“Chessie” is a well-maintained 1991 Grand Banks 46 in Deltaville, VA. She is a 2 stateroom Classic model and has had the teak lower decks removed in favor of low maintenance painted fiberglass decks with off-white non-skid. The flybridge still has teak underfoot but this was completely replaced with new teak in 2019.
Powered by the dependable and fuel-efficient Caterpillar 3208 TA 375 HP motors which had their heads replaced and major refurbishment done in 2015/16. Chessie cruises at 10 knots sipping around 7 to 8 gallons per hour and is capable of 14 knots at wide open throttle. (Note that this boat has the original tanks)
With more than 200 Grand Banks 46 Classics built, (Chessie is #98), and with two basic layouts offered during the years of production, the builder perfected its interior construction. Grand Banks yachts are known for their quality wood joinery. While exterior teak is restricted to cap rails and decks, the cabin inside glows with warm wood. Parquet sole and teak cabinetry is of the highest caliber, and has furniture-quality finish and craftsmanship. The interior offers abundant stowage in lockers and drawers. The warm glow of natural wood is tempered and accentuated by white surfaces and headliners — and large windows allow plenty of natural light and a view around the entire boat. Visibility from the lower helm is excellent, and there is plenty of space for electronics and charts. Noise levels at the lower helm are low, allowing normal conversation at cruise speeds. Doors to port and starboard allow easy access to side decks and the salon provides comfortable & plentiful seating with excellent views.