flotation devices
  • Coast Guard safety package
  • Mooring covers

Grunert Refrigeration

A Grunert Refrigeration holdover system is not like your common household refrigerator. The availability of 110 volt power is limited on a boat therefore, the refrigerator is not capable of cycling on and off everytime the door is opened allowing cold air to escape and the air temperature to increase. Holdover refrigeration enables you to "maintain" box temperatures over a period of time.
For instance, imagine the holdover plate as being a large sponge, but instead of absorbing water, it absorbs heat. The holdover plate is sized so that it can continuously absorb heat while the condenser is off. Once the holdover plate has absorbed it's capacity in heat (larger plates have more BTU capacity), the condenser needs to cycle on to remove the heat. All Grunert holdover plates are filled with a eutectic solution that maintains the same temperature through the duration of its holdover period. The freezer plates are frozen at 0 degrees Fahrenheit and the refrigerator plate freezes at 26 degrees Fahrenheit. The refrigerator or freezer's box temperature will be approximately 10 degrees higher than the plate temperature. The condenser needs to run about 1 to 1.5 hours to completely remove the heat in the eutectic solution.

Lugger L6125A (460hp)

Whether you go boating to make a living or live to go boating, you want the engine that gives you the best return on investment. A diesel with low life-cycle costs.
The 6125A is such an engine. It pays high dividends of performance, reliability, long life and low operating costs. It is designed to give you more value per dollar than any other diesel engine.
The 6125A produces 460hp and over 1200 pounds of prop twisting torque. This high torque power comes from big cubic inch displacement. There is no need for over-sized fuel injectors, multi-circuit cooling systems or high RPM settings. In fact, with 674 cid (11 Liters) the 6125 has more cubes than many of its competitors. It's 1.4-2.1 cid per HP ratios are conservative to promote long engine life and its maximum RPM is 2300 instead of 2500 or 2800.
Only a Lugger has the features it takes to give you high performance without sacrificing engine life, onboard comfort or fuel economy.
Nodular cast iron pistons with oil spray cooling. Wet, replaceable cylinder liners. Individual, four valve cylinder heads. Freshwater aftercooler. Liquid cooled turbo. Engine and gear oil coolers. Bosch type injection. VDO instrumentation. The list goes on and on so your Lugger will run on and on.
Fuel is your largest operational expense. It makes sense to minimize it. The 6125A's SFC (specific fuel consumption rate) goes as low as 0.355 lbs/hp/hr. That's how an engineer says "Saves big bucks at the fuel dock". Compare a Luggers SFC with any engine in its class. And remember, lowering the SFC by only one tenth of a pound per horsepower could save you thousands of fuel dollars over the life of the engine.
Extremely compact for its displacement and power, a 6125 will fit in a tight engine room. Unlike a wall to wall vee engine, its inline design makes it easy to service.
A Lugger is a four cycle (4 stroke) diesel engine. It's quieter and cleaner than a two stroke diesel. Individual isolated valve covers, liquid cooled turbo, crankshaft dampener, even the blocks design, all work to reduce noise and vibration. The Lugger 125 series are the only engines in their class with cast nodular iron pistons. This metallurgical break through gives Luggers performance, life and efficiency advantages over engines with one and two piece aluminum pistons. -Equal thermal expansion of the piston and liner allows a closer fit between them. Power loss past rings is reduced. -Keystone shaped compression ring reduces carbon build-up during light load operation. -Iron is stronger than aluminum. This allows the top compression crown minimizing the combustion dead zone and increasing efficiency. Ring inserts are not needed. -Iron transfers heat evenly for longer life. -Dual circuit piston oil cooling allows higher combustion temperatures for more power output per c.i.d., less exhaust smoke and more efficient use of fuel. -Massive wrist pins for strength -Light weight. The 6125 piston weighs only 6.5 lbs. That's less than aluminum pistons used in some competitive engines. -One piece design. It can't come apart and destroy the engine like a two piece piston.

  • 1. Liquid cooled, iron exhaust manifold
  • 2. Individual four valve cylinder heads. Valves can be adjusted without disturbing fuel lines.
  • 3. Cast expansion tank with 90/10 cupro-nickel heat exchanger core.
  • 4. Easily accessible seawater pump.
  • 5. Thermostatically controlled stainless steel lube oil cooler.
  • 6. Spin-on coolant conditioner-filter.
  • 7. Freshwater aftercooler
  • 8. Bosch-type inline injection pump with manual prime pump
  • 9. ZF Transmissions with 1.972:1 ratio

Estimated Lugger Performance

Speeds and consumption data are best estimates only and not guaranteed. American Marine Dealer Information Booklet June 2004

  • 1600 rpm 10 knots 11 gallons per hour
  • 1800 rpm 13 knots 18 gallons per hour
  • 1900 rpm 14.5 knots 21 gallons per hour
  • 2000 rpm 15.8 knots 25 gallons per hour
  • 2100 rpm 17.2 knots 29 gallons per hour
  • 2200 rpm 18.4 knots 34 gallons per hour

Recent work
  • Bottom Paint
  • Wesmar stabilizers serviced
  • Replaced 6 AGM 8D batteries
  • Fiberglass waxed
  • Exterior teak varnished
  • Teak decks resealed

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.


Location Map

Ian McGhie
Stan Miller Yachts
245 N. Marina Drive
Long Beach, CA, US
Office: 562-598-9433
Mobile: (562) 505-3502